Saturday, December 8, 2007

Is this not America?

(Photo: nationalgeographic.com)

What kind of country do we live in if a man can't catch catfish in 39 states using nothing but his bare fist, forearm and testicular fortitude?

For years, the Rev. has been telling us about this redneck phenomenon particularly prominent in Oklahoma known as "Okie Noodling," or as known in Rev.'s Bluegrass State as "dogging." He specifically pointed us to this film.

Finally, the National Geographic Channel has caught on to this amazing sport, featuring it on their broadcast of Hooked: Caught Bare-handed.

The show will be rebroadcast tomorrow and Monday. If you can't catch it or TiVo it, at least check out this article for a better idea about the sport: Using Hands As Bait, "Noodlers" Stalk Giant Catfish.

Once you do, we hope you will join HHR in supporting Noodlers Anonymous President Howard Ramsey in advocating national legalization of handfishing. This is America, isn't it?

Maybe if we are lucky, Rev. can enlighten us a little further.

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