Comments: You may fire when ready, kiddies

That article was kinda funny in a schadenfreude, boohoo-for-hunters-facing-"extinction" way. Hunters may live on in name only: Hunter has been a popular name for baby boys (top 50) for about a decade.

The guy who's traveling around all fall spreading the hunting gospel while his wife works 17-hour days to support the family? What a charmer. Gotta wonder if his wife believes in his mission, or if she's basically operating as a single parent out of necessity.

Also, you'll note that nobody's going around bemoaning the withering of crosswords as a pastime. I'll be on the lookout for more camo at Stamford, what with all the people who must be switching hobbies.

Posted by Orange at September 18, 2005 10:33 AM

Is the NYT freakin' DESPERATE? This is SO not fit to print! Here's the news flash: Hunting is DOWN, people, so let's do a story about it? Because there's no actual story, the piece ends up profiling some total LOSER who carves mushrooms, abandons his wife and five children for MONTHS at a time, sleeps in his fucking TRUCK, makes his wife work two jobs, and promotes early hearing loss in babies. I think animal rights groups can take a pass on this one. Who CARES! With the geniuses populating this article, it's only a matter of time before some kid (not an animal) gets shot.

Posted by victoria at September 18, 2005 11:06 AM

Nice. My four year old really needs a rifle, he has such incredible judgement.

Posted by samalee at September 18, 2005 11:20 PM