Felix Baumgartner is my new hero. I was skeptical but now I eat my words. The most amazing thing that any person has ever done! #livejump— KateBoyce-Miles (@Mararda10) October 14, 2012
Take a bow #felix that is easily one of the greatest achievements in human history! #edgeofspace #LiveJump #whatdidyoudotoday— Chris Wilson (@chris14wilson) October 14, 2012
Watching #Felix jump from almost 128,000ft was one of the most incredible things i've ever seen! #livejump #goosebumps— Leah Wilcock (@LeahWilcock) October 14, 2012
Thank you for telling me about #livejump. By far one of the most intense things I've ever witnessed!— Mercyful Kate (@VoiceOfTheSoul) October 14, 2012
Felix is now an Austrian Hero. And World Hero. #livejump— DJ Series (@SERIEStheDJ) October 14, 2012
Watching Felix falling back to Earth reminded me just what makes Humans an amazing species - truly awe inspiring #livejump #felixbaumgartner— 3DM (aka Marc) (@3DM_Arts) October 14, 2012
What a bunch of retards.
A hero, really?! Just why exactly? For failing a suicide attempt? Or for promoting and being paid by a company that sells poison for doing something he enjoys doing professionally anyway? Truth is, #Felix is an ordinary adrenaline junkie (addict), and there is absolutely nothing heroic, less even courageous about this stunt. It's been done 50 years ago; it was a walk in the park today.
And let me tell you about how incredible, amazing, and intense the streaming of the event was. The leap itself occupied just some 6 minutes of the stream. First half of the 7-hour session looked exactly like this:
|Some boring, still image of the launch site near Roswell.|
The other half comprised of inside the capsule view, capsule rear view (i.e. the ground), Joe Kittinger farting, and a split-screen mix thereof. OMG FUN! Eight million tuned-in idiots.
The whole debacle, especially the people around the world singing epic praise, remind me of this recent demotivator.
|An idiot daily risking his life versus a true hero of the masses.|
It's actually sad how increasingly emotionally retarded society is.
The most amazing thing we will ever see in our lifetime, well done Felix, absolutely fantastic!! #livejump— Gary Chandler (@GaryChandler67) October 14, 2012
Massive respect to Red Bull. A brand that rightfully gives wings to dreams & pushes limits. #livejump— Devesh Agarwal (@BLRAviation) October 14, 2012
I take only slight solace in knowing that I'm part of the minority who wished the organizers had filled Felix's backpack with parade confetti and had him drink a can of Red Bull instead.