Rollin' on the River
August 4, 2008 5:59 PM   Subscribe

The Big River Show. So, you've decided spend your summer floating down the Mississippi River. You're going to need a 35-year-old pontoon boat, the proper attire, and something to snack on. Oh, and you might not want to go during a 500 year flood. posted by Horace Rumpole (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What an awesome idea for an adventure.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:04 PM on August 4, 2008

That looks fun...
posted by schyler523 at 6:14 PM on August 4, 2008

HurricaneWorld is like the Jupiter of StormWorld. LOL. Great stuff.
posted by yort at 6:22 PM on August 4, 2008

Featured on the latest Jordan, Jesse, Go! podcast. (NSFW language.)
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 6:23 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]

I think you traditionally also need an African-American Jim.
posted by orthogonality at 7:06 PM on August 4, 2008

heh. 41 years on this planet and I hadn't yet really thought through or come across why H2O is a liquid and not a gas, even though the molecular weights of 2•H and O are a lot less than eg. N2.
posted by yort at 7:33 PM on August 4, 2008

This was a really cool idea.
posted by drezdn at 7:47 PM on August 4, 2008

Stay out of the water!
posted by JujuB at 8:48 PM on August 4, 2008

I have spent the summer floating down the Mississippi River and would like to comment.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 11:10 PM on August 4, 2008

I know it's probably fashionable not to like stuff like this, but I really like stuff like this. Good on these guys for doing it and blogging it, I say.
posted by Alterscape at 1:18 AM on August 5, 2008

How can they not have money for gas, but have money for a wireless internet connection? Smells kinda fishy to me.

Still, if they want to make some money, I've got a fence that they can paint.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:26 AM on August 5, 2008

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre did the same thing with its Circus of Water Circus back in 1983, with 25 adults, 5 kids, and 2 dogs. The company bought a boat that stopped running in St. Louis. Yet they still made it to New Orleans by Halloween weekend. It was quite the production.
posted by wheelieman at 6:00 AM on August 5, 2008

These days gas cost is rising ... So if you donate to us we’ll get moving and check out the next great adventure in our path and make a film about it.

I'm with PeterMcDermott. First thing I'd do if I decided that I wanted to spend my summer unemployed, floating down a river, is figure out how to save enough frikken money to pay for it.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 2:31 AM on August 6, 2008

There is this British guy and his dad who are trying to sale down the river in a boat made of cartons. That's just poor decision making.
posted by Waitwhat at 5:49 PM on August 6, 2008

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