Obama Sushi, Soon, no more giant rainbow rolls and inflated unagi

By | September 6, 2009

Dig this Obama sushi? On the serious side, we’ve got a world wide sushi problem… I like what Mark Morford had to say here about the fact that we are dangerously close to running out of fish because we have depleted the oceans:

It won’t be long now, they say, until we simply won’t have any of the essential, large predator fish left — all those salmon, tuna, swordfish, Atlantic halibut, even on down to wild shrimp and eel, et al — all those once-plentiful, tasty staples that we’ve been wolfing down like they were so many pizza logs and Taco Supremes to feed America’s increasingly voracious appetite for giant, cheap nigiri and sushi rolls the size of a child’s arm.

… you can’t help but feel like we’re playing some giant, sadomasochistic game of chicken with the planet, pushing the boundaries and messing with the systems and dismantling the building blocks just to see how much we can get away with, what sort of punishment we can self-inflict, how tightly we can squeeze the balloon until it pops. So fascinated are we with our own mortality, we push and poke that balloon from all angles. We can’t wait to see how it ends.

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