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Can a Fish Reel in a Talk-Show Host to Bremerton?

Will Monson's humor require he board a boat for Bremerton?
When I mentioned KIRO-Radio’s Dori Monson’s back-handed compliment to Bremerton from December, I failed to include something else he said that day. Monson told his audience, introducing whimsy of his own into his show, that if the fish statue appeared to be getting the upper hand on the fisherman statue, he would come over to Bremerton and bring family members. Here is the quote from Dec. 17:

“You know what, I would make a special trip to Bremerton if the fish was catching the fisherman just so I could delight in the whimsy. I’d take all my girls over there and we’d stand and ‘Oh ho ho look honey. Usually fishermen catch fish. Here in Bremerton the fish (wait for it) the fish is catching the fisherman.’ And then we would titter with glee with the whimsy.”

So what if it was said in jest. As a former college roommate once told me, “There is a lot of truth in humor.”

As readers of this site know, the fish is catching the fisherman now on those statues at Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue. So who willissue the invite to Mr. Monson to see if he will jump aboard a ferry with his daughters so he prove he is a man of his word?

Listen for yourself:

More audio at MyNorthwest.com