Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Manifestly Awful Idea

Next Swim:  Tuesday April 18th 6PM (no joke!?)

Last Swim: Diablo and Itch claim to have swum "a couple strokes" last Sunday with the water temp registering 47.  Lacking any photographic proof or accounts from reliable witnesses I'm trying to decide whether to file this report under "fake news", "drunken rant", or just plain "bullshit".

Several weeks ago, after one (or five) too many, Itch declared that he would swim at Klode on Tuesday April 18th "no matter what".  (For reference, we normally start lake swimming in mid to late May, when the water temp reaches the 50's, currently it's in the 30's and low 40's.)  At the time we laughed it off, which was probably a mistake because the more we ridiculed the idea the more he insisted that he would be taking the plunge on April 18th.  In the following weeks nobody would have blamed him if he had just dropped the matter, but apparently his self image does not allow him to back off a pledge even if it's a manifestly awful idea.  (One has the impression that a similar chain of boasts and provacations will lead to World War Trump.)

I want no part of this lunacy but feel responsible in the sense I may have helped to provoke this madness, so I will be there to take pictures, dial 911 and administer Killepitsch to the survivors.  See you on the beach Tuesday at 6PM.  


Kahuna said...

Them be some ugly temperature maps.

Showgirl said...

Let's do this.

Kahuna said...

Crud! A girl's going in! Damn!

Kahuna said...

Fyi, on a separate issue, several of us are going over to the Marcus Northshore tomorrow evening to watch the documentary Boston, which is all about the history of the Boston Marathon. I think Patriarch will be there, plus me, Panini, Show Girl (assuming she doesn't sink after hitting an iceberg this evening), Crash, and possibly others. One show only at 7:30. I have a reservation for a table for 12 at Zaffiro's at 6:15, but I think the table is almost full, so I can't guaranty a seat, unless contacted soon. Give me a call if you have an interest in coming (414.418.4469).

Gumdrop said...

One mans awful is another's awesome.