Saturday, February 9, 2008


I think Unfocused Me was in compliance before, but this removes any doubt. And I'll now agree that a 400-year-old fish (in fish years), is not all that inspirational.

He floats. He floats. (Does he do anything else?) No.

He floats. But he's LOL. Can't you tell?

Yes, we can move on.

Update: Based on Unfocused Me's heartfelt defense of the really, really old fish who has survived...everything, the power vested in no-one at all, I hereby present to BPF, the Croix de Guerre.


Anonymous said...

Nathan -

First, thanks for the shout out, and the certificate of compliance. I intend to print it out and have it framed. I will hang it near the fish tank.

I must take issue, however, with your characterization of Big Pink Fishie as "not inspirational." In my original comment, I said that, as a 400-year-old fish (in fish years), BPF is not funny, not prone to wacky, camera-friendly antics. But not inspirational? We got BPF in 1990. There are kids buying beer with fake IDs younger than this fish. It has lived through four moves, a three-day blackout in 95-degree heat, multiple illnesses, and various other mishaps that have killed every other fish we've ever had. Big Pink Fishie keeps on keeping on.

Sure, all he does is float. Who has a better right?

Damn right he's inspirational. When I'm 400 years old, I don't plan to be all that funny, either.

Sorry for the rant. I had to defend the honor of my fish.

Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm happy.

Anonymous said...

Your effort is acknowledged:

Nathan said...

The link for Unfocused Me's comment is