How not to tell your parents you are about to skydive

by Matthew Cobb

A young Irishman called Roger Ryan is travelling the world, and is currently in Australia. He has been keeping his parents up to date with his progress via Skype, and in this recording he’s chatting to them from what they think is a bus. It was in fact a plane and he was about to jump out. Cue horror, hilarity and NSFW obscenities:

h/t The Guardian.

17 Comments

  1. Ian Clark
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Ah to be sure he’s fine.

  2. ploubere
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    A colorful family. I bet they have fun holiday dinners.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I want that family to be in my family!

  3. Merilee
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Sub

  4. Posted December 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    If you’d have told my younger self that in a few years it would be possible to video call your parents WHILST SKYDIVING, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Modern technology is amazing!

    (BTW, I don’t think any of the words used really count as “obscenities” in Ireland…)

  5. Posted December 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on cabbagesofdoom and commented:
    The wonders of modern technology!

  6. Posted December 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on peakmemory and commented:
    Too great not to reblog

  7. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    A fookin’ riot, that vid is.

  8. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    There are times, such as this, etiquette demands colorful language

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 20, 2015 at 7:33 am | Permalink

      Appropriate to the circumstances.

  9. Posted December 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    looks like skype’s found their next telly advert.

  10. Posted December 18, 2015 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    😀

  11. Diane G.
    Posted December 19, 2015 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    At least there was no need to cue the paramedics. (On behalf of the parents; but for that matter, on behalf of any of the parties. 😀 )

  12. Mike
    Posted December 19, 2015 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    Thats just normal talk in Ireland, especially with the Dubs.

  13. Mike
    Posted December 19, 2015 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    Thats just normal talk in Ireland especially with the Dubs.

  14. Posted December 19, 2015 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Hilarious video.

    I went skydiving once in my college days. I made sure not to tell my mom until after I went. At the time, cell phones didn’t do much more than make calls, anyway.

    I wonder how many places out there still let you skydive like the place I went to. With just one morning’s worth of training, they let you jump in a single chute, not one of those tandem chutes with an instructor. They did, however, have two instructors jumping right next to you to make sure you did everything right and pulled your chute.

  15. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted December 20, 2015 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Seems a perfect way to do it to me. There is probably a BASE equivalent (the other end of the adrenaline spectrum of sky diving) somewhere on line. Though it would require a network connection, which might be a challenge for some ‘E’ jumps. I dont think Iridium gives enough bandwidth for video phoning.


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