Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fish and newspapers

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This poor guy was staring at me, at eye level, at Mahane Yehuda market.

The fishmonger even has his own card, David Dagim Ltd. [dagim = fish].
There are many fish sellers in the shuk but David seems to be the favorite.
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Look at those newspapers hanging on a hook and remember what they always say about yesterday's newspaper: It's only good for wrapping dead fish.
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11 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Mr Dagim's fish has a kind of half smile on his big pink lips.

Robin said...

Oh man, warn me next time before you do something like that LOL. I am SO not a fish person, and fish heads are particularly banned from even entering my house, so this one came as quite a shock to the ole system...

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cieldequimper said...

Used to be for fish and chips in England too. Not anymore.

Boy is that a beauty. :-)

Dina said...

Dear friend Robin, I'm sorry, forgive me.
I never buy fresh fish. Especially not with this one staring at me on the counter.

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Chuck Pefley said...

Hah! I'd not want to meet this guy anywhere than in a very hot oven!

Pietro said...

That fish head is so worrying.
Good post, Dina.

VP said...

A fishmongers with a business card, I am not sure if ours are up to date!
For some newspapers you don't even have to wait the following day...

Hels said...

There is a magic connection between fish and newspapers :) Back in the bad old days the only fast food available in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and probably every other British nation were
FISH AND CHIPS!
And how did we buy them from the shop? In old newspapers!

Kay said...

I wonder what kind of fish that is. It's huge!

Francisca said...

Wow, the Cantonese would go wild over that fish head! I wish not only the newspaper, but its contents too were left to wrap dead fish... and hence allow us to move on. We - as in all humans - don't seem to want to learn from our historical mistakes anyway! :-D

[Dina, I think the blue on this Mongolian family's goat horns is to identify them. Better than branding, I'd say.]