Manly Things

Yesterday morning, a buddy and I boarded a boat and went deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean. It was a good time. The fun thing about fishing in the ocean is that there is no boundaries. You can catch just about anything, any size anywhere. Some of the fish we brought up were so ugly. But equally as strange were the other folks that were on the fishing boat with us. Only a percentage of us on the boat were actually tourists, but many of the others seemed to be people who would get on these boats to catch fish that they could sell. All kinds of strange sea creatures on and off the boat.

I met one kid that was super nice and friendly. He and I sampled the on board cuisine at the snack bar. Cheeseburgers, grilled cheese and candy bars. He was cool.

But there was another kid that just gave me the creeps. Rich and I decided that he was a serial killer in the making. Each time the deckhands would cut up the squids for bait, this kid would put a little cup next to the cutting boards so he could collect the guts. In this picture of me, you can see him at the bait station torturing live fish. He’s wearing a light brown hat, and pinching the live fish with pliers. The kid was a little Fu-Reek-eee!! The second picture is Rich in his gilligan hat.



But overall, it was a good time.

Last night we wanted to go and see a movie called, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room”. It is a documentary about the fall of Enron that is playing in select cities. It’s a “NR” movie, but we wondered if their was anything that could be improper in it. Rich, Mike and I got there a little early so that we could talk to the people at the theatre and inquire about the movie. I found a couple young guys that were employees. I asked them if they had seen the movie and they confirmed that they had.

“I know it’s not rated, but is there anything bad in there like nudity or bad language?”, I asked

“Yeah, there is some scenes in a strip joint, but only for a couple minutes. And the language isn’t too bad, just here and there.” they answered

“Oh, but there is some in the movie?” I repeated

“Yeah, but it’s not that much. What do you guys have a kid with you or something?”

We laughed when they asked that.

We said no and tried to explain that we just try to find movies that don’t have that type of content, then thanked them and left. It was very hard for them to understand. Then Richard pointed out that they probably thought it was something else. He pointed out that we were “three grown men out together who didn’t want to see a video with a naked woman in it and instead went out to dinner together.”

It’s funny how keeping one moral standard can make it look as if you are breaking another.