Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Showcase Showdown on the High Seas

Regardless of how one feels about whaling, who among us except for JJV can deny the coolness of an anti-whaling ship named Bob Barker?

On a more serious note, it is hard to believe no one was killed when the Japanese ship Kobayashi Shonan Maru rammed and sank another anti-whaling ship (not named Johnny Olson, for the record). This dramatic video appears to show the Japanese ship altering course to ram the smaller vessel, although you'd have to take into account the relative motion of the Bob Barker, from which I believe the footage was taken.

Please submit the best sentence tying this in with "Come on down!" in comments.

Update 1/7: According to this the de facto flagship of the anti-whaling group is named Steve Irwin. Crikey!

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