Mr Splashy Pants in the lead for Greenpeace whale-naming competition

Ivan sez, "Greenpeace is about to use the community to name a new whale. The choices are all bad, except one: 'Mister Splashy Pants.' Guess who is in the lead?" Link (Thanks, Ivan!)


  1. My wife is pregnant with our second child.
    We are having a little difficulty with names.
    Can the person who came up with Mr. Splashy Pants please contact us to help.

  2. I think naming a whale in the first place is a bit silly, so why not Mr. Splashy Pants? Pretentious, spiritual, “ethnic” names? (Like whales are Ainu or something) Please.

  3. Hard to say how much of this is /b/’s fault, but there was a rather long-lived thread advocating voting for Mr. Splashy Pants yesterday.

  4. Of course saving wales is serious. But imagine how many people would be upset if Mr. Splashy Pants got harpooned. What if it were named Aurora or whatever, would as many care?

  5. Instead of Jacques, the choice of ‘Zissou’ would have been a tiny minute shred of a scrap of an ort of a hint of sense of humour, instead of majorly dumping the burdensome burden onto the obvious Mr. Splashy Pants.

  6. There is only one reason that Mr. Splashy Pants is in the lead–the fact that “The Colbert Report” is in reruns because of the Writers Guild strike. Time for a fair settlement, and then the write-in campaign can begin for “Colbertio Hornblower!”

  7. I bet if the name “Ron Paul” had been in the list it would have led “Mister Splashy Pants” by a mile.

  8. My boyfriend nearly peed his splashy pants after reading this post. I’m not quite sure which was funnier…

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