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Samizdata quote of the day

Do you wonder that fish spoil when wrapped in the Guardian?

– Samizdata commenter RRS

9 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Paul Marks

    It is vile enough.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    Everything has some good use! What is the Guardian good for? Can anyone think of a good use?

  • For a few days, we had custody of a crow. It constantly crapped, and the crap stank. Thus we regularly changed the newspaper lining the bottom of the (large) cage. The Guardian would be every bit as good at that as the Star Tribune was.

  • RRS

    I am reminded of an old George Burns and Tallulah Bankhead routine in which Fred said of a newspaper:

    “When you put that paper in the bottom of the birdcage, the poor bird was constipated for three days until I took it out.”

  • RAB

    Can anyone think of a good use?

    Cut into squares and hanging from a nail behind the bog door. Course you have to be stupid enough to buy it first, and you end up doing the Black Bottom… as the print comes off. Apologies in advance Alisa. 😉

  • Oh come on RAB, you forgot where I grew up, I see:-O

  • Stonyground

    Could it be that all the rules and regulations that, over the years, have been created for our own protection, can be traced back to the moment when it was decided that wrapping Fish & Chips in old newspapers was unhiegenic? How many deaths or serious illnesses had been caused by the old newspaper menace?

  • RAB

    No I hadn’t forgotten Alisa, it’s just you took exception to one of my scatalogical comments on a previous thread. 🙂

    Actually newspaper, if fresh i.e. a day or so old, is very hygenic. It has been cauterized by the printing process; Hot metal and all that. Oh and your own spit applied to a cut or graze helps healing because it contains natural antiseptics.

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    Of course, we could be blaming the wrong target. If you send a young fish to the wrong school, where he learns fancy ways, he’ll be spoiled rotten even before you catch him! I blame the parents.