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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 9:09 a.m. PST

DOM did a scratchbuild/sculpt project to make a trophy for her Girl Scout troop's pinewood derby.


Legion 403 Feb 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

Cool !

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

Great work!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 1:10 p.m. PST

Squidward would be proud.

von Schwartz03 Feb 2019 2:57 p.m. PST

Oh no, It's Dave!!!!

JMcCarroll03 Feb 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

You must be the "cool dad" in the troop!

Lion in the Stars03 Feb 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

Very cool trophy!

von Schwartz04 Feb 2019 1:03 p.m. PST

Technically though, I guess "Dave" would be an octopus.

For those of you on whom this little tableau is wasted I refer you to the animated movie, "Penguins". Then it will all make sense.
As "Dave" might say, "toodles!"

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Feb 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

No, for octopi, you need the centerpieces for the dinner …


Legion 405 Feb 2019 7:33 a.m. PST

Calamari !

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 5:52 a.m. PST

OK, just for clarity, the squid attacking the sub is calamari and the octopi in the centerpieces are tako. And FTR, some of my early attempts to cook both dishes did, in fact, taste like clay and plastic.

Legion 406 Feb 2019 8:52 a.m. PST

Yeah … if you over cook either it has the consistency of bubble gun … And tastes like Bleeped text generally … evil grin

I've eaten it raw too, i.e. Sushi … evil grin

von Schwartz06 Feb 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

To me, they will forever be simply "Dave".

bobm195907 Feb 2019 8:33 a.m. PST

Legion 4…..Sushi doesn't mean what you think it means….

Legion 407 Feb 2019 4:09 p.m. PST

Hey, I was at a Sushi Bar, and hence ordered sushi which included octopus. You could still see the little suction cups of whatever you call them, on the pieces. Sure looked and tasted raw ?!? huh?

bobm195907 Feb 2019 4:13 p.m. PST

Sushi means cold/body temperature sour rice…apparently

Legion 407 Feb 2019 4:33 p.m. PST

OH !!!! huh? Did not know that ! I'm going to have to talk to the wait staff at the nearby Sushi Buffet. evil grin One of my favorite "Sushi" places in town ! All you can eat !!!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 5:34 p.m. PST

Technically, sushi is the rice you get under the fish. The rice isn't sour … it has rice vinegar in it. It's actually slightly sweet and tangy.

However, the "dish" sushi is the rice together with the fish. That is, you would not order or be served the rice by itself. When you order you ask for things like ebi (shrimp) sushi, ika (squid) sushi, or tako (octopus) sushi.

The fish by itself is called sashimi.

The squid is served raw for sushi or sashimi (or, for some regional specialties you can get squid lightly grilled). The octopus is cooked (boiled or steamed; steamed is better).

von Schwartz07 Feb 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

Isn't sashimi faux fish.

von Schwartz07 Feb 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

Boy did this discussion take a hard turn somewhere!

Legion 408 Feb 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

Thanks for the intel Etotheipi … I knew the fish was called sashimi. And could eaten without the rice. But in most places in the USA AFAIK "Sushi" per se is raw fish on a little square of sticky rice. And I like it ! evil grin

Yeah the discussion did "jump the shark" a bit ! laugh

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

Boy did this discussion take a hard turn somewhere!

Possibly, however, she who made the squid trophy and octopus centerpieces will gladly consume sushi and sashimi as though she were an orca.

Sashimi isn't faux fish.


No matter how it's arranged, that is some yummy salmon!

The sushi is the dish, not the fish. (Hey, that's kinda cool … copyright, me … use not without attribution!) There are a few types of sushi that are the seasoned rice patty with things other than fish. Tamago, scrambled egg patty and tsukemono (various brine pickeled veggies) being the most popular.

We haven't hit maki which is something (fish, pickles, raw veggies, etc.) inside a rice log with seaweed (usually outside but sometimes inside the roll). Technically a "Cali roll" is not maki because there's no nori (the specific seaweed), but you will find it on menus (even in Japan) listed as maki. As opposed to the elegant simplicity of sushi and sashimi, these can get elaborate.


Which leaves us with chirashi, a bowl of seasoned rice with various sashimi and tsukemono, nature's most perfect meal.


Legion 408 Feb 2019 3:09 p.m. PST

Damn that looks good ! May have to do Sushi tonight !?! evil grin

Bowman08 Feb 2019 7:34 p.m. PST

But isn't that fake crab sticks from 9-12 o'clock?

Technically a "Cali roll" is not maki because there's no nori (the specific seaweed)

Unless it's uramaki.

von Schwartz08 Feb 2019 7:36 p.m. PST

Now I remember, sashimi is fish done up to look and taste like crab, right?

Bowman08 Feb 2019 7:47 p.m. PST

No, sashimi is raw fish or meat sliced thinly with no rice. Sushi is vinegared and sweetened rice.

Legion 409 Feb 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

No, sashimi is raw fish or meat sliced thinly with no rice
That is the way I understood it …

And yes fake crab meat is usually made of Pollack, a white fish. And it really is not as good as real crab meat. But a lot less expensive.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 11:40 a.m. PST

Sushi is vinegared and sweetened rice.

Sushi is the dish of that type of rice, called sushi meshi by itself, in a small pad with something on top, usually sashimi, but sometimes other bits.

NHK World is probably the best place to look these things up in English.


It's similar to a hamburger being a composite dish and a hamburger bun being a component of the dish.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

Now I remember, sashimi is fish done up to look and taste like crab, right?

Sashimi is the large variety of fish served in small strips by itself. I don't know that I've ever seen the fake crab whitefish served as sashimi, as opposed to its frequent appearance in sushi, maki, and chirashi, but I supposed it could be.

von Schwartz11 Feb 2019 8:12 p.m. PST

Hhahahahahahahaha, Jump the shark, I just got that!!!!!

Yeah the discussion did "jump the shark" a bit ! laugh

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