They found Nemo

March 21, 2007 in Eccentric Cheesiesm

Pun of the day:
When Finding Nemo reached our shore, everyone flocked to the theatre to catch the tale of the clown fish and got hooked.

 

Somewhat related to my previous post, i find that watching animaltions can be quite disturbing.

Whenever i see “dory-fillet” on the menu, i’ll be reminded of its namesake–the adoryble amnesic blue tropical fishie in Finding Nemo. Then i don’t have the heart to eat it already.

 

Fast food chains normally like to associate themselves with these cute little creatures. But i’m kinda worried for them. They need to be very careful and particular in choosing their spokespersons spokescharacters.

I remember one time hor, McDonald’s had this Happy Meal promo about the Blue Cola, Fillet-O-Fish and Finding Nemo collectibles. Oh, the theme was like so genius because of the matching blue coke with blue ocean and whatnot whatfish. But don’t you find it DISTURBING?!?

USING NEMO AS THEIR SPOKESFISH!

 

McNemo-O-Fish

OMFC you just saw some damn cute and funny fish (literally, Marlin and Nemo are clownfish) on the cinema screen, then it’s sandwiched between mayo, ketchup and two buns!

Maybe they can print this as their paper napkin. 😀

Ok ok, i know they say colorful fishes are not for eating… but still! >_<   Anyfish!   They don't want a spokeschicken for this too. Kentucky Fried Chicken Little

Also!

I wonder why audiences are skewed towards sympathising with the cuter animal(s) in an animation.

 

Let’s just take the penguins from Happy Feet for instance.

They discover that all of their fish are being taken by an unknown ‘alien’ source. You pity them because they all are gonna die of famine. You wish you can throw a tank of tasty fish at them and watch them gulp down happily while tapping their feet.


Penguins are happy, you’re happy too!

 

BUT!

 

What if, the fishes look like this?!?

Will you still feed them to the starving penguins? Do you have the heart to see the penguin go ?

Maybe you’ll change your mind. But when you see this…

You might change your mind again!

 

In the end, it’s the level of cuteness that matters. Kind but ugly animals didn’t realize that their menacing appearances were the cause of their sad plight.

Say, this creature eats tadpoles for appetizer and bites walruses’ heads off for.. uhm, fun. But it’s ok because it’s cuter than the other two marine creatures.

So, something is not right.

Now, hypothetically, Mumble and his friends will die of hunger if they don’t eat Marlin and Dory up, the only fishes left in the entire ocean.

Who would you save?

26 responses to “They found Nemo”

  1. viviensiu says:

    O_o… uh oh, tough choice!

    maybe I’ll save Cheesie coz she’s cuter than both 😛

  2. Betty says:

    I think we have a lot more to worry about than who eats who if there were only Marlin and Nemo left in the whole wide ocean. LOL!

    But yeah, hypothetically speaking… if something like this really happened, (you could make a movie out of it) the ending would be, the penguins will leave Marlin and Nemo alone, and adapt to some other food which weren’t so cute. =)

  3. Dave63 says:

    Penguins rule!!! Need you ask?

  4. rainyuki says:

    I’d eat them both alive! ROar! Too tough a decision to make, really.
    What would you choose?

  5. Monkticon says:

    LoL, like this oso can…I used to fishing alot in my childhood days with my dad and uncle…i don’t see the fish are as cute as in animaltion eh… :p

  6. Converse says:

    Clownfish may be consumed by people?!

    *Rummages Biology Encyclopedias

  7. joe17301 says:

    Penguins are evil and need to die.

    DON’T TRUST THE PENGUIN!

    But… fish… delicious…

    Anyway don’t trust penguins.

  8. lovegoddess says:

    wow 7 people ahead of me alrdy .. thot i would be d first o_O

    AAAAWWWW .. d crying nemos looks so pititful 🙁 SAVE NEMO !

    http://www.slimsenzation.blogspot.com

  9. s0hp0h says:

    this is seriously WTFish..

  10. CheesieFanBoy says:

    I’ll need to go with the Penguins…….They’re so much cuter……….and btw the Nemo Sushi is funny, but its also teh truth mar, you find fish in sushi right?? obviously……
    But putting fishes and penguins to save is not so bad a choice I would say, having Cheesie and Jolin Tsai side by side and asking who would you rather kiss is an even harder choice…..But of course I would Choose Cheesie………MUAKS =p

  11. shehe says:

    having CFBoy here is rather amusing, i must say..i actually wait to see his responds everytime cheesie posts a new entry, ehehe…am i kaypo?

  12. aw says:

    FYI, Most of the “dory” fillets in Malaysia are not really dory. In fact, some of them are completely different! “Dory” is just used as a marketing term for the fillets.

    The ones costing RM15-RM25/kg might be real Dory that is caught from the oceans off Australia. The rest, especially the really cheap ones, are really a type of river catfish farmed (not caught) in Vietnam and Thailand. (How else to sell for only RM4.99 for 3 fillets..)

    Why is the river catfish marketed as “Dory” or “Sutchi” possibly icky? Because you don’t know what those farmers feed them……….

    But then again, the “fei chow yu” freshwater fish in Malaysia are also fed chicken shit, and people still think they taste good, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    http://donaldghtan.blogspot.com/2006/11/dory-fish-is-dory-fish-is-dory-fish.html

  13. reenz says:

    clown fish ppl eat one ah?? *scratch head*

  14. ronin says:

    This post and the comments above makes me want to be a vegetarian : (

  15. asstha says:

    me thinks cheesie will hv to change to fishie soon…

    her last few posts wer about fishes… 😀

    anyway… i tink there’s much² more fishes in da sea den penguins… n if u come to tink of it… fish lays more eggs so dey hv more offsprings (assuming all 100% survives which is never the case) as opposed to 1-2 penguins per couple (or wateva u call it)… so i doubt the fishies r in any risk of being extinct as opposed to the cutesy penguin…

    n besides, i’d personally choose penguin over fishies… i “geli” at the way fishies wriggle n squirm… my two fishies worth anyway 😉

  16. E says:

    what do you get when scientists got the DNA of fish & elephants?

    ans: swimming trunks. 🙂

  17. Fishy says:

    lolz.. love u much, cheesie! abt fishes again!! hahah.. so happy can.. : D

    personally, i wud think the penguins should go find other kind of food rather than jz surviving by eating fishes coz fishes r so adorable especially nemo n dorie! haha..

  18. Paul says:

    Sorry darlin. I’m still eating damned Dory. Fried, steamed, barbecued or raw.

  19. damion says:

    long time no cheese…
    i’ll have the grilled dory and the penguin soft toy thx..

  20. christina says:

    i will choose the penguins! i love penguins!

  21. John says:

    Both… of course.

    I really should watch Finding Nemo sometime, I had a fish named Nemo once. Yet it was not from that particular story that he was named such. His fate is not a topic I recall fondly! Yet… oh whatever!

    Still – Really great post here 🙂
    Love you all!

  22. debbie says:

    Penguin! I got penguin soft toy and can’t sleep at night without ’em

  23. Someone says:

    Oh cheese… *knocks myself on the head and fall into a coma*

  24. Hayabusa says:

    i’ll feed the fish to the penguins… fishes reproduces far quicker than penguins, but seing the fishes soooooooo cuuuuuutttttttteeeeeee…… ok, i’ll have to be heartless…

  25. Emily says:

    Wait…..If they eat marlin and dory then they will only be fueled for lets say….a day or two. can’t we breed fish for them to eat and send them into the ocean? That wouldn’t be so cruel. I love the penguins but they could also eat shrimp. Why do we have to over fish. And by the way., I think that the picture of nemo sushi is sooooooooo cruel. It’s just inhumane.

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