Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.

8/5/08

Some Great Driving

I found this video which must be a mix of a couple of silent movies. Babe Ruth is featured in part of this classic film featuring what must be an early 20th century New York.



As I was watching this, two other driving videos came to mind. The first one features an F1 driver careening through the streets of Paris in 1976. It is a short film made by Claude Lelouch called C'├ętait un Rendez-vous. Supposedly after screening the video Claude was arrested for criminal recklessness. It looks pretty fun, (and reckless) to me.


It also reminded me of this next video. I can't believe anyone would ever try to walk across this intersection.

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