Exploding Whale Memorial Park

In Florence, Oregon. It looks nice.
This is what you get when you have a naming contest.

I sounds vaguely British, for some odd reason. I rather like it.

At least they didn’t vote to name it Whaley McWhaleface.

I think it’s more “this is what you get when you blow up a whale.”

“The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds.”

Ah, what would Les Nesmond have done in his report?

It is nice, though, that the good folks of Florence remember the whale and want a memorial to it. Not just “Exploding Whale Park”, but “Exploding Whale Memorial Park.” They shall not forget …

They should add a bowl of petunias to the site, inscribed with “Oh, no. Not again.

Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?


<wiping small tear> Nearest beach town to my home. I’ll be sure to stop by next time I’m at the coast.

I love that video. :smiley:

I remember reading the Dave Barry column about it before seeing the video. His comment “I am probably guilty of understatement when I say that what follows, on the videotape, is the most wonderful event in the history of the universe.” is still memorable.

Here’s the rest of his 30-years past column on it (and other things): https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/1990/05/20/thar-she-blows/8f6bc076-3843-4653-99d0-a50df88eabaf/

That whale exploded on the exact day I was born. Coincidence?

When you cry, do people tell you to stop blubbering?

I knew there was something fishy about you.

Whales aren’t fish.

Well aware. But I couldn’t very well say there was something mammal-ey about Anamorphic. Are you seriously going to be this pedantic over a pun?

George: I got about fifty-feet out and then suddenly the great beast

appeared before me. I tell ya he was ten stories high if he was a

foot. As if sensing my presence he gave out a big bellow. I said,

“Easy big fella!” And then as I watched him struggling I realized

something was obstructing his breathing. From where I was standing

I could see directly into the eye of the great fish!

Jerry: Mammal.

George: Whatever.

Whales are also not salt, but they are salty; they are not water, but they are usually wet. The suggestion was that whales are fishy, which seems likely, given where they swim.

But I will allow that blubbering was a better pun.

[grump] Scientific Inaccuracy in puns is not funny. [/grump]


[grump] [del]Scientific Inaccuracy in[/del]puns is not funny. [/grump]