Sunday, June 13, 2021

Wow, That’s Fishy

Just when you think you’ve read every unbelievable thing there is to read, there’s this: Cape Cod fisherman OK after whale gulps him down, spits him out. And it’s NOT from the Babylon Bee – it’s from the esteemed Boston Herald.

whale of a story from lobsterman Michael PackardLobsterman Michael Packard narrowly escaped the maw of a whale

A Cape Cod fisherman is recovering after miraculously emerging without serious injuries from spending nearly a minute in the maw of a humpback whale who mistook him for a snack.

“I was lobster diving and a humpback whale tried to eat me,” fisherman Michael Packard wrote on Facebook.

Although it sounds like a modern day Biblical tale of salvation I rather doubt that Michael will now go forth to save the souls of the godless Bostonian Ninevites. More likely the Bostonian vegetarian egalitarians will use his story to promote their conviction that we shouldn’t eat the lobsters that fishermen like Michael catches.


Despite the fact that Lobsters themselves are not vegans or even vegetarians.


People used to think that lobsters were scavengers and ate primarily dead things. However, researchers have discovered that lobsters catch mainly fresh food (except for bait) which includes fish, crabs, clams, mussels, sea urchins, and sometimes even other lobsters! – NOAA

It’s called a “food chain” for a reason you know, but wow - lobsters are cannibals; who knew? At least most of us are better than that. I would just point out that if we are to go PETA’s route we’re going to need a LOT more algae and seaweed.

labgrown algaeLab-grown algae specimens

But back to Michael and his story: I suppose it could have happened the way he mis-remembers it. However a lot of people are accusing him of making up a whale of a tale. Some people are wondering exactly whose lobster traps he was checking -

butter poached lobste2rButter poached lobster

when he was hit by a boat swallowed by a whale.

But for me the real take away from this story is that Facebook has now replaced the Bible for our go-to source on morality plays.

relate to what's on your plate

As well as how vapid our morality plays have become.