Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sea Kittens of the Sea - TASTY!

I may not agree with everything (anything) PETA does, says or stands for. However, I think they may be on to something. They believe that fish have a P.R. problem, and that's why we eat them.

People don't seem to like fish. They're slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads—which is weird, to say the least. Plus, the small ones nibble at your feet when you're swimming, and the big ones—well, the big ones will bite your face off if Jaws is anything to go by.

They're slithery and slimy? They have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads? I thought you were talking about Congress for a second there. Sorry. Back to the article...

When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it's time for a serious image makeover. And who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten?

So they propose to rename "Fish" to "Sea Kittens". I guess the point they are trying to make is, who could possibly eat a Sea Kitten without suffering guilt?

ANSWER: Me. In fact, a big and juicy blackened Sea Kitten flank steak sounds more delish than, say, Tuna (who already realized their image problem long ago, and legally changed their name to "chicken of the sea").

So I am all for this name change. No more ordering White Fish, Cod, Trout or Perch in a restaurant. Instead, make it the Siamese, Persian, Bombay or Bengal catch of the day. Or the old standby of plain ol' Sea Kittens and chips.

Further, I propose a name change for PETA, since, their critics have been misstating this acronym as "People Eating Tasty Animals" for years now. What should we call PETA? How about "FISH", as it will be open for business again? From here on PETA will be known as FISH. After all, who better to have a name synonomous with a verb that means driving a hook through your head than these folks?

When I visited the site, I made the mistake of playing their interactive game called "Create Your Own Sea Kitten". Pictured is my "creation", which is a Trout with lipstick and mustache, wearing a princess dress and Tiara. Obviously, I have named my Sea Kitten "Barney Frank".

What's in your Sea Kitten aquarium bowl?


  1. "I thought you were talking about Congress for a second there."
    "chicken of the sea"
    So, is it chicken or fish? LOL
    "Create Your Own Sea Kitten"
    You mean, "Create Your Own Sex Kitten"? Awesome!

  2. Your fish needs a little more flair.

  3. That is one scary picture. I'm having a nightmare already and I'm not even asleep.

  4. I, for one, look forward to the new choices at the Friday night seafood buffet:

    - Calico
    - Siamese
    - Persian

  5. Barney Frank. lol! I can't think of him without thinking Banking Queen now.

    I made a (tasty) sea kitten too and arranged to have it emailed to myself. I'm still waiting for it.

  6. Linz- either way, it's finger lickin' good!:)
    RK- All I can say is this
    MD-Which pic is scarier, do ya think?
    dmarks- Watch the hairballs!

  7. cube- dang! I missed the email your catfish link! You're good!

  8. DaBlade, I have to ask is this: "Linz- either way, it's finger lickin' good!:)" in regard to the chicken or fish or sea kitten or sex kitten line? Because one would be much grosser. On, second thought, maybe I don't want to know...

  9. lol..good Lawd..PETA really went over the bend on this one..whats for din?..fried flounder..mmmmmm..ha

  10. DaBlade, these PETA people are a fun bunch. Next they won't want us to wear leather or seal fur.

  11. Loved Tammy Bruce on this the other night:

    People still eat:

    HORSE radish and
    hot DOGS and
    hush PUPPIES

    so I'm thinking they'll eat SEA KITTENS too.............
    PETA is so stupid