Picture of Oscar
For no particular reason, I thought I’d put up a picture of Oscar, my friend Mike’s stuffed sailfish. Oscar doesn’t have any Irish heritage as far as I know, but he’s a good sort. I think Mike’s uncle caught him. I love the incredibly fake-looking taxidermy job on his sail. You used to see fish like this in more homes – there was one in our summer home on Long Island when we bought it, but it’s now long gone. Men used to like to display trophies like this – now I guess it’s more about having the biggest Hummer on the block. Hail Oscar.