Re: Can we solve the mystery?
I haven't a clue about the reality of it but I want to say thanks for posting this anyway!
Whatever the truth is, it has the makings of a great sea story. If I were a writer of any sort I'd be building a screenplay around my mental image of this event and shopping it to Hollywood.
Scene- The deck of one of the last working draggers on the sound. No evidence of a fish catch is present. The muted squabble of angry sailors too drunk to fight it out drifts up from below, punctuated by the odd belch, fart and horrible rattle of vomiting into the bilge.
Filthy, sweaty fishers lay hither and yon atop the cabin trunk, legs and arms akimbo. The skipper, clothes torn and face badly bruised, raises his bloodied cheek off the deck, lifts an empty green bottle to his eye, and mutters...
"Why is the champagne always gone?"
I may be on to something here...
Last edited by Willin'; 12-13-2007 at 06:29 PM.
Reason: poetic license
"And then I think , who cares, we're just anthropological curiosities a mere second away from turning into fertilizer, might as well scratch and listen to music we like." John B