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2013-05-19 01:16:44 PM
Moocher.
 
2013-05-19 01:37:44 PM
"A disabled killer whale that is missing two finds is able to survive in the wild with the help of its family, who hunt food its food."


It's great to see that the Daily Mail is sticking to its standards of journalism.   I'm just surprised they forgot to include an apostrophe in "its."
 
2013-05-19 01:41:02 PM
In a whalechair?
 
2013-05-19 01:58:15 PM
I get SSSQQQQEEEEEEEEE with a little from my kkkkkkkkkeeeeooooo.
 
2013-05-19 02:06:10 PM

whither_apophis: I get SSSQQQQEEEEEEEEE with a little from my kkkkkkkkkeeeeooooo.


For some reason this has me giggling like an idiot.
 
2013-05-19 02:31:23 PM
i first read that as whale killer.... that was not to be as touching a story i suppose.
 
2013-05-19 02:36:35 PM
There was a crow with a massive head tumour who was barely able to fly or walk straight at one place I lived. The other crows would bring it food and groom it. He'd sit on the front lawn making a funny noise while another crow was always next to him.
 
2013-05-19 02:41:50 PM
With a hoverround provided by Medicare.
 
2013-05-19 02:45:17 PM

FunkOut: There was a crow with a massive head tumour who was barely able to fly or walk straight at one place I lived. The other crows would bring it food and groom it. He'd sit on the front lawn making a funny noise while another crow was always next to him.


It's depressing how the wildlife is adopting our welfare state.  A healthy ecosystem is better patterned after an industrial slaughter house since death is how life is fed.
 
2013-05-19 02:52:57 PM
I blame 0rcabama.
 
2013-05-19 02:53:23 PM

FunkOut: There was a crow with a massive head tumour who was barely able to fly or walk straight at one place I lived. The other crows would bring it food and groom it. He'd sit on the front lawn making a funny noise while another crow was always next to him.


That sounds sadly adorable.
 
2013-05-19 02:54:18 PM
Scocialism! Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-05-19 02:54:20 PM
I'm guessing prostitution: not-so-free willy.
 
2013-05-19 02:58:43 PM

clipperbox: i first read that as whale killer.... that was not to be as touching a story i suppose.


i500.listal.com

YARRR!


 
2013-05-19 02:59:11 PM
Whales don't need a public health service. Why should we?
 
2013-05-19 03:03:02 PM
abqarts.com
What a disabled Fin may look like
 
2013-05-19 03:06:20 PM

whither_apophis: I get SSSQQQQEEEEEEEEE with a little from my kkkkkkkkkeeeeooooo.


Hysterical.

I was going to go with "I get by with a little help from my fins," clearly the better joke.
 
2013-05-19 03:08:37 PM
*meant to say yours was better, whither_apophis
 
2013-05-19 03:11:55 PM
So, I guess Rush Limbaugh would say that the disable whale should be left to die instead of the whale's society sharing their hard earned food.

/Amidointhisright?
 
2013-05-19 03:18:40 PM

Beerguy: So, I guess Rush Limbaugh would say that the disable whale should be left to die instead of the whale's society sharing their hard earned food.


Not at all. The whales show that government intervention is unnecessary, and that families can take care of each other without 0bongo's help.
 
2013-05-19 03:39:03 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I blame 0rcabama.


Heh.
 
2013-05-19 03:39:50 PM

Outrageous Muff: With a hoverround provided by Medicare.


How else can he get to the anti-socialism teabagger rallies?
 
2013-05-19 03:45:27 PM
Is there any evidence in the article that the rest of the pod is sharing food?
 
2013-05-19 03:45:45 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I blame 0rcabama.


+1 for creativity.

"Fins? I don't need no stinking FINS!"
 
2013-05-19 03:48:39 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Outrageous Muff: With a hoverround provided by Medicare.

How else can he get to the anti-socialism teabagger rallies?


global3.memecdn.com
 
2013-05-19 03:49:08 PM
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2013-05-19 04:05:39 PM

clipperbox: i first read that as whale killer.... that was not to be as touching a story i suppose.


'...the pod of seven as they hunted a Bryde's whale..."

Actually whale killer killer whales is correct.
 
2013-05-19 04:09:36 PM
Freeloader Willy.  Is there anything this muslim won't do to cover up Umbrella-witz?
 
2013-05-19 04:18:03 PM

keypusher: Is there any evidence in the article that the rest of the pod is sharing food?


Yeah. The disabled whale isn't dead yet.
 
2013-05-19 04:25:34 PM
The family that kills together, stays together.
 
2013-05-19 04:27:20 PM

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Freeloader Willy.  Is there anything this muslim won't do to cover up Umbrella-witz?


Nice. That really could be a DM headline, too.
 
2013-05-19 04:51:34 PM

Albert911emt: keypusher: Is there any evidence in the article that the rest of the pod is sharing food?

Yeah. The disabled whale isn't dead yet.


Just 'cause they're eating him slowly.
 
2013-05-19 05:04:22 PM
Whoever named this species is a giant a-hole.

They should be called Sea Pandas
 
2013-05-19 05:12:23 PM
"It shows these mammals are not really just ruthless killing machines but they also have complex, caring social-structures in which they and care for their own disabled members.'"

I overheard something saying the exact same thing during my most recent abduction by Aliens! Wow, Killer whales are ALOT like us.

"Killer whales are known to hunt and kill larger whale species - but sometimes only eat the tongue, research has shown."

They are us! (Think sharks' fin soup.) Seriously, they eat seals, dolphins, and other whales but not humans...there is something fishy going on!
 
2013-05-19 05:36:04 PM

Demonsdemon: "It shows these mammals are not really just ruthless killing machines but they also have complex, caring social-structures in which they and care for their own disabled members.'"

I overheard something saying the exact same thing during my most recent abduction by Aliens! Wow, Killer whales are ALOT like us.

"Killer whales are known to hunt and kill larger whale species - but sometimes only eat the tongue, research has shown."

They are us! (Think sharks' fin soup.) Seriously, they eat seals, dolphins, and other whales but not humans...there is something fishy going on!


We were both genetically engineered from the same contradictory asshole aquatic ape species.
 
2013-05-19 06:14:23 PM

Albert911emt: keypusher: Is there any evidence in the article that the rest of the pod is sharing food?

Yeah. The disabled whale isn't dead yet.


He's still young. I hope they're able to track him to see if the pod allows him to stay once he's of the normal age where they push related males out of the pod. Animals that have supportive social groups can seemingly be very tolerant of disabilities, but it's usually due to the mother's status (which often gives the baby high rank in the group), and the animal's status as a juvenile.

What made humans (and other human like groups, like Neanderthal) unique is that there are fossil instances of males and females suffering serious injury or congential deformation that only survived due to the group caring for them beyond a short scope of time and beyond childhood when they seemingly had no use to the group. No one knows how common this was, or if the few instances seen are anomalies. But it doesn't happen with most animals of course.

Not every social group shares this even. There's writings by Julius Ceasar during his campaigns where he's basically disgusted that the Celts keep mentally retarded children. He's not the only one to have written about it, but these writings I understand are the only reason we even know about it. If a family wasn't taking proper care of a disabled relative, the person was taken, placed with another family in the village, and the original family had to pay financial support and it was seen as a great shame. They didn't do this out of a sense of heightened morality, they weren't more enlightened than the romans or anything. It was simply a different social concept of family and kinship bonds. They probably wouldn't have given two shiats about a disabled roman child...but one of their own was different.
 
2013-05-19 10:14:05 PM

whither_apophis: I get SSSQQQQEEEEEEEEE with a little from my kkkkkkkkkeeeeooooo.


You forgot the word help thus negating any humor this elicited. Please turn in your badge and do not attempt to reenter the building. Security will see you out.
 
2013-05-19 11:54:55 PM

Prolefeed: Whoever named this species is a giant a-hole.

They should be called Sea Pandas


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3__L0oAa2T8

Yep.
 
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