Stupid kids. At least that mariachi band treated the whales with dignity.
|Jet Bin Fever |
Kids are stupid for delighting in interacting with a huge creature? Seems pretty great to me.
|Binro the Heretic |
Whale is having a blast.
Extra stars for the original video title. Yes, it's definitely the belugas that are teasing your kids, that is exactly what's happening.
Last time I had the misfortune to be at a zoo I saw this exact same scene play out except with gorillas, it was pretty heartbreaking actually.
It didn't help that my girlfriend and I had made and eaten some especially strong pot brownies right before we went to the zoo.
Binro the Heretic
The whale is thinking "Cool! I can make that freaky thing jump and scream!"
This is true; good zoos provide a valuable service not only to the animals (via breeding programs and such), but to the general public, especially in terms of education.
I've been going to the Toronto Zoo for years; it's great and the animals are always lively. Last time I was there, two 500 lbs grizzlies were running around and playing like little puppy dogs. Could watch that shit all day.
Maybe a "good zoo", but Mystic fucking sucks. They should rename it the Jerk aquarium for jerks.
Sorry, I'm sorry, that hostility was uncalled for. It's just that I really fucking hate Mystic; it was the last place my ex and I went on a date before she dumped me. I spent three hundred dollars on a stupid Penguin Adventure, and a week later it was like, hey, I know we've been together since highschool, but you just got medboarded out of the Army and you can't find a job and I'm fininshing my Masters Degree blah bablah blah whatever. I know it's not Mystic's fault, but if these whales were to arm themselves and rise up against the patrons and the staff, eating every human being in sight before burning the place to ashes and returning blood-drunk to the sea, I think I'd be OK with that.
I get to see dolphins almost everyday at work. Don't go to the aquarium, join the Coast Guard.
It must be a lot of fun to be a Coastie.
Sort of related: are there are any neat Coastie customs, or like, I dunno, secret handshakes or whatever? I am thinking of inviting a galpal over for dinner next weekend; she is a former Coastie and I don't know if there's any inside-joke Coastie-thing that she might like if I say or do or get for her.
The Coast Guard and Navy are probably just as alien to you as the Army, Marines, and Airforce are to me.
I can't think of any secret stuff like that. If you want to get to understand her service ask if she spent her most of her time (like Cutter or station), what was her rate, and ask where she was as a nonrate. Nonrate time is really interesting where you're mostly doing dirty work on deck force and mess cooking on the cutters. I fortunately didn't have any time as a non-rate, I went straight to A-school.
|Jimmy Labatt |
Five stars for the armchair marine biologists in the comments section
So is the whale just messing with the kids or is he trying to eat them?
Binro the Heretic
I'm sure it originally tried to eat children, but probably figured out what glass was pretty quickly. Whales are pretty smart.
Now, it probably snaps at them just for amusement. If the kid hadn't jumped like that, the whale probably would have gotten bored and swam away.
ba-by beluga in the deep blue sea
he'll eat you, and your fam-i-ly
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