This Gene Pool is a Little Shallow

Friday, February 24, 2006

And now after all that seriousness...Here is a sign that I saw on my way to work this morning.

I like to call it "Thinning the Herd"



Yep, you read it right. They RACE cars on ICE on a LAKE!

16 Baleful Regards:

Kristen said...

Oh for god sakes. People have way too much time on their hands.

Nancy said...

SCARY. I guess the good thing is, they could have "crash" without the "burn."

roo said...

Maybe we should call those Darwin Awards people, give'em a heads up...

Contrary said...

Hmm. You don't usually see advertisements for mass stupidity like that. At least not here. These old boys don't want the law to find out what they're about to do.

Oh, and I completely missed your earlier post and I'm sorry about that. I've been blessed with only very mild postpartum depression so I can only imagine how you must have felt. I hate that you went through it.

I'm just enough of a glass half full girl to think that it's probably not only given you more compassion, but also more insight.

I'm quite sure you've helped many who may not have been helped if you had not gone through it yourself.

Elizabeth said...

That's what my husband calls "Evolution in Action".

jen said...

I just linked this to my new post. I believe I have found your townies' cousins. the ones who deal perscription drugs one floor below the DEA.

Mom101 said...

Google "darwin awards" sometime. This seems to fit the bill.

madge said...

Thinning, indeed. Reminds me of some friends who went to Alaska for a wedding. They stumbled on a town hosting a one-day parade and gun rally. The coup de grace of the whole bizarro day was when the townspeople floated a boat out into the lake and the every single resident shot at it until it sank.

My friends overheard the following as a grandfather instructed his young progeny to turn the switch to F (Fully Automatic): "That's F, for FUN!"

mama_tulip said...

I'm not sure whether I should laugh or roll my eyes or shake my head.

Feral Mom said...

All that being said, I'd totally go watch this event. After, of course, a stop at Johnson's Dairy Bar.

Dawn said...

Don't think I am not tempted to take a car ride at about noon on Sunday - if only to take pictures....

sweatpantsmom said...

Oooohh, good. Take pictures. (post along with Terrence in white face. Holding peas. Don't think I've forgotten, woman!)

Living in L.A. we don't have any Car Ice Races but plenty other 'Thinning Of The Herd' activities. Here we like to drive 90 mph on the 405 while holding a cell phone in one hand, an espresso in the other and maneuvering the steering wheel with our knees. Not that I've ever done it. I'm just saying.

Jinx said...

Dare I say it sounds kinda fun. (I'm in Northern IL where the ice gets mighty thick)

Jess Riley said...

Hey, they have a ton of these events in my state! Plus drunken snowmobiling at high speeds, some kind of strange milk bottle tossing competition, and darts and more darts.

Diana said...

Please oh please I hope you got pics!!!!

V said...

At least the sign was ACTUALLY pointing left!

 
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