November 28, 2001
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Looking for that perfect family getaway? Norway has a killer vacation package for the discriminating tourist that helps correct an "imbalance in the ecological system." Ice pick sold separately.
posted by gazingus (13 comments total)
 
Yeeehaaaw! Next stop, Norway!

I'm getting me some baby seal eyes for headlights.
posted by Neale at 2:55 PM on November 28, 2001


Why would anyone want to club Seal? I mean, hate R&B all you want, but this is ridiculous!

seriously, I hope The White Seal shows up and scares the bejeezus out of them.
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:58 PM on November 28, 2001


Yecccch! One can hardly imagine a worse way of spending a vacation. This is obviously the result of too much rotten fish in the diet.
posted by MAYORBOB at 3:17 PM on November 28, 2001


This is great. Now I can replace my corporate seal!
posted by pjdoland at 3:22 PM on November 28, 2001


While not much fun for the seals, some say Norway is heaven. However, Fredrik K.R. Norman, Norwegian webbloger, disagrees.
posted by Carol Anne at 3:31 PM on November 28, 2001


Do you get to keep the meat?
posted by HTuttle at 3:35 PM on November 28, 2001


Boy, those snooty, bloodless suburban yuppies and their fish gardens. You'd think they'd never seen Bambi Ring of Bright Water or something.

(Yes, I know. Otters are not seals. But there's a nasty scene with an axe that gave this 6-year-old nightmares, and I'd only seen the trailer.)
posted by dhartung at 4:06 PM on November 28, 2001


Carol Anne: Norwegian MeFi'er, I might add!

And with regards to the posted article, I honestly don't see what all the fuzz is about. If this was about rats, nobody would lift an eyelid. But because seals are seen as cute, suddenly all the Brigitte Bardot's in the world are over us. It reminds me of the Stile kitten controversy. Grow up.
posted by frednorman at 4:20 PM on November 28, 2001


Oh, and I think that should be raise an eyebrow, not lift an eyelid.
posted by frednorman at 4:29 PM on November 28, 2001


Two birds, one stone: Panda costumes for seals.
posted by MonkeyMeat at 5:25 PM on November 28, 2001


Oh, and I think that should be raise an eyebrow, not lift an eyelid.

No, no..."lift an eyelid" is MUCH better, connoting one's brief and impotent arousal (if that's not an oxymoron) from fugue to participate in sanctioned and expected (therefore safe) protest before lapsing back into disconnectedness.
posted by rushmc at 5:50 PM on November 28, 2001


that's some mighty fine writing there, rushmc.
posted by asok at 4:00 AM on November 29, 2001


frednorman: Please, do forgive me for not noting your MeFierness! I was unaware. Uff da. (And to think I'm a Norwegian-Irish-American).
posted by Carol Anne at 6:19 AM on November 29, 2001


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