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Dead Malibu whale decomposing near stars' homes
LA Times ^ | 12-8-12

Posted on 12/08/2012 9:03:19 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Edited on 12/08/2012 9:10:29 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Officials are still trying to sort out what to do about a dead 40-foot fin whale that washed ashore last week in Malibu, creating a big stink.

The spit of sand is at the foot of a towering cliff, below Barbara Streisand's neighborhood that features massive estates of groomed lawns, swimming pools and tennis courts.


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KEYWORDS: dead; hollywood; malibu; marinebiology; whale
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1 posted on 12/08/2012 9:03:29 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
"It's sad to see it like this," he said, after having his picture taken in front of the dead whale.

LOL
2 posted on 12/08/2012 9:04:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I hope it spreads joy and happiness for the stars for months to come!


3 posted on 12/08/2012 9:05:28 AM PST by albie
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Render it.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 9:06:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

How could they tell? The foul smell is coming from both the celebrities and whale.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 9:07:17 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paladin2

When life gives you dead whales, make lanterns.


6 posted on 12/08/2012 9:07:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
G-d has a sense of humor. Remember that Frasier skit where the seal died behind Maris/Niel's beach house when they were having an "important" soiree?

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7 posted on 12/08/2012 9:08:13 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
A selective tidal would be nice next.
8 posted on 12/08/2012 9:09:43 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

If he’s sad, imagine what the whale must’ve felt. /s

Cellphone cameras combined with social media have made very strange creatures of some people. Detached voyeurs in passing.


9 posted on 12/08/2012 9:10:29 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Good.

I have had ther misfortune of having to deal with people from Malibu in a professional context.

They are THE biggest jerks on the planet.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 9:13:26 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

11 posted on 12/08/2012 9:14:14 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Should be interesting if they try to move it. Will probably fall apart and spread the rotting carcass everywhere. They'll never be able to get rid of the smell after that. Lol.
12 posted on 12/08/2012 9:16:48 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: M Kehoe

Flashback to when Ros said to Niles at the singles bar: “Okay, let’s make that lesson number one: If you’re going to use words like “milieu,” you might as well show up here with a sore on your lip and a couple of kids.”


13 posted on 12/08/2012 9:16:57 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’d say emulsify the muck, put it in a sprayer truck, and spray the entire rich-asshole neighborhood.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 9:17:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I read the headline and thought,”Poor Cher,her daughter died.”


15 posted on 12/08/2012 9:17:26 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Blow it up!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmnq5dBF7Y


16 posted on 12/08/2012 9:17:59 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

They should call out the dynamite experts to dispose of the carcass in their signature way. It would not hurt my feelings to see whale particles raining down on Barbara Streisand’s pagoda.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 9:18:14 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

This reminds me of a si fi story I read many years ago in which, after a storm, a dead man washes up on a modern West Coast beach. The man would have been 50 foot tall.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 9:19:26 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Dynamite. There is a YouTube video of some fools blowing one up. Guess they thought tons of rotting flesh would just disappear. What they got was tons of well dispersed rotting flesh


19 posted on 12/08/2012 9:19:26 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Such a sad, bloated, washed-up has-been... and now she’s got a dead whale in her backyard.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 9:21:29 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
So by Maria Newman's place you have composing too..
21 posted on 12/08/2012 9:22:19 AM PST by mikrofon (Malibu-bu)
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To: ConservativeStatement
If you’re going to use words like “milieu,”

Ok, come clean, you had to look up the word "soiree," didn't you?

;^)

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22 posted on 12/08/2012 9:23:56 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: dhs12345

I once saw video from a similar situation to this. Their remedy was to blow up the whale carcass with a bunch of TNT. I suppose that breaks it down into a more manageable size(s), but it surely couldn’t be easy to clean up. When that thing blew, pieces of it literally went all over the area where the whale was located. I’m sure it didn’t improve the smell any either. That place will probably stink for weeks, even after the whale is removed.

(couldn’t happen to a better group of people out there)


23 posted on 12/08/2012 9:27:19 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I thought this story was about Michael Moore or Rosie O’Doughnut.


24 posted on 12/08/2012 9:27:43 AM PST by Veggie Todd (Eat Mor Chikin)
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To: BenLurkin
Have a theory about limousine liberals — the arrogant snobs treat everyone like crap 99% of the time and then try to make themselves feel good about themselves by pushing the liberal agenda the remaining 1% of the time. To liberals, the 1% justifies the 99%.

Funny how it always about other peoples money, too. A 10 million dollar estate in Malibu would buy a lot of food for inner city poor children.

25 posted on 12/08/2012 9:29:17 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: FastCoyote
A classic! From Wikipedia on the incident:
[A military veteran from Springfield with explosives training, Walter Umenhofer] had known that 20 cases of dynamite was far too much dynamite to be used. Instead of 20 cases they needed 20 sticks of dynamite. Umenhofer said Thornton [the engineer in charge of the project] was not interested in the advice. However, by an odd coincidence, it was Umenhofer's brand-new Oldsmobile that was flattened by a flying chunk of blubber after the blast. He told Lode he had just bought the Ninety-Eight Regency at Dunham Oldsmobile in Eugene, during the "Get a Whale of a Deal" promotion.

Folks, tragic irony doesn't get much more tragic or ironic than that.

26 posted on 12/08/2012 9:30:01 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: ExxonPatrolUs


"People...people near rotting whales...are the angriest peeeeeeople of allllll...."
27 posted on 12/08/2012 9:30:39 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Dead Malibu whale decomposing near stars' homes

28 posted on 12/08/2012 9:34:48 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: KoRn
Interesting.

And the longer it sits the more it rots. Lol.

29 posted on 12/08/2012 9:36:24 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
they found Babbs on the beach??? oh, a different ton of blubber... never mind

but wait, it's Nature... they should NOT disturb it!!!

30 posted on 12/08/2012 9:37:01 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Flick Lives

Lol.


31 posted on 12/08/2012 9:37:28 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I get this mental picture of all these celebtards running around, hands to the sides of their heads, screaming “Make it stop!”


32 posted on 12/08/2012 9:41:35 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Barbra Streisand`s getting the stench. Can`t think of a better person for this to happen to.


33 posted on 12/08/2012 9:42:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Perhaps that is G*d’s version of the wrapped dead fish - a message to Hollyweird’s commies?


34 posted on 12/08/2012 9:45:02 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0te3QPwbqyc


35 posted on 12/08/2012 9:45:14 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Paladin2
Egads! Liberalism is having a creeping effect on my thinking, because...

...I hadn't thought of that. Probably some endangered species law that bans "windfall" opportunities, lemons-into-lemonade, etc.

36 posted on 12/08/2012 9:49:57 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Ooh, name it Rosie. Or Oprah. Or Babs.


37 posted on 12/08/2012 9:50:03 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Typical la-la land. Everybody just stands around trying to figure out who’s responsible.

LOL! What delicious irony.


38 posted on 12/08/2012 9:50:13 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Someone we know???


39 posted on 12/08/2012 9:54:26 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: M Kehoe; ConservativeStatement

The argot of some people...


40 posted on 12/08/2012 9:59:43 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: FastCoyote

LOL I was thinking the same thing. We lived in Oregon when this happened and for years afterwards (probably still), every time something happened with a whale, they hauled out this video. Too funny!


41 posted on 12/08/2012 10:01:07 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Given the location, how do we know the stench is really coming from the whale?


42 posted on 12/08/2012 10:05:49 AM PST by DPMD
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To: BenLurkin; ExxonPatrolUs
You put out like everyone there is the same.

There are many very wealthy business owners, inventors etc, who reside in Malibu, and these people have created many thousands of jobs in CA and all over the U.S.

Apparently many who reside in places like Hacksaw Arkansas and Cowflop Tennessee, think everyone in Malibu are Hollywood celebrities cruising down PCH in presidential stretch limousines.

Not quite.

43 posted on 12/08/2012 10:08:53 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The picture of the dog is priceless. I can imagine it thinking, “Can I bury this in the backyard?”


44 posted on 12/08/2012 10:09:36 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: BenLurkin
I have had ther misfortune of having to deal with people from Malibu in a professional context.

I know a guy who caters in Malibu, Beverly Hills and movie locations. He says he has the most trouble getting paid by the residents of those two communities. He won't deal with some of the biggest names in the movie business.
45 posted on 12/08/2012 10:14:12 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: FastCoyote

“The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds”!!


46 posted on 12/08/2012 10:18:58 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
So sad to hear about that whale of a guy Mr. Moore...


47 posted on 12/08/2012 10:20:37 AM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: albie
I hope it spreads joy and happiness for the stars for months to come!

****************

God's sense of humor on display....?!??

jmho...

48 posted on 12/08/2012 10:23:09 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: FastCoyote

I love this video. I laugh my friggin butt off every time I see it.

Thanks for posting.


49 posted on 12/08/2012 10:23:33 AM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life, so I shall !)
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To: GladesGuru
Perhaps that is G*d’s version of the wrapped dead fish - a message to Hollyweird’s commies?

"What the hell is this?"
"It's a Sicilian message. Luca Brasi may have been VERY LARGE, but he sleeps with the fishes."

50 posted on 12/08/2012 10:24:16 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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