DEET, Dirt, and Dr. Seuss

It started harmlessly enough, it always does. In this case, Sue Kreutzer suggested that we could remove DEET from our hands by rubbing them in dirt, thus sparing our plastic flylines from a premature melting. I guess the time was right.......

From: Blake Werner
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt ku

Sue wrote:

>Just a little Ask Heloise thing here, when I apply my DEET
>to my arms, legs, hands, etc. I'm often at the car and not
>near water to wash it off the palms.
>
>Clearly, easiest thing to do ? rub palms in the dirt, rub
>around, wipe off excess on supplex shorts ....

a dry rub season
just the thing for catching trout
are you a spice girl

sorry i think i may have kumaine poisoning

From: Sue Kreutzer
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt ku

applications on
sun lotion bug oil and dirt
clogged pores time to dunk

From: Richard Frank
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuse

An Improved Final Step:

DEET! DEET! I love my DEET!
It's on my arms, legs, hands and feet.
I put it here, I put it there
I put that good DEET everywhere!

Oh gosh, now that I've put it on
I see I've got some on my palm.
Oh no! Oh no!
This just won't do.
My Cortland it will eat straight through.

Now, I must act with great resolve
Before my tackle DEET dissolves
I'm rub my hands here in the dirt,
Then... Wipe them on my buddy's shirt!!

Whew! That's better! The day is saved!
I grab my rod. I'm off to play!

DEET! DEET! I love my DEET!
It's on my arms, legs, hands and feet.
I put it here, I put it there
I put that good DEET everywhere!

From: Bob Perry
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuse

On Tue, 25 Aug 1998, Richard Frank wrote:

> DEET! DEET! I love my DEET!
> It's on my arms, legs, hands and feet.
> I put it here, I put it there
> I put that good DEET everywhere!

It seems best efforts just won't do,
the Cortland line has turned to stew.
My Loomis cork is now croutons,
and Simms melted to Grey Poupon.

Now others might just boo & hoo.
When all their tackle turns to goo,
But fear not for your sista Sue,
The warranties will see her through!

> DEET! DEET! I love my DEET!
> It's on my arms, legs, hands and feet.
> I put it here, I put it there
> I put that good DEET everywhere!

From: kat cruickshank
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuse

Does this mean the "Suess" is now a new "genre" of bad FF poetry? or has it
been one for a while and I just missed it.....

DEET and dirt! Dirt and DEET!
Try them Kat, they're really neat!
No, I won't try them, no I won't!
When I hear "DEET" I just say "Don't!"
I'd rather be chewed up by skeeters
Than get that stuff on hands and feeters.

Limerickally challenged,
the kat in the (ugly green) hat

From: Jerry Goldsmith
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss

Perry and Frank, Perry and Frank
EVERYWHERE,EVERYWHERE
Poetry rank!!!!!
Hardly returned to the list has he
already destroying our Poetry

To the bard of Mass. may i be curt
your poetry sir is worse than dirt
as you Sir Perry indeed a blight,
will be enshrined in the Halls of Knight.

From: Blake Werner
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss

Jerry wrote:

> To the bard of Mass. may I be curt
> your poetry sir is worse than dirt
> as you Sir Perry indeed a blight,
> will be enshrined in the Halls of Knight.

Did george start this run
he stirs the poet in us
smiling now he fishes

Blake

From: Blake Werner
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss

>Does this mean the "Suess" is now a new "genre" of bad FF poetry? or has it
>been one for a while and I just missed it.....

Thats good ole gal, thats good i say
I can answer,... if i may
we've chewed on suessis back a spell,
but lately it has not been well
I think a rumple hid it wrongly
Till piglets agent took up songly

twas fun back when we talked of suess,
back then they say you could get loose
maybe the light of day is starting
perhaps list troubles will be parting
who knows you may go catch a swisel,
on a lop eared side toed darling drisel,
they come in pairs now so i heard,
so make sure you tie them by the herd

and counting numbers, swisels knows,
they count to 20, they got the toes
so always tie size 22
you'll catch lots then, to make a stew
Then when we clave we'll jump and shout
they'll be no time to fump and pout

thats it for me, it's sad to say
I lost my suess he's gone away
now my kids read other booksis
and study spelling and chase bad crooksis

I don't get to sing or rhyme
nor climb tall peaks oh so devine
no journeys to exotic places
i only see those normal faces
my workdays now are not as fun
So thank you all, i've go to run

From: Claude and Ellen Freaner
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss

Very good, sir! I am impressed!
I'll send you a beer - Fedexpressed!
Your wit is keen and very sharp,
Your rhyme scheme strong, just like a carp!

Please sir, ask my why
Do I fish with the fly?
'Cause if I fished with bait,
I wouldn't have to wait,
For the little flys to hatch,
So I could try so hard to match
The birth of e. dorothea
Through careful onomatopoeia -

Can you tell, oh, can you see,
The awful poem I write for thee?
Can you see, can you tell?
I am now in Flyfish hell!
I'd quit this rhyme, if I could!
I'll quit this rhyme, I really should!

And now I have but one more thought,
Why don't you take that rod you bought,
And head to where the fishing's hot,
And Cajun spices are in the pot!
Take a kid, and have some fun -
You're ne'er to old for one-to-one;
Teach them how to cast those flys
And answer all their little "why's".
The time well spent: you're glad,
When one of them says: "Thanks, Dad!"

From: Chris Knight
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss, Magnetized

Kat wrote:

>Does this mean the "Suess" is now a new "genre" of bad FF poetry? or has it
>been one for a while and I just missed it.....

It's been around awhile, not quite as long as cow magnets. If you get Blake
thinking Seuss you're in for a fine evening of Digest reading... 8^)

It isn't too late to make one little change.
Some DEET and a cow magnet there's something strange!
I'll smear a cow magnet with plenty of DEET
and cast it upon the ditch down the street.
And just to appease my line's plasticizer
I'll smear it with dirt and attract a nice riser.

Say! That makes a fishing tale ripe for a lie,
When I tell 'em I caught it on a Mulberry fly.

From: George Bruzenak
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss

Blake wrote:

>Did george start this run
> he stirs the poet in us
>smiling now he fishes

I did not start this, I did not
Someone else must take that spot
Please step forward and take a bow
The spotlights brightest on you now

Clouds of skeeters might be attracted
Just don't let that get you distracted
Use that DEET on hands and feeters (sorry, Kat)
just don't get any on your leaders

No, I did not start this, I did not
Some other person deserves that lot
I don't use DEET, and don't get bit
And never scare them off with wit

I don't smear Spam, that meaty concoction
Although that just might be another option
I use another time-tested brew
That's pretty close to our cowku

The secret is, for all to see
Is to spout all this bad poetry
At top of voice, as you fish
Yell with gusto this gibberish

Bad poetry with little discipline
Keeps the buggers off your skin
And quite rightly so, this loud display
also keeps other fishermen away

I did not start this, I did not
Someone, Please! just take this spot
Step forward to the microphone,
And I'll continue to fish alone

Bruzer, in deepest digest mode

From: Donald A. Johnson
Subject: Re: DEET and dirt Seuss

Does this mean the "Suess" is now a new "genre" of bad FF poetry? or has it
been one for a while and I just missed it.....

I am truly sorry for this effort. effort??

New words are coined ala-Suess
This is poetry? Perhaps, but quite loose.
Kat says this of her Deet
Don't hand me that sheet!
I'd rather be Cruickshank au jus!!

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