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(Washington Post)   Two dudes made whiskey sours, built a raft, and tried to sail down a raging river during Superstorm Sandy because they very badly need to pick up some goodies at Walmart   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Wal-Mart, Maryland State Police, fire and rescue, life vests  
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10548 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Nov 2012 at 4:20 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-28 04:57:04 PM  
3 votes:
"Paddle faster! I hear banjos!"
2012-11-28 05:41:43 PM  
2 votes:

tallen702: Yep, that's bad juju right there:


No it isn't. Juju passed away a decade ago, and she wasn't *THAT* bad of a cat.
2012-11-28 04:49:04 PM  
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: If they had the ingredients for whiskey sours at home, what the hell did they need at Walmart?


Maybe they wanted to switch to Old Fashioneds.
2012-11-28 04:44:20 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-28 02:58:05 PM  
2 votes:
Today's Tom Sawyer
2012-11-28 02:26:38 PM  
2 votes:
if there is a place to go worth dying for in a hurricane, it is wal mart.
2012-11-28 02:20:53 PM  
2 votes:
And we died a thousand times in that forty miles of hell
The longest day of life we'd ever seen
But we lived to tell the story and we know the story well
The day we ran the rapids of the Green...er, Monocacy
2012-11-28 06:54:23 PM  
1 vote:
A bourbon sour made with Red Stage cherry-infused Jim Beam bourbon is the only acceptable drink for hurricane rafting. These guys were amateurs.
2012-11-28 06:47:11 PM  
1 vote:
CSB
In central AZ, i knew some guys who tried the same thing when the (normally dry or trickling ) Agua Fria River flooded. Destination: Phoenix ... 60 miles south. they made it about 8 miles before running into a similar fate (barbed wire fence in this case).

/CSB
2012-11-28 05:59:27 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Additionally, Bowers said he had not changed his view about the trip and would do it again.
"Absolutely, better boat next time,"

Ah, the American spirit I know and love.
2012-11-28 05:51:00 PM  
1 vote:
Tom Collins to the rescue.
2012-11-28 05:49:17 PM  
1 vote:
Be glad they was doing this up north, down south rafting stories usually involve banjo music and someone making animal noises
2012-11-28 05:29:37 PM  
1 vote:
People forget that Maryland is below the Mason/Dixon line.
2012-11-28 05:26:13 PM  
1 vote:

groppet: Damn they are still in my state and alive!?!??! The wife should have checked the ole life insurance policy


seriously. all paid up = wife is mounting scope to the old Kill-More2000, chugs on down the road in teh SUV from hell to find a good vantage point. plink plink, what's that? that's the sound of the fat lady singing. wife dials 1-800-write the check Premium Boy, lives happily ever after.
2012-11-28 05:21:35 PM  
1 vote:

tallen702: This is the river under the 355 bridge (downstream of where they were by about 8 river miles) at normal levels:


This is the river in the same spot during the flood in the article:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 0x0]

Dumbshiats... they wouldn't have even been able to get under any of the bridges if they'd stayed afloat, and there are 2-3 between their put-in and where they'd take out.


JESUS! The floodwater were so high the pictures are gone!
2012-11-28 04:42:13 PM  
1 vote:
Don't you need a sail to go sailing? More like they wanted to float down the river.
2012-11-28 04:42:08 PM  
1 vote:
"Two dudes made whiskey sours"

dudes = wine cooler drinking pussies
2012-11-28 04:40:20 PM  
1 vote:

tallen702: Stupid panoramio link. Here's the before: [mw2.google.com image 500x375]


Whoa...they would have lost their heads!
2012-11-28 04:39:19 PM  
1 vote:

olapbill: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Today's Tom Sawyer

Mean mean Pride.


Thank you, you guys have driven "Doe Ray Me" from the Sound of Music out of my head.
2012-11-28 04:37:30 PM  
1 vote:
This is the river under the 355 bridge (downstream of where they were by about 8 river miles) at normal levels:


This is the river in the same spot during the flood in the article:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

Dumbshiats... they wouldn't have even been able to get under any of the bridges if they'd stayed afloat, and there are 2-3 between their put-in and where they'd take out.
2012-11-28 04:36:54 PM  
1 vote:

Headso: Kingsbury's wife begged him not to go and refused to pick them up after their shopping, but a friend did agree to help them out.

Best part of the story right there...


No, this is the best part: " ... there were hints of fear - but not from the water. The paper quotes the incident report saying: "(Kingsbury) advised that his wife would be furious with him."
2012-11-28 04:34:32 PM  
1 vote:
Kingsbury's wife begged him not to go and refused to pick them up after their shopping, but a friend did agree to help them out.

Best part of the story right there...
2012-11-28 04:33:41 PM  
1 vote:
What are their Fark handles?
2012-11-28 04:27:49 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Today's Tom Sawyer


Mean mean Pride.
2012-11-28 01:36:34 PM  
1 vote:
...they used a rubber raft "rigged with a piece of plywood in the bottom and swim noodles for stability"

How could they possibly fail?
2012-11-28 01:34:43 PM  
1 vote:
Whiskey Sours are a damned fine idea, but I would have stopped there.
 
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