Add December 7th In Brewster To Your Schedule If You Are A Lunatic

WL BREWSTER — The Brewster Recreation Department will hold their annual Polar Plunge at Breakwater Beach at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

I went swimming in the freezing cold once, not for a plunge, just did it for no reason and I will never make that mistake again. It is a-w-f-u-l. I say this because I can obviously see why you would do it once. To say you did, but some people do it every year until they are like 98 years old, and I can’t for the life of me think of a reason.

I need answers here. Why do people do this? It literally takes no discerning talent or preparation whatsoever. Like none. So there is no gratification of achievement. Yet so many people seem to do it. Every town seems to have a polar plunge of some sort. What am I missing?

Doing a polar plunge is no different than punching yourself in the nuts as hard as you can. It doesn’t feel good, you walk funny afterwards and there’s a good chance it lowers your chances of ever having kids.

There has to be some logical explanation that I am missing, can you get high from this shit or something? Anyone?

P.S. And don’t say for charity, just donate if it’s really out of the goodness of your heart. Needy people don’t give a shit if you make a spectacle of yourself.

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  1. Maybe its because these people are bored out of their wits and have noting better to do. I mean, it’s Cape Cod, not exactly the cultural mecca of the world. Having spent too much time there for too long, I know how excruciatingly boring it can be in the winter.

  2. Hippie, I actually have been taking the plunge on the Winter Solstice (December 21) for the past 5 years now. Like you say, it's not so much "swimming" than wading into the surf, dunking under and then stumbling out. For me it's my "New Year" and something to carry on a tradition that my friends and I did. At least one of my kids is always with me to witness it….I get the same look each time…."Are you crazy Dad????".

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