Saturday, January 2, 2010

Crazy, For A Cause

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We interrupt our coverage of First Night in St. Louis for the following news bulletin:

New Year's Day was cold but not bitterly so. Somebody told me the water temperature in the Mississippi was about 35 F. or 2 C. As they do on this day every year, a group of hardy or foolhardy water skiiers plunge into the icy river, all for the benefit of the Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association. It looked like it could cause heart arrest, or at least be very, very uncomfortable. Yet there were a lot of participants, some wearing top to toe wet suits and others with bare arms, legs and feet. The announcer asked if any of the spectators would like a lesson. Pas moi. If you're interested, there's a really good explanation of the purpose of the event here.

TOMORROW:
a skier and ski - uh - device not to be believed.


10 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Hope this cold stunt helped the cause!

Jim said...

Good times indeed!

Virginia said...

That's hard to believe, but we have your "Johnny on the Spot" photos to prove it!!!
V

Sharon said...

I'll have to take a pass on the lessons. If the temperature gets below 60 here, I'm shivering.

Michelle said...

Can't wait for tomorrow's pics of the crazy guy!

Luis Gomez said...

Bravo for these guys! But just to think of how cold the water is makes me really cold.

Louis la Vache said...

Mercy that looks COLD!!!!

Stessie said...

I didn't make it down there to show the Brits those crazy Americans. You couldn't pay me enough...

Fernando Lipina said...

Good Cute... Happy New Year 2010!

Jilly said...

My God, talk about catching the moment in that first photo! Bravo.