Sewer Fishing
April 10, 2015 10:40 AM   Subscribe

 
Like hanging out with friends in his suburban neighborhood, wearing Crocs as footwear

Are Crocs actually considered cool by suburban teenagers? In Texas maybe? It's worrisome. It worries me. You see those holes? That's where your dignity drains out...

Though I suppose if I was playing around in the sewer, I'd probably want easily cleaned footwear made of a non-absorbent material too.
posted by Naberius at 10:47 AM on April 10, 2015 [4 favorites]


Texas Monthly is terrific -- I was just debating whether to post their story about why Texas is such a Quidditch powerhouse, which is from the same issue.
posted by pie ninja at 10:50 AM on April 10, 2015 [4 favorites]


Just wait'll he's snagged a gator without realizing, reaches in to grab his catch, and pulls back a stump.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:56 AM on April 10, 2015


Some things never change: it's boring growing up in Nowhere, TX.
posted by GuyZero at 11:04 AM on April 10, 2015 [4 favorites]


I ain't eating that, no matter how much you fry it.
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:10 AM on April 10, 2015


Wait, wait. Did I read that right?
He pulls fish out of his manhole?
posted by Floydd at 11:11 AM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Are Crocs actually considered cool by suburban teenagers?

Normcore was bound to reach Texas eventually...
posted by pipeski at 11:15 AM on April 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


Not all underground pipes accessible by manholes are poop sewers. The kid seems to understand this. The reporter, not so much.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:21 AM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


He pulls fish out of his manhole?

The dreaded candiru!!!
posted by dirigibleman at 11:46 AM on April 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


hey—boys will be boys! To each his own manhole.

Sounds like a double bill on The All-Man XXX Channel.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:55 AM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Lets's play a game: Florida or Texas....
posted by photoslob at 12:44 PM on April 10, 2015


Looks wholesome.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:13 PM on April 10, 2015


What the fish is swimming in is a moot point anyway, as the intrepid fisherman practices catch and release.

I still say this is smarter than what my friends and I used to do in storm sewers, which is "find where it opens out, and then crawl as far in as you can". Never encountered any fish; just a couple of scraps with some Morlocks now and then.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 2:35 PM on April 10, 2015


He obviously stole this idea from his parent's or grandparent's Foghat album.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 4:37 PM on April 10, 2015


This isn't really Nowhere, Texas; Katy is an enormous suburb of Houston.

Unless you consider all of Texas nowhere of one kind or another.
posted by atchafalaya at 6:04 PM on April 10, 2015


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