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(Yahoo)   Chicago builds new hotel... exclusively for fish. Abe Vigoda unavailable for comment.   ( divider line
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5440 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Aug 2005 at 2:10 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-08-07 09:54:12 AM  
I guess the bodies of those who opposed the mob weren't attractive enough for the fish.
2005-08-07 10:16:49 AM  
2005-08-07 10:21:01 AM  
I think its a good idea, but there will be rednecks fishing in them.

/rednecks are like meth. EVERYWHERE
2005-08-07 10:25:38 AM  
As long as my daddy and my uncle can still go perching on the Lake, you will get no argument from my family.

//hey, it keeps them out of trouble
///dammit, now i want perch and eggs for breakfast
2005-08-07 02:15:43 PM  
Abe Vigoda?
2005-08-07 02:18:27 PM  
GimpyNip: Abe Vigoda?

He's related to Abe Froeman, who also lives in Chicago.

/First thing I thought of.
2005-08-07 02:18:50 PM  
2005-08-07 02:19:27 PM  
There's a lesbian joke in there somewhere.

/never hesitates to make fun of herself
2005-08-07 02:19:57 PM  
Kip Adotta would of been better for comment:

Wet Dream by Kip Adotta:

It was April the 41st, it being a quadruple leap year and I was driving in downtown Atlantis. My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray, and it was over-heating. So, I pulled into a Shell station. They said I'd blown a seal. I said, "Fix the damned thing, and leave my private life out of it, okay pal?"

While they were doing that, I went across the street to the Oyster Bar - a real dive. But I knew the owner. He used to play for the Dolphins. I said, "Hi, Gil!" (You have to yell, he's hard of herring.)

Gil was also down on his luck. Fact is, he was barely keeping his head below water. I bellied up to the sandbar. He poured me the usual Rusty Snail, hold the grunion, shaken, not stirred. With a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich on the side, heavy on the mako. I slipped him a fin, on porpoise. I was eeling good! I even dropped a sand-dollar in the box for Jerry's squids... for the Halibut.

Well, the place was crowded. We were packed in like sardines. They were all there to listen to the Big Band sound of Tommy Dorsal. What sole. Tommy was rocking the place with a very popular tuna: "Salmon-chanted Evening." And the stage was surrounded by screaming groupers, probably there to see the bass player.

One of them was this cute little yellow-tail, and she's giving me the eye! So I figure this is my chance for a little fun. You know, a piece of Pisces. But she said things I just couldn't fathom. She was too deep. She seemed to be under a lot of pressure. And, boy, could she drink! She drank like a... well, she drank a lot. I said, "What's your sign?" She said, "Aquarium." I said, "Great! Lets get tanked!"

I invited her up to my place for a little midnight bait. I said, "Come on, baby, it'll only take a few minnows." She threw me that same old line, "Not tonight. I got a haddock." And she wasn't kidding, either, 'cause in came the biggest, meanest looking haddock I'd ever seen come down the pike. He was covered with mussels. He came over to me and said, "Listen, shrimp, don't ya come trolling around here." What a crab! This guy was steamed. I could see the anchor in his eyes. I turned to him. I said, "Abalone. You're just being shellfish."

Well, I knew there was going to be trouble, and so did Gil, 'cause he was already on the phone to the cods. The haddock hits me with a sucker punch. I catch him with a left hook. He eels over. It was a fluke. But there he was, lying on the deck, flat as a mackerel. Kelpless. I said, "Forget the Cods, Gil. This guy's gonna need a sturgeon."

Well, the yellow-tail was impressed with the way I landed her boyfriend. She came over to me. She said, "Hey, big boy, you're really a game fish. What's your name?" I said, "Marlin."

Well, from then on we had a whale of a time. I took her to dinner. I took her to dance. I bought her a bouquet of flounders. And then I went home with her. And what did I get for my trouble? A case of the clams.

2005-08-07 02:24:09 PM  
I...don't get it.
2005-08-07 02:25:38 PM  

I...don't get it.

Your just a lousy Schmuck anyway ;)
2005-08-07 02:28:20 PM  
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2005-08-07 02:34:47 PM  
What's this about Abe Bagota?
2005-08-07 02:34:56 PM  
2005-08-07 02:41:00 PM  
I feel bad for the kids on Fark who have no idea what the Fish reference is....

How about: Barney Miller unavailable for comment?
2005-08-07 02:42:09 PM  
GIS for Abe Vigoda
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2005-08-07 02:42:59 PM  

I feel bad for the kids on Fark who have no idea what the Fish reference is....

How about: Barney Miller unavailable for comment?

They wouldn't get that either....
2005-08-07 02:46:36 PM  
firefox has an abe vigoda extension....
2005-08-07 02:48:16 PM
2005-08-07 02:49:48 PM  
I think Abe is the current holder of the "Just Die Already!" Cup, previously held by Bob Hope.
2005-08-07 02:51:24 PM  
Well, that IS why they call them cliches, after all. You get beaten over the head with them.
2005-08-07 02:55:50 PM  
Can someone explain to a newer farker, just what the appeal to Abe Vigoda is anyway?

I'm not interested in the "There is no need for an explaination - Abe is the man" and similar posts.
2005-08-07 03:02:13 PM  
ayerish: Can someone explain to a newer farker, just what the appeal to Abe Vigoda is anyway?

It all stems from that song by the Knack that goes "duh dah dunna DAH duh dah dunna DAH duh dah duh dah AAAAABE ViGOdah!"
2005-08-07 03:23:55 PM  
Xehirut, Thanks for the memories.
2005-08-07 03:38:15 PM  
He played the best character on the best TV show ever.
2005-08-07 03:39:55 PM  

No problem. :)
2005-08-07 03:55:06 PM  
Abe Vigoda is dead! Don't you people know anything??
2005-08-07 05:22:26 PM  
I don't know, something smells fishy about all this
2005-08-07 07:31:25 PM  
Abe's name came up in an interview the other day. I was interviewing Abe Vigoda's cousin for a job.

/Dull existence, I know
//Cousins are cool
2005-08-07 08:58:36 PM  
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Can you get me off the hook Tom? For old time's sake?
2005-08-07 10:22:43 PM  
How about a "COOL" tag?
2005-08-07 11:16:30 PM  
Room for one, please.

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2005-08-07 11:47:55 PM  
ayerish: Can someone explain to a newer farker, just what the appeal to Abe Vigoda is anyway?

On the 70's sitcom Barney Miller he played an aging and decrepid cop nick-named Fish (he was already ancient THEN). 99% of the jokes involving him had to do with flatulance or other bodily waste expelling functions, hence the draw for millions of caa-caa-poo-poo giggling adolescents for decades to come.
2005-08-07 11:49:59 PM  
For some reason, D-Liver's picture reminded me of Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat.

"In Kazakhstan, 'Bush' is the hair around the 'test-satchels'" and "'Barbara', is like to eat"
2005-08-08 12:01:34 AM  
I showed this article to my roommate, who works at the Shedd Aquarium. He wasn't immediately familiar with the project, but he commented that it's not unusual for cities to build artificial habitats for local fish species. He got a kick out of jonboon's response, being a big Star Wars fan himself.

The Chicago River, while far from ideal, is one of our big environmental success stories. All sources tend to believe it's getting cleaner all the time, and many species are returning to it. Former mayor Richard J. Daley once said that he would like to see the day when a man can sit on the banks of the river during lunch with a bottle of beer and a fishing pole and be able to catch dinner. Not very likely until they repeal the laws prohibiting open alcohol. Not very likely indeed.
2005-08-08 02:10:44 AM  
recycled PS - unorthodox birth control

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2005-08-08 01:16:58 PM  
Nice, but reference likely understood by even fewer than the Abe reference. Wonder what the average Farker age is, gotta be under 25.
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