Wednesday, November 02, 2011

stinky fish

I found this article about why fish stinks.
I know it isn't just me.  If you put "I hate the smell of fish" into Google, there are TONS of postings and sites and articles (some concerned with lady parts as opposed to aquatic food sources, so be careful).
The only sentence of note in the article, for me, is: "we associate rotting fish with food poisoning, (so) we’re conditioned to find its smell disgusting rather than appetizing."
Yes, I really want to run out and eat something that smells like POISON.
It's funny that my mom can only sometimes smell fish, but when she DOES smell it, it bothers her too (and she eats fish).  Whatever fish they serve at the 99 Restaurant is really bad, and once in a while when I go there with her, she'll shudder and say "wow that fish stinks" and I'll say "that's how it smells to me ALL THE TIME" and for that brief span, she'll feel sympathy for me as we ask to be seated far from the stench.
And on this page, the age old "fresh fish doesn't stink" question is debunked: "it is a myth that fresh fish doesn't smell!! AND the fattier, the smellier. if you don't believe this, go fish for salmon. it smells up the boat when we bring it in."
My earliest experience with fish stench was being near fishing boats bringing in their "fresh" catch (going out daily) and smelling the garbage, rotten horridness of it. FRESH JUST CAUGHT fish that STANK.
I really, really hate fish.   A fish makes a lovely pet and a lousy lunch.
(picture source is also a funny post about stinky fish)

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

would you join this gym?

Would you join this gym?
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