Does Admiral Coco Puffs ever close his mouth?
I think the entire Whale Wars Saga can be summed up by the brief exchange between Captain Lard (I’m sorry, now it’s Admiral Big-Ass), and the millionare who has actually done something with his life, Bethune.
Bethune risks life and limb to get to the Steve Erwin, boards in the middle of the night, and immediately is asked “do you want to take a shower”.
Incredulous, Bethune says no, he wants to get to work. So Admiral Lard-Ass says “your job is to hold up the Marou while we run far away”. Again incredulous, Bethune, who wants to actually stop whaling, not waste his time “slowing down” other ships, asks how they are supposed to accomplish the task.
Captain Do-Nothing tells him they have prop-fouling gear Bethune can use. Bethune then makes the fatal mistake of asking the question that dare not be voiced: Do the prop-foulers work?
To which Admiral Poindexter replies “It’s more of the threat of the foulers, than actual efficacy.” (I wish I could remember the actual quote).
That sums up this entire series — it’s more about the THREAT of something happening, not anything actually happening.
Meanwhile, Bethune has done more to save wildlike in the 1 hour he’s been active on the show than Captain Lard has done in the entire series. Plus Bethune had the great idea to shoot the whales with small amounts of chemicals so the whales can still be used for research, but can’t be eaten.
If Captain Lardass learns of this, he’ll be upset, because I’m sure he is against shooting even dead whales.
I haven’t decided if the Japanese Sonic weapon is more annoying than the Vevezulas at the World Cup games.