Friday, July 14, 2006


Person to jump off bridge with me. Only genuine applicants need apply.


Blogger Quietman said...

Ok, are you having a bad day at work or is this some kind of early-life crisis?

In either case, I'm washing my hair that day. Sorry.

12:32 pm  
Blogger Stegbeetle said...

All kinds of questions spring to mind, the chief amongst which is "Why are you doing this?"

1:56 pm  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

I photographed that bridge once, when they were building it. DId you know the joints are held together with Araldite?

Jumping off it is definitely not a good suggestion, however. If suicide is your intent, I'd suggest a little research. Jumping off bridges HURTS, and doesn't necessarily finish the job. Check out the San Francisco Bay Bridge as an example: you'd think that'd be foolproof, but they're always fishing half dead people out of the Pacific. Of course, the North Sea is also colder, which only makes it worse.

There's another reason, too. We'd miss you. We like you. It wouldn't be right. Not right at all.

(Please ignore me if it's just some weird kind of bungee jump thing you're talking about. In which case, rather you than me...)

4:43 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

i'll come and watch...

what's the cause?

6:34 pm  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I concur with Mark. And if it is just for fun, wait for your son to return so that you can do it together...that way, if it is fatal...well, it's just easier that way. :)

7:53 pm  
Blogger St Jude said...

Where and when? It's years since I did a bit of bridge dangling, and you can't beat an absail of a bridge.

9:11 pm  
Blogger St Jude said...

Erm, just clicked the link... Humber bridge would that be? Oh what the hell. If you're serious then let me know.

9:14 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

No jumping off bridges for me. I have this thing about heights.

I could gently step off a curb with you. Would that do?

9:50 pm  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Now that's a poetic line Pam - damn near Burt Bacharach-like. And I'm not being snide or sarcastic, and much as that's the norm fo rme . . .

1:40 am  
Blogger delcatto said...

Abseiling...great fun but I'll have to pass on that.
I too could step gently off a kerb but my abseiling days are long gone.

Insert the words: custard and cowardly!

8:42 am  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Fear not! Suicide is not on my 'To Do' list at present, at least nowhere near the top 200 so I'm likely to be hanging around for a a while yet, although in the unlikely event I should ever get close to completing the preceding 199 items, I'll be sure to research all the available methods thoroughly - thanks for the tip, Mark :-/

It's the Humber Bridge's 25the Jubilee celebrations this weekend and they've organised loads of events to mark the occasion.

I really fancy having a go at the zip-line they've set up, or the abseil from the top of the south tower, but I want to watch someone I know and love, to do it first so I can reassure myself that they don't die in the process. Jack's away and nobody else who knows me loves me enough to do it.

I like your mettle, Judy. I think we might be able to cokme up with a mutually beneficial cause, perhaps on a slow post week. I'll be in touch. x

10:36 am  
Blogger Kate said...

Phew, breathing a sigh of relief, I though it had all got too much for you then.

Good luck if you decide to go ahead. I would like to join in, but Mr Blogs is scared of heights and would die a thousand deaths at the thought. He get jittery when I stand on a chair to change a light bulb.

12:10 pm  
Blogger Kate said...

ps: I might tell him I am considering it, just for a laugh (evil chuckle)

12:11 pm  
Blogger Melora said...

I love that picture in the link of the bridge in the cloudy foggy stuff, but IRL I don't even like driving over bridges. Good luck!

1:17 pm  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Would this by any chance be sponsored by Lloyds of London?

In the words of Louis B Meyer,"include me out!"

I do not possess the daredevil gene and therefore I see no logic in jumping off of a perfectly good bridge.
Good luck and check your harness twiiiiiiiiiiiiiccee!!!!!

4:45 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

Cherry, It's not that I don't love you enough to do it - actually it is isn't it. Sorry to be such a dissappointment to you.

6:20 pm  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...


Even I know my own limitations, and I've done the gravitational acceleration and kinetic energy calculations to know it would be pretty gruesome if I did it with you (abseiling, I mean), but there is a return engagement at my blog since you missed it last week. It might cure you of these notions of aerial freedom . . . or it might inspire you to hit that bridge without a rope and harness . . . . .

12:45 pm  
Blogger Anna said...

I did a 170ft abseil for the British Red Cross a few years ago, it was great fun!

Go for it!

6:53 pm  
Blogger Seany said...

I watched some of the footage on Look North tonight and that made me feel bad enough. Think I'll stick to pursuits at my own level (low as it may be!)

9:49 pm  
Anonymous Beki said...

I'd love to do something like that...just a bit of fear in the way!

11:52 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

I once saw on TV a group of so-called dare-devils who swung themselves off a bridge.

Their bungee cord-like giant rope snapped...and then so did the neck of one of the women on the jump and several assorted bones of several of the others.

I think one died.

But who cares about that? You're probably going to be harnessed to the hilt. If you fly me over, I'll do it!

3:53 am  
Blogger Carmenzta said...

Sorry, I have a bad back, you know.

3:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am well up for jumping off the humber bridge and for that fact anything else really,with a bungee cord of course so get in touch and lets go contact me at

7:34 pm  

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