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by Pat Works

On 6/26/2012 1:16 PM, Pat Moorehead wrote: I have a dim memory of how and from whom the term came - and in that sequence. What's your recollection?

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" EAT!  FUCK!  SKYDIVE!" was heralded as providing a person everything that is good and sought after.   There was debate over the order of the words.

My sex athlete friend Fedo always ranked SKYDIVE as #1.  He would and did skip a meal and do Coitus interruptus if a load was going he'd hold on to his own   ..... Fedo's approach mandated Coitus interruptus, also known as   pull-out is a method of getting sex but not missing a jump in which a man, during intercourse, withdraws his penis from a woman's vagina prior to ejaculation. The man then throws on his gear and runs to the aircraft to avoid missing a jump. Fedo chanting, "I can always get laid.  But, Jumps are hard to get; any load you miss is an skydive opportunity gone forever.  HOLD THAT PLANE"

Eat Fuck Skydive T-shirt 83 Jimmy Jones

Eat Fuck Skydive T-shirt '83 courtesy of Jimmy Jones

It came about at the same time that BASE Jumping got big.  Remember early BASE Jumpers painting "Eat, Fuck,  Skydive" to our collective horror they marked their launch points like a dog does a tree.

I speculate that it is not worded "SKYDIVE, FUCK, EAT" because that order places the penultimate at the start rather than at the end.  Skydive IS  a goal-climax of life celebration.  Whereas the first two words maintain health and attitude, the last gives live meaning.  Right?

provided by Dean Widerman. Bumper sticker circa 1978 or 1979.

provided by Dean Widerman. Bumper sticker circa 1978 or 1979.

I thought it more uncouth than "Black Death"  a wholesome warning to remember that it is dangerous up there.

Pat Works