Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Hinterland Who's Who: Darwin Fish

(cue haunting sound of a loon calling)
Darwin Fish

This fine specimen was ordered by my wife for my birthday last week. The Darwin fish is a secular, scientific species descended from the "Jesus Fish" found on many cars. We've had sightings of a couple of them on cars here in Ontario, and a few of the rival Jesus fish too; both are invading species to the many highway tributaries here in Ontario. I'm hoping illegal fishing of Darwin Fish discourages our fish from going missing. They are an elusive species, beneficial to our waterways of social discourse. Unlike the Jesus fish, which is parasitic and carries memetic viruses, the Darwin fish are a healthy source of protein and memes.

In true evolutionary fashion, many other types of car-fish species have been cropping up. You can see some recent examples on the pages of Inkling Magazine. This l'il beauty came from the fine folks at Ring of Fire Enterprises.


This parody of Hinterland Who's Who was not sponsored by the Canadian Government. Please fish responsibly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LMAO! I got the vinyl sticker version (from Ebay) as bling for my new green VW Beetle. I live in the Bible belt here in Florida (a church on every corner), so I have replacement feet for my Darwin fish on standby. Did you know there is a site that actually sells replacement feet in case of vandalism? What does that say for the Jesus fish people? Though I suppose the replacement feet can be used to add feet to the Jesus fish...

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