Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Barrel of Laughs

I like the expression "It's like shooting fish in a barrel." Example: If someone says to me, "I like collecting the bottletops of different beers I've had," I reply, "It's like shooting fish in a barrel." And then the other guy will go, "Oh, you think it's an easy thing to do?" And I say, "No, I think it is a very strange hobby that's probably not too fulfilling or enjoyable." I think I use the expression improperly.


  1. it's funny because it is so true

  2. I always thought "shooting fish in a barrel" was an undesireable work of mercy... like shooting a wounded horse. If fish are in a barrel, the odds of making back to water in time for survival are pretty slim. Shoot the fish, put them out of their misery.

    "Old Hickory really is a noble sort of fella ain't he?"
    "Yes, he's always willing to shoot fish in a barrel."

  3. i wonder what the monkeys in the barrel think about all this