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Micro Sushi

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Perfectly made portions of sushi travel around on the usual revolving train, but each one is no bigger than a quarter of an inch in diameter.

A row of magnifying glasses enables each diner to view them in greater detail to admire their perfect workmanship as they pass, before snapping them down like savoury pickles.

xenzag, Jun 09 2010

(?) macro sushi http://internetsiao...iantnigirisushi.jpg
not mackerel [jaksplat, Jun 09 2010]

Micro Sushi watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3x0tEF2HlFI
[xenzag, Nov 19 2019]

giant sushi roll http://q8allinone.c...ant-sushi-roll.html
[Voice, Nov 19 2019]

Deponent https://en.m.wikipe.../wiki/Deponent_verb
... as any fule kno ... [pertinax, Nov 26 2019]

heh... https://laughingsqu...n-their-spare-time/
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 27 2019]


       I'm sorry, but gourmet tininess is just not appealing to me. All I want is a mouthful!   

       and pity the pour chef in the sushi kitchen rolling out those tiny little nori maki sheet. bah..
dentworth, Jun 09 2010

       [dentworth], I suppose you could grab 30 or 40 in one hand and stuff ’em in.
pocmloc, Jun 09 2010

       //and pity the pour chef in the sushi kitchen // He/she should just be glad the specification is Micro, and not Nano!
xenzag, Jun 09 2010

       I'll pass up this idea for its cousin, "Mega Sushi".
DrWorm, Jun 09 2010

       Seems like someone liked the idea of micro sushi enough to make a device for eating it on the move. [see Micro Sushi Watch link] It's quite brilliant, and of course makes me very happy.
xenzag, Nov 19 2019

       Microsurgery robotics could make micro sushi while the interface gloved chef makes the standard size. Once the pattern is learnt, the feeding in of uniform, correct sized ingredients is only needed. The speed of the robotic manipulators may have to be fast to make the prep a "temporary" observable attraction.
wjt, Nov 21 2019

       In the interests of true scale, the sushi should not be made simply from small pieces of normal, big fish. Instead, fillets would be carved from Paedocypris progenetica (adult length: 10mm) and the Dwarf Pigmy Goby (which is doubly small by name - adult length 11mm).
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 21 2019

       <dull as a ditch> Sushi is a kind of rice, so any fishy ingredient is incidental.
pocmloc, Nov 21 2019

       Ah, well, now, technically, of course, that's true.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 21 2019

       //technically// what other kind of truth is there?
pocmloc, Nov 21 2019


       "Well, seeing as you've got lots of money, what kind would you like ? "   

8th of 7, Nov 21 2019

       <activates LAWYER mode> So, Mr. [poc], you're standing here, today, and telling us that Sushi, technically, need not contain any ingredient other than rice? I believe the phrase you used regarding other ingredients was "incidental", is that correct?   

       [poc] Uh, yes, that's right. Technically su...   

       [MB] That's fine, Mr. [poc], I only asked you if that was what you'd said. And it was, wasn't it?   

       [poc] Uh, well, tech...   

       [MB] Move to strike as unresponsive. Now, are you aware of a popular chain restaurant called "Yo! Sushi"?   

       [poc] Uh, well, yes.   

       [MB] Have you ever eaten there?   

       [poc] Well, maybe, once or twice.   

       [MB] So, at least once, and possibly more than once. And do you recall that it's a feature of Yo! Sushi establishments that they have a conveyer belt on which various dishes move past the diner, so that the diners can choose the dishes they want?   

       [poc] Yes, that's correct.   

       [MB] And, typically, there's a variety of different dishes on the belt at Yo! Sushi?   

       [poc] Typically, yes.   

       [MB] Not just one dish?   

       [poc] No, more than one.   

       [MB] More than one, then. More than two?   

       [poc] Yes, there's usually quite a few.   

       [MB] Maybe a dozen or so different dishes?   

       [poc] Well, yes, maybe something like a dozen. I guess it varies depending on how busy they are.   

       [MB] But certainly a variety of dishes, yes?   

       [poc] Yes.   

       [MB] and, when you've visited Yo! Sushi, did you notice how many of the different dishes consisted solely of rice?   

       [poc] Uh, well...   

       [MB] I mean, were there any dishes consisting solely of rice?   

       [poc] Well, they have some that are rice and seaweed, or rice and avocado or...   

       [MB] Move to strike as unresponsive. Let me repeat the question, and perhaps you'll be able to answer. Do you, standing here today, under oath, recall seeing _any_ dishes on the Yo! Sushi conveyer that consisted solely of rice?   

       [poc] Well, ah,...   

       [MB] I'm sorry, was that a yes or a no? It's a simple question, isn't it?   

       [poc] *no*   

       [MB] I'm sorry, could you repeat that?   

       [poc] No.   

       [MB] so, to the best of your recollection, not one of the dozen or so dishes on offer at any one time at Yo! Sushi consist solely of rice?   

       [poc] Uh, well   

       [MB] Now, mr. [poc], would you agree that Yo! Sushi claims to be a sushi restaurant?   

       [poc] Well, I suppose so.   

       [MB] You suppose so? I mean, it's right there, in their name, isn't it? "Yo! Sushi"   

       [poc]Well, that is...   

       [MB] And Yo! Sushi has many outlets across the US and elsewhere, yes?   

       [poc] Well....   

       [MB] Perhaps I can help here. As of the beginning of this year, Yo! Sushi had 103 outlets in total, and employed over 2,300 people in its retail outlets alone. That's a fairly successful business, wouldn't you say?   

       [poc] Well, I guess   

       [MB] And yet this highly successful sushi-based business, that uses the word "sushi" in its name, does not offer a single dish that you're aware of that conists solely of rice?   

       [poc] Well...   

       [MB] Now, do you suppose that their customers consider the "other ingredients" in their dishes - aside from rice - important? I mean, if they didn't, they could save a lot of money on those other ingredients and just serve rice, couldn't they?   

       [poc] Well...   

       [MB] So, wouldn't you say that from the viewpoint of the restaurant chain with over 100 successful outlets, and from the viewpoint of the hundreds of thousands of people who eat at Yo! Sushi, ingredients other than the rice are in fact not incidental? Is it not evidently the case that both a major producer of sushi and their many, many customers, consider ingredients above and beyond rice - such as fish, for example - to be central to the sushi experience?   

       [poc] Well, I guess.   

       [MB] No further questions.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 22 2019

       <deactivates LAWYER mode>
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 22 2019

       Next time you’re on idle mode, ask me to set you a project to keep you occupied doing something useful..... like numbering grains of talcum powder.
xenzag, Nov 22 2019

       Are there symbols for a time bent edit?
wjt, Nov 22 2019

       Yes, it's represented by the symbols "t", "i", "m" etc, in that order.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 22 2019

       I didn't know lawyers put false statements into the mouths of their interviewees!
pocmloc, Nov 22 2019

       Given the chance. And you're a deponent, not an interviewee.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 22 2019

       <Marks down [pertinax] as a former inmate of St. Custard's/>
8th of 7, Nov 26 2019

       Hey! That was a spent conviction!
pertinax, Nov 27 2019

       "No man is ever rich enough to buy back his past" (Oscar Wilde)
8th of 7, Nov 27 2019

       Ha - tell that one to Trump. He buys his past present and future.
xenzag, Nov 27 2019

       Why should he bother ? He has nothing to be ashamed of ...he's got much better things to spend his money on, like coal, and whaleskin slippers, and big game safaris ...
8th of 7, Nov 27 2019

       You forgot to include Russian girls squirting urine down the back of his throat.
xenzag, Nov 27 2019

       We though the NSB funded that ?
8th of 7, Nov 27 2019


       Northampton School for Boys? Well, I suppose they might have been interested.   

       Or the National Statistics Bureau of Bhutan?
Frankx, Nov 28 2019


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