Saturday, December 01, 2007

A new game from Parkour Brothers

Parkour is an emerging urban activity in which participants run, jump, bounce and otherwise hurl themselves around the city, careening off buildings, sliding on rails, gliding over fences, etc. It's all about getting from Point A to Point B as quickly and efficiently as possible and was featured in the latest Bond flick, Casino Royale.

Here's what happens when you combine Parkour and the timeless game of Tag:



The origins of parkour lie deep in escape psychophysiology -- the psychology and physics of our flight mechanism, which I think is why I find it strangely appealing.

The notion of "What would I do if...?" is one that passes through my mind a lot, and I often wonder what I would do if bad guys were after me. While the answer is currently quite clear ("I would curl up in the fetal position and whimper a little."), I do envision a future where I'd be able to take off and make a good go of it if ever confronted by, say, zombies or werewolves.

Or, you know, Republicans.

3 comments:

Arlo said...

Um, no tagbacks.

Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Deep down inside, I couldn't help wanting to see one of them get smashed by a a bus or fall from a building... I know it's wrong, but that would have been hilarious! On another note, I was disappointed in the soundtrack. I think that Waylon Jennings' "Good Ole Boys" would have been much more entertaining and respectful to the true roots of the chase scene - The Dukes of Hazzard! Of course, they would have needed to wreck 14 police cars and jump 6 things with an orange Charger - which was required in every six minutes of each episode. :-)

JJ

SSS said...

Haha! Or Luke Duke shooting some exploding arrows at something. Or Roscoe with his mechanical stop-sign trap.