Okay, seriously, this spat between Fox News and Daily Show host Jon Stewart is getting old. Both sides are being crybabies now. But that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been some entertaining television to come out of these past few days of bickering. For example, in order to rebut Fox’s claim that Stewart’s recent vocal caricature of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was racist, the comedian cued up a tape of dozens of his previous ethnic or cultural caricatures. It’s pretty funny, and also a clever response. While Fox can lash out with its trademark self-righteous defensiveness, Stewart can always play the asshole — which is always much more fun.
A whale of a tale
Licensed commercial lobster divers literally pluck lobsters off the sandy bottom, and as [Michael] Packard, 56, dove down Friday morning, he saw schools of sand lances and stripers swimming by. The ocean food chain was in full evidence, but about 10 feet from the bottom Packard suddenly knew what it truly felt like to be part of that chain. In something truly biblical, Packard was swallowed whole by a humpback whale.
“All of a sudden, I felt this huge shove and the next thing I knew it was completely black,” Packard recalled Friday afternoon following his release from Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. “I could sense I was moving, and I could feel the whale squeezing with the muscles in his mouth.”
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