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The condensed directions: Read the cue, react to the cue. There's no right answer, no research required. I cite sources where applicable but it's all about coming up with creative answers. Winners are picked in a week.

The number one rule? Have FUN!!!

05/23 - I'll be naming final winners this week!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Salmon Story

In the News: This category features news-related prompts.
Upbeat salmon forecast worries fishermen
Write the article that accompanies the headline.

Source: SFGate.

We Have A Winner!!! 03/16/10
A massive harvest of salmon sounds like a good thing, but for some fishermen near Scotlands fishing grounds, it's a real worry. Angus McCaber explains.

"Weel, I canna see ho we'll be away to kitch all dese salmons. We dinna have the wurms."

The worm shortage is a distinct source of concern, as they are a necessary part of fish catching. Tests are continuing with fake worms to enable the men to catch all that they can.

This however, also worries Mr McCaber, whose wife owns several sea fishing boats as well as a smokery.

"I seys to t'missus the other day, I looks in the freezer, and it's full. I has to seys to her "She canna take any more Captain. She's up to capacity as it is. I canna change the laws of physics!"
Winner: s'me
Reason: The faithful representation of the accent won me over.

5 comments:

B : ) said...

http://bleemcguire.blogspot.com/2010/03/seven-days-seven-answers_08.html

s'me said...

A massive harvest of salmon sounds like a good thing, but for some fishermen near Scotlands fishing grounds, it's a real worry. Angus McCaber explains.

"Weel, I canna see ho we'll be away to kitch all dese salmons. We dinna have the wurms."

The worm shortage is a distinct source of concern, as they are a necessary part of fish catching. Tests are continuing with fake worms to enable the men to catch all that they can.

This however, also worries Mr McCaber, whose wife owns several sea fishing boats as well as a smokery.

"I seys to t'missus the other day, I looks in the freezer, and it's full. I has to seys to her "She canna take any more Captain. She's up to capacity as it is. I canna change the laws of physics!"

davidseven said...

Local fisherman in the Etoha region are concerned about new legislation regulating their sport.

"It's just not right!" says local fisherman Steven Davids. "Since when did the government care how we cast our lines?"

The cause of the uproar? New legislation requiring that all Salmon fisherman must cast their rod four times, before releasing the line on an upbeat.

"I've been using my own, down-beat/three-cast system for years" Davids complains. "This up-beat/four-cast system is insane."

Local goverment has decided that anyone caught fishing with anything other than the newly prescribed "Upbeat Salmon FourCast" - as they call it - will be liable to a fine, and having their fish confiscated.

"We are worried," confirmed Davids, "But what can we do?"

C. Beth said...

A quote from one a salmon fisherman:

"These salmon--they're smiling with glee!
I just want to pack up and flee!
I really wish
They weren't happy fish.
I can't kill 'em--they're friends with me!

Marc said...

The mood at the local docks is as foul as a coho left out in the sun for just a little too long, and it's all because of a recent report out of the Pacific.

"Those dang fish," one fisherman was heard lamenting, "they just got no respect for us no more!"

The anxious angler's cause for concern? The following announcement which appeared in the Salmon Daily:

Fellow fish - rejoice! We have solved the Landwalker Problem at last!

It has taken many years but we have finally realized their secret and now shall be tempted no more by their deadly tricks! Our numbers shall increase exponentially and it won't be long before we rule this planet once more!

So just keep swimming and always remember: worms don't live in the water!

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