Monday, November 17, 2008

Episode 563

Read the comic here.

The Fish-On-A-Stick is a part from the new 2009 Pirates line. I found a few of the smaller sets at Toys R Us on Sunday morning. As you can see, I couldn't wait to incorporate it into the strip. Because, come on, fish on a stick!

For my non-American readers, the State Fairs in the US have a history of producing a varitey of "foods on sticks" for the fairgoers to enjoy. I've seen everything from corn to pizza to, yes, fish.

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Blogger Ian said...

The pinnacle of the food-on-a-stick phenomenon (aside from Jose, the Jalapeno on a Steeck), has to be the battered, deep-fried Twinkie.

I have grand mal heart palpitations just thinking about one.

November 17, 2008 8:46 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Down in Texas, instead of being on a stick, everything is fired. Oreos, Cookie dough, bacon, you name it, somebody probably fried it.

I am Jose Jalapeno...on a steeck.

November 17, 2008 9:22 AM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...

Ian, Nick:

I'm waiting for a chance to try the deep-fried coke-a-cola.

Nick, the fairs I've been to have been about a 60/90 mix on Stick vs Fried - over half the food on a stick but almost all of it fried.

But there's nothing funny about fried fish by itself. ;)

And for those of you not getting the Jose refrences:
(But avoid the Xmas album. It's lame.)

November 17, 2008 9:35 AM  
Blogger Uncle Servo said...

I'm glad I wasn't the only one reminded on Jose, the Jalapeno "on a steek." I've seen him a few times live... hilarious!

And Nick -- I have never been so nauseated in my whole life as the time I had a SNICKERS that had been deep fat fried. And where was it? At a county fair. Oy.

November 17, 2008 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Katie said...

The Iowa State Fair has everything you could imagine on a stick. This year there were claims of Salad on a Stick, I couldn't find the actual booth though. I settled for a nice fried cheese on a stick, though I was tempted by the fried pickle on a stick at the next booth. Thank God the state fair only comes once a year!

November 17, 2008 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Cat said...

Isn't it great that I am eating sushi while reading this?

Not on a stick, though.

November 17, 2008 1:20 PM  
Blogger TK1420 said...


Ditto on the "fried snickers on a stick". Kinda looks like fried poo. Bleh.

As my grandfather would've said, I had it "twice at the same time- First AND last" at the South Plains Panhandle Fair in Lubbock, Texas.

Nick, you called it on the everything being friend here in Texas.

Between here and the S-Team blog, I'm on a roll for verification words today. Here I have: "undie"

Not sure whether that is "to come back to life", or shorthand for underwear.

November 17, 2008 1:33 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

It means coming back to life, Stephan Pastis says so.

November 17, 2008 5:07 PM  
Blogger Zacknut said...

Just ran out, much to my mom's protest, to grab one! Pirates are back!!

November 17, 2008 6:18 PM  
Blogger Geoffrey said...

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to fry ice-cream. Although you have to be careful the pan doesn't get too hot.

Not sure it works for deep-fry, I believe the deep-frier would be at too high a temperature for it to work.

I'm not sure how we ended up discussing deep-fried food from sushi. Sushi is cooked rice with strips of vegetable or raw fish product rolled around or pressed into the center of it.

November 17, 2008 8:36 PM  
Blogger Baron said...

Nice idea. Like the usage of the new fish on a stick idea. Although, I personally think you should bring back colada, pineapple man. Still, without him, your daily comics RULE!!!

November 17, 2008 11:55 PM  

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