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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 11 01:03 AM

Feb 11, 2009: Stuffed Skate

Skates, a fish in the Ray family, are bottom dwellers, which is much deeper than Cellar dwellers.
They may be deeper in other ways too, but I digress.

They're carnivorous, feeding mostly on smaller fish and crustaceans that also make it to the bottom of the ocean.
What else makes it to the bottom? Trash.

This fisherman hauls up a Skate that looks a little lumpy, so he opens it up...



And what to his wondrous eyes does appear...
A digital camera
A book of some sort
A large bottle
A pack of smokes (I think)
A piece that looks like a foil packet for a condom...
or Alka Seltzer, which would make sense considering the rest.


Do they use Skate for sushi?

This picture came from a site called WarNet.ws which would indicate Samoa, but it's all in Russian. It's also NSFW around the edges.



Aliantha  Wednesday Feb 11 01:07 AM

Hey...that must be the one that cleaned up after our boat capsized!



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 11 01:18 AM

OK, so tell us, alka seltzer or condom?



Aliantha  Wednesday Feb 11 01:20 AM

Well it's hard to know since it happened on a camping trip.

There's usually call for both.



Leokins  Wednesday Feb 11 01:24 AM

wonder if the camera still works... maybe theres an sd card with pictures



Trilby  Wednesday Feb 11 02:39 AM

Um...I'm gonna spew. One more reason to hate the creatures of the sea.* YICK.






*except the dolphin!



ZenGum  Wednesday Feb 11 06:11 AM

So, it ate a teenager who was out for a party...



SPUCK  Wednesday Feb 11 06:28 AM

No, A japanese tourist!



ZenGum  Wednesday Feb 11 06:47 AM

I'd expect more Hello Kitty merchandise. And more than one camera.


(also, the book looks more Chinese than Japanese to me, FWIW).



BobT  Wednesday Feb 11 07:27 AM

and that pack of smokes.....still PERFECT....not crushed at all!...from the ocean bottom?....and seems to be located somewhere inside the fish between the outside of its stomach and inside the wall of its body....hmmmmm



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Feb 11 08:33 AM

"A digital camera
A book of some sort
A large bottle
A pack of smokes (I think)
A piece that looks like a foil packet for a condom...
or Alka Seltzer, which would make sense considering the rest."

If it weren't for the pictures, I'd say we were looking at date night for Bruce, minus the rubber glove :-)



Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 10:08 AM

Ahhh, our beautiful oceans: Trash Cans for the Masses.



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Feb 11 10:26 AM

How do you know it wasn't a land skate?



Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 10:33 AM

Good point, but I didn't see any candy wrappers.



WillieO  Wednesday Feb 11 10:46 AM

It's not a land skate! There's no wheels and no skate key on a shoestring around it's neck.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Feb 11 11:33 AM

Maybe it's a cheap skate.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 11 11:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobT View Post
and that pack of smokes.....still PERFECT....not crushed at all!...from the ocean bottom?....and seems to be located somewhere inside the fish between the outside of its stomach and inside the wall of its body....hmmmmm
I wondered about that also. I don't think they chew so a full pack/box not being crushed in a possibility. They may have left out (or didn't take) a picture where they slit the gut, but I don't know if a Skate's gut expands to fill the entire cavity? What else is in a Skate besides the gut?


Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 12:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by WillieO View Post
It's not a land skate! There's no wheels and no skate key on a shoestring around it's neck.
Thanks...now I can't get this song out of my head:

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them on to see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key


Yeah, I had that on a 45 when I was a kid (imagines all the young folks wondering what the hell a 45 is.)


Cloud  Wednesday Feb 11 12:38 PM

poor thing



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Feb 11 12:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
...Yeah, I had that on a 45 when I was a kid (imagines all the young folks wondering what the hell a 45 is.)
You and I remember them as records. The young folks know them as big bottles of malt liquor.


Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 12:46 PM

lol

My friend worked at the drive-thru years ago. She got lots of requests for Colt 45s or some kind of "Double Deuces."



Gravdigr  Wednesday Feb 11 02:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Thanks...now I can't get this song out of my head:

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them on to see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key


Yeah, I had that on a 45 when I was a kid (imagines all the young folks wondering what the hell a 45 is.)
You had all that on a pistol?


Undertoad  Wednesday Feb 11 02:36 PM

Melanie. I worked for a record label that briefly handled her back catalogue.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 02:42 PM

Yeah, my mom's name is Melanie...so she gave me that record.



Undertoad  Wednesday Feb 11 02:56 PM

Did she... uh... explain what the song is really about?



sweetwater  Wednesday Feb 11 03:07 PM

So the skate ate all that trash but there's no normal foodstuff in its gut? Hmmm... methinks I detect a whiff of shenanigans.



WillieO  Wednesday Feb 11 03:17 PM

What I remember of Melanie is that I got her album and 11 others for just 1 penny!!! All I did was join Columbia House records and my life was ruined for years! Ahh, just imagine, 12 cool albums of music that I never would have bought..."but Mom, it's only a penny!".



Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 03:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Did she... uh... explain what the song is really about?


No, what?

It's like Naive Shawnee Day!


edit: Googled. Puh...the whole Freudian thing seemed too obvious. Anyway she said this:

"'Brand New Key' I wrote in about fifteen minutes one night. I thought it was cute; a kind of old thirties tune. I guess a key and a lock have always been Freudian symbols, and pretty obvious ones at that. There was no deep serious expression behind the song, but people read things into it. They made up incredible stories as to what the lyrics said and what the song meant. In some places, it was even banned from the radio.


Undertoad  Wednesday Feb 11 03:57 PM

Yah! And then there's the middle verse

I ride my bike, I roller skate, don't drive no car
Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far
For somebody who don't drive, I been all around the world
Some people say, I done all right for a girl


don't read into - what!!!



Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 11 04:18 PM

Hmmmm...and how do you feel about that? [/freud]




Trilby  Wednesday Feb 11 04:36 PM

It's easy to put all kinds of things into songs that don't really belong there...why, I remember hearing NIN's F*** YOU LIKE AN ANIMAL and thinking, "hmmmmm...wonder what he means by all that?"

"you let me violate you
you let me desecrate you
you let me penetrate you
you let me complicate you

help me
i broke apart my insides
help me
i've got no soul to sell
help me
the only thing that works for me
help me get away from myself

i want to f*** you like an animal
i want to feel you from the inside
i want to f*** you like an animal
my whole existence is flawed
you get me closer to god

You can have my isolation
You can have the hate that it brings
You can have my absence of faith
You can have my everything

help me
tear down my reason
help me
it's your sex i can smell
help me
you make me perfect
help me
think of somebody else

i want to f*** you like an animal
i want to feel you from the inside
i want to f*** you like an animal
my whole existence is flawed"

I think it's about falling in love during a rain storm and finding shelter under an apple tree.

but, I could be wrong.



Slothboy  Wednesday Feb 11 07:29 PM

I tell you what. I would work LONG and HARD to figure out who that camera belonged to. I would then do whatever it took to personally return it to them. The look on their face would be worth any amount of effort.

"Did you drop this? In the ocean? I found it in a fish."



classicman  Wednesday Feb 11 08:24 PM

New roller skates



capnhowdy  Wednesday Feb 11 09:17 PM

I think this fish is really a private investigator. I'm not paying that son of a bitch either.



spudcon  Wednesday Feb 11 10:16 PM

Trivia. Melanie's last name is Sofka. Back in the 70s, she was this cute chubby young girl, whose knees looked like melons, which is why she was named Melonknees Sofka.



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