Aug 4, 2011

Michigan Knows Not What She Misses

   
We here in Illinois have a big problem with Asian Carp. It's one of those "Oh holy hell, what the pluck are we gonna do?" kind of problem. Luckily we also know how to make the most of a difficult situation. If When Asian Carp make it to your state, please don't be a stick in the mud about it...it's only got about 99% downside.




Do you have some free time this weekend? If so, head to Bath, IL for the seventh annual Redneck Fishing Tournament. There is one rule: "Fishing poles not allowed, nets and baseball bats are OK." Might as well have a beer or two while you're at it.




Some pretty big media names (ESPN, National Geographic, CBS, Time Magazine, etc) have been present in past years, so put on a silly costume to maximize your chances of fame. Did I mention there is a prize for best costume? Bonus points awarded for gratuitous vuvuzela.


Now for the grand conclusion to the fun guys video, during which the boat sinks and things get serious.




This weekend, watch your nightly news and think of the lucky people of Illinois. We've been polishing this turd for years and it still looks like shit.

 

17 comments:

  1. LOL How the hell did the boat take on that much water so quickly?!

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  2. Bet there's a lot of guys named Bubba out there.

    Mark

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  3. @Brookfielder: I wondered the same thing. I'm guessing one of the other boats got on top of their boat and pushed it down. That's a complete guess though. Having that many dudes in a jon boat didn't help much.

    @Tubeman: Not many Bubbas, but we have too many guys named Catfish.

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  4. Looks like an event not to be missed. Very funny stuff.

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  5. 1, 2, 3, FUN GUYS. This is what makes America great.

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  6. @J - I've been trying to find a way to participate but I don't think it's in the cards. Maybe next year if I can get some advanced notice.

    @Evon - I know, right? Some of my most memorable posts in recent months has been thanks to the lovable and snuggly Asian carp. So far we have tournaments with 4150 fish taking the win, aerial bow fishing, aerial fish swording, and now just straight up tomfoolery fishing.

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  7. The Fun Guys sing surprisingly good harmonies with their intro song. Will have to introduce Edward 40hands to the tenkara crowd.

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  8. MI should be paying us for access to that much fun.

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  9. Video #1 40 hands... Woh never seen it played in the wild!

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  10. That "Overalls" team looks like quite the group to join up with...are you with them, Clif? Ha. And at first, I thought that the facemask was overkill...but probably a good idea from flying carp! That is crazy sh#*!!

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  11. @t-rage, do they sell sake in a forty?

    @mark, indeed. They can keep their "best fly fishing state" statue.

    @function, in the wild is where it belongs. Just you, nature and eighty o-z of freedom

    @RD, you can say shit here, I did...twice now on this page alone.

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  12. Edward 40hands. It'll get you drunk.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrEe3JcsYWQ

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  13. Hahaha, that looks like a riot! Forget the net! I'd need a katana. Hard to hold with 40 hands though. LOL Nice.

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  14. When I was a young kid in Chicago, we had neighbors named Goud (pronounced Good. They were real honest to gosh hillbilly rednecks. I don't know where they were from originally, but they obviously continued breeding among themselves.

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  15. It's disturbing that most of what went on in those videos seemed perfectly normal to me. Sorry Cofisher , I'm a real honest to gosh hillbilly redneck from the great state of WV currently living in VA. LOL , I hope we don't offend your tender sensibilities :)Just kidding , but be easy with the term hillbilly. I know several "certified" hillbillies that could teach us all a thing or two...

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  16. Da-nang! (I'm referring to that one guys Vietnam era helmet slogans) Good to see the positive effects of the carp on Illinois culture. Nice that we have an electric barrier between us and flying tuna. The fish might turn back, but do all those eggs? I hope I'm on a liquid diet before they take over here, but I won't hold my breath.
    Great post.

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  17. @Ivan, do they sell high life in a 40? Perhaps we can find a compromise....

    @Lowa, yep...did you watch the fish swording video?

    @Cosifher, your jealousy is blinding. We'll welcome you home anytime.

    @JM, take it easy on cosifher...we like to keep him around for his "alternate perspective."

    @fonty, unfortunately all the lawsuits in the world won't protect you. The problem is too large for the disfunction of government to address. Your best bet is to go buy a couple Colt 45's and the biggest dip net you can find.

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