Legless Swede attempts to row home
A 78-year-old Swede has earned himself a place in hard-drinking lore by attempting to row home after a robust session in the Danish town of Helsingor - an ill-advised venture since it involved a 5km (3 mile) paddle across the Oresund Strait to Helsingborg.
The unnamed amateur oarsman, having apparently soaked up a skinful, was left without cash for the ferry back to his native land. Accordingly, he stole a dinghy and set off across the busy shipping lane, but dropped off halfway across and drifted oblivious until coastguards discovered him still akip in the vessel.
He was returned to Denmark and put on a ferry as soon as he'd sobered up, Danish news service Ritzau reports. According to Reuters, the dingy's owner will not press charges. ®
And the IT angle?
Ah, we're glad you asked us that. Our research indicates that when WordPerfect was researching voice synethesis back in the 1980s, one of the prototypes was dubbed "The Drunken Swede". Defence rests.
We have the beer scooter. In the wee small hours the beer scooter turns up to take you home. Normally, due to the speed at which it travels, you will fall off at least once and that is the cause of all those unidentified drinking injuries and the memory loss from concussion. You pay the driver, Bachus, with whatever cash you have left over but get a kebab chucked into the deal.
You're all heretics! To deny the benificence of the beer scooter, so! Shame on you for constructing false rationalisations!
@ Alan Parsons
I have to agree, though we had a magic carpet Though the magic carpet would always get us home nice and safe it required payment in memories. The problem was it appeared to always take the memories from the person who was lhe most inebriated and who had made the biggest fool of himself.
Ah memories,...or the lack of them, those were the days