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August 26, 2010


Race officials said Pennington arrived at the Lexington, Mo., checkpoint and reported that he was dizzy and could not continue after being smacked in the head by the carp.

(Thanks to Mark Schlesinger)


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Didn't Monty Python do a skit based on this very premise?

I've seen video of the Asian flying carp in action. Reminds me of this guy.

MOTW, I've seen it too. One place has a "festival" where they have a contest to see how many they can catch in a net as they jump into the boat. People get smacked pretty hard. (Even harder than Siouxie does it). Well, you know what they say - "Carpe bean 'em."

Siouxie will slap you just for the halibut.

I'm a SOLE man! /ba dah bump - ba dah dup pa bump bah/

Oh, crappie!

wiredog, I think Monty Python did EVERY skit based on this very premise.

It's not often you hear about someone getting the carp knocked into him.

Was this incident reported to the Sturgeon General?

The carp, which have infested rivers since being imported in the 1970s to control algae and plankton in fish ponds, are known to panic and jump in response to passing vessels."

It's an old, old story... carp imported to control algae and plankton, kudzu imported to control algae, nutria imported to control kudzu.... nutria doesn't make it big on the N'Worleans restaurant scene (how do you market "Swamp Rat" on the menu???)

Folks, here it be: "Man, who is a part of nature, tries to control nature, and finds out nature is controlled by God..."

Crashing Carp Cracks Kayaker's Cranium.

frodolives: Just import some of Florida's Burmese Pythons to Louisiana: nutria problem solved.

As for the carp, we need to get these to swim farther north: kayaker problem also solved.

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