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If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

l tried really hard not to reblog this

Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.

Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?

Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die. 

HOLD UP FOR A SECOND

ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN

THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON

WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL

HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY

AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY

HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED

HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET

A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER

BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH

IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’

BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK

ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR

AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY

AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT

IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR

IF HE MISSES THAT TIE

THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION

IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED

HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE

AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN

YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN

THAT LAST GIF

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP

HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT

BUT HE SURVIVED

BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE

BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD

FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS

HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT

THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL

BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN

HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT

BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.

THEY WERE ACROBATS.

THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.

THEY DROPPED HIM.

LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.

THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI. 

HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.

if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.

HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE

anime-nerd:

So my band camp is in less than a month so I decided to help out the new people in the pit by showing them what they definitely need and what the should have on them during camp.

Binder

Your binder is one of the most important things to bring with you to band camp and rehearsals in general. You should have your name on it (mine’s blurred out), your music in plastic sheets, and extra plastic sheets in case you get more music or changes.

Your music should have your part (and probably the score if your staff gave it to you) with set numbers/letters and extra side notes to help you learn your show as quickly and efficiently as possible. You’re not gonna have your music in front of you all the time.

WATER JUGS

Okay so if your music isn’t the most important thing to bring, this is. To prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated during rehearsals, you have to drink a lot of water. You’re going to be thirsty as hell and only have a few water breaks (usually gush-and-go’s) so drink up when you have the chance. Also stay hydrated when you’re off the field; you need to be in top shape during the season because everyone is counting on you. 

It’s better to bring a 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon water jug since refill breaks are not built into the rehearsal schedule. When you can refill your water jug (during lunch/dinner), refill it to the top. You never know when you’re next refill is.

First-aid stuff

Okay so during marching band, you’re gonna get hurt. It’s almost impossible to survive a season without getting some kind of injury. Therefore, you need to bring some first-aid things in order to prevent further injury.

Since I’m a pit member, I bring a bunch of bandaids, neosporin, and medical tape/electrical tape. The most injured part of a pit member should be their hands/fingers. Bandaids are cool when you’re not sweating, but you’re gonna be sweating a lot. It’s much easier to use medical tape/electrical tape since it’s harder for the glue to slip off your skin.

Other stuff I’m too lazy to categorize

Hat: YOU NEED THIS. It keeps the sun off your face and keeps you cool through the rehearsals. However, if a staff member tells you to take it off, you have to take it off.

Sunscreen: THIS IS LIKE THE LORD AND SAVIOR OF YOUR BODY (well after water that is). You’re gonna be out in the sun for god-knows-how-long and you’re gonna stay there until a staff member has mercy on your soul. Apply and reapply sunscreen whenever you have a chance. Even if it’s cloudy outside, apply sunscreen. You never know when the sun is gonna come shining down on your sweat-ridden faces and burn your skin. I prefer to use a spray on one so that I don’t get patches of sunburn in the areas I accidentally didn’t apply the sunscreen on. That happens a lot with the rub on kind.

Hairspray/Hair gel: This is probably the most disgusting thing to have on your hair but you need it. Whether you’re marching or spinning or in pit, you need it. I’m not sure about other bands, but I know this is a big thing in my band. No fly-away hair, no hair in front of your face, nothing. So when you’re in a performance and a huge hurricane hits, you’ll be ready because your hair is secured. Bobby pins are also really good for securing your hair back. And if you have longer hair, bring a bunch of hair bands.

Duck tape: For fixing things if they break. Just in case. I mean like not everyone needs it but you should probably have a roll on your if you’re a section leader.

Snacks?: Well I dunno if your band has snack breaks or not but in the rare event that you do, having snacks with you is hella nice.

Bag: You know, to put all this stuff in.

Medication: YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW TO HAVE THIS ON YOU IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES. You’re going to be running around a lot and doing so much physical activity. If you have asthma you’re gonna need your inhaler handy.

PENCIL: Pencils are needed for changes in music, marking sets, jotting down reminders, etc. You need this. If you don’t have a pencil on you, then you better get ready for some running.

Why are things not pictured?

This post is mainly for pit members since I’m in pit and don’t march. I’m not certain what other sections need or how other bands operate, but this is just from what I’ve learned in my years. However, I know that you really need a few things that aren’t pictured:

Dot books: For those of you that march.

Your instrument: I mean this is common sense. If you don’t have your instrument (or equipment) for rehearsals, you’re asking for a world of hurt.

I probably forgot other things on this list; but if you start gathering the essentials and think of something else you should bring, pack it. Don’t wait until the last minute to start getting your stuff together. Please. For everyone’s safety.

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