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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:58 PM

Please don't yell at me for laughing at this

it's disgusting yet funny as hell

Fish Shop Shut Down for Using Googly Eyes to Make Fish Look Fresher

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In George Bernard Shaw’s play Back to Methuselah, that Old Testament serpent tells his Garden of Eden neighbor Eve, “You see things and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and I say “Why not?” Robert F. Kennedy (or at least his speechwriters) changed the wording slightly and used it in a campaign speech in 1968. And last week, the owner of a fish shop in Kuwait brought those words to life, by dreaming up an idea to make his past-its-prime fish look fresher, pasting some googly eyes over their yellowing sockets, and asking “Why the hell not?”

The shop was closed by Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry after a widely shared Facebook video revealed the owner’s scam. (We’re admittedly torn about this, because there’s nothing funny about foodborne illness, but googly eyes are HILARIOUS. And, rotten or not, those fish are 100-percent more entertaining than The Happytime Murders.) In the ten-second clip, a woman uses her gloved finger to remove the fish’s fake eye, revealing its own sunken, yellowed eyeball. According to Gulf News, if a fish has yellow, recessed eyes, it’s more than two days old and less-than-fresh.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59477n/fish-shop-shut-down-for-using-googly-eyes-to-make-fish-look-fresher?utm_source=vicecanadafbca&utm_campaign=global&fbclid=IwAR24ppSex4Cmuqz7wclat5OQc5vUszNf32Y5FLkBfpNUwUlpV0o285uvpfU

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Reply Please don't yell at me for laughing at this (Original post)
CatWoman Nov 11 OP
Arkansas Granny Nov 11 #1
CatWoman Nov 11 #2
TheBlackAdder Nov 11 #3
MontanaMama Nov 11 #4
CatWoman Nov 11 #5
dewsgirl Nov 11 #9
MontanaMama Nov 11 #10
barbtries Nov 11 #14
Dem2theMax Nov 11 #15
MontanaMama Nov 11 #22
volstork Nov 11 #17
MontanaMama Nov 11 #24
volstork Nov 11 #26
MontanaMama Nov 11 #27
volstork Nov 11 #29
Bayard Nov 11 #20
MontanaMama Nov 11 #23
Tanuki Nov 11 #21
MontanaMama Nov 11 #25
UniteFightBack Nov 11 #30
H2O Man Nov 11 #6
mopinko Nov 11 #7
dewsgirl Nov 11 #8
Buns_of_Fire Nov 11 #11
CatWoman Nov 11 #12
Talitha Nov 11 #13
Pepsidog Nov 11 #16
keithbvadu2 Nov 11 #18
dchill Nov 11 #19
sakabatou Nov 11 #28
Kid Berwyn Nov 11 #31
dalton99a Nov 11 #32

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:00 PM

1. They'll have to yell at me too. I laughed.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:01 PM

2. I mean -- what the hell?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:06 PM

3. If you pick up a raw fish and it's stiff as a board, it's fresh. If it's limp, it's not.

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Also remember, those commercial deep ocean trawlers are out in the ocean for a month.

You want to hope that your fish is the later caught ones.


That's why smaller fishing operations are best.

Unfortunately, the EU are trying to shut most day-fishers down because Europeans like fresh fish (go wonder) and the commercial fishing industry are clobbering the mom & pop fishers.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:17 PM

4. When my kiddo and I are looking for a good laugh...

we put googly eyes on various items in retail stores and sit back and wait for someone to do a double take. We laugh and laugh and laugh. I keep a few packs of googly eyes in by glove box in case we feel the urge when out running errands. My personal favorite is diaper boxes:

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:19 PM

5. LOL!!!!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

9. LOL😆

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:43 PM

10. Right? My son is 14 now and he still thinks it is hilarious.

Thank goodness.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:02 PM

14. it is hilarious.

admit it, you do too.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:05 PM

15. Thank you for sharing.

I hate having to go to the store. Now I am going to love it!

Googly eyes, here I come!

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:22 PM

22. I hate that errand running too.

The google eye hobby makes it all worthwhile.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

17. I want you

to be my new best friend.

This is hilarious!

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Response to volstork (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:24 PM

24. Let's do it!

time well spent.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:26 PM

26. I'm heading to Michael's

tomorrow for a big bag of googly eyes. I'm on a mission!

You rock, Mama!

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Response to volstork (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:28 PM

27. Aw thanks.

I noticed down thread that someone suggested putting google eyes on MF45 junior’s book cover. The child and I just made a plan to hit Barnes and Noble after school Thursday...stealth mode. What a great idea!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:32 PM

29. I saw that!

It made me laugh out loud.

Man, I LOVE DU!! So much cleverness!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:47 PM

20. Big Snorfs!!

Have you ever tried sticking them on various cuts of meat in that department?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:23 PM

23. OMG.

I am so on this. Good idea!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:51 PM

21. Good idea! I may take some to the bookstore to put on the cover photo on

Idiot Jr's new book! It would definitely be an improvement.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

25. Stop it!

Why didn’t I think of that? Barnes and Noble is on my to do list this week.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:33 PM

30. What a fun Mom! nt

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:20 PM

6. Recommended.

Ha-ha-ha!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:28 PM

7. oh lawdy. this is why i cant live w/o this place.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

8. I saw this story a while back on YouTube.

I still just have no words for the ridiculousness of this. Funny..yes.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:52 PM

11. Thank you. My Amazon.com order is now rounded out.

I'd picked out a coat rack for my new apartment, but I still needed a few bucks to get the $25 free shipping (yeah, I'm cheap). A quick look shows that I can get hundreds -- count 'em, hundreds! -- of self-adhesive googly eyes for under $10! So, once I get the coat rack assembled (probably sometime mid-December) I can get to work pasting them EVERYWHERE! (I'm easily amused.)

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:20 PM

12. lol

i think that shop owner has started a trend

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:47 PM

13. Christopher Walken on SNL... never turn your back on a Fern.

I LOVE googly-eyes!!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

16. I think I saw that fish on the menu at Trump Doral. First class operation.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:37 PM

18. It is funny until you realize the fraud it covers.

It is funny until you realize the fraud it covers.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:55 PM

19. For my money, there's nothing ...

...that can make a dead fish look better.

Funnier, though, yes.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:31 PM

28. The Googly-Eyed Vandals are at it again!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

31. Fish?!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:13 PM

32. Kick

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