"It looks like they're not going anywhere real fast."
January 11, 2019 6:29 PM   Subscribe

 
freeze-up? More like a sealing-off.
posted by hippybear at 6:48 PM on January 11 [14 favorites]


You picked a fine time to leave sea, loose seal.
posted by NoxAeternum at 6:50 PM on January 11 [42 favorites]


Recent reports from people in the area indicate that the number of seals may be lower than believed, Slaney said, closer to 20 or even fewer.

Of all the harbingers of the apocalypse I've experienced in the past two years this is the least terrifying.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:16 PM on January 11 [12 favorites]


Of all the harbingers of the apocalypse I've experienced in the past two years this is the least terrifying. MOST CANADIAN
posted by hippybear at 8:19 PM on January 11 [9 favorites]


I have smelled seal crap, and I understand completely why the townsfolk would be delighted to have the fish-eating projectile-poopers move on.
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 8:37 PM on January 11 [5 favorites]


Loose seal! Watch out for loose seal!
posted by ZaphodB at 8:52 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]


It's mad snowing here and if went out to my backyard and there were a bunch of seals just fattin out and doing seal things I'd be delighted.
posted by fluttering hellfire at 9:26 PM on January 11 [7 favorites]


I fucking love Pinnepeds.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:38 PM on January 11 [3 favorites]


tKindly remember that the French word for seal is phoque, pronounced almost exactly like "fock", and marvel at how many Newfoundlanders speak French now.
posted by Mogur at 10:32 PM on January 11 [8 favorites]


Pinnepeds

Not the head monster from Hellraiser, although, ironically, Newfoundland has recently had a real problem with roving bands of Cenobites.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:06 AM on January 12


For some reason I’m imagining the head seal barking “Emergency! Everybody to get from street!”
posted by moonmilk at 5:43 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


This is extremely sad. They’re trapped, getting ran over by cars, and are starving.
posted by gucci mane at 9:30 AM on January 12 [4 favorites]


Is the scientific term for seal land locomotion "crawling" or does that behavior have another name?
posted by twoplussix at 10:04 AM on January 12


Fascinating to see so many of the comments on the CBC article asking why the seals can't be killed and eaten. Like, that does seem pragmatic, I guess? But I feel like in a place where seals aren't common there'd be more sympathy expressed and I think I was unconsciously expecting that.
posted by TwoStride at 10:31 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Yeah, the "murder the seals!" response was unsettling to me. Why is it every time nature is slightly inconvenient there are people all confused why we don't just kill all the things. I know people do eat seals, but still.
posted by stillnocturnal at 12:13 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


Update: "I think a week's stay at the all-inclusive resort here in Roddickton-Bide Arm is long enough," said Sheila Fitzgerald. "It's time for them to move back to the wild and have a long winter, happily eating fish from the ocean."
posted by oulipian at 6:27 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


I feel like they could have just sent John Crosbie up there to yell at the seals until they left.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:55 PM on January 12


Having eaten quite a bit of seal meat and fat in my life (including once the raw/fermented middle lining of a Natchiq intestine prepared by an Inuit elder who said, right before I ate it, that it was easy to make a mistake preparing it and have that be fatal) I see an obvious solution to the problem of too many seals.
posted by spitbull at 7:13 AM on January 14


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