Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Things that are hysterical at 3:00am when insomnia strikes

GreenPeace adopted a whale. Greenpeace had a contest to pick a name for said whale.

There are 30 remaining entries.

29 of them are spiritual-sounding and inspirational, referencing great people or spiritual ideas from other cultures. (I'm fairly idealistic as law students go, and even I wouldn't name a whale after Atticus Finch.) These twenty nine names range literally from "Aiko" - which means 'little love' in Japanese to "Yarrindi" - which means 'song' in the Wagiman Aboriginal language of Australia.

The other suggested name?

Mr. Splashy Pants.

Greenpeace's voting site urged me to vote for my favorite name and encourage my friends to vote for it, too.

Go for it, kids.

CC

5 comments:

Jeff W. said...

I voted for Mister Splashy Pants. From the looks of things this morning I think Mr. SP is going to win this thing.

Chalicechick said...

Smile. I hoped people would vote that way. Goodness knows I did.

CC

Ms. Theologian said...

Mr. Splashy pants is at 72%. I didn't vote for it, but only because I've seen a whale pee...and that imagery is hard to forget.

Melani said...

Gotta love the power of reddit...

Whoo-Hoo, Mr. Splashy Pants!!

http://weblog.greenpeace.org/makingwaves/archives/2007/11/mr_splashy_pants_fan.html

fausto said...

I just voted for Mister Splashy Pants too. At the moment he holds a commanding 74% lead.