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Drunken Swede Tries To Row Home

By Wyatt Earp | July 2, 2008

Vinnie Antonelli’s favorite ice hockey babe, Emma Laaksonen.

I can hear Vinnie now: “Oh, you just know this would never happen to a Finn!”

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A drunken 78-year-old Swede stole a dinghy after a night out in the Danish town of Helsingor and tried to row back to Sweden, but fell asleep halfway, Danish police said on Monday.

When the man discovered he lacked the necessary funds to pay for the ferry from Helsingor to Helsingborg in Sweden on Saturday, he decided to row the five km (three miles) across the strait of Oresund that separates the two.

He quickly grew tired and, trusting fortune and the currents to see him safely home, took a snooze at the bottom of the boat, where Danish police later found him out at sea, still asleep. (H/T – )

Lousy drunk! Strangely enough, The Badger tried to row his car home one night after our ice hockey game. He would have made it, too, if he hadn’t accidentally deployed his anchor.

Topics: Snarkasm | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Drunken Swede Tries To Row Home”

  1. USA_Admiral Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Everybody has a dream I guess.

    Old age and senility along with alcohol will produce some great news results.

  2. GroovyVic Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 am

    “row the boat ashore” indeed!

  3. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    So that’s what they’re calling it now; “deploying your anchor.”

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Admiral – It’s funny when you picture this lunatic passed out in a rowboat.

    GroovyVic – He just missed the “ashore” part.

  5. vincent_antonelli Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    wonder if he found my football when he floated out to sea?

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Vinnie – Funniest sight . . . ever! What did it take, about five minutes for the ocean to take it out a mile? I told you that you should have gone in after it, but noooo . . .

  7. RT Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    He might want to consider not making life altering decisions when he drinks.

  8. AJ Lynch Says:
    July 2nd, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    “Tried to row his car home” LOL. .. don’t you hate when that happens.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    RT – My co-worker Rob’s favorite pickup line is, “Let’s get drunk and make bad decisions.” I think that applies to this story.

    AJ – Don’t blame him. He went to LaSalle. Heh.