This is the second comic in the style on the guys over at Louder than Bombs .
There are all sorts of fool's errands out there. I learned many of these in the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts; snipe hunting, left-handed smoke benders, getting 50 feet of waterline, refilling the comps oil, and more. This was the first new one I've heard of in probably five or eight years. My friend actually had this poor kid shaking a paint can for a half hour, before he finally needed the paint back. It is still uncertain if the poor victim ever realized that the paint can would never stop rattling.