Skateboarding in an abandoned nuclear missile silo

Skateboarder Rick McCrank hosts Abandoned, a series from Vice where he explores abandoned malls, amusement parks, racetracks, and even nuclear missile silos. Many of these are excellent places to skate.




Lots of other interesting programming at Viceland, some of which is free.

Nuclear Waste: ABANDONED (Trailer)

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  1. a_test says:

    Looks like most of the trailer footage is from an abandoned power plant. (Including when they are talking about missile silos.) Some of the underground stuff looks like old Titan silos though. I'm assuming it's just the way the trailer was cut.

  2. 7lions says:

    So, I can't tell if they're misleading the public or baiting pedants like me. Probably a bit of both.

    Most of the footage shows a cooling tower for a power plant (maybe nuclear, maybe not), sometimes under a voiceover about a Titan III launch site (an actual nuclear missile silo). Both are badass, so why conflate them and confuse people?

  3. onshi says:

    Fellow baited pedant, reporting in.

  4. Jorpho says:

    Well, it's a skateboarding movie, so of course they are.

  5. Typical Vice dabbers can't tell the diff between a silo and a cooling tower!

    Back in my day, we smoked bowls, and maintained a culturally acceptable level of specificity!

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