Oct 5, 2007

Farewell to Minoza

The world just got a bit less ugly, and that is a sad thing. Kate sent me this article, which tells the tale of the passing of Japan's largest seal, Minazo, who entertained crowds for 10 1/2 years.

I've posted on this pinniped in the past, not knowing the details. Now we know who he is and can give him his dues, even posthumously. Everyone say goodbye to Minazo. May he be greeted with more mackerel in the Hereafter than he could ever feast upon (Minazo heaven = mackerel hell).

Thanks for the link, Kate.

P.S. I love the titles.


Anonymous said...

What kind of seal is (was) he?

booge said...

I love the bucket saga on I Can Has Cheezburger? It all starts with Minazo and these two photos. It makes me laugh, but I take no responsibility for your lack of laughter if you do not also laugh. Don't put your damage on me.

I'd recommend starting on the last page.

Oh, and kritter, Wikipedia says he was a Southern Elephant seal. Don't know if it's so or not.

Anonymous said...

He died two years ago.

Christina Acker said...

Those bucket pictures kill me!

Danielle Lea said...

Aww, that's sad. Although ugly, I still somehow thought it was kind of cute.

I know, weird, right?

Arachnophile said...

The lolcat universe has lost a brightly shining star. :(