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Friday, 5 June 2015

AFL Shenanigans Round 9: Ice Bath

We called up Adelaide's only indoor paintball place.

'Hi my name's Michael, I'm part of a YouTube team that's doing a series at the moment. I was wondering if we could come down there today and shoot one of our members in the back.'
'Um... No, we can't do that,' came the unimpressed voice of the lady at the other end. 'We don't allow people to just come in and bruise their mates.'
'Absolutely, what's a safe distance we could do it from? Because we don't want to cause any actual damage, we just want to take the shot and that's that.'
'No look, it's bad for the image of paintball if we let all these people come in and film these stunts for YouTube.'
'Oh, I didn't realise you get this request often.'
'I'm going to have to say no.'
'Okay, thanks for your time.'

I hung up.
'Okay boys, looks like we're going with the backup plan.'
'So you're going to pick up some ice from the service station?'
'Sure am, do you think 30 kilos will do?'


20 comments:

  1. Man, what a sissy! You should have made him jump in the bath rather than lower himself in gradually. That's what you would have done, right?

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    1. I'd like to say it is, but until I'm faced with that situation, I'll never know :P

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  2. The whole thing was hilarious, but when he lit the candle (ah, ambiance!), I laughed out loud and called Gonzo over to see it. That was perfect.

    Good job, guys...and at least one of you was really cool....

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    1. It's so cold here at the moment (Well, cold for us anyway). I was shivering just watching him.

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  3. If I did that, certain parts of me would shrivel and never return...

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    1. I think Adam's still trying to find his :P

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  4. You all are crazy! He lasted a lot longer than I would have.

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    1. Hahaha yeah boys can be stupidly competitive :P

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  5. Love the candle, but having swum (without wetsuit) in Antarctica all I can say is WIMP.

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    1. HAHA! And you didn't even have to lose a challenge!

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  6. You should come to Canada and do a polar bear plunge in January -- then you'll know what cold is, you pampered Aussies! Seriously though, fun challenge. Lighting the candle was a nice touch, LOL

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    1. Hahaha I'm aware that Aussie cold is nothing on other places-cold ;)

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  7. He's a good sport and gave it a much better go than most would. Too bad the candle didn't help pull him through. I heard that kind of thing is really harsh on the body. I hope his...uh...warmth has returned.

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  8. No way - bravo for him! Loved the candle - I actually laughed at that. Easier to clean up than, say, wet noodles. Ha!

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    1. It is, but that's an interesting idea...

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  9. Our general rule of thumb - this is why you don't ask. Just go and do it. Truthfully, though, that ice bath looked MUCH more painful. I've played paintball all my life... I feel like I'd rather be shot in the ass than dunk my nether-bits in ice, but maybe that's just me.

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  10. Classy touch with lighting of the candle before hopping in lol.

    Tell him to suck it up. I'm sure that water isn't any colder than Lake Michigan this time of year, and we take that plunge all the time. We get lovely blue tinted lips and go completely numb, but after a minute, you get used to it ;)

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    1. I find these taunts funny, but I'm also a bit guilty because I'd be just as wimpy :P

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