Rob Beschizza at 9:10 am Mon, Jan 7, 2013
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A man, wearing a "goat mask", runs into the English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Looks like a Pronghorn Antelope to me.
Either way, of course – Batshit crazy.
Appropriate attire for a a Polar Bear swim would be a Polar Bear costume.
At the very least, if you’re going to be in any kind of bear swim, you should be sporting some fur.
It does indeed look like a Pronghorn, but antelope is a misnomer, as the Pronghorn is, in actuality, a goat.
Is this like some sort of furry thing?
Because you know, I could get into this. That Dr. Steve Brule segment kind of turned me off for a while.
Either way, of course, still equals Batshit Crazy.
Batshit Crazy is posting the same thing over and over again, perhaps expecting a different reply?
I expect that kind of talk from a pronghorn antelope.
*sigh* Disqus is NOT your friend.
Isn’t that a Pronghorn Antelope? They are not know for their boxing prowess, but maybe Canadian antelope are into that.
Looks like a character from a somewhat obscure Nintendo DS game called Animal Boxing. It too was a bit crazy.
I’LL BE IN MY BUNK.
This human/furry hybrid hung around on scene garnering as much attention as possible. With a loud amp in tow, playing the ‘Rocky’ soundtrack(no, I’m not making this up nor writing fan-fiction) but he did reveal some of the Polar swim ethos:’look at me’
Boxing gloves? Really?
The resolution of the photo on my monitor is not very good. Is that a python wrapped around his waist? 3…2…1
Polar Bear Swim is Canuckistani for “Burning Man”?
You prepare for a North Pacific swim by dropping to 9% body fat?
And why are all the colors in that picture from a restricted palette with red as the primary accent color?
And finally .. call me crazy .. but I’ll just go out on a limb and say what everyone’s thinking but no one’s saying .. isn’t that a Pronghorn Antelope?
I’d try something witty like “it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature,” but in this case, I feel like Mother Nature be pityin’ the fool. . .I mean, look at the guns on that antelope! He’d make me crap my own teeth!
Now there’s something you don’t see every day.
Here is my high-fi recording of the same event- an appropriate soundscape for the above photo. https://soundcloud.com/user806858480/vancouver-2013-polar-bear-swim
Cheers from Canuckland
Here are a few more photos from the event, if you’re want for more :-)
Why are the hottest ones always the most unhinged?
I consider that a feature, not a bug.
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