187. Practical Jokers Story

Q: I’m trying to find a story about two¬†friends who loved to play practical jokes on each other and as they got older the severity of the joke escalated to the point of flooded houses, dead cats and perhaps people but I don’t remember. Do you recall this story?

A: Cartoon Carol sez: “You may be thinking of ‘The Water Fight’ by John Bendel in the January ’81 (Excess) issue. It begins with an accidental splash at a swimming pool and climaxes with a house being gutted, lined with plastic, and filled with thousands of gallons of water, just waiting for the victim to open the door…”

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    You may be thinking of “The Water Fight” by John Bendel in the Jan 81 (Excess)issue. It begins with an accidental splash at a swimming pool and climaxes with a house being gutted, lined with plastic, and filled with thousands of gallons of water, just waiting for the victim to open the door…
    I always had a soft spot for this one, because it begins on July 5, 1958, the day I was born.

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    Sounds like the correct answer to me. Thanks, Carol!

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