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I just got off the phone with Sig Hansen, the captain of the Northwestern of “Deadliest Catch” fame. He's coming to the INB Performing Arts Center for a stage show called “Deadliest Catch: An Evening with Capt. Sig and the Hillstrand Bros.” on July 24 at the INB Performing Arts Center. I'll write a full story based on the interview for the July 22 paper. But I thought I'd give you a few highlights: 1. He says the stage show is often more like a comedy show than anything else, with the captains having a lot of fun with audience questions. There will even be survival-suit race, with audience volunteers. 2. They've done this show in at least 35 other cities, to big crowds/Jim Kershner, Spotlight. More here. (AP/Discovery Channel file photo, of “Deadliest Catch” scene)
Question: Do you watch “Deadliest Catch”?
Fishing is a profession that attracts a different breed of men from those who grow up aspiring to careers as accountants, lawyers or physicians. The men who make their living on crab boats have more in common with U.S. Army Rangers, Marines and Navy SEALs than they do with college professors. I was not always the suave, sophisticated, erudite man of letters who stands before you today. I came into this world descended from a long line of hard-rock miners who clawed out a living by busting rocks deep beneath the Earth's surface or in Arizona's open-pit copper mines. They were all hard men. And although early on in my life I decided that I did not wish to follow generations of Costellos into the mine shafts, it never occurred to me that my life would be as anything other than a hard man. The hard man works hard and relaxes hard. Hard men often live lives that are cut short by the intensity of the lives they lead/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (AP file photo from 'Deadliest Catch' TV show)
Question: Are you a rugged man?