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  • Sunny missed the chance for a chupacabra headline. NEVER miss a chance at a chupacabre headline.
  • He did it in Alaska.. *facepalm*.. He got what he deserved.
  • It wasn't very funny, but it doesn't seem like such a serious crime.

    Surely the Alaskan authorities could have made him fill out a new log with the real information.
  • Well, baramundi is a bloody big fish.
  • Maybe he meant "blew"?
  • AverageAmericanGuy: It wasn't very funny, but it doesn't seem like such a serious crime.

    Surely the Alaskan authorities could have made him fill out a new log with the real information.


    Getting caught lying in a logbook in Alaska is like lying to a Texas cop about speeding.. You're gonna have a bad time..
  • The Alaska State Troopers didn't see the humor and charged the Alabama man with "failure to complete logbook as required by Alaska Department of Fish and Game," reports Alaska Dispatch.

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    Dear Alaska State troopers. This is a blue whale. It is very very big.
  • You don't lie in a logbook. You can lie to your passengers, your bar buddies, tourists, anybody you like--but you don't lie in your official document that might be looked at by law enforcement. If you'll fill that in wrong for a joke, what else might you lie about?

    And now he knows.
  • This just in.... Government workers have no sense of humor. Discretion? Alien concept.

    /I R 1
  • cryinoutloud: You don't lie in a logbook. You can lie to your passengers, your bar buddies, tourists, anybody you like--but you don't lie in your official document that might be looked at by law enforcement. If you'll fill that in wrong for a joke, what else might you lie about?

    And now he knows.


    When you tell a joke, are you lying? Bad idea to joke in the logbook, perhaps, but lying implies deceit. I'm confident that he didn't expect anyone to believe there were whales in the river.

    /also disturbed that you are okay with lying to essentially anyone but the government, but okay with law enforcement not using any discretion whatsoever. Orson Welles would like a word with you
  • El chupacabra is moving norte!

    Surely this is due to global warming!

    God help us if he makes it into Canada!
  • Tanthalas39: When you tell a joke, are you lying? Bad idea to joke in the logbook, perhaps, but lying implies deceit


    If he said he caught a whale in an official logbook and he didn't, then it's technically lying in the eyes of the official looking at the logs. Whether the officials believe him or not is almost irrelevant, he said he caught a whale and he didn't.

    Alas, bureaucracy doesn't allow for humour. Otherwise they would have arrested him for killing a whale and chalked up the tuna against his catch allowance.
  • What a pansy, I caught 20' salt water crocodiles at Navy Pier
  • Pockafrusta: This just in.... Government workers have no sense of humor. Discretion? Alien concept.

    /I R 1


    I'd say the government employee is using discretion. If the guy had made an innocent mistake, like a typo or leaving out a required section, the Fish and Game cops may have used their discretion to have him simply correct the error. When they see the guy being a smartass on an official document and now have to spend time and energy to track him down to resolve it, they use their discretion to turn the screws on him.

    The guy may have thought it was funny, and you may think the cop's sense of humor needs adjusting, but all it represents to the cop is more work because some guy intentionally did his job wrong.
  • They say I'd blown a seal.
    I said fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, OK, pal?
  • Sorry, but official log books are not the time for joking. I understand the kid was trying to be funny, but those log books are filled out for a good reason.
  • Yea, something's fishy here, maybe he did it just for the halibut.
  • Can they prove he didn't?
  • UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: "I caught a fish 'this' big!"


    Nook... you owe me one
  • At least he's not punching squid in the face.
  • Tanthalas39: When you tell a joke, are you lying? Bad idea to joke in the logbook, perhaps, but lying implies deceit. I'm confident that he didn't expect anyone to believe there were whales in the river.
    /also disturbed that you are okay with lying to essentially anyone but the government, but okay with law enforcement not using any discretion whatsoever. Orson Welles would like a word with you


    You take yourself very seriously, don't you? Fishermen......lying.....Never mind, I'm sure you've never heard that joke. You sound like you wouldn't know a joke if it bit you.
  • Pockafrusta: This just in.... Government workers have no sense of humor. Discretion? Alien concept.


    I know. I once made a joke on my tax return about donating a few hundred billion to charity...
  • Troopers doubt the validity of Terry's logbook. Expert anglers say it would be impossible to land a blue whale on sport-fishing gear. There has never been a verified report of a tuna in the Kasilof. Scientists have yet to find a jack beluga. And though Alaska has coyotes, those with serious mange rarely survive the winter, and none are known to swim and take bait in Alaska rivers.

    That is a collection of some of the most painfully obvious statements I have ever seen made in print outside of a Ric Romero article. I love the fact that they apparently spoke with an "expert angler" to get his perspective on the likelihood of catching a blue whale with a sport-fishing rig. In a river.

    That said, don't f*ck around with legally required documentation. Odds are pretty good that no one is going to be amused.
  • Government = no sense of humor
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