Tag Archives: fish

Everybody Loves a Clownfish

Finding Nemo – I saw this one in the theater when it was new, but haven’t watched it since then. The animation of animals under the sea is quite impressive. Pixar humans still looked weird at this point, but we … Continue reading

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The Second Most Dangerous Game

I would have to suspect that, in a land in which practically all animals can talk, humans killing and eating them would pretty much disappear. Perhaps strangely, however, there are a few mentions of human hunters in Oz. They’re most … Continue reading

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The Fish-Woman Who Got Away

I had enjoyed watching the Coney Island Mermaid Parade last year, and had been considering going again, but didn’t think to look up when it was. As it turns out, it was last weekend, and I missed it. Oh, well. … Continue reading

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Cheep Cheeper by the Dozen

The original Super Mario Bros. introduces two kinds of water-based enemies, the Bloober or Blooper and the Cheep Cheep. The latter is a pretty generic-looking fish, and in addition to appearing in the underwater stages, there are levels where you … Continue reading

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Oz Fish

Although L. Frank Baum wrote a fantasy taking place under the sea and referenced it a few times in the Oz books, he really didn’t say that much about aquatic life in Oz and its surrounding nations. In Glinda of … Continue reading

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Fishy Oaths

My last post had me thinking about the expression “holy mackerel,” and I wondered how it originated. Why are mackerel any holier than any other fish, or any other animal for that matter? Fish in general seem to show up … Continue reading

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Go Fish

Can fish in Oz talk? L. Frank Baum gave us a somewhat ambiguous answer to that question in Glinda of Oz. He wrote, “In Oz, where all the animals and birds can talk, many fishes are able to talk also, … Continue reading

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