Pierce Brosnan Is Saving Whales

A few years ago, Dede & I had the pleasure of seeing MacGillivray Freeman’s "Dolphins" at an Imax theatre in San Diego.   The film features narration by Pierce Brosnan, an awesome soundtrack of Sting’s jazzy songs & music, and strikingly beautiful visuals that live up to the Imax standard.   We loved the film so much that we bought the DVD and have watched it easily half a dozen times.

Apparently though, Pierce Brosnan didn’t just lend his talents to the film for a paycheck.   Nope, far from it.   Brosnan, together with his wife Keely Shaye Smith, is a environmental activist leader with a particular dedication towards marine ecology issues.

A tidbit on Ottmar Liebert’s blog pointed me to Pierce Brosnan’s official website where there’s some good info on his efforts with The Whaleman Foundation.   Together, they’ve launched a "Save the Whales Again!" campaign:

Most people believe that the whales were saved because of the very popular "Save the Whales" movement of the Seventies…   Unfortunately, dolphins and whales face even more threats today than ever before from toxic pollution, noise pollution, global warming, loss of habitat, lack of food, over-fishing, entanglement & ship strikes, and expanding whaling.   The "Save the Whales Again!" campaign is getting the truth out to the masses, in an effort to re-ignite the passion of the earlier "Save the Whales" movement.

Steve, Don’t Eat It!

Sometimes you stumble innocently across something that strikes a chord with you so deeply that you’e just gotta share it. I geuss that’s what this whole “blogging” thing is about, huh? Well, this morning, I staggered, bleary-eyed and not yet fully awake, across The Sneeze, a website that bills itself as “Half zine, Half blog. Half not good with fractions.” Well, I’m about 127.5% sure that this site is hilarious.

(Supreme bonus points for anyone who caught that obscure reference to Ted, the software developer who had no concept of mathematics from Survivor: Thailand.)

Do ya remember how when you were a kid you’d sometimes laugh so hard that milk would come out your nose? If you’ve been aching to relive that childhood memory, you have only but to peruse the insanely funny rantings (and occasional ravings) in the Steve, Don’t Eat It section where a fellow (presumably named “Steve”) reviews funky and disgusting food products that no rational person would consider eating. For example:

“First off, I would like to say to Dolores, I am sorry. I don’t know what it is I did to you, but you have gotten me back and we’re even.”

How do I find these things? Don’t ask. Just enjoy!