posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by Agit8dChop
Of course you are completely right. And, as the OP points out, Worsley was certainly not "The Great." But, please, set aside his obvious stupidity
for a moment.
Think of the soldier wounded seventeen times who goes out of his foxhole to charge the machine gun nest with a pistol. Or, perhaps, the 96 pound
weakling without a weapon who attacks the four men assaulting a woman. Or the Texas Rangers, whose motto was "One riot, one Ranger." Or even Evel
Knievel. Consider that Jackie Chan, who does all his own stunts, has broken every bone in his body at least once.
Certainly stupidity was involved, but remember also that we are putting children on bicycles with training wheels and
helmets. Water wings are
required on those using backyard pools. The number of times a story comes from England exposing stupid safety rules under the rubric of Elf 'n'
Safety. Firemen refusing to drag a drowning victim from a lake because they didn't have the proper, required, equipment.
Gentlemen, you are correct, but I, defiant to the end, will lift my glass (I understand pubs in England don't allow glass "glasses" any more) to
those extreme characters who embrace danger to their bosoms. (Can I say bosoms here?) All praise to their battered bodies holding high the banner of
triumph over fear and pain.