Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Learning to Fly

There are odd people in my family, both living and dead. I never knew my grandfather, but he left me this video, quite accidentally, to remember him by. You may have seen it before, as an example of a complete fool. I've seen it on David Letterman before. But he wasn't an idiot, he just didn't succeed at...this. He, Al Powell, can be seen in the first 41 seconds. My father tells me that the widow who owned the land paid him $50 in return for trying the wings that she invented. Her design had a few flaws.

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