Here at Aces Casino, the company widely recognized in the industry as the top orange county casino party company in SoCal, we LOVE crazy stunts. Every time we see a vid on TruTV showing some dope trying to skateboard across a metal handrail, we stop and watch the result. (Ed. Note: It's NEVER a good thing.)
So, when word started spreading thru the offices that Nick Wallenda (of the old 'Flying Wallendas') had some sort of a TV special scheduled for June 17th over at ABC-TV, well, we HAD to check it out. Word was, this great-grandson of Karl Wallenda was planning to tightrope-walk across NIAGARA FALLS, of all things.
Yeah, THAT Niagara Falls.
As a group, we said, "No WAY," and made it a point to record this little escapade, so we could see it together when all of us returned from our various events that night. I mean, what a STUNT! Tightrope-walking across the home of the "Maids of the Mist." 'I have to see it to believe it' was the prevailing opinion that wafted through our group of Aces Casino crazies. After all, there's not much that can upstage our orange county casino party crew, but THIS would take the cake. THIS might be our 2012 "Evel Knievel moment."
Then, the show started.
When we all assembled in the TV room to witness this daring feat, we immediately saw the "count-down clock" in the bottom left corner of the screen, that said, "2 hours Down to the Wire." Wow. A two-hour pre-walk show for a guy walking a tightrope? OK, I said to myself, hey, the guy night not make it. Give him some time to concentrate, this isn't going to be easy.
Right about now, it's time to discuss one of the best things about DVR equipment -- The ability to fast-forward through 2 hours-plus of absolute garbage on the screen. "Here's what he's going to do, here's his family, he's putting on his shoes, he's putting on his coat..." Crimeny, thank goodness for the DVR technology of today.
Then, while we were fast-forwarding thru Mr. Wallenda tying his shoes yet again, something came to our attention on the screen that made us GASP.
Nik Wallenda would be wearing a HARNESS, just in case he slips.
A HARNESS. A device attached to him to prevent him from falling into Niagara Falls from high above. Well, for US here at Aces Casino, we immediately thought the same thing -- What's the deal? We already know now that Nik won't be falling on this stunt, so where's the hook with this? He's a well-trained wire-walker, that we're SURE could walk across just about ANYTHING, if given a life-line like that harness.
At this point, we had better show this "stunt" as Nik Wallenda performed it last Sunday... (ED. Note: Spoiler alert -- He made it across OK. What a surprise.)