Monday, June 9, 2008

Kid Fears Deflated

I realize it sounds like idle bragging to say so, but as a young man I game-planned this exact scenario thousands of times:

Scuba divers swept away in strong currents survived 12 hours in shark-infested waters before scrambling onto a remote Indonesian island where they faced yet another threat: a Komodo dragon.

The divers — three from Britain and one each from France and Sweden — came face-to-face with the giant, carnivorous lizard on Rinca's palm-fringed beach, and fought it off by pelting it with rocks and pieces of wood, Pariman, a port official said Sunday.
Of course, the Komodo dragon was just one of several predators I planned to elude after heroically outswimming the sharks and/or orcas: tigers, cobras, dinosaurs, giant scorpions, a colony of speaking apes who enslave humans, etc.

It's very disappointing that the men were able to fend off the Komodo dragon with mere sticks and stones. My scenarios usually involved coming across a cache of leftover WWII weapons and flying back to Hawaii in a rusty old Japanese Zero.

Sticks and stones? One Komodo dragon? The sharks didn't even attack. Lame.

1 comment:

Bpaul said...

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