Thursday, November 18, 2010

Invasive Carp Seek to Devour Michigan Alive

 

News – See All News

By Mr. Sig

http://www.freep.com/article/20101118/NEWS06/11180505/1008/Michigan-news-U.S.-Senate-passes-bill-to-crack-down-on-Asian-carp

This article regarding Asian carp taking over the Michigan lakes and rivers has always piqued my interest.  My only experience with carp was watching them chill out at the bottom of the Flint river trying desperately to get them to bite on the worms hanging off of a cheap fishing hook.

A quick Bing search (yes, I said Bing search) turns up over 300,000 results for the topic.  Apparently, these carp are a real pest to the existing wildlife in Michigan’s lakes and rivers.  And no doubt, these carp are probably hurting existing marine-related businesses which is why politicians are making noise about this.  Why else would an environmentally conscious public support the manual “screwing around” with the natural course of things?  Granted, these fish were imported from Asia and dumped into catfish farm ponds and escaped into the Mississippi river after some flooding temporarily connected the river to these ponds.  This just goes to show that it is very tricky to mess around with nature.  It is all connected and the consequences of messing around in one place set off a chain reaction of future needs to manually mess around.  Which again leads to more.. and .. well, you get the idea.

Anyone out there know anything about these carp besides what can be picked up on the news?  Can we eat these things?  They are freaking massive fish.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Your Weekly Delivery of Michigan Music

 

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By Mr. Sig

Here we go again, folks.  Another excellent deliver of music produced by Michigan talent.  I’m really starting to love My Dear Disco.  They really know how to put some good music together.

Here is this week’s list.  I encourage your to support the artists that produce this music by purchasing their songs or albums.  I provide a link directly to the purchase section of Amazon.com’s music store for your convenience.

Remember, you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.  Simply browse to the podcast section and search for ‘Michigan Expats.’  We’re there.  In addition, you can manually add our podcast to any software that supports podcast subscription by using the RSS link on the top right-hand side of the blog.

Was (not Was) – Can’t turn you Loose – Purchase on Amazon

Flaming Ember – Mind, Body, and Soul - Purchase on Amazon

Madonna – Celebration - Purchase on Amazon

Al Green – For the Good Times - Purchase on Amazon

Funkadelic – Good to your Earhole - Purchase on Amazon

Jr Walker - (I’m a) Road Runner - Purchase on Amazon

My Dear Disco – Replaceable - Purchase on Amazon