Wednesday, 3 March 2010

What a wave can do

Some of you might wonder what all the fuss has been with the 3-foot tsunami waves that "hit" the islands on Saturday. Well, if you aren't careful, there's a one in a million chance it'll take the front off a supertanker and will require its removal from the environment.

9 comments:

Keera Ann Fox said...

I didn't know that this could happen. (But their discussion sounds like a Smith & Jones skit.)

Keera Ann Fox said...

Instead of deleting my previous comment, because "removed by author" always looks so - damning - I will instead claim that my front fell off. It's also way past my bedtime.

It is a skit and a darned good one. :-D And, hilariously, my word verification is "funshiph"!

mirmilant said...

brilliant!

Tom said...

Keera - I'd have been happy to remove your first comment completely if you wanted, but don't worry, many people have been fooled by that clip, at least initially! The due are John Clarke and Bryan Dawe who specialise in political satire - and they are *very* good!

Ant - look up Clarke and Dawe on youtube - there's plenty of wonderful stuff out there although I think "The front fell off" is the best one!

This one's good though: Dead whale. I loved the critter to water ratio argument!

Tom

Keera Ann Fox said...

LOL! I liked the water ratio thing, too. You know, though, the comment that the whale just died of old age, reminds me that a lot of "sensational" new stories wouldn't be if people stopped to think. I think.

Tom said...

Keera - you're not wrong!

Tom

Keera Ann Fox said...

Sometimes I wonder. Especially before I've had my coffee. ;-)

Tom said...

If you get the time, read the UK's Daily Mail for a day or two. I haven't the energy to give the URL but if you want sensationalism without thinking that's the paper to read.

Unfortunately it's very popular.

Tom

Keera Ann Fox said...

Actually, that looks quite entertaining. The way it's presented, you know what's behind the headlines, unlike Norway's tabloids, which give you a sensational headline of five words or less, and a one sentence follow up (i.e. what would be one headline in the Daily Mail), forcing you to click through to find out what the heck it means.

And you thought it was all bad. ;-)