Thursday, June 17, 2010


Apparently BP, in its Emergency Response Plan for the Gulf of Mexico, listed walruses among the species that could be threatened by a spill. Since walruses are, y’know, something of a rarity in the Gulf, it gives the faintest hint that perhaps their plan was simply boilerplate, hastily copied from some other plan.
Then again…

Monster-of-the-Week: …who knows what obscure breed of walrus might lurk in those warm & greasy waters? After all, this week’s honoree is a species of pinniped found in the wondrous zoology of Ray Harryhausen: Walrus Giganticus, a Hyperborean behemoth that menaces Sinbad & his lads in 1977’s Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger:

You can watch him in waddling action here.

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