Explosive topic

I report on a dumb story of a rotting whale explosion in Taiwan and it looks like I may get more visitors than on any other single day since SARS. Of course, traffic can be very fickle, and it tends to disappear as quickly as it arrives….

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In response to request for a bigger photo of the sickening mess, here you go. Click to enlarge the picture. Yes, that is the entire whale carcass on the tractor trailer in the background. As one commenter asked, why didn’t they enshroud the thing in plastic wrap before moving it through the city?

Here’s the whale carcass prior to — I think — its decision to disembowel itself on the busy Taiwan street.

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Update: Well it was fun for about 15 hours. Traffic now drifting back to normal….

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 22 Comments

Ewwww!!
Saw it on CNA too.. gross man..
But i like the pic hehe

January 31, 2004 @ 11:57 am | Comment

at least they didn’t intentionally blow up the whale like the clever americans in 1970 LMAO!

January 31, 2004 @ 2:41 pm | Comment

is that his penis?

January 31, 2004 @ 2:43 pm | Comment

are you talking about the motorcycle or the intestines?

January 31, 2004 @ 2:45 pm | Comment

dodo, that is amazing! How did you ever find that 34-year-old clip??

January 31, 2004 @ 3:09 pm | Comment

Hey Drew, he’s just happy to see you!

Dodo, thanks so much for the video link. My brother just told me a few months ago that he and some friends had cut high school(in California) and drove up to Oregon to see this event, and how they ran for their lives when the blubber started to fly!
I’m sending him the link.

Russo

January 31, 2004 @ 3:45 pm | Comment

No kidding.
That is totally gross, but what is even more gross is that some of that carnage ended up on someone’s dinner plate later that night.
Yuck!

February 3, 2004 @ 1:30 pm | Comment

too fucking gross huh

February 5, 2004 @ 10:58 am | Comment

ewwwwww what a nasty nasty smell!! hahahahaha

February 7, 2004 @ 12:22 am | Comment

Anyone who thinks that Americans are not smarter than any other country, you can kiss my uncle sam loving ass. who else would find a way to not only clean up most of the mess but also solve the ever growing bird hunger phenomonon that obviously you guys have no idea about. At least in America we dont have gay diseases like SARS…what kind of shit is that? fuck you asian bastards for even trying to bring that shit here… i understand there is a chance that you were attempting to spread the disease to Canada to try to eraticate the ever growing problem of Canadians which i greatly appriciate, but you stupid chink bitches missed, so go fuck yourselves and open your stupid slanted chink eyes you 2 inch endowed cock sucking gooks.

February 7, 2004 @ 3:16 pm | Comment

Posted by: Clever American at February 7, 2004 03:16 PM

LOL! Clever American..

I know plenty of “clever” Americans, i’ve many American friends and they don’t write stupid subjective comments like that.

Hey btw you forgot to [insert a non-educated kid joke about the french surrendering here]

February 9, 2004 @ 2:20 am | Comment

Dude. Clever American. Calm down. You make America look bad, especially in a debate over intelligence.

February 11, 2004 @ 5:57 am | Comment

Eeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!!

I like the picture that you gave posted. BUt it’s better to have more pics.

February 12, 2004 @ 10:52 am | Comment

Lmao, stupid chinks.

April 7, 2004 @ 8:48 am | Comment

I just wanted to apologize to everyone for having to read the idiotic, uneducated commentary posted by “Clever American”, who is obviously not very clever at all. I do not know this individual, but I resent the way he/she is choosing to represent our country on this forum. Please do not interpret his/her comments as a relfection of our entire country. “Canadian” is correct, most of us would never post such comments.

May 7, 2004 @ 11:59 am | Comment

thats not sick if u want sick go on http://www.ogrish.com god ogrish has the beheading videos of the POWS from Iraq.

September 18, 2004 @ 11:56 pm | Comment

Clever American, Have you ever heard of the whale that they blew up with dynamite on the oregon beach? Yeah real smart…

http://hyra2.nuclearfallout.net/temp/beachedwhale.avi

November 11, 2004 @ 3:26 pm | Comment

No wonder the rest of the world think that you Americans are sooo stoopid, I’m glad were upside down down here so all your bad ass attitude just falls off on it’s way down.
Wake up and smell the gravy ya dags……

November 13, 2004 @ 10:00 am | Comment

All you assholes who think clever american is stupid can kiss my fat white freedom loving american ass, and to all you Americans who think clever american isn’t cool then you guys are not even fucking Americans….at all!!! America is so fucking awsome it just makes me want to crap my red white and blue pants. By the way we dont even give a flying fuck about this damn whale…all I care about is you fuckers recognizing the fact that were better, we have hotter babes, and our militar could beat the shit out of your military any day. Go the fuck back to canadia. Were the best. Period.

……………BONER

May 26, 2005 @ 10:26 pm | Comment

i bet you this dipshit above me doesnt know crap about his country, its canada you overweight uneducated prick.

June 27, 2005 @ 6:17 pm | Comment

yuh! this is realy realy dust :/ that photo make me sick :| |

August 4, 2005 @ 8:25 am | Comment

Acutally, “Scott,” I am an American and I happen to think that there are some extremely attractive asian women, some more so than American females. And our military may be reputed as the most powerful in the world, but in reality a war in Asia would definetely not be a shoe-in victory for the United States- take Vietnam for example (duh). Fortunately, only your redneck, Ford driving companions consider you to be an actual American, while the rest of the population knows that you have nothing in common with what this country represents.

I hope I don’t see you on the streets cause I’ll have to run circles around you with my Mercedes SL 500, mmmmmkay..

August 24, 2005 @ 9:58 pm | Comment

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