Sunday, January 8, 2012

Halping fish

Because feesh needs all the halp he can get.



Other Beesness: A White-breasted Nuthatch, assorted Hairy Woodpecker pics, Lake Siri, and the moon.













(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.)
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49 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Dammit, Jim, I am an architect, not a biologist; but even I know that mammaries are limited to, you know, MAMMALS.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Although I am pretty positive that Rick Santorum disagrees.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What about Canadian Nightcrawlers, zrm?
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vacuumslayer said...

So Canadian worms have boobs. Canada is weird.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Again, no biologist here; but I am still pretty sure that picture shows a fish with boobs.

Canadian Nightcrawlers was a pretty unsuccessful New Wave band, thdnr.

Jennifer said...

Lovely photos, thundra. That nuthatch is at the most perfect nuthatch angle. The best would be if you could get a video of one going up and down a tree.

I will not comment on the fish link. I am not that kind of person.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Also, so far Rick Santorum has shown no awareness of Canada, let alone Canuckinoid wormies.

Jennifer said...

Yeah, a fish with boobs... waiting to gobble a real, pulsing, wiggling worm.

Dear. Lord. thundra... That car oops shook something loose in you, didn't it.

I am flashing back to a comment left at fish's loooooong ago.... back when fish had comments... I'm thinking of the one hand question. ZRM will know what I'm talking about.

Onward!

Jennifer said...

Also, that moon/branch photo is glorious in it's eerie mooniness.

Jennifer said...

That should have been "its" eerie mooniness... I've gone to ZRM typo hell.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I guess I won't know what to think until fish weighs in.
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vacuumslayer said...

I guess I'm pretty confused by the ad. It's about worms and says their jumbo but it's a fish with the giant cans. Like I said, I'm confused.

Jennifer said...

I wonder if Jumbo Bait had to pay royalties to Seinfeld.

vacuumslayer said...

They're

Jennifer said...

I guess I'm pretty confused by the ad. It's about worms and says their jumbo but it's a fish with the giant cans.

It is confusing... it's playing off of the Seinfeld episode where Teri Hatcher is talking about her wonderful boobs, so the fish has boobs... and yet, it's supposed to be about attracting fish... with worms... So are we talking gay fish? Or...the female fish with big boobs want to gobble a wriggling worm?? But they talk as if the fish worm is being eaten... men will think of big bosomed fish as gobbling their worm?? It is confusing. Just throw in everything about sex and hope the fisherpeople take the bait. I don't know.

vacuumslayer said...

"and hope the fisherpeople take the bait. "


I see what you did there.

Yeah , I know it's a seinfeld quote. If I were a Seinfeld person, I'd sue for being used in a spectacularly dumb ad.

Jennifer said...

LOL! Yes, they should.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

See? This is why we need fish to weigh in.

Perhaps someone should let him out of the freezer?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Come on, people, have you never feeshed?

It is clearly a contrast between artificial lures SOME fishermen use - and some lures are UNNATURALLY AUGMENTED - and real wormies, which are apparently spectacular, if you ask fish. And if you go the real/artifical route, some guys just automatically go to the chesticular region.

Myself, I just always kind of didn't care for the hook-through-the-worm part of it.

But yes, this thread is all but calling out for fish. I hope he's not fried today.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Perhaps someone should let him out of the freezer?

Let's not get crazy here.

Jim H. said...

Yes, the eerie mooniness.

Jennifer said...

Come on, people, have you never feeshed?

Hey, I even took a college class in it to get my last credit!! And had Bobby Knight as a guess instructor for flycasting. He asked me to go fishing with him. I turned him down.

So, yeah, yeah, I get the different between live-writhing ake-shun and cold, blow-up doll plastic, but still... it's a dumb ad for dumbasses.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it's a dumb ad for dumbasses.

I don't think we ever disagreed about that.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

as a guess instructor

Did he not tell you his name?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I even took a college class in it

What the hell kind of college did you go to? Texas A&M?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

:)

forgot that.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I got a merit badge for feeshing.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

So Jennifer went to Boy Scout college?

Jennifer said...

What the hell kind of college did you go to? Texas A&M?

Yes, because everyone knows Texas A&M is the first place you think of when thinking of Bobby Knight. Pffft.

I had one credit left that I needed and by gawd, was not going to take one credit more. The only 1 credit classes were HYPR classes... I could not take scuba diving, so I took Bait and Fly Casting. I was the only female in it.

Nice badge, thundra. Grizzled has one as well. He said that was an easy one. :)

Jennifer said...

So Jennifer went to Boy Scout college?

No, although I married an Eagle Scout, who had his certificate signed by none other than Dick Nixon!!! He said he stayed in as long as he did because he liked the camping. He said there was no way in hell they'd take someone like him today.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Naw, I was just thinking that Aggies are notorious for having taken classes like basketweaving and such.

I suppose I shouldn't talk, I took a class in bowling. Although in my defense, it was Wisconsin.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

But as a Cub Scout washout, I feel that y'all are waving your scouting prowess in my face maliciously and hurtfully.

[sniffle]

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

emo zombie.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I got a merit badge for Canoeing, Jennifer. 8 of us signed on for that, and I was the only who got it. (Our instructor was the epitome of dour Norwegian.)

I only joined for the camping, fishing, and looking for snakes (I got the Herpetology merit badge, also, too).

P.S. Here's a youtube.
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Jennifer said...

emo zombie

I bet they have a badge for that now!!

Yay thundra! You tell those dour Norwegians who's boss!! Grizzled said he also got canoeing (no dour Norwegian), and also had rowing and sailing.

Jennifer said...

I only joined for the camping, fishing

That sounds like Grizzled. I think he also got an unofficial badge for rolling one's own. Different times.

Jennifer said...

FYI- Grizzled did NOT get the Herpetology badge... said he doesn't like snakes that much.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Grizzled rolled his own snakes?

I think I see why I never cut it in the scouts.

Dr. Zaius said...

Rarely do you see a Whites-only Nuthatch outside of Washington! Oh, wait, that's not true...

vacuumslayer said...

Weird. I thought everyone joined Boy Scouts for the chicks.

fish said...

So HAWT!

Kathleen said...

even after all these years, there is still so much to learn about each other.

Randal Graves said...

Supermoons of Doom will be the end of us all.

fish said...

I think I have lost my way on the homoerotic continuum.

Substance McGravitas said...

Also, so far Rick Santorum has shown no awareness of Canada, let alone Canuckinoid wormies.

Life is good.

Rachel said...

Nice bird shots - too bad the hairy woodpecker took two in the back o' the head.

Jennifer said...

I thought you promised baby woodpecker photos today, thudner...

fish said...

[Insert Anthony's Weiner joke here.]

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You can't hurry love, Jennifer.
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