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Ep 557: Serious Penalties

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“You can’t use legislation to save a dying business model.”

the jamhole, something fishy.

I just got back from our good friend Adam’s place, and I have to say something I saw there changed my life. So check this out, and I’m sure this is probably most obvious to those of you who do this, but he has these fairly large salt water fish tanks. Inside each is a whole Adam sustained, vibrantly colorful ecosystem. It’s alive! Everything in there is alive, and for the most part lives day to day just doing it’s thing, completely unaware of the world around it, the world outside of the fish tank. What really blows my mind is that each of these creatures have their own mannerisms and personalities. It was really weird to watch. I shrunk myself down in my mind and started walking around inside the fish tank. There were creatures in there I’ve never seen or heard of before. Cool looking starfish that looked like an octopus and walked around like an alien. I don’t know, I’m sure a lot of you are reading this like duh Mat, fish are cool and that’s why people have them. From what Adam said, it’s quite a bit of work to take care of them all, but for the pure relaxing satisfaction of being able to sit around and watch life in progress interact with itself and the most basic level, is really something cool to behold. If I had lots of money, I would totally have a room with a circular type couch in the middle, and around the couch I would have a giant salt water fish tank. I would go to that room to be completely zen, smoke pot and write. Or eat mushrooms and stare at the fish. Anyway, thanks for letting me stare at your fish like a child. It was a very eye opening experience. If you want to see all the pics I took, check out my Google+. Here’s some notes!

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