Posts tagged “fish”

Absurd Directory Structures

As soon as I saw the story about giant jellyfish sinking a Japanese trawler posted on MetaFilter, I sent the link to my friend Ryan via instant messenger. (Ryan, I know, is fascinated by tales from the Japanese fishing industry.) He said, “[the] story would’ve been perfect if the jellyfish had actually eaten the crew,”

Fish and Chips

If you’re looking for the best fish and chips in Los Angeles, head to The Gardens on Glendon. I had dinner last night at this little place in Westwood — basically on the UCLA campus — and the simple fried cod and shoestring potatoes dish once again shocked me with its awesomosity. Yes, it’s a

Deadliest Catch

This is the sort of thing that makes me glad I have TiVo. The Discovery Channel is starting a new series: Deadliest Catch, about Alaskan deep-sea crab fishing. The tagline is $140,000 for 5 days’ work is a job some men would die for. And some do. (I’ll ignore the dangling preposition.) How can that

Missing Fish

For weekend fishermen, there are many tall tales about “the big one that got away.” The results of a new study indicate that big fish are indeed hard to catch. But disturbingly, the results suggest that’s because the world’s large fish–tuna, marlin, swordfish, sharks, cod and halibut among them–have been so exploited by industrial fisheries

Interesting Books

Interesting Books

Reading and reading and reading

Wall-Mounted Singing Fish

Are you enthralled and amazed by the wonder that is the wall-mounted singing fish?! I know I was … until I discovered that it’s not really an actual singing fish. It’s a hoax! It’s motorized! It’s simply a toy! [Update: eGads! Not only is it a toy, but the kids at MIT have figured out

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