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(BBC)   Whale spotted on the Thames in central London. No word if whale has spotted dick   ( news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2006-01-20 08:57:06 AM  
It got bored waiting for Greenpeace to ship it to Parliament
2006-01-20 08:59:58 AM  
Any dork spottings??
2006-01-20 09:05:25 AM  
Whale dicks aren't spotted... but they are huge
2006-01-20 09:06:42 AM  
Laugh if you want, but spotted dick is delicious....
[image from upload.wikimedia.org too old to be available]

why the hell they have to call it spotted dick is beyond me... Goddamn brits.
2006-01-20 09:09:45 AM  
So do I put the "Who circumcised Moby Dick?" joke in this one, or the other green-lit whale thread?
2006-01-20 10:36:00 AM  
Actual whale dorks here:

2006-01-20 10:55:08 AM  
Look kids, it's Big Ben, Parliament,......a spotted whale?
2006-01-20 10:55:28 AM  
Stupid Welsh, stay out of the damn river
2006-01-20 10:55:34 AM  
Why the hell would you refer to pudding as dick? Isn't that what the dick would produce? Pudding?
2006-01-20 10:57:33 AM  
2006-01-20 10:57:56 AM  
No need to fear, just an american tourist going for a swim.
2006-01-20 11:00:43 AM  

Brutal but not too far off.
2006-01-20 11:00:58 AM  
He'll spot some dick if Tony Blair walks by.
2006-01-20 11:01:16 AM  
"has passed Parliament and is moving upstream."

Dunno why but that made me laugh.
2006-01-20 11:01:39 AM  
How could anything made of boiled suet be good???
2006-01-20 11:01:47 AM  
I hope it turns round of its own accord. They're saying if not, it might have to be put down to avoid any possible suffering.
2006-01-20 11:02:24 AM  

New keyboard, this instant!
2006-01-20 11:02:39 AM  
Is this another sign that Global Warming is [false|true]?

2006-01-20 11:03:19 AM  
And if it wasn't sick before it will be after that long in the Thames...
2006-01-20 11:03:29 AM  
Ancient news. I posted this 3 hours ago with a less funny headline. Wake up in there, someone.
2006-01-20 11:05:23 AM  
Brutal? I beg to differ.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/kitsunesoba/europeanandamerican_​8626a9a3 f6d46be.jpg

no clickies. but you've seen it afore i'm sure
2006-01-20 11:05:29 AM  
oh gawd, the poor thing.
Its swimming in that disgusting river water of the Thames?
Poor thing.
2006-01-20 11:05:32 AM  
The biggest danger to the whale is likely to come from the odd harpoon-toting Japanese tourist fancying a late lunch.
2006-01-20 11:06:23 AM  
On the Thames, or in the Thames?
2006-01-20 11:07:11 AM  
antibiotics should clear that right up.

2006-01-20 11:07:11 AM  
he he
Spotted Dick.
Ordered this in London just so I could have a receipt that said "Spotted Dick"
"And this is where I got my Spotted Dick!"
/nasty stuff, actually
2006-01-20 11:07:15 AM  
I think it's right by my office now. There are a bunch of helicopters circling above.

I'm watching the river right now to see if i can see it.

(i'm at London Bridge by the way)
2006-01-20 11:08:47 AM  
For about the squillionth time, the Thames is clean. Over the years dolphins and seals have been spotted in the Thames, sperm whales have been seen in the Thames Estuary and porpoises have been seen near Vauxhall Bridge, in central London.
2006-01-20 11:09:20 AM  
Barton Fink

i'm at London Bridge by the way

Hope it doesn't fall down and crush the whale...

/poor...so poor
2006-01-20 11:12:15 AM  
Lady J

For about the squillionth time, the Thames is clean.

ABout the only thing in London that is.....

/besides my ass crack
//looking at the river right now, it def. doesn't look clean to me
2006-01-20 11:13:46 AM  
Is it true that Americans think the London Underground is a resistance movement?

/Talk Russian to me..
2006-01-20 11:16:17 AM  

No, but they do think the Gettysburg Address is where Lincoln lived...
2006-01-20 11:17:05 AM  
The Straight Dope may have some insight as to the origins of Spotted Dick
2006-01-20 11:17:30 AM  
Don't worry, We're all part of one mans hallucination.
2006-01-20 11:18:18 AM  
Applause for the Headline!
2006-01-20 11:19:03 AM  
Barton Fink

"We have had a recovery but the public does not realise it."

To the untrained eye it might appear to be a moving mud bath, but the water has improved enough to sustain 121 species of fish.

In 1960, a 20-year project began to extend London's major sewage treatment works and improve river quality. Now the Thames is one of the cleanest metropolitan estuaries in the world.

It is a sea change from 1957, when the Natural History Museum declared it "biologically dead" or incapable of supporting life.
2006-01-20 11:19:10 AM  
Oh teh noes!

[image from nyblade.com too old to be available]

All your Thames are belong to Rosie!
2006-01-20 11:19:45 AM  
Anyone remember Humphrey the Wrong Way Whale? He was a humpback. Back in 1985, he swam up the Sacramento River. And then 5 years later, he did it again.
2006-01-20 11:20:18 AM  
"Aquaman, I have returned from my journey up the Thames. The Queen continues to refuse your invitations to tea. And this is the last time I fill in for that lazy dolphin."
2006-01-20 11:21:14 AM  
"Spotted...dick? Dick of WHAT?"

--King Ralph
2006-01-20 11:22:04 AM  
Oh yeah! Humphrey! My third grade class was enraptured with him. I think they ended up writing a book about him too for kids.
2006-01-20 11:22:09 AM  
Actual whale penis (may be NSFW unless you are a zoologist)
2006-01-20 11:23:17 AM  
Great headline submitter, first one in a while to make me laugh out loud
2006-01-20 11:23:27 AM  
Lady J: For about the squillionth time, the Thames is clean.

Londoners have been squatting off in the thing sinces the Roman era. Does anyone know the half-life of a turd?
2006-01-20 11:25:02 AM  
Half life of a turd is less than a year. Much less. A month? A week in good conditions.
2006-01-20 11:26:35 AM  
It's just nessie on holiday!
2006-01-20 11:27:10 AM  
Anyone see the report from Japan(pops) about the giant jellyfish that have clogged up the shipping lanes?
2006-01-20 11:27:18 AM  
The whale has come within yards of the banks and has crashed into an empty boat causing slight bleeding.

I'm even more amazed that boats can bleed.
2006-01-20 11:28:06 AM  
WHen I was in London people were afraid to dig a new tube line through the Thames because of old German bombs.
2006-01-20 11:30:24 AM  

Lots of things eat / break down p00p
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