Archive for December, 2005

Keep the Whale in Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Here at, part of our mission is to keep the whale in Christmas. With that in mind, we’d like to point out a couple of whale-related children’s holiday books: The Christmas Whale by Roger Duvoisin and The Boy and the Whale by Eric Metaxas.

Explosion would delay whale burial

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

An article in the The Daily Telegraph newspaper of Sydney, Australia discusses plans to bury the carcass of a pygmy blue whale that recently washed up on an island near Perth. Because the island is a popular recreation and tourist area, officials decided to bury the carcass rather than tow it out to sea and […]

Exploding pens

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Here’s a strange little story. A 17-year old boy in El Monte, California, rigged several ink pens to explode when the cap was removed. He then left the booby-trapped writing instruments around area high schools hoping to injure anyone who picked them up. His diabolical plot met with success on three occasions dating back to […]

Bob Welch’s My Oregon

Monday, December 12th, 2005

I have not got my paws on a copy yet, but Register-Guard columnist (and author, speaker, and teacher) Bob Welch — ardent fan of the Exploding Whale and whose columns have made regular mention of it — has a new book out called My Oregon. Here’s Bob’s description: A collection of 100-plus Register-Guard columns written […]