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March 17, 2009 5:15 AM   Subscribe

Real men catch fish like this.
posted by dg (47 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Except that he didn't really catch it. More like hugged it, then gave it a good pat on the back. And, really, sorry to be so contentious, but noodling is how real men catch fish.
posted by billysumday at 5:18 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Millenia of evolution, centuries of technological development, and this is as far as mankind has advanced.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:21 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Diving out of a helicopter, grabbing and wrestling a huge marlin with his bare hands.

Also how a pelican catch fish. Except without the helicopter. Or hands.
posted by DU at 5:22 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Also, a better title would've been "The Real Man and the Sea"
posted by DU at 5:24 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


I was surprised that he let go so soon. If you've gone to that much effort to hug a fish, wouldn't you want to hang on for a good few minutes and let it tow you around?
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 5:24 AM on March 17, 2009


It looked like he broke off the spear. Is that possible.
posted by Xurando at 5:29 AM on March 17, 2009


Are these fish really that docile immobile that a camera man can get near them to set up a shot, then a noisy helicopter can hover over them for the jump? It seems kinda set up.
posted by Science! at 5:35 AM on March 17, 2009


Pollomacho: "Millenia of evolution, centuries of technological development, and this is as far as mankind has advanced."

This reminds me of watching a televised space walk many years ago.

Video had advanced to the point where you had a brilliantly crisp and sharp picture of the spacesuited man floating weightlessly at the end of his tether - a product of billions of dollars and millions of man-hours of rigorous science. Thousands of miles behind him was the exquisite blue planet from which he had evolved from a single-celled organism over billions of years. And dropping away to infinity below his feet, the unfathomable mystery of the universe...

The astronaut, noticing the camera in the shuttle bay, paused in mid-mission to show the "We're number 1!" gesture.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:36 AM on March 17, 2009 [6 favorites]


They paid the fish in advance, and the fish insisted there be no kissing.
posted by Xoebe at 5:39 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was surprised that he let go so soon. If you've gone to that much effort to hug a fish, wouldn't you want to hang on for a good few minutes and let it tow you around?

You did catch where the fish's large, spikey dorsal fin was juxtaposed against his skimpy little shorts, did you not? I think once I realized this I would have let go too.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:47 AM on March 17, 2009


This guy's a pussy. Real men like me attach a rod with a heavy line to their erection and haul in 200lb game fish using just one thumb to operate the reel. For fun.
posted by MuffinMan at 5:47 AM on March 17, 2009


The astronaut, noticing the camera in the shuttle bay, paused in mid-mission to show the "We're number 1!" gesture.

It's like Nobel believing that smokeless powder or Maxim with his machine gun or Oppenheimer and his nuke would be so revolutionary that it would end all wars, when really we're all just a bunch of douchebags.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:50 AM on March 17, 2009


fishzone
posted by DU at 5:50 AM on March 17, 2009


More like "Hey, y'all! Watch this!" amirite?
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:51 AM on March 17, 2009


This post is not about noodling.
This saddens me.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 5:56 AM on March 17, 2009


Real men catch fish like this.

I'm rather sad it isn't a guy puffing away furiously on a pipe holding a fishing rod while classical music plays in the background.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:00 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh come on, thats not real. Try jumping off a wall and into your jeans to get them on, or getting your sunglasses on by having someone throw them at your face from a moving car, now those were real.
posted by poppo at 6:01 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


No we don't.
posted by Flunkie at 6:02 AM on March 17, 2009


Are these fish really that docile immobile that a camera man can get near them to set up a shot, then a noisy helicopter can hover over them for the jump? It seems kinda set up.
Please, Science!, don't spoil this for me too....
posted by Floydd at 6:17 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I always thought they did it like this.
posted by tighttrousers at 6:23 AM on March 17, 2009


That fish got PUNK'D!

OwooOOO!
posted by orme at 6:29 AM on March 17, 2009


No, this is how real men muppets catch fish.
posted by knave at 6:32 AM on March 17, 2009


It looked like he broke off the spear. Is that possible.

He didn't. YouTube isn't the best at displaying fine details with high motion, so you can't tell it's still there. If he had broken it off, I think the fish would be a lot more pissed off.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:34 AM on March 17, 2009


Wut.
posted by bardic at 6:38 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


There are also a few clips of marlins getting their due.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:41 AM on March 17, 2009


Fishing with John (and William Dafoe).
posted by plexi at 6:56 AM on March 17, 2009


I never thought to look for Fishing With John on the YouTubes. I've seen most of those, once available from a VHS rental spot that specialized in weird crap. It's such a bizarre series...
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:03 AM on March 17, 2009


I totally misread that as "Real men catch fire like this."

I was hoping for a very different video.
posted by atbash at 7:07 AM on March 17, 2009


Ballsy pest control: Anti-Mosquito Laser....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:11 AM on March 17, 2009


It seems kinda set up.

The fish is caught on a fishing line, reeled in close to the boat, cameraman goes in the water, second guy jumps off boat and lands on fish for a short ride - helicopter scenes spliced in later.
posted by stbalbach at 7:12 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I call fake. There are about four video cuts in that short wrestling sequence. The first and last marlin you see swimming are real; the one he grabs is rubber or drugged or played out on a line.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:13 AM on March 17, 2009


Was he still wearing his sunglasses when he jumped? It looked like it.
posted by cccorlew at 7:18 AM on March 17, 2009


Netflix has the Fishing with John series on dvd. The director's commentary is quite amusing.
posted by cosmac at 7:18 AM on March 17, 2009


He shoulda fucked him that fish.
posted by orme at 7:43 AM on March 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Fishing with John is freaking hilarious.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:49 AM on March 17, 2009


Saw this clip on TV recently. The claims to have caught 1,100+ marlin over the years. They had footage of him hooking one while on a surfboard. Lucky he didn't catch a dorsal spine in the eye.

And yet the Croc Hunter dies from a random stingray barb.
posted by VicNebulous at 8:02 AM on March 17, 2009


Real men ram their hands down the fish's throat to catch them. Using a helicopter is for rich pussies.
posted by Bovine Love at 8:24 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is how real men fish.
posted by jefeweiss at 8:36 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


metafisher
posted by barrett caulk at 8:36 AM on March 17, 2009


He smells like fish when fish is dead.
posted by pianomover at 9:12 AM on March 17, 2009


Real men ram their hands down the fish's throat to catch them.

Real men? It ain't their hands they're using, though I can see how you might confuse that part of a real man with an arm.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:14 AM on March 17, 2009


Is this real? Seems de-bait-able.
posted by elwoodwiles at 9:34 AM on March 17, 2009


Isn't this how Steve Irwin died?
posted by filmgeek at 11:48 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, real men, quit wasting fossil fuel. If you need thrills, stick your privates into a can of cheap beer and twist.
posted by asfuller at 3:53 PM on March 17, 2009


I love that Australia and New Zealand have managed to combine all of the insane eccentricity of the British with none of the propriety.
posted by Panjandrum at 11:48 PM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


HURF DURF MARLIN EATER
posted by slogger at 8:45 AM on March 18, 2009


I love that Australia and New Zealand have managed to combine all of the insane eccentricity of the British with none of the propriety.
This. After noticing and favoriting another comment of yours Panjandrum, I trawled through your comment history. This is so true. This is why I have adopted this country and love it.
posted by tellurian at 6:48 AM on March 31, 2009


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