Time for the Wednesday video!
One of my wife’s friends had a husband that I tried (unsuccessfully) to strike up a friendship of my own with. It seemed like a good idea since the women were such close buds, and I wanted to encourage Lena to get out more. But it was not to be. He was loud and abrasive, which I can occasionally deal with, but he was also kind of… (somebody help me here – what’s a nice word for “stupid”?) a dumbass. He knew as little as was possible about the world around him and actively resisted learning anything more. I don’t know, maybe he felt like knowledge was some form of contaminant.
In any case, we were all mutual friends with another couple, and the husband in that couple (we’ll call him Tweedledee) was always after the Dumbass to take him fishing with his brothers. But Dumbass would never take Tweedledee fishing. Tweedledee, being who he was, never stopped asking, and Dumbass’ wife eventually told Lena that it was because Dumbass considered Tweedledee to be “too dumb to fish.”
Too dumb to fish.
That has always stuck with me, and throughout the years I’ve often wondered precisely what it meant. I mean, too dumb to fish has got to be pretty goddamn dumb, right? Well behold the answer: Cable Fishing Shows.