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(Christian Science Monitor)   Oh the huge manatee is thriving in Cape Cod   ( divider line
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2006-08-25 12:38:58 PM  
The manatee was quoted 6 months ago as saying:

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little swim. So I ran to the end of the wallow grounds. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd swim to the end of pack territory. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just swim across the big water thingie. And I figured, since I swam this far, maybe I'd just swim across the great state of Florida. And that's what I did. I swam clear across Florida. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I swam clear up the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go... you know... I went.


"I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now."
2006-08-25 02:35:12 PM  
"christian science"?

can someone explain to me how that works? kthx.
2006-08-25 02:36:29 PM  
If I find my way back home, I'll say "what am I doing here?"
We have made our camp, but not settled. Nothing can touch us here.
We took the van one night.
The three of us, contraband and our bikes.
The city was left behind.
Our own vacation, our own weekend,
our own fear and loathing except on Cape Cod.

At two in the morning when my body's not attached to my head.
We got on our bikes and rode. My legs like Jello when we rode that night.
Hot livers and cold purse. The day was going everywhere in a hurry,
Instead of nowhere fast. Take a pill. Do substances. Have a drink.
Recreational drug use to drive golf balls.
It's the most comfortable and uncomfortable place.
The discomfort is not in a bad way.
No, not in a bad way.
Don't make me go home.

My own chocolate heart.
Look at your scales, your head is on all wrong.
I've got monsters on my brain.
A towel on his head after jumping off the pier,
Rama said I looked like a Kennedy.
And Ryan's taking pictures.
And flattery doesn't make sense in our state.
We had to make our own fear and loathing on Cape Cod.
2006-08-25 02:36:41 PM  

Not very well.
2006-08-25 02:36:43 PM  
I expect lots of "huge manatee" pics...
2006-08-25 02:37:04 PM  
Stanfan114: can someone explain to me how that works? kthx.

Too lazy to check out wikipedia? It's all there.
2006-08-25 02:37:42 PM  
I like Manatees.
2006-08-25 02:37:47 PM  
Stanfan114: can someone explain to me how that works? kthx.

It's a sect of Christianity that believes God is all the medicine you need. Nothing to do with Scientology.

The newspaper is actually very good. It's independent and almost never uses wire services. It has a lot of staff writers researching and reporting almost all of their stories, something that's not very common today. It also has a reputaion for objectivity, despite it's religious beginnings.
2006-08-25 02:37:51 PM  
GenXer: Not very well.

I'd say the Christian Science Monitor works very well, and Pulitzer has agreed 7 times...
2006-08-25 02:38:03 PM  
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/had to be done
2006-08-25 02:39:02 PM  
Ted Kennedy?
2006-08-25 02:39:07 PM  
not that surprising to me, given the Cape Cod has Marlin and sailfish and many other warm water species this time of year. If they swim around the Cape very far to the N.E. they won't be too happy, as it is cold on that side.
2006-08-25 02:39:12 PM  
Sea cow!
2006-08-25 02:39:12 PM  
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Oh, whoops, you said "manatee"!
2006-08-25 02:40:46 PM  
dam you! dam you!
2006-08-25 02:43:12 PM  
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Nice article Warren

Franks and Beans! Franks and Beans!
2006-08-25 02:45:16 PM  
I highly recommend the book Naked Came The Manatee. A serialized novel, written by such people as Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen & Elmore Leonard. And starring a manatee named Booger. Much, much fun!
2006-08-25 02:46:40 PM  
The Christian Science Monitor is an excellent newspaper.
2006-08-25 02:47:58 PM  

The Christian Science Monitor is an excellentprobably the best newspaper.
2006-08-25 02:48:30 PM  
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/had to be done
2006-08-25 02:50:29 PM  

Ted Kennedy?

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"Someone call me ?"
2006-08-25 02:50:43 PM  
BTW, nothing is "in" Cape Cod. Things can only be "on" Cape Cod.

/just setting the record straight
2006-08-25 02:50:57 PM  
"I have a layer of blubber to keep my bahdee warm in the wahterr.."
2006-08-25 02:51:25 PM  
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2006-08-25 02:52:46 PM  
But what does manatee taste like?

I was tempted. My animal-rights half was outraged, but I had to respect the club's ballsy defiance of the law. And frankly, the meat didn't look that bad; fork tender but not fatty, just a touch of gristle. I took a poll -- it doesn't taste like chicken. Some club members likened it to tuna, others said it was closer to buffalo. One said it was like pork, with a hint of seafood. One guy asked if I'd ever had possum. When I said no, he told me the two were virtually indistinguishable.

Eat at Doug's.
2006-08-25 02:55:57 PM  
i'm no stranger to the excellence of the csm paper, or the christian scientists (if you believe in such things, more power to you). it's just that science and religion have always seemed to be like oil and water, from galileo having to withdraw his sun-centric universe to the scopes monkey trial. at best you have theology, which is about as close to a science as anything, and at worst you have scientology, which is just a bunch of made-up hooey backed up by the mafia-like cos.
2006-08-25 03:01:40 PM  
A cow that big needs to be killed before it causes someone's propeller to be seriously damaged.
2006-08-25 03:02:00 PM  
Yeah, whatever. Sea cow.
2006-08-25 03:03:39 PM  
This manatee needs a blog.
2006-08-25 03:04:37 PM  
haha I live in Falmouth, I didn't hear a thing about a manatee. too busy telling tourists to stay off my damn lawn. stupid tourists.
2006-08-25 03:06:26 PM  
This story is kinda sad. The big cute creature is far from home. He can not tell us why. We don't understand him. Winter is coming.

* sniff *
2006-08-25 03:06:55 PM  
I love you.
2006-08-25 03:09:16 PM  
Awww, its chessie! I love that he is called the Magellen of manatees. Maybe he is being funded by the kind and queen of spain.
2006-08-25 03:12:46 PM  
von fapowitz

This manatee needs a blog.

That's funny. Most blogs I read sound like they are written by manatees.
2006-08-25 03:15:59 PM  
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2006-08-25 03:23:12 PM  

Magellan? wasn't Columbus funded by Philip & Isabella? After he boinked her of course.
2006-08-25 03:27:50 PM  
arghyematey: NYMoogle
I love you.

I love trying to randomly bump into people with common interests. It's easier when you don't post /Obscure?, which makes people look it up. Even though it probably is a little bit.
2006-08-25 03:36:38 PM  
/obligatory... oh the Hugh Manatee...

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2006-08-25 03:42:17 PM  
Duuuuugong, duuuuugong

/also known as the manatee
2006-08-25 03:47:32 PM  
I'm thankfull for the funny pics

/refusing to click anything closely related to christian science monitor
2006-08-25 03:48:50 PM  
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Barbara Manatee
You are the one for me
Sent from up above
You are the one I love

Barbara Manatee
I'll be your mon amie
I'll take you to the ball
I hope your not too tall
2006-08-25 03:50:11 PM  
The Monitor manages to do a pretty good job of explaining itself.

While you're there, you should read the 10-part series on Jill Carroll's captivity in Iraq.
2006-08-25 03:50:48 PM  
Us cape codders hate the tourists.
/learn to drive
//yeah I'm talking to you, conneticut.
2006-08-25 03:54:05 PM  

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"I came for the manatee, but the Piebald was delicious!"

It took me a minute to realize why it sounded so familiar, but I got it. It made me look up Piebald and realize they are about to play near me- with a crappy band. Blech. I hope Piebald isn't crappy now. Haven't listened to them in a while.
2006-08-25 03:57:06 PM  
Yelladawg Thanks for the picture that made my penis crawl up inside.

/the goggles
//they do nothing
2006-08-25 04:00:20 PM  
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yeah, i know. it's been done.
2006-08-25 04:06:07 PM  
ha! i live in cotuit. i've been going around saying "oh the huge manatee" since whatever day it was on the cover of the cape cod times.

no one got it.
2006-08-25 04:20:46 PM  
That sea cow needs to get an education and a job.

2006-08-25 04:21:28 PM  
CaptainBeer, Magellen was funded by King Charles I, so I guess it was a spanish King thing to fund these voyages.
2006-08-25 04:27:08 PM  
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