Jul 09 2014

Must be what the Rapture would be like

The poor fish just goes yoink, and none of the others even notice.



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  1. 1
    PZ Myers

    Looks like Perca fluviatilis to me.

  2. 2

    It’s the Jesus fish!

  3. 3

    Now a Darwin fish would have been skeptical of that lure.

  4. 4

    Looks like a soon-to-be dinner entree to me.

  5. 5

    I’m just thankful that that fish wasn’t operating heavy machinery at the time.

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    Pan-frying a yoinked fish in butter and herbs with MUSHROOMS! works, but pan-frying a yoinked xian? Roasting or a session in a slow cooker sounds more promising… (Anyone happen to know teh great sky faeries’s recipes for yoinked xians?)

    And the traditional xian munchers, the lions, traditionally pounce on them live. A yoinked xian might not be to their taste, and certainly isn’t as entertaining.

  7. 7

    Hey, I think I recognise what that poor creature swallowed just before The Rapture took it. It was one of these, wasn’t it?:


  8. 8

    The Bible… It’s a cookbook!

  9. 9

    More of a “didn’t see nothing” rather than no one noticing – that fish in the center seemed to think that yoinking wasn’t anything it wanted to be seen near.

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  11. 11

    OMG – crackers is people!

  12. 12
    Chris J

    Wow, I thought the “yoink” was at the yellow fish being eaten, and that the big fish just decided to do a back flip afterwards in celebration of a meal.

    Didn’t even see that the yellow fish was a lure. Now everything makes sense.

  13. 13

    And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

    So THAT’s what that was talking about.

  14. 14
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    but pan-frying a yoinked xian?

    Only Franciscans.


    I would not want to be raptured while driving. or at home. or anywhere else with a foor. Going through the roof of my car would hurt like hell.

  15. 15
    Weedless Monkey

    Pan, butter, salt, be careful not to overcook it. Perch is delicious and delicate (much like zander (Sander lucioperca(lit. pike-perch))), and you wouldn’t want to mess with it too much with herbs and MUSHROOMS!.

    They can go in another pan for sides or a sauce.

  16. 16

    Speaking of fish, billions and billions of anchovy massed off the coast of California yesterday.

  17. 17
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Speaking of fish, billions and billions of anchovy massed off the coast of California yesterday.

    Anchovy, onion and garlic pizza with a Caesar Salad?

  18. 18
    Marcus Ranum

    .. except that this actually happens!

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    Nick Gotts

    billions and billions of anchovy massed off the coast of California yesterday. – carlie@17

    Protesting acidification maybe?

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    Actually, the bait for the rapture is much less substantial.


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    I’m glad that someone pointed out it was a lure; I was thinking it was a clever bit of photoshopping or CGI, because fish just don’t swim like that.

    It’s the anchovy woodstock!

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    @ carlie:

    Wow. So many fishies! Awesome pictures, thanks for linking it.

  23. 23
    Rawnaeris, Lulu Cthulhu

    @barbaz, you beat me to it!

  24. 24
    PZ Myers

    Look close. You can also see the fishing line.

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    Sigh. I must be playing too many video games.
    My first thought was: What, no. There’d be more blood, more screaming and more yelling about Ayn Rand.
    So, uhm. I guess it’s about that other Rapture thingy instead.

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    I have this image of the famed rapture comic image

    With the next panel extended as they rise through the clouds and obviously wet, some shivering.
    Then they rise higher and some are gasping for breath …
    Higher and into space where pretty obviously they’re all dead
    Flash back to earth where people indoors are being beaten against ceilings, crashing into I-beams or passing through high tension cables
    Next panel headlined “And earth gains a ring like Saturn!” with a disembodied voice saying

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