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(Daily Mail)   PSA: If you are going to harpoon a killer whale, a small wooden boat is not the best option   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
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2013-08-19 12:30:25 AM  
They harpooned Pierce Brosnan's wife?
 
2013-08-19 01:09:16 AM  
They're gonna need a bigger boat.
 
2013-08-19 04:11:09 AM  
i.imgur.com

I almost feel bad posting that. Then I remember that the idea that a human life is sacred, and worth any number of animal lives is baloney.
 
2013-08-19 06:49:59 AM  
A historic method for hunting whales.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-19 07:41:34 AM  
So what happened to them when they harpooned a sperm whale?
 
2013-08-19 07:57:18 AM  
*waiting for moby dic photoshop.
 
2013-08-19 08:01:57 AM  

Fear_and_Loathing: A historic method for hunting whales.


This.

We used to take much bigger whales in small wooden boats.
 
2013-08-19 08:07:41 AM  
Well subby, it depends on what kind of sexual euphemism this actually is.
 
2013-08-19 08:08:42 AM  
I'll harpoon your mother wherever I want to, thankyouverymuch.
 
2013-08-19 08:11:37 AM  

Slaxl: I almost feel bad posting that. Then I remember that the idea that a human life is sacred, and worth any number of animal lives is baloney.


Meh, 'worth' is a human concept to begin with, so we & they are worth whatever we decide. Animals have an instinct to survive, but they'll never argue the point philosophically.
 
2013-08-19 08:19:27 AM  
What'd the awesome tag ever do to you, subby?

If you're stupid enough to attack animals bigger than you, you deserve to die.  That's why I've never started fights with heavyweight boxers.
 
2013-08-19 08:27:29 AM  
There goes the media stereotyping again.

Had this happened in certain states, they would have said this fish was asking for it.

/Apex predator
//Also known as Orca, Orca Whale, or Blackfish
 
2013-08-19 08:37:50 AM  
www.nesurfari.com
 
2013-08-19 08:40:54 AM  

LL316: What'd the awesome tag ever do to you, subby?

If you're stupid enough to attack animals bigger than you, you deserve to die.  That's why I've never started fights with heavyweight boxers.


Yeah but that logic is only true today a few thousand years ago it would be the following.

If you don't attack large animals you deserve to die childless on the end of a spear while your women are dragged to the campfires of your rivals. Your rodent and plant eating tribe will die out and be replaced by a tribe that with nourishing mammoth meat to fuel their murder and rape squads.
 
2013-08-19 08:42:38 AM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
Must not have been a fan of Richard Harris films.
 
2013-08-19 08:47:14 AM  
Ned Land laughs.
 
2013-08-19 08:58:28 AM  

Darkrover2: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 250x171]
Must not have been a fan of Richard Harris films.


Ah, one of the first 'novels' I ever read. I loved it at the time and couldn't wait to see the movie.
 
2013-08-19 09:03:08 AM  
the other killer whales got revenge on the 8 missing 'fishermen'.

/not feeling terribly sorry for them.  plenty of fish in the sea, don't go and try to harpoon the alpha predator in a tiny wooden boat.
 
2013-08-19 09:07:41 AM  
Whales aren't fish.  D'uh.

I kinda have mixed feelings about this.  Killer whales generally tend to eat much of the cuter animals out there.  Seals, smaller whales, dolphins, etc...  Cute as they might be themselves, they are the gang-hunting jerks of the ocean.
 
2013-08-19 09:07:46 AM  
kissacloud.lanternalley.com

Frowns on their amateurish methods.
 
2013-08-19 09:16:13 AM  

Slaxl: [i.imgur.com image 600x450]

I almost feel bad posting that. Then I remember that the idea that a human life is sacred, and worth any number of animal lives is baloney.


THIS!
 
2013-08-19 09:23:32 AM  

vpb: So what happened to them when they harpooned a sperm whale?


Pretty much the same thing, but they all swim to shore afterward the boat sinks.  Because a sperm whales don't swim in pods and won't eat your ass if you harpoon one of their buddies.   Hunting huge social carnivores that travel in groups and can hunt you back is not real smart.
 
2013-08-19 09:25:14 AM  
Well, it looks as if the village in this story has eight less mouths to feed.
 
2013-08-19 09:35:29 AM  

Darkrover2: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 250x171]
Must not have been a fan of Richard Harris films.




img.tfd.com
 
2013-08-19 09:58:57 AM  
Whatever does not kill you, makes you stronger.
That orca just got stronger.

/oh, and I would not go in that water for a few years
 
2013-08-19 10:11:55 AM  
The orcas in Majorca taste mainly like porka.
 
2013-08-19 10:12:37 AM  
Dammit, I confused Malacca with Majorca. Never mind.
 
2013-08-19 10:14:02 AM  
Good is an understatement. Harpoon a killer whale? F*ck you. Hope it dragged you under, ate you, and sh*t you out for your family to find as a warning. I really hate my fellow disgusting humans sometimes.
 
2013-08-19 10:14:03 AM  

Slaxl: I almost feel bad posting that. Then I remember that the idea that a human life is sacred, and worth any number of animal lives is baloney.


if you decide to hunt a carnivore, prepare and accept to be the hunted

/shiat happens, live and die with it
 
2013-08-19 10:30:36 AM  

dittybopper: Fear_and_Loathing: A historic method for hunting whales.

This.

We used to take much bigger whales in small wooden boats.


But not Orcas,   Orca's are basically dolphins with a glandular disorder, meaning they are smart mother farkers and predators at least as advanced as wolves and more than likely posessing near human intellegence.

As this handy chart shows:
www.hermanus.co.za

The killer what is much smaller than a Sperm whale or the Right whale (which got its name because it was the "right" whale to hunt), which would seem to make it easier prey, but it also means its FAR more manueverable than larger whales and therefore far less vulnerable to attacks by dumbasses in dinghys
 
2013-08-19 10:34:37 AM  

Magorn: the Right whale (which got its name because it was the "right" whale to hunt),


Thus joining the "unfortunately named animal" club, along with the fur seal, edible frog, and edible dormouse.
 
2013-08-19 10:35:07 AM  

Egoy3k: LL316: What'd the awesome tag ever do to you, subby?

If you're stupid enough to attack animals bigger than you, you deserve to die.  That's why I've never started fights with heavyweight boxers.

Yeah but that logic is only true today a few thousand years ago it would be the following.

If you don't attack large animals you deserve to die childless on the end of a spear while your women are dragged to the campfires of your rivals. Your rodent and plant eating tribe will die out and be replaced by a tribe that with nourishing mammoth meat to fuel their murder and rape squads.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-19 10:37:47 AM  

durbnpoisn: Whales aren't fish.  D'uh.

I kinda have mixed feelings about this.  Killer whales generally tend to eat much of the cuter animals out there.  Seals, smaller whales, dolphins, etc...  Cute as they might be themselves, they are the gang-hunting jerks of the ocean.


They also scare the piss out of Great white sharks.
 
2013-08-19 10:37:49 AM  
 
2013-08-19 10:38:59 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Good is an understatement. Harpoon a killer whale? F*ck you. Hope it dragged you under, ate you, and sh*t you out for your family to find as a warning. I really hate my fellow disgusting humans sometimes.


Yea, but it said they had a religious ceremony concerning killing them.  That makes it OK, right?
 
2013-08-19 10:45:24 AM  

Magorn: dittybopper: Fear_and_Loathing: A historic method for hunting whales.

This.

We used to take much bigger whales in small wooden boats.

But not Orcas,   Orca's are basically dolphins with a glandular disorder, meaning they are smart mother farkers and predators at least as advanced as wolves and more than likely posessing near human intellegence.

As this handy chart shows:
[www.hermanus.co.za image 350x548]

The killer what is much smaller than a Sperm whale or the Right whale (which got its name because it was the "right" whale to hunt), which would seem to make it easier prey, but it also means its FAR more manueverable than larger whales and therefore far less vulnerable to attacks by dumbasses in dinghys


That's a pretty good chart, but I'd need to see a comparison of a typical house cat to get a better approximation.
 
2013-08-19 10:52:19 AM  

dittybopper: Fear_and_Loathing: A historic method for hunting whales.

This.

We used to take much bigger whales in small wooden boats.


Yeah and then after they harpooned them they would go for the nantucket sleigh ride (not a sex act)
 
2013-08-19 10:53:58 AM  

NewportBarGuy: They harpooned Pierce Brosnan's wife?


Eek!
Hefty babe, ain't she?
 
2013-08-19 10:55:32 AM  

Gabrielmot: Magorn: dittybopper: Fear_and_Loathing: A historic method for hunting whales.

This.

We used to take much bigger whales in small wooden boats.

But not Orcas,   Orca's are basically dolphins with a glandular disorder, meaning they are smart mother farkers and predators at least as advanced as wolves and more than likely posessing near human intellegence.

As this handy chart shows:
[www.hermanus.co.za image 350x548]

The killer what is much smaller than a Sperm whale or the Right whale (which got its name because it was the "right" whale to hunt), which would seem to make it easier prey, but it also means its FAR more manueverable than larger whales and therefore far less vulnerable to attacks by dumbasses in dinghys

That's a pretty good chart, but I'd need to see a comparison of a typical house cat to get a better approximation.


Or see it expressed in Rhode Islands.

/rods to the hogshead, etc.
 
2013-08-19 10:56:02 AM  
Wooden boat?
www.historylink.org
The Makah accept your challenge.
 
2013-08-19 10:56:42 AM  
Obviously it killed them on purpose and left a few stragglers to tell the tale as a warning.
 
2013-08-19 11:00:42 AM  
PSA?  Back in my day we had the protip.  And it was sufficient.
 
2013-08-19 11:22:20 AM  

durbnpoisn: Whales aren't fish.  D'uh.

I kinda have mixed feelings about this.  Killer whales generally tend to eat much of the cuter animals out there.  Seals, smaller whales, dolphins, etc...  Cute as they might be themselves, they are the gang-hunting jerks of the ocean.


Smaller whales? They hunt blue whales.
 
2013-08-19 11:27:25 AM  
I think the proper term for this would be Nantucket slay ride.
 
2013-08-19 11:47:27 AM  
Gotta admit though, for a dirty dangerous profession, the Whalers did have the happiest little ditties:
For it's cheer up my lads
Let your hearts never fail
For the bonnie ship the Diamond
Goes a-hunting for the whale

It's a damn tough life, full of toil and strife, we whalermen undergo,

And we won't give a damn when the gales are done how hard the
winds did blow,

For we're homeward bound from the Arctic grounds with a good ship
taut and free,

And we won't give a damn when we drink our rum with the girls
from old Maui.
CHORUS:
Rolling down to old Maui, me boys, rolling down to old Maui,
We're homeward bound from the Arctic grounds, rolling down to old Maui.
 
2013-08-19 12:11:25 PM  
"I always assumed whaled died when you harpooned them."

nuldi.com
 
2013-08-19 01:01:52 PM  
I'm a little conflicted. On one hand I think cetaceans should more or less be off limits for hunting, but on the other these guys kind of seem like subsistence hunters.
 
2013-08-19 01:15:43 PM  

groppet: dittybopper: Fear_and_Loathing: A historic method for hunting whales.

This.

We used to take much bigger whales in small wooden boats.

Yeah and then after they harpooned them they would go for the nantucket sleigh ride (not a sex act)


Came for the sleigh ride (also not a sex act.) Left satisfied.
 
2013-08-19 02:40:12 PM  
Vodka,

Nat Geo has several shows on Killer Whales (all fascinating), but one in particular has a segment where a mother KW is teaching its calf how to hunt.  After killing multiple seals, they happen across one last seal and man does the mother work this little farker over... She tosses this thing one way, then the other, she does a belly flop on this poor bastard and after what for that poor seal must have felt like an eternity, she comes up for "the kill" except she isn't killing the seal, instead she swims ashore and lets the seal go...

The look on the seal's face was one of shock and later disappointment (must have realized it couldn't play the lottery)....  If you are channel surfing and come across a Nat Geo special on Killer Whales I would definitely recommend taking the time to watch.
 
2013-08-19 02:49:39 PM  

Egoy3k: LL316: What'd the awesome tag ever do to you, subby?

If you're stupid enough to attack animals bigger than you, you deserve to die.  That's why I've never started fights with heavyweight boxers.

Yeah but that logic is only true today a few thousand years ago it would be the following.

If you don't attack large animals you deserve to die childless on the end of a spear while your women are dragged to the campfires of your rivals. Your rodent and plant eating tribe will die out and be replaced by a tribe that with nourishing mammoth meat to fuel their murder and rape squads.


The slight difference being is that wooly mammoths are not predators, their ability to fight (and bite) back is severely limited.  Only their sheer size made them hazardous to the hunters.  And obviously not hazardous enough, since even neanderthals, cro-magnons and early modern man were basically able to hunt them to extinction with mere stone tools and spears.
 
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