Best of Web 5 – HD – Zapatou from Luc Bergeron on Vimeo.As much as I love watching random strangers eat it on the internet, sometimes we need to take a step back and ask ourselves, “what about all the times someone didn’t fail?” It’s a fair question. I usually don’t get a rise out of those “People Are Awesome” supercuts, but this one grabbed my attention and never let go. Not sure if it’s the song, the jump cuts, the people (who are awesome), or what, but I couldn’t stop watching. Well, that’s not exactly true, since I did stop watching to pause, rewind, backtrack, and let my brain catch up to what was actually happening on the screen. Some of my faves:Waterskiing Toddler at 0:21Rollerblade guy at 1:05Whirly-bird to frontflip at 1:30The comically sexual bikini shot to fire hose sequence at 2:17See a clip you want to see in its entirety? Click through to the Vimeo page and you can access a list of all 187 videos used.Don’t worry. Next week we’ll get back to people breaking their faces and tailbones in the never-ending pursuit of stoke. See you then!
The general also emphasized the fact that this year, Brazil has an additional reason to celebrate, aside from the fact that it leads the ranking of participating nations among CISM members. “This event has a special reason for being. Nobody imagined that Brazil would host the 5th Military World Games, organize them so well, and finish in first place in the competition. It couldn’t get any better,” he raved. By Dialogo April 20, 2012 Organized by the Defense Ministry (MD) and the International Military Sports Council (CISM), the initiative had the support of Military units from the Brazilian Army, Navy, and Air Force. According to him, the Run for Peace is a good opportunity to show that the Armed Forces are not restricted to the barracks. Over 2,000 people, including civilians and Military personnel, participated in the CISM Day Run – Run for Peace on April 15. This year, the event celebrated the first-place finish by Brazilian athletes at the 5th Military World Games. For Army Staff Sergeant Edmar de Oliveira Ribeiro, “gathering the family for this run is a way to motivate them, especially the children, to engage in physical activity.” This is the second year he has participated in the event. The chair of the Brazilian Military Sports Commission (CDMB/MD), Lieutenant General Fernando Azevedo e Silva, who participated in the race, appreciated the integration of Military personnel and civilians. “In Brazil, the credibility that the population attributes to the Armed Forces is evidence of the mutual respect between Military institutions and Brazilians.” The athletic event occurs simultaneously in all 133 countries that are part of CISM. It was created to celebrate the anniversary of the council, founded in 1984. The goal is integration with civil society through athletic activities. In Brasilia, the event had the support of the Planalto Military Command. The participants had the option of running or walking the 5K route.