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(Komo)   The Seattle diving community is pissed that a guy legally harvested a giant Pacific octopus from a popular diving spot. "I eat it for meat. It's no different than fishing. It's just a different animal," he said   (komonews.com) divider line 331
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2012-11-03 12:15:05 PM
Legal, yes. Necessary? No way.
 
2012-11-03 12:22:21 PM
Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.
 
2012-11-03 12:26:02 PM

hubiestubert: Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.


He beat it to death. That's not exactly stable-people behavior.
 
2012-11-03 12:27:33 PM
Mayer said he has been banned from several dive shops in Washington state. He said his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is now in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission in the wake of the controversial catch.

Looks like his legal but distasteful catch was met with a legal but distasteful response from the diving community.

Justice has been served. Moving on.
 
2012-11-03 12:32:31 PM

dr_blasto: hubiestubert: Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.

He beat it to death. That's not exactly stable-people behavior.


Sounds more like pussing than fishing.

amirite?
 
2012-11-03 12:34:36 PM
fta: "some divers claimed he had caught a female octopus that had been sitting on her legs"

I am not familiar with that euphemism. Was it octopus yoga or something?
 
2012-11-03 12:39:23 PM
Maybe I'm just Southern and have hunted all my life and gone deep sea fishing for shark and other tasty treats. I see nothing wrong with this. I mean octopus isn't really my thing but if it was, sure, I would grab it and BBQ it. Or whatever one does with octopus.
 
2012-11-03 12:45:21 PM

dr_blasto: hubiestubert: Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.

He beat it to death. That's not exactly stable-people behavior.


Exactly how do you kill an octopus "humanely"? Or any other food animal, for that matter. Do we need a three-drug intravenous cocktail for slaughterhouses?

"Mayer said he has been banned from several dive shops in Washington state. He said his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is now in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission in the wake of the controversial catch."

Had no idea that tentacle fetishism was so strong in Washington. This is far over over the top. PETA must be having an orgasm.
 
2012-11-03 01:07:52 PM
This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.
 
2012-11-03 01:15:24 PM

BarkingUnicorn: dr_blasto: hubiestubert: Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.

He beat it to death. That's not exactly stable-people behavior.

Exactly how do you kill an octopus "humanely"? Or any other food animal, for that matter. Do we need a three-drug intravenous cocktail for slaughterhouses?

"Mayer said he has been banned from several dive shops in Washington state. He said his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is now in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission in the wake of the controversial catch."

Had no idea that tentacle fetishism was so strong in Washington. This is far over over the top. PETA must be having an orgasm.


When people go fishing, typically you'd kill your catch quickly with a knife. I don't expect you would find someone smashing their catch on a sidewalk as a normal course.

I'm not saying there's a problem with catching and killing an octopus; I'm just saying that the type of people that would beat their catch to death rather than cut its CNS or whatever an octopus has are weirdos and seem like the kind of people that turn out to be your standard serial-killer type, if not at least the type of person you wouldn't necessarily want as a neighbor if you have a dog or cat.
 
2012-11-03 01:55:57 PM

verbal_jizm: This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.


If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged? Unsubstantiated allegations of animal abuse followed by a claim of eggs that is directly refuted by a game warden who checked for eggs and found none, per TFA. Butthurt over someone daring to fish in "your" dive area, which isn't yours and isn't restricted. Pardon my skepticism.

A little research reveals that the standard way to kill an octopus is by severing the nerve cluster between its eyes. Some use a knife, others bite. The coup de grace is typically administered underwater. The critter's corpse squirms for some time. Beating it against a hard surface many times is also recommended to tenderize the meat.

What's happened to this guy is bullshiat vigilantism. I'm a lot less worried about Big Brother watching my every perfectly legal move than I am about all the goddam self-important babies doing the same.
 
2012-11-03 02:01:43 PM
"I eat it for meat. It's no different than fishing. It's just a different animal," he said.

The idea to catch an octopus came from a friend's art project, Mayer said.

"He wanted me to get something from nature, so I got an octopus.


So he's not going to eat it, his friend is going to use it in an art project.
 
2012-11-03 02:14:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta: "some divers claimed he had caught a female octopus that had been sitting on her legs"

I am not familiar with that euphemism. Was it octopus yoga or something?


I had to read that twice. Kid may not have been telling the truth throughout the article but I did enjoy the game wardens comment:
"I think the timing, manner and place where the harvest occurred may be the issue. It could have been done at a better time," she said. "It's like deer hunting. You don't kill a deer while kids are viewing it, and I think it's a similar problem here. You need to be sensitive to other drivers and people if you're going to be a sportsman."

She pretty much compared the divers to children.
 
2012-11-03 02:48:58 PM

BarkingUnicorn: If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged?


He had the photos on his facebook page, bragging about what he did under each photo. You think, just because this asshole didn't get arrested for blowing the head off a snake means it didn't happen?

And the game warden didn't find eggs, huh? This tells me nothing, as octopus eggs (eggs of any kind for that matter) are a delicacy to fish and invertebrates. The mother stays with them to protect them as well as aerate them. What do you think is going to happen when the mother is gone.

The guy's an asshole. Why protect an asshole?
 
2012-11-03 02:55:19 PM
He has a history of cruelly killing animals, which he posted on Facebook. Also the octopus, which he beat to death, was used as a decoration at a halloween party, not for food.

When he moves along to killing people (which will surprise no one), I can only hope he chooses his defenders as his victims.
 
2012-11-03 03:33:49 PM

verbal_jizm: BarkingUnicorn: If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged?

He had the photos on his facebook page, bragging about what he did under each photo. You think, just because this asshole didn't get arrested for blowing the head off a snake means it didn't happen?

And the game warden didn't find eggs, huh? This tells me nothing, as octopus eggs (eggs of any kind for that matter) are a delicacy to fish and invertebrates. The mother stays with them to protect them as well as aerate them. What do you think is going to happen when the mother is gone.

The guy's an asshole. Why protect an asshole?


Because I don't know he's an asshole. Convince me with something besides your unsubstantiated words, stranger.
 
2012-11-03 03:46:26 PM
Now that child abuse has ended, we can finally think of the octopi.
 
2012-11-03 03:46:58 PM
Ah. He's a psychopath. Lock him up and throw away the key. I have no patience for rabid dogs.
 
2012-11-03 03:48:32 PM
Death threats over an octopus. Yes, that will show him that the people making the threats are better than him!

And here I thought it was rough living in a low-income area.
 
2012-11-03 03:50:01 PM
Wanker!

Weak, ignorant wanker!

I could understand if he was a child, but nooo he is an adult who can vote and I have to assume think - alas he doesn't seem to be as aware of the world around him as the beautiful being he slaughtered.

*cry*

And its all legal.

*cries oceans*

(mind you he is just one dude and not a fishing company nor a fishing trawler*
 
2012-11-03 03:50:10 PM

verbal_jizm: This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.


Like legally catching an octopus and checking in with a game warden, I also think Romney's tax returns are legal. As a lawyer and an accountant, there are perfectly legal ways to get out of paying taxes. Which Romney did. It was legal.

Though I don't think it should be legal to not pay taxes. Things have to change in Washington.

Likewise, I would not hunt an octopus and I would not eat one, despite it being legal. The activists need to take it up with Olympia.
 
2012-11-03 03:51:44 PM
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Do you know I eat octopus three times a day? I got farking octopus coming out of my farking ears.
 
2012-11-03 03:52:07 PM

skinink: Death threats over an octopus. Yes, that will show him that the people making the threats are better than him!

And here I thought it was rough living in a low-income area.


No - not better, just wondering if we want him to be in the same play ground as us ...
 
2012-11-03 03:53:07 PM

BarkingUnicorn: dr_blasto: hubiestubert: Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.

He beat it to death. That's not exactly stable-people behavior.

Exactly how do you kill an octopus "humanely"? Or any other food animal, for that matter. Do we need a three-drug intravenous cocktail for slaughterhouses?

"Mayer said he has been banned from several dive shops in Washington state. He said his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is now in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission in the wake of the controversial catch."

Had no idea that tentacle fetishism was so strong in Washington. This is far over over the top. PETA must be having an orgasm.


And a whole lot of reasonable people would ban him, too. There's no obligation on the part of a diving school to take any particular student.

Reaping, sowing, etc. We all have our personal tastes...
 
2012-11-03 03:53:25 PM

BarkingUnicorn: verbal_jizm: This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.

If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged? Unsubstantiated allegations of animal abuse followed by a claim of eggs that is directly refuted by a game warden who checked for eggs and found none, per TFA. Butthurt over someone daring to fish in "your" dive area, which isn't yours and isn't restricted. Pardon my skepticism.

A little research reveals that the standard way to kill an octopus is by severing the nerve cluster between its eyes. Some use a knife, others bite. The coup de grace is typically administered underwater. The critter's corpse squirms for some time. Beating it against a hard surface many times is also recommended to tenderize the meat.

What's happened to this guy is bullshiat vigilantism. I'm a lot less worried about Big Brother watching my every perfectly legal move than I am about all the goddam self-important babies doing the same.


I hope so. I hope he gets his brains beaten in.
 
2012-11-03 03:53:38 PM

verbal_jizm: BarkingUnicorn: If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged?

He had the photos on his facebook page, bragging about what he did under each photo. You think, just because this asshole didn't get arrested for blowing the head off a snake means it didn't happen?

And the game warden didn't find eggs, huh? This tells me nothing, as octopus eggs (eggs of any kind for that matter) are a delicacy to fish and invertebrates. The mother stays with them to protect them as well as aerate them. What do you think is going to happen when the mother is gone.

The guy's an asshole. Why protect an asshole?


Cuz that's kinda one of the basic tenets of the country you live in, Sparky
 
2012-11-03 03:54:09 PM
 
2012-11-03 03:55:01 PM

HakunaMatata: He has a history of cruelly killing animals, which he posted on Facebook. Also the octopus, which he beat to death, was used as a decoration at a halloween party, not for food.

When he moves along to killing people (which will surprise no one), I can only hope he chooses his defenders as his victims.


So a liar and a brute. Nice. I doubt that's going to convince BarkingUnicorn that he's an asshole, though.
 
2012-11-03 03:55:52 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Kenny and Spenny approve.
 
2012-11-03 03:56:26 PM
The guy may very well be a psychopathic ass clown. Even though he may have chosen the time and place poorly, his actions were legal.
Bottom Line: Quit whining about it. It makes PETA jizz all over themselves. If you don't like it, address the current laws that govern it or look into some kind of protection status for that particular location with a bi-annual approval review. Or maybe put your money where your mouth is a BUY that area if it is possible and restrict hunting/fishing there.
 
2012-11-03 03:56:27 PM

Heamer: Now they're normal, like us.


Aren't you the person who was indulging us with details of your own cheating escapades? Your "us" is not my "us."
 
2012-11-03 03:56:49 PM
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We'd just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first octopus for about a half-hour. Giant. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' at the tentacles. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, octopi come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it was kinda like old squares in a battle, like you see on a calendar, like you see in the Battle of Waterloo. And the idea was the octopus come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that octopus he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that octopus looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a octopus is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin' those octopi come in and... they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many octopi, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he saw us, a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper here. Anyway he saw us and a few hours later a big fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a life jacket again. So, 1,100 men went into the water, 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb

/ now, how do you feel about the octopus?
 
2012-11-03 03:58:56 PM
When I was a kid I lived on a coral atoll - our bestest island had a rip at one end that was the single best snorkling experience anyone could hope for. We had an unwritten rule that no one fished in it. There was a giant groper who called the rip home and you could swim with it and hand feed it...the memories are some of my best.

Until some round the world yachtsman saw it and speared it - he thought he was a legend - the whole population of the island thought he was the smallest dick on the planet.
 
2012-11-03 03:59:30 PM

Brodan: Legal, yes. Necessary? No way.


Other legal things that are not necessary:

bars
restaurants
amusement parks
hunting/fishing in general
camping/hiking
zoos
planetariums
fun

So there you go. When we make those illegal, we can make octopus hunting illegal.
 
2012-11-03 04:00:20 PM
I agree. It's much more humane to hook a live cow onto a converyor belt and electricute his brain, then slaughter the farker while he's still alive.

Tasty burgers for all!
 
2012-11-03 04:00:28 PM

dr_hugh_g_rection: The guy may very well be a psychopathic ass clown. Even though he may have chosen the time and place poorly, his actions were legal.
Bottom Line: Quit whining about it. It makes PETA jizz all over themselves. If you don't like it, address the current laws that govern it or look into some kind of protection status for that particular location with a bi-annual approval review. Or maybe put your money where your mouth is a BUY that area if it is possible and restrict hunting/fishing there.


Actually, I just prefer disliking the guy, avoiding him (if ever the chance to meet should arise), and disliking his supporters. I'm sure some people would in fact like to turn that area into a marine preserve, and perhaps one of the many organizations that help with that, will now do it. That's one area where Mr. Atypical and I not only donate money, but do other actual off-the-couch activities to support.

Talking about something while irritated is not, in my view, whining (your post had just as much whining in it - whining to tell others not to whine is circular.

The manner in which the man did this is repugnant to some of us. You can't change that by telling us to buy something or donate something.

Now, I will say that like a true American, the guy could not care less what the rest of us think about him. And I could not care less if PETA is even more inflamed. No way to get rid of extremists, is there? Any historical epoch where none exist? No, I didn't think so.

Rather have the animal rights extremists than the octopus-Hallowe'en decor-animal beating extremists. And since this is still America, I too am entitled to my views.
 
2012-11-03 04:01:27 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Aren't you the person who was indulging us with details of your own cheating escapades? Your "us" is not my "us."


wat
 
2012-11-03 04:01:30 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: verbal_jizm: BarkingUnicorn: If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged?

He had the photos on his facebook page, bragging about what he did under each photo. You think, just because this asshole didn't get arrested for blowing the head off a snake means it didn't happen?

And the game warden didn't find eggs, huh? This tells me nothing, as octopus eggs (eggs of any kind for that matter) are a delicacy to fish and invertebrates. The mother stays with them to protect them as well as aerate them. What do you think is going to happen when the mother is gone.

The guy's an asshole. Why protect an asshole?

Cuz that's kinda one of the basic tenets of the country you live in, Sparky


So we aren't allowed to say mean things about an asshole now?
 
2012-11-03 04:01:34 PM

Atypical Person Reading Fark: HakunaMatata: He has a history of cruelly killing animals, which he posted on Facebook. Also the octopus, which he beat to death, was used as a decoration at a halloween party, not for food.

When he moves along to killing people (which will surprise no one), I can only hope he chooses his defenders as his victims.

So a liar and a brute. Nice. I doubt that's going to convince BarkingUnicorn that he's an asshole, though.


He's already become a familiar face to the courts. Five appearances as a defendant so far. His father called the diver who posted the pictures, threatening legal action and railing against the "liberals in Seattle." Sounds like the cracker didn't fall far from the barrel.
 
2012-11-03 04:01:44 PM

venerant: Brodan: Legal, yes. Necessary? No way.

Other legal things that are not necessary:

bars
restaurants
amusement parks
hunting/fishing in general
camping/hiking
zoos
planetariums
fun

So there you go. When we make those illegal, we can make octopus hunting illegal.


We need to make being a bastard/wanker/dick illegal. We were given the power of thought for a reason and I like to think it wasn't power and dominance over others.
 
2012-11-03 04:01:50 PM

El Brujo: BarkingUnicorn: verbal_jizm: This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.

If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged? Unsubstantiated allegations of animal abuse followed by a claim of eggs that is directly refuted by a game warden who checked for eggs and found none, per TFA. Butthurt over someone daring to fish in "your" dive area, which isn't yours and isn't restricted. Pardon my skepticism.

A little research reveals that the standard way to kill an octopus is by severing the nerve cluster between its eyes. Some use a knife, others bite. The coup de grace is typically administered underwater. The critter's corpse squirms for some time. Beating it against a hard surface many times is also recommended to tenderize the meat.

What's happened to this guy is bullshiat vigilantism. I'm a lot less worried about Big Brother watching my every perfectly legal move than I am about all the goddam self-important babies doing the same.

I hope so. I hope he gets his brains beaten in.


Beating his brains in is not PC. Seattle is passive aggressive central. His life will be ruined in many other ways.
 
2012-11-03 04:02:14 PM

dr_blasto: BarkingUnicorn: dr_blasto: hubiestubert: Legal and the warden was consulted?

Drive on. Octopus is good eating.

He beat it to death. That's not exactly stable-people behavior.

Exactly how do you kill an octopus "humanely"? Or any other food animal, for that matter. Do we need a three-drug intravenous cocktail for slaughterhouses?

"Mayer said he has been banned from several dive shops in Washington state. He said his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is now in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission in the wake of the controversial catch."

Had no idea that tentacle fetishism was so strong in Washington. This is far over over the top. PETA must be having an orgasm.

When people go fishing, typically you'd kill your catch quickly with a knife. I don't expect you would find someone smashing their catch on a sidewalk as a normal course.

I'm not saying there's a problem with catching and killing an octopus; I'm just saying that the type of people that would beat their catch to death rather than cut its CNS or whatever an octopus has are weirdos and seem like the kind of people that turn out to be your standard serial-killer type, if not at least the type of person you wouldn't necessarily want as a neighbor if you have a dog or cat.


I can tell you maybe only have fished fresh water and at that a few times.

First of off there is something called a "fish billy" which is a club made especially to bash a fishes head in. You do this for large fish usually caught in the ocean. Also something we call a "gaff" which is a hook to grab the fish and haul it into the boat, and control it whole you club the life out of it.
 
2012-11-03 04:02:25 PM
And then the whiny divers and dive shop owners went out for sushi.

All I see in the article is proof that the kill was legal and the female didn't have eggs. All I see here in the unsubstantiated Fark rumors department is that he beat it to death and has a history of killing animals in "cruel" ways.

Eaten chicken or eggs lately? Then you really have no right to complain about the cruel treatment of animals before they're eaten.
 
2012-11-03 04:02:36 PM
I found a firsthand account of the guy that was diving there. The witness took pictures of the octopus before the guy dived in to harvest the octopus. The pictures shows the eggs.

Link
 
2012-11-03 04:02:40 PM

BarkingUnicorn: verbal_jizm: This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.

If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged? Unsubstantiated allegations of animal abuse followed by a claim of eggs that is directly refuted by a game warden who checked for eggs and found none, per TFA. Butthurt over someone daring to fish in "your" dive area, which isn't yours and isn't restricted. Pardon my skepticism.

A little research reveals that the standard way to kill an octopus is by severing the nerve cluster between its eyes. Some use a knife, others bite. The coup de grace is typically administered underwater. The critter's corpse squirms for some time. Beating it against a hard surface many times is also recommended to tenderize the meat.

What's happened to this guy is bullshiat vigilantism. I'm a lot less worried about Big Brother watching my every perfectly legal move than I am about all the goddam self-important babies doing the same.


The guy himself said he took it off its eggs. Not all that surprising that the warden didn't find them.
 
2012-11-03 04:03:39 PM

dr_hugh_g_rection: The guy may very well be a psychopathic ass clown. Even though he may have chosen the time and place poorly, his actions were legal.
Bottom Line: Quit whining about it. It makes PETA jizz all over themselves. If you don't like it, address the current laws that govern it or look into some kind of protection status for that particular location with a bi-annual approval review. Or maybe put your money where your mouth is a BUY that area if it is possible and restrict hunting/fishing there.


Or, you know, a bunch of local dive shops can just ban his ass for being antithetical to their business and the mores of their customers.
 
2012-11-03 04:04:00 PM

Langdon_777: When I was a kid I lived on a coral atoll - our bestest island had a rip at one end that was the single best snorkling experience anyone could hope for. We had an unwritten rule that no one fished in it. There was a giant groper who called the rip home and you could swim with it and hand feed it...the memories are some of my best.

Until some round the world yachtsman saw it and speared it - he thought he was a legend - the whole population of the island thought he was the smallest dick on the planet.


I didn't live on a small atoll, but I've lived on two Hawaiian islands and it was the same way. I don't know how the culture changed (although my ancestors had rules about where to fish and lagoons of a certain shallow depth were taboo - perhaps they liked watching sea creatures in their natural habitats), but Hawaiian fisherpeople don't go spear fishing in shallow areas where there's abundant tropical life. Nor do they (with or without education) spear sea turtles or octopii. Never have seen either offered as food at any Hawaiian feasting event. You sure don't eat Hawaiian hawkfish or the like.

Cow slaughter is disgusting too. Imma gonna eat a potato here pretty soon. Any objections?
 
2012-11-03 04:05:05 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta: "some divers claimed he had caught a female octopus that had been sitting on her legs"

I am not familiar with that euphemism. Was it octopus yoga or something?


Well, if it was a female sitting with her eggs, then she was not going to live anyways. Don't they starve themselves to death being with the eggs?

/maybe I'll Google it
 
2012-11-03 04:05:50 PM

Heamer: Atypical Person Reading Fark: Aren't you the person who was indulging us with details of your own cheating escapades? Your "us" is not my "us."

wat


The word "us" implies that the writer and the reader are in the same group.

I am disagreeing. And yep, I have you farkied with details of your stories of how you cheated...I won't go into them, as you were probably drunk at the time and don't remember, and I don't think it's sporting to do more than mention in passing that your values are different than mine.

Or perhaps you just made it up? Then I can modify your farky a little bit.
 
2012-11-03 04:05:50 PM

AbbeySomeone: El Brujo: BarkingUnicorn: verbal_jizm: This shiat-heel psychopath has a history of animal abuse (putting firecrackers in a snake's mouth, kicking a porcupine, etc) and killed the octopus by dragging it around and beating it. Not only that, it was a female that had been incubating eggs. Not only that, he took her from an area that Washington divers went to just to see octopus, like a refuge but without legal protection (so far). This is like Romney saying everything he's done regarding his taxes is legal.

If all that is common knowledge, why hasn't he been charged? Unsubstantiated allegations of animal abuse followed by a claim of eggs that is directly refuted by a game warden who checked for eggs and found none, per TFA. Butthurt over someone daring to fish in "your" dive area, which isn't yours and isn't restricted. Pardon my skepticism.

A little research reveals that the standard way to kill an octopus is by severing the nerve cluster between its eyes. Some use a knife, others bite. The coup de grace is typically administered underwater. The critter's corpse squirms for some time. Beating it against a hard surface many times is also recommended to tenderize the meat.

What's happened to this guy is bullshiat vigilantism. I'm a lot less worried about Big Brother watching my every perfectly legal move than I am about all the goddam self-important babies doing the same.

I hope so. I hope he gets his brains beaten in.

Beating his brains in is not PC. Seattle is passive aggressive central. His life will be ruined in many other ways.


I know...I live here.

Never the less, if that can't come to pass, I hope his life if made very shiatty by his fellows. F*ck this animal abusing piece of human garbage.

/nothing wrong with hunting, nothing wrong with eating meat either.
 
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