Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A Person From the Northwest Learns About the Midwest From His Wife, Who Is From the Midwest

ME: Is there any part of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago that's outdoors?
HER: No. No. It gets very cold in Chicago.
ME: Yeah. But doesn't the aquarium in Chicago incorporate, like, Lake Michigan.
HER: No. It's near Lake Michigan but it is not of Lake Michigan. The fish in Lake Michigan are not all that dramatic.
ME: You don't get, like, lake whales? Or lake dolphins?
HER: No, it's a lot of perch. And smelt. And that would be a really sparsely attended aquarium.

1 comment:

flamingbanjo said...

Next to the "Squirrels and Possums of the American Midwest" exhibit, the "Great Lakes Underwater Smelt Panorama" is the loneliest place at the zoo.