Skyscraper Scaredevil

I simply don’t relate to this guy who works out by jumping skyscraper to skyscraper

I like to workout and live the healthy lifestyle.  When I feel that my body is starting to resemble an egg, I’ll run, build up that heart muscle, and try to trim some of the fat that I’ve acquired by eating wings twice a week along with lovely NEPA pizza. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I have not yet critical mass where I feel that I need to do that. Clubbing up in pants size hasn’t fazed me like I thought it might.

As I write this, I’m already figuring out how many slices of pizza I’m going to eat at Pizza Perfect tonight. But I know, eventually, I hope, that I will kick it back in some kind of gear. And, when I do, I know it will not include jumping from a ledge of a major skyscraper to another ledge of another skyscraper. I’m very confident in that. Oleg Cricket, aka Oleg Sherstyachenko, feels just a little bit differently than me.



Oleg has no problem climbing to the top of this gigantic building and parkouring all over the place where at any moment he could be pulling a real-life Hans Gruber. He seems to be completely unfazed that death is only one tiny slip up away. This guy is a professional l̶u̶n̶a̶t̶i̶c̶ daredevil, which is the same as saying that he’s not a professional daredevil. He’s real big in the doing crazy, ridiculous things that no one with a brain would ever do. Essentially, he’s a more polished and athletic Jackass member. The only thing separating him from the Jackass crew is that he makes no money for doing a million times more dangerous stunts, and without Manny Puig there to ensure his safety.

I do, however, wish Oleg would have more business savvy to take his talents to American Ninja Warrior and get paid for his lifestyle choice. But I know real adrenaline junkies like myself, don’t. I’m sure Oleg wouldn’t entertain the idea of such a thing because near death dare deviling isn’t about money. It’s kind of like when they say karate isn’t about fighting, that it’s about avoiding fighting.

So don’t expect this death defier to be on your TV anytime soon. He’ll continue to jump from building to building with his arms tied behind his back, keeping it real. Most likely, though, he’ll end up as a human puddle on the sidewalk.