Dead Fish in a Box

The chronicles of a suburban fishpimp trying to keep it rural.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Road Outrage

I may be the only one who finds this entertaining. Apparently today has been declared “Drive Nice Day” here in King County. I heard about the proclamation on the car radio right after I got cut off by some jerk in a big, old Grand Marquis sporting a school-bus shaped bumper sticker urging me to drive safely.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


There is lying, and then there is “spin”. Spin is when one over-accentuates a small piece of a given situation that is true to support one’s position while intentionally de-emphasizing the less savory aspects of current events. Two years ago I blamed the shortage of Copper River Salmon on a truck hitting a moose in the Yukon Territory while the larger truth was I sold everything I had to someone else for more money. Spin is ever-present in politics (see: “supply-side economics”, “I didn’t inhale” and “WMDs”. It is also extremely prevalent in advertising; we’re all used to it. No one thinks twice when Pontiac advertises its new car with all kinds of superlatives; we all know it’s going to be a piece of crap. But this time the car business has gone too far. I heard this on an ad for the local Hummer dealership:

“And your H2 and H3 Hummers run on the least expensive gas at the pump… REGULAR!!!”

To imply vehicles that get 10 MPG and 15 MPG respectively are fuel savers is more than egregious.

It’s an outrage.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hola Amigos! It's been a while since I posted anything up on the Fishpimp and here's why:

The Fishpimp famly turned this:

Into this:

And then into this:

Now that we're done with the kitchen remodle I should have a little more time to write. Stay tuned!!!