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GAC Close: Dave Barry Wows ‘Em with An Exploding Whale Tale …

What a way to close the 2008 CUNA GAC! Even as the House Financial Services Committee was starting its hearing on the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act, the 4,700 attendees of GAC were closing out the conference with belly laughs courtesy one Dave Barry. The Miami-based humorist told many a funny story, including the true account of Oregon’s exploding whale.

Now, the whale didn’t explode on its own – it had help from the Oregon State Highway Division. If you missed his presentation and have a couple of minutes to kill, here’s Barry’s column detailing what happened on the beach in Oregon in 1970.

And because Friday is here and it seems like today is as good a day as any to show you video of an exploding whale, the news report of the event that sparked Barry’s 1990 column follows.


2 Responses

  1. Hi Jeff, I just arrived home last night. I missed Dave Barry. I was lucky enough to get into the House Finance Committee meeting on Thursday. It was a wonderful experience – I was pleased to be able to witness a hearing that is so significant for CUs. I’ll be posting about it within the next week.

    Thanks for your comment on the Boardcast. I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet you and our fellow CU bloggers. I look forward to keeping up with all the activities of the NC Credit Union League.

  2. Ginny – it was so nice to meet you at GAC! Thanks for your kind comments. It’s great to hear that your travels back to NY were safe.

    Thanks so much for your commitment to and passion for the credit union movement!

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