May 9, 2007

Gar.

A good name for a gar -- this is a longnose gar -- would be... let's all say it together:

Longnose gar

Gary!

26 comments:

AlphaLiberal said...

Have you ever noticed how many "arry," "erry," names there are?

Barry, Cary, Jerry, Larry, Harry, Mary, Gary...

This often goes unremarked.

Dorshorst said...

...Perry, Terry...

Bissage said...

Very cool fish. Very cool aquascape. Very cool mood. Very cool photo. Very cool blog entry.

Did someone say Gary?

(Not very the same at all, huh?)

StephenB said...

Garfield!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Edgar!

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Orion said...

What about Bob?

Orion

Bob said...

My grandfather used to catch gar in north Florida to use as fertilizer in his garden. He'd toss a minnow on a hook into open water, and when the line moved toward the center of the lake he knew a gar was on the line. He'd bring it in and blast it with a shotgun at dockside before lifting it out of the water.

I've seen them herding baitfish and bream in shallow water, their long snouts slicing the water's surface as they circled and lunged.

brent said...

"Gaarhh" said the dyslexic pirate.

Mark Tapscott said...

Your blogging deserves a garland!

Peter Palladas said...

Funny name for a female!

It's a lady gar - can't you tell? ;)

Rand said...

"Gaarhh" said the dyslexic pirate.

Sigh. It's apparently an endless job fixing this widespread misconception.

No, pirates don't say "aaarrrrggghh." They say "aaarrrr." There is no "g."

BlogDog said...

Janeane Garofalo

No. If that were her name she'd be swimming far to the left.

rsb said...

Finally, a good gar pic.

Paul said...

Ralph works for '70s-era baseball fans.

Carl said...

One big fish, yes, ah gar-on-tee!

Bissage said...

SpongeGar, with Squog.

Taila Fo! Fwee fwee mowanga.

AllenS said...

Gary?

What about Simon and Garfunkel?

Bissage said...

Rand, that’s a tough row to hoe. But you’re fighting the good fight. Godspeed!

[B]rent, your 11:22 was inspired genius.

Which compliment is in no way intended to denigrate all the other instances of inspired genius spewed all over Althouse, all the time.

It’s just that there’s so much greatitude, . . ., one can show only so much gratitude. Ann and everyone, please accept my global, heartfelt thank you!

* group hug *

But seriously folks, I've been obsessively pushing the SpongeBob button lately (the kids still like it) so let me recommend to everyone the episode: “Rock Bottom.” It’s not on YouTube, but it is a classic; absurdist and surreal yet immediate and funny. It’s like “Waiting for Godot” mashed up with artsy Eastern European animation, with the pretension yanked out of it by an oral sturgeon.

Okay, gotta go, the Vicodin and beer is starting to take hold and I'm feeling a little, . . ., eh, . . ., a little, . . .

* Wump! *

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, well, Bissage, I'm seriously considering "inspired genius spewed all over Althouse, all the time" for a masthead quote.

Bissage said...

I would be greatly honored.

Bissage said...

HUZZAH!!!

P.S. I originally intended to link to Fred Flintstone shouting “Yabba dabba doooooooooooo” but I got stopped dead in my tracks by this completely bizarre cartoon cigarette commercial from the nether regions of the 4th dimension.

They sure don’t make ‘em like that anymore!

Gary said...

Ann, how dare!

"Gar"y?

Au contraire.

A Gar can scar.

It cannot compare to when my mother called me "Gare".

Aaarrrrful Gar!

Please reframe a name. And I'll refrain from posting rhyming that disdains.

ashhar said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة * مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه
أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه
كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه
بالله سل خلف
بحر الروم عن عرب *

بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا
وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه
هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه
الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه
يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته * الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه
يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ، وملوك الروم تخشـاه
يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه

ashhar said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة * مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه
أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه
كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه
بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا
وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه
هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه
الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا
* وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين

مـجراه

يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته *

الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه

يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ،

وملوك الروم تخشـاه

يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه