Feedback from 2005

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The following comments originally appeared on the feedback page in an earlier version of this website.

Comments are shown in reverse chronological order.

  • Just hilarious…exactly what I’d expect from a State agency!
    December 9th, 2005 at 1:23 pm

  • Why doesn’t anybody change the format so that EVERYONE can view the video.Only a select view from all the people who I’ve sent to this website,can actually see the video.I’ve seen the video years ago on TV, but like most,are unable to view it online.Please make some changes so that ALL get their fair share of blubber.
    November 20th, 2005 at 3:13 pm

  • Just when you thought you saw it all…
    Hawthorne D'Onkey
    November 20th, 2005 at 9:06 am

  • Thank you, Steve, for celebrating this cherished bit of Oregon history. Your website is stellar!
    Oregon State Representative Vicki Berger
    November 16th, 2005 at 3:57 pm

  • Many thanks to Bob Welch for yesterday’s column and his direction to your website. High point was reading Dave Barry’s piece on the exploding whale. I chuckled at Welch’s article; I howled with delight at Barry’s. Best punch line from Barry was the gulls relocating to Brazil.
    Maurice Moore
    November 11th, 2005 at 12:44 pm

  • Exploding Whale website…..hmmmm.
    I immediately thought “These guys are idiots to have a site like this”
    …But then I realise I did a search to get here….so I’m just like you I guess, I mean I am commenting too..hehe. I also have shown the file to friends repeatedly. mea culpa.
    Your site is awesome. Real nice layout and glad that someone is chronicling the exploits of Oregonian whale cadavers and their removal.
    Wow, there’s that many more of me out there….I feel warm. Must be the blubber.
    November 10th, 2005 at 12:51 pm

  • Absolutely the best thing on the Internet. I laughed so hard this morning that I will feel good all day. Thanks
    Marylee Bowman
    November 10th, 2005 at 8:45 am

  • Thanks for adding the newspaper articles. I now know where to point people who wonder if the “half a ton of merry dynamite” was exaggeration…
    At least they didn’t ship it to Eugene. 🙂
    Kay Shapero
    November 7th, 2005 at 10:34 pm

  • - Paul Arber from New Jersey USA <paul (at)>
    Mon Oct 31 7:32:50 2005

  • hi kinda kool
    duh from duh duh
    Wed Oct 5 8:26:49 2005

  • this is a bunch of crap
    josh mcfeder from MI USA
    Wed Oct 5 8:25:10 2005

  • I have lived here all my life and poor paul Lindman the reporter is still here too. A week does not go by that this story does not come up. I laugh my head off every time! My father inlaw owned a gas station on the coast and he said they repaired the damaged car in the video and NEVER got the smell of whale out of it.
    jim from beaverton OR USA
    Thu Sep 22 9:51:34 2005

  • Thats tops! What else are you supposed to do with a dead whale? I’ve never really thought about where whales go to die anyway, i guess they just sink. Anyway, if anyone’s interested, we just blew one up down here in OZ – it wasnt dead but dying – before anyone gets upset – numerous attempts were made to move it, see for photos.
    Emma Bell from NSW Australia <elmbell (at)>
    Wed Sep 14 22:01:50 2005

  • funyn shit
    s from s s <s>
    Tue Aug 30 19:13:46 2005

  • Just think for a sec……Around the time of this incident, dumb Americans like this had us on the edge of destruction/thier fingers on the button during the cold war. I’m not saying that all Americans are dumb…just the ones that go around waving guns, dynamite sticks, and launch keys…..
    luckytobealive from Newfie Canada <thar (at)>
    Thu Jul 28 16:42:38 2005

  • Just think for a sec……Around the time of this incident, dumb Americans like this had us on the edge of destruction/thier fingers on the button during the cold war. I’m not saying that all Americans are dumb…just the ones that go around waving guns, dynamite sticks, and launch keys…..
    luckytobealive from Newfie Canada <thar (at)>
    Thu Jul 28 16:25:54 2005

  • Congratulations on the new layout. Keep it up to date as a celebrity 🙂
    Mark Watson from Tampa USA <mark_ww354 (at)>
    Sun Jul 24 7:52:31 2005

  • Yesterday afternoon, I caught the story about the exploding whale, as the story was being told, I started to giggle as I watch the towns men, loading crates of TNT, around the dead whale. I went into full laughter when the TV Reporter after the TNT went off, All you could hear was this thumping sound, as he looked around, it was hugh chunks of whale meat falling from the sky, and either it was the reporter car or someone eles, A ton of whale meat fell on top of his car and cause the roof to cave in, into the car. and it tooks weeks for the whale smell to finally leave the beach area. So who got the last laugh, I think the whale did.
    Colleen Dale from sharon hill pa USA
    Mon Jul 18 8:25:40 2005

  • As cockups go this one is a classic never have i seen such stupidity shown by local government offcials i can tell you now i had a really good laugh at this one you have made my day.
    John walker from Ayrshire UK
    Sun Jul 17 10:51:24 2005

  • really good one, but i would stick more with updating and fresh data. this will help a lot to play.
    James Beckett from Miami USA <james194r (at)>
    Sat Jul 16 19:00:41 2005

  • Love the site!
    Pirate Chief from Atlas Nigeria <piratechief (at)>
    Wed Jun 29 14:28:44 2005

  • That tape is so tottaly awsome! I love when the guts fly everywhere!
    Stealth Devil from Bellevue, Washington USA <Bridgieboo2002 (at)>
    Fri May 20 8:07:17 2005

  • Oh the Humanity! How does this one stack up to the exploding Sperm Whale of down town Singapore..Taiwan?? The one that was enroute from a beach on a tractor trailer. I guess they meant to haul it out farther into the country for compost…..but…..The only route went through Downtown. And..right when it was going through a metro intersection….it exploded all by itself! The town was painted red with whale gut streamers. Noon rush hour too I think. Any vids on that one? Fascinating! Exploding Leviathans and Humanity!!
    Larry Williams from Riverside, CA USA <larionfire (at)>
    Thu May 12 20:21:28 2005

  • I can’t believe that I’ve never seen this before. Not having been there to get close up and personal with the flying whale parts, I thought it hysterical…what a hoot! Oftentimes, the truth is the funniest, don’t you agree?
    Bonnie from Glasgow, MT USA
    Tue May 10 0:45:32 2005

  • I first saw this video while on jury duty in the late 80s. There were about 50 us sitting in a room waiting to be called, sleepy and bored. One of the potential jurors walked in and plunked a video of this event into the VCR. I have to tell you… the room exploded with laughter, so hard that most of us had tears in our eyes. It was absolutely hysterical and gave us lots to talk about the rest of the day.
    T. Dehaven from Seattle, WA USA
    Thu May 5 9:47:43 2005

  • - Kay Shapero from California USA
    Thu Apr 28 18:05:41 2005

  • Good day, My name is Queen Elizibeth II i would just like to say i loved your web page and am going to blow up a whale as well. Say hi to ya mum for me. Luv Forever Lizzy.
    Queen Elizibeth II from WINDSOR ENGLAND <thequeen (at)>
    Tue Apr 26 17:00:05 2005

  • I could guarantee I never killed or harmed a whale (or even a dog, or a cat, or a fern, or even a rat, or whatever), nor will I do so. I just don’t understand about people getting angry enough to almost kill about some other people telling a story (yup, only telling a story) about those in Oregon trying to remove an *already dead* whale (they did *not* kill it – it was already dead, they simply did something unwise in trying to remove it). So, don’t be angry, just enjoy the funny side. That is what our sense of humor is for, isn’t it? Here, nobody seems so angry, thankfully, but I have seen some other sites, where the feedbacks were angrier.
    Jos S. from Blacksburg US <jsulisty AT ee DOT vt DOT edu>
    Fri Apr 22 23:28:28 2005

  • Some people even made death threats? Makes me miss the “good” old days, when one could call a spade a spade and worse…
    Jos S. from Blacksburg US <jsulisty AT ee DOT vt DOT edu>
    Fri Apr 22 23:09:46 2005

  • Absolutely the most hilarious thing I have ever seen! I don’t know which is funnier, the people oohing when the whale exploded and aahing when the whale’s remains fell on top of them after the blast or the 400 lb reminant landing on that poor guy’s car. It’s tough to decide but when you factor in the reporter’s description of the event, you cannot top this for being, unintentionally, the most outrageously funny thing I have ever seen! It’s awesome stuff that keeps me laughing whenever I think about the video. Thnaks for making me howl whenever I think about “the infamous exploding whale”.
    Robert E. Moran from Redding USA <remoran (at)>
    Wed Apr 20 20:17:04 2005

  • I really love the content of this site. Its serves as a source of valuable information in my life. I will continue to visit this site often, and I would like to thank you for your continual service.
    Raymond sakura from stars mars <theforumguy (at)>
    Thu Apr 7 1:10:51 2005

  • Oregon is filled with idiots…
    Caleb Florez from Las Cruces NM United States <mcbeaner04 (at)>
    Thu Mar 31 1:21:25 2005

  • love the blast. I used spot remover on my dog now he’s gone
    james biggs from maryland usa <jbiggs01 (at)>
    Thu Mar 3 18:19:23 2005

  • This is hilarious!!
    Nate from CA USA <fnsh05 (at)>
    Fri Feb 25 23:00:05 2005

  • I’m not sure which I enjoyed more, the ‘exploding whale’ video, which I had no trouble downloading, or the archived comments to the site. Most of the feedback was of course positive, but I really couldn’t understand the ravings of a person who claimed they would kill the person responsible if they had the opportunity. I don’t get it. A whale dies. Whale of a problem. Use dynamite, the american way, shades of John Wayne and Randolph Scott. Instant sushi for the masses. And someone claims they would kill? For blowing up a dead fish? Now THAT’S funny!! Quite amusing, and, thank you. -G.
    Gabriel Bouvier from Trondheim Norway <gabrielbouvier (at)>
    Mon Feb 7 15:27:44 2005

  • I may be a little insensitive but that video is so damn cool. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!! it’s like…………..shitman
    Longh55 from here somewhere <youdon’tneedtoknowthat (at)>
    Wed Feb 2 12:29:59 2005

  • This is hilarious. A laugh out loud slice of life. Thanks.
    Katy from Chicago USA
    Tue Jan 25 4:49:54 2005

  • Some of the feedback notes are almost as funny as the whale explosion itself. Example: “I found this sight and many others concerning the exploding whale very interesting. Whales are the most beautiful living creatures and I still found these sights very interesting and meaningful. ” Haha, yes. there’s nothing more meaningful of beautiful than chunks of whale flying through the air.
    Maria from Toronto Canada
    Mon Jan 10 21:37:31 2005

  • cool cool i like it
    jessica from ohio usa <jamie_900_12 (at)>
    Sat Jan 8 18:50:47 2005