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Morning Links: Move Over, Buttermilk, Here’s A Parkour Bulldog

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He's not as energetic as <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/07/meet-buttermilk-the-parkour-goat" target="_blank">the parkour baby goat</a>, but he covers more ground.

PARKOUR

PARKOUR HISTORY GREAT FOR FRENCH JOKES

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Parkour -- the style of movement seen in chase scenes Casino Royale, The Incredible Hulk, and Live Free or Die Hard -- officially got its start by David Belle in the mid-90s, with inspiration from French military and rescue training.

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FRENCH PEOPLE GET PARKOUR-Y AGAIN

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One could be forgiven for thinking Parkour is some gay French nonsense where people run up some stairs and call it a sport.

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DAMIEN WALTERS IS FLIPPY

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If the guys at <a href="http://faniq.com/blog/Video-The-Olympic-Trampoline-Event-Just-Got-Way-More-Interesting-Blog-6177" target="_blank">Fan IQ</a> know what they're talking about -- and it's possible they do -- then Damien Walters, the guy in this video, is a British gymnast.

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PARKOUR IS GREAT FOR AMATEURS

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I'm an unabashed fan of parkour (which I still prefer to call "free running" because it sounds less French).

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FREE RUNNING IS EXTREME

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I freely admit that I'm a fan of parkour, also known as free running.

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NEW FAVORITE SPORT: FREE RUNNING

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If you saw Casino Royale, you know that the best part of the movie besides the extremely sexy Daniel Craig Judi Dench <a href="http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/girls/murino.php3" target="_blank">Caterina Murino</a> was the opening chase sequence where the bomb maker dude does all sorts of crazy shit to run away from Bond.


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