Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Fishnet Friday with Sushi!

...One evening at a sushi restaurant, Ms. Stoeckle recalled asking her father, “Could you bar code sushi?”
Dr. Stoeckle replied, “Yeah, I think you could — and if you did that, I think you’d be the first ones.”
Ms. Stoeckle, who is now 19, was intrigued. She enlisted Ms. Strauss, who is now 18.
Their field technique was simple, Ms. Stoeckle said. “We ate a lot of sushi.”
Or, as Dr. Stoeckle put it, “It involved shopping and eating, in which they were already fluent.”
They hit 4 restaurants and 10 grocery stores in Manhattan. Once the samples were home, whether in doggie bags or shopping bags, they cut away a small piece and preserved it in alcohol. They sent those off to the University of Guelph in Ontario, where the Barcode of Life Database project began. A graduate student there, Eugene Wong, works on the Fish Barcode of Life (dubbed, inevitably, Fish-BOL) and agreed to do the genetic analysis. He compared the teenagers’ samples with the global library of 30,562 bar codes representing nearly 5,500 fish species. (Commercial labs will also perform the analysis for a fee.)
Three hundred dollars’ worth of meals later, the young researchers had their data back from Guelph: 2 of the 4 restaurants and 6 of the 10 grocery stores had sold mislabeled fish.

Excerpted from Fish Tale Has DNA Hook: Students Find Bad Labels
sushi by *lolita-art

Takara’s 2002 Kisara Calendar Girl & Jason Wu’s 2005 Monsieur Z Fly Girl in fishnets.
Happy Fishnet Friday!

Like in tentacle porn

sushi by ~orangepigeon

Added fishy bonus: 19 terrifying incidents involving fish

In other news, I found some sweet pants for Casey:

They only come in women's sizes, but I doubt that should be a problem for him.

58 comments:

mursty murstperson said...

It's a star spangled **MURST**

Edgar Alpo said...

Terrifying fish incident #20. While bow fishing for carp and gar twenty years ago we were having a good day. Gar, which is a prehistoric fish with armor plated scales, a hard head, and mouth full of needle teeth. My friend had impaled one about five pounds and laid it on the back of the bass boat by the already stuffed live well.

His words sum up what happened next:

The fish looked up at me, then he raised up his head and bit me on my thumb!

Ouch!

Project SCOBY Doo™ said...

Owe! What a weird looking fish.

Akubi said...

Wouldn't that be funny if Mocha or Monica attempted to kidnap KC?

Edgar Alpo said...

Actually, they were alligator gars

Edgar Alpo said...

I've seen them easily seven feet long on several occasions, never bagged one that big though...

Edgar Alpo said...

With her dog Gogi in tow, investigators said Jernigan cut and removed a screened window in order to enter her virtual ex's apartment.

When the victim arrived home on Thursday, August 21, he told police he saw someone pointing an object at his chest that was projecting a laser beam. He immediately fled the apartment and contacted police.

Officers arriving at the scene discovered a pair of handcuffs, a roll of duct tape, a Taser and a BB gun as well as the suspect's dog.

Police said Jernigan had bound her dog Gogi with duct tape and put him in the bathroom as he was making too much noise. The dog was said to be uninjured, but the SPCA is looking into possible charges of animal cruelty.

Approximately an hour after the incident, authorities in Maryland spotted Jernigan's vehicle at a rest stop on I-95. She was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Jernigan is currently facing charges of attempted kidnapping, burglary and aggravated menacing.


Yikes!

Akubi said...

Actually, they were alligator gars
Wow, that fish would make a hell of a lot of sushi!

I wonder why she brought her dog in the first place...
In other dog related news, I thought this was cute.

Edgar Alpo said...

what an uber-cool pooch!

Edgar Alpo said...

have u heard about the obama birth certificate flap? billary could be back with a vengeance!

Edgar Alpo said...

McCain's houses leave Godzilla sized carbon footprint!

Akubi said...

I need to Massively Focus on posting tangerine fishnets on the Zillow sites before I forget, but the "obama birth certificate flap" is complete wingnut crap.
McCain is so f-ing old he *is* a carbon footprint!

Edgar Alpo said...

Does my tongue look puffy?

Ogg the Caveman said...

How the hell can McCain not know how many houses he has? WTF.

Anyway, I'm feeling pretty exhausted after a very stressful week at the looser W-2 job. The project I'm currently working on has been pretty troubled, mainly due to other people not delivering, and I'm having an increasingly hard time not getting wound up about things.

I suspect I'll sleep early and well tonight.

Project SCOBY Doo™ said...

@Edgar,
That is even more disgusting than a KC video!
I do want to see him dancing though.

Benoit™ said...

Casey is apparently salsa dancing as we speak, presumably with a date.

I wonder who the lucky guy is. ;-)

Just imagine looking into Casey's creepy eyes and smelling his grassy breath. Try hard not to vomit please. :-)

Edgar Alpo said...

KC might like this pic.

NotAnOptimist said...

I can't imagine Casey doing the salsa. Or dancing in any way, shape, or form. Clothed or otherwise. Ok, ew, I just grossed myself out.

Happy Fishnet Friday!

Benoit™ said...

I can't imagine Casey doing the salsa.

His partner will obviously be leading... ;-)

And I'm sure Casey looks just *fabulous* in his midriff-baring blouse, and skin-tight jeans. Not that there's anything wrong with that!!

Akubi said...

While waiting for the bus this AM, I found this sticker to the left of me: Burt Reynolds mustache rocks!

Ogg the Caveman said...

You have to respect a guy with the nerve to go out in public with a moustache like that.

Akubi said...

I love those randomly insane finds.

I want to see KC doing Salsa "dancing" with the guy with the mustache.

@NotAnOptimist,
There is nothing more disgusting than yesterday's video.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Some Casey-related Failblog finds: loosing, and success.

Akubi said...

@Ogg
How the hell can McCain not know how many houses he has? WTF.
Biden just commented on how McCain can't figure which of his 7 kitchen tables to sit at - or something along those lines.

Akubi said...

BTW, what happened to the early rising Salsa dancer?
KC needs to learn that most of his audience are more interested in his dancing and dietary habits than his BS financial commentary.

Akubi said...

Why does the secret service always wear dark sunglasses?

Edgar Alpo said...

joe biden? change we can believe in? egad!!

Benoit™ said...

Akubi-Dooby-Doo, Check out CHC -- specifically, the "Rap Video" and "Twitter" threads. Interesting stuff. ;-)

Benoit™ said...

Screw it, I'll just leave the link... view it before Casey takes it down:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/651124

... and the Twitter stuff? He went to a club last night (salsa dancing) that largely caters to gay clientele. NTTAWWT...

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Akubi:

To be more intimidating.

@ Benoit™:

What a looser.

Akubi said...

@Benoit,
Screw it, I'll just leave the link... view it before Casey takes it down:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/651124

OMFG! He's definitely on drugs.
Since I have other things I need to deal with, I was just about to sign out so I wouldn't waste time on the internet, but this is seriously testing my resolve.

@Edgar,
Actually I think Biden was a good political choice because he has a lot of experience and other qualities that Hopey lacks. Also, he really attacked McCain in a manner Obama has been avoiding.

@Ogg,
I think those sunglasses have x-ray vision or some super secret technology we're unaware of.

OK, I don't want to be like KC. I will force myself to stay off of the internet for at least an hour.

NotAnOptimist said...

@Benoit™,
Thanks for the link. I'm no rap aficionado, but even I can tell that Casey shouldn't give up his day job... hm, guess that isn't applicable. Was he bouncing on his blue ball?

@Akubi,
I finally forced myself to watch Casey's "in bed" video. I got through about 4.5 minutes. If the other 7 minutes are half as awful... yeah, I don't want to know.

Edgar Alpo said...

Actually I think Biden was a good political choice...

yeah, an old white status quo guy to cynically appease the hillbillies. sad.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Re the video:

I think he's getting more and more unhinged. Galina may have been a stabilizing influence. His narcissism is more obvious, and there is a hint of anger and aggression that was not there before.

Ogg the Caveman said...

In other news, The Dude's mad tech skillz are showing:


SQL Error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (11)
Please verify that your MySQL server is running
SQL Error #: 2002
Query: Unable to connect to the database!

Edgar Alpo said...

no change for u!

Akubi said...

@NotAnOptimist,
I finally forced myself to watch Casey's "in bed" video.
Wow, that's impressive. Are currently practicing masochism ;)?

@Edgar,
yeah, an old white status quo guy to cynically appease the hillbillies.
I believe the euphemism is lunch-bucket Democrats who can't imagine anything other than iceberg lettuce in their bologna sandwiches.

@Ogg,
Thankfully I haven't had to deal with MySQL in years, but it seems that it still sucks.

Anything new on the KC front?

Ogg the Caveman said...

No idea about KC. I'm so far behind that he could've been named as McCain's running mate and I wouldn't know about it.

Edgar Alpo said...

...who can't imagine anything other than iceberg lettuce in their bologna sandwiches.

I hate iceberg lettuce! Really, I liked it at one time but the three thousand mile salad concept and factory farmed e-coli made me hate it. We ate out at lunch and I had a burger at Braum's, which is mostly local, but it had iceberg lettuce on it that was hauled across the continental divide so that I could throw it in the trash. What a waste!

Now I grow my own leaf lettuce and spinach, which I still like. :D

Edgar Alpo said...

we voted!

mursty murstperson said...

forty murst!

Akubi said...

@Ogg,
I wish someone would create a
Cliff Notes on Casey blog.

@Edgar,
I wish I had enough deer-less space in the sun to grow my own green.
Since I prefer hydroponically grown watercress I've considered that option too, but I don't have enough indoor space for that either.
Like everything else, space is expensive in this area.

Akubi said...

M. SINGH sighting at Lou's place!
M. SINGH strikes as far too intelligent to support McCain. Is everyone trolling?
WTF?

Edgar Alpo said...

what's lou going to do when he runs out of incontinent geriatric felonious old fart war mongering neo-cons to vote for?

Edgar Alpo said...

is lou like old, dinosaur old, pee your pants after you go to the bathroom old? just wondering...

M. SINGH said...

GENTLEMEN,

How the hell can McCain not know how many houses he has?

According to his staff, he purchased these as "investment properties." I am starting to think he followed the lead set by Mr. SERIN, and bought them "sight unseen."

The real question on everyone's mind is this: Did he buy these houses using stated-income loans, with no money down?

On another note, I always thought it rather disingenuous that Senator McCAIN, a card-carrying member of the Keating Five, believes he can lecture anyone about government spending.

(I left a Wikipedia link to "Keating Five" for the benefit of celebutards who still support McCAIN.)

I remain,

M. SINGH

Akubi said...

M. SINGH,
You are AWESOME!

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M. SINGH said...

GENTLEMEN,

Actually I think Biden was a good political choice because he has a lot of experience and other qualities that Hopey lacks.

Well now! Are you saying the vice presidency is worth more than a pitcher of warm spit? :-)

However, I am pleased that Senator BIDEN has been spending his time wisely. Rather than visit "undisclosed locations" during times of crisis, we see that he went on a "fact-finding" mission to Georgia after Russia decided to foreclose on South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Mr. PUTIN: "Back to the bear it goes."

Mr. BIDEN: "I have long sought to help Russia realize its extraordinary potential as a force for progress in the international community, and have supported legislative efforts intended to forge a more constructive relationship with the Kremlin . . . Russia's failure to keep its word and withdraw troops from Georgia risks the country's standing as part of the international community."

You must admit that Mr. BIDEN is taking a fresher approach to the issue than one particular senator who, well, also visited Georgia.

I remain,

M. SINGH

Edgar Alpo said...

mccain's ads are sickening:

"DC is broken, John McCain can fix it..."

In a serious tone. Yep, keating five, they don't call him mcsame for nothing. The bush crime family and mccain are identical bank robbers and thieves.

Casey Serin said...

I demand that my leaked white-boy rap video be posted as the headline for Akubi-Dooby-Doo's next blog post!! ;-)

Kthxbye. heh.

Akubi said...

Just catching up on things...
Mr. PUTIN: "Back to the bear it goes."
ROFL

Casey,
Didn't Lou already do that?

Casey Serin said...

Casey, Didn't Lou already do that?

The more eyes on me, my ultra-tarded rap, and my hyper-gay shirt in that video ("Nuttier than a Fruitcake!") --- the better! ;-)

Akubi said...

Benoit,
If I were to go about posting something new, I think fishnets and tentacles are far more interesting than KC's rehashed crap. He provided a rather coy/koi response to my question regarding who funded the 20K in crap stocks and he’s currently posting the same old photos rather than the Salsa dancing we’ve requested.

Akubi said...

3 things worse than Biden as Hopey's VP:
Lieberman
Clinton
Edwards

Akubi said...

Alley Cats had their day: Alley Cats Love Opera so shove it up your bung hole if you think otherwise!
I hate Pot Roast!

Edgar Alpo said...

the only thing worse than lieberman is the state he comes from.

Akubi said...

@Benoit,
To add contrast, I gave in and added KC's video to my last post.