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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 01:25 pm
A not-so-sustainable wedding for Al’s little gal:
The youngest of Al Gore’s three daughters, Sarah Gore, 28, married businessman Bill Lee in Beverly Hills on Saturday …
The family hosted a rehearsal dinner for 75 family and friends the previous evening at Beverly Hills’ Crustacean restaurant, a longtime favorite of the Gores.
Executive chef Helene An created a six-course tasting menu that included Chilean sea bass and roasted crab.
Chilean sea bass, you say? Hmm … according to the Endangered Fish Alliance:
Pirate fishing fleets that disregard fishing limits are illegally catching this fish from Antarctica. Unless people stop eating Chilean sea bass, it may be commercially extinct within five years.
If Big Al’s got a taste for it, the bass will be lucky to survive past October.
(Via reader Boots)
UPDATE. Enjoy this screening of An Inconvenient Fish.
- Being environmentalist royalty, such restrictions do not apply to them. I thought you knew that?Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 07 16 at 10:18 AM • permalink
- Pish, posh! What ever is that rabble on about now? Don’t I continously grace them with my boundless wisdom and ceasless mercies? These simpletons just can’t grasp the enormous appetite I work up focusing my energies on saving them from themselves.
Ignorant, ungrateful pack of barbarians. Really, I don’t know why I bother.
Pass the sea bass again, would you Dear?
- When they say “commercially extinct” that is code for “no longer commercially viable to harvest,” it doesn’t mean they’ll actually be extinct. As with any renewable resource, the answer is to impliment a program of sustainable yield, rather than rending one’s clothes and donning the hair shirt.
What is it about hair shirts that liberals can’t resist? Are they super-duper comfy, or something? Having never worn one, I wouldn’t know.
- I suppose that Gorezilla eats Chilean sea bass the way whales eat krill.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 16 at 10:55 AM • permalink
- Did the meal include frozen ice balls for dessert, too?Posted by andycanuck on 2007 07 16 at 11:04 AM • permalink
- Gore’s original Stra Trek appearence.
- The chilean sea bass, better-known as the commercially-banned patagonian toothfish, might present a problem for Big Al when it comes to his carbon credit racket. How do you replace an endangered fish species (that you’ve eaten in an embarrassingly public nosh-up with 75 guests) with an ecologically sustainable substitute?
You could plant trees. That does wonders for rebuilding the fish population. Or you could invest in some nuclear power. That doesn’t cut down trees (doesn’t help the toothfish, either, but it’s carbon-neutral). Or you could call your broker and get some carbon-friendly porkbelly wheat biodeisel futures.
That should do the trick. The fish tastes better already.
- Tim’s recent Global Coldening Telegraph tour-de-force has been linked by Junk Science.com. Great site and the home of dandy “DDT – weapon of mass survival” T shirts (which I insist on wearing to the huge embarrassment of my running mates). Highly recommended and guaranteed to cause distress among all those lefties who don’t care about the 2 million kids killed by malaria each year.
- #16, Ubique,
Don’t you know yet that those 2 million kids and their various parents and cousins and friends are necessary casualties in the war against AGW? Tony Jones’ mates on the ABC said so the other evening. We simply must cut the human population if The Earth is to survive. I think the latest estimate is that at least 2 BILLION must die in short order to save the planet (so that people who matter can still savour life as it’s meant to be).
That T-shirt will set you up as such a target. Mate, you can’t be wanting to save povvos when the future of the planet’s at stake.
- #17, paco – I thought you were supposed to serve Endangered Species Kabobs after Sea Bass? Huh, guess I’m learning some Green dining etiquette.Posted by Major John on 2007 07 16 at 11:51 AM • permalink
- Who am I?
My name is Al.
On my hand I have a dish.
I have this dish
to help me wish.
When I wish to make a wish
I wave my hand with a big swish swish.
Then I say, “I wish for fish!”
And I get fish right on my dish.
if you wish to wish a wish,
you may swish for fish
with my Al wish dishPosted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 07 16 at 12:04 PM • permalink
- Congratulations, Al & family.
Coincidentally, The youngest of my three sons also was married on Saturday.
No endangered Chilean Sea Bass at the rehearsal dinner, just beef brisket, and we cooked, and served it ourselves…that’s a little more homey (and Green) than going to a swanky restaurant in Beverly Hills and chowing down on endangered species.
Not that I’m criticizing the way you folks hold weddings, mind.
Different strokes for different folks.Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 16 at 12:28 PM • permalink
- #17 paco
You forgot the hors d’oeurves! Larks’ tongues, wrens’ livers, ocelot spleens, chaffinch brains, jaguars’ earlobes, and wolf nipple chips.
Oh, yeah, and the ever-popular Tuscany fried bats.Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 07 16 at 12:45 PM • permalink
but if you really want to do it up right, you can substitute southern-fried ivory-billed woodpecker.
If I might, could I use the red-cockaded woodpecker instead? Nothing like an exercise at Ft. Polk (JRTC) being shunted away from some trees marked as red-cockaded woodpecker nesting spots. Grah!Posted by Major John on 2007 07 16 at 01:38 PM • permalink
- “But of course you drove a very expensive Gaia bashing Eye-talian sportster to the reception to make up or it.”
Actually, the kids got married in a Redwood Grove (same one me and the missus were married in…just in a different century), and I decided to walk from there over to my wife’s parent’s house, where we had a lovely reception.
I wasn’t trying to save the planet, though. Just stretching my legs a bit.Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 16 at 01:57 PM • permalink
Just stretching my legs a bit.
And getting up an appetite for beef brisket!!Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 16 at 02:13 PM • permalink
- “And getting up an appetite for beef brisket!!”
That was at the rehearsal dinner. We had lasagna at the reception. It was tasty too.
And, it turns out pasta isn’t on any endangered species list!Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 16 at 02:26 PM • permalink
- Pirate fishing fleets
“It’s just the life for me,” said Tom. “You don’t have to get up, mornings, and you don’t have to go to school, and wash, and all that blame foolishness. You see a pirate don’t have to do anything, Joe, when he’s ashore…
“Oh yes, that’s so,” said Joe, “but I hadn’t thought much about it, you know. I’d a good deal rather be a pirate, now that I’ve tried it.”Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 07 16 at 02:48 PM • permalink
- I wonder if they had pirate waiters, too?Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 07 16 at 03:01 PM • permalink
- Come on, people! Everyone knows endangered calories, like vacation calories, just don’t count…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 16 at 03:22 PM • permalink
- Hey, I’m thinking that Andrea might like one of these for her birthday. Could come in pretty handy for trolls, italics spillers, and url non-closers.
- Let me see if I have this straight – I should have Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Helper, in Leesville, with some Chilean fish pirates who use Argentinians for bait?
OK, looks like I have some work ahead of me.Posted by Major John on 2007 07 16 at 03:39 PM • permalink
- italics spillers
Didn’t we pick up plenty of extras at the Webdiary close-out sale?Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 07 16 at 03:43 PM • permalink
- You know, you have to give executive chef Helene An (and upscale eateries everywhere) props for hoisting the elite on their own snobbery. How many delicate noses would crinkle if they realized they were eating plain old Patagonian toothfish instead of the exquisitely gourmet Chilean sea bass? No doubt the latter entrée costs two thirds more than the former.
- #49: How many delicate noses would crinkle if they realized they were eating plain old Patagonian toothfish instead of the exquisitely gourmet Chilean sea bass?
Well, considering that I can’t stand seafood, my nose woulda crinkled no matter what they called it.
Hey, Al! How ‘bout some barbeque pork over here!
- Did anyone else notice that this dinner was only a rehearsal? One shudders to think what the main course will be when the real dinner is revealed…Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 07 16 at 05:43 PM • permalink
- A polar bear goes into a bar and says, “Can I a gin and ……..tonic, please? Bartender serves him and says, “Why the big pause?” Polar bear says, “I don’t know, I’ve always had em.”Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 07 16 at 07:57 PM • permalink
- A little more Gorisme
Well worth the read.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 16 at 08:24 PM • permalink
- #32 But if they werre caught without the owner’s permission, wopuldn’t they be poached poached sea bass?Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 16 at 08:32 PM • permalink
- Oh, I hate it when I put several postings together. It’s like I’m a loser.
Wherever I go, I make a point of eating the local animals. Rattlesnake, Kangaroo, Byson, Caribu, Moose, Sanglier … but I have yet to eat a Polar Bear. MMMhumm. I look forward to it.
<Starts planning trip to Inutivuk>Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 16 at 08:35 PM • permalink
quailbald eagle eggs.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 16 at 08:38 PM • permalink
- #42 Paco, yes they do or at least aspire to.
Life, reality, truth, fiction less strange.Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 07 16 at 08:49 PM • permalink
- Well at least Al didn’t specify Poached And Crusted Otter as the entree.Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 07 16 at 08:56 PM • permalink
- Think globally. Eat locally.
Or something like that.Posted by Hump B Bare on 2007 07 16 at 09:00 PM • permalink
- I prefer my fish to be a lightly grilled coelacanth with a generous squeeze of lemonPosted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 16 at 09:25 PM • permalink
as do the livers of sled dogs, so don’t eat their livers. See Retinol in wiki.
Too much vitamin A can be harmful or fatal, resulting in what is known as hypervitaminosis A. The body converts the dimerized form, carotene, into vitamin A as it is needed, therefore high levels of carotene are not toxic compared to the ester (animal) forms. The livers of certain animals, especially those adapted to polar environments, often contain amounts of vitamin A that would be toxic to humans. Thus, vitamin A toxicity is typically reported in arctic explorers and people taking large doses of synthetic vitamin A.
- Never mind the freaking Sea Bass. Al’s daughter is now named Sarah Lee. She’ll be lucky to survive past the bridal waltz before Al’s scoffing her down.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 16 at 09:58 PM • permalink
- don’t forget the orange bellied parrot, enemy of wind farms, desalination plants &
- So, not endangered after all? We may have found the Right’s plastic turkey.
Rather, the restaurant later confirmed, they had come from one of the world’s few well-managed, sustainable populations of toothfish, and caught and documented in compliance with Marine Stewardship Council regulations.
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