Badass Of The Week is one of my most favorite blogs on the planet. It's always interesting and the summaries the guy does are highly entertaining. When he drops something like this:
But Hideaki Akaiwa isn't a regular guy. He's a fucking insane badass, and he wasn't going to sit back and just let his wife die alone, freezing to death in a miserable water-filled tomb. He was going after her. No matter what.
How the fuck Hideaki Akaiwa got a hold of a wetsuit and a set of SCUBA gear is one of the great mysteries of the world. <snip> Regardless of how he came across this equipment (borrowing, stealing, buying, beating up a Yakuza SCUBA diving demolitions expert, etc.) Hideaki threw on his underwater survival gear, rushed into the goddamned tsunami, and dove beneath the rushing waves, determined to rescue his wife or die trying.
The only response (besides cheering) is this!
I am suddenly inspired to dust off my PADI open water certification...but I can't afford to do so. Dammit!