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  1. Yes, since late November. I went ice-fishing this AM and managed to catch a 24" pike with a teardrop and 2 lb test mono. That surprised me.
  2. Belated b-day wishes friend! From the icebox up Nawth.
  3. Tiger Woods golf is a lot of fun. I hear the new version includes an array of skanks from which you may choose a caddy.
  4. Good one, but how did his name change from Mike to Rick?
  5. I was not aware that you were required to register shotguns in the UK. Interesting. I haven't hunted or shot skeet in years, myself. I still have my Ithaca Featherlight 16 ga. just in case, however.
  6. Must be a slow day down South, huh Newt? Most of these apply to your Better Half, you know. And to clarify a few entries for you Brits, Vernors is aged ginger-ale, and a Yooper is someone from our Upper Peninsula, or U.P. I'm considered a troll because I live below the Mackinac Bridge. Ice-fishing does have a certain charm, however. Like the Swedish Bikini Team:
  7. "Everyone out of the pool. There's been an accident."
  8. Remarkable. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Good stuff. Mono Lake is an interesting place to visit. It is located on the east side of the Sierras by the entrance to Yosemite NP, the remnants of an ancient salty sea with a geothermal feature in the middle. I believe it used to have a much larger area before Los Angeles started siphoning water away back in the 1920's.
  10. A 41-pound, 7.25 ounce monster brown trout was caught on a crankbait on the Manistee River in Michigan this week. The fish was 43.75 inches long, and is likely the new world record brown. The fish is 1 pound, 3.25 ounces heavier than the reigning world record German brown trout, a 40-pound, 4-ounce fish caught in Arkansas in 1992 by Howard "Rip" Collins who used an ultralight rod and 4-pound test line to catch that fish. Healy will have to apply for certification to be declared the world record holder. The state record German brown trout until today weighed 36.81 pounds and was caught
  11. Good post, Fred. What a conniving cat.
  12. Try lifting weights - 12 ounces at a time. Ha. Leg lifts work well while lying prone. Good for the abs.
  13. Thanks for sharing, John. I recall Winston Churchill writing that Europe had nothing to equal the Roman hypocaust heating system until the late 19th century. Great photos. I had no idea that the wall was in such good shape after nearly 2,000 years.
  14. You knew this was eventually going to happen, didn't you Newt?
  15. A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale ' He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there. 'You talk?' he asks. 'Yep,' the Lab replies. After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?' The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA.
  16. Nice rig, Newt. Ah, gold panning. I did that a few times when I lived in Reno, on the Yuba River up in the Sierras. We never found any nuggets but plenty of "flour gold". The inner soles of the tennis shoes I wore just for that still glitter with tiny gold particles. We didn't strike it rich but rather have fond memories of the scenery and the experience.
  17. Every so often I'll land a fish with lamprey attached. They don't let go until the fish thrashes around in the net, which for them is too late as they are on board by then. I always release them of course. In tiny pieces.
  18. This fishcam is located in the St Mary's River just downstream from the Soo Locks and Lake Superior. It must be a banner year for lamprey because most of the salmon either have them attached or they have scars from them. I was amazed at the size and number that there were of the blood-sucking snakes. All major feeder streams into the Great Lakes have lamprey weirs and are treated annually with compounds that kill lamprey larvae. Apparently something must be amiss. http://www.lssu.edu/arl/fishcam.php
  19. Try out this game: HELLEN KELLER SIMULATOR
  20. Here's a scary license plate.
  21. Here's a toast to the mother country and all of our AN friends from your English-speaking cousins across the water. Cheers!
  22. Jan is a real trooper. You da man, Newt.
  23. Maybe. I've always thought that the greatest career move Elvis ever made was his own death. It made him an overnight legend, like James Dean. Help me understand something. Why is it that famous people such as this garner so much attention to the point that they are very nearly worshipped? For example, when John Kennedy Jr crashed his plane some years ago there was a huge outpouring of grief and media B.S. for perhaps two weeks. Meanwhile, a commercial airliner crashed at about the same time with great loss of life and quickly exited from the front pages of the press. So. WTF was that all
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