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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The American Innocence

posted by on June 13 at 11:42 AM

Where else could the “Exploding Whale” happen but here, in this country, in its history, with its citizens, its animals, it cars, religions, skies, and general wildness. I have Toby to thank for this footage of American genius, American madness.

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Dude, you've never seen the exploding whale before? Fuck'n a. You're all, "blah blah blah filmic codes blah blah blah," turns out you're as illiterate as the next mofo.

Posted by Judah | June 13, 2007 12:04 PM
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also he never considered the idea of unintended consequences the people sploding the whale didnt think of.

that could be a real subtext; how people dont really forsee how things will work out until they do them. but that isnt just american, thats universal.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 13, 2007 12:19 PM
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I guess you lose track of time when you're surfing for tits all day.

Posted by Jason Josephes | June 13, 2007 12:26 PM
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As it is chaz's comment seems to be just a "crazy americans, they'll blow up anything that get's in their way" which is common knowledge.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 13, 2007 12:26 PM
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You're new here, aren't you?

Posted by Ben | June 13, 2007 12:35 PM
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I'd ask you what a whale has ever done for you, Charles, but I don't really want to hear the answer.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 13, 2007 12:36 PM
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As is so often the case, those crafty Asians have perfected the Splode-O-Whale. They get them to splode all on their own without help from man (though unpredictably)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4096586

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | June 13, 2007 12:38 PM
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I'm sorry, but the line where he says that the whale bits will be eaten by seagulls and other scavangers? Priceless! That's a LOT of seagulls! It still cracks me up.

Posted by Sylvie | June 13, 2007 12:48 PM
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"however, everyone on the scene was covered in small particles of dead whale"

Hard to beat that phrase!

Posted by petunia | June 13, 2007 1:40 PM
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That's one of the original internet memes, thanks I'm sure to Dave Barry who wrote about it over a decade ago.

Posted by oscar | June 13, 2007 3:20 PM
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My father's high school science class went to look at the whale before it was blown up. The teacher explained to a girl in the class that "that thing" was the whale's penis. The decaying blubber had melted into the surrounding sand, and my father had to throw away the sneakers he was wearing that day.

I'm sure Mr. Mudede can derive some profound postmodern insight from this.

Posted by blueworld | June 13, 2007 5:52 PM
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I believe I saw this first on the internets about 53 years ago.

Posted by hunh? | June 13, 2007 8:21 PM
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Try something new about whales like how they live to be 200 years old.
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/070612/K061233AU.html

Posted by -B- | June 14, 2007 5:10 AM
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1997 just called with their footage holmes

Posted by bobcat | June 14, 2007 10:13 AM

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