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Would you prefer Lamprey as 'mainstream' or 'underground'?
Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-04-02 12:04 pm   Permalink

Boudreaux told Thibodeaux he was having trouble selling his truck, with 200,000 miles on it, for $1,500.

Thibodeaux advised him to set the odometer back to 50,000 miles to make it easier to sell. A few days later, Thibodeaux asked Boudreaux if he had sold his truck.

“No,” replied Boudreaux, “I decided to keep it. It has only 50,000 miles on it.”


 
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MachTiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-03-09 2:49 pm   Permalink

From the "San Diego Union Tribune" March 8, 2006:

The unloved but now less lonely lamprey

Pity the poor lamprey, an eellike, parasitic fish that latches onto larger fish and marine mammals using a mouthful of sharp, toothy structures, then proceeds to suck out blood and bodily tissues.

Picture a leech longer than your forearm, with a mouth that looks like a giant rasp. That's a lamprey.

Biologists had long thought the lamprey – along with its also jawless cousin, the hagfish – were distinctly ancient and distant creatures, that they had taken a different evolutionary road from other animals with backbones.

But scientists at the University of Florida say they've identified a protein essential to constructing lamprey cartilage. It's collagen, the same molecule found in all vertebrates with backbones and jaws, including humans.

“It was thought collagen was a relatively recent invention in vertebrate evolution that unites us with reptiles, amphibians, sharks and bony fishes, while the lamprey skeleton was based on quite different proteins,” said Martin Cole, a developmental biologist. “Knowing that lampreys also use collagen to build their skeletons makes sense. Lampreys and jawed vertebrates inherited the same genetic program for skeletal development from our common ancestor.”

Put another way, this news means lampreys aren't quite as different from people as we once thought. Or maybe hoped.


Looks like they may be going mainstream.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2006-03-09 4:01 pm   Permalink

The Lamprey's a lot like an eel,
It cannot do curtsies or kneel.
But just to be fair a
lamprey wouldn't ditch Farrah
Fawcett, like Ryan Oneal
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tikifish
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Posted: 2006-03-10 12:56 pm   Permalink

Lampreys of Lake Ontario
Unlike the Lobster, are not hairy-o
They come up fumunda
When they hear a clap of thunda
And poop all over your stereo.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2006-03-10 4:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-03-10 12:56, tikifish wrote:
And poop all over your stereo.



A jihad on your lamprey!

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Hungry lamprey, he swim to Taipei
Where the Empress have blood of Type-A
In the fight that ensue, She
Turn him into some sushi,
But he say, "That's the price that I pay".
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purple jade
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Posted: 2006-03-10 4:13 pm   Permalink

Lamprey, eel-like fish
Has beginnings of backbone
Unlike some people


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2006-03-10 4:19 pm   Permalink

Ahhh.

Lamprey Haiku

The lonely poem of the lamprey.


 
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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2006-03-10 4:35 pm   Permalink

Lamprey, grotesque beast
Sucks more than he even knows
Just as gawd made him


 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2006-03-20 2:33 pm   Permalink



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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-09-22 10:57 am   Permalink

I hate lampreys.
And hagfish.
Actually, I hate hags of all kinds, human and fish.

There. I said it. Now I feel better.
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procinema29
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2006-10-12 07:39 am   Permalink

For many years I have been fascinated by lampreys....I remember writing a song called "We Are The Lampreys" with a buddy back in the 80's.

What I want to know is, do people really eat lampreys or is that a joke?

I saw a preserved one once (preserved in formaldehyde), and it did actually look like those Japanese pickled eggplant, kinda purple and leathery.


 
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Beatnikine
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Posted: 2006-11-04 09:51 am   Permalink

A lamprey food fact (and warning) from the site: whatscookingamerica.net/history

Most royal families of England were particularly fond of lampreys, as it was considered a delicacy at the English Courts. The tradition was for the people to present the monarch with a lamprey pie every Christmas.

King Henry I (1068-1135) of England was known for his lust of eating the lamprey and is reported to have died from a "surfeit of lampreys," as the chronicles said, although most historians believe that he died from food poisoning.



 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2010-04-01 06:14 am   Permalink

on a day like today, remember what tiki is all really about: lampreys.

 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-04-01 10:02 am   Permalink

And it's a traditional Maori delicacy:
http://maorilifestyles.blogspot.com/2009/04/traditional-delicacy.html








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Brice
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Posted: 2010-04-01 10:43 am   Permalink

Thought we were talking about the other Lamprey...Zane!...still a weird creature!



 
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