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best just-wrong attraction on coney island boardwalk New York 2003 - SHOOT THE FREAK

Between Italian ice and fresh-clam stands, the Coney Island boardwalk offers the game of SHOOT THE FREAK. In 2002, visionary carny Anthony Berlingieri started offering 15 shots with a paintball gun for $5 to all comers. (Barker Sal, pictured, tells you when to shoot.) Because the freak's clad in a motorcycle helmet and head-to-toe leather, resembling a Mad Max extra, it's the heat, not the stupidity, that elicits empathy.
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