Archive for August, 2007


August 17th, 2007 2 comments
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Killer Whales Are Jerks

August 12th, 2007 9 comments

Seriously, Killer Whales are the thugs of the ocean. I just watched the first episode of The Blue Planet on the Discovery Channel, and it was pretty interesting, as most things are on the Discovery Channel. I think that Planet Earth was better (well it is newer so that makes some sense), but The Blue Planet was still done very well and had a lot a cool things to look at.

Orcas are cool and all, but they are bullies. There were two scenes that really illustrated this quite well. One was of a pod of (I think three) killer whales that over a period of six straight hours pulled a baby gray whale from it’s mother, drowned, and killed it. It was brutal. Now that is part of life, fine, so is the fact that Orcas feed on seals. I am perfectly okay with that. But do you know what these thugs do? Using their tails they throw seals out of the water, seemingly just for fun. Watch this clip where a seal is thrown a good 50 or 60 feet into the air.

Yeah, that’s real. Isn’t it ridiculous? I am amazed by their awesome power as well as their apparent joy in beating the crap out of these seals. Orcas also take on tiger sharks. Yeah. Thugs.

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Things are coming along nicely…

August 9th, 2007 3 comments
  • Classes are done for the summer (but I have loads of reading and writing to do).
  • Young Life’s trip to Wildhorse Canyon was this past weekend and it was awesome (pictures to follow).
  • My notebook is finally on its way!
  • Family trip to the ocean is coming up in a little over a week.
  • My friend Casey is getting married this Saturday.
  • The Pale Pacific is playing at the Crocodile and recording a live album this Saturday evening (let me know if you want to come, the Lonely Forest is playing with them earlier in the day as well, let me know if you want details).
  • Graduate school in education is much easier than graduate school in Theology.
  • I started using a cool book website called, you should check it out and add me as a friend.
  • My SPU/ARC blog is helping me keep things organized.
  • Yep, things are going fairly well right now. I am busy, but having fun and just enjoying things. It is just amazing that the summer is going by so fast! School starts up in about a month! Crazy. Anyway, I am still around and have a number of posts that I know I need to get up. Have patience! ;)

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