So I was out walking along the Charles. I saw two idiots from MIT ( how did I know this? their friends along the shore) in a homemade boat. The vessel was constructed of empty water cooler jugs (Polar Springs to be exact). Two fools in the boat, with one paddle, or it might have been a shovel. The water is cold, cold, cold. And hypothermia is very real. These kids were bouncing around in shirtsleeves, on a windy, cold day. All I could think of was their parents, hearing that their child had drowned, of monumental stupidity.