Romsey daredevil James Kingston was arrested after trying to climb the Eiffel Tower

Daredevil James Kingston has become famous for scaling great heights and even starred in a Channel 4 documentary Don't Look Down, pictured

Daredevil James Kingston has become famous for scaling great heights and even starred in a Channel 4 documentary Don't Look Down, pictured

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A HAMPSHIRE daredevil has been arrested by police after scaling one of the world’s most famous landmarks.

James Kingston, from Romsey, was taken to a police station in Paris after climbing the Eiffel Tower.

He claims he “nailed it” by climbing the 1,063ft (301 metre) structure all the way to the top.

Daily Echo: HIGH-RISE: James Kingston dangling over the development at Ocean Village

James Kingston pictured hanging from a crane over Ocean Village in Southampton

Today the 24-year-old is on his way back to his family’s home in Romsey.

He confirmed to the Daily Echo he was arrested by officers who were waiting for him at the foot of the tower in the heart of the French capital.

On Tuesday he posted a photo of himself online standing underneath the landmark, with the caption “Hey Eiffel Tower, I’m going to climb you”.

James shot to notoriety last year after recording a video of himself hanging off a crane at a building site in Ocean Village in Southampton, and climbing the gasometers next to St Mary’s Stadium.

Since rising to fame in 2013, James has been featured in the Channel 4 documentary Don’t Look Down, and now his exploits are on extreme sports website EpicTV, where he has a six-part video series.

Just days before climbing the Eiffel Tower, James Kingston released a video of himself climbing a 125 metre crane above the heart of the Indian city of Bangalore.

James admitted that some of the fear he used to feel when climbing up tall structures has now “worn away” and he hopes to have new challenges in the future.

However, he prefers to do his away from Southampton due to his “notoriety” since the crane climb and scaling the gasometers.

He added: “I hope to scale other buildings across the world. I do not have a plan, it is just a case of wait and see.”

Daily Echo: James Kingston stands atop one of the gasometers in Northam, Southampton

James on top of a gasometer in Northam, Southampton

He was warned by Hampshire Constabulary after his crane climb in Ocean Village.

Following that incident, a police spokesman said: “James has put himself at considerable risk again and continues to do so.

“He could have easily died if he’d fallen. While realistically it is unlikely he will take any notice himself of our warnings, it is our concern that stunts like this can encourage others and they may not be so lucky.

“People should not see these photos as inspiration to follow in James footsteps.

“We would advise anyone to think long and hard before doing anything like this.

“If they are not concerned for their own safety then they should think of the others, like their family or witnesses that could be affected if they were to fall.”

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6:27am Thu 28 Aug 14

bigfella777 says...

Too true , it could make younger children try it that's why its wrong
Too true , it could make younger children try it that's why its wrong bigfella777
  • Score: -3

6:45am Thu 28 Aug 14

sotonboy84 says...

Bloody idiot.
Bloody idiot. sotonboy84
  • Score: 3

6:50am Thu 28 Aug 14

10 Minute Man says...

Yes, I know loads of kids who are really very likely indeed now tp take a train up to London, Eurostar down to Paris, across on the Metro to the Effiel Tower and climb in, having been inspired by a story recklessly reported by the Daily Echo.
Yes, I know loads of kids who are really very likely indeed now tp take a train up to London, Eurostar down to Paris, across on the Metro to the Effiel Tower and climb in, having been inspired by a story recklessly reported by the Daily Echo. 10 Minute Man
  • Score: -4

6:56am Thu 28 Aug 14

richieroo says...

It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect. richieroo
  • Score: -6

6:57am Thu 28 Aug 14

Solent Soul says...

If that's how he likes to live his life then that's up to him. If it's copycat actions people are worried about then it's violent movies & video games that they should be worried about? One life & all that..
If that's how he likes to live his life then that's up to him. If it's copycat actions people are worried about then it's violent movies & video games that they should be worried about? One life & all that.. Solent Soul
  • Score: 2

7:36am Thu 28 Aug 14

dont lie says...

Sooner he falls the better
Sooner he falls the better dont lie
  • Score: -70

7:54am Thu 28 Aug 14

WarwickNights says...

dont lie wrote:
Sooner he falls the better
What a lovely post- its always heartwarming to wish the death of someone you don't know via an anonymous post on a local internet news site
[quote][p][bold]dont lie[/bold] wrote: Sooner he falls the better[/p][/quote]What a lovely post- its always heartwarming to wish the death of someone you don't know via an anonymous post on a local internet news site WarwickNights
  • Score: 70

8:58am Thu 28 Aug 14

sarfhamton says...

at least he is doing something rather than laying around doing nothing
at least he is doing something rather than laying around doing nothing sarfhamton
  • Score: 23

9:11am Thu 28 Aug 14

Dasal says...

sarfhamton wrote:
at least he is doing something rather than laying around doing nothing
Yeah,but he's part of the "idle rich" - NOT the idle unemployed !!
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: at least he is doing something rather than laying around doing nothing[/p][/quote]Yeah,but he's part of the "idle rich" - NOT the idle unemployed !! Dasal
  • Score: 11

9:32am Thu 28 Aug 14

THE12THMAN says...

Dasal wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
at least he is doing something rather than laying around doing nothing
Yeah,but he's part of the "idle rich" - NOT the idle unemployed !!
He is not exactly idle is he if is travelling to Paris to climb the Effiel Tower is he!
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: at least he is doing something rather than laying around doing nothing[/p][/quote]Yeah,but he's part of the "idle rich" - NOT the idle unemployed !![/p][/quote]He is not exactly idle is he if is travelling to Paris to climb the Effiel Tower is he! THE12THMAN
  • Score: 2

9:33am Thu 28 Aug 14

normal1965 says...

knob
knob normal1965
  • Score: -6

9:43am Thu 28 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

richieroo wrote:
It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed.... elvisimo
  • Score: 3

10:12am Thu 28 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

I wonder if the police ever warned Fred Dibnah about his exploits
I wonder if the police ever warned Fred Dibnah about his exploits Zexagon
  • Score: 11

10:14am Thu 28 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

Do steeple jacks still lash ladders to spires etc? If so why don't they have conform to health and safety
Do steeple jacks still lash ladders to spires etc? If so why don't they have conform to health and safety Zexagon
  • Score: 1

10:21am Thu 28 Aug 14

forest hump says...

All of you out there supporting this attention-seeking idiot should be ashamed of yourselves. Potentially putting others at risk and valuable response resources. He is nothing more than a selfish tw@t!
All of you out there supporting this attention-seeking idiot should be ashamed of yourselves. Potentially putting others at risk and valuable response resources. He is nothing more than a selfish tw@t! forest hump
  • Score: -3

10:30am Thu 28 Aug 14

camerajuan says...

forest hump wrote:
All of you out there supporting this attention-seeking idiot should be ashamed of yourselves. Potentially putting others at risk and valuable response resources. He is nothing more than a selfish tw@t!
Yet we have TV show after TV show following people in their homes and in their most private moments because they have bills to pay and have fallen out of the public eye, which was their only source of income. We have MP's like IDS claiming back £39 for a breakfast (what the £&$@ did he eat?!?!) whilst earning more then twice the national average - and this guy is selfish?

Seriously, if people see this guy and copy him and get hurt while doing so, they've been brought up to not understand risk. Thats not his fault, thats Mum & Dad's fault.

Good luck to him, he seems like he's just bored and wants an outlet. He's found a unique one and if he's happy then all the best mate. Enjoy it.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: All of you out there supporting this attention-seeking idiot should be ashamed of yourselves. Potentially putting others at risk and valuable response resources. He is nothing more than a selfish tw@t![/p][/quote]Yet we have TV show after TV show following people in their homes and in their most private moments because they have bills to pay and have fallen out of the public eye, which was their only source of income. We have MP's like IDS claiming back £39 for a breakfast (what the £&$@ did he eat?!?!) whilst earning more then twice the national average - and this guy is selfish? Seriously, if people see this guy and copy him and get hurt while doing so, they've been brought up to not understand risk. Thats not his fault, thats Mum & Dad's fault. Good luck to him, he seems like he's just bored and wants an outlet. He's found a unique one and if he's happy then all the best mate. Enjoy it. camerajuan
  • Score: 16

10:49am Thu 28 Aug 14

lillylooper says...

wonder if that will in-SPIRE anyone else to do it ??
wonder if that will in-SPIRE anyone else to do it ?? lillylooper
  • Score: -4

10:54am Thu 28 Aug 14

sparkster says...

Bloody idiot if he falls it's the emergency services i feel sorry for who have to scrape him up, if he's got so much time on his hands why not help others less fortunate
Bloody idiot if he falls it's the emergency services i feel sorry for who have to scrape him up, if he's got so much time on his hands why not help others less fortunate sparkster
  • Score: 0

10:59am Thu 28 Aug 14

BeyondImagination says...

Probably no more dangerous than crossing the road while writing a text message.
Probably no more dangerous than crossing the road while writing a text message. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 11

11:10am Thu 28 Aug 14

Snowfox84 says...

What James does should simply be viewed as an extreme sport. It's the hatred on here and Hampshire Constabulary's paternalistic interference that I find to be of greater concern.
What James does should simply be viewed as an extreme sport. It's the hatred on here and Hampshire Constabulary's paternalistic interference that I find to be of greater concern. Snowfox84
  • Score: 9

11:16am Thu 28 Aug 14

noodlesnewman says...

Solent Soul wrote:
If that's how he likes to live his life then that's up to him. If it's copycat actions people are worried about then it's violent movies & video games that they should be worried about? One life & all that..
so right ! violent tv video games etc awfull influences ,the sytem s conditioning our children to be mean ! fair play to the climber he s a very gifted human being i dont know anyone who would have to nerve to do this . credit where credits due , what about dynamo levitating above the shard in london then ! He another extremely gifted human being !
[quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: If that's how he likes to live his life then that's up to him. If it's copycat actions people are worried about then it's violent movies & video games that they should be worried about? One life & all that..[/p][/quote]so right ! violent tv video games etc awfull influences ,the sytem s conditioning our children to be mean ! fair play to the climber he s a very gifted human being i dont know anyone who would have to nerve to do this . credit where credits due , what about dynamo levitating above the shard in london then ! He another extremely gifted human being ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 3

11:19am Thu 28 Aug 14

noodlesnewman says...

normal1965 wrote:
knob
one word here people , diverse !
[quote][p][bold]normal1965[/bold] wrote: knob[/p][/quote]one word here people , diverse ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 1

11:26am Thu 28 Aug 14

spotburst says...

I hope for his sake that he didn't get right to the top: there's over 120 antennae up there - some HIGH POWER MICROWAVE ( means he may well have fried his chances of having kids!)
I hope for his sake that he didn't get right to the top: there's over 120 antennae up there - some HIGH POWER MICROWAVE ( means he may well have fried his chances of having kids!) spotburst
  • Score: 3

11:43am Thu 28 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

sparkster wrote:
Bloody idiot if he falls it's the emergency services i feel sorry for who have to scrape him up, if he's got so much time on his hands why not help others less fortunate
so remove all risk from everyone's life? rock climbing, parasailing, cycling, bungee jumps - goes on and on.
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: Bloody idiot if he falls it's the emergency services i feel sorry for who have to scrape him up, if he's got so much time on his hands why not help others less fortunate[/p][/quote]so remove all risk from everyone's life? rock climbing, parasailing, cycling, bungee jumps - goes on and on. elvisimo
  • Score: 9

11:50am Thu 28 Aug 14

itsnotjustice says...

dont see why people are so down on this guy.... hes not out robbing people or doing drugs, hes getting his buzz another way, and that is upto HIM....

Plenty of americans do this sort of thing, we should be pleased to have someone close to home making a name for himself..

and wishing him to die is just sick.
dont see why people are so down on this guy.... hes not out robbing people or doing drugs, hes getting his buzz another way, and that is upto HIM.... Plenty of americans do this sort of thing, we should be pleased to have someone close to home making a name for himself.. and wishing him to die is just sick. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 12

11:59am Thu 28 Aug 14

southamptonadi says...

forest hump wrote:
All of you out there supporting this attention-seeking idiot should be ashamed of yourselves. Potentially putting others at risk and valuable response resources. He is nothing more than a selfish tw@t!
Do you have the same anger towards things like the red bull cliff diving, which incourages people to tombstone of bridges etc. what about the F1, which encourages teenagers to risk their lives driving too fast. There's lots of things in life which are dangerous. And people don not aspire to copy and their are things that people do copy.

If someone were to hurt themselves or die copying this chap then that's not his fault, people need to take responsibility for their own actions and not blame others

If he is selfish you are ignorant in the greater scheme. Because he cannot be blamed for anyone else's actions
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: All of you out there supporting this attention-seeking idiot should be ashamed of yourselves. Potentially putting others at risk and valuable response resources. He is nothing more than a selfish tw@t![/p][/quote]Do you have the same anger towards things like the red bull cliff diving, which incourages people to tombstone of bridges etc. what about the F1, which encourages teenagers to risk their lives driving too fast. There's lots of things in life which are dangerous. And people don not aspire to copy and their are things that people do copy. If someone were to hurt themselves or die copying this chap then that's not his fault, people need to take responsibility for their own actions and not blame others If he is selfish you are ignorant in the greater scheme. Because he cannot be blamed for anyone else's actions southamptonadi
  • Score: 9

12:09pm Thu 28 Aug 14

kiz.bartlett says...

richieroo wrote:
It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
I don't advocate this activity at all, but I actually know him and the situation he has been in. Rich boy he is not, all this money is from working abroad, doing stunt work etc.

To many he is an idiot, but it's probably not best to make assumptions.
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]I don't advocate this activity at all, but I actually know him and the situation he has been in. Rich boy he is not, all this money is from working abroad, doing stunt work etc. To many he is an idiot, but it's probably not best to make assumptions. kiz.bartlett
  • Score: 11

12:25pm Thu 28 Aug 14

southy says...

Zexagon wrote:
Do steeple jacks still lash ladders to spires etc? If so why don't they have conform to health and safety
They do conform to health and safety.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Do steeple jacks still lash ladders to spires etc? If so why don't they have conform to health and safety[/p][/quote]They do conform to health and safety. southy
  • Score: 8

12:32pm Thu 28 Aug 14

richieroo says...

elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-) richieroo
  • Score: 1

12:34pm Thu 28 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

kiz.bartlett wrote:
richieroo wrote:
It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
I don't advocate this activity at all, but I actually know him and the situation he has been in. Rich boy he is not, all this money is from working abroad, doing stunt work etc.

To many he is an idiot, but it's probably not best to make assumptions.
totally agree - some of the stunts are pretty impressive - lots of dare devil activities go on in the world.

and as for forest hump - what does he think emergency services are for? Planned emergencies ? ones that have been pre booked?

Kids wont copy him, they are too busy smoking, drinking, watching tv and getting as fat as their parents.
[quote][p][bold]kiz.bartlett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]I don't advocate this activity at all, but I actually know him and the situation he has been in. Rich boy he is not, all this money is from working abroad, doing stunt work etc. To many he is an idiot, but it's probably not best to make assumptions.[/p][/quote]totally agree - some of the stunts are pretty impressive - lots of dare devil activities go on in the world. and as for forest hump - what does he think emergency services are for? Planned emergencies ? ones that have been pre booked? Kids wont copy him, they are too busy smoking, drinking, watching tv and getting as fat as their parents. elvisimo
  • Score: 4

12:35pm Thu 28 Aug 14

timewaster1 says...

While I don't condone what he is doing, I Used to know his parents and he is certainly not from a privileged back ground. Anyone who saw the programme would know that his mother hates him doing this but, he's an adult, how can she stop him? I think he's an idiot personally
While I don't condone what he is doing, I Used to know his parents and he is certainly not from a privileged back ground. Anyone who saw the programme would know that his mother hates him doing this but, he's an adult, how can she stop him? I think he's an idiot personally timewaster1
  • Score: 8

12:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Snowfox84 says...

richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?!
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?! Snowfox84
  • Score: 5

12:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

Snowfox84 wrote:
richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?!
that Banksy is a vandal..... etc etc blah blah
[quote][p][bold]Snowfox84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?![/p][/quote]that Banksy is a vandal..... etc etc blah blah elvisimo
  • Score: 5

12:49pm Thu 28 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
how do most of Joe Public "contribute to society" ?
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]how do most of Joe Public "contribute to society" ? elvisimo
  • Score: 4

1:05pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Snowfox84 says...

Richieroo obviously thinks the only valid contribution to society is working 40+ hours a week...
Richieroo obviously thinks the only valid contribution to society is working 40+ hours a week... Snowfox84
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

southy wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
Do steeple jacks still lash ladders to spires etc? If so why don't they have conform to health and safety
They do conform to health and safety.
Roping a few ladders to spires isn't conforming to health and safety is it? I have to put a scaffold up if I want to work at height. In fact I have to put a tower or scaffold up if I'm working anywhere over a certain length of time or height.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Do steeple jacks still lash ladders to spires etc? If so why don't they have conform to health and safety[/p][/quote]They do conform to health and safety.[/p][/quote]Roping a few ladders to spires isn't conforming to health and safety is it? I have to put a scaffold up if I want to work at height. In fact I have to put a tower or scaffold up if I'm working anywhere over a certain length of time or height. Zexagon
  • Score: 0

2:02pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Saintcosser says...

Best of luck to him I say. Can't see many people copying him either as there's too much madness involved.
Best of luck to him I say. Can't see many people copying him either as there's too much madness involved. Saintcosser
  • Score: 8

2:03pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RomseyKeith says...

Solent Soul wrote:
If that's how he likes to live his life then that's up to him. If it's copycat actions people are worried about then it's violent movies & video games that they should be worried about? One life & all that..
Violent movies get criticised and marked down. Violent TV shows get applauded and enjoyed by many. Violent video games get bought for underaged kids. Yet, we were no different. I'd enjoyed The Running Man, Predator, Terminator, etc when I was 12. It didn't make me into a psycho killer, yet people can be so judgemental and patronising of others.
If people are going to do it, they don't need encouragement from the TV. There was horrific violence well before TV was invented.
[quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: If that's how he likes to live his life then that's up to him. If it's copycat actions people are worried about then it's violent movies & video games that they should be worried about? One life & all that..[/p][/quote]Violent movies get criticised and marked down. Violent TV shows get applauded and enjoyed by many. Violent video games get bought for underaged kids. Yet, we were no different. I'd enjoyed The Running Man, Predator, Terminator, etc when I was 12. It didn't make me into a psycho killer, yet people can be so judgemental and patronising of others. If people are going to do it, they don't need encouragement from the TV. There was horrific violence well before TV was invented. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 9

2:13pm Thu 28 Aug 14

richieroo says...

Snowfox84 wrote:
richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?!
You presume wrong then!!. So you think most artists paint for their own self promotion?. So by your logic all of the great masters who have works hanging in galleries or in large houses did it just for the love of it rather than the commision they recieved for doing the painting of the great & the good etc?.
[quote][p][bold]Snowfox84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?![/p][/quote]You presume wrong then!!. So you think most artists paint for their own self promotion?. So by your logic all of the great masters who have works hanging in galleries or in large houses did it just for the love of it rather than the commision they recieved for doing the painting of the great & the good etc?. richieroo
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

It is people like this who make the world a richer and more interesting place

Yes he might kill himself, as might any rock climber or ruugby player or any other number of activities.

He is doing something extraordinary and for that I take off my hat to him
It is people like this who make the world a richer and more interesting place Yes he might kill himself, as might any rock climber or ruugby player or any other number of activities. He is doing something extraordinary and for that I take off my hat to him There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 8

2:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

richieroo says...

elvisimo wrote:
Snowfox84 wrote:
richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?!
that Banksy is a vandal..... etc etc blah blah
I think Banksy has made a brilliant contribution to society with his generous donation of 'Mobile lovers' to the Boys Club in Bristol enabling them to stay open & share some of the proceeds with other good causes in the local area.

I would say hanging off of a crane in Ocean Village isn't of much of a benefit to the local community in comparison would you?.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snowfox84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?![/p][/quote]that Banksy is a vandal..... etc etc blah blah[/p][/quote]I think Banksy has made a brilliant contribution to society with his generous donation of 'Mobile lovers' to the Boys Club in Bristol enabling them to stay open & share some of the proceeds with other good causes in the local area. I would say hanging off of a crane in Ocean Village isn't of much of a benefit to the local community in comparison would you?. richieroo
  • Score: -5

2:23pm Thu 28 Aug 14

richieroo says...

elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
how do most of Joe Public "contribute to society" ?
Oh dear I don't need to explain the basics now too do I?!.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]how do most of Joe Public "contribute to society" ?[/p][/quote]Oh dear I don't need to explain the basics now too do I?!. richieroo
  • Score: -3

2:26pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RomseyKeith says...

It's a dangerous past time alright. But what isn't these days. Cycling in Southampton has claimed a lot of lives recently, as has motorcycling.
Even eating at a Chinese Buffet restaurant in Eastleigh carries a risk (he says after 5 weeks of Salmonella food poisoning).
He isn't hurting anyone by this, and there are worse things kids could be imitating or influenced by, such as other reality shows like TOWIE or Geordi Shore, where idiocy and promiscuity are promoted, carrying all manner of health risks. People don't imitate everything they see, but they still enjoy these shows and spectacles. We're all different.
Live and Let Live.
It's a dangerous past time alright. But what isn't these days. Cycling in Southampton has claimed a lot of lives recently, as has motorcycling. Even eating at a Chinese Buffet restaurant in Eastleigh carries a risk (he says after 5 weeks of Salmonella food poisoning). He isn't hurting anyone by this, and there are worse things kids could be imitating or influenced by, such as other reality shows like TOWIE or Geordi Shore, where idiocy and promiscuity are promoted, carrying all manner of health risks. People don't imitate everything they see, but they still enjoy these shows and spectacles. We're all different. Live and Let Live. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 6

2:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

richieroo says...

Snowfox84 wrote:
What James does should simply be viewed as an extreme sport. It's the hatred on here and Hampshire Constabulary's paternalistic interference that I find to be of greater concern.
It's not really quite that simple though is it?. Most extreme sports are carried out with the appropriate safety equipment in place & without the need to trespass on to other peoples property etc...
[quote][p][bold]Snowfox84[/bold] wrote: What James does should simply be viewed as an extreme sport. It's the hatred on here and Hampshire Constabulary's paternalistic interference that I find to be of greater concern.[/p][/quote]It's not really quite that simple though is it?. Most extreme sports are carried out with the appropriate safety equipment in place & without the need to trespass on to other peoples property etc... richieroo
  • Score: -6

2:55pm Thu 28 Aug 14

forest hump says...

He is nothing more than a time waster. How can this be described as an extreme sport? I'll bet you lot that support him would soon shut their gobs if he fell on someone or risked a person(s) life trying to haul him him down when he does (not might but does) make a mistake. If people wish to spend their lives doing idiotic things then that's fine but do not let natural selection risk the lives of others.
He is nothing more than a time waster. How can this be described as an extreme sport? I'll bet you lot that support him would soon shut their gobs if he fell on someone or risked a person(s) life trying to haul him him down when he does (not might but does) make a mistake. If people wish to spend their lives doing idiotic things then that's fine but do not let natural selection risk the lives of others. forest hump
  • Score: -7

3:22pm Thu 28 Aug 14

StopMoaningPeople says...

Bring back capital punishments for these sort of IDIOTS
Bring back capital punishments for these sort of IDIOTS StopMoaningPeople
  • Score: -7

3:23pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
Bring back capital punishments for these sort of IDIOTS
Agree
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: Bring back capital punishments for these sort of IDIOTS[/p][/quote]Agree TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: -9

3:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RomseyKeith says...

richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
Snowfox84 wrote:
richieroo wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
richieroo wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.
a little green eyed....
Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)
Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?!
that Banksy is a vandal..... etc etc blah blah
I think Banksy has made a brilliant contribution to society with his generous donation of 'Mobile lovers' to the Boys Club in Bristol enabling them to stay open & share some of the proceeds with other good causes in the local area. I would say hanging off of a crane in Ocean Village isn't of much of a benefit to the local community in comparison would you?.
It did put Ocean Village and Southampton on the map though (although so did 24: Live Another Day).
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snowfox84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: It would be nice to have the time & money to be able to fritter away on nonsense like this. A poor little rich boy with no friends is how he came across in that Ch4 programme. Fortunately he doesn't seem to be inspiring many to follow in his footsteps... Potentially due to the time & money involved I suspect.[/p][/quote]a little green eyed....[/p][/quote]Not at all, but I think he could use his time contributing to society more productively than just hanging off of things for his own self promotion. ;-)[/p][/quote]Presumably you also think an artist could use their time contributing to society more productively than just painting things for their own self promotion?![/p][/quote]that Banksy is a vandal..... etc etc blah blah[/p][/quote]I think Banksy has made a brilliant contribution to society with his generous donation of 'Mobile lovers' to the Boys Club in Bristol enabling them to stay open & share some of the proceeds with other good causes in the local area. I would say hanging off of a crane in Ocean Village isn't of much of a benefit to the local community in comparison would you?.[/p][/quote]It did put Ocean Village and Southampton on the map though (although so did 24: Live Another Day). RomseyKeith
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire wrote:
It is people like this who make the world a richer and more interesting place

Yes he might kill himself, as might any rock climber or ruugby player or any other number of activities.

He is doing something extraordinary and for that I take off my hat to him
Same here, cyclist killed on the Pompey velodrome, mountain cyclist killed in competition last week.Just the two I've heard of recently . We're not all shouting ban cycling
[quote][p][bold]There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire[/bold] wrote: It is people like this who make the world a richer and more interesting place Yes he might kill himself, as might any rock climber or ruugby player or any other number of activities. He is doing something extraordinary and for that I take off my hat to him[/p][/quote]Same here, cyclist killed on the Pompey velodrome, mountain cyclist killed in competition last week.Just the two I've heard of recently . We're not all shouting ban cycling Zexagon
  • Score: 8

6:26pm Thu 28 Aug 14

4abettersouthampton says...

I went to secondary school with him st george aint seen him in 7 years since 17
I went to secondary school with him st george aint seen him in 7 years since 17 4abettersouthampton
  • Score: -1

8:21pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Cyrus Muro says...

Leave the lad alone.
One life live it, how many people can say they have done what hes done, how many would like to but don't have the balls.
He takes his risks and gets his rewards that is up to him not us go back to your boring lives and mind your own business you jobsworth old misers.
Leave the lad alone. One life live it, how many people can say they have done what hes done, how many would like to but don't have the balls. He takes his risks and gets his rewards that is up to him not us go back to your boring lives and mind your own business you jobsworth old misers. Cyrus Muro
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Cyrus Muro says...

spotburst wrote:
I hope for his sake that he didn't get right to the top: there's over 120 antennae up there - some HIGH POWER MICROWAVE ( means he may well have fried his chances of having kids!)
I have it on authority he wears tin foil Yfronts
[quote][p][bold]spotburst[/bold] wrote: I hope for his sake that he didn't get right to the top: there's over 120 antennae up there - some HIGH POWER MICROWAVE ( means he may well have fried his chances of having kids!)[/p][/quote]I have it on authority he wears tin foil Yfronts Cyrus Muro
  • Score: 5

8:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Cyrus Muro says...

richieroo wrote:
Snowfox84 wrote:
What James does should simply be viewed as an extreme sport. It's the hatred on here and Hampshire Constabulary's paternalistic interference that I find to be of greater concern.
It's not really quite that simple though is it?. Most extreme sports are carried out with the appropriate safety equipment in place & without the need to trespass on to other peoples property etc...
No they are not that is why they are known as extreme sports. get with the programme.
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snowfox84[/bold] wrote: What James does should simply be viewed as an extreme sport. It's the hatred on here and Hampshire Constabulary's paternalistic interference that I find to be of greater concern.[/p][/quote]It's not really quite that simple though is it?. Most extreme sports are carried out with the appropriate safety equipment in place & without the need to trespass on to other peoples property etc...[/p][/quote]No they are not that is why they are known as extreme sports. get with the programme. Cyrus Muro
  • Score: 6

9:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

southamptonadi says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
Bring back capital punishments for these sort of IDIOTS
I love the irony, you call yourself that then moan about this non story
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: Bring back capital punishments for these sort of IDIOTS[/p][/quote]I love the irony, you call yourself that then moan about this non story southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

10:00pm Thu 28 Aug 14

BeyondImagination says...

When you reach old age the greatest regret is for the things you didn't do rather than the things you did.

Glad he's not my son though.
When you reach old age the greatest regret is for the things you didn't do rather than the things you did. Glad he's not my son though. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 4

10:06am Fri 29 Aug 14

RomseyKeith says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
When you reach old age the greatest regret is for the things you didn't do rather than the things you did. Glad he's not my son though.
The greatest regret is the things you didn't do rather than the things you did...? Doesn't that depend on what you did? If you got drunk, hopped in the car and crashed into a primary school killing several 4 year olds, I imagine that regret would be stronger for something you did do, as opposed to regretting that you never read War and Peace all the way through.
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: When you reach old age the greatest regret is for the things you didn't do rather than the things you did. Glad he's not my son though.[/p][/quote]The greatest regret is the things you didn't do rather than the things you did...? Doesn't that depend on what you did? If you got drunk, hopped in the car and crashed into a primary school killing several 4 year olds, I imagine that regret would be stronger for something you did do, as opposed to regretting that you never read War and Peace all the way through. RomseyKeith
  • Score: -4

10:39am Fri 29 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

RomseyKeith wrote:
BeyondImagination wrote:
When you reach old age the greatest regret is for the things you didn't do rather than the things you did. Glad he's not my son though.
The greatest regret is the things you didn't do rather than the things you did...? Doesn't that depend on what you did? If you got drunk, hopped in the car and crashed into a primary school killing several 4 year olds, I imagine that regret would be stronger for something you did do, as opposed to regretting that you never read War and Peace all the way through.
Only if youre a tvvat though
[quote][p][bold]RomseyKeith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: When you reach old age the greatest regret is for the things you didn't do rather than the things you did. Glad he's not my son though.[/p][/quote]The greatest regret is the things you didn't do rather than the things you did...? Doesn't that depend on what you did? If you got drunk, hopped in the car and crashed into a primary school killing several 4 year olds, I imagine that regret would be stronger for something you did do, as opposed to regretting that you never read War and Peace all the way through.[/p][/quote]Only if youre a tvvat though Zexagon
  • Score: 2

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