One of the many fun perks about Campbell is that the Campus Activities Board plans various activities. Most of them, granted, are pretty corny, but this past Monday was the annual Cardboard Boat Race.
And yes, it's exactly as the name implies.
Kids get in groups, make boats out of nothing but cardboard and duct tape, go to the campus pool, and race them. "Awards" are given out for fastest boat, best design, best sink, etc. People get really into it, too.
Well, apparently, something unexpected happened this year. Someone dressed up as Batman, went to the race and entertained people before the races started. Somehow, without anyone noticing, Batman managed to sneak into the water after the races were over, and light a boat on fire. And then snuck off.
How someone dressed as Batman can sneak out unseen in a pool full of people is beyond me.
And more importantly, why on earth would anybody expel the energy to buy fireworks, sneak them into the area, and then light a boat on fire when no one was looking?
I mean, aside from the fact that it was completely stupid, it fascinates me that they found any point in it. And apparently someone turned Batman and his co-conspirators in, so the enjoyment lasted not even 48 hours.
People fascinate me.
I guess the lesson to be learned, if anything, is that chlorine ruins the fire-extinguishing properties of water.