Radioactive Tuna

Sushi is not a staple of the Bandolero diet. It’s not even an occasional item on Bandolero’s table. It has been Bandolero’s observation that people who eat sushi do it to impress other people. They don’t eat sushi when they are alone, except for practice, but this is only done by wimps who fear they might puke in front of somebody if they put some new sushi thing in their mouth and it turns out to be a really bad surprise.

What brought up the subject of sushi, which we can all agree is not a subject anyone would expect to be brought up by Bandolero, was this report about radioactive tuna. It said tuna that got radioactive near Japan on account of the Fukushima disaster swam all the way to San Diego. But that’s still not what prompted Bandolero to to bring all this to your attention. Y’see, these tunas were radioactive with cesium-134, which was specific to Fukushima. That’s how they knew these tunas swam all the way across the Pacific Ocean. The “normal” tunas around San Diego don’t have any cesium-134. What they have – and this is why Bandolero brings up the subject of sushi – is cesium-137  which is left over from nuclear weapons testing on Pacific islands in the 1960s!

That’s right, y’all! Them sushi lovers be eatin’ 50 year old radioactive leftovers from cold war nukes!


About Bandolero

Bandolero is an acrominical phoneme dissimilar in many ways from the phenominal esprit de la monastic pheronome widely observed in the montanas and sometimes mistaken for somebody else.