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  • Light, Airy, Fishy…

    Posted by Jonathan on September 20th, 2008 (All posts by )

    The Miami airport has a hallway filled with these things. Perhaps a little overdone in an OCD way, but for public art they could have done worse. Happily, fish are funny.

    MIA fish

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    7 Responses to “Light, Airy, Fishy…”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      This is a sick display of speciesism that does not respect our piscene neighbors, but treats their corpses as decorative objects. Would a display of shrunken human heads be “funny”? These native species peacefully inhabited the waters around Florida long before the white, male, Christian invaders came and attacked their habitats with a genocidal practice of “fishing” — which really means killing and eating these peaceful creatures.

      The whole thing should be taken down, the President should issue an apology, and a memorial to the destroyed lives, and way of life, represented by these victims, should be put in its place.

    2. Dan from Madison Says:

      As a serial genocider of many of the above species I would like to say thank you to the State of Florida for the good fishing. Tasty too.

    3. Tatyana Says:

      They remind me of this.

      I mourn the diminished geno-pool.

    4. Jonathan Says:

      That pool looks full to me.

    5. OBloodyhell Says:

      > That pool looks full to me.

      It does appear to have twice the number of flotation devices normally required by law.

      However, despite the overcrowding, I will happily volunteer my services as lifeguard or official flotation ensurer.

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      Some people fish in the Sea of Life without bait.
      …and some people ARE bait.

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      Since only one-fourth of the Earth’s surface is land, and three-fourths of
      it is water, the Good Lord obviously wanted everyone to spend three times
      as many hours fishing as plowing.

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      Only dead fish swim with the stream.

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      “I rented Jaws IV. That shouldn’t even be the title. The title should be
      ‘Here’s A Fish, You’re Stupid.'”
      – Richard Jeni –

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      “He pasted picture postcards around goldfish bowls to make the goldfish think they were going places.”
      – Fred Allen –

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      “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”
      – Stephen Wright –

      .

    6. steve Says:

      think of the poor custodians having to dust those guys every day. in the people’s republic of austin, we had bluebonnets hanging upside down from the ceiling.

    7. Craig Says:

      That is so old Florida. Glad a bit of it’s still around.