Got a chuckle out of a November 23rd post in Bret Burquest’s blog — Boldly Going Nowhere. The post, titled “Talking Fish“ starts:
In February of 2003, the BBC News reported that a fish heading for slaughter in a New York City market shouted warnings about the end of the world.
I’ve been shouting that for decades but no one will listen to me.
He then goes on to quote more than a few fish species. Here’s a sample:
Crappie in Medicine Lake, Minn. — “We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.”
Largemouth bass in Table Rock Lake, Mo. — “Light travels faster than sound. That’s why bass fishermen appear brighter until you hear them speak.”
Muskie in Sunset Lake, Wis. — “Suppose you were a human being and suppose you were an idiot — oh, but I repeat myself.”
Rainbow trout in Cut Bank, Mont. — “I believe in the 50-50-90 rule — even if there’s a 50 percent chance a fly fisherman will hook you, there’s a 90 percent chance he’ll throw you back.”
Brown Trout in Yellowstone Park, Wyo. — “Things that come to those who wait may be things left over by those who got there first.”
Walleye in Stout Lake, Ontario — “A day without sunshine is like night.”
You can enjoy more here.