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Babes, bikes and baby whales August 22, 2008

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I don't know why people give sychronised swimming such a hard time. It looks like bloody hard work. And those girls are fit.

I've been watching a lot of the olympics. I had a large order of coasters so I've been in front of the tv making them. And I've heard a lot of stupid remarks made by commentators.

I was watching the BMX bikes yesterday and the guy said that

Some of the riders have realised they are going to have to ride very fast to make the finals.

Only some of them mind you. The rest of them are taking it easy at the back thinking they'll just cruise through. I'm sure they don't make it to the olympics then think – oh shit, I'm really going to have to ride fast here.

I decided two days ago I was not going to watch the news again until Colin had been dealt with. But there seems to be no avoiding it. And he's just been dealt with. We are very lucky here on the east coast of australia that at this time each year humpback whales migrate from Antarctica up to the barrier reef. They travel right along the beaches and you can be within metres of them. There is a law that you have to stay 100 metres away from them mind you. And they hang around and play and we flock to the shores to marvel at them as they are magnificent. But this year we had Colin (god knows why we named him, it was always going to end badly). He became lost from his mother and today they decided to euthanase him as there was no way he could survive. People are a bit up in arms about it thinking more should have been done. But he needs to suckle for a lot longer then needs krill which we don't have, plus he's going to end up huge.

This week there was a story in the paper about three kids under age 9 who have been sleeping in a dumpster in a NSW town. And really I probably shouldn't be suprised, but everyone seems much more worried about finding Colins mum than they do about finding these kids mum. Not the police and docs mind you, I mean the media and public. If the whales hadn't of been so close to shore we'd never have known about it and nature would have taken it's course. I think that would have involved sharks.

So a sad end for Colin - it's safe for me to watch the news again.


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10 Responses to “Babes, bikes and baby whales”

  1. Both those stories are upsetting but I agree it is a bit bizarre that the whale child getting so much more media attention than the human children.

  2. poptart Says:

    It is a sad world we live in sometimes…we champion for the animals and forget some of the bigger issues right in front of us.

  3. cat Says:

    And its not that it isn't sad just, oh you know.

  4. cat Says:

    Some things, people just seem to really latch on to. I mean I heard this morning that two koalas had been bashed to death in a queensland park somewhere, but no one seems to care much about that.

  5. The one that gets me is the Madeline McCann story that has had so much world wide media attention. Apparently a girl from a poor housing estate went missing around the same time and even the domestic media in the UK barely reported it. Also girls getting kidnapped in developing countries all the time and noone knows or cares.

  6. cat Says:

    I know what you mean (on a different track though). We watched a show on ABC a while ago about an australian guy in Laos who is helping find and disarm all the bombs that are left over from the vietnam war and killing people all the time (80 million were dropped). I said to daz – how come we've never heard of this guy before? Why don't we hear about this sort of thing.

  7. Yes, and they make people like sportsmen and entertainers Australian of the Year. What a joke!

  8. Waterbaby Says:

    good comments, all; i've nothing to add except that the media are disturbing beasts and responsible for much of the skewed and distorted coverage ("coverage") of events today.

  9. cat Says:

    definitely – I have an update which made me laugh – they are going to build a monument for Colin. Who it turns out is Colinette. What a crazy world we live in. lol – monuments for lost whales. Wonder is there is a patron saint of lost mammals.

  10. Waterbaby Says:

    Francis of Assisi is for lost animals.

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