Monday, January 25th, 2010
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We Are All Blobfish

Cheer up, it might not happen
Will overfishing lead to the extinction of "the world's most miserable-looking fish"? Experts say yes. I have no idea, personally, I just wanted to put this picture up. Look at that blobfish! Does he not share exactly the expression you've made several times already today? Or is your mood more like this?

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theheckle (#621)

The Face of Boe!

YES! (It is sad because it's immortal.)

rj77 (#210)

LIKES THIS.

mathnet (#27)

Stardust. Ziggy Stardust.

HiredGoons (#603)

Just 'Ziggy.'

iplaudius (#1,066)

Bukkake Ziggy?

mathnet (#27)

No, yeah! "A 1989 strip revealed Ziggy's last name is Stardust, a reference to the 1972 David Bowie album."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggy_(comic_strip)

HiredGoons (#603)

You just blew my mind.

HiredGoons (#603)

"Ziggy is a small, bald, pants-less, barefoot, almost featureless character "

Sounds about right.

cherrispryte (#444)

I am both disgusted and desperately wanting to poke it.

rj77 (#210)

With a finger or stick?

Do you want to hear the squish or actually feel it?

I'm betting it's a bit like a flan: squishy on the outside, but firmer as you poke harder. Oh my God, we need a blobfish Jell-o mold! Internet, please make me one.

cherrispryte (#444)

Finger. Always use your finger. I want to know if it's slimy or smooth, and if it's squishy or firm. And I want to poke its nose, just for fun. But not in a mean way.

garge (#736)

@Gef, I can do you a custom job, but I can't promise that it will be BPA-free

rj77 (#210)

@cherrispryte Which means the poke should be accompanied by a 'boop' noise.

@garge: Hell, by this point I doubt I qualify as BPA-free, so, yeah, it's a deal!

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Somebody's got a case of the Mondays! (And the rainy Mondays to boot!!)

lizp (#1,347)

I have been inflicting this exact photo of the blobfish on people for years. Years! God, I love him. Especially that little crab claw or whatever it is hanging out of the left side of his mouth.

hazmathilda (#839)

That claw is what I hate the most!

Bittersweet (#765)

Same here. The drooling phlegm is just overkill.

crookedE (#1,817)

me too! oh, the beady eyes.

dado (#102)

The only thing that fish needs is a cigar.

… to be the best Dick Tracy villain ever.

mathnet (#27)

Maybe he has 1725 clams!

El Matardillo (#586)

Karl Rove is looking pretty good these days!

ecgroom (#570)

Clearly, one of G-d's cruel jokes.

sox (#652)

Well, yes, this is a good illustration of my day. But I just discovered I've accidentally been drinking DECAF so I'm hoping for a fast turnaround now that I've remedied the problem.

kneetoe (#1,881)

All he's ever wanted is extinction, and yet DO-GOODERS KEEP SETTING ASIDE DEEP SEA PRESERVES AND BANNING BOTTOM TRAWLERS!!!

iplaudius (#1,066)

Are you sure that isn't the provolone-smothered blobfish?

HiredGoons (#603)

'The Sculpture of Dorian Gray'

cherrispryte (#444)

Is this what a live one looks like? Are they less grumpy/blobby when swimming? Seven pages of Google Image Search have not turned up any useful information.

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Everything tastes good fried. I'd give it a go.

HiredGoons (#603)

Yes, with a little tartar sauce and some cole slaw.

I want to know who snuck the name "blobfish" by the science people.

He looks like my freshman English teacher. Her name was Odelia. And that crab claw hanging out of the side of her mouth – definitely human.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Pixar needs to make this guy a star. I will see it 1000 times. Like Eeyore for the next generation.

Lieberman. Senator Joe Lieberman.

6h057 (#1,914)

For a second there I thought the Awl was turning into http://planettampon.tumblr.com

raincoaster (#628)

A little respect, please! That fish has a name: he is not just any old blob fish! He is Mister Blobby!

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