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BS: Lobster and beer

Little Hawk 25 Dec 11 - 10:42 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 10:42 PM

Enough of the sodding English, I say! Let's have a rousing chorus of "Scots Wha Hae Wi' Wallace Bled"!

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 09:39 PM

Lobster and beer
Lobster or beer
Hump death
Hump death
hump death
I'd go for the beer - rather than a gang of scaly crud eaters.
Leave them at the botton of the sea. they're happy enough, and they won't give you food poisoning down there.

Min you, when they take over the world, they'll be whingeing like the Irish about how we used to boil them alive and attacked their culture and thought their poetry was in an odd language.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 05:04 PM

I didn't say the problem would be easy to solve. Maybe it's better that their shit sinks and the lobsters eat it? I wanna be green, just not green.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 04:52 PM

But if they ate more fibre - the sea and the rivers would have fish shit coating the surface.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 04:38 PM

It's all about fibre. Ya gotta eat fibre to float it. Fish don't eat enough fruit and cereal and such. Big problem. We need to spend more effort educating fish to eat a healthier diet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 04:30 PM

its funny how some crap floats and some sinks....I wonder what that's all about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 04:00 PM

Fish shit sinks in a spring. Same as the fish shit from the fish you eat. Only difference is the size of the pond, Al. Besides, they never ate raw fish. Like me, they cooked their fish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 03:22 PM

did that mean they were drinking the water that the fish crapped in?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 03:16 PM

Me relatives up Kent County poached everything. They would invite the warden (yes, back then there was only one warden for miles), a bachelor, for dinner often.

Then came the new DNR. Hired young fellahs. Armed them! They tried to catch Thomas and Hensley for years. Not a hope. I mean, talk about clueless... they had a tractor and there wasn't much snow one year. I mean, if yer plowin a yard and ya got a BIG snowbank??? Wouldn't ya check that out and find tha moooze? Their father built his house over a spring. Great place to keep salmon and trout fresh as a daisy... fer when the warden popped by.

They would gather a whitetail fawn in spring and keep it in with the sheep. The wardens would confiscate it and release it. It would find it's way back. I'll stop there.

One year, Hensley lost 80 hogs to hoof and mouth, had to shoot em all, burn em in a pit and bury em. Applied for assistance. Got it. And the coin he sold the hogs for. Poachers? These guys were masters. Hensely use to cut crooked would for the welfare bunch at $40 a cord... takes a lot more cords a crooked wood to heat a house than proper stovewood.

Hensley and his stills... they grew a lot of corn and spuds...the coal mine... oh, the stories.

Think I might have some more shrimp and beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Ed T
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 11:54 AM

Our family had a bunch of tasty lobster last night also. Good,full shelled and reasonably priced (at least locally) this year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 10:35 AM

We ate a whole bunch of wonderful lobsters at my cousins' place last night. Yummy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 10:04 AM

Now that I've had my morning Shipyard Ale, I guess I should post this old song:


The Ice Fishing Song-2

(Parody by Garrison Keillor ©1999
Adapted for Maine by Charlie Ipcar 1/20/03
Tune: The Greenland Whale Fisheries)

When I was young I'd tell tall tales,
And lying was my sport,
But I've told no lie since late last week,
When the gang and I went "nort", me boys,
The gang and I went "nort."

The gang was Fitzie, Mike and me,
We met the break of day;
We packed the booze and the cooler in the back,
In our kingcab tore away, me boys,
In our kingcab tore away.

We reached the lake after dark,
And drove out on the ice;
We opened up the shack and we fired up the stove,
And passed that bottle twice, me boys,
Passed that bottle twice.

The fishing hole was thick with ice,
And it was late at night;
So Fitzie reached into his tackle box,
To get his dynamite, me boys,
To get his dynamite.

He lit the fuse, threw it down the hole,
And then he stamped and cursed;
"Cripes, I've made a foolish mistake,
That was our old bratwurst, me boys,
That was our old bratwurst."

Then from the hole where the bratwurst sank,
A giant fish leaped out,
A thirty-pound trout the size of a dog,
With the bratwurst in his mouth, me boys,
The bratwurst in his mouth.

So we passed the bottle once again,
To celebrate the catch;
Then Fitzie reached down for a cigar,
And I saw him light the match, me boys,
I saw him light the match.

That cigar blew Fitzie over Isle au Haut,
And Mike to the Bay of Booth;
But since my life was spared that day,
I'm here to tell the truth, me boys,
Yes, I'm here to tell the truth!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 09:58 AM

Ed T-

I do like a good hanging story with a happy ending, which reminds me of another story with some good old boys I used to hang out who used to love to go ice-fishing.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Ed T
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 08:58 AM

""nice story - apart from the description of the hanging.""

The rest of the story...at the time, the fishery officer told me that the old gent was later examined at the hospital, and he had no physical injury. He said that the old guy lived to a ripe old age, and it was the last time he tried to hang himself, as far as he knew.
The lobster poaching operation lasted for a few more years, they eventually moved on, and the conservation officers never established a poaching case against them, though they continued to try and catch them. He said that it was the last stake out he participated in against these folks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 08:30 AM

nice story - apart from the description of the hanging. merry christmas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 09:06 PM

A long ago deceased Cdn. fishery officer (conservation guy) told me a story of stake out of a group of big-league lobster poachersm in the 1950's. They had a illegal canning operation that would move from house to house, and they had good look outs, so could never catch them.

They got word that one of their sons was getting married and a big poached lobster feed was planned during the boys stag party at the poachers house. On the day of the big party, they sat in the sourrounding woods, watching and waiting for the lobsters top arrive.

The main poachers elderly father was a gent who could not handle booze. Each time he drank any significant amount, it drove him wacky, and he eventually attempted suicide (normally by rope). So, they kept a close eye on him.

Well, seems like that day the old gent sneeked a few brew on the side, without any of the party-folk noticing. Through their field glasses, the officers were surprised to see the grandfather walking directly their way. They feared they would loose their cover. He walked nearer. Not far from where they were staked out the old fellow looped a rope around the limb of a big tree. He then climbed it, wrapped the rope around his neck, and jumped. He was was dangling and turning blue. They rushed over and cut him down, and took him to the party house, where emergency help was called. The ambulence arrived and took him away.

The poachers warmly thanked them for saving the old guys life. There was no mention on either side as to why the officers happened to bet in the woods, by this house. Both sides just knew what was up in this cat and mouse game.
:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 08:15 PM

That day that Al poached that HUGE lobster and we sat of Cape Enrage and pigged out on it....

We were out of Alma, New Brunswick. The weather turned bad on the way back. We had two below in the bunks, not in good shape. Al and I stood on deck in 3M seas in the Persephone, 26 feet of her, for several hours on wait, stationary, to get back into harbour. I enjoyed every minute of it. We drank beer and told stories... and a few lies... >:-)

I no nothing of the sea. But, I trusted AL. He joined the RCN at age 14. Hehehehe... he wanted to get away from school... turned out, in the RCN, he had to do his shift and then had to do "school" for three hours every day. He was a gem of a man... tough as fuckin nails. Big heart... but tough as fuckin nails. I'll miss him.

Gee, that minds me of the story of the time they ditched in an A6 (I think it was an A6) just south of Bermuda. Great story.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Raptor
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 07:46 PM

Agreed but you don't know LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 06:30 PM

Cool, Charley. B52s? What NOT to like. They rock! At the shack! No, it ain't folk... but it's fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 08:05 AM

gnu-

You've reminded me of the time we were ghosting in through the fog toward Stonington Harbor back in the fall of 1964 in the good ketch Stout Heart. We didn't have a clue exactly where we were but we ran across a lobster boat, and after a chat the crew invited us to join them at a lobster and beer party over at Crotch Island. Crotch Island as you probably know is the site of an abandoned granite quarry, with a large cove blasted out of its middle. The lobster were "short" and the beer was 'Ganset but it all went down mighty well. That's where I first heard a verse from the old bawdy song "Down at Merchants Island":

G--C-G--------D-------G
Oh, the wind blew up 'bout nor'nor'east,
---------C-G--D7
Blew right up on Monty's beach;
---G------D7---------G-------D7
The men got drunk an' the women too –
--------------------------G
'Round the pub the rum jug flew!

Them was grand times!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 11:59 PM

You haven't seen lobster till you've seen a lobster rock.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 12:10 AM

B 52?

That's how to empty a US bingo parlor in a war zone. Call out Beeeeee,

Fifty Twoooo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Raptor
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 12:03 AM

LH a B52's fan? Really?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 11:55 PM

It was a ro-o-o-o-o-ck lobster!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 11:30 PM

Tides, currents and water levels.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 11:02 PM

We were off Cape Enrage
On the New Brunswick coast
With a load of poached
When the wardens appeared
And we thought we were toast

But skipper Al Parsons
Who'd been to war before
Knew what do and headed for shore

None of that scans... *I* am obviously toast. It's midnight.

But, there is an Albert County lobster poachin song in there somewhere.

BTW... one lobster, three men, much beer... still had a five pound margerine container full at the dock. Now... THAT'S a lobster!
Deeeelicious!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 07:33 PM

Come listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of the lobster and beer;


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 05:50 PM

Come listen, my children, and you shall hear
The chilling tale of lobster and beer;
That lobster was bold there can be no doubt,
While that beer was thick and oh so stout!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 05:27 PM

Then theres Shakespeare

It was a Lobster and his Glass
(of Beer)
With a hey and a ho and hey nonny no


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 04:26 PM

Carapec shrimp from Caraquet, New Brunswick... an early Xmas present from Mum... is what I am snacking on as I type. Cooked in lobster juice... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Ed T
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 03:37 PM

googleing is cheating.

No, it just saves time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 03:33 PM

It was late one night
On an evening drear
When the Lobster set out with the Glass of Beer.

Its my belief
But I'm only guessin'
They'd both escaped from the delicatessen.

They both dreamed
Without doubt of adventure
Crime Syndicates, Bright city lights
Dark desert highways, the smell of collitas,
and big sexy ladies in tights.

And what dangers
lie on each horizon
Terrors they both must face down without fear
Those fugitives from the food counter
The Lobster and the Glass of Beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 03:20 PM

Seems to me that "lobster eats mobster" would be a more desirable outcome.

There was a schlock horror film called "Lobsteroids" that featured giant lobsters attacking and devouring bad Hollywood actors/actresses. Too bad William Shatner wasn't in it, though, or it would be legendary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 01:12 PM

Raptor-

Clearly other brilliant songwriters in addition to the intrepid Jon Campbell were inspired by "mobster eats lobster."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 12:39 PM

That's a very cute song.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 11:57 AM

Lester The Lobster


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Raptor
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 11:17 AM

Way to go Ed, but googleing is cheating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Ed T
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 10:03 PM

Mobster lobster?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Joe_F
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 08:33 PM

McGrath: Well, then, I guess I still have a chance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Raptor
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 02:45 PM

O.K. Charlie who wrote the lyric "Italian mobster shoots a Lobster" in one of his songs?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Ed T
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 02:32 PM

Home of the lobster pie


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 02:20 PM

Correction - any animal that walks on more than four legs or fewer than two.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:47 PM

I was reading in New Scientist something about how parasitic worms - tapeworms and suchlike - can sometimes stop you having allergies. And earthworms can be quite tasty, I've been told, if properly prepared. (Here is a recipe.) But I'll give them a miss this Christmas.

I tend to hold to the principle never eat any animal that has more than four legs or fewer than two.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: gnu
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:21 PM

A piece of tail sure IS the best part.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:13 PM

Bush chimps will eat worms now and then, but I've given up on 'em since movin' to "civilization". As fer lobsters, I found 'em kinda weird lookin' at first and I was reluctant to try eatin' one, but since I got used to the taste I have to admit I really like 'em. The tails are the best part.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 01:08 PM

A Christmas gift container full of fresh, juicy Canadian earthworms is winging on its way to you as I speak, Kevin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 12:39 PM

Big long skinny ones, or little short fat ones, Kevin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 12:32 PM

Lobster? I'd as soon eat earthworms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 11:36 AM

Yes the wake was a very somber one, until the vat of melted butter was delivered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lobster and beer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 09:36 AM

Jack-

Sad to hear of Bubba's unexpected death.

Charley Noble


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