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Monday, May 30, 2005

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Just when you thought fishing couldn't get any more manly, along comes noodling:
First you strip to the waist and clamber into the river. Next, you bend under water and rootle blindly along the muddy riverbank with your bare hands. When you find a promising hole, you waggle your fingers - or toes - so alluringly that a large catfish locks its jaws around your arm or leg. Then you simply wrestle the 100lbs (45kg) giant out of the water and serve it fried with cayenne pepper.
After this, the Old Man of the Old Man and the Sea seems about as rugged as Billy Crystal at the start of 'City Slickers' (and at the end as well, actually, and all the way through the abominable sequel).