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Old 30-04-2013, 18:00   #46
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Re: I Broke the Law Today!

Potatoes from the past.
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Old 30-04-2013, 18:12   #47
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Re: I Broke the Law Today!

Guilty.

A long time ago, before laws and all, the potatoes would be eating across the river. The kids in the neighborhood would go over and several would climb on the big one. It would rise and settle a few times and then roll them off. Then it would swim upstream, float down below them and return to the same spot for another round. Till the kids got tired.

And slow? No way they are slow. You just see them at idle speed. They can be really fast. That is how they stay alive when they migrate to South America in the winter, which is where they belong. The vast majority anyway. They are here in Florida in winter because the warm water outflows man creates confuses them. So they stay now. And suffer a lot.
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Old 30-04-2013, 18:52   #48
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Re: I Broke the Law Today!

If you go back far enough you'll find a time where manatees were more commonly called sea cows and in some places, such as the Florida Keys, they were kept in pens and harvested as a food supply. You can still see evidence of this in the area of Islamorada where, on the Bayside, you'll see the area known as "Cowpens" on the chart. Pilings close set to contain these manatees formed these pens to keep them. I'm not sure of the specific dates, but I think this was a common practice from the late 1800's and on to the 1930's or 40's.
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Really? Seriously? This has GOT to be the silliest thing I've read on this entire site. That's saying a lot because I've read some seriously silly stuff here. Please tell me this was tongue in cheek! Please.!!!
H7N9 was just a tongue and cheek exaggeration. I cannot believe you would take that literally. You're kidding right???

Diseases though, I'm not kidding.

Google around keywords for emerging diseases human marine transmission manatee.

cutaneous papillomatosis

Yes, touching a potato should be considered questionable.

I dunno about french kissing one though...
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Old 30-04-2013, 19:16   #50
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H7N9 was just a tongue and cheek exaggeration. I cannot believe you would take that literally. You're kidding right???

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I'm relieved that you were not serious, but I must confess that without some clues otherwise, I do tend to believe that people are communicating their actual beliefs. You've been here long enough to read some posts from those that sincerely profess some strange ideas. I must confess that I never use those little "emoticons". I am likely often misunderstood myself. Ah, well, 'back to my totally believeable story of the 500 lb potato!
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I was swimming in the river one day and a medium sized manatee came by, turned to me and came up. I scratched his back and he rolled over so I scratched his stomach. He revolved several times and then went vertical and put a fin to my arm. I looked down and saw this immense "thing" coming out from low down. I disengaged and swam for the dock.

I didn't think my man-boobs were that big......................or that I am that ugly.

Oh well..........
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I was swimming in the river one day and a medium sized manatee came by, turned to me and came up. I scratched his back and he rolled over so I scratched his stomach. He revolved several times and then went vertical and put a fin to my arm, and to quote Arlo from Alice's Restaurant, said "Your our boy". I looked down and saw this immense "thing" coming out from low down. I disengaged and swam for the dock.

I didn't think my man-boobs were that big......................or that I am that ugly.

Oh well..........
Again I'll reference my post #11.......

"If you aroused that manatee, later tonight in an amorous state, he might follow your scent and climb into your berth."
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So somebody explain to me why it's bad to give a thirsty potato a drink once in a while.

Then somebody explain to me why a creature that lives in salt water, must drink fresh water, is tasty and easily domesticable it not on the shelf in my super market. Do these specific potatoes take forever to grow to eating size?
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HEY!!! That was no potatoe... that was my SISTER!

She just likes to swim in the nude alot and her grayish hued skin tone doesn't help much.

She did say that was the most action she's had in awhile!

In regards to the drinking water, please give her a drink whenever possible, she's gotten so large it's hard for her to get out of the water and she does get thirsty something fierce...
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HEY!!! That was no potatoe... that was my SISTER!

She just likes to swim in the nude alot and her grayish hued skin tone doesn't help much.

She did say that was the most action she's had in awhile!

In regards to the drinking water, please give her a drink whenever possible, she's gotten so large it's hard for her to get out of the water and she does get thirsty something fierce...
Your sister? Aww gee ... I felt really bad when I saw the propeller scars on her!
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You've been here long enough to read some posts from those that sincerely profess some strange ideas.
Like petting enormous potatoes?
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I saw a family of potatoes once in the club marina. There was a mother potato -- you know those things can weigh 1200 lb? And an adolescent about half her size, and a newborn potato, very, very young. So you knew the mama potato was nursing (mostly only botanists know this, but potatoes are mammals).

Well, you're not supposed to water the potatoes, but we turned on a hose, and that mama potato drank and drank and drank. The poor thing was very thirsty! Then she'd just play in it. We put our thumbs over the hose edge to make a spray, and she'd swim by and roll in the spray (amazing how well potatoes can swim, they look so ungainly in the water).

As she paddled around, we saw the sweetest thing -- the adolescent potato had one flipper on his mama's back as they paddled around. Potatoes are really calm around people. We didn't try to touch the baby, and the mama seemed to know that we weren't the Irish stew-type humans, and clearly completely trusted us.

I adore potatoes.
I think the little ones are called "Tater-Tots"
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Try these...


The Motorcycle / Pickle song. Recorded live. Somewhere.



Now I gotta go clean the bilge. Or something.

Anybody recognize their parents in the audiance?
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How much tinfoil would you need to bake one?
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Fellow boaters, let me be perfectly clear, "I did not have relations with that potato!"
Not that we don't believe you, but what we really want to know is, how is the cigar?
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