This week we talked a lot about Catfish. I know it’s a very popular term but I thought it would be nice to visit where it came from. The reason the movie was titled “Catfish” is because of a line from the movie,

They used to tank cod from Alaska all the way to China. They’d keep them in vats in the ship. By the time the codfish reached China, the flesh was mush and tasteless. So this guy came up with the idea that if you put these cods in these big vats, put some catfish in with them and the catfish will keep the cod agile. And there are those people who are catfish in life. And they keep you on your toes. They keep you guessing, they keep you thinking, they keep you fresh. And I thank god for the catfish because we would be droll, boring and dull if we didn’t have somebody nipping at our fin.

So here’s the trailer that went too far for a movie that was filmed in a unique way. It wasn’t a normal make believe movie, it wasn’t a documentary on a known subject, it was just a guy who wouldn’t stop filming a person he found interesting until he found a story. A story that has become part of our culture in the worst way and will be here, for a while…