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September 6, 2009

Blog Guy, I saw a Reuters shot of this guy doing a Superman leap in diving competition in Switzerland this weekend, and he looked a lot like you. I guess we shouldn’t expect a new blog post tomorrow?

Several readers asked this. First off, if you’ve read my various posts about heights, you know that I oppose doing anything from an altitude, especially jumping from it.

Now, this guy is diving from a 26-meter platform, which is about 85 feet. Since that’s higher than six inches off the ground, that wouldn’t be me in the photo.

If for some reason it WAS me, I wouldn’t be posing like Superman. I’d look like a cartoon character with eyes bulging two feet out of my head, squealing like a castrato.

Lastly, unlike most blogs and liquor stores, I’m always open. There’s new stuff every day, including Labor Day. So come on back for a visit and bring your friends.

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Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic does the Superman dive from the 26 meter platform during round seven of the Red Bull Cliff Diving series in Sisikon, Switzerland September 5, 2009. REUTERS/Romina Amato

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Thank you, Blog Guy. The country will be able to relax this weekend knowing that you’re on the job.

Blog Guy … Keeping the country safe from seriousness. One post at a time.

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive

The physique gave it away for me.

Posted by T | Report as abusive

Wow, Bob, you’re my hero <>

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

::adoring sigh::

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

Oh Yeah? Well get this. One year, not only did I work on Labor day but it was a Labor day that was also my birthday, which is Sept. 7

Posted by some guy whose Birthday is today | Report as abusive

Robert, I knew this wasn’t you… the dorky smile on this guy’s face says it all: he doesn’t have an iota of your sense of humour and your intelligen… sorry, take that back… sorry, take that back too…

Well, I guess I’m trying to say if you’re jumping from 26 meters up in a Superman suit your brain must be showing the consequences of too much diving from dangerous heights head-first!! And you don’t exhibit many of those cosnequences, so… no dorky smile when jumping off a cliff from you! Reassuring, really!

Posted by M | Report as abusive