being crude

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Rob Allen, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    It's the crotchety thing. You're just having trouble accepting other people. Most of us do now and then. Ignore, tolerate or move on.

    Me, I write comments that I never post. :)
     
  2. kamishak steve

    kamishak steve Active Member

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    I never realized I was offending you with my foul language. I figured we were all adults, like you said, and a couple course words every now and then wasn't going to upset anyone. I guess I don't understand why it would.

    As for the drunkenness, sex jokes, etc, I realized early on in my fishing and guiding career (at 17 years old to be precise), that a group of gentlemen removed from the company of their wives on a fishing trip will act as if they were sixteen again, regardless of their age. This was great news for me, because as a 17 year old, I fit right in. Men from ages 17 - 77 that I fished with all liked to have fun, mess around, tell dirty jokes, drink a bit too much, and enjoy the company of their buddies. If that meant being a little childish and silly, that was all in good fun and not meant to upset anybody.
    Let's face it. I realize we have a few female members on here, but this forum is almost exclusively male, and could very well be referred to as "a sausage fest". With that in mind, this forum has some similarities to a group of guys hanging out away from their wives...
    I would hate to think that this forum would go the way of so many modern media: sterilized of any content that's fun just because it might upset someone. Everyone being so worried about being PC, not using foul language, etc. that they can't just speak their mind would be a real loss for this or any other forum.
     
  3. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    This thread is by no means new. Meaning 1440 Gutenberg invents the printing press. 1532 Rabelais publishes his first in a series of novels re Gargantua and Pantagruel, the filthiest, foulest mouthed satirical asshat that, even to this day, makes Borat look like a fragile daisy or Adam Sandler the lowest form of comedic charlatan....

    This is just from the wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargantua_and_Pantagruel

    "During a terrible storm at sea, Panurge is paralyzed with fear, but feigns insufferable bravura afterwards. After slaying a sea-monster, they arrive at Wild Island, where the half-sausage inhabitants... mistake Pantagruel for the enemy giant ....and attack. The battle is stopped by a divine winged pig, who excretes mustard on the battlefield"

    "The book ends when Pantagruel fires a salute at the island of the Muses, and Panurge befouls himself at the sound."

    "Now financially solvent for the first time, Panurge stops wearing his long codpiece and seeks advice about whom to marry . Various auguries all agree that if he marries, his wife will cheat on him, beat him, and rob him; but he egregiously reinterprets their prophecies in a more favorable light.... Pantagruel and Panurge take a sea voyage to consult the Oracle of Bacbuc.... Their ship is well-provisioned with the phallic herb Pantagruelion, for which Rabelais gives a ribald natural history."

    And my personal LOL favorite:

    "This volume begins with the miraculous birth of Gargantua after an 11-month pregnancy. The labor is so difficult, his mother threatens to castrate his father Lord Grangousier. The giant Gargantua is born calling for ale and with a yard-long erection, which provides much amusement to his female nurses in later chapters. After some indifferent education at home, he is sent to Paris where the crowds so annoy him that he drowns thousands of them in a flood of urine (the survivors laugh so much, the city is renamed "Par Ris"). He steals the bells of St. Anthony, but gives them back after a sophist makes ludicrously self-centered appeals for their return."



    (If ever I have a eulogy where kind words are spoken (i.e. unlikely) I'd like something ridiculous along these lines, delivered in a serious Clouseau-ish french-accented monotone: "Boot, loved by his wife and kids and mourned by ludicrously self centered sophists who yearn for his return")
     
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  4. Steve Vaughn

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    Alex,

    I have rods older than that.
     
  5. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Speaking from experience, the sure fire best way to ruin this site is to start heavily censoring the posts. I assume that members actually look at the posts here before they join. If they don't, their mistake. Basically, if you join "you knew the job was dangerous before you took it". Joining and then attempting to change the site to your sensitivity is silly. If you're offended by the content of Playboy magazine, don't subscribe.
     
  6. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Rob,

    I suspect the behaviors you find offensive are no more prevalent among fly fishers, than they are among the general population. When one's personal threshold for such behaviors gets exceeded, "voting with one's feet" is probably a more rational approach, than is railing about a trend, which (in my opinion) is analogous to rowing against the tide. In other words, although it may be good exercise, or perhaps even psychologically therapeutic, it's unlikely to result in getting any closer to one's destination. :)
     
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  7. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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  8. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Jeez...every damned thing I do at work is ruthlessly sanitized, and scrubbed clean of the fundamental elements of maleness; I'll be damned if I want the same sterile bullshit (oops!) for my recreational pursuits.

    I'm an old man, and nothing makes me long for my lost 'frat boy' years more than to be criticized for such behavior.
     
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  9. Richard Torres

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    Dammit Jim, I was good with all of this until you mentioned ass picking, especially after just shaking your hand!

    Now you've crossed the line!
     
  10. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Yes...it's quite over the top. Much worse than elevator crop dusting.
     
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  11. Richard Torres

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    And cubicle crop dusting?
     
  12. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I missed a strike once, I said “Ah fu_k!
    I lost a monster trout plenty of times, every time, I said, “Ah fu_k!”
    I tripped on the riverbank a few times, every time, I said, “Ah fu_k!”
    I starred into a few pools before and saw some beauties! I said, “Wholly sh_t!”
    I’ve had a stellar fly fishing day before. I turned to my buddy and said, “What a good fu_king fishing day!”

    I ended up smiling each time afterward. “Bless me Father, for I have sinned”.
     
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  13. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    An entirely noble act of institutional rebellion!
     
  14. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    As a mere child, many many decades ago, I spent my formative years as a young Marine. f**k was pretty much the adjective of choice in almost every verbal exchange. I suppose I was irreparably damaged by the experience (among other things)....

    I don't use the word around anyone except select company...you know, adults I can trust to not shit their pants about hearing rather satisfying cuss words.
     
  15. Klickrolf

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    It's just not neccesary. Why must we use vulgar wording. Vulgarity is not useful, it only makes you look like a vulgar person. Why would you choose vulgarity! I'm reading here that we, as a group, like to be vulgar. Too bad for all of us.