28 November 2007

Mr. Splashy Pants!

Greenpeace has been running a Name the Whale competition in which people can vote for what a particular whale will, cleverly enough, be named. The names are mostly boring, like "Kaimana - means 'divine power of the ocean' in Polynesian" or "Sedna - is the name of the Innuit goddess of the oceans." However, somehow someone got another name into the running.

Mr. Splashy Pants.

Not only did someone get the name in, but he or she then sat at their computer and voted for it for hours on end. Greenpeace eventually caught on that someone was trying to, in the immortal words of Chicago's own Richard J. Daley, "Vote early and often," and removed the votes from the guy with too much free time on their hands.

But someone had posted the current results to Reddit and Boing Boing, and of course, then everybody know about it, which drove people to the Greenpeace site in droves. Guess which name they all voted for?

The ballots are still open until Dec. 7th. Greenpeace has had a really good sense of humor about this, and for a more detailed (and much funnier) description of the above events, I heartily recommend reading the blog post that 'Richard' posted on the Greenpeace site. Really read it, it's hilarious.

And to their credit they left the name in. Currently it's leading it's closest competitor by something like 74%, so it looks like a done deal.

Somewhere out there there will be a whale. And that whale's name?

Mr. Splashy Pants.


The Guv'ner said...

Freaking AWESOME! I mean come on. Was there anything could compete with that? Plus I want to hear serious news journalists one day mentioning a crisis involving Mr. Splashy Pants just because that would be too fabulous to contemplate! :) Go Mr. SP.

The Guv'ner said...

And naturally I HAD to vote...I don't think we need ask who for.

pistols at dawn said...

I used to date Mr. Splashy Pants in high school, and he'd earned that nickname well before these people started voting.

Whiskeymarie said...

I heard Mr. Splashypants was spotted having lunch at the Ivy with Ashton & Demi and that he's contemplating a switch to Kabbalah.

Ever since he got out of rehab it seems like he's lost touch with the little people.

But I'll still vote for him.
I like his moxie.

Leonesse said...

I saw this on bb and we cracked up! Lovin' the Mr. Splashy Pants!

Bubs said...

Couldn't they have stuck with something simple and to the point, like "killer"?

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Splashy pants is a great name!

Justin said...

I think they should have chosen the name Mohammed.

Ms. Laaw-yuhr said...


OH sweet Jebus. And now I must go vote.

kate said...

I voted! I looked at the other names and they are nice an all. But who's kidding who!!!??!! MR. SPLASHY PANTS is the NAME! HIZZAH!

Dale said...

If they were smart, they'd sell tshirts!