Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lisleman reads the paper

I spotted this perusing the Chicago Tribune.  They offered this explanation inside a graphic.
“A government team of fish sniffers, who determine whether seafood contains oil and other contaminants by smelling it ....”

I never knew ‘fish sniffer’ was a career option.
“Mom, I’m dropping out of college.  I’ve found my calling as a fish sniffer.”

“Oh, son makes us proud.”

So like any blogger worth their sea salt, I went to google for answers.

Top of the list was Wow there’s a web site dedicated to fish sniffing. Well, not quite, that site helps the fisherman find good fishing holes.

I little digging further down the list I found another
article related to this story. Do you know, there are between 60 and 70 people in the U.S. trained as expert seafood sensory assessors? Please if there are any fish sniffers reading this please leave a comment. I would love to interview you.

Another item all over the paper lately -

The Blago ( Blagojevich to those good at pronunciation ) trial has reached the level of causing media sickness for most in Chicago.  Change the channel I'm going to get sick.

My favorite columnist, Mary Schmich, (she has a FB page) wrote a
poem about it.

I especially like this verse:

The allegations are unfair! 
At least the ladies like my hair.

Perhaps you think that I'm a goof
But what's my crime and where's the proof?

With my hair I might of had a chance at governor. 

The prosecutors should borrow one of those fish sniffers and have them stand over Blago.  The rotten smell would roll them over.

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Kristina P. said...

I had no idea. About the fish or Blago.

W.C. Camp said...

Ha Lisleman how true! Could you not have found 'official' tasters for ice cream or wine? NO - you bring us FISH SNIFFERS??? What's next 'Fish Whisperers'? - Please STAY AWAY FROM THE PAPER! W.C.C.

lisleman said...

stay away from the paper -- oh no no you need those to wrap the fish.

Bearmancartoons said...

I'd feel sorry for those sensitive nosed fish sniffers after a bean dinner party.

lisleman said...

Yeah they would have a tough time but so would a flame swallower. Just imagine you just light the flaming stick and kaboom someone breaks wind.

Thanks I'm telling my wife no fish sniffers or flame swallowers invited to the next margarita monday party (there's always plenty of refried bean dishes).

DysfunctionalMom said...

Fish sniffer? Bizarro.
I remember learning in school that there are people who taste soil, I can't remember why they do such a thing, but yep, they eat dirt.

TechnoBabe said...

Nice way to tie the two news stories together. I could be a fish sniffer if the fish could be delivered to my house so I wouldn't have to get out out of my jammies.
Hey, you have a lot of hair, good hair genes in your family I guess. My hubby has a head full of auburn hair, it used to be carrot color when he was young.

lisleman said...

There could be post material in your comment. A fish sniffer and dirt taster team. Maybe a reality TV show. Maybe a blockbuster movie. If I only had 100 Million of someone's money I'd make it. Are you rich?

lisleman said...

(just ran into a problem with DISQUS so if a reply show twice you'll know)
I think fish sniffers would never want to go out for seafood because it would remind them of work. It would be better to work as an 'Air Freshener Sniffer'. I wish I would have thought of that for the post.

gaelikaa said...

I remember once asking a girl I knew what she did for a living. She told me she was a sausage linker. WTF, I thought. Apparently it was some class of a specialized skill. She was inordinately proud of this. I had trouble keeping a straight face. I suppose that's what happens when you lead a sheltered life....

lisleman said...

wow that would make her a popular girl at parties.
"Dude, you haven't had it until you hook-up with a sausage linker."

secretagentwoman said...

There are a surprising number of jobs that require people with a keen sense of smell. But I'd rather have one that involved perfume or wine.

lisleman said...

Beer or coffee would be my choices. I do enjoy wine but honestly I like craft beers. Great suggestion thanks - I am going to get one right now.

Oh I was listening to a Billy Joel song today and I thought it might fit you. But what do I know other than your blog (and that CIA report I got hold of). Venture a guess of the song title?

lisleman said...

stop here anytime to learn your lesson of the day. thanks

secretagentwoman said...

My Life?

lisleman said...

the part
"I dont care what you say anymore this is my life
go ahead with your own life leave me alone

I never said you had to offer me a second chance
i never said i was a victim of circumstance
i still belong, dont get me wrong
you can speak your mind but not on my time"

does fit your recent post. But actually I was listening to "She's always a woman"
"Oh--she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Oh--and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind"

secretagentwoman said...

That's funny, that's the precise verse that popped in my head as soon as you mentioned Billy Joel. But thank you, that's the sort of woman I'm perfectly fine with being.

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