Archive for February, 2008

Q: When is a satellite like a whale?

Monday, February 25th, 2008

A: When you use explosives to get rid of a dead one! Last week’s story of how the U.S. military shot down a satellite carrying toxic rocket fuel brought at least a couple comparisons to Oregon’s Exploding Whale. The military had lost control of the crippled satellite in late 2006 shortly after it was launched. [...]

Whale limerick wins contest!

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Much to my surprise, one of the Exploding Whale limericks I submitted to Bob Welch‘s Oregon limerick contest was chosen as the winner from the 286 submissions! This clearly says more about the unending appeal of the Exploding Whale story than it does about my ability to rhyme, but I am honored nonetheless. As detailed [...]

Exploding Whale poetry

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Well, it certainly didn’t take long for the Exploding Whale to make an appearance on Register-Guard columnist Bob Welch‘s blog! I mean, seriously, what do you think he expected when, in honor of Oregon’s 149th birthday (which was on Valentine’s Day, February 14), Welch asked his readers to submit limericks honoring the state’s places and [...]

Bob Welch enters the Blogosphere

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Just a quick heads up to let you know that Register-Guard columnist and longtime admirer of Oregon’s Exploding Whale Bob Welch has officially entered the Blogosphere with his new RG blog titled Close to Home with Bob Welch. Welch has written several columns (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) about [...]

CNN covers the Exploding Whale

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The CNN program News to Me recently aired a segment on Oregon’s Exploding Whale. In addition to the original KATU video, the piece features clips from interviews with Paul Linnman and Doug Brazil, the reporter and cameraman who in 1970 documented the momentous event. While the video contains a brief, unattributed screen shot of our [...]