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Catfish Alliance to Invade DarterFest


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#1 Irate Mormon

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 04:43 PM

(Associated Press)  An annual event attended by Birmingham residents will apparently be disrupted this year by a loose affiliation of beer-swilling members of a local militia known as "The Catfish Alliance", sources say.  The family friendly "DarterFest" has been a local tradition for area naturalists since its inception in 1893, but officials are giving attendees advance warning that they may not wish to bring their children this year, citing rumors that Catfish Alliance members have made plans to crash the event.  Even organizer Ferd C. Roads  spoke on condition of anonymity:  "I've heard about these guys.  Nobody really knows who they are or where they come from, but they have disrupted similar events before, and Hell followed with them!  We are warning all attendees to be prepared for the worst.  We have also made arrangements to triple the supply of the locally crafted Slimy Sculpin Ale, which members of this Alliance are known to freely imbibe of."  Police spokesman Gaspergou Corks also spoke off the record, stating that there would be increased security at this year's event.  "These guys are like the Occupy Wall Street crowd, except worse.  They set up house at any convenient nature preserve and pretty much just take over the whole place. They also muddy up the baptizin' crick, rendering it unfit for human use."

 

The number of Alliance members planning to attend is unknown at this time; however, the general consensus among area residents is that "One is one too many!".  More as this story develops. 


-Martin
 
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Turning money into noise!


#2 fundulus

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:12 PM

Luckily for you high alcohol beer is now legal in 'bama. The watercress, vermilion and rush darters won't leave no matter what you say, though.


Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#3 EBParks

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:17 PM

At a quick glance (and internet search) the only thing that pops up is a rowdy north Florida band dominating the "sex rock scene." I'm not sure if the two are related in any way, but it looks like their fans could very well be this group. Either way, best of luck at the DarterFest!


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Joshua Porter

#4 Irate Mormon

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:31 AM

Josh - there is a certain amount of overlap.  How much, I cannot say.  Those who know, go.


-Martin
 
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Turning money into noise!


#5 dsuperman

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:52 AM

https://youtu.be/_wFaXD_USBQhttps://youtu.be/_wFaXD_USBQ 

 

 The great aquarist Groucho Marx once said  "I won't join any club that would have me as a member!"



#6 Casper

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:54 PM

I'm going just to watch!


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#7 Irate Mormon

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:24 PM

Casper, has anything firmed up yet?  The earliest I can arrive is Fri. night @ 8pm or so. 


-Martin
 
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Turning money into noise!


#8 Casper

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:41 AM

See this posting for final details.

 

http://forum.nanfa.o...e-3#entry135947

 

I responded to your / Martin's email and look forward to your presence.  There will be about 5 of us attending.

 

Any future participant interest, due to our hosts concerns, needs to be sent to me via email at prizma@aol.com.  Folks can not show up unannounced for the camping, feeding and BioBlitz.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#9 Irate Mormon

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 11:39 PM

I understand about the feeding.  The wild NANFAns must not become acclimated to human contact, lest they they become dependent pests.  They might then even shop in <shudder> PET STORES! 


-Martin
 
Neither Mormon, nor particularly Irate. 
 
Turning money into noise!




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