Friday, January 20, 2006

BOOM SHAKALAKA

Last night I was watching You Got Mail and during a particular scene, I thought of a question. This question just kept going over and over in my mind, with no answer available. So who better to ask than the world wide web?

The scene was when Meg Ryan watches Tom Hanks scraping caviar from a dish in which the caviar was supposed to be the garnish. Do you remember that part? If not, it's ok because the movie is really irrelevant to my question.

My question is not related to who in the hell decided that they were hungry enough to eat the vile looking eggs of a smelly fish. See the answer to that question will never satisfy me, so I just won't bother to ask.

My question is this: Why does the value of a fish go way down after it hatches from the egg, but the value of a chicken goes up after it hatches?

20 comments:

The Soviet said...

because an egg, while tasty, doesn't taste like chicken. it tastes like egg.

chicken tastes like chicken. and that's a good thing.

fish -- in egg, filet, or any form, is just gross. to me it's completely invaluable.

Randi said...

sushi yummy... mmm... oh, wait, what was the question?

Maine said...

Um... because of the rarity? Chickens make eggs all the time. They drop 'em like on the daily.

Fish don't egg all the time like that. You can always get fish. Hell, I can walk up to a lake with a net and get fish. But I'll be damned if I can get a fish egg. Even with dynamite.

The better question about that movie is who emails with some stranger and doesn't check the IP header to verify their location is where they say it is?

Coley said...

A point well-made, Maine. And let's take it one step further: How sad is the movie industry when they are making movies that revolve around email. I mean, honestly.

Laurie said...

Baby....you drinkin'?

Itchy said...

It's actually a conspiracy. The fish egg people decided that they know that fish eggs are disgusting...so let's sell them for a really high price, that way the rich people of the world would act like it's something great since we all know that anything expensive is really great and then all the wannabes will buy it too so they can be cool like the richies...

Bill said...

Of course if they have to destroy the fish to get the fish eggs... you reduce the number of fish available to create eggs in the future. And lets face it, fish survive by massive reproduction. Most don't survive to reproduce, so when the fish are harvested for eggs, they aren't able to reproduce. If you want to see something wild, catch a special that shows how fish hatcheries operate. That is wild.

And speaking of wild... If you are inside the beltway in a few weekends, you can come celebrate my birthday at Murphy's in Old Town. I am planning on this being the last birthday celebration for many years.

april said...

Soviet - so egg tastes like egg, chicken tastes like chicken, and fish is gross? How many points is sperm?

Randi - How many points is sperm?

Maine - I dissected a frog that was pregnant. I suppose that would've been bank?

Coley - I don't think it's sad at all that the movie revolved around e-mail. E-mail is real and that sort of exchange happens every day between millions of people. As a matter of fact, Vincent D'Onofrio and I have some steamy e-mail conversations.

Luarei - My bottel is emtpy.

Itchy - I think a lot of expensive things are either ugly or shitty. For example, Those really expensive purses that have the hideous LV stamped all over it. UGLY!! The new Jags. UGLY! And Dom. SHITTY! And I like me some champagne, but Dom is fucking gross!

Bill - My birthday is in a few weeks too, so we should all just have one big celebration. Except you're going to be older than I. Hee hee.

The Lily said...

Ok, I'll admit it. I like caviar. But I did my research before I bought it so it wasn't nasty or fishy.

Bill, my friend, didn't I run into you last year at murphy's for your b'day?

Maine said...

Man... you just made the shit list of Catholic frogs everywhere.

schmims said...

Deep thoughts from April...

Tom Hanks was also in that movie where he was stranded on a deserted island. I bet he got hungry enough to eat fish eggs.

Itchy said...

"I think a lot of expensive things are either ugly or shitty. For example, Those really expensive purses that have the hideous LV stamped all over it. UGLY!!"

They are ugly...but I see people with them all over the place further proving that some people equate expensive to nice...dumbasses...

schmims said...

And don't forget those brown purses with the DB all over them. Why the hell would I want someone else's initials all over my shit?

april said...

Schmims - I should start keeping my deep thoughts to myself, shouldn't? And yes Tom Hanks probably did get hungry enough to eat fish eggs. I bet he got horny enough to have sex with a coconut too.

Itchy - I agree with you 100%. And since we agree, and I am put on this earth to disagree with Maine, then you just might disagree with him too.

Schmims - EXACTLY!!

Maine said...

I find any expensive purse to be an ironic thing. It's like having a wallet made out of sewn together dollar bills.

Bill said...

Claire, my friend...yes, yes you did. It will be another long night. If you consider starting a 4 pm night. It is dark somewhere in the world.

Kira said...

It IS hard to get a fish laden with eggs. Not that I was aiming for it, but all the fish I cleaned when I was growing up that I caught were egg-less. And I cleaned a lot of my brother's fish too, and only twice do I remember there being eggs inside. He was agitated about it, too, because although he'd then fry up the egg sacks/horns/whatever you call 'em and eat them (because it all tastes better fried), he never wanted to catch female fish with eggs. He wanted them to LAY their eggs and make more baby fish.

Ok, that was a much longer dissertation than you ever asked for on the issue. I'll go back to my crack pipe now.

schmims said...

Oh please do continue your deep thoughs. It's always fun to see what comes out of your brian.

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