Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Take a break from politics

Frank Mundus has died. He’s the salty old shark-hunter who was the inspiration for Capt. Quint in “Jaws.” Capt. Mandus lived out his last days at a small lemon-tree farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.
At 2,000 feet above shark level.

Cornelius Vander Starr, also dead, founded the American International Group not in the U.S., but in Asia -- with 300 Japanese yen, the equivalent of three bucks at today’s exchange rate. And yesterday, the U.S. government ponied up $85 billion to keep the messed up company afloat. That’s $85 billion at today’s exchange rate. Sort of makes you wish what happens in Wall Street stays in Wall Street.

Sorry, but I think wind turbines are ugly. If ever you are asked, reply that you prefer Don Quixote’s view rather than Sancho Panza’s.

You might need to know this if she gets elected. The moose meat delicacy saved for the elders includes the aforemention’s liver and nose.


Max Fischer said...

Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycocks. This shark, swallow you whole. No shakin', no tenderizin', down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing

George Phenix said...

Made my day. Thanks.

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