Archive for August 4th, 2008

04
Aug
08

Montauk Sea Creature (Movie Scam Alert; Object of Art? Another one?? A Norse Funeral? 6/5/09)

Montauk Sea Creature

Montauk STube ea Creature

Bozo’s Abound: Norse Funeral for Racoon a supposed explanation for first Montauk creature…not sure about the second Monty. Phewy BS! Anon. BS….

Update 11/7/2008:  This story appears to get continued hits, so in a query to see if anything new out there to prompt your enquiries, I came upon this site…a site for those interested in the New England phenomenon of unexplained and explained critters

Update 8/18/08: Possible scam alert!

I have not posted much about this fascinating ‘it’.  Not sure. I include this because I admired how defiant the sea creature was in the end. photoshopped or real? Not sure.

Probably some animal research facility disposed of this. I no sooner made light of that scenario than goof ball Sara of Beastie Weenie popped up with the popcorn fart thought  of the day.

You Just Don't Need To Make This Mierda Up

You Just Don’t Need To Make This Mierda Up

“I really hope its a dinosaur, but more then likely its some kind of muntant.
What I do know is there IS an animal testing site nearby, Plum Island, where they research animal/agricultural diseases. However its been rumoured to also be a facility for germ warfare.
Have you ever heard of the Montauk Project? The hidden bunkers where they supposedly did phycological warfare research. Something to think about… “

(Sara knows this is related to animal research facility nearby)

News Alert!!!!! (8/6/2008, 0700 PDST):

Montauk Sea Creature sans fig leaf~sorry

Montauk Sea Creature sans fig leaf~sorry

Update 3/22/09: “Alexis Rockman, a contemporary New York artist whose grand, mural-like paintings often focus on the natural world, has a new show at Nye Haus, open through April 18. The show includes a ten-foot painting in which the Montauk monster — that hairless, gnarled, toothy creature that washed up on a Montauk beach last summer — lies surrounded by detritus like Pepsi bottles and pieces of plastic.”

The legend of Monty continues…”     Where is Plum Island and What do they do there?
Plum Island Animal Research Center

Plum Island Animal Research Center

Ah, even the evil Bush Admininstration has a hand in Plum Island. Of course, so has every other president for several decades. Maybe Sara Martin at Beastie Weenie was onto something.
(5/16/09) Need more info about Plum Island. Odd no push from msm to overcome the ‘no comment’s….
Representatives from Plum Island could not be reached for comment. But last year, Plum Island Director Larry Barrett denied any link between the first Montauk Monster and the Homeland Security-run facility: “I can state categorically that it is not associated with the work performed at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). PIADC serves as the Nation’s first line of defense against foreign animal diseases of livestock by identifying such diseases through diagnostic testing and by developing vaccines to protect livestock from those diseases.“
So, is Nicky Papers actually sitting on (yuck!) the newest find (nope, guess couple are sitting on this mess)? If true, (remember the Georgia Bigfoot Fiasco), then the photos/video will we interesting….wonder how they loaded and iced that  stinking mass of rot? Much like they do that with a human…been there-done that.
Plum Island Animal Disease Center

Plum Island Animal Disease Center

“We’re proud of our role as America’s first line of defense against foreign animal diseases.

We’re equally proud of our safety record. Not once in our nearly 50 years of operation has an animal pathogen escaped from the island.”

“In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined us on the island, taking responsibility for the safety and security of the facility.”  (That crititcal huh?)

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The Panama Creature (if real) appears less given to normal identification or linking to a typical land based animal (Montauk=Racoon; not that I lind Monty to a Racoon). “Zoologists in Panama said they’re not sure what the creature is, but said it resembles a dead fetus.”

“As soon as video of the monstrous creature was released, speculations began swirling. People said it was everything from an alien to a monster and an albino hairless sloth. There has been no word on whether investigators will perform a DNA test on the creature to determine what exactly it is.”

Video in Espanol gives some idea of size and shape of Panama Creature.

STRANGE OAR FISH @ CABO SAN LUCAS WASHES ASHORE IN DISTRESS.

04
Aug
08

Flyfish Christmas Island (Obsess, Plan & Tie Anyway)

Your ride awaits at the edge

Your ride awaits at the edge

3 likely suspects

3 likely suspects

This is like Part IV of my Christmas Island series, like I am an expert after one trip. No, hardly, and that is the point. I made some planning mistakes prior to going…not big mistakes but waste of time mistakes and I did not efficiently tie flies in preparationtion for the trip. I read everything I could and talked to several fly shops and came away with ‘you are a long ways from no where and you better be prepared because you won’t be able to find anything you might need once you are there.’  

I tied all manner of Bonefish flies in all colors and primarily in sizes 6 & 8. I tied for weeks. Moana’s Chili Pepper, Moana’s Banana Peel, Gotcha’s, George Bush’s, Crazy Charlies, Deceiver’s and Christmas Island Specials. I had giant flies for Giant Trevally (I only caught smaller ones, still fun). I had back up boxes of flies in case my partners needed them.

Now again, I am no expert on Christmas Island, but a little anxiety and humble pie helped me identify a few trends that held true for me and my group: Number One fly the whole time was a size 6 Christmas Island Special closely followed by a size 6 Christmas Island Special. Number Three was a size 6 White Gotcha with pearl krystal flash. I tried to insert Moana’s Chili Pepper because I thought it looked damn good and I had tied at least a dozen of them. Nope, when I came under the gaze of the guide, had I wandered off by myself and tied on something besides the CIS, he would immediately look at my non-Christmas Island Special fly and nip it off and attach a, you guessed it size 6 Christmas Island Special (pink). So, that was those guides and that was then.

So here is your predicament: Listen to my advice and go equipped with plenty of Christmas Island Specials and you may run into the guide whose uncle, some famous guide, ties the Coral Crusher. Do you have any? Heck, you say, I never heard of it. I only tied Christmas Island Specials because some bozo said I did not need anything else. See the predicament? You have to tie all those possible flies you might need in size 6 & 8. Some 6-8 dozen flies is my guess. Now here is the deal. You rarely lose flies. So, unless you plan on providing flies to others, you don’t really need all those dozens and dozens of flies. Do you research at shops that have employees that have been to Christmas Island, not Belize or Bahamas (save that for your next dream trip). Tie or buy what they suggest. I did enjoy the prep and tying and all. It is just disconcerting when hours of creative effort is ignored by the guides…..course that is their job. But, be a little stubborn. Use that damn Moana’s Chili Pepper if you damn well want to. If you cannot quickly cast fifty feet of line with a 12′ leader in a 20 mph cross wind then make a few decisions out there and adjust to what the heck you can do, otherwise it is a bit too much being dependent for my taste. Almost time to start planning the Winter trips you’re thinking. You have probably put your money down by now with rest due in a month or so. Before you know it, you will be up to your elbows in krystal flash, saltwater hooks, dumbbell eyes and stick on pupils, a little craft hair and tying up a storm. Oh hell, go ahead over due it. You are a gear junky anyway.        

Do take the extra floating line and definitely the extra rod(s) and reel(s). And, as I have constantly said each time: THE BEST SUNGLASSES YOU CAN AFFORD, OR EVEN CAN’T AFFORD. 

Oh, do not be shy of having someone taking pictures of your fish. The guides had received advice from some US guide that the fish should never be touched or removed from the water. Each Bone I caught was immediately slipped from the fly with this nifty little hook remover they all carried. I did not get one photo of some of the gorgeous 24″+ Bones I caught. I didn’t catch many but not one memory because of the  adherence to the typical over reactive crap put out about handling fish. Again, I know how to handle fish, save your breath, it is the extreme to which every admonition must be taken (except my sunglasses admonition!). So, either have that guide take a picture if they are saavy enough (most are) or hopefully a compadre is not on the other side of the flat and can snap a memory. And, yes I poked a small hole in the coating of that line…small. 

A Memory

A Memory

04
Aug
08

Trout’s Vision & Ultraviolet Magic (A Reprint~Cool Stuff)

04
Aug
08

Bear Attacks Woman (Can You Say Lucky? Thanks Pups)

 

Emma The Loyal

Emma The Loyal

 

A Nice Bear

A Nice Bear

http://www.truveo.com/Woman-Survives-Bear-Attack-Saved-By-Dogs/id/237286049

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=6302040

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/25782249.html

A Not So Friendly Bear

A Not So Friendly Bear




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