This question was posed the other day on Twitter by Kristy of GeekSugar, and it is indeed a very tight race. Goldfish are less fattening, but Cheez-Its are undeniably cheesier in flavor. Kristy maintains it's an East Coast versus West Coast thing. I'm on the Left Coast, but in my mind, there's no contest: Cheez-Its win. Thank goodness that our office is stocked with both.
Before Lucky goes to fish heaven, this cute little girl says her last farewells, noting what a good fish he was, and implying he's better off because he doesn't look so good lying motionless on his side. Forget that she's standing by a toilet as you watch this. It's the thought that counts.
Hold on to your fins, 'cause this story may have you seeing red! Waterfront vendors in Qingdao, China, are selling sealed plastic keychains filled with goldfish as souvenirs! The keychains are being printed with a picture of Huanhuan, one of the five Olympic mascots for the 2008 games, and being pawned off as unofficial merchandise for this year's sailing events. Not surprisingly, a representative from the UK's RSPCA says the little goldies aren't expected to survive in their confined space for long:
“The fish would survive just a few hours, and would be lucky to make it from the manufacturers to the point of sale. This product shows a shocking lack of respect for a living thing and should be withdrawn from sale. We can’t understand why anyone would want to buy such a thing."
Poor fishies! I'm surprised that these were ever allowed to be made!
Two-year-old Comet here may put to rest the prejudice that goldfish are slackers who have only three second memories. He's been taught to do the limbo and the slalom as well as to play soccer and a bit of goldfish b-ball! Apparently there's more, but I'm duly impressed. What a little overachiever!
If you're fishing for compliments, you may want to check out this Goldfish Candy Dish ($27.99). It's made from thick walled glass and rests on your counter or desktop. I think it looks fun full of goldfish crackers, but other than that, it's not reeling me in. How about you guys? What do you think of this catch? Har har!
The other day I walked past PartySugar's desk and caught her looking at some puffy goldfish crackers. I asked her what she was looking at and she said that she would send it my way. It turned out that she had found a recipe for homemade goldfish crackers. I knew immediately that I wanted to give it a try, however, there was one problem, I didn't have a fish cookie cutter. I thought I would cut them out with a knife (which is what I did for the few you see), but in the end I decided to use a bear cookie cutter instead. The final result was pretty tasty, and was very similar to store bought goldfish crackers. To make your own golden, cheesy crackers, read more
Who in the world would consider combining a deep fryer with a fish tank? And not to facilitate the frying of fish sticks? Why, our friends the Japanese, of course! So the boiling oil sits on top of the water, but doesn't affect the fish, who in fact get to eat all the stuff that drips down below. So you don't need to feed the fish, and you don't have to clean the fryer. Don't the fish get neurotic, though? Don't they get curious about the oily world above them? My philosophy is, just because you can--doesn't mean you should. See for yourself. (Thanks for the tip, fairy_mk!)