Monday, 15 October 2007

That f**king HURT

I've always done stupid stunts for publicity; they're what I'm known for now so I can't stop doing them.

But the last one I did really f**king HURT!

I was promoting Virgin America now that we're flying to Vegas, so my advisors planned a stunt where I essentially jumped from the top of the Palms hotel/resort/casino. I was on a rope, but it was damn near free-fall until the end.

The problem was that the free-fall was right next to the wall, and so when I ended up brushing against the wall, it ripped my trousers and hand apart. I did at least manage to release the free Virgin America tickets I had in my hand, but I freaked out a little at the speed and I don't think anyone caught them.

All I have to say is that at least it was my arse that brushed up against the building. If it had been my face or bollocks there could have been major repercussions.

Anyway, I don't think I'll be doing any free-fall jumps next to buildings, only with parachutes. I have to go beat the s**t out of the guy who suggested this, now...

Warm regards,
Sir Dick

Here's the video from the news channel in Vegas:


Billionaire Branson Hurt In Stunt - The funniest movie is here. Find it

1 comment:

Steve Ballmer said...

Interesting, but I don't think its for me.