I've spent the past few days watching Deadliest Catch. I've caught a buncha episodes here and there but I've never had the oppertunity before to see complete seasons in order. For instance, I never knew that each season covers both King crab and Opilio. I had always figured that it was one or the other. The only thing slowing me down is the rate of the download. It started at a fairly good clip but ever since the third season, it's been inching along at a crawl. It'll likely be at least another day before the files all finish and I can see the last season.
The show's pretty amazing really and it's a pity that they weren't able to capture more of the rally style of the old days. When it was the days of every boat for itself, I'm sure captains made all sorts of sketchy decisions in trying to maximize their gain. No wonder so many people have croaked at this profession. That's not to say there haven't been deaths since they've moved to a quota system, but at least now the captains know they can hide out from a storm or take a break without risking their income. Not that they do much of the latter now, but at least they know that the crab is still theirs, even if it takes a little longer.
It's impossible to watch this show without wishing for a seafood dinner. I'd love a mess of snow crab legs and I don't think I've ever even had king crab. I'm pretty sure I've never even seen a crab in person that's been anywhere near the size of some of the monsters they pull up.
Oh, I made another political icon btw. I chopped bits from the most recent JibJab animation and spliced it together. Not exactly the easiest thing to do working with nothing but MS paint. One of these days, I've really got to learn how to use photoshop.