Sons of Lee Marvin & A Missing Colt .45

Originally published on October 31, 2009

Life ain’t all serious and since it’s Halloween on a Saturday, seemed like as good a time as any to lighten up a little. That doesn't mean we can't try and cook the noodle a little bit while we're at it, though. Maybe learn a little something; if not some useful information, let's at least settle on something interesting. Remember … it's Halloween on a Saturday, folks.

 Pic of me during a 2008 expedition to observe and document the carnivorous habits of an arachnid, more commonly known as the orb weaver spider.

Pic of me during a 2008 expedition to observe and document the carnivorous habits of an arachnid, more commonly known as the orb weaver spider.

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Never knowing where you might end up at the end of a google search, I came across an article, while researching the validity of Lee Marvin’s big game fishing prowess … apparently the stuff of legendary proportions. I’m lucky to have been reared in a generation where the dudes that kicked ass in the movies actually had to tone down their real-life selves a few notches, in order to pull off their fake big screen antics. We're talking about the likes of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and the rest of the original Motley Crue from movies like 'The Dirty Dozen' that co-starred a true American badass by the name of Lee Marvin.

Turns out, he was a dedicated and accomplished big game angler, but what does Lee Marvin and marlin fishing have in common with purple hearts, Tom Waits, the battle of Saipan, a Colt .45 and John Lurie? Find out all that and more in this article on OutsideLeft.com aptly entitled,

'Fishing With Lee'.