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ron3736 posted 07-02-2002 09:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for ron3736   Send Email to ron3736  
Ventura16 posted 07-02-2002 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
Love your profile...LOL!!!!!!
JWK posted 07-02-2002 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JWK  Send Email to JWK     
Those who go forth, with a fifth, on the Fourth, may not go forth on the Fifth!
whalerfran posted 07-02-2002 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerfran    
On a serious note, drinking and boating don't mix. In fact, they generally result in fatalities. So let's not drink and drive, in boat or car, on the Fourth or any other day.
Jay A posted 07-02-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
whalerfran you got that right! I never heard of cinco-de-whatever but we just had St.Peter's Fiesta a celibration of the Patron Saint of the fishermen here in Gloucester,Ma. And now Bud is sponsering the event and has turned it into a Madi-gra with "Girls Gone Wild","Bah-hoppin" and wet T-shirt contests! What's this world coming to?
ChocLabWhaler posted 07-02-2002 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for ChocLabWhaler  Send Email to ChocLabWhaler     
Who won the greased pole?
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 07-03-2002 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
Every day is a good drinking holiday!
Whaler Proud posted 07-03-2002 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
OK, for all of the Yankee Whaler owners, Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican holiday celebrating Mexico's defeat of a French invasionary force. This is not to be confused with September 16 which is the Mexican independence day (from Spain) or all of the various holidays for the Saints that are celebrated. These holidays are usually part of the culture in the southwestern states and The People's Republic of California (I am an expatriated Californian so I can say that):).

Growing up in California, I never heard of Cinco de Mayo until the early 70's. After the beer companies heard about, they promoted the holiday in the name of "diversity" and now it is a huge deal celebrated across races and another reason to party. The celebrations can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, (or fortunately depending on your world view) it is not an official day off from work.

I ditto the drinking and boating prohibition. Here in Texas so many people are injured or killed every year on the lakes because they seem to think that a boat is OK to pilot drunk. Not to mention the drunks who drown because they think they can drink and swim. Lake Lewisville (here in the DFW area) will probably have 10 people drwon this weekend because of drinkig and boating. It doesn't have to happen. Need a cold one? Plant under a tree, drink what you want and stay out of the water.

Have a great 4th!

prj posted 07-03-2002 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for prj  Send Email to prj     
darwinism is the best filter for the gene pool, so be smart and avoid it.
Bigshot posted 07-03-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Thank GOD for the beer holders in my Montauk....that 13' has killed 4 beers in 1/2 tank of gas. Talk about fatalities! Not only does alcohol abuse make me mad, it costs me money.

Thanksgiving Eve is the most celebrated party night(as far as bars go). I would say Cinco(may 5th) and independence day are both great. I like the added fireworks to top off a cool buzz.

blackdog posted 07-03-2002 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
St Patrick's Day. A little something up here called the Erin Express (sp?) wow.

Basically get on a bus that takes you around to all the Irish watering holes. No driving, just ride the bus. Starts around 10 am till whenever

David Ratusnik posted 07-03-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Jay A posted 07-03-2002 04:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
ChocLabWhaler: "Who won the Greasy Pole?" On Friday an Italian on Saturday an Italian and on Sunday a non-Italian!
whalernut posted 07-03-2002 06:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Sam(samars) from the forum and I went fishing on Friday and caught 27 Perch on Lake Erie, smoked Cigars, and caught a Buzz on Beer, a great day!!! Jack.
Swellmonster posted 07-04-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Who needs holidaze?

Why do you think whaler made a floating cooler anyways?
I guarantee it was'nt for friggen cold milk!
Alcohol is lighter than water......

I knew that "Big" would be on this one. He's the best!

BTW, Jay A, tell me more about that fest up there.

Jay A posted 07-04-2002 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
Swellmonster: St.Peters Fiesta is a four day (This year it was expanded to 5 days for it's 75th anniversary)event with a parade,Blessing of the fleet,Siene boat races(12 man row boats) and the BIGGIE,The Greasy pole! The Greasy pole is a 40' telephone pole stretched across the water mounted on a platform in Gloucester harbor.It is covered with about 8" of biodegradable grease with a flag on a staff mounted to the end of the pole.About 50 "contestants" dressed in costume slip and slide along the pole going after the flag. Check out for more info.
Swellmonster posted 07-14-2002 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Thanks Jay for the info....

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