Phil and Josh Harris’ Online Chat Transcript 07 May 22

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Fulbright: Hi Captain Phil, why would shaving bring better luck?

Phil Harris: I have a thing — I'm superstitious. I'm not fanatical, but I never used to shave in the middle of the trip because I believe that shaving brings bad luck. We were in at dock when I shaved my beard and things were going so haywire that I figured what the heck, it couldn't hurt.

Patty: We're from New England and we were wondering if you have ever visited or fished here before?

Phil Harris: No, I've never been east of North Dakota. Tomorrow morning I'm flying to Charlotte, NC for the NASCAR race, so I get my first visit to the east coast and I'm really looking forward to it.

Jim: Capt. Phil, did you question your father as much as your sons seem to question you?

Phil Harris: You know, my father and I have a great relationship when it comes to fishing. I don't question him as much as try to pick his brain because he's so knowledgeable when it comes to fishing. He's already been there, done that when it comes to fishing, and he's exceptional when it comes to taking the time to teach me the right way to do things. I do try to learn and pick up some of his knowledge. He's forgotten more than I'll ever know about fishing, so I'm very lucky to have his input on things.

Shmaw: Do any of you have a MySpace page or other site where you post updates?

Phil Harris: I have a personal MySpace page, and the Cornelia Marie has a website, I think there's one floating webpage for me - I don't know, because I've never been to it. Joshua and Jacob have their own MySpace pages too.

Bonnie: Josh, I know your dad drives a pick up. What kind of vehicle do you drive?

Josh Harris: All sorts. Import cars, and a Four Runner SUV. An interesting collection!

CaliGirl: Hey Josh, how old were you when you first started fishing?

Josh Harris: I was ten years old. Summertime, to earn money for my school clothes.

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