Yes, it's a guy thing.
This a long story...
I was on the leeward side of a brick facade during the height of the storm (Hurricane Lili) I really tried to venture into the 100mph wind (it was probably gusting to about 110), I could get one leg into the wind but that was it; had I rushed out into it, I would have been carried along the ground like a ping-pong ball. It was so strong, it untied my shoes. While I was outside, the tool shed (which was downwind) just flew apart; an outboard motor was carried 200 feet into the neighbor's fence. Our other neighbor's large pine trees were all snapped mid-trunk, hence my estimate of 100mph. Our roof was stripped bare of tiles and part of the understructure was damaged.
This is exactly what I saw, (it's a guy thing) This guy is crazy. Footage of Lili 20 miles from my location. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9EYfCWDGlN4
However, had the storm been this
intense, guy or not, I don't think I'd have been outside! http://youtube.com/watch?v=H9VpwmtnOZc&feature=related
Wow, that video of Lili was nothing short of amazing! Highly educational too. I haven't been in a hurricane myself (the closest I ever came was when tropical depression Allison came through, and all it did was dump water on our heads for a week), and now I'm really
sure I don't ever want to. Glad hurricanes don't usually bother the DFW area (oh, but then we've got tornadoes - plenty of them - and the other videos you posted left me with the impression I don't want to be in one of those either). Seeing the roof of a building being peeled off like one would peel an orange is a scary demonstration of the tremendous power of such a storm.
And whoever filmed the last video had indeed lost his mind; he could have gotten halved by some of that sheet metal roofing flying around like everyday litter!
He seemed to dodge death on several occasions, actually. I agree - I would have been inside and huddled in a nervous ball in the most obscure corner I could find!