WE are still at the top …

18 Feb

…of the friggin’ food chain dammit!

What is all this brouhaha about ASIAN CARP FISH and their invasion of the midwestern lakes?  Why are state governments wasting time going to the supreme court to seek the closure of the Chicago canal to stop this so-called “invasion species” from coming into the Great Lakes and decimating the food supply for the other sea creatures. 

Invasive species?

*blank stare*

They are FISH! And non-poisonous for that matter!  They may not taste as good as Salmon but that is what spices are for….to take so-so food items and BAM! Emeril would be so proud.

Are we as a society really this persnickety when it comes to food? See – this is why I am proud to be born and bred in Nigeria.  We are not very particular about wildlife.  As long as it is not poisonous and can be roasted/deep-fried/boiled/dried in the sun/processed one way or another and makes it into the cooking pot.  It’s a meal.

I remember my father going on trips and coming back with “bush meat” he bought from roadside vendors.  Or what Americans would call “mystery meat.”  We never asked questions.  They tasted great!  And no one died from it. I bet if some people were marooned on an Island surrounded but Asian Carp and nothing else, no one would starve.  Besides, as one blogger said, why are we feeding cats and dogs salmon if we have Asian Carp?  I am sure IAMS and PEDIGREE would not have a problem making pet food from Asian Carp.

To make matters somewhat ridiculous, these creatures have a habit of jumping out of the water when they are startled.  Problem is that they can weigh up to 40 pounds.  And can knock you off your boat or kayak.  What a nuisance.

Here is my solution.  Wildlife officials should attend the Argungun Festival in Kebbi.  Round up all the 30,000 fishermen contestants and bring them to the United States.  Set them loose in the Mississipi.  Wait one hour.  Problem solved.

Let’s stop all this rubbish and carp(e) diem!  (sorry…I could not resist adding this….te he he hehe)

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14 Responses to “WE are still at the top …”

  1. Myne Whitman February 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Abi ooo, all the things one could do with all that fish. Oyinbo people here, forget it, even their cats will turn up their nose.

    • lucidlilith February 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

      am sure is a genius gave it some fancy name and sold it in a fancy restaurant, people would eat it. Remember caviar?

  2. yinkuslolo February 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    haha, so true. trust my argungu bros

  3. akaBagucci February 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    lol… na so o…. i’m all for being envionmentally friendly and all that, but somethings – to my ordinary mind- are way too absurd…

  4. toyin February 19, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Funny post….!
    Its amazing how perspective changes when looking in at a different angle! Sometimes moving and looking in from another window is all thats needed to solve problems!

    Thanks for stopping by and for adding me to your blogroll!

    • lucidlilith February 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

      ur welcome!

  5. Olaoluwatomi February 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Nice perspective the arugungu angle.

    Saw 2 dogs runt looking things dressed up for a walk on the streets of NY. It reminded me of a line of a song we sang in childhood -‘mori ran wo lagege, aja wewu o roso’ It means I saw a strange sight in Agege, a dog wore clothes and even tied a wrapper round its waist’
    Nothing strange in these lands my sister!

    • lucidlilith February 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

      clothes on pets is absurd. That’s why God gave em furry coats in the first place.

  6. Rayo February 20, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Haha this story reminds me of the snakehead fish invasion in the DC area a few years ago. Apparently the fish can walk on land for a few days. Crazy stuff.

    • lucidlilith February 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

      snakehead fish invasion? am off to google it.

  7. JoaR February 22, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    lol, my sentiments exactly. Plus it doesn’t help that i’m in the great lakes area (MI), we are constantly bombarded with news about it. No one mentions that it was catfish farmers in the U.S. that imported Asian carp decades ago to eat up the algae in their ponds. So obviously, the fish slowly escaped into the wild and have been making their way up the Mississippi River ever since…moral of the story is we cause our own problems.

    p.s. I like your blog

    • lucidlilith February 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

      Thanks! I used to live in MI myself…too bad the economy was just getting worse so I had to get out.

  8. shubby doo February 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    lol…simple indeed

    p.s
    just curious why the lilith diaries…lilith…known as the first wife of adam (made by God but not of adam as eve) but then deemed to be a baby eating demon…just curious

    • lucidlilith February 23, 2010 at 9:59 am #

      her entire story is just so amazing…a woman dared to defy God and Man. You just gave me an idea for my next blog post.

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