August 21, 2008

"Papa, I gotta go potty. Hold my fishing rod." : Man lands record catfish with daughter's Barbie fishing rod.

posted by lil_brown_bat to other at 08:28 PM - 11 comments

Man helps his 3-year-old granddaughter bring in the 21-pound fish-from the secondary headline.

Cute story. I don't really think this sub-headline has anything to do with what happened, but it's a cute story.

As a follow-up, the man had the fish deep-fried and proceeded to eat it in three bites, accompanied by a pound of hush puppies and a diet pepsi.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:40 PM on August 21, 2008

This is awesome.

posted by Joey Michaels at 09:43 PM on August 21, 2008

Absolutely awesome.

posted by tommybiden at 11:11 PM on August 21, 2008

mmmmmm... hushpuppies..... worghlarghlghl

posted by bobfoot at 11:15 PM on August 21, 2008

Great story and awesome catch. Biggest catfish I've ever seen and with a Barbie pole? Geez, what are the odds?

posted by BornIcon at 08:56 AM on August 22, 2008

Tahoemoj, get yer mind out the gutter!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:39 AM on August 22, 2008

WOW ... thats the biggest gosh darn news since uncle Jed wrassled and caught a possum with his bare hands!

posted by Atheist at 11:27 AM on August 22, 2008

That's an awesome story, but damn, get Papa an echocardiogram stat. He looks about two seconds from a coronary.

posted by dusted at 02:05 PM on August 22, 2008

Yeah, he bears a striking resemblence to Rick Majerus.

posted by hawkguy at 02:57 PM on August 22, 2008

Nice story, Ms. Bat!

The monster fish is in Hayes' freezer. He's retiring the Barbie fishing rod, and will buy Alyssa a new one. A friend plans to mount the fish and rod for him.

I hope he gives the mounted fish and rod to Alyssa. It will look good on her wall if she becomes some high powered attorney/executive!

posted by steelergirl at 02:58 PM on August 22, 2008

If only Ahab had had a Barbie pole.

posted by irunfromclones at 09:02 PM on August 24, 2008

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