August 9, 2007

Why Race Car Drivers Get Paid So Much

The video below is a testament to why race car drivers get paid so much. The car was traveling over 300 mph before it went airborne. Luckily, no one got hurt.

Dario Franchitti, the driver of said vehicle, was interviewed on Larry King last night. It turned out that the You Tube video had been viewed by over 250,000 people and counting. After disclosing this figure, the witty Larry King then asked a very thought provoking question. "Why do you think so many people enjoy watching other people suffer?"

Is there a Dexter in all of us?

6 comments:

Tracy said...

You have to admit, that was very impressive, five cars involved and no one is hurt. I watched it like 4 times; everytime I see a collision, I think about the physics in it, ahhhhh!

Maybe some of us do share thoughts of the Dark Passenger inside, subconsciously; I like it :), no, no, I'm not a serial killer. All of us have the unemotional side of us, but with different directions.

Dexter Season 2 premiers in Sept. I'm addicted. The books must be great too, hope to get a hold of them.

Leonardo Melendez said...

Surely, the idea that no one got hurt amazes me. I guess we just like watching things go wrong.

The Grunt said...

That is some intense footage. I think it is innate for people to be drawn to images like this.

Daniel H. Schluckebier said...

I have to be honest, I was really looking forth to see bodies flying and their families picking up the remains on the track. Sadly nothing happened...

So much for fast cars!!!

Beth said...

you all are nuts!

I can honestly say, I don't like blood and guts. And even though I read that comment about no one getting hurt before I saw the clip, I still got cold seeds when i saw it. You all are a bunch of Romans...

Strange that I do like historical horror. I love war movies or movies based on a great and terrible event, if they are historical and based on someone's real experiences.

I do like when things go wrong though. I want to laughingly scream that humans make mistakes and only God never fails.

Leonardo Melendez said...

Cool! Lets all gather up by the "Slaughter House" one of these evenings.