Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I'll Not Jump on this Bandwagon

Sometimes I think I read the newspaper so I can keep up with trends. How else to know what has "captured the imagination, mind and heart" of ordinary people? In today's Wall Street Journal I read about obstacle races that require people to sign "death Waivers".

Some of the tasks require walking through waist high mud, leaping through burning coals, jumping into pools of ice, crawling under barb wire, passing through dangling electric wires "some carrying 10,000 volts of electric shock", and whatever else is arduous.

Participation includes some hidden fees—insurance for medical expenses incurred while participating. So far no has died.

Two of the major obstacle courses project that 800,000 people will partake in their events. I'll not add my name to that number.


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