Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, November 1, 2013

George T. Thornton, R.I.P. (Yes, You've Heard of Him Before This)

You may have not known his name, but you know what he was famous for doing:
An Oregon highway engineer who blew up a dead beached whale with a half-ton of dynamite in 1970 has died at the age of 84.

George Thomas Thornton gained national attention over the exploding whale, and the act endured for decades thanks to a video that shows giant pieces of whale carcass splattering across the beach and spectators
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2 comments:

The New York Crank said...

I wonder whether Hunter S. Thompson had this in mind when he left instructions that his ashes should be fired out of a cannon.

Crankily yours,
The New York Crnak

Phil said...

Clearly the situation called for more dynamite or a much smaller whale.