Day 222 2/2/14: A Tale Told by an Idiot

In this episode of “An Idiot Abroad,” the inimitable Karl Pilkington goes cage diving in Australia. Profundity, slight hilarity and terror ensue.

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Day 208 1/19/14: I Know Why the Caged Diver Screams

imagesAs my date with a shark cage gets closer and closer, I find myself feeling extremely, ummm..sensitive about any stories or videos related to shark cage diving, such as the Leonardo DiCaprio cage diving story I posted  last week. Then, this morning I found this story about an Australian man who decided to swim with a tiger shark wearing only a bird cage which made me feel a little less foolish and afraid.

Anyway, it’s probably good for me to read these stories. Isn’t life all about seizing the day and bucket lists and profiles in courage and doing something everyday that scares us everyday and dancing like  nobody’s watching? For me, it’s also about working through a primal fear of being eaten alive by a predatory fish although that wouldn’t sound so pithy on a coffee mug.