Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 31 @ 12:01am
Dear Beards,

The other day I went skydiving. For you. For me. For us. I was trying to get a crown for hurling my body at a planet.

I drew a bearded man on one hand, and a Whiskerino 2009 on the other. As I prepared to leave the tiny plane, I said, “King Beard!” over and over. My eyes were on the prize. I wanted to get a picture while I was freefalling.

The problem, however, was that the photographer fell out of the plane (I'm just glad he didn't die). When I jumped, he was already long gone. So, here’s the best I can offer you today, my friends.

In any case, it took growing a beard with a bunch of guys on the Internet for me to get the courage to jump. Thank you for helping me to overcome my fears and have a friggin’ awesome time freefalling at 120 miles per hour. It was the greatest!

Sincerely, and with love,
Just Jamey

Comments

Just Jamey says:
CLAME for photos of the jump.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:01am -
stanislaw says:
I did this in 2008 and it was amazing. I should do it again sometime.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:02am -
Noelix says:
You're a king in my book sir
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:04am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
That was an incredible story, sir! King'd for your courage!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:08am -
Andrew says:
Kinged. And Favorited. You a re a gentleman and a scholar.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:09am -
ThatGuy says:
You are insane. Adrenaline schmadrenaline. I aint jumpin. Nice work.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:09am -
Katie says:
Wow!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:18am -
flainez says:
Awesome... I don't think I will dare to do that... But what happened with the photographer? Did he really fall from the plane? or just jumped before time?
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:26am -
Just Jamey says:
@flainez He literally fell. The plane was small, and he was hanging on to wait for me, but the plane bumped and he fell. See the CLAME to see his hand with the plane and me in the background.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:31am -
Mat Wiseman says:
Yes!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 1:10am -
flainez says:
@JustJamey Ouch! I have seen your CLAME and is is terrifying... I guess that it left you with your legs shaking... and even after that you jumped?
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 1:16am -
jracecar says:
i went skydiving once. once. i am glad it went well for you.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 2:41am -
revgoomba says:
KINGED!!!!!!!!! HAPPY HOGMANAY!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 3:01am -
tedford says:
i still don't think i'd ever have the courage to do this. good on you sir!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 4:10am -
Matty O says:
this is completely and utterly awesome.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 4:21am -
keifel says:
i'm glad you did this, but there is no way i'm jumping out a perfectly servicable aircraft voluntarily.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 4:23am -
Davis says:
you get kings sir! i need to go skydiving.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 4:25am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
King for BALLS sir! I need to try this at least once!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 4:33am -
JoePat says:
I'll king you since there is no way I think I could ever jump out of a perfectly good plane.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 5:33am -
michaeljstraub says:
Going out from '09 with a bang. Glad to know you made it down safely
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 5:45am -
Presto Beardo says:
KINGED for what this shot could have been
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 6:16am -
JamesC says:
i don't think you understand the gravity of the situation
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 6:17am -
Le Duncan says:
A huge YES for the skydiving. And a huge BOO for @JamesC's horrible pun.

Actually, I liked them both a lot.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 6:48am -
Creative Liberty says:
KINGED!!!!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 6:50am -
ben says:
i love and miss skydiving...hope you had a blast.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 6:51am -
Zach says:
kiiiing!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 6:57am -
cary norton says:
KingBalls!(tm)

this while thing makes me pretty happy.

Good on you and thanks for living to grow another day.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:18am -
julialikesbeards says:
omgYES!!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:19am -
Brian says:
I am kinging you for the attempt. Well done!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:20am -
Yogi Beard says:
I see it in my mind and it looks awesome!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:27am -
milothegoat says:
never. would i. ever.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:49am -
milothegoat says:
but awesome that you did.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:49am -
Heyzeus says:
Ok buddy. Kinged
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 8:05am -
Daniel says:
It's the thought that counts. And the beard.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 8:10am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You've got more balls than me...
or less brains
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 8:16am -
hale. says:
wow, amazing. i strongly dislike flying and avoid heights, so i will probably never do such a thing. good for you for being braver than i am.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 10:37am -
W E L L S says:
Throwing out a crown for the effort.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 10:51am -
mackle says:
your plan has worked. king'ed - easily. Glad Whiskerino gave you the inspiration to do such a crazy thing!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 11:35am -
folliclejuju says:
dang - okay, i agree with @mackle - here is my king vote, sir!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:21pm -
P-Jack says:
Do it again!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 1:14pm -
wondermade says:
"Fell out of the plane" is a phrase heard only in the best of stories.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 1:56pm -
Ned Kelly says:
incredible!! A King for you.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 2:58pm -
David W. says:
So inspirational!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 7:54pm -
Danimal says:
i read a story recently about a guy who went skydiving for the first time. his instructor died of a heart attack while strapped to the man's back in mid air.

i'm glad your experience was better. you deserve better.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 8:30pm -
sariebell says:
You are nuts. And alive. Yay for alive! Happy New Year!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 9:44pm -
Chally says:
@JustJamey - well it was awesome to rock alongside you while I could. All the best to you brother.
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 9:56pm -
folliclejuju says:
so close...you'll get it next time, my friend! happy new year!
Posted: Jan 1st, 2010 - 12:02am -
[j.kent.r] says:
Awesome! I went twice back in college and absolutely LOVED it! Some day I have a plan to lose weight so I can make skydiving an actual hobby.
Posted: Jan 1st, 2010 - 9:57am -
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