In the summer, older male members of the Omigawd Clan are forced to undergo an unparalleled test of courage and resolve called " Shooting the Vapids" .
Here in this candid shot, a Candidate contemplates the obstacle before him : summoning all his wisdom, experience, and raw courage before essaying this cruel test.
Soon he will paddle his little kayak into "The Vapids" -
The "Vapids" are well-named. After all, what could be more vapid than paddling a kayak up the steps of a swimming pool ----at the kiddy end ???
Once this truly non-monumental task has been accomplished, the intrepid Candidate must run a gauntlet of jeering, sneering, laughing - even giggling fellow Clan Members.
Savages ! Little more than ignorant , politically unevolved savages !!!