December 12, 2019

"Thousands of 'penis-fish' have washed ashore Drakes Beach, California. Formally known as fat innkeeper worm..."

"... an expert believes a recent storm forced the worms out of their underwater homes and carried them to the beach - leaving them exposed to predators. This 10-inch marine creature looks like a 'pink sausage' and creates U-shaped burrows in mud or sand that it leaves behind for other creatures to move in - hence its name 'innkeeper.'"

Hence the name "innkeeper"... but The Daily Mail is calling them "penis fish." Can't blame them though. You've got to go over and check out the photos.

37 comments:

SDaly said...

Doesn't look like there's a Jewish one in the bunch.

rehajm said...

Look like yams.

tcrosse said...

Boner of the Sea.

Curious George said...

Althouse: "The Daily Mail is calling them "penis fish." Can't blame them though."

Meade, you might want to see a doctor.

Curious George said...

"an expert believes a recent storm forced the worms out of their underwater homes and carried them to the beach"

I looked him up on LinkedIn and sure enough: Ivan Parr Penis-Fish Expert

gilbar said...

Trump's Fault! IMPEACH!!

Qwinn said...

The third pic down, the one being held in someone's hands, yeah, that one does look it. The rest, not so much. It looks like there's quite a bit of variation and maybe one in 20 look like a penis, the rest just look like worms. Not that impressed.

MadisonMan said...

A very strong storm came ashore in southwest Oregon in late November. I wonder if that's what caused this.

traditionalguy said...

Celebrate. Testosterone of the Sea coming out all over is a sign that Trump has finally made America Great Again. That's what you get when Melania says,"Be Best."

Sal said...

Ok, who here has penis that looks like that? I would've named them the turd fish.

Charlie said...

Is that a Fat Innkeeper Worm or are you just glad to see me?

Birkel said...

10 inches you say?

Congratulations Meade and Ann.

Bay Area Guy said...

Is it too late for that girl in the Ask Polly column to become a Marine Biologist?

AllenS said...

Not. For. Me. I'll wait for the Vagina Fish to come ashore.

rhhardin said...

They could be good emotional support animals.

Phidippus said...

Curious George said:

"Meade, you might want to see a doctor."

Or a mohel.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Note to person needing sex. Dates! Dates... it's raining penis!

Ralph L said...

Someone could do a brisk business in bris.

Unknown said...

When I go to the site, I get a banner ad for "Dick's Sporting Goods".

Leland said...

They look so tiny.

Ralph L said...

They look so tiny

The water is right cold on the Pacific coast. Even your whopper will shrink.

Alice Aforethought said...

When I was a graduate student at a left coast university where these worms (Urechis caupo) are endemic, we used the sperm and eggs for a demonstration in embryology lab. As you might imagine, some wanker threw one of them in the toilet in the women's restroom, causing great consternation. The Dean was not amused.

I Callahan said...

“Excuse me while I whip this out.”

- Sheriff in “Blazing Saddles”

Kay said...

I’m glad stories like these are being written and reported on.

tim in vermont said...

Aerosmith “My Big Ten Inch"

Last night I tried to tease her
I gave my love a little pinch
She said now stop that jivin'
Now whip out your big ten inch....

Penis fish.


My girl don't go for smokin'
And liquor just make her flinch
Seem she'll go for nothin'
'Cept for my big ten inch...

Penis fish


You get the idea.

Ace Sullivan said...

Those who have dined on this...have said it is chewy, salty and surprisingly sweet. It's often served with a savory sauce.

Indeed

Big Mike said...

They aren’t fish, they’re a type of unsegmented marine worm. They belong to a phylum of “priapulid worms,” which scientists think were important predators during the middle Cambrian.

Phidippus said...

Ace Sullivan said: "Those who have dined on this...have said it is chewy, salty and surprisingly sweet. It's often served with a savory sauce."

I've heard some people recommend consuming them by the bowlful!

https://abovethelaw.com/2019/12/small-firm-lawyer-tells-biglaw-team-to-eat-bowl-of-dicks-during-settlement-negotiations/

Phidippus said...

SDaly: That was my very first thought. I tell you, you have to be fast on this blog.

traditionalguy said...

This is terrible news. Unconscious Penis Fish Envy will trigger the Hard Core Feminists to rioting. Someone send for Shouting Thomas.

Phidippus said...

traditionalguy: He's trying to get them off his lawn now. He'll be right here in a minute.

tommyesq said...

What if they identify as trans - should refer to them as "zhenis fish."

mockturtle said...

Hey, they really do look like penises! Especially the one in the second photo.

Anchovy1214 said...

What no clams?

traditionalguy said...

Zhenis fish as trans. Now that is witty.

rightguy said...

Look more like "dong fish" or "dildo fish" to me.

crescentcityconnection said...

I think we need and expert opinion on this. Is Titus available?