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(The Local)   World's oldest eel dies in Swedish well. Sadder: As used here, "eel" and "well" are not euphemisms   (thelocal.se ) divider line
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2014-08-08 06:23:22 PM  
I'll have to make hors d'oeuvres for the wake.
 
2014-08-08 06:31:17 PM  
The eel pictured is not the eel in the story. The eel in the story is dead.

Dead? I didn't even know he was eel.
 
2014-08-08 07:05:32 PM  
He eeled over

/sorry... I'll let myself out
 
2014-08-08 07:09:13 PM  
I guess it sputtered out
 
2014-08-08 07:13:49 PM  
He wasn't feeling well.
 
2014-08-08 07:29:34 PM  
What?  Eelwater is delicious.
 
2014-08-08 07:29:34 PM  
Eel's well that ends well?

/got nothing
 
2014-08-08 07:33:35 PM  

aerojockey: What?  Eelwater is delicious.


I don't know, I prefer eel sauce. I really enjoy Unagi; even though you're not supposed to order it, because eels, or whatever.
 
2014-08-08 07:33:52 PM  
Mynd you, eel bites can be pretty nasti
 
2014-08-08 07:34:53 PM  

fusillade762: The eel pictured is not the eel in the story. The eel in the story is dead.

Dead? I didn't even know he was eel.


I love that caption for some reason.
 
2014-08-08 07:35:28 PM  
How did it get boiled?

I'm thinking the other eel ate parts of it myself.
 
2014-08-08 07:35:52 PM  

Gulper Eel: I'll have to make hors d'oeuvres for the wake.


Oh yes.

saumyachopra.info
 
2014-08-08 07:36:14 PM  
Why was the eel in a well and not a Hovercraft?
 
2014-08-08 07:37:57 PM  
When the eel eats the fly and one day it will die, that's a moray.


/also got nothin'
 
2014-08-08 07:39:05 PM  

iheartscotch:  I really enjoy Unagi; even though you're not supposed to order it, because eels, or whatever.


What?

*googles*

Well, shiat. :( I love unagi.
 
2014-08-08 07:40:08 PM  
You know what? fark that 110 year old nameless interloper fark.

/yeah I said it!
 
2014-08-08 07:41:32 PM  
Do you waaaaant... do you waaaaaant... to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?
 
2014-08-08 07:42:03 PM  

b0rg9: When the eel eats the fly and one day it will die, that's a moray.


/also got nothin'


I heard it as

When you swim in the sea and an eel bites your knee, that's a moray.
 
2014-08-08 07:42:10 PM  
His epitaph: I told you I was slick.
 
2014-08-08 07:42:28 PM  

Dragonflew: iheartscotch:  I really enjoy Unagi; even though you're not supposed to order it, because eels, or whatever.

What?

*googles*

Well, shiat. :( I love unagi.


Back to shark fin soup, I guess.
 
2014-08-08 07:42:43 PM  

Dragonflew: iheartscotch:  I really enjoy Unagi; even though you're not supposed to order it, because eels, or whatever.

What?

*googles*

Well, shiat. :( I love unagi.


Yep, you're not supposed to order it because Japanese freshwater eels don't Kawaii Desu often enough.
 
2014-08-08 07:50:29 PM  
Sniggler's delight!

/crossword fan
 
2014-08-08 07:50:43 PM  

Gulper Eel: I'll have to make hors d'oeuvres for the wake.


+10

:)
 
2014-08-08 07:51:10 PM  
I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.
 
2014-08-08 07:51:23 PM  
 
2014-08-08 07:51:27 PM  
That ...and a single fifty year old Japanese man can (and will) consume an entire species if given the chance and rice.
 
2014-08-08 07:51:48 PM  
poor old chordata,
i think your friend was hungry,
you rest in pieces.
 
2014-08-08 07:52:23 PM  
What do you call a slippery downhill skier?

Jean-Claude Eely.

/nothin
 
2014-08-08 07:52:57 PM  

Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.


Zebra mussels processed into eel shapes.
 
2014-08-08 07:53:19 PM  

MooseBayou: Sniggler's delight!

/crossword fan


And a +10 for you, too.

'slippery critter', 3 letters
 
2014-08-08 07:54:44 PM  
Eel be missed.
 
2014-08-08 07:55:17 PM  
Stupid article. How do they KNOW it's the worlds oldest eel? Did they search out every eel on the face of the earth and ask for a birth certificate? And how did he KNOW it was the same eel? Or even when it was born. Might as well believe in god, because someone else says so. I think not. I think, they are full of shiat, and should be disregarded as rumor spreaders and the tellers of tall tales.
 
2014-08-08 07:55:26 PM  

Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.


Try not being a sissy and start enjoying your status at the top of the food chain.
 
2014-08-08 07:55:33 PM  

doobiebrother: poor old chordata,
i think your friend was hungry,
you rest in pieces.


There once was an eel named Methusaleh ...
 
2014-08-08 07:56:38 PM  

jaybeezey: Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.

Try not being a sissy and start enjoying your status at the top of the food chain.


I didn't get a lot of enjoyment when I ate your mom.
 
2014-08-08 07:57:22 PM  

tiiger: Why was the eel in a well and not a Hovercraft?


The hovercraft was full.

/Bouncy bouncy!
 
2014-08-08 08:00:15 PM  
"Amazing that it lived so long. It lived during two world wars."

It would, of course, not have been aware of this, being trapped in a well. Also, being an eel.

Åle the eel is survived by its sea-faring partner, alive and well in the well - but the junior eel is "only" believed to be 110.

How long was it trapped in there with the dead, decomposing pieces of the only friend it has known in 100 years? Also, can we name it Klaus?
 
2014-08-08 08:03:22 PM  

Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.


If you get the right Japanese steak house(my guess would be somewhere in Cali, possibly a family owned place); it's probably the genuine endangered article. Here, it is probably caught more locally. Same thing with wasabi. If you get the right Japanese steak house; it'll be the genuine article. If not, it's green horseradish with a little habanero for that wasabi kick.
 
2014-08-08 08:06:03 PM  

freewill: "Amazing that it lived so long. It lived during two world wars."

It would, of course, not have been aware of this, being trapped in a well. Also, being an eel.

Åle the eel is survived by its sea-faring partner, alive and well in the well - but the junior eel is "only" believed to be 110.

How long was it trapped in there with the dead, decomposing pieces of the only friend it has known in 100 years? Also, can we name it Klaus?


The younger eel probably killed the older eel. Eels are carnivorous. A big part of the diet of eels is smaller/older eels. There's got to be other fish down there for the eels to survive.
 
2014-08-08 08:10:24 PM  

iheartscotch: Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.

If you get the right Japanese steak house(my guess would be somewhere in Cali, possibly a family owned place); it's probably the genuine endangered article. Here, it is probably caught more locally. Same thing with wasabi. If you get the right Japanese steak house; it'll be the genuine article. If not, it's green horseradish with a little habanero for that wasabi kick.


Habanaro is a "tongue hot", wasabi is all "nose hot", I doubt you will find any in wasabi unless it is a specific wasabi/habanero sauce. Wasabi in North America is almost always horseradish, mustard, starch, and colouring. It would be rare to find the real stuff. I ordered some powdered real wasabi once from New Zealand, and the taste was almost identical to the fake stuff.

And thanks, I shall keep eating eel.  And jaybeezey's mom.
 
2014-08-08 08:11:26 PM  

Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from?


Ontario.

England didn't have enough eels to make the traditional eel pie for the Queen's Jubilee. They had to use Great Lakes lampreys.

End of centuries-old tradition as shortage of Severn lamprey eels means Queen's Jubilee pie will be made using Canadian fish
 
2014-08-08 08:14:11 PM  

Dragonflew: Gulper Eel: I'll have to make hors d'oeuvres for the wake.

Oh yes.

[saumyachopra.info image 640x430]


WTF would you combine that with rice and seaweed?

Whoever did that probably puts ketchup on steak.
 
2014-08-08 08:17:08 PM  
I like freshwater eel on my sushi, but not that old.
 
2014-08-08 08:17:26 PM  

spawn73: Dragonflew: Gulper Eel: I'll have to make hors d'oeuvres for the wake.

Oh yes.

[saumyachopra.info image 640x430]

WTF would you combine that with rice and seaweed?

Whoever did that probably puts ketchup on steak.


Because that is the way unagi is eaten almost 100% of the time?  Rice and seaweed don't "erase the taste" like ketchup on a steak.
 
2014-08-08 08:18:03 PM  
The Lambton Worm had a Swedish cousin?
 
2014-08-08 08:19:03 PM  

Dragonflew: jaybeezey: Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.

Try not being a sissy and start enjoying your status at the top of the food chain.

I didn't get a lot of enjoyment when I ate your mom.


With some fava beans and a nice chianti?
 
2014-08-08 08:22:38 PM  

Dragonflew: I live in Ontario, Canada. When I order sushi, where would my eel come from? Could it be a non-endangered eel? I really want to keep eating it without guilt.


I don't know, but I used to see them all the time when I was a kid...and not since. I would hope they're not wild.
Creepy beasts. Somewhat tasty. FIght like mad when you hook them.
 
2014-08-08 08:32:21 PM  

Dragonflew: spawn73: Dragonflew: Gulper Eel: I'll have to make hors d'oeuvres for the wake.

Oh yes.

[saumyachopra.info image 640x430]

WTF would you combine that with rice and seaweed?

Whoever did that probably puts ketchup on steak.

Because that is the way unagi is eaten almost 100% of the time?  Rice and seaweed don't "erase the taste" like ketchup on a steak.


I thought it looked like the eel from the story:

ie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_eel

Which you would not eat like that.
 
2014-08-08 08:32:35 PM  

TheOther: The Lambton Worm had a Swedish cousin?


Great reference!
 
2014-08-08 08:32:41 PM  

TheOther: The Lambton Worm had a Swedish cousin?



And a hit song, adapted for artistic reasons (or alchohol) to The Dampton Worm. in Lair of the White Worm.
 
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