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NOVEMBER 5, 2012

SHANE BONIFAY DANNY HARF / COLLIN HARRINGTON / ANDREW PASTURA

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there, Shane Bonifay should be your king. He’s been doing the ”Carpe Diem” thing his whole life. Funny, spontaneous and a sickeningly gifted athlete,

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days for a vacation with a crew of people. How was it? Not that great. I got stung by a stingray. We were staying at a resort and I went in

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SHANE BONIFAY stepped down too quickly ‘cuz I

I remember it hurt but I was

went out to dinner. They must

just felt this stabbing feeling on

kinda numb to it. But it killed the

have been around 7 and 5, and

the top of my foot. I tell the girl

whole vacation for me. Everyone

how on earth they would leave

that I think I just got stung by a

else was having an “Extreme”

kids with me is beyond compre-

stingray, and she immediately

vacation, out doing all this crazy

hension. And they would always

jumps up into my arms. So here

stuff. I just went down to chill

bring their karate sparring gear.

I am, freshly stabbed and having

and relax, and I’m the one that

And the second our parents

to carry this chick back to shore.

ends up getting hurt and sitting

would leave, I would make them

out. Sucked.

get in their sparring gear and

Did it bleed? I didn’t know until I got to shore. I get in shallow

On another topic, you were

I would kick their asses. It was

enough water where I can finally

the prequel to the whole “Bob

just ruthless, brutal beatings I

see my foot and it was covered

Soven” show today, the first guy

would give to both of them. And

in blood. We had been drinking

to really bring personality to the

it was funny how differently the

all day so my blood was nice and

table. Do you think Bob ought to

brothers reacted. Without fail,

thinned out by then. I drop the

pay you some kind of copyright

Phillip would end up crying. Bob,

chick and go running for a resort

fee? I am so down with what

however, always took his beat-

medical staff person who hap-

Bob is doing. He just goes for it.

ings like a man, laughing the

pened to be on the beach. He

I don’t know if I’d be down per-

whole time. My respect for him

looks at my foot and tells me to

sonally with wearing ridiculous

started growing right there.

follow him, and he begins run-

tights or whatever on MTV, but

ning up the beach, so I run, too.

hey, when I look at Bob

We get to the first aid room and

I see something I could

my foot is all bloody and sandy

be doing if I was still up

and gross. He then just has me

for that kind of stuff.

soak my foot in ridiculously hot

He’s certainly been

water for a long time, and would

around you long

periodically come over and

enough for some of

squeeze it, to get the poison out.

that to rub off. What

How about the pain? At first,

do you remember

I would estimate that it was

about the early days

about five times worse than a

when you were hang-

bee sting. The medical guy said

ing with Phillip and

the pain would get worse and

Robert? Our parents

last for five hours, but I just did

were friends so I would

four quick tequila shots and

babysit the two of

everything became kinda blurry.

them when the adults

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