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Russian Guy Climbs A Tall Thing Just To Make Us Worried

I’m not sure what it is that is so compelling about watching a video from the perspective of someone climbing something very tall and dangerous. Or, I guess, I don’t know why I feel like I absolutely NEED to watch every single video of someone doing this when they all only make me feel nervous and terrible. Maybe because it’s fun to feel anxious and terrible sometimes, like when you’re watching Breaking Bad? Maybe because if makes you feel safer, thinking that even though it’s getting darker earlier again and you’re going to have to walk by yourself from the subway to your apartment and what if you get raped, at least you’re not climbing the Red Gates skyscraper in Moscow, apparently Russia’s tallest skyscraper, without any safety equipment? Because if you don’t watch all the videos all the people in the videos will die and you cannot deal with having their blood on your hands, not for this? It’s a tough call. But it’s safe to say that there is at least SOME reason why we all definitely need to watch all of these terrifying videos so we might as well not put this one off any longer.

The thing I’m thinking about this video is that all of the stuff he’s climbing on looks VERY rusty. What if it just broke off? And he fell and died a terrible death? Jesus Christ! Why didn’t anyone stop this person from doing this? And also I don’t think I’m afraid of heights, but then why do I feel so sick and terrible when the camera pans down to the ground? And when he uses one hand to show himself on camera? AT LEAST PUT BOTH HANDS ON THE SKYSCRAPER! I’m sorry about this video, but you can all rest easy tonight knowing that you did your job and this young man lived to see another day and probably climb another stupid thing with no safety equipment at all because he is terrible and I hate him. (Via VVV.)