While Austrian superbadass Felix Baumgartner was setting new records by jumping out of a capsule more than 20 miles above the surface, everyone out in the Twitterverse did what they do to break the tension: they cracked jokes about the situation, often at the expense of Red Bull, the sponsor of the event and manufacturer of alcohol poisoning's favorite wingman.
And thus began the energy-drink arms race that culminated in the Brawndo Sun-Jump tragedy of 2174.— dansinker (@dansinker) October 14, 2012
You guys! Bunch of jokers out there, I tell you what. Here's a few of our favorite tweets from during and after the jump.
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Felix lands in your NFL stadium at halftime and is all like "sup?" and then starts handing out Red Bull to everyone >— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) October 14, 2012
yeah pretty sweet jump but I fed my baby Red Bull and it died makes you think— DJ Apple (@edjeff) October 14, 2012
Doesn’t red bull have a contest for people to make fake flyers then crash them into lakes? THAT’S WHO SPONSORED HIM!?— Adam Olsen (@adamolsen) October 14, 2012
One jump from space does not make up for the millions of children born out of wedlock each year with fetal Red Bull syndrome. #livejump— Max Dawson (@fymaxwell) October 14, 2012
GOING TO CHUG 10 RED BULLS NOW.— Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) October 14, 2012
Didn't land in an above ground pool filled with Red Bull. #SpaceJumpFail— Bill Mc7 (@BillMc7) October 14, 2012
PRO TIP: would have been cooler to get Endeavour hopped up on Red Bull & drop it from 128,000 ft & parachute into the Science Ctr. & faster.— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) October 14, 2012
"@redbull gives you wiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... [4:00 later].... iiiiings!" - Felix Baumgartner— Daniel Dhers (@Danieldhers) October 14, 2012
If Red Bull really wants to impress me, they should get A-Rod to make a clutch playoff hit.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayliss) October 14, 2012
That would been sweet if it were sponsored by Redbull-vodka. "And he's...he's attempting to call his ex. He just broke a window." #spacejump— Ollie Jay (@OllieJayR) October 14, 2012
If Red Bull gives you wings, why was he just falling? #RedBullShit— Sean Klitzner (@SeanKlitzner) October 14, 2012
If you drink Red Bull you can jump from space and land on your feet OR you can be some douchebag at a bar.— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) October 14, 2012
Just watched the RedBull Stratos. Crazy! That guy was higher than Wiz Khalifa will ever get. *slaps knee*— Christopher Jacob (@JakeMaydayP) October 14, 2012
LOL @ MOUNTAIN DEW - Red Bull— Khamba (@gkhamba) October 14, 2012
If Felix dies, then please no one say 'obviously Red Bull doesn't give you wings'— Bailey (@Baileyandice) October 14, 2012