Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lighthearted Trivia

Can anyone (besides Keith Sanders) identify the following for me: "Classified Reconnaissance and Weapon-Capable Deep-Sea Amphibious Dredge"? We're about to find out how cultured my readership is.

13 comments:

Bob Cleveland said...

Sounds like a catfish.

Bob Cleveland said...

Or maybe a crocodile (or alligator).

jmmath said...

I'm going with
CRAW-DAD

Wes Kenney said...

In this part of the world, I believe the correct term is "mudbug."

Bart Barber said...

jmmath and Wes Kenney, can you identify the source and context of the quote?

Tim Rogers said...

Brother Bart,

Can you identify the source and context of the quote? That is so easy. It was a person.

:>)

Bart Barber said...

OK...you'll find the answer here in episode #64.

volfan007 said...

them beverly hillbillies is my kind of folks. :)

have any of you been pinched by a craw-dad? they hurt. but, they sure are good eatin'.


david

jmmath said...

I was only making an educated guess because it looked like an acronym.
I do like the the hillbillies though

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the boy holding the huge crawdad?
He told his little brother that it was wanting to shake hands with him.
David R. Brumbelow

Bart Barber said...

What made me think of this was the brief comment series on the last post about the way that we esteem intelligence in other people. This episode of the Hillbillies is a classic instance of how we can overestimate people's intelligence, while the Hillbillies series as a whole is an instance of how people often underestimate the intelligence of others.

Tim Guthrie said...

I like em! Can we have some in April? Not good for the heart but...

Bob Cleveland said...

I don't believe any self-respecting Cajun would ever refer to them as crawdads. They're crawfish.

I was told that by some Loo-zee-anner folks with whom I had a rip-roaring good time in the back yard of the Sheraton Baton Rouge in 1975, putting a big dent (personally) in the crawfish population at a REAL old-fashioned crawfish boil. They even gave me an honorary name I can't repeat, in respect of my lacerated thumb gotten by dint of peeling a whole big pile of them things.