Monday, November 26, 2007

It's Tough to Be a Fish



Seafood restaurants have a blunt honesty. Many are filled with fish photos: Fish getting hooked, fish flopping around on deck, fish strung up for photo ops, and loose piles of freshly deceased specimens. I've never been to a steak house or a BBQ joint that showed cows or pigs going through such indignities. Fish need to unionize for better representation.

4 comments:

walterworld said...

That's funny about fish restaurants. Never really thought about it that way before.

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Namowal said...

My dad pointed out that fish (at least the big ones) are considered trophy animals- requiring some skill on behalf of the fisherman to catch them.
Of course, I'm sure most of the fish served there were either farmed or scooped up in jumbo nets- which wouldn't make restaurant-friendly photos.

Bill said...

I was in a restaurant in Prague that had boar skin rugs on the walls. And served a mean wild boar too! I would start one here in Canada, but you know it is..."ewwww, you mean the pig doesn't come pre-wrapped in brown paper packages! OMG! OMG!" Yes Virginia, it used to be a living breathing animal, enjoying the sunlight and harming nobody until I snuffed out its pathetic life!

Right.
Bad idea.

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Namowal said...

I agree Bill, you'd probably have trouble running a restaurant like that in North America. Too honest.
What does wild boar taste like? I bet it's way leaner than domestic pork.