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SelectiveSanity t1_jdhzhss wrote

For those of you looking for some information on the backstory...


Channel5exclusive t1_jdi60el wrote

That reminded me of the movie Tremors, when they blew up the first graboid.


SelectiveSanity t1_jdi6kwd wrote

A fellow person of culture I see. I'd go over and shake your hand....if I wasn't stuck on top of this goddamn building and away from Burt's Rec Room.


supercyberlurker t1_jdj29d1 wrote

I love how writing can really dramatically say something, by distinctly -not- saying it:

>The hope was that it would result in small pieces for animals to consume. The result was an event that would be remembered in the history books.


MuckRaker83 t1_jdjda35 wrote

" The thinking here was that the whale would be blown into small pieces, which would be eaten by sea gulls, and that would be that. A textbook whale removal...I am probably not guilty of understatement when I say that what follows, on the videotape, is the most wonderful event in the history of the universe."

Dave Barry's writeup of this incident will live in my memory forever.


iflysubmarines t1_jdjk1ig wrote

I just went and bought one. I've spent $85 on way dumber shit.


South_Lake_Taco t1_jdij4lt wrote

I would expect the Portland Pickles to do something like this (if you haven't heard of them, definitely check out their background in terms of social media and interesting promotions; super fun and hilarious)

I've actually been to exploding whale state park as it's something Oregonians have a unique sense of pride in. Glad the Ems are honoring it. They also did a Portlandia night about a decade ago honoring the show


Dobermanpure t1_jdintqv wrote

San Antonio has the Missions, AA for the Padres. They become the Flying Chanclas twice a month or so during home games. If you know about chanclas, you understand the reference.


ultratorrent t1_jdjbdfo wrote

Being in Oregon doesn't make things less weird, it makes weird things more normal.


PM_ur_Rump t1_jdi011h wrote

Definitely going to at least one of these games, lol.


Xbalanque_ t1_jdjnnbs wrote

This is classic stuff for minor league baseball.

Paul Schafer co-wrote a song called "It's Raining Men". That day, it was raining whale meat. The beach was angry that day, friends.


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Teh_Doctah t1_jdl8obc wrote

“The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds” is probably one of the best lines in the history of journalism, and it cane from the coverage of the event this refers to.