Extreme Ironing (it's a thing!)

My husband just sent this to me, thought you ladies would enjoy it :)

Extreme Ironing: "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt."
https://secure.wikimedia.org/w.....me_ironing

A Google image search yields highly amusing photos:
http://www.google.com/search?q.....38;bih=733

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.

11 Comments

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Those google images are KILLER. Thank hubby for us!

  • Beth replied 8 years ago

    LOL! Bungee ironing, huh?

    And I thought it felt extreme enough just trying to keep the cat away from the iron while not tripping over the cord or overturning the ironing board. *amateur*

  • Heather replied 8 years ago

    My mother totally participates in this!!!

    No, not really, but she would. That woman can iron a mean crease while juggling rings of fire and dangling off a precipice.....

  • Diana replied 8 years ago

    Do you think they have, like, battery powered irons for this? Since, you know, it would be so much more badass if the iron were actually HOT.

    I have extreme ironing incompetence. Does that count?

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Heh, that's hilarious!

    Although I have actually suffered an ironing injury without going to such extremes. Ironing in underwear + nine months pregnant = owie burn on the belly!!

  • tarzy replied 8 years ago

    Great. Another sport I'm bad at.

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Teehee ^^ Most of those photos look staged to me, but yes it would certainly be more badass if those were all electric and were actually being used.

    I was just sent a follow-up message with this link and the following message: "Now THIS is how you iron."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4baiAuBoDM

    That dude has some serious ironing flair!

  • Carole replied 8 years ago

    how fun-what a thoughtful hubby, thinking of new ways for you to iron!

  • san replied 8 years ago

    That's funny. How do people think of things like this?

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    I have seen video of those guys and I think it is real, at least the ones I saw...

  • Sparky replied 8 years ago

    I was thinking the same thing as Diana. I'd be a heck of a lot more impressed if those irons were hot. Would like to see these dudes wielding a hot, steaming iron at home with, say, three toddlers running around their legs. Throw in a cat jumping around and that's my idea of extreme ironing. :)

You need to be logged in to comment