Video: The Eleuke Escalating Electric Fence Wager (part 2)
Ok. If you just came into this sequence of drunken buffoonery, make sure and check out Part 1 so you aren't lost. Actually, I guess you'll probably get the gist of it.... unless you are currently drunk, in which case you probably better watch Part 1.
Anyway, I should fill you in here. My brothers and I are pretty competitive. I can't really explain it because none of us really did much in the way of sports growing up (Bryan, your football season doesn't count). Yet, if you get all three of us in one place, playing cards or (God forbid, Monopoly) and there is bourbon nearby, you can expect it won't end well.
As part of this we have a running gag about staging an eating contest. So, let's say we're at a BBQ or picnic or something and one of the brothers remarks, "Man, I love deviled eggs!" Within seconds, one of the other brothers will respond with "Yeah? How many do you think you could eat in an hour". And off we go.
So, with all of this in mind, it should come as no shock to you that as soon as I put an electric fence in my backyard (to keep marauding black bears from effing up my compost bin and childrens' faces) it was less than 20 minutes before the conversation steered to, "How much money would it take for you to touch the electric fence?". If I recall correctly, Bryan started high with something like $1000 and then worked his way down to $125 or something. Colin started at $85 or something. I said $40 and then was somehow talked down to $20. And so the story begins. Don't worry though, there's quite a bit more video to come still.
To make this video acceptable for UkuleleGuy, you'll notice that I'm holding my Eleuke Electric Ukulele. Ahh yeah! Apparently I should have been playing it though, Eleuke is having a contest right now.