tbaker2500 wrote:Welcome to the forums, badass fish catcher!
You are officially member 299!
Nervous Tick wrote:As a catcher of Jack fish (pike) I am pleased to see them getting them getting the respect they need and deserve. Although I feel Norm missed one major food group that ups their badassedness to a whole new level; human hands. I've seen it, heard it, and felt it. When those suckers are hungry, you become the fishing hook line and sinker (har har).
Slough Sharks are the reason I don't swim at dawn.
swamp wrote:Hey there.
I thought the story was just okay. Kind of cool, but it didn't really hook me either.
Norm's humor cracks me up. The "Norman, the Mormon" line made me laugh. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, often referred to as Mormons, I did want to clear up a couple things. The practice of polygamy was practiced for about 60 years in the 1800's. Not every family practiced it, and it was a burden for most. The practice was officially stopped in 1890. Many splinter groups from the main church have evolved and still practice polygamy to this day. They are also referred to as Mormons, so it gets confusing. Anybody who practices polygamy now in the original church would be excommunicated.
Sorry for being boring. Norm's line was very funny; I love to listen to DC for his quick wit as much as I do the stories. Keep it up.
Mr. Tweedy wrote:I LOLed at the intro, where Norm discusses which people, organizations and/or inanimate objects enjoy catching either grass carp or pike. That's classic Norm: Take some simple bit of trivia or common phrase and expand on it to the point where you've built this absurd mythology around it, like a rhetorical Rube-Goldberg machine. The best example of this was his expansion of the Creative Commons License blurb into a future history of the world, but being told that the flu catches grass carp was pretty funny too.
The story was interesting, but I can't say I really understand it. If the shamans are using future technology, then surely the son, being very much a child of his time, would already know about it and understand that, yes, the bear is his mother. Rather than be skeptical of his father's ideas, he would simply think it odd that his father would refer to modern cybernetics using religious language. He would also probably find it offensive that his father would be going out to ritually hunt his mother rather than dispatching the Coast Guard to rescue her. Or is it the case that Native American shamans have always used advanced cybernetics? That interpretation raises way too many questions.
I guess I feel like the story mixed up ancient and futuristic more or less at random, without much evident logic as so which parts went where. That made for an interesting ride, but I don't feel like it took me anywhere.
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