In the quiet coastal New England
town of Chatham, Massachusetts
, terror lurks.
This terror resides within and object. An object made of the most stainless of steel, an object which contains such unexplainable attraction that few can resist
, but which all fear..
THE CHATHAM FISH SLIDE
The Chatham fish slide, which resides in Chatham
, on the peninsula of Cape Cod
, is a very interesting example of human psychology on crack
. Allow me to explain:
When all the fishermen
come back from their trips with their large catches of fish (usually cod
, and whatnot), they gut their fish, as is standard procedure, on their way back from their fishing spot. This in and of itself is not abnormal at all. I mean, gutting is good. Would you want aortae
in your fishsticks
? (Well, I should say, do you want MORE aortae and viscera in your fishsticks
than usual, but I digress).
Anyway, they bring in their catch; all these hundreds of fish with organs hanging out their sides
, and deposit them on a large, horizontal, stainless steel
platform. With the whirring of a motor and the clashing of gears
, the great platform then begins to angle up, converting itself into a slide, while all the fish come splattering down into a big bucket below.
Now here's the sick and disturbing
thing: People gather to watch this! And they bring their kids! Cheering and watching the endless amounts of gutted critters slip-sliding' away
, the kids witness this and are forever warped
due to it. I know I was.
Additionally, "Chatham Fish Slide
" would be a good name for a band