Totally Blowing Shit Up Tuesday: A Whale of a Tale

As you all know, the iNDefatigable mjenks (who, for the remainder of this post, will be refered to as 'mjenks') over at A Crown of Thistles is a lover of science and things that go BOOM.  He also loves things that go "B(.)(.)B" but that's a different story.

A long, long time ago, I posted one of my most favorite explosions of all time.  Since it was my 5th post ever, I'm going to guess that most of you haven't read it.  Mjenks did, because he left the best comment, "Thar she blows."

I'm not going to link you to that post, because, face it, we all know that you're lazy and won't click on it.  So I will just rerun the good bits here.



Upon learning that THIS happened on November 12, 1970, I unilaterally declared that date for all time to be known as  National Stick This In Your Blow Hole Day.  And it turned out, even Dave Barry wrote this up, almost 20 years ago, too.

So, with no further ado, I give you "what happens when idiots with dynamite try to remove a whale carcass from their beach."  (And I so LOVE this reporter.)

Oh, yes they did.

Among the thoughts that crossed my mind upon seeing this were:

1) Sweet DANGIN' Jesus!
Because Sweet Dancing Moses was busy that night.
2) Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Ah, the days before CGI.
Sorry that your mom blew up, Ricky.

4) That dude shot his load and a big wad of sperm crashed down and destroyed that car.

5) Blew-kakke - A load of sperm exploding in your face.Blew-kakke from my HS yearbook
6) The engineers did that on porpoise.


wigsf said...

Exploding whale is legendary. That is all.

Cora said...

A whale of a tale for sure, Scope!

Jeeeeeeeeeez. (Oh! That reminds me: Sweet Dancin' Jesus!! How cool is he?! *snicker*)

mo.stoneskin said...

Even if I was confronted with a beached dead whale, and happened to be carrying some dynomite, I would simply pretend not to notice and walk away.

Some Guy said...

I'll forgive that last pun because that video was so good.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Somewhere on the beach is a very confused and shell-shocked Jonah.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I think I commented on the whale post too!

I didn't know Ricky's mom blew up..

SkylersDad said...

You left out the classic line from Stripes:

"Where's your drill Sargent recruit?"

"Blowed up Sir!"

Morgan the Muse said...

I am both jealous and incredibly glad that I was not there to enjoy that.

Scope said...

Yes, Candy, you did comment WAY back then too. Sorry didn't mean to slight you.

Scarlet said...

How did I miss Dave Barry's "Exploding Whale" story? Wow!

I "popped in" from The Butterfly Farmer's place (aka Lisa).

~E said...


And not in a good way!