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Student Jumpers Psalm
by Dick Olmstead

The jumpmaster is my shepherd
I shall not want
He maketh me to step out on the tire,
He leadeth my hand to the wing strut
He quieteth my panic;
He leadeth me in the joys of jumping for his name's sake.

Yea, though I jump into the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no malfunction;
For thou art with me,
Thy faith in my reserve - It comforteth me.

Thou preparest a back pack before me
In the presence of my fellow students;
Thou covereth my head with plastic;
My knees knocketh together.

Surely fortune and kindness shall follow me
Every second of my delay,
And I will dwell in the harness of the chute
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elfs From: elfs Date: July 31st, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amusing. Now, WTF is up with all of the press referring to the guy
who "jumped" (it looks more to me like a very small and inefficient
hangliding stunt) across the English channel referring to his
stunt as a "base jump?"
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: July 31st, 2003 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Probably a standard press garble.

The guy who did it is famous for being a BASE jumper. (BASE stands for Building Antennae Span Earth).

And I agree, it was half a skydive and half a hangglide.
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