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#180631 - 08/27/09 10:12 PM Re: Here comes Danny [Re: 7point82]
barbakane Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 205
Loc: Florida
OMG....Patrick McManus is the best. When I went out to Utah and did the Green River for ten days, I took along "They shoot canoes, Don't they?" and read aloud to my two other fellow canoers in the evening with a great fire going. We looked forward to those stories so much, that now I recommend that book to anyone venturing out and wanting something to read. If you want to laugh out loud, all the deer hunters will appreciate his "Deer on a bicycle" story, in which he goes hunting as a kid, only has his bike, wings a deer, and thinking it's dead he straps himself to it to get it home. Halfway down a hill the deer wakes up and......well, you can pretty much guess the rest. I wish I had a friend like Retch Sweeney!
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#180636 - 08/27/09 11:40 PM Re: Here comes Danny [Re: Desperado]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA
Sorry, I needed to panic tonight, I'm all done now, gotta get to bed.

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#180668 - 08/28/09 10:56 AM Re: Here comes Danny [Re: barbakane]
LoneWolf Offline
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 101
Originally Posted By: barbakane
....Patrick McManus is the best...... I wish I had a friend like Retch Sweeney!


I just HAD to chime in here. smile If you haven't read Pat McManus, you are truly missing out. I had loaned "A Fine and Pleasant Misery", "They Shoot Canoes, Don't They", and "Never Sniff A Gift Fish" to a friend who returned them just today ! Talk about timing. My favorite line came from the story "The Green Box" where Rancid Crabtree said "Ah ain't grinnin'. Ah thank I ruptured maw face pullin' thet dang slangshot!" (And yes, that's the way it was spelled.)

Cheers,
LW


"Any time a man ain't fishin', he's fritteren his life away." Rancid Crabtree


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#180669 - 08/28/09 11:29 AM Re: Here comes Danny [Re: LoneWolf]
KG2V Offline

Veteran

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
I'm actually on "standby" alert here in the city - Red Cross has plans to open shelters "if needed", so they put their folks, and us, on standby (yawn)
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#180671 - 08/28/09 12:01 PM Re: Here comes Danny [Re: MartinFocazio]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
How on earth am I to learn how to panic properly without an example and guidance?

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#180682 - 08/28/09 03:45 PM Re: Here comes Danny [Re: ]
Todd W Offline
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Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Send that rain out here, we haven't had any in months.
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