Amphi Legends...

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Amphipoda@yahoo.com, Jan 21, 2001.

  1. Amphipoda@yahoo.com
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    Amphi Legends;
    Sitting in a dingy tavern I overheard this classic
    tale, the story of Rip Tucker, the greatest hunter
    in all of North America. Famed for his capture
    of many of the most power beasts ever to roam
    the streets. His home once adorn with photos of
    his finest days, those of conquering the mighty
    Mustang, the Jaguar, the Impala, the Cougar, and
    even the AC Cobra. A hunter so mean and infamous
    as to be compared to that Australian Crocodile
    Hunter dude on crack cocaine. But old Rip Tucker
    never got his most treasured prize - the ever elusive
    Amphi. As the story goes, old Rip was an excellent
    shot. He could hit the hood emblem off a charging
    beast at 60 miles per hour! He never missed and
    usually did his best hunting at night, when he could
    see the light in his prey's eyes. Rip figured out
    the elusive Amphis habits and hung around the local
    lake at dusk and dawn in hopes of adding to his
    collection. Then one fine night a pair of Amphis
    teamed up to end old Rip's slaughter. The pair
    of Amphis decided trickery would be needed and
    so each covered one eye before going into the lake.
    They swam side by side, in perfect parallel, all
    around the lake awaiting the great hunter's best
    shot. Rip's crosshair focused right between the
    Amphi's eyes, he squeezed the trigger? but it
    seemed his bullet had no effect. What appeared to
    be one Amphi out in the water just keep coming at him.
    Rip rifled off another shot, and another, each to no
    effect. That Amphi just kept on coming toward him.
    It is said that when the two Amphis emerged from
    the lake, one on each side of old Rip, the shock just
    caused his heart to give out. Others say it was the
    shame of being out smarted by a couple of silly
    amphibians that did old Rip Tucker in. You see
    those clever Amphis figured out with a left eye
    covered on one and a right eye covered on the other
    and swimming side by side the bullets would splash
    harmlessly in the water between them?
    And they were right.

    Amphipoda
    '64 Turquoise
    San Diego
     
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    Had a nice chat with Gord S. & Dan B.
    last night. Both in their own way
    reminded me of this old story...

    Repost from date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001

    Amphi Legends;
    Sitting in a dingy tavern I overheard this classic
    tale, the story of Rip Tucker, the greatest hunter
    in all of North America. Famed for his capture
    of many of the most power beasts ever to roam
    the streets. His home once adorn with photos of
    his finest days, those of conquering the mighty
    Mustang, the Jaguar, the Impala, the Cougar, and
    even the AC Cobra. A hunter so mean and infamous
    as to be compared to that Australian Crocodile
    Hunter dude on crack cocaine. But old Rip Tucker
    never got his most treasured prize - the ever elusive
    Amphi. As the story goes, old Rip was an excellent
    shot. He could hit the hood emblem off a charging
    beast at 60 miles per hour! He never missed and
    usually did his best hunting at night, when he could
    see the light in his prey's eyes. Rip figured out
    the elusive Amphis habits and hung around the local
    lake at dusk and dawn in hopes of adding to his
    collection. Then one fine night a pair of Amphis
    teamed up to end old Rip's slaughter. The pair
    of Amphis decided trickery would be needed and
    so each covered one eye before going into the lake.
    They swam side by side, in perfect parallel, all
    around the lake awaiting the great hunter's best
    shot. Rip's crosshair focused right between the
    Amphi's eyes, he squeezed the trigger? but it
    seemed his bullet had no effect. What appeared to
    be one Amphi out in the water just keep coming at him.
    Rip rifled off another shot, and another, each to no
    effect. That Amphi just kept on coming toward him.
    It is said that when the two Amphis emerged from
    the lake, one on each side of old Rip, the shock just
    caused his heart to give out. Others say it was the
    shame of being out smarted by a couple of silly
    amphibians that did old Rip Tucker in. You see
    those clever Amphis figured out with a left eye
    covered on one and a right eye covered on the other
    and swimming side by side the bullets would splash
    harmlessly in the water between them?
    And they were right.

    Be well, swim safe.

    Amphipoda
    '64 Turquoise
    San Diego, CA
     
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