THERE ARE PEOPLE who are satisfied with ticking off, “Hanging out at Rio’s Christ The Redeemer statue” from there bucket lists, and then there is Lee Thompson, who wants to take your bucket list, crumple it up, and toss it in the garbage. After getting special permission from the Brazilian tourism board, Thompson scaled over 124 feet to stand on the top of one of Rio’s most famous landmarks. Pretty much no one is allowed to do that.
I don’t really know how I feel about Thompson’s accomplishment. On the one hand, it is definitely cool to see the photos and views from the top of the statue, and he must feel pretty badass to be one of the only people who can lay claim to such an achievement. On the other hand however, I’m kind of like, “So what? This guy won’t be a big deal in a few hours, when the internet has moved on to something else to fuel their short attention spans.”
What do you think? Is Lee Thompson’s Christ the Redeemer “selfie” something you aspire to achieve, or nothing special?