Monday, November 5, 2012

Power Boat Races

I have never been much of a fan of the power boat races in Key West but after last year's fatal wreck and the grieving widow's lawsuit I am less enamored than ever of this lame excuse to show off one's penis extender. I mean, if you choose to take part in a massively expensive, inordinately pointless dangerous sport, and you die while doing it, your heirs should have the good grace to go home and lick their self inflicted wounds in private. But no, this is America where self reliance modesty and good manners have been sold down the river of avarice so now we have another chance to watch these bluebottles racing dangerously up and down the Key West Harbor.

 
Enjoy if you can. But remember, if anything goes wrong this year, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Not the participants, never in life should we hold the "sportsmen" who power these preposterous excuses for boats, never could we hold them accountable for their own folly. That would be unAmerican.

 

 

2 comments:

Scootard said...

I am sure the sailors chuckle as they glide by in near silence, assured of the Florida breezes, and smirk at the noise, fuel consumption measured in 10s of gals per hr. and stunning cost of such efforts.

1 days racing could keep a sailor going for 4-5 years and a scooterist even longer.

Conchscooter said...

No doubt. Conspicuous onsumption at its
Loudest.