Serendipity has never been so savage.
Roy Maloy lies on a bed of nails. A forklift lowers a 500 kilogram block of ice onto his chest and seven muscular men break the ice with axes.
“Hurry,” Roy shouts on the Youtube video as they tire. And he remains until the ice has completely shattered away.
He tells me yesterday he broke two ribs from the weight of the ice.
I met Roy Maloy at the Mt Isa Show yesterday. He broke a record struggling out of a six metre chain tied by a random from the crowd. He did it in 21.5 seconds. When a boy heckles him, Roy throws the boy’s hat into the crowd. And when he breaks the record, he gets a woman to kiss him on the cheek and he moves at the last second so their mouths touch.
We meet through a comedy friend of ours. I take him out for lunch. He puts his folded bed of nails…
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