Basic materials for effective fishing.
A 1qt glass canning jar containing carbide & water, and a rock for
Screw cap on jar, then drop into water and wait.
When pressure builds, jar explodes which stuns fish in area and they
float to surface for easy pickings.
Oh the joys of youth.
Every Friday morning, the local priests walks from the town dock, past
by the game warden's office with a wheelbarrow full of fish.
This went on for weeks, till the game warden finally asked the priest
where he caught all that fish.
"Well, I catch them out behind Jones Rock, want to come along next
The game warden agreed and on Friday, they both got into a small
aluminum boat and motored out to behind Jones Rock.
The priest lit a cigar and used it to light the wick on a stick of
dynamite and tossed it in the water.
After a loud bang, the priest took out his net and started to scoop
the fish while the game warden went ballistic and yelled at the
priest: "Whoa, you can't do that, that's against Rule # 34 sub 16m art
22 of the Fish & Gaming Act and, and ."
The priest lit another stick of dynamite, handed it to the game warden
and said: "You here to fish or are you here to talk?"
OH, SHIT! And the next person to step in that area loses their foot
to the broken glass. Broken beer bottles at the swimming holes were a
real problem, too.
We're all here because we're not all there.
Ewwwwwwwwww! You were downstream swimmers, were ya? If there were
floaters, it meant someone had their outhouse venting to the creek and
that water was all contaminated. Ick!
We're all here because we're not all there.
Oh, we had those on the Base lake in Little Rock. Mostly the lovely
water moccasins. We avoided moving sticks, too.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile,
hoping it will eat him last.
-- Sir Winston Churchill
I used to go to the corner druggist and he'd take me down the cellar
and weight out bulk Potassium Nitrate and bulk sulfer into paper bags
for something like a quarter a pound. Add some charcoal.
I remember the chemistry sets. But I also had a toy soldier casting
set. Nothing like a 8 or 10 year old playing with molten metal. If I
look closely I can still see a scar on the back of my hand where metal
splashed when I poured cold water on the mold to "speed things up." My
mother packed the 1/8" or so deep hole with bacon grease - no money for
doctors in those days unless you were really in a bad way :-).
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:25:00 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
Hurray for old moms! You survived well, too, dincha?
Nowadays, the hysterical mother would have rushed their darling child
into the emergency room, costing the insurance company at least
$1,500.00, plus whatever meds they could add onto the list. <sigh>
Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come
alive... then go do it. Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive. -- Howard Thurman
Me and Wayne used to do this too: Take a bicycle spoke (or 15-20
spokes) and bend the wire into a handle. Then, back the head off as
much as you can without it falling off. Then take a whole box of caps
and tear off the paper so all that was left was the powder. Jam that
into the spoke head until full, then jam a grain of sand or whatever
inot the little canon you just made. Then point it at a plastic army
man or snail and hold a match under it. It made a perfect little "in"
hole and a great big "out" hole in the snail. And it could imbed the
sand grain in the army man.
Do you remember lighting wooden matches with a magnifying glass?
It was kind of fun. Then we noticed that if you put a match
into a coricidan bottle, and then used the magnifying glass, then it
would fire the plastic cap off. Two or three matches, even further.
Well gosh, what would happen if you fill the coricidan bottle with
matches and then use the magnifying glass. It's hard to tell, but the
bottle was gone and we counted our blessings and quickly agreed not to
try it again! As I recall, I was advising against that "experiment", but
all too often I was in the wrong place at the right time like that. I
guess my friends and I liked "action". I've got a few more stories
like that, but I hate to give Lew ammunition.
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