a few days ago too.
The whole thing just pisses me off; both the incident itself and the way it's presented. The iMovie trailer bullshit is only the coup de grace. To reuse my own material:
The amount of dumb going on in this video is off the charts.
TOO MUCH WIND - Probably not.
TOO CLOSE TO THE BEACH - Probably, yes.
WITH POWER LINES - Definitely too close.
AND A BEGINNER - Why are you at this beach? WHO'S IDEA WAS THIS!?!?! Oh.
HOW TO ELECTROCUTE A KITE - More like: HOW TO FRY A FINN
The best part: No personal responsibility or appreciation of the gravity of the situation. The video could have been useful as an example of what can happen when we make poor decisions, "Hey guys, I almost killed myself by making some bad choices. Here's what I did wrong, and here's what happened. Think about these things when you go out."
Instead we get: "There was too much wind! The beach was too close! Who put those power lines there?! Kite go zap! Hahahaha! Benjamin Franklin!"
This is a sport which demands discipline and personal responsibility in order to have dangerous fun in a safe way. This video demonstrates none of that. There's only one worthwhile take-away: Don't be this guy--especially not with the glasses.
I'm sure this Lare is a nice dude; but shit like this only tells me someone needs to slap some sense into him. Can anyone in Borcay do that for me?
Maybe I'm just curmudgeonly and spiteful 'cause it's cold here in the great white north and seeing idiots enjoying idyllic surroundings is too much to bear.