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March 31, 2010

Chad Love: Rednecks Riding Whale Sharks

By Chad Love

I found this video on Comedy Central comedian Daniel Tosh's blog. The post is titled "Riding a Whale." In it he writes:

"If fishing isn't exhilarating enough for you, you can always take it to the next level and ride on one of the slowest  animals in existence. That's what this redneck decided to do. And even a redneck who can't find the record button knows that videotaping a stunt and posting it online is the only way to prove it ever happened. Where they come from,  "whale riding"  is usually a whole different thing. But when a hick is out on a  boat, it becomes a cheaper alternative to renting a Sea-Doo. Faintly, at the beginning  of the clip, you can hear him say, "Hey, hold this  for me." We can be pretty sure that's a beer."

Does anyone else find it ironic that Tosh misidentified the whale shark as a "whale" while the  alleged "hick"  knew exactly what it was? It must be OK to ride a whale shark if you're a wealthy tourist who pays for it, but if you're in a boat containing fishing poles and don't have an East Coast accent, it must be a redneck stunt. Also, I watched this twice and couldn't find a beer anywhere.

Here's my question: given the (possibly once in a lifetime) chance to ride a whale  shark, would you have jumped in?

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

Heck yeah I would, but I guess I'm disqualified for being Texan myself. But it is a valid point that If you're not from L.A. or New York City you're automatically disqualified for not being as smart as they are.

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from seneca_slabs wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

Looks like the next extreme sport!

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from Koldkut wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

You have to start slow before moving up to riding great whites.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I think I would of drank a beer and jumped on in!

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from mountaindew732 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Nice :) Tosh.0 is great. It's always a bit scary realizing your boat isn't the biggest thing in the water

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from abiddle013 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

You couldn't stop me from capitalizing on that once in a lifetime opportunity.

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from Dave DiBenedetto wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I've seen some godawful big sharks around those rigs...not whale sharks...but tigers and makos that will put an end to your fun whale shark ride in a quick chomp.

I'll watch the whale shark from the deck. -D

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from jbird wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I'd do it but it would definitely have to involve beer. I think the premise of putting funny internet video's on tv sounds good, but David Tosh is so f'n annoying, I just can't watch it.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I'm with Dave D.

Seen too many big carnivorous sharks.

No different from dangling a worm in front of a largemouth bass.

I'm OK with Cojones.

But forget about the Insanity.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that this looks like something I might do. I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.

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from BowtechWVU wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

cool post

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from Joel Panian wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Oh yea, I'd do this in a heartbeat.

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from KyleKortright wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I would have jumped in.

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from Bella wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Them Gulf Broncos are big but they don't buck much. Looks like the whale shark also thought it was unusual fun, as it came back for more. Either that or it was puzzled about such a huge remora...

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from Paul Wilke wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Good thing there's pictures, cause no one would believe that "fish" story.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I may have gone in the water, but wouldn't likely have molested the creature by riding it. I have been in the Ocean with a pod of Pilot whales and have to admit i was a bit unnerved.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Not me. It's a large, wild animal. Odds are nothin bad will happen. But "Darwin Award Wannabe" comes to mind just the same.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

He shoulda been wearing his "Sign"! LOL

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Interesting. But, I have spent too many decades trying to keep my skinny buns intact to try that.

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

Heck yeah I would, but I guess I'm disqualified for being Texan myself. But it is a valid point that If you're not from L.A. or New York City you're automatically disqualified for not being as smart as they are.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Not me. It's a large, wild animal. Odds are nothin bad will happen. But "Darwin Award Wannabe" comes to mind just the same.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

He shoulda been wearing his "Sign"! LOL

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from seneca_slabs wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

Looks like the next extreme sport!

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from Koldkut wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

You have to start slow before moving up to riding great whites.

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from Dave DiBenedetto wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I've seen some godawful big sharks around those rigs...not whale sharks...but tigers and makos that will put an end to your fun whale shark ride in a quick chomp.

I'll watch the whale shark from the deck. -D

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from BowtechWVU wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

cool post

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from Bella wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Them Gulf Broncos are big but they don't buck much. Looks like the whale shark also thought it was unusual fun, as it came back for more. Either that or it was puzzled about such a huge remora...

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from Paul Wilke wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Good thing there's pictures, cause no one would believe that "fish" story.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Interesting. But, I have spent too many decades trying to keep my skinny buns intact to try that.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I think I would of drank a beer and jumped on in!

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from mountaindew732 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Nice :) Tosh.0 is great. It's always a bit scary realizing your boat isn't the biggest thing in the water

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from abiddle013 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

You couldn't stop me from capitalizing on that once in a lifetime opportunity.

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from jbird wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I'd do it but it would definitely have to involve beer. I think the premise of putting funny internet video's on tv sounds good, but David Tosh is so f'n annoying, I just can't watch it.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I'm with Dave D.

Seen too many big carnivorous sharks.

No different from dangling a worm in front of a largemouth bass.

I'm OK with Cojones.

But forget about the Insanity.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that this looks like something I might do. I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane.

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from Joel Panian wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Oh yea, I'd do this in a heartbeat.

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from KyleKortright wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I would have jumped in.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I may have gone in the water, but wouldn't likely have molested the creature by riding it. I have been in the Ocean with a pod of Pilot whales and have to admit i was a bit unnerved.

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