Category: Worth a thousand words…


Using fire to fight fire

According to the Angeles National Forest Service, controlled fires in the Big Pines area of the Angeles National Forest have ended for the week. A total of 75 acres of fuel (brush piles) were burned in an effort to help reduce future risk of wildfires. (Credit: US Forest Service)

The message in the image

Y-Que offers this T-shirt, which reminds me a bit of the famed “A Sewer Runs Through It” ball cap from Fishermen’s Spot with its skeleton fishy. All in good fun, but I think we can do better for our local river.
The classic (and I mean classic) from Fishermen’s Spot. (Jim Burns)

My T-shirt, no longer available, was an attempt at both humor and some dignity for our local water. (Jim Burns)

Is it a goldfish, a koi or fake news?

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(Courtesy Cassie Anderson)

So, here’s the great Facebook debate: Cassie Anderson took this picture of her brother after he caught this golden fish. She wrote:

“What you are witnessing is NOT national geographic! It is not a stolen image or edited photo!
This is my brother!! Who is holding what could possibly be…. that pet goldfish we flushed when I was 9!!!
…I swear, I thought you were dead bubbles!!! lol lol
Caught in danville ky y’all!! Oh my gosh don’t flush your pets! ”

2News in Beaumont, Texas, went on to report that it was a 20-pound goldfish.

What do you think?

If that fish is 20# then he must be 6′-8″ and 300#. Goldfish or carp, let’s agree to just call it a very nice catch…….

I’m originally from Ohio and they take their fish’n serious in KY. 200lb catfish and stuff. Don’t even get me started on BASS fish’n. Also I don’t see any jars of shine, so I think it is true.


See you on the river, Jim Burns