Distressed kayaker saved by priests on a floating tiki bar

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/09/09/distressed-kayaker-saved-by-pr.html

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That’s quite a thread title. :slight_smile:

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Hermits on a Tki boat? Ah, that’s the Paulines, these were the Paulist Fathers.

The Society’s mission is to evangelize—preach the gospel or give information with the intention of converting people to Catholicism—the people of North America in a manner suited to the continent’s culture.

Okay, that explains the Tiki boat, I guess

But what religion, if any, was the crew of the Tiki boat, who actually rescued him? Or is it good to be specific?

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I’m calling it right now “Runner up: Headline of the Year”!

(The winner will be: “Biden wins in historic landslide.”)

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Dr. Tiki and Johnny Johnny are here to save the day.

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When I bought a kayak a few years ago, knowing almost nothing about them, I was annoyed to discover that stores still sell paddles that do not float. It shouldn’t be hard to fill lightweight metal or aluminum paddles with some foam or substance to make them float. But manufacturers or customers would have to pay more, so we get cheap sinking paddles in the 21st Century. I ended up buying a frickin leash to keep my cheap paddle from sinking. I suppose it also serves the purpose of preventing paddles that float from floating away. I am still pissed.

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saved by priests on a floating tiki boat? i’d definitely want to know more about that religion.

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Thought the headline was maybe a Mad Lib.

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This is basically how those Irish monks discovered Iceland and North America.

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God " I sent a fireman, a boat, and a helicopter, what else did you want"

Kayaker "Maybe a priest on a floating tiki bar?’

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It’s nice when things work out okay in the end.

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Ephemerisle lives on.

Ex-Catholic here. Don’t think I ever met a priest who didn’t drink, smoke or both.

One of our visiting priests once had his case of priest things pop open as he was coming into church, and a bottle of gin went rolling across the vestibule floor.

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I have heard it said that “Wherever four Christians are gathered, there is always a fifth.”

(The straight reading being that God is with them, but the joke being that they’re sharing a fifth of liquor - I had to have it explained to me, but found it pretty funny still!)

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as a former catholic (and a one-time altar boy), i believe you.

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OK

No. Well there’s a very tiny chance but no evidence whatsoever.

I bet they were drinking Singapore Slings because Bénédictine.

Also the video has a great headline: “Recovering addict rescued by floating tiki bar on Lake George.”

Wish him the best.

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:grin:

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And anyhoo, I’m playing pretty fast and loose with the word “discovered” here, considering they would have found the place already thoroughly populated. But it’s fun to imagine an 8th Century Irish booze cruise stumbling into Newfoundland.

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On the other hand,

How do you keep a Mormon from drinking all your beer on a fishing trip?

Invite two Mormons.

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