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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fish?

electric fish?
 
Okay, I am a cheap date, easily amused, distracted by shiny objects. Going out to the country to get sweet potatoes, I noticed a dull, unassuming  fish. I forgot to stop on the way home or to show exbf.
 
I have no idea why I was out that way, but I stopped to take a picture. I had no trouble finding the dull, little fish in the camera screen since the barely light of dusk made it stand out.
 
Dull? Yes!
 
As I pressed the button to capture the fish forever, I gasped at all the light I captured. 

the other side
 

Since the fish was outside a tobacco shop, I was curious as to why. You don't just put a fish outside of a tobacco shop without a reason.
He decided to sell fishing supplies, so he made a fish.

He explained the "light" for me. All the light is reflective tape. I think it is amazing. The eyes( I knew what those were), one on each side are LED spot lights. I've seen these in Lowe's. There is only one light in one "spot." So, one on each side works.

Don't ask me what the thing sticking out the front is called. Or, maybe you know.

Your turn
Do you feel compelled to stop and further study items that are so different? Or, do you think he is not a cool fish?

23 comments:

  1. Did you mean the cigarette when you said, 'the thing sticking out the front'?

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    1. Ohhh, Thanks Sue! I just did not get that thing at all!

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  2. Hi Linda,

    An electric fish and not an eel. Being outside a tobacco shop, wonder if it was a smoked electric fish.

    And don't worry, your fish is my command. No fish pun overdrive for the halibut because no doubt, I would start to flounder. With that, I shall clam up.....And before I actually clam up, yes I stop and study different things. That fish is cool in a neon kinda' way...

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary,
      I get it now. A smoking fish. Boy, that got past me. Funny comment and good use of fishes. Neon to be sure, all with the help of reflective tape.

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    2. Ah yes, wouldn't want to come across like some kind of a crab :)

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    3. Well, bless my Sole! We'll banter like this just for the halibut. :-)

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    4. Pardon me, Linda. Not trying to hijack your site. So ignore me because I obviously need um "kelp".

      A prawn is a crustacean. A crustacean is chiefly an aquatic creature. Typically, having their body covered with a hard shell or crust. One type of prawn is known as a "king" prawn. Contrary to what I'd believed was true, a king prawn is not in line for the throne of the British monarchy. Crabs are crustaceans. One type of crab is known as a "fiddler" crab. The fiddler crab, does not, as I was led to believe, play a small stringed instrument, or indeed, entertain the various sea creatures, with tunes from 'Fiddler on the Reef'. 'If I were a rich clam...' Lobsters are crustaceans. One type of lobster is named, "slipper" lobster. To this day, not one slipper lobster has been seen wearing slippers, smoking a pipe and sporting some tacky cardigan.

      I wonder if a prawn has 'coral sex'? Do they do it 'atoll'?

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    5. Klahanie
      You did not hijack my site, you enhanced it and entertain me.

      Sue, I like the halibut use. That could come in handy when a person does not want to curse! I will have to defer to him, also.

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    6. I tried to keep up, Linda, but oh my cod he's good!

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    7. Then again, any of his puns were put into Plaice by me. Calling all Carps....

      Penny, not a dog fish, Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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    8. Sue and Gary,
      We have a joke-off going? Both of you are so funny and clever. Keep it up, please.

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    9. I don't know, Linda. Gary may have had it to the gills with this topic. It took up a lot of space in you comment section; maybe we should have scaled back a little. I think we've fin-ished.

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    10. Not sure there's much porpoise in continuing. Okay, a porpoise isn't a fish. Still, I got reeled in for one last time. Or maybe somebody is fishing for compliments. I hope you let me off the hook. All of this is starting to make me eel.

      Kind fishes, your way,

      Gary


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  3. Looks like a cigarette to me, too. It is in front of a tobacco/fishing supply shop.

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    1. Lynda,
      I am dense. Of course, it is! grrr

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  4. He is a very, very cool fish - and smoking hasn't harmed his beauty or stunted his growth.
    I am a fan of quirky - and he qualifies. Thank you.

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    1. EC,
      It is for people like you and me that I stop and take these pictures. I am just glad people told me that was a cigarette in the fish's mouth. It all makes sense now.

      Quirky is an apt description. You are welcome.

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  5. I like the fish, although I don't like cigarette smoke. Don't feel bad about not knowing it was a cigarette. I didn't know till I read the comments. I love stopping to look at unusual objects.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie,
      Thank you for not knowing...lol. Stopping with a digital camera is so much more fun that stopping years ago with a film camera which I usually could not afford film to take a picture even of my kids.

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  6. I like the fish but I'll bet he is the type of thing that high school kids might steal and place on the roof of their school. I wonder if the fish has ever been a part of that sort of prank.

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  7. Gary and Sue from Little Acre are on a roll. Keep it coming. AND, I thought this was maybe the picture a stupid thing to put on here.

    Janet, let's not mention it to the kids. This is a new thing, so they will spot it sooner or later!

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