Move over, This Is Spinal Tap and The Rocky Horror Picture Show –a blast from the past (sorry) has become a cult journalism classic on the Internet with a reported 350-million hits.

Forty years ago Oregon journalist Paul Linnman was assigned by an ABC affiliate to report on a scheme to get rid of a giant sperm whale that had washed up on a beach. It had been dead for a while. They used a ton of dynamite.

 … what happened next is best watched.

Hat tip to Don Tapscott


Move over, This Is Spinal Tap and The Rocky Horror Picture Show –a blast from the past (sorry) has become a cult journalism classic on the Internet with a reported 350-million hits.

Forty years ago Oregon journalist Paul Linnman was assigned by an ABC affiliate to report on a scheme to get rid of a giant sperm whale that had washed up on a beach. It had been dead for a while. They used a ton of dynamite.

 … what happened next is best watched.

Hat tip to Don Tapscott

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