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Friday, April 13, 2007

It's Raining Whales

Back in the mid-9os, when the Internet arrived at Grace to You, most of the staff had to surf the net on a shared, common computer sitting in the staff break room. Everyone planned their breaks accordingly so they could utilize those precious 20 minutes to email and hit their selected websites.

The cool thing about the Internet, at least to me, was the ability to watch videos and movie trailers on-line. I sat unflinchingly transfixed in front of our monitor watching the Godzilla teaser trailers over and over again. It was like the first time I saw the Incredible Hulk on colorized TV.

During those early, Internet pioneering days, there was one video making the rounds I found to be absolutely delightful. In fact, I bet it probably was the VERY first Internet video I ever watched and well worth watching again if you have already seen it.

It was the exploding whale. There is even a website dedicated to the event that happened on November 12th, 1970 on the beach of Florence, Oregon.

Listen to the sound of wet, rotting whale blubber hitting the ground after the explosion. It's awesome.



Blogger Ransom said...

The exploding whale is probably the single most hysterical thing I have ever seen, since the first time in 1996.

You just can't get tired of watching this video! I use it as a kind of "initiation rite" for new co-workers and roommates and it never fails to get someone laughing so hard he can hardly breathe.

10:52 AM, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Frank Martens said...

Hahaha... "but they'll certainly remember what not to do."

I gotta say... there was some serious genius behind that idea.

12:07 PM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger BugBlaster said...

Fred, you rock.

5:47 AM, April 17, 2007  

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