Wednesday, May 30, 2007

300 Pounds of Hongry

I've held off posting the story about the momma humpback whale and her baby taking a detour through the Golden Gate and SF Bay and up the Sacramento River for fear of jinxing the two.

It looks like they are headed back to the open ocean. Woo-hoo! If they could just wait until 5:30 P.M. today to go under the GGB I'll get to watch them a block away from where I live.

Mother and calf rollick in S.F. Bay in sprint to Pacific:

"The two humpback whales that captured worldwide attention for their two-week sojourn in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta returned to San Francisco Bay on Tuesday and came within only a few miles of the Golden Gate and their Pacific Ocean home.

By nightfall Tuesday, the mother and calf faced a swim of less than 8 miles to the narrow channel under the Golden Gate Bridge -- but they weren't leaving the bay just yet. Instead, the pair spent the early evening parading close to the Tiburon shore, delighting onlookers outfitted with binoculars. Then, they appeared to settle for the night just off Larkspur."

Check out the map of their journey. It really is amazing they made it all the way up the Sac. River.


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If society is going to devolve then I want it to REALLY devolve.

The Dutch are setting a standard here, that I thought, for sure, the U.S. of A. would be the first to do.

Game shows for vital organs.... YES!

Next up: Hunting human prey in an updated version of Survivor.

Dutch show has kidney donation contest:

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch reality show that claims to be trying to draw attention to a shortage of organ donors said Tuesday it would go ahead with a program in which a terminally ill woman will choose a contestant to receive one of her kidneys.

The program, 'Big Donor Show,' has been attacked as unethical and tasteless. One member of the Dutch parliament suggested the government should block Friday's broadcast.

'We know that this program is super controversial and some people will think it's tasteless, but we think the reality is even more shocking and tasteless: waiting for an organ is just like playing the lottery,' Laurens Drillich, chairman of the BNN network, said in a statement."

That's some pig: Boy, 11, shoots 1,051 pound hog

In related news, another local boy captured a 500 pound wild chicken while his father has grown 50 pound coffee beans. Not to be outdown the wife and mother has developed a process to cook pancakes that will cover a king sized bead.

These folks along with the hogzilla boy will be joining forces to host the largest weekend breakfast buffet in the history of mankind.

Mmmmmm bacon. (it was mentioned that 500 pounds of sausage will be produced from hogzilla... no shit)

h/t to Naomi at Slacker Country

"MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But the sequel may be even bigger: Meet Monster Pig.

An 11-year-old boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet 4, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

If the claims are accurate, Jamison Stone's trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in South Georgia in 2004."

Of course his dad created a website for him:

BIGGER than Hogzilla

"300 pounds. As tall as she is round.
And every pound of that body's so fine
I can hardly believe that its all mine
It's all mine!"
Eddie Hinton - 300 Pounds of Hongry

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