Bad judgment lives at the confluence of ignorance and fear.
Not that most folks notice.
I direct you to an astoundingly popular activity that involves a carnie strapping you and a friend into a device intended to shoot you into the sky. It then allows you to drop at the speed of gravity, before boinging you back upward again, albeit to a slightly lower altitude this time.
That cycle repeats a time or two until the ride operator allows the structure you’re held in to descend to the ground. Safe at last.
This ride is tremendously popular. It exists in various tourist-rich places around the country under a variety of names. The cost can be as little as $25 for a single person to ride one time — $25 for a one-minute thrill. [Read more…]