Thursday, February 07, 2008

Chutes and Explosions

Hey, John here. This past weekend some friends and I ventured to the majestic paradise known as Erie, PA. "Why would he drive close to three hours to visit such a soul-crushing place?" you may ask. The simple answer to that is.. Waterslides!!! Erie has one of the biggest indoor water-parks in this region of the country! They have a lot of great slides, as well as an arcade and a hot-tub for grown-ups (impoortant for those of us with a limited tolerance of children). of all the fun waterslides, though, one stood head and shoulders above the rest: Hurricane Hole. By far one of the most fun activities named after a naural disaster, the hurricane hole consists of a relatively straight tube leading downwards towards a bowl similar to that found in your common lavatory. after building up 40 mph in the tube, the rider is shot into the bowl where they careen in circles for about a half-minute until dropping out the bottom into a pool of water. Note Figure 1:

(Fig. 1)

Needless to say, plenty of fun was had at the water park. More good times were to be had, however, when on the way home we saw this sign on the side of the highway:

That's right! Fireworks and martial arts, baby! The actual name of the store is Fireworks and Karate Supplies, and the sign that actually hooked us (but was passed too fast to get a picture of) Read: Fireworks!! Swords, Knives, Pepper Spray and Stun Guns!!! Holy Geeze, that sign could only be better if it contained pornography and whip-its! I can see now that I've already surpassed my exclamation point quotient on this post, so I'll just sign off now.

Have a good one.

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