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Little Antonio Found Dead in Tank (LA Times Goldfish dies in Newsroom LA Riverwater)
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 26, 2006 | Steve Hymon

Posted on 06/26/2006 4:50:50 PM PDT by Loud Mime

Little Antonio, a goldfish made almost famous by living over 111 days in water from the Los Angeles River, was found dead in his tank in the latimes.com newsroom at 1:58 a.m. Monday. He was believed to be about five months old.

The cause of death was undetermined, according to a website editor who made the sad but perhaps inevitable discovery.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalabuse; goldfish; latimes
Somebody call PETA before this fish ends up in a sushi restaurant in Brentwood!
1 posted on 06/26/2006 4:50:52 PM PDT by Loud Mime
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To: Loud Mime
This is too funny.

In what can only be viewed as a testimony to a very bored workforce, the so-called "goldfish cam" received tens of thousands of visits from viewers here and abroad.
2 posted on 06/26/2006 4:52:08 PM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Loud Mime
The cause of death was undetermined

It choked on the bilge they print.

3 posted on 06/26/2006 4:52:37 PM PDT by edpc (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly - Thomas Paine, American Crisis)
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To: Loud Mime

Now the folks at the LA Times can find out the only good use for their paper; wrapping up a dead fish!!!


4 posted on 06/26/2006 4:52:51 PM PDT by PhillyRepublican
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To: Loud Mime
Both Little Ed and Little Antonio overcame some type of weird and disgusting skin rash in their early days in the tank together and appeared in recent weeks to be very healthy. They also became virtually impossible to distinguish from one another and a coin flip had to be held later Monday at City Hall to determine which fish had died.

Little Antonio lost.

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"A gimmick like Little Antonio is hard to find," said latimes.com executive editor Joel Sappell as he reviewed the site's traffic numbers.

. . . the fish is expected to receive a burial at sea early this week by way of the Los Angeles sanitation system.

5 posted on 06/26/2006 4:53:37 PM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Loud Mime
I'm amazed they found any water in the LA River. When I lived there, it was just a backdrop for filming episodes of CHIPS.
6 posted on 06/26/2006 4:53:47 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: edpc

Someone may have peed in the bowl.


7 posted on 06/26/2006 4:54:15 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Loud Mime

He found out his pension was going to be in LA Times stock and commited suicide.


8 posted on 06/26/2006 4:54:21 PM PDT by Chesterbelloc
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To: Loud Mime

"A gimmick like Little Antonio is hard to find," said latimes.com executive editor Joel Sappell as he reviewed the site's traffic numbers. "We'll miss him."

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but the fish is expected to receive a burial at sea early this week by way of the Los Angeles sanitation system.




Ahem, this gimmick, er goldfish when "buried" won't wind up in the "sea". It will wind up in the local sewer.

Those sentimental liberals ... LOL!!!


9 posted on 06/26/2006 4:54:34 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: Loud Mime

Where was O.J. at the time?!


10 posted on 06/26/2006 4:54:55 PM PDT by JellyJam (Best headline ever: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: Xenalyte; PhillyRepublican; edpc

You all are too funny!


11 posted on 06/26/2006 4:54:59 PM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: Loud Mime; humblegunner; Allegra; Bacon Man; Hap; Flyer

This is the best story EVER.


12 posted on 06/26/2006 4:56:41 PM PDT by Xenalyte (We all know power corrupts, yet we all want electricity.)
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To: proudofthesouth
Someone may have peed in the bowl.

Don't be redundant...it's LA riverwater

13 posted on 06/26/2006 4:57:26 PM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: Xenalyte

No wonder the paper employees know that they have no future, the fish getting flushed is the same as their careers.


14 posted on 06/26/2006 4:58:59 PM PDT by bfree (Liberalism-the yellow meat)
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To: Loud Mime
"The cause of death was undetermined..."

However;
Murder has been ruled out since no Republicans were found in the newsroom.

15 posted on 06/26/2006 4:59:47 PM PDT by norton
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To: Supernatural; saveliberty; tiredoflaundry

ping


16 posted on 06/26/2006 4:59:57 PM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: Loud Mime

I just can't take another sad goldfish story. I'm just now getting over this one:

Little Nancy was in the garden filling in a hole when her neighbour peered over the fence. Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, "What are you doing there, Nancy?"

"My goldfish died," replied Nancy tearfully without looking up, "and I've just buried him." The neighbour was very concerned. "That's an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn't it?"

Nancy patted down the last heap of dirt then replied, "That's because he's inside your @&%$(@%& cat."


17 posted on 06/26/2006 5:02:42 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Loud Mime

I am not a fish expert by any means, but doesnt the water have to be changed occassionally? Either that or filtered and pumped back in so it oxygenates?

If they didnt do what is proper to keep this fish alive they could be prosecuted for cruelty to a fish. How does Susan Sarandon and Doris day stand on this?


18 posted on 06/26/2006 5:17:54 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Loud Mime

How sad! heheheheheheheheheh


19 posted on 06/26/2006 5:22:51 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: sgtbono2002

They are liberals, things get done by themselves. They just "feel bad". That is the role liberals play in life, they "feel", they don't do a damn thing.


20 posted on 06/26/2006 5:40:52 PM PDT by bfree (Liberalism-the yellow meat)
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To: sgtbono2002

The water should have been aired with some sort of pump, filtered with some sort of charcoal, clarified from its algae by strainers.......in other words, the fish should have been in Dasani water.


21 posted on 06/27/2006 7:21:33 AM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: Chena

funny!


22 posted on 06/27/2006 7:22:27 AM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: nmh
I had two goldfish that I won at the State Fair. After they survived the first 6 months in a little desktop 5 gallon tank, I put them up in an old 20-gallon tank with an undergravel filter system and started taking pretty good care of them. Beanie & Cecil lived for over six years and got huge. Beanie was a fat veil-tailed goldfish and when he finally gave out and got the Big Flush treatment, he stopped up my toilet. I actually had to use the plunger to send him on his way!

Cecil lived another six months. He was one of those skinny mutt-type goldfish. After recalling the trouble with Beanie's funeral, I considered taxidermy and maybe just putting him up on the wall in the den. My then six year old convinced me not to worry and that if Beanie almost made it down the toilet then Cecil shouldn't be a problem at all. A few quick prayers and well wishes later and whooooooosh....

It was touch and go there for a second. The toilet thought about coughing him back up, but one last rush of water did the trick.

23 posted on 06/27/2006 8:04:11 AM PDT by Hatteras
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