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(BBC)   "It's the closest we're ever going to get to dinosaurs fighting"   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 147
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2009-10-23 12:14:13 PM
I actually saw some humpbacks fighting, from a zodiac boat near Cabo. So obviously I'm getting a kick out of this reply.

Not quite as good of a view as the BBC got, though. Cool video. Didn't know they were fighting over who gets to insert their whale penis into a San Diego.
 
2009-10-23 12:29:40 PM
Guys, guys, guys. Calm down. She has like..four holes.
 
2009-10-23 12:44:38 PM
As you watch the video and listen to the narration, imagine, if you will, the story being about closing time at your favorite bar.
 
2009-10-23 01:02:37 PM
My god, its.... EPIC
 
2009-10-23 01:03:00 PM
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2009-10-23 01:03:33 PM
I thought a cock fight was as close as you could get
 
2009-10-23 01:04:17 PM
VIDEO NOT WORKING???
 
2009-10-23 01:04:19 PM
stupid surf control has the video blocked. Now I have to wait hours and hours until I get home to see it.
 
2009-10-23 01:05:20 PM
David Attenborough is the boss of this nature game.
 
2009-10-23 01:05:39 PM
So, basically it's just a humpback whale bar fight.
 
2009-10-23 01:07:39 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Guys, guys, guys. Calm down. She has like..four holes.

Thread over.
 
2009-10-23 01:07:51 PM
those guys must be hard up to be fighting over a 50 year old chick
 
2009-10-23 01:08:21 PM
BBC's "Nature's Greatest Events(?)" series is awesome.
 
2009-10-23 01:08:31 PM
+1 for D. Attenborough.
 
2009-10-23 01:09:20 PM
Wow. Michael Vick is really getting out of hand.
 
2009-10-23 01:12:36 PM
So yea, that was rather boring.
 
2009-10-23 01:12:57 PM
I've witnessed similar spectacles at Walmart.


Seriously though, that rules.
 
2009-10-23 01:13:48 PM
jebus will make the dinosaurs peaceful again.

etsycrap.com
 
2009-10-23 01:14:42 PM
Zentelis: those guys must be hard up to be fighting over a 50 year old chick

It's like the first of the month at WalMart.
 
2009-10-23 01:14:49 PM
the "humpback whale heat run", where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females.

That's Hoboken at 2 AM on a Saturday.
 
2009-10-23 01:15:13 PM
Therion: As you watch the video and listen to the narration, imagine, if you will, the story being about closing time at your favorite bar.

www.vn-productions.com
WE NEED F*CKING GOLF SHOES, MAN!!
 
2009-10-23 01:16:12 PM
"By inciting the males to fight, the female ensures she will get the best mate."

/biatches
 
2009-10-23 01:16:32 PM
Calm down, this video is sooooo much fake. Half of the footage was filmed in an aquarium, and the action ("fighting") is nothing but smart editing. Do you really think they had set up a dozen cameras in the proper place to make this movie? No they didn't. OTH the sound effects are really poorly edited.

That, and the female whale looks damn fat.
 
2009-10-23 01:16:46 PM
FTFA

Up to 40 males swim behind a single female at speeds of up to ten knots, each jostling to obtain a dominant position.

You can see a land based version of that scene at any dance club in Jersey.
 
2009-10-23 01:17:04 PM
Yeah watching whales fight is cool but when I pay fatties to do it I get their parents screaming at me.
 
2009-10-23 01:17:31 PM
So these males have to remain in pursuit for hours, only for a 1/6 chance to mate? I guess a lack of internet access and opposable thumbs will do that to a guy.
 
2009-10-23 01:17:34 PM
The video's even funnier if you close your eyes and pretend Atten-whatever's talking about a human 50 year old female.
 
2009-10-23 01:18:03 PM
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Damn ye cursed Dinosaur!

Wait, whut?
 
2009-10-23 01:18:29 PM
Very lame. I saw no actual contact.
No flaming blue fireballs either... what kind of weak fight is that?
 
2009-10-23 01:18:46 PM
humpback whale heat run
humpback whale heat run
humpback whale heat run
humpback whale heat run
humpback whale heat run

humpback whale heat run
 
2009-10-23 01:19:03 PM
KingKauff: stupid surf control has the video blocked. Now I have to wait hours and hours until I get home to see it.

I wouldn't bother. Mostly it's just a lot of splashing.
 
2009-10-23 01:19:10 PM
How about in Rocky 7 when Stallone battles Mister T in the rec room of the Sunny Day Retirement Community, Rest Home and Soylent Green Processing Center # 12?

Ref: One of youse is gonna be da winner and the other's gonna be delicious.

Mister T: Aint gonna be me. I'm nobody's chump 'n I'm nobody's lunch.

Stallone: Aya muhba nit lianion on deh manyo.
(Subtitle: Nobody's got Italian on their menu.)
 
2009-10-23 01:19:21 PM
Awesom stuff. I would love to look for more of that series, extremely well filmed! +1
 
2009-10-23 01:19:38 PM
Any bets on how long it takes PETA to come out against the filming of this horrifying tragedy of nature, which should have been prevented, for the benefit of humans?

/sarcasm, in case someone didn't get it
 
2009-10-23 01:20:02 PM
jdogga: Very lame. I saw no actual contact.
No flaming blue fireballs either... what kind of weak fight is that?


Agree. I understand they say males get killed but it looked more like break-dance fighting than any real violence.
 
2009-10-23 01:21:19 PM
I wouldn't fight for that ugly broad. Just look at those sharp fins.
 
2009-10-23 01:21:31 PM
Emposter: Any bets on how long it takes PETA to come out against the filming of this horrifying tragedy of nature, which should have been prevented, for the benefit of humans?

/sarcasm, in case someone didn't get it


File an injunction against the female for inciting the males of this protected species from fighting and killing/injuring each other?
 
2009-10-23 01:21:47 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Guys, guys, guys. Calm down. She has like..four holes.

So does she:
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2009-10-23 01:22:43 PM
The oceans of the world were the home of big blue
He was the greatest monster that the world ever knew
And the place that he loved best
Was the waters to the west
Around the blue pacific he did roam

Big blue moved alone for a mighty blue was he
And the battles of the whales was an awesome sight to see
And he took them one by one and he drove them all away
In the mating of the day he was the king

Big blue had fifty wives and he sired forty sons
Though most of them feel victim to the cruel harpoon guns
Ah but he was too much wise to get caught by the gunners eyes
And so he lived at sea a hundred years

His mouth was as large as a tunnel so they say
His hide was thick as leather and his eyes quick and small
And his back was all scarred by the times he got away
And he knew the smell of whalers did big blue

Big blue passed away to his natural decay
Beside the arctic circle as he traveled up that way
And there never was a man who was born with a gunners hand
Who ever took a pan to big blue

Now the gray whale has run and the sperm is almost done
The Finbacks and the Greenland Rights have all passed and gone
They've been taken by the men for the money they could spend
And the killing never ends, it just goes on

The oceans of the earth were the home of big blue
He was the greatest monster that the world ever knew
And the place that he loved best was the waters to the west
Around the blue pacific he did roam
 
2009-10-23 01:23:21 PM
Man, talk about cock blocking...But that humpback ho is still just the bottom biatch...do you know what I am saying?
 
2009-10-23 01:23:21 PM
It's like that whale biatch is an allegorical statement for women on the Internet!

/shields up
 
2009-10-23 01:23:45 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Guys, guys, guys. Calm down. She has like..four holes.

Keyboard owe me you do
 
2009-10-23 01:23:59 PM
trappedspirit: I thought a cock fight was as close as you could get

Exactly what I thought.
 
2009-10-23 01:24:53 PM
Gahhh! I hate fake sound effects in nature documentaries. Pet peeve, I guess. All those sounds of whales splashing were totally faked. Based on the distance and the straight-down camera view, it was probably filmed from a helicopter. The underwater camera work was probably soundless as well, with bubble sounds added later.

It's cool when America's Funny Home Videos adds sound effects, like the "thwack" sound of a guy getting nutsacked by a toddler with a whiffleball bat. Not so cool when it's a supposedly scientific documentary.
 
2009-10-23 01:25:43 PM
"scientists still don't know where they will mate."

t2.gstatic.com

In the ass?
 
2009-10-23 01:26:17 PM
Harry Freakstorm: The oceans of the world were the home of big blue...

I'll see your [whatever that is] and raise you one Lou Reed:

They say he didnt have an enemy
His was a greatness to behold
He was the last surviving progeny
The last one on this side of the world

He measured a half mile from tip to tail
Silver and black with powerful fins
They say he could split a mountain in two
Thats how we got the grand canyon

Last great american whale
Last great american whale
Last great american whale
Last great american whale

Some say they saw him at the great lakes
Some say they saw him off of florida
My mother said she saw him in chinatown
But you cant always trust your mother

Off the carolinas the sun shines brightly in the day
The lighthouse glows ghostly there at night
The chief of a local tribe had killed a racist mayors son
And hed been on death row since 1958

The mayors kid was a rowdy pig
Spit on indians and lots worse
The old chief buried a hatchet in his head
Life compared to death for him seemed worse

The tribal brothers gathered in the lighthouse to sing
And tried to conjure up a storm or rain
The harbor parted, the great whale sprang full up
And caused a hugh tidal wave

The wave crushed the jail and freed the chief
The tribe let out a roar
The whites were drowned, the browns and reds set free
But sadly one thing more

Some local yokel member of the nra
Kept a bazooka in his living room
And thinking he had the chief in his sight
Blew the whales brains out with a lead harpoon

Last great american whale
Last great american whale
Last great american whale
Last great american whale

Well americans dont care for much of anything
Land and water the least
And animal life is low on the totem pole
With human life not worth more than infected yeast

Americans dont care too much for beauty
Theyll shiat in a river, dump battery acid in a stream
Theyll watch dead rats wash up on the beach
And complain if they cant swim

They say things are done for the majority
Dont believe half of what you see and none of what you hear
Its like what my painter friend donald said to me
Stick a fork in their ass and turn them over, they're done
 
2009-10-23 01:26:34 PM
tillerman35: It's cool when America's Funny Home Videos adds sound effects, like the "thwack" sound of a guy getting nutsacked by a toddler with a whiffleball bat. Not so cool when it's a supposedly scientific documentary.

I blame looney tunes
 
2009-10-23 01:26:56 PM
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2009-10-23 01:27:33 PM
"The males bellow threats to one another, creating huge plumes of bubbles"

Farting contest!
 
2009-10-23 01:28:00 PM
Needs a giant squid to be REALLY epic.
 
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