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August 23, 2008 1:49 PM   Subscribe

Pink Barbie fishing rod hooks record-breaking 21 pound catfish.
posted by miss lynnster (34 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Heh. That's nothing compared to winning the olympic gold for archery with a Hello Kitty bow.
posted by Artw at 1:55 PM on August 23, 2008


Yun Ok-Hee here is modelling a PINK bow, and a cartoon panda chest guard!

I had thought putting the color pink on something would make it unusable. Shows what I know!
posted by cashman at 2:10 PM on August 23, 2008


Whenever I assemble my invincible army of deathtanks and kill-bots I'm going to have them all painted pink, in honor of the fishing rod and the bow, because it is clearly the strongest colour of them all!
posted by Artw at 2:13 PM on August 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Artw: You mean like this?
posted by Justinian at 2:15 PM on August 23, 2008


Individual warriors will of course carry pink weapons themselves.
posted by Science! at 2:18 PM on August 23, 2008


Seriously, look at the size of that fish. If that fishing rod wasn't pink it'd snap in seconds!
posted by Artw at 2:20 PM on August 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's nothing. Of course, this is only a frigate, but you could apply the same paint job to a battlecruiser.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:31 PM on August 23, 2008


Math is hard, let's go fishing!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:36 PM on August 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


The Ken rod is ideal for this.
posted by netbros at 2:53 PM on August 23, 2008


Shameful that he would take credit for his granddaughter's catch.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 2:56 PM on August 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


So does this mean that pink cockroaches would be the ultimate in indestructibility?
posted by notashroom at 3:07 PM on August 23, 2008


Yeah, I know we're supposed to be all post-modern and amused but this as a news item still makes me sad.
posted by Morrigan at 3:28 PM on August 23, 2008


Shameful that he would take credit for his granddaughter's catch.

You've never been fishing, have you? That thing's nearly as big as her- there's no way she could possibly have reeled it in.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:35 PM on August 23, 2008


She would have had to have been strapped in like on sea fishing boats.
posted by Mitheral at 3:44 PM on August 23, 2008


You've never been fishing, have you?

Now now, I was just being funny, no need to haul out the sass-can. Why, I spent more time fishing in my youth than than most people ever do in their lives. (Considering how much of that entailed simply standing/sitting around, I often wonder whether it was laziness that contributed to this being my sport of choice.)
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 3:58 PM on August 23, 2008


They were originally going after rockfish, but once they after the first bite the rod was heard to exclaim "Bass is hard!" and automatically severed the line.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:23 PM on August 23, 2008


"... but after the first bite," rather. And on non-preview, grapefruitmoon beat me to the joke, and better.
*Slinks away*

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:26 PM on August 23, 2008



Shameful that he would take credit for his granddaughter's catch
pretend it was his granddaughter's rod.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:43 PM on August 23, 2008 [8 favorites]


That's nothing compared to winning the olympic gold for archery with a Hello Kitty bow.

IHBT
posted by DU at 5:06 PM on August 23, 2008


Ironic follow-up on that story: they couldn't bring the fish home because it was too big to fit in the car.
posted by not_on_display at 5:07 PM on August 23, 2008


That's nothing. I once caught a 300 lb grouper with one of these poles.
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:12 PM on August 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was just being funny

I see no evidence of that. :D
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:13 PM on August 23, 2008


Do they really put 20 pound test on a Barbie fishing pole?
posted by diogenes at 6:17 PM on August 23, 2008


I don't have a witty comment, but this picture belongs in this thread, somehow.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:47 PM on August 23, 2008


"Do they really put 20 pound test on a Barbie fishing pole?"

actually I've found the cheaper the rod/reel, the higher pound test on it....
posted by HuronBob at 6:59 PM on August 23, 2008


I had thought putting the color pink on something would make it unusable.

Like, say, a superhero outfit?
posted by louche mustachio at 7:16 PM on August 23, 2008


BitterOldPunk, or, if you're Louis Mountbatten, a bunch of destroyers.
posted by hattifattener at 7:24 PM on August 23, 2008


Whenever I assemble my invincible army of deathtanks and kill-bots I'm going to have them all painted pink, in honor of the fishing rod and the bow, because it is clearly the strongest colour of them all!

Not to mention clearly the fastest what you think you could take it on? didn't think so!
posted by nudar at 7:58 PM on August 23, 2008


That thing's nearly as big as her- there's no way she could possibly have reeled it in.

When I was a kid my little sister sometimes tagged along when we went fishing. My dad would tie a bit of line directly onto the last couple of feet of an old rod, throw a bobber onto the end of the line and she'd sit by the shore and occasionally catch a sunfish or a small perch. But one day she started shouting "Daddy, Daddy!" and when we looked she'd hooked a bass so large it was literally pulling her into the water. By the time my dad made it down to where my sister was, she was up to her waist in the pond. He grabbed the rod and pulled the bass out, but the unhappy ending to this fish story was that a few minutes later, when my sister was posing for a photo holding "her" bass, the damned thing flopped out of her hands and bounced down the bank into the water before the picture could be taken. Inconsolable, she was.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:55 PM on August 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


My niece (3 years old at the time) caught a fish with the same pole. Her dad helped her actually land it of course, but this was a HUGE fish for the spot... which is just off a pier at a marina down at our "lake".
posted by utsutsu at 12:17 AM on August 24, 2008


Well, what do you expect from a girl who's sister is a skipper?
posted by OrangeDrink at 12:18 AM on August 24, 2008


Do they really put 20 pound test on a Barbie fishing pole?

The original article I saw said it was 6 pound test, so I'm impressed that he landed it.
posted by amarie at 2:11 AM on August 24, 2008


Fishpride v. Pinkshame... The war of emotion taking place on this guy's face is simply astounding. (here's one pic in particular via neatorama)
posted by unregistered_animagus at 7:05 AM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


another picture is here
posted by dmo at 6:08 AM on August 25, 2008


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