Belugas talking like people! Or at least one! »
So this is what can happen when a beluga lives in San Diego for seven years.
We do not claim that our whale was a good mimic compared to such well-known mimics as parrots or mynah birds. However, the sonic behavior we observed is an example of vocal learning by the white whale. It seems likely that NOC’s close association with humans played a role in how often he employed his human voice, as well as in its quality.
You really must listen to this recording of NOC talking [mp3], it is the weirdest thing you will hear all week.
Those adorable godless harpies at the hairpin had a vegan nog-off and we are flagellating* ourselves for not thinking of it first GODDAMMIT VEGANSAURUS! All we do is eat all the food and drink all the alcohol and WE FUCKING LOVE NOG!** There is no excuse for our behavior. NO EXCUSE!
I am disgusted with and by and for us.
While we’re flagellating* ourselves in the vegan fatty shame corner, please check out the nog-off; it looks like the nogs all faired pretty well, except for that shit made with tofu but no doy.
Added bonus! Our Jenny, a vegan chef of extreme talent, created a nog recipe just for you that’ll blow the socks off all those other bullshit nog recipes. And it goes like-uh this:
4 cups cashew cream
Some lucuma powder (raw foodists love this shit, it will give it a buttery taste)
Some cinnamon (teaspoon? experiment, get loose!)
Some nutmeg (teaspoon? experiment, get loose!)
1/4 cup agave nectar
HELLA RUM (get real loose!)
Blend all that up in a VitaMix (accept no substitutions!)
Please make and report back!