Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fish Tale and Other Stories

Stuff from the Chicago Sun-Times and other sources today:


A fisherman named Tim Pruitt, not to be confused with a guy on death row with the same name, set an Illinois record for a 124-pound blue catfish he caught in the Mississippi River.  It should approved as the world record soon.  But here's the good news.  The fish is still alive and on display in Kansas City, Missouri.  The blue should be returned to the Mississippi this summer.  Yay.

The Northwestern University Women's Lacrosse Team won the NCAA Championship over the weekend, beating UVA 13-10.  This is notable for more than one reason. First because as recently as 2001 they were only a club team. Second, it's the first time any lacrosse team that didn't play in the eastern time zone has won the championship. Third, it's the first NCAA championship for NU since the men's badminton title [or something equally compelling] in 1941. Fourth, did I mention they went undefeated? And fifth, this is only the second NCAA title in the Northwestern's history.  Plus NU is one of Mrs. Linklater's alma maters.  Go 'Cats.

Next time you have a layover at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, just take a stroll on the lower level and walk over to the health club at the Hilton. It's just across from the terminals. You can work off some of those inflight calories, instead of sitting at Wolfgang Puck's, Berghoff's, Mrs. Field's, or Starbuck's and piling them on.  Who knew?

Here's a shocking headline Mrs. Linklater knew was coming:  "Crestor riskier than FDA admits."  Hahahahahaha. It's a drug.  It's monitored by the FDA.  [Foolish Dumb Asses] So, ya think?

Bryan Adams, the singer, is also Bryan Adams, the photographer. He has published a book of photographs called American Women, the third in a photographic tribute to a close friend who died of breast cancer in 1977.  You should see his picture of Hillary Clinton. She looks mahvelous. The other two books featured Canadian women and Brits. Of the women in his last book he says, ". . .with this last book, Ilearned a lot about instilling confidence in one's self.  That's the biggest difference I found between the American women and the women from the other two books.  The American group just had this incredible, wonderful sense of self-confidence."   Is this a great country or what?

Let me get back to you on that.




salemslot9 said...

I don't eat catfish anyroad:)

robbush6 said...

Tim Pruitt, the fisherman, let his victim live. Aww. Would you eat 124 pounds of anything that came from the dregs of the Mississippi? 124 pounds? That's a coed. Is NU missing a halfback?

judithheartsong said...

that is one mighty big catfish. I am glad they will let him go...... I hope that he survives the trip. I LOVE flying in to O'Hare over the water. Virginia says she'll take me for a visit there someday. judi

suzypwr said...

I was at O'Hare and walked to the Hilton and went in the sports bar to wait for my friend. Does that count?


gaboatman said...

I'm glad this was a catch and release fish tale!  Nice record fish, but yes, it deserves to live on.  Bryan's book sounds interesting.

bosoxblue6993w said...

Northwestern beat UVA?    UVA is MY alma mater, smarty-pants!    Go, Cavs!

shaz19743 said...

i still cant forgive brian adams for inflicting "everything i do i do it for you " on us in ole blighty for 14 weeks in the no1 slot ....i still have nightmares .....there are men in tights and flaming arrows flying towards me .....shiver x

shaz19743 said...

ohhhh hes got a y in it ? its bryan ? thats handy ..doh

screaminremo303 said...

I dunno. Judging from the picture, I don't think Hillary looks any different. Same whiskers, etc.

What? Oh. I was gonna say that bloated, sallow fish looks alot like my X, but she never let anyone get their hands that close to her chest. That's just one of the reasons.

cyndygee said...

I agree with robbush as far as the catfish . . .   it grew up in the filthy dirty Mississippi!!!!  It's probably got plenty of vitamins and minerals AND MERCURY.  It probably contains a grill and a couple bumpers off a Mercury!!!  Bon appetite!!!