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Filed under: Blogging — Rick Moran @ 5:32 am

I love that line from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The context, in case you are unaware of this pop culture reference, is here.

No, I’m not going anywhere. But your generous donations will certainly allow me to buy a lot of fish — and pay off some bills as well. Not that I’m a big fish eater, mind you. Sue will tell you that I turn up my nose to just about any fish except catfish and Brook Trout. Bass is pretty good (if I catch it myself) and Lake Michigan Pike perch, prepared at some restaurants in Chicago, is divine.

But as a weekly or even monthly repast, I forgo the pleasure. I have, it pains me to say, rather ordinary taste in food - beef, pork, chicken, and pasta filling out the menu at the Moran manse for the most part.

I realize that limiting donations by going through PayPal prevented some of you from contributing. I fully understand, having heard many horror stories from people about their “Conflict Resolution Center.” If there is another online credit card acceptance company you prefer, please let me know.

And I also realize that these “Blog Blegs” get on some of your nerves. Perhaps I should have taken this gentleman’s advice and sold my positions on issues.

From the comments to my post asking for donations:

All I am willing to do is wish you luck.

You publish too many falsehoods for me to donate.

And the health care lies really piss me off as my family is in the pre existing condition category.

But I’ll make you a deal. Publish the truth about heath care reform and I’ll gladly donate.

I must say I was tempted to take the guy up on his bribe. And why stop there? I could have posted a list of issues along with the going rate for betraying my principles. Something like this:

Write nice things about President Obama - $500
Support Cap and Trade - $300
Support Government Financed Health Care - $250
Write nice things about Democrats - $200
Write nice things about liberals - $1,000,000

Hey! My principles don’t come cheap, ya know!

At any rate, thanks from the bottom of my heart for your generosity. Sue, who left June 27, won’t be back until after August 14th so the extra cash was desperately needed and most appreciated. It always amazes me how generous people are in this country - even when times are tough.

Thanks again.

Rick Moran


  1. If there’s a restaurant in Chicago that serves “Lake Michigan Pike” please tell me where it is. If there’s a restaurant in or near Chicago that serves pike of any kind tell me where that is located. I have never in my life been to a restaurant that serves pike since it is not a commercially caught fish. Are you writing about “Northern Pike” or walleye? Walleye is not a pike and Lake Michigan has given up a few near the Indiana/Michigan line. The Indiana DNR officials claim they are refugees from the St.Joe river.

    Anyway…congrats on your windfall. You work hard for the money so they better treat you right.

    Jesus! I meant perch. Thanks for jogging my memory.


    Comment by CZ — 7/19/2009 @ 6:42 am

  2. Perch? Now you’re talkin’. This year I have caught perch up to 14″ near Cal harbor. Perch fishing on the lake is outstanding right now. One morning we landed 30 in my boat from 11-14″. Them’s jumbos!

    Comment by CZ — 7/21/2009 @ 7:39 am

  3. Sorry I missed the donations! Always enjoyed your site… and am really looking forward to a 500 dollar nice to Obama post ;-) If you do run across another means of donating, please do let me know, and I’ll donate again. I too, am boycotting PayPal. Loved the fish.

    Comment by The Skald — 7/24/2009 @ 11:28 am

  4. Than includes an email with a PO Box or something, I’d be happy to mail a check.


    Comment by The Skald — 7/24/2009 @ 1:54 pm

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