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Excoded Tom

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  1. Thanksgiving of 1621 was pretty rough...
  2. Auto-tuned camel??? I don't get it. Auto-tuning is an audio effect where a note that is out of tune is forced up into pitch. When done in the extreme it sounds .... absolutely stupid distinct. Autotuning as per T-Pain Warning - do not click on this link if you like rock, reggae, ska, alternative, country, or any self-respecting type of music. I wish hadn't heard it. Auto tuning is a fucking disease pervading the music business. ....shudder.... And, apparently, the camel-handling trades. Who figured out where the adjustment is on those critters, anyway?
  3. Not true. Great Blue Herons are gregarious birds, and lose their fear of humans easily. My parents' neighbors started feeding one in their back yard. Before long, that thing was going up the stairs and inside their kitchen and demanding food. So yes, they can and will go up and down stairs and inside a house, if there's food involved. For idiots who can't see the obvious lesson: don't feed wild birds.
  4. How many oceans has this guy crossed again? Doesn't know a ballyhoo from a needlefish?
  5. I doubt it. It came from the New York waterfront loaded with cheese, so there's no reason to expect rodents.
  6. Speechless here. Looks like something you made up, if you were not very good at making stuff up that was actually believable. Sprouts for all? Makes me wonder if he uses sprouts for bait when fishing? The universal food? I'd think a heron would be more likely to eat cheese than sprouts.
  7. More than I am, that's for sure, and impressive in the same way those guys with a record-breaking giant ball of yarn are impressive. I look and say, wow, that's pointless and must have taken a very long time. But I do have to admit they have a bigger yarn collection than I do.
  8. I have seen feeding schools of tuna, and disagree with him about their ability to jump under control while feeding like dolphin (ok, ok, mahi) do. I have seen an entire section of a school launch in unison, all going the same direction very fast. I'm pretty sure they were being chased by a marlin. It is very cool to see, but Reid's description doesn't do much for me. He really seems to want to ignore/downplay all the carnage and aggressive competition and enjoy the show, but there would be no show if they were not eating.
  9. Keel shoes are for pussies. Real sailors grow a protective reef.
  10. Yes. The entire boating world is not going to slow down to kayak speed. Learn to ride over wakes or play on a private body of water.
  11. They are reef fish, but I have seen them many times in the Gulf Stream very far from any reef. They'll treat flotsam like a reef, and Anne does a pretty darn good flotsam impression much of the time, based on course and speed reports.
  12. Uh oh. Bad joke coming about separating the Weid from the chaff.
  13. I came by this thread just to check and see if anyone in the world was sailing slower than I was yesterday, and was disappointed to see that for once the schooner Anne exceeded two knots. Anyone who fishes for big fish without a gaff has no respect for big fish and doesn't mind wounding them with his incompetence. Does he think it's the same as catching little snapper off a bridge? And then this: What a moron. Sloped head = cow. Square head = bull. At this time of year, that GIRL had a bunch of roe, best tasting and most nourishing food on the planet. He probably threw it away wit
  14. From this entry I gather that he carried at least 863 days worth of weed when he departed.
  15. We wouldn't talk about him at all. He'd be boring, like Cliff.
  16. Sure enough, this is completely true, but it seems that Reid already sold the painting or has at least offered it for sale ... http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_det...bjectID=1789028 I'm guessing it has already sold some time ago at that price, any kind of Basquiat of that size is worth about two to four times that price. I would probably trade my entire art collection (sans a few Joseph Chiang and Erik Nassinyk pieces) for a single Basquiat ... Alright, who has taken over Cliffy's computer? That post was brief, readable, and shed a little light on something in the
  17. His comments about the barnacles are funny. He figures his window is clear, so everything must be. Hasn't heard of going over the side to take a look, much less a lick with a scraper, I guess. He scrapes the parts he can reach from on deck. Must be quite a reef he's dragging around.
  18. I have alluded to this several times myself. But I think I have an answer.... Notice whenever we get a "log" update? Where it mentions the love schooner Anne's speed? How on a good day he hustles along at between 0.5 and 1.0 knot? Now imagine taking a dump and throwing it overboard (because, no doubt, his mechanical marine heads have long since malfunctioned due to lack of maintenance) and then gazing overboard as your own turds fair better in the tradewinds than your boat. Bobbing along, side by side, shit versus shitbox. Art imitates life, my friends. Who could
  19. I think we should let this thread die... ...as soon as it quits being funny!
  20. Or at least get his boat speed above 2 knots for once?
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