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First today, more Facebook “friendly fire” from Sammy Sam up Big Pine Key Way. Sammy is the Direct TV guy in that area. Lots of people around there view him as their lifeline to the world and the stars. Read that literally and spiritually.
C.T. is www.bigpinekey.com’s Coconut Telegraph’s popular moan and praise blog, Sloan and angels excerpts from which led off yesterday’s conjugating sense and senseless in the Key West mayor’s race post at www.goodmorningkeywest.com.
Here is the Facebook thread started by the Craig Cates backer, whom I mentioned briefly in my reply to Sammy Sam.
When I tried to open that thread this morning, to reply to Tom Theisen’s last comment, the thread was not there. Maybe Mark defriended me? Maybe he took the thread down because he agreed, if I am irrelevant, it would not occur to him to give me the time of day? Maybe he didn’t want any of his Facebook friends seeing the thread? Whatever, I saved the thread as it developed, just in case it disappeared like when Mark bonked Margaret Romero and me on Facebook during Pirate Radio’s mayor debate, and I asked Mark in that thread, did Jack Smith, one of his bosses at Pirate Radio, know what Mark was doing online while the debate was in progress?
Banter yesterday with Jerry Weinstock, M.D., Psychiatry, retired, playing off the redneck fishing tournament part of yesterday’s conjugating sense and senseless in the Key West mayor’s race post at goodmorningkeywest.com.
Sloan: my grandmother, who I had a fond relationship
with,— made-all kinds of great food including breads and
Gefilte-fish which was delicious with beet horseradish;
one of the main components in this combination fish burger
was Carp—usually from Lake Michingan –when it was still
quite clean—i have heard a lot about the jumping Carp;
do you know anything about their edibility ??
[better than discussing corrupt politics.] have a great day !!
(going out to get some lobster)…..Jerry
I have seen rolling carp on Alabama rivers and dammed-up lakes fed by same. I have seen boats cause carp to jump, but nothing like in the photo. Transplanted European carp. Later, Asian carp were introduced, I think because it was believed they would eat algae but could not reproduce in American waters.
I think in the south, rural people eat carp, probably smoked.
I was in Zabar’s Deli in NY City once, at the meat counter, with various fish on display. A few smoked fishes. One called “Sable”. I asked the fellow behind the counter what Sable really was? He gave me a look. I said I was a fisherman, there is no such fish named Sable, but there is an African antelope by that name. He leaned over and whispered, “carp”. I smiled, said I had figured as much. Was it good? He said he sold a lot of it. I was there to get stuff for a meal we were having with a friend on Long Island, as I recall. I told the fellow to wrap me up 2 pounds. It was quite good.
Carp is widely eaten in Europe and Asia. A cold river and cold lake fish, it changes somewhat when put into warmer American rivers and lakes. Becomes a trash fish. A nuisance. It’s in all Alabama rivers and streams, as far as I know. Rural people much prefer native “ancient” fish, such as catfish (numerous varieties), drum, bowfin and grinnel, but, as I said, I believe they smoke and eat carp. I never heard of anyone eating a garfish. I loved bluegill and shellcracker bream, and crappie. Caught and ate heaps of them. Bass were not as tasty. Don’t care much for catfish.
Of sea fish, I prefer wahoo, snook, pompano, scamp (a grouper variety), dolphin, mutton snapper, cubera snapper, mangrove snapper, red snapper, trigger fish, parrot fish, and king mackerel. Fresh fried mullet ain’t bad, either. Smoked mullet tasty, too.
On my gravestone could be chiseled:
and ate carp.
Ooops, I’m gonna be cremated and my ashes sprinkled in various strategic parts of Keys coastal waters. The ashes, mixed with natural saltwater, will create a homeopathic remedy of heretofore unknown and unpredictable consequences, spread hither and yonder by wind and sea currents. Ghost Tours might take on an entirely new meaning down this way.
Sloan: enjoyed your message—-my grandmother’s gefilte fish was delicious
at least half from Carp—and a little of whatever they had in those days even lake trout were cheap before the lamprey invasion. Some lake trout added also delicious.
Now let me tell you what Sable-fish really is: the other name is Black Cod;
considered the TOP food fish on the planet—it has—by far–the largest % of OMEGA 3 which will clean out your coronaries post haste–more omega than King Salmon which is also top of the line for Salmon.
It is caught in frigid cold water “deep” in the Bering Sea—we import it overnight–from Alaska—we can get the whole fish or fillets or 1 lb packages all vacuum packed—–we have it probably twice a week cooked by our trained private chefs at china garden searstown. It fries in its own oil —
I have it grilled; the delicatessens who are on the ball sell it to people in the know in NY and Chicago–one quarter (1/4) pound can sell for $25 .00. usually smoked—the collars behind the head we got free and shipped them back —unbelievable good — the Chinese here order it hundreds of pounds whole fish.
We will treat you some evening to sable fish.
We don’t usually eat until around 9 PM. just say the word.
Yum, tell me when, I’ll be there
Dang, I know there have to be people who are scratching their noggin’s over Key West’s psychiatrist emeritus and his lovely wife Donna inviting the fellow Ryno described into their home for sable fish. Besides a full private practice, Jerry told me he was the school district’s psychiatrist and he treated every writer in Key West. The only enemies he knew he made were people he could not give an appointment to see him, because he was so booked up.
Several times I have told Jerry he’s going to get a reputation if he keeps being seen in public with me.
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