Thursday, August 11, 2016

Some sardines run through it

A fish fight! Norman and Paul Maclean (Craif Sheffer and Brad Pitt) comes to blows over sardines in A River Runs Through It (dir. Robert Redford, 1992).

I know the name Skeezix from the comic strip Gasoline Alley . And now I know why he has that name: skeezicks means rascal. The word skeezicks is older than Skeezix.

Back to fish.

Related reading
All OCA sardine posts (Pinboard)

comments: 6

Sean said...

A certain Frank Burns is known to have called Hawkeye 'skeezicks' on M*A*S*H. He also told him to "run down an alley and holler 'fish'" once. It was the skeezicks-fish combo in your post that prompted me to comment. :)

Michael Leddy said...

That’s crazy! Did you know this word from Gasoline Alley?

Fresca said...

Would you eat ham, cheese, & sardines?
I think I'd rather fight...

Michael Leddy said...

Me too. They need to be separate sandwiches.

Fresca said...

Ham and sardines is one sandwich,
cheese is another:
No one wants to mix fish and dairy!

Michael Leddy said...