Dead Rooster at Sea–Face Down in an Ocean of Terror

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  1. Jeff MillerNo Gravatar says:

    Ah, tales of that special kind of genius that comes from youth….

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 17th, 2008 6:38 pm:

    Yeah, anytime I run out of ideas for blog posts, I simply think back to my childhood. LOL 🙂

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  2. ClaireNo Gravatar says:

    Its worth the read and the sea lion wanted to ‘honk’ you alright 😉

    🙂

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 17th, 2008 6:39 pm:

    Thanks! …sort of… 🙂

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    ClaireNo Gravatar reply on July 18th, 2008 7:23 am:

    It was a compliment 🙂

    Not everyone is attractive to sea lions 🙂

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  3. JaneNo Gravatar says:

    Heh heh Very funny
    I voted for you too !

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 17th, 2008 6:39 pm:

    Thanks, Jane, I appreciate it. 🙂

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  4. FantonNo Gravatar says:

    Quick! Get Spielberg on the phone! I think we have a new film idea for him…

    Honk.

    ‘Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water..HONK!’.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 17th, 2008 7:12 pm:

    Spielberg would be a real knucklehead if he turned that one down!

    Love the title! 🙂

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  5. jack PayneNo Gravatar says:

    Great story, Roost. Love these reach-back-to-lost-youth yarns. Well done.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 18th, 2008 7:59 am:

    Thanks, Jack! 🙂

    I sometimes look back on my childhood and wonder how it is that I’m not writing this from the grave. LOL

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  6. trenchNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, this film drove me nuts as a child! Enough said! haha

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 18th, 2008 8:00 am:

    I seriously think it’s the scariest movie ever made. Frightening! 🙂

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  7. AnneNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, dear God. I need to stop laughing before I wake the kids! Having just watched Jaws last week, this was even funnier.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 18th, 2008 8:01 am:

    Oh, go ahead and laugh–you deserve it! 🙂

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  8. VixenNo Gravatar says:

    Your poor bruised 14-year-old ego. I was about the same age when I saw Jaws too. And I still think it’s one of the scariest movies ever. Took me at least 10 years to go back in the water.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 18th, 2008 6:57 pm:

    I used to go surfing a lot when I was that age and I had never before, nor have I since, had to deal with a large sea creature like that. The first time I go surfing right after seeing Jaws though…

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  9. ettaroseNo Gravatar says:

    William, what possessed you two to even go near the beach after watching that movie? You are damned lucky it wasn’t a shark. You are also damned lucky the sea lion did not go for your “minnow” Ha ha

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 18th, 2008 7:00 pm:

    We probably wouldn’t have went, but we were both too young to drive back then, and we had bugged my dad to take us on that Saturday days before we saw Jaws–so, we had to take the ride or miss out on some surfing. LOL

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  10. PetraNo Gravatar says:

    this story is a HOOT! I especially love that the sea lion freaked you out with his honk, as all I can picture in my head is the cute sea lion from “50 First Dates” – more like a gentle giant! Of course running free with your skivvies around your ankles must have been an eye opener!

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 20th, 2008 4:29 am:

    Actually, sea lions can be quite mischievous. I’ve seen then swim along with surfers and knock them off their surfboards while they’re riding waves. Dolphins do it too! 🙂

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  11. William great story.You know I can stop by bumming a little and I always leave for the better,thanks man.Great writing.
    Stumbled

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 20th, 2008 4:34 am:

    Thanks, John! I’m always glad to hear I’ve brightened someone’s day. And, I’m always glad to get Stumbled! LOL 🙂

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  12. JaneNo Gravatar says:

    LMAO @
    “Quick! Get Spielberg on the phone! I think we have a new film idea for him…
    Honk.
    ‘Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water..HONK!’.”

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 20th, 2008 4:37 am:

    The author of that hilarious comment can be found at lordlikely [dot] co [dot] uk. Or, you can find him in my blogroll under The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely. He’s a riot! 🙂

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  13. JaneNo Gravatar says:

    Actually they Bark http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/sound-library/index.htm

    🙂

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 20th, 2008 11:36 am:

    Who’s word are you going to take, some well-recognized oceanographic organization, or me? 🙂

    Actually, in the post, I described it as: “…a cross between a 146-decibel dog bark…” etc.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 20th, 2008 11:44 am:

    …also, that sound byte does not begin to demonstrate the force behind the blast when you are a mere three feet away. 🙂

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  14. SaraNo Gravatar says:

    Ha man, I haven’t laughed out loud at a blog entry in a while…but this one I did. You have a good writing style that actually allows the reader to get a great visual from your blogging.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 23rd, 2008 5:29 am:

    Thanks, Sara, I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

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  15. birblogNo Gravatar says:

    Ürkütücü. Allahtan bizim buralarda yok 😀 yoksa denizi işi olmazdı

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 23rd, 2008 5:30 am:

    I have no idea what language that is, or what you wrote, but I recognize the smiley face! 🙂

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  16. CataNo Gravatar says:

    Haha, I haven’t managed to read such a long blog post in a looong while, but yours got me hooked until the end.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 23rd, 2008 6:52 pm:

    It was kind of a long one. I’m glad you stuck with it and enjoyed it. 🙂

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  17. Lou G.No Gravatar says:

    Haha.

    I snowboard… I skateboard… but I will never EVER surf!

    and it’s all because of Jaws.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 24th, 2008 5:16 am:

    I surf, I skateboard, but I will never snowboard.
    …because I’m a doofus and would wind-up killing myself. 🙂

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  18. DobemanNo Gravatar says:

    I was thinking the other day when I had my family at the beach with me, how my boys will probably never look at the ocean the same way my generation does; with the notion that wading out even pit-deep could result in the loss of limb!

    Jaws remains an all-time scary flick in my book!

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 25th, 2008 9:22 am:

    Just last year (or, was it early this year?) we had a great white shark attack off the coast of San Diego–not too far from where I used to go surfing. I’m not planning on surfing again anytime soon. 🙂

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  19. “Open Water” is freakier than Jaws. Jaws may be “scary” but Open Water “disturbs” you and instead of the sort of hopefulness you feel at the end of Jaws that some of the characters survived and are going to go paddle themselves to a sequel…but with Open Water you feel cold on the inside as if you had no soul.

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 25th, 2008 9:23 am:

    I think I’ll steer clear of Open Water. 🙂

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  20. Matt UrdanNo Gravatar says:

    THAT was an awesome read. Thanks for sharing. I have a shark story too…In 1998 I was at Hilton Head Island. It was a hot day, near 100, and the water was 88–very much like bathwater. There were hundreds of us out swimming in the water and soaking up the sun. Swimming out to the sandbar, swimming back in, splashing all around.

    Later that night on the news, a helicopter reporter had a videoed all the people out in the water, and from several hundred feet, the most startling aspect of the shot were all shadows milling about in between the humans having blind fun in the water. That’s right…hundreds of sharks were out there with us. At any moment, any one of them could have taken a nice thigh-size bite of human tenderloin.

    After that incident, I haven’t been back to the ocean. I grew up in Detroit and learned to swim in Lake Michigan. There is nothing in the Great Lakes that can eat me. I paddle whitewater rivers. There is nothing in a whitewater river that can eat me either–at least in North America. There are crocodiles in Africa.

    When I go out to have fun, I just don’t want to offer myself up on the menu for other earthlings at the same level or just a bit higher on the food chain, you know?

    Cheers!

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 26th, 2008 3:52 am:

    Wow! That is pretty frightening! I can see why you wouldn’t want to go back in the ocean–always having that scenario in the back of your mind.

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  21. UniNo Gravatar says:

    You forgot to tell everyone that you used to surf without getting your hair wet….knowing this always made this story funnier (makes me giggle every time!)

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on July 28th, 2008 12:02 pm:

    You’re right, that would’ve been a funny point to make; however, the story was getting kind of long, so I left out a few things. 1,150 words! 🙂

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  22. WendyNo Gravatar says:

    Wohooo Another person who loves horror movies LOL

    Tried to vote but link or clicking on the site doesn’t work.

    Loved the story by the way.

    The Birds terrified me. When I first saw it was in Black and White. Then I got see it again in Colour (color) OMG
    Jaws is up ther too and still can’t bring myself to swim in the ocean.

    PS How is your Spanish Peanut ROFLMAO

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    William McCammentNo Gravatar reply on August 6th, 2008 9:48 am:

    Hi Wendy!

    I love horror movies! Did you know that Disney did all the “flocks of birds” scenes in that movie? Hilarious!

    I contacted Rob at humor-blogs and he says he thinks he’s fixed the voting problem. Please let me know if it still doesn’t work.

    My Spanish peanut is fine now. LOL 🙂

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  23. thesharkguysNo Gravatar says:

    “random chunks of floating sirloin.” Well done!

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