December 28, 2010

Sea Monsters

How much do you suppose sea monster hunters make in today's economy?

1887, illustrator Dan Beard

12 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Depends on how many people watch the documentary that gets made.

downtown guy said...

Very good point.

John M. said...

However, in order for said documentary to be aired, there can be no actual capture or footage of any sea monsters. Only some vague fuzziness on the sonar will do, followed by smirking skeptics telling us how silly we are for believing in sea monsters.

downtown guy said...

Along with some eerie music and maybe a few eyewitness accounts from the late 1800s.

May said...

Look, there are lots and lots of sea monsters. They are just wily beastes. No one can catch one! They are too big! Too smart! Too old! Their laughter at us tiny, puny humans oxygenates the sea and is the cause of tides.

Ms. Moon said...

Oh May. I love you.

downtown guy said...

But then it should be easier to catch one, because they'd be every damn where.

doc patcheko said...
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doc patcheko said...

we know less about the deep sea than we know about outer space. they are down there. waiting.

downtown guy said...

Waiting for the oceans to rise again?

doc patcheko said...

Ha. Actually, I have no idea what they are waiting for.

downtown guy said...

A polite invitation? Better healthcare? The shrimp special at Red Lobster?