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May 07, 2014

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Herman Melville has a lot to answer for. More on this Important News Story here:

Jack Lawson, a scientist affiliated with the Canadian fisheries department, told the media that his main concern was neither the stench nor the possibility of an explosion. He warned that the worst thing would be for a person to get too close to the whale and fall inside it: “The [whale] skin is starting to lose its integrity and if someone were to walk along, say, the chin — that is full of all that gas — they could fall in the whale. The insides will be liquefied. Retrieving them would be very difficult."

“I have fallen through the side of a whale up to my chest," he added. "It’s not very nice."

Cheer up, people. It could be so much worse. You could be living in France, where corseted jackwagons caper down the Champs Elysees with live poultry loosely (we hope) tethered to their nether regions.

All in the name of Art.

Posted by Cassandra at May 7, 2014 12:03 PM

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Are we sure Art would like his name being used in such a manner? I mean, Will certainly hasn't appreciated being fired at all these years, and Roger still doesn't know who Wilco is, but as long as they aren't firing at him, too, he's good with that.
But Art, now, his name is being used in some very demeaning ways these days....ohh, the humanity!

Posted by: Evil Twin at May 7, 2014 02:04 PM

Well. That's a whale of a pun, ET.

Posted by: MikeD at May 7, 2014 02:35 PM

Does not this episode serve as metaphor for the present condition of Hobbes’ Leviathan – all gas, lack of integrity, and likely as not to suck in more than just krill?

Posted by: George Pal at May 7, 2014 02:57 PM

Pretty sure the stench would be an effective guard against my getting that close. Drowning in liquified whale goo is not my ambition.

Posted by: Texan99 at May 7, 2014 07:20 PM

Sounds like wasted compost to me.
Opa always tossed the bullheads (trash bottom fish) into the compost, which worked great.
Sounds to me like some of the greenies aren't so familiar with the cycle of life.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at May 8, 2014 10:45 PM