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Tags: 19th century, 20th Century, 21st century, animals, Artic, Bowhead Whales, Environmentalism, Nantucket, north pole, Whales, Whaling
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Unbelievable! I waited a month and a half, hoping to get a memory palace update and what was released on the iTunes podcast was a podcast that lasted slightly more than a minute. This is what results from a month and a half of effort? Ridiculous.
Hmmm, afte reviewing the facts I have decided that Wesley is right, and I am herby debiting him an addtional minute and a half of life to him so that he won’t feel his time was shorted. In return I ask him to complain less about things he gets for free.
Now I have to go set up the incoming call system for the Super Bowl. You all be nice out there!
You have some nerve wasting an entire month in jury duty when We, the public, demand that you release free podcasts of a certain length and “unRidiculousness”. UnCease and unDesist or we shall be forced to contact our solicitors.
And by solicitors, I mean cats wearing rumpled suits and tiny bowler hats.
Happy 50th, Nate! Anxious to hear the next 50 (even the short ones)!
Well… Not sure what Wesley’s problem is. I thought it was just as poignant as all the other beautifully succinct episodes of this podcast. Keep it up, Nate!
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Here is a 44 word post about this episode. http://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/whale-tail/
I’m sure you’re swell, and meant no harm in what you said. BUT
I can’t help being inclined to softly pat you on the back leaving behind a sign that says
“I appreciate very little and feel I deserve everything.
Please procede to kick me.”
But my childhood is over, so I will refrain from such inclinations and instead say:
I hope somehow you will recover from your disbelief and sensations of ridiculousness.
Seems like a month well spent to me. Keep it up Nate
It’s a free podcast; be thankful this happens at all, Wesley.
I liked the episode–it was kind of like flash fiction. I actually listened to it twice.
What was the source for the 50 words? A newspaper? A speech?
Dur, now I get it. 50th episode, 50 words, nice.
I am truly in love with your podcast. I’ve listened for years, and this is the first time I’ve been moved to comment. Thank you for such a beautiful piece – it made my day so much better.
Really great! Thank you so much!
I had never listened to your podcasts and am still not sure what they are about. But this made me so sad because it summarizes what humans do to the world around them. I will remember it and use it as an opening quote when I write my phd… Thank you for that!
What’s the last sentence on the episode?
As is the case in life, quality quite often is more important than quantity, and I think it takes a “special kind” of mind to feel short changed by a free service.
At the very least I wish my Writting had 1% of Nate’s sublime beauty.
Keep up the good work Memory Palace.
Poetry. Very refreshing. I hope you come up with more of these gems in the future. Like all good poems, I just keep listening to it over and over again. Again, I say very refreshing.
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What a wonderful episode. I was really moved by the sadness of the shrinking population followed by happiness of the growth. Despite its short length, like a well written haiku, the limited number of words tell a story well beyond what the length would suggest.
This is so moving, Nate. It reminds me of this whale I’ve been hearing about whose call is at a frequency that other whales can’t understand… It is such a beautiful, lonely story…
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