Walter Mencken 9:29 a.m., Dec. 26
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The most recent shark attack in Hawaii, and other attacks that have occured while kayaking.
More shark stuff.
On the news, a woman was kayaking. I believe in Australia. A great white circled her, before going right at her and knocking her out of the thing. She ended up smacking it on the mouth (women are so great at that). I think she used a paddle. It swam away.
This makes me think of two stories. Actor John C. Reily was on Letterman once, talking about how a great white knocked him off the boat. He said, "I was back on that kayak in about 2 seconds."
But, the worst kayaking story, involves a couple from San Diego years ago. They went on their honeymoon in Hawaii, kayaking. They were knocked off, and the shark killed the woman. The guy made it. But, the weirdest thing when he was on the local news here. He was crying his eyes out. I felt horrible for him, losing his bride. But, he said something I found odd. He said that when the shark knocked them out, he started swimming to shore. He heard his wife screaming, and looked back and saw her being attacked, but he kept swimming.
Now, I'm not saying I blame him. What could you do? Well, I guess we now know you could use those paddles. But...how about you lie to the reporters? Who would know? You could say "I was pounding on the thing as it was biting my wife. After fighting with the thing for a few minutes, I grew tired, and finally swam into shore."