Monday, February 06, 2006

Sons of Beaches

Headline: Swimming with sharks

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmers in an ocean race off Sydney faced their worst nightmare when a 3.5 meter (10 feet) shark was spotted heading straight for them, forcing race officials to quickly pluck competitors from the water.

The race was immediately called off, but a shorter race for amateur swimmers off Manly Beach went ahead.

So, what are they trying to say? Professionals are worth saving but amateurs are not? Or is it that the occupants of the place called Manly Beach said, "Shark? Who gives a shit about a shark? Let's go swimming!"

Do the guys on Manly Beach all walk around with their hands on their hips and chests puffed out? Are the drinks at the beach bar served in barbed-wire glasses or do they just leave the whole bottle? Is there Hugo Montenegro music piped throughout the place?

You'd have to be quite the stud to be a lifeguard on Manly Beach - David Hasselhoff wouldn't stand a chance. But even though he couldn't be a lifeguard, there's always the amateur swim contest. Besides, sharks like German food.


Blogger ItsTJoint said...

I think in order to even set foot on Manly Beach you have to defeat a shark in underwater combat.

1:37 PM, February 07, 2006  
Blogger JohnB said...

So, did anyone fin ish?

3:47 PM, February 07, 2006  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

ITJ: yes, that should be a prerequisite.

JB: ha. ha. ha. :) Yes, everyone was in a frenzy.

5:32 AM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Rocky said...

Of course there was a shark near Manly Beach. He, is, after all a man-eater...

2:31 PM, February 12, 2006  

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