Jerry Seinfeld on helmets and helmet laws

"...Skydiving was definitely the scariest thing I've ever done. Let me ask you this question in regards to the skydiving: what is the point of the helmet in the skydiving? I mean, can you kinda make it? You jump out of that plane and that chute doesn't open, the helmet is now wearing you for protection. Later on the helmet's talking with the other helmets going "It's a good thing that he was there or I would have hit the ground directly."

There are many things that we can point to that proof that the human being is not smart. The helmet is my personal favorite. The fact that we had to invent the helmet. Now why did we invent the helmet? Well, because we were participating in many activities that were cracking our heads. We looked at the situation. We chose not to avoid these activities, but to just make little plastic hats so that we can continue our head-cracking lifestyles.

The only thing dumber than the helmet is the helmet law, the point of which is to protect a brain that is functioning so poorly, it's not even trying to stop the cracking of the head that it's in..."

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Guys, As with most Seinfeld

Guys,

As with most Seinfeld nitpicks, the helmet part doesn't stand up to intense scrutiny. The helmet law part though...

I bet if you got tangled in

I bet if you got tangled in a tree the helmet would be handy.

I agree with you. The less

I agree with you. The less helmets worn the faster the gene pool will benefit from the death of stupid people.

A coworker of mine is a skydiving instructor, which actually earns a nice second income, but the reason he does it is because he is an adrenaline junky. He says when he lands he is shaking like he had just had ten cups of coffee. Live fast, die young is his motto.

Why tiptoe through life,

Why tiptoe through life, just to arrive safely at death?

IIRC, skydiving helmets are

IIRC, skydiving helmets are in case you bounce around on landing with an open chute.

I'm just guessing here, but

I'm just guessing here, but maybe skydivers wear helmets to avoid hitting their heads on the plane as they exit it.

How on earth did

How on earth did libertarians ever get the reputation of being humourless ideologues?

Why, from reading the No Treason contributors of course!

How on earth did

How on earth did libertarians ever get the reputation of being humourless ideologues?

- Josh