On our last trip to Seaworld, we passed the Journey to Atlantis ride and saw a man with a stack of quarters a mile high, feeding them into these machines like candy. The boat barreled down the ramp: the riders looked relieved that they didn't get very wet. Then he pushed that fatal button. Water spewed out of the canon. The riders screamed. Another boat cruised down, but the same fate awaited it. The pure torture he inflicted on his victims was so entertaining we watched it for a good twenty minutes. He only left for a few seconds to acquire another stack of quarters. I don't know who that man was, but I thank him for making the memory that inspired this picture. Now every time I go to Seaworld, I intend to bring a stack a quarters (or at least watch other button pushers use them).
Can you guess who the passengers are that are getting soaked? Can you spot Hank from Finding Dory?
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