Archive for January, 2008

Bob Welch tracks down Walter Umenhofer

Monday, January 14th, 2008

One of the Exploding Whale’s biggest proponents strikes again! Bob Welch, a columnist for the Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), profiles Walter Umenhofer, the gentleman whose brand new Oldsmobile 88 was crushed by a 300-pound piece of dead whale sent skyward when the Oregon Highway Division detonated 20 cases of dynamite underneath a rotting whale carcass (see […]

Animated redux of the video

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Oregon’s Exploding Whale continues to inspire creative types. Last year, the Exploding Whale was the subject of a successful one-man show and a WikiWorld comic strip. And now Abdul Hameed Gamiet has released an animated retelling of the well-known incident. Gamiet used the audio track from the the original video and then created his own […]