Wednesday, May 2, 2007

No. 0014 - Piñata con el Coche

I was over at a friend's house for a birthday party this week and of course, there was a piñata. Besides the birthday boy, most of us had an opportunity to take a swing at it with a broom stick, mainly because this piñata was quite sturdy. Then I think back, I couldn't recall the one time when a piñata would get hit and explode in such a manner that the candy would go all over the place. Search your piñata memory bank real quick. What usually happens? First thing, the string always breaks first. Then, after you re-tie it, maybe an appendage would break off (in this case, it was Spoonge Bob's leg). Then what?! Then the candy would slowly trickle out of a piñata fracture and would still retain most of the candy. The bottom line is that the satisfaction of the out pour of candy is taken away due to the over sturdyness of the piñata. After a few batters, my friend Nate suggested "maybe we should us a car instead." This is where I took that idea to the n-th degree. Why not a car?! Here's how I envision it. Blindfold the birthday person and put them in a car. Dangle the piñata with a long stick and give it to the "runner". Yes it would suck to be the person holding the stick with the piñata running around in an empty parking lot (with no light poles of course), but imagine the fun and entertainment the spectators will have. To ensure the safety of the "runner", all you need to do is to have an extra long stick which would give the runner ample of time to dodge the charging vehicle. . . . kind of like bull fighting with a car.

4 comments:

Chris Williams said...

I love it Patrick, most likely for older kids but I would go for it. In my memory bank for pinatas the string breaks and then all the kids swarm in like hyenas and tear it to shreds and it's one big candy frenzy of paper flying everywhere and kids screaming and pushing and grabbing anything that gets near them that might resemble a piece of candy; it is very scary.

Emily Sears said...

I think if you stick to big round pinatas, they break more dramatically than squarish ones. Which means spongebob is nothing but problems. But I'm all for an excuse to play Chicken blindfolded. :)

Liz Mallet said...

I stopped when you said "blindfold the person and put them in the car...." This can't be a safe game.

Noelle Lee said...

Good one, Patrick! However, in second grade I broke the piñata, and the candy went flying! But I was blindfolded, so after I made serious contact with the piñata, there was this roar of charging, screaming, and hurraying. By the time I got the blind fold off to see what all the commotion was about, the candy was pretty much gone. So, I think that everyone is just pretending to be weak so that someone else will break the piñata and they will get the candy.