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   Undertoad  Monday Oct 31 09:08 AM

10/31/2005: Salmon plane



xoB sends along this item, and notes from the Seattle Times.

The good news? For years and years, Alaskan salmon has ridden in the bellies of Alaska Airlines passenger jets to the rest of the hungry world. They claim they can catch a salmon in Alaska and have it on a plate in a NYC restaurant within 24 hours, fresh not frozen. And so finally they have taken to pointing this out. They've painted up this "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon" to do so.

The bad news? Mostly paid for by taxpayers. Ah well, having footed the bill now let's enjoy this piece of work. It's pretty wild:




Trilby  Monday Oct 31 09:23 AM

I'm quite certain my tax dollars have been used for dumber things.

Fly high, Salmon-Thirty-Salmon! Fly proud!



jinx  Monday Oct 31 11:04 AM

MMmm... sake




xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 31 11:06 AM

Here's the story.



seakdivers  Monday Oct 31 12:55 PM

Yeah it was here in Sitka the other day. It looks a lot better than the Disney one that they did last year.

They say it's to promote Alaskan salmon......... ooookay.



ashke  Monday Oct 31 01:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx
MMmm... sake
It's sushi. Sake's the rice wine.

/insufferable know-it-all




YellowBolt  Monday Oct 31 01:51 PM

Actually, I believe that is sashimi. :O



barefoot serpent  Monday Oct 31 01:57 PM

Nigiri... there I said it.

But I'm thinking bagels & cream cheese with some capers for the inflight snack.



jinx  Monday Oct 31 02:04 PM

It's nigirizushi sake. Trust me, I don't know it all, but I know sushi.



footfootfoot  Monday Oct 31 02:56 PM

Salmon chanted evening,
You amy meet a stranger,
You may meet a stranger,
Across a crowded room...



mrnoodle  Monday Oct 31 02:57 PM

Is that the suggested serving size of (whatever that hot green mustard is called -- wasabi)? Does anyone actually ever run out of that stuff before they're done eating it?



plthijinx  Monday Oct 31 03:04 PM

give it here! i'll fly that bird! errrr fish!



glatt  Monday Oct 31 03:49 PM

Publicity photo:



xant  Monday Oct 31 04:33 PM

Burny but good

...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrnoodle
Does anyone actually ever run out of that stuff before they're done eating it?
Oh heck yeah. Mix it up with soy, mash it into an extra bowl of rice. I can't always stand to eat the whole ball, but I've been known to. Tastebuds? I think you are referring to my tastescales.


Izanagi  Monday Oct 31 05:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashke
It's sushi. Sake's the rice wine.

/insufferable know-it-all

Actually Jinx is correct!!!

Sake does mean salmon AND it means liquor (depends on the character used to write it).

They are homonyms (sort of). There are over 3000 possible syllabeles in English but only 101 syllabeles in Japanese. This means Japanese has a monster load of homonyms, it is a serious pain in the ass for those of us trying to learn the language.

Sake does NOT mean "rice wine" sake is just the Japanese word for general alcohol/liquor.

If you want to say "rice wine" you should say "Nihon-shu" (means literally "Japanese liquor")

That concludes today's Japanese lesson (my Japanese teacher would laugh her ass off if she knew "I" was trying to teach Japanese ).


OH YEAH.... Cool plane!!!


footfootfoot  Monday Oct 31 10:34 PM

Oh god, I just got salmon thirty salmon. it hurts.

And for another hair splitting semantics lesson:

There is no such thing as "rice wine" Wine is made from fermented fruit, beer is made from fermented grain. 'Sake" as it is called (thanks Izanagi) is actually a still or flat beer. Budweiser is also made from rice and it isn't sake, or wine for that matter. Hell, some would say it isn't really even beer.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 1 01:54 AM

Raw seafood? Why not put two slugs in a revolver, spin the cylinder and suck the barrel.
People...there is absolutely nothing on the menu you can eat that's more dangerous than raw seafood!



wolf  Tuesday Nov 1 01:57 AM

Not since they stopped serving chicken tartar anyway ... And the Orange Julius is a bit worrisome.



Sundae  Tuesday Nov 1 05:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
People...there is absolutely nothing on the menu you can eat that's more dangerous than raw seafood!
........ until you get to dessert:

A finding published in The New England Journal of Medicine said the outbreak of salmonella that affected more than 200,000 was traced to a nationally distributed ice-cream made in Minnesota. It was the largest case of poisoning from a single food source in the United States.



Clodfobble  Tuesday Nov 1 07:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
People...there is absolutely nothing on the menu you can eat that's more dangerous than raw seafood!
If all other factors are equal, yes. But all factors are NOT equal. A $50 sushi dish is far, far more likely to be super-fresh and untainted than a piece of semi-cooked beef at a mid-dollar family dining establishment.


lumberjim  Tuesday Nov 1 07:43 PM

and much healthier. cooking food destroys much of the protien. jinx is convinced that sushi is a very effective hangover remedy. she might be working me, though.



footfootfoot  Tuesday Nov 1 11:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
Not since they stopped serving chicken tartar anyway ...
And not a minute too soon
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
And the Orange Julius is a bit worrisome.
I always thought they were a bit sketchy. Now creamsicles on the other hand...


footfootfoot  Tuesday Nov 1 11:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble
If all other factors are equal, yes. But all factors are NOT equal. A $50 sushi dish is far, far more likely to be super-fresh and untainted than a piece of semi-cooked beef at a mid-dollar family dining establishment.
A Japanese friend of mine gave me some important sushi lessons.
#1 being: If it smells like fish, then it is too old to be sushi. Fresh fish has no fish smell. That fish smell is bacteria getting its game(iness) on.

The other lessons are secret special lessons that invlove the true nature of wasabi.


lumberjim  Wednesday Nov 2 01:32 AM

was this a 'secret special' japanese friend?



Lizsun  Wednesday Nov 2 07:51 AM

Mr. Salmon, do, do, do, do,
Bring me a dream,
Make him the cutest,
that I've ever seen, . . .

smiles,
Liz http://lettingmebe.blogspot.com



tang  Wednesday Nov 2 10:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
They claim they can catch a salmon in Alaska and have it on a plate in a NYC restaurant within 24 hours, fresh not frozen.
In this day of Express, High-priority, Next-day delivery that doesn't sound all that impressive.


Troubleshooter  Wednesday Nov 2 12:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim
...jinx is convinced that sushi is a very effective hangover remedy. she might be working me, though.
I've always found having fish the morning after pepped me right up.


capnhowdy  Wednesday Nov 2 12:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Troubleshooter
I've always found having fish the morning after pepped me right up.
THIS IS TRUE....that's why I have a fishpond in the backyard.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Nov 2 01:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tang
In this day of Express, High-priority, Next-day delivery that doesn't sound all that impressive.
Same day delivery of tonnage is still rare. Caught today and served tomorrow, without freezing, is unusual.


footfootfoot  Wednesday Nov 2 07:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Same day delivery of tonnage is still rare. Caught today and served tomorrow, without freezing, is unusual.
Yeah! Bruce knows what it's all about.
Cattle drives are for weaklings; "oh my back hurts, oh my throat is dry, oh I'm sunburned" "...THREE days in the saddle, you know my body hurts..." man your uncle shoulda shot YOU right then.

Now you herd a school of salmon across the atlantic, through storms and shark attacks and rogue waves to the hungry ports of europe, then you'll know what I'm talking about. That shit is some serious work. There ain't no campfire at the end of the night and cowboy lullabyes, no sir. It's swim or sink.

OK, I've gotta get back to my beverages.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Nov 3 02:37 AM

footfootfoot.....you're not a well man.



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