Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Inspiration

Chuck has inspired me in our debate about oysters. He maintains that, "Hearts break and heal. But oyster shells are eternal! " At my rather astonished response, he replied, "Have you ever heard of a oyster shell dying, Erika?" To this I could only say, "Can't say I have Chuck, but can't say i've heard of one LIVING, either!!" Chuck, now really getting into it all, wondered, "So then are oysters the undead?" That, my friends, is the question. I'd say oysters are like rocks, not dead but not alive, right?

8 Comments:

Blogger Smart Aleck said...

There is a differance between the oyster and the oyster shell. An oyster is alive, but the shell that protect it is not and never has been.

2:19 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Darselo said...

Then again, the the shell is the life's work of the oyster. It has been present in the world almost as long as said oyster, and without the shell the oyster is as good as dead. Growing is a major part of life, and oyster shells grow- at least until the oyster dies. And "oyster" is a weird word...

7:16 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Eva Lemmon..? said...

Shellfish are called shellfish for a good reason, namely, they have shells.

10:09 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Notliberal said...

Is this the 'and stuff' we were promised? I want my money back.

1:56 PM, July 14, 2006  
Blogger eChuckler said...

I am flattered that this thread was made in my honor. I expected a post to be dedicated to me after I had passed away. It means more to me than you can imagine. :)

I took the liberty of looking up Oysters on Wikipedia (because I was too lazy to look up a more authoratative source?), and here's what I found out about Oyster's state of living:

They are alive. They "breathe much like fish, using both gills and mantle." It has a heart, oxygen, and kidneys. And they may change sex one or more times during their life span. ("So, what's YOUR party trick?")

Interestingly enough, every year in Norwalk, Connecticut, they hold a Oyster Festival to celebrate maritime. It gets anywhere between 90,000 to 110,000 people each year.

And they can live for up to eight years. But I dare you to find an article that disproves an undead oyster. I'm a believer, Erika. I truely am.

10:37 PM, July 14, 2006  
Blogger The Celloist said...

I agree. Not dead, but not alive. So, in saying that, I have proved both of your points: "Not dead, and not alive" Hence the term "un-dead." Ha. I win the argument.

8:57 PM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Erika said...

SA, so the SHELL is like a rock!!

Darci, good point...i guess i don't know a whole lot about oysters, lol.

Evie my girl, that was TOTALLY irrelavent!!

NL, one day the stuff will come...u just WAIT!! u'll be so shocked and amazed that you just won't know what to do with urself!! in fact, u mite become slightly insane, needing to be locked up in a small room. THIS is why i can't tell u the and stuff!!

Chuck, you have WAAAAAAAY too much time on ur hands, lol. i feel ever so educated about oysters now tho, muchas gracias!!

Celloist, IIIIIIII win, cuz i ALWAYS win!!

12:27 PM, July 17, 2006  
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