Tree Sitting Craze

I posted this on a day ago. A look back at the tree-sitting craze of 1930.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 01, 2015
     Category: Alex

My take on why so many tree sitters: Monkey see, monkey do. And aren't we humans just overblown monkeys deep down?

Alex, I see that you mention the Hunter Brothers and their crazy plane stunt. Grandma Bragg told me the story once and years later I caught a filmed documentary about the flight. Those guys actually performed maintenance on the motor while flying the plane.
Posted by KDP on 09/01/15 at 05:29 PM
This reminds me of pole sitting and the MASH episode where Klinger did that and came so close to Potter actually giving him the section 8 he wanted.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/01/15 at 07:11 PM
Close but no cigar for Klinger! See what kids were forced to do before video games and the internet.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/01/15 at 08:17 PM
They all grew up and bred my generation's tree huggers. It's evolution in action.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/02/15 at 12:17 AM
Posted by Phideaux on 09/02/15 at 01:33 PM
The article leaves an important question unexamined: what did they do about nature's call?
Posted by ges on 09/02/15 at 02:28 PM
That begs the question of who picked it up?
Posted by KDP on 09/02/15 at 03:47 PM
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