“Do a barrel roll”

It had long been a dream of Ted’s to barrel roll over the edge of Niagara Falls.

He’d never been much of a daredevil per se, yet this act of rebellion had excited him ever since he’d caught a TV Movie of the Week in 1974; The Great Niagara.

It had been done before though, and this was a problem. Ted wasn’t keen on leaving behind a legacy as “the clichéd old fool”.

It was a cold Sunday morning in February when Ted stumbled upon his single greatest idea. Or, to be more precise, Ted tripped over his kitchen chair.

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Thanks for the kind words last week, folks. Apologies if I didn’t get to your stories, I’ll make a much bigger effort this week I promise!

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25 thoughts on ““Do a barrel roll”

  1. neilmacdon says:

    What fun! I can’t help thinking a barrel would have been safer.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Excellent! I can see him now, strapped to the chair, hurtling towards the edge… Great fun 🙂

  3. Haha perfect!! Ted’s giving me a few LOL moments this week…

  4. Dear Peter,

    Ted’s in for a wild ride. Hope that kitchen chair has seat belts. Fun!



  5. Rowena says:

    This made me laugh and cry all at once. Here’s to a real individual!
    xx Rowena

  6. Tripping over the chair was more of an omen to me than an idea! I hope he made it!

  7. Sandra says:

    He seems to have already parted company with his vehicle of choice. 🙂

  8. jellico84 says:

    Oh, this was hilarious. A chair… over Niagra… oh, the very definition of ‘idiot in action’. Loved it! 🙂 ❤

  9. Mike says:

    This is not going to end all! I enjoyed this story.

  10. Mike says:

    I guess he strapped a barrel to each side of his chair, but forgot to tie off the knots. It seems the chair survived but as for him? A fun take – I enjoyed it.

  11. Geez. Now there’s a twist. Well done.

  12. Dale says:

    That definitely cannot end well… but leaves us in stitches!

  13. Michael Wynn says:

    Well good luck with that, I can’t see it ending well, I think his next seat could be a cloud.

  14. Yoiks! A bad idea at best. Fun story.

  15. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    I agree this was great fun. Well done.

  16. Oh my goodness! I don’t think it will go well!

  17. wmqcolby says:

    As they say, “It’s only a movie.” Funny ending, Mr. B.

  18. It doesn’t bode well for Ted, but hey, at least he can rest assured that he won’t be remembered as a cliché!

  19. tedstrutz says:

    I love it, of course!

  20. Did Ted and his Chair survive the ride? Fun story, I enjoyed it :-).

  21. subroto says:

    Obviously the chair survived, not so certain about Ted. Nice one.

  22. The best ideas are the crazy ideas. If Ted survives to tell the tale, that is. 🙂

  23. Tamal says:

    That was hillarious.

  24. Cruel but great fun. Splash.

  25. Minus the “clichéd”, legacy intact.

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