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Grand Canyon Tightrope Walker

PANTSED

... For Life

6/26/2013 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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World record-setting Grand Canyon tightrope walker Nik Wallenda won't have to worry about scaring the pants off himself anymore -- because one jeans company has offered to keep him stocked with trouserly replacements for life.

FYI, Wallenda was wearing Buffalo Jeans when he performed his highwire stunt on Sunday -- becoming the first man ever to cross a massive gorge near the Grand Canyon -- and the jeans company wants to express its gratitude by giving him a lifetime supply of their threads.

A rep for Buffalo tells us, "We know we have brand loyalists but this takes it to a whole new level -- literally."

The rep says Wallenda's wife and children will also be receiving a lifetime supply of Buffalo jeans.

As for some kind of business partnership, or spokesperson agreement, Buffalo says nothing of the kind has been discussed just yet. The rep says, "We can discuss business later."

And if free jeans weren't enough, Buffalo has also erected a thank-you billboard to Wallenda in Times Square.

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shabbs69    

Now that is a WHITE boy for ya!!!

383 days ago
2.

Stiletto    

Careful Buffalo...he believes in God & Jesus as well...you will wind up getting boycotted by the nutcases.

383 days ago
3.

Jon    

Good story about a Talented Man now if TMZ could only keep on that track.

383 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Good marketing - smart for Buffalo to tag on to this event..

383 days ago
5.

Mazor    

PRAISE JESUS!

383 days ago
6.

dot7866    

Who would buy those "MOM Jeans"?

383 days ago
7.

chaozz    

Is there any reason someone would risk their life to do this?

383 days ago
8.

KnuckleDragger    

I would have been impressed if he'd have walked across that huge rope without a balance bar. The balance bar is like having a hand rail. It's all in the physics.

383 days ago
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garwilly     

TMZ's next story! Here is a rock that a celebrity throw...it will be taken care for the rest of it's rock life

383 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Nik Wallenda was walking across a well-publicized tightrope walk near the Grand Canyon. Just as he approached the middle of his walk...a strong wind came up and blew him off the wire sending him to his death.
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Upon reaching the Pearly Gates Mr. Wallenda demanded to see God immediately. After some paperwork...Saint Peter took Mr. Wallenda to see God.
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Mr. Wallenda: "Didn't you hear me out there praying to Jesus to protect me? I mean, bunches of times. BUNCHES!"
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God: "Yes, Nik, I did."
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Mr. Wallenda: "So then, WTF?"
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God: "I admire your bravery, Nik. I admire your spirit of adventure. But, I'm God, and what you did there was pretty stupid. Chances are, had I let you make it all the way across, some naive kid was going to try that and die as well...and I just can't have that."

383 days ago
11.

NOT ELMO    

i hear he is Asian.....

383 days ago
12.

gbtw    

umm, not to be too litigious, but that "thank you" is probably a violation of his intellectual property rights- not that the guy is probably likely to sue, but i'd say they're trading off of the guys's name/likelihood. i mean, if levi's put up a shot of cameron diaz' ass in their jeans and said, "thank you for wearing our stuff"- you can bet they'd get their asses sued.

383 days ago
13.

Phoenicks    

He gets a lifetime supply of pants because he didn't s--t his pants

383 days ago
14.

jayboat    

It wasn't the Grand Canyon. It was a 1/3 of a mile across a gorge NEAR the grand canyon.

383 days ago
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milly5    

Thats not a Thank You card that's free adver. for them.

383 days ago
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