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Friday Funnies: "Here's your sign..."

Posted February 13, 2009 10:15 a.m. EST
Updated February 13, 2009 11:37 a.m. EST

Dateline: Cleveland, Ohio.

More than a hundred people had to be rescued from the cold waters of Lake Erie after attempting a day of ice fishing – on an usually warm day. You'd figure a nearly frozen-over lake in the middle of winter would be a good spot for ice fishing, even if it was warm, but apparently not so.

But that's not even the big part of the story.

Nope, it seems that our fishing friends are now blaming the Coast Guard – the very group who rescued them from the lake! – for causing them to be stranded on an island of ice in the midst of the chilly lake!

I can't make this stuff up.

Something else I can't make up: some of the comments, including the one saying they're sure the only time these fishermen ever see this columnist's articles is "when they are wrapping their fish in it."  Classic.