Sweetie, let’s take the big plunge!

August 29, 2007

Well, here’s one of my recurring nightmares. Not getting married – that was great – but standing out on the ledge of a tall building. I’d rather ride in a gyrocopter, or visit that new Grand Canyon skywalk.

Anyway, these two people both work as exterior cleaners of tall buildings, so they decided to incorporate rappelling into their ceremony, because like they don’t get enough of that on regular days. You’ll note in the caption below we’re careful to mention that the groom is the one on the right, just in case you’re confused about which is which.

Anyway, I’ve avoided using most of the tempting references – marriage is a big step, they don’t rappel each other, and so on, so feel free to use those in your comments.

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Jiang Dezhang (R), 27, kisses his bride Tie Guangju, 26, while rappelling from a building during their wedding ceremony in Kunming, China, August 28, 2007. REUTERS

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How about “Here’s to FALLING in love”! ;)

Damn, I didn’t even think of that one…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

The minister was in a gyrocopter?

It’s all downhill from here.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Does this Swiss seat make my butt look fat?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

He couldn’t resist the gleam in her crystal-clean eyes. Maybe she was high on ammonia but clearly, it was a marriage made in Heaven.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Sorry, Robert. Sometimes, it just flows forth from some uncouth spring.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

And now, to present the nominees for Dorkiest Moment of 2007 Mr. Bill Gates.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

The Wind Beneath My Wings. Good choice.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Ten minutes for lunch and to get married. Harsh. Get a better company.

Oh, right. China.

Sorry.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

This marriage will prove to be one big pane after another.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Jiang confessed he was suicidal. Tie asked Jiang if he was sure he was ready to go for a tumble. The rest is history.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

One case of Miller High Life was a funny wedding gift. Seventy four, not so much.

The toaster was nice.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Okay, Physics 101 class, settle down. Let’s assuming the terminal velocity of a bridal bouquet is 64 miles per hour. The air being impacted at 64 miles per hour is exerting equal force to the boquet, which we will assume weighs 2 pounds, so we know that the air exerts 2 pounds of force upward on the boquet. Using e=1/2mv^2, we know that at 32 miles per hour the boquet exerts, not 1 pound of force, but 1/2 pound of force.
Please write the integral equation that demonstrates velocity versus time and solve for:
1) the time at which the boquet reaches terminal velocity
– and -
2) whether boquet, dropped from an initial height of 135 feet and assuming all girls have a height of exactly 5 ft, whether the head wound resulting from a missed catch should be expected to cause no harm, injury or sudden death.

Show your work.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive