Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 First, a righteous "EEEEEEWWWWWW", followed soon by a righteous, PETER GRIFFIN-ESQUE "YOU BASTARD"!
As per any good Weekend King-fu Movie, I DEMAND REVENGE!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-01 00:21||
#2 You gotta be BS'ing me ... this can't be real.
Posted by Raider 2013-02-01 00:48||
#3 This "whale vomit" is amber gris ie the most coveted asset the Moby Dick men were looking for.
Posted by JFM 2013-02-01 03:15||
#4 right...just hang out at a Hometown Buffet on a Friday Night...
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-01 07:38||
#5 OK got it - ambergris. That rings a bell. I didn't read the whole article. I hate this new form of pseudo-journalism ... where reporters take well-known info and disguise it to make it sound like a discovery. It's annoying.
Posted by Raider 2013-02-01 09:42||
#6 Opportunity knocking for those with the rosie o'donnel seasons.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-01 11:57||
#7 Picture = 1000 words - could BURP be one of them ?
Ambergris (pron.: /ˈmbərɡriːs/ or pron.: /ˈmbərɡrɪs/, Latin: Ambra grisea, Ambre gris, ambergrease or grey amber) is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish color produced in the digestive system of sperm whales.
Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. However, as it ages, it acquires a sweet, earthy scent commonly likened to the fragrance of rubbing alcohol without the vaporous chemical astringency. The principal historical use of ambergris was as a fixative in perfumery, though it has now been largely displaced by synthetics.
I would like to have provided you with an Olfactory link to fecal odor, but I think some of you are capable of providing your own
Posted by Jaick Ulaigum3043 2013-02-01 15:27||