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Whatley jumping out of a plane with a mobile, QIKing a skydive?

If, like the other tens of thousands of listeners to the SMS Text News podcast, you’ve listened to this week’s already, you’ll have heard a bewildered, shocked, … nay, utterly perplexed James Whatley sit in total silence during the recording, whilst I and the rest of the podcast team described how we wanted him to jump out of a plane soon — with a mobile in his hand. And record the experience for your viewing pleasure.

(James is a regular contributor to SMS Text News – both with his Whatley on Wednesday features and in the podcast.)

To underline the surprise — I explained to James ‘live’ during the recording that we’d arranged for his employer, Spinvox, to give him the morning off to do an SMS Text News skydive.

If you’d like to hear total shock — tune in to the podcast’s ‘Whatley Goes Wild‘ section. It’s listening gold.

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James’ effervescent, infectious energy and enthusiasm is are some of the attributes that make him a joy to be around — it took him 3 seconds worth of pause before he was readily agreeing. For that, we salute you, James!

Actually, we’re keen on Whatley Goes Wild. So is James. Over the next weeks we aim to put the plans into action.

CAN we actually get James to jump out of a plane whilst QIKing the experience? Well. He appears up for it. We shall see.

Meantime, do check out the podcast here.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Not that I condone the possible injury of James in any way shape or form…

    I would totally pay to see that πŸ˜€

    (Have you thought about making it pay per view Ewan? πŸ˜€

  2. hmm.. I doubt you're going to convince a UK dz to let you jump out holding a phone. Maybe if you taped it to your hand, but even then they make you do some arm cross thing as you start the jump..

  3. Maybe a jump strapped to an instructor – I've done that parascending and took some wicked photos.

  4. I thought about this, and I'd always assumed that James would be strapped to a burly young man for his jump. But if he isn't allowed to have an item in his hands (even with a strap) then we'll just turn on Qik and duct tape the phone to his head πŸ™‚

  5. I thought about this, and I'd always assumed that James would be strapped to a burly young man for his jump. But if he isn't allowed to have an item in his hands (even with a strap) then we'll just turn on Qik and duct tape the phone to his head πŸ™‚

  6. hmm.. I doubt you're going to convince a UK dz to let you jump out holding a phone. Maybe if you taped it to your hand, but even then they make you do some arm cross thing as you start the jump..

  7. Maybe a jump strapped to an instructor – I've done that parascending and took some wicked photos.

  8. I thought about this, and I'd always assumed that James would be strapped to a burly young man for his jump. But if he isn't allowed to have an item in his hands (even with a strap) then we'll just turn on Qik and duct tape the phone to his head πŸ™‚

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