Posts Tagged ‘Fish’

More Amazing See Through Animals

June 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

Apparently frogs are not the only animal that nature has seen fit to make see through.    The barrel eye, or spookfish, is another one of nature’s see through wonders.  These fish can be found in the deep dark waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.    They have large protruding eyes which are encased in a transparent dome of soft flesh.   Presumably the transparent dome helps improve the fish’s vision in the dark depths of the ocean by providing the eyes more light.    The fish can direct their vision upwards toward the faintest light in order to spot the shape of prey. It is about 10 inches long and has an elaborate fin structure, luminescent organs, and a transparent to translucent head. The light emanating from the barrel-eye tends to confuse predators, making it difficult for them to see it as a fish. Little is known about the number of barrel-eyes still in existence.

Better to See You With My Dear

Better to See You With My Dear

Am I Spooky?

Am I Spooky?

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham Ten


And Apparently You Can Assault People With Fish

May 12, 2009 1 comment

Hai Again,

After putting up the last post I thought I remembered hearing a story about an actual assault with a fish.  On a whim I looked it up.  Here it is.

Assault with fish lands man in jail

June 3, 2008 12:15 am




A series of incidents involving a fish and his own private parts landed a Fredericksburg man in jail Sunday, police said.

City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the suspect’s troubles started Saturday about 8:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on Dixon Street.

Three people were at the gas pumps when the suspect entered the store. The witnesses said they noticed the suspect because he was singing very loudly.

A 40-year-old man was looking at the suspect when he came out of the store still being loud. This caught the attention of the suspect, who picked up a rock and hit the man in the neck.

Bledsoe said the man’s 32-year-old friend then got out of the car and confronted the suspect about throwing the rock. The suspect grabbed a fish out of his car and hit the friend in the face with it.

The suspect threw a beer bottle onto the vehicle at the gas pump, which belonged to the fish victim’s girlfriend. Witnesses said he dropped his pants and flashed his private parts to all three.

The suspect, who the victims said they didn’t know, drove off before police arrived. But Bledsoe said police got a photo from the store’s security camera and took it around the neighborhood.

Residents identified the suspect as 21-year-old Marcellus Coleman. On Sunday, police got a tip that Coleman was in an abandoned house on Myrick Street.

Police found him there and took him into custody. Bledsoe said that as Coleman was being led to the police cruiser, he spit on a resident who he apparently believed informed police of his whereabouts. The spitting led to an assault charge.

Coleman was also charged with malicious wounding, destruction of property and indecent exposure. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Wow, this story has it all: fish assault, rock throwing, private parts being indecently exposed, and spitting.  What more could you ask for?

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham 10

Kids Write the Darndest Things

May 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

In addition to teaching Social Studies and Theater I also use my legal education to teach a youth law class.  In response to a test question about assault, a student wrote the following answer:

Yes. Assault has occurred cause Micheal walked torward John with his fish up shadning it …

I don’t remember mentioning fish in my lecture, but maybe I forgot.  And, I am not at all sure what shadning is.  It apparently has something to do with assaulting people with fish.  You learn something new every day.

Assault in the 1st Degree

Assault in the Fish Degree

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham 10