Archive for the 'Media Coverage' Category

Dynamite not an option this time

Monday, March 9th, 2009

According to Oregon state officials, dynamite is not an option being considered for how to dispose of a 40-foot fin whale carcass that washed up on an Oregon beach over the weekend. The carcass came to rest on an easily-accessible beach just a few miles north of where a giant sperm whale corpse washed up […]

TV Alert! “The Whale that Exploded” to air Dec 13 & 15

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

A British documentary titled “The Whale that Exploded in the Street,” will be airing in the United States on December 13 and 15 on the National Geographic channel (aka “NatGeo”) under the shortened title, “The Whale that Exploded.” The documentary explores the explosion of a 50-ton sperm whale carcass that was being transported through the […]

Journalists love the Exploding Whale

Monday, October 6th, 2008

This is just further proof that journalists can’t get enough of the Exploding Whale. When there’s nothing else to write about, they can always rely on the old “EW” to meet their deadline. Peter O’Neill, a writer for the Timaru Herald which is located in the South Canterbury region of New Zealand, recently wrote an […]

“The Onion” riffs on exploding whales

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

In a long-lost piece written from the perspective of happy homemaker Patricia Halsworthy, the venerable satirists at The Onion let loose on the “have fun or else” mentality of the modern family vacation in… “I Refuse To Let Some Beached Whale Ruin Our Family Outing” The story is relayed as Patricia’s side of a conversation […]

Vote for the Whale!

Friday, April 11th, 2008

CNN‘s News To Me program, which covered the Exploding Whale back in February, is now having a contest to determine which segments will appear in their self-proclaimed “blockbuster special” on May 17. Obviously, I’d like to encourage you to vote for the Exploding Whale! So go do it. Now. What are you waiting for? I’ll […]

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 […]