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20 October 2008 @ 09:18 pm
Some favourite stories of mine.  
I figured I should post some funny things to get the ball rolling. (And okay, I admit that I also just want to have these typed out so they'll be at my disposal later. <<)

These are just a few of my favourite stories and such that I've gathered from reading Deadliest Catch: Desperate Hours (which I've yet to finish- oops). I've taken the text directly from there, and they do pretty much center around Capt. John. xD;

"The TV cameras love Johnathan for his tendency to play tricks on his fellow captains, such as the time he tied bags of flour to another boat's pot lines, then stood by to film the result: One 'flour bomb' after another exploded as the pot was hauled.
'It turned all the guys on deck into Pillsbury dough boys,' recalls John with his trademark raspy cackle. 'The boat looked like it was made out of plaster when we were done. It turned everything white. We were laughing so hard, we cried.'
Cameras are also fond of what Andy calls John's 'Snidely Whiplash laugh'--usually accompanied by an impishly evil grin that betrays his intention to play yet another prank on a fellow boat.
'I'm gonna get Phil next season!' John says. More raspy cackling. 'He thinks he's got better tricks than me. But I've got the old tricks and the new ones. I'm going to do 10 tricks on one pot of his. I can't tell you what they are yet. Just watch.'
The media, on the other hand, often find Johnathan to be a difficult interview. Not because he's shy but because he has, as he describes it, 'straight pipes from brain to mouth'. He'll say anything about anyone. 'Don't print that!' is perhaps his most frequently uttered line--always following something spectacularly profane or slanderous."

John: I once said, "If I get hit by another plate of food, I'm going to quit." Right then--I'm wearing a clean, white T-shirt--three plates of spaghetti and everyone's juice and salad hit me right in the chest. I quit for about 10 minutes before I rehired myself.

Andy: Being the captain you've got to be a psychologist too. If the crew's down, you've got to think of a pep-me-up. Up there you've got nothing to do but think. John likes to throw seal-bombs [firecrackers] at us. He put one on a frying pan once and blew the thing up. It scared the crap out of me. Then he laughs like Snidely Whiplash!

John: It gets you through the bad times. You think about little stuff like what you've done to the guys. I like to tape up the sink faucet in the galley. That way when you turn the water on, the pot-sprayer sprays you right in the chest. Half the time I'll forget I've done it. I'll run downstairs to wash up and I'll get myself! We shut off the hot water sometimes when guys go to take a shower. On deck when a guy's busy, we'll tie his leg to the sorting table. Then he goes to run off to do something else, he hits the end of the line and falls on his face. Anything we can think of for a laugh.
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