having grown up in colorado, i surely remember taking advantage of many an overflowing gutter for boat-running and dam-building, but such affairs always took place during or after a rain. in saint louis and all the august-beating backyard pools, this storied child's affair can take place on any day, rainy or blue, that someone needs to drain a pool. and no one will ever say those dearmitt boys didn't take full advantage of an opportunity to mess in someone else's waste. admittedly they do have a wildly opposite approach to the matter. while i'd be donning my monogrammed, government-grade haz-mat suit, they strip down to their knickers, and if you're not wearing any knickers, well, i guess it's clear what happens then.