Recently, the editor of My Gay Toronto sent me an e-mail and asked if I would be interested in doing an article about slack lines. I had no idea what that was, so I checked out the accompanying link.
The video started. It showed a purple forest. A violinist plays music as a gorgeous hunk emerges from the forest, barechested and with a really cool haircut. A long flat rope is strung between both shores of a river. The hunk negotiates, and then jumps on the rope. He begins to walk uncertainly, his arms flailing about. Then he falls in and gets wet. Undaunted, he hops back on the rope and finishes the walk with aplomb. Even the forest creatures wanted to applaud by that point.
Though the video can give you a chub-on, and it is ravishing, I wasn’t sure what the editor was asking me to do. The website was in French, so I couldn’t really glean any information. There’s tons of videos of fit, athletic people doing things like climbing rocks and descending into canyons.
Was the editor suggesting that I try out a slack line, or a kayak, or go spelunking? Fuck that. I am no circus act, despite looking like one. I couldn’t stay on that thing for a second, and also, I’m afraid of water. I’m also not big on violinists in the forest.
So I remain dumbfounded in general. I suppose the editor was merely suggesting that this hot video was well worth sharing with our readership. So without further ado, click on the link below and prepare to space out: