Thursday, 06/25/09, Public Square

Peaceful-Catfish-SmilingGuess there is a day set aside for most anything and everything! Today is National Catfish Day. There would be two good ways to celebrate such a day — go fishing or enjoy a catfish dinner!

This is your thread — if catfish isn’t on your mind, what is?



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31 responses to “Thursday, 06/25/09, Public Square

  1. “If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.”
    – Johnny Carson

  2. Chetopa Kansas claims to be that Catfish Capitol of THE WORLD. It’s your day Chetopa.

  3. jammer5

    A young guy from Missouri moves to Florida and goes to a big “everything under the roof department store” looking for a job.

    The manager says ” Do you have any sales experience?”

    The kid says ” Yeah, I was a salesman back home in Missouri.”

    Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him the job. “You start tomorrow. I”ll come down after we close and see how you did.”

    His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.

    After the store was locked up, the boss came down. “How many sales did you make today?” he asked.

    The kid says “One.”

    The boss says, “Just one?!! Our sales people average 20 to 30 sales a day! How much was the sale for?

    The kid says, ” $101,237.64″

    The boss says, “$101,237.64? WHAT THE HECK DID YOU SELL?”

    Kid says, ” First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was gonna need a boat. So we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft.

    Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Expedition.”

    The boss said, ” A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT AND A TRUCK??”

    The kid says, ” No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, ‘Well, your weekend’s shot, you might as well go fishing!!!’ “

  4. Morning fnord! I did not realize how much our bloggie suffers while you’re gone.
    Nobody seems intersted in my stuff, but they love to visit on the PUBLIC SQUARE.
    That’s cool. But when you’re not here, I’m not very good company.

    • Sekan, that is absolutely the nicest way I’ve been told I have a big mouth that is always talking! 😉

      (Sigh — deeply!) What was supposed to be a quick wrap up allowing us to be home before noon went loooong, and here it is after 2:30.

      Grass still needs to be mowed, and you know what? As hot as it is out there I’ve decided the length is healthy for the grass and I wouldn’t want to endanger it. Am I good or what? Don’t answer that!

      My dog and two cats think I’ve neglected them! They are all three on my lap, around my feet, and acting like whiny butts. They think I don’t know they slept the whole time I was gone and are trying to make me think they’ve wondered and worried about me for hours! I need to do some petting, and brushing and belly rubbing…

  5. Bad Biker

    You’re okay, T, is just that you suffer in COMPARISON to the lovely and talented Ms. Fnord.

    Roll wit it, bro, it’s all good.

    BTW: How’s your Dad doing?

  6. Bad Biker

    Personally, I’m not much for catfish eating – fishing yes – eating no. I like catfish fishing mostly ‘cuz they usually put up a pretty good fight.

    I like to grill fish, but I usually get them down at Dillon’s meat counter. Swordfish is my fav, but I like salmon as well. Cod and halibut are good too.

    Fish is tricky to grill. A minute too long and you have yourself a nice dried out fillet. Gotta be quick.

    • I can’t eat the things either.
      Always taste like river bottom slime to me.

      • tosmarttobegop

        You are what you eat ya know!

      • jammer5

        Catfish, cleaned and cooked correctly, is one of the best tasting fish out there. Best I ever ate was a blue cat, cleaned, skin on, with pepsi poured over it, wrapped in alum foil and baked till done. Awesome.

    • wicked

      I don’t do either, eat it or catch it. Give me a good book to read, and I’m a happy camper…by light of the Coleman lantern, of course.

  7. tosmarttobegop

    Rush Springs Ok is the Watermelon capital, every year in Aug there is a Watermelon festival.
    Few know that a good number of the watermelons at the festival are imported from Texas don’t tell anyone!
    Man every year as the crop starts to mature the area begins to sound like a war zone, the sound of air cannons roar through out the day and increase at night. This to keep the animals out of the fields PLUS the number of patents being treated for rock salt wound increase at the local hospital.

    Peanuts are the real legal crop that brings in the money and outgrows the melons. I say legal as at one time Rush was the number one supporter of grass you smoke for a three state area. It grows everywhere around there.

  8. tosmarttobegop

    Farrah Fawcett has lost her battle with cancer.

  9. mule taker

    Don’t think we have catfish in this part of the world but I’ll have a nice trout just to to get into the spirit of things.
    Just heard about Farrah on the news here.

    • jammer5

      There are 3,023 extant species of catfish in the world, with over half right here in the good ole US of A. I’m bettin’ there are a couple in your neck of the woods.

      • mule taker

        Hi Jammer5.
        Did a bit of research and it seems that here in Ireland we have a pretty small selection of freshwater fish species due to the fact that the country is a small island making our rivers and lakes isolated.Closest thing I could find is carp.I’m no expert on the subject and am of course open to correction.

      • jammer5

        Bummer, dude. I’ve watched fishing shows on Ireland’s carp fishing. I’ve caught a few myself over twenty pounds. They are fun to catch and release.

  10. Bad Biker

    “You are what you eat ya know!”

    Did you just call me a %#$$!&, To Be?

  11. I make comments and they don’t show up on the Recent Comments listing. What’s up with that?

  12. jammer5

    Michael Jackson’s dead.

  13. You’re going to get a chuckle out of this one! Don’t miss the comments after the short article. 😉

    ‘Stoned wallabies make crop circles’

    Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around “as high as a kite,” a government official has said.