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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 22, 2005

The Exploding Whale! - Google Video

Just found this mad Exploding Whale video over at Google Video. It's a 1970 news report detailing the unbelievably stupid decision to blow up a whale on a beach.

It's worth watching to the end, to see the aftermath, and to wonder.

I always carried a kind of romantic yearning to see a dead whale skeleton on a beach, y'know, like in comics and cartoons. One you could stretch a tarpaulin over and live in, should you ever run away from home. Never did, though. That, and a light aircraft wrecked in a remote jungle, as recently seen in Lost.


  • Superb.

    Thankfully nobody would be stupid enough to propose a similar sort of solution to the problem of a comet or asteroid on collision course with the earth.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 5:03 am  

  • That is magnificent. One question ... what were the search terms that yielded footage of exploding fetid whale carcass?

    By Anonymous Rafael, at 7:04 am  

  • I claim no credit, alas. I went to Google Video, and it was there, under "popular."

    Can't think why.

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 7:08 am  

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