“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” The Dude
Well done! That was ballsy, even though they really do fall pretty consistently as planned when you do it right. Without any wind, it's hard not to drop them within a couple degrees of your target, and since the obstacles were all close to the base, it would have to be way off to hit anything. He had about a 20 degree window of safety. Still, I would have hired someone just to avoid responsibility. Then, I could say what I just did, pretending that I would have done it right. In fact, if had done it, it would fell into a neat stack of firewood, all exactly 18" in length, with the kindling separated and sorted by diameter. That's just how I lumberjack.
Was the last thing he said, 'let's get out of here'? I thought for sure it was going to crash into the house. Sixty fooled me.My hat is off to Rabel.
Something like that builds suspense. Once you start watching it, you can't stop. The guy had a lot of self confidence. That's the necessary first step needed to acquire hubris.
I knew it was going to be this video before I saw it. Do I win? What do I win?
There is a whole bunch of videos out there of chainsaw failures, where the buildings, power lines and lumberjacks come out on the losing side.
I don't know what was more impressive, the tree falling through the gap as it did or the two men casually reckoning together, tip-tapping and standing there as if lives and buildings weren't at stake.
William, It's good to see you here more often. You are a valuable asset.
Wow, Rabel, pretty obvious this isn't the first time you've done this. I'm happy that this video didn't wind up on the list Allen mentioned.
Lest anyone misunderstand, that is not actually a video of Rabel, rather one that I found on YouTube. The tree he cut down was much larger.
Over a million views.
Yep, I'm the misunderstander. Didn't have my window centered and the 1M views thing wasn't showing. My first cuppa coffee hadn't kicked in. The furnace hadn't warmed my house yet. Oh well, I'll still let Rabel be king of the lumberjacks.
You know how Groucho Marx would walk across a scene bent over and holding his cigar in his hand. That's me this morning. Except for the cigar.
It's a good look. Needs moar greasepaint.
You can smell the testosterone as soon as that video begins playing.
You can smell the testosterone as soon as that video begins playing.You can, only it's the quiet understated kind that packs a memorable and unexpected surprise. Sort of like the skunk's version of control and effectiveness while meandering around poking here and there and taking care of business, as opposed to a flashier show of roars, claws and teeth, with the end result being a million plus responses of "Wow!".
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