Friday, March 6, 2009
MORE CANDIDATES FOR THE DARWIN AWARDS?
Just think how stupid the average person is,
and then realize that half of them
are even stupider!"
If I were to give these two guys the benefit of the doubt, I could say they have probably lived here a lot longer than me, maybe all their lives, and thus may know the ice conditions better than me, but there's no way I would have gone out on the ice yesterday afternoon. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. I could not believe my eyes when I looked up from my computer and saw them heading out, each carrying an end of the yellow boat. As you can see from their reflections, there's liquid water on top of the ice. It's not deep, but still... A few days ago I took photos of the cracks in the ice along the shore, and it didn't look good then. Remember those ice fishing guys in Ohio a few weeks ago who drove their ATVs over a crack in the ice by putting down plywood, and ended up having to be rescued by helicopters and airboats? All I could think of watching these two was, Whadaya nuts?! I watched these two 'til they climbed up to the top of that pile of ice and disappeared. I don't know what happened to them after that. Maybe they figured if the ice broke, they could always jump in the boat. Except they didn't take it with them to the summit.
These fellows may have turned out all right (we hope) but those who don't do not depart unrecognized; visit The Darwin Awards site (but be sure to have a bowl of Black Humor Krispies for breakfast, first)
Al photos enlarge