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Told to kill the last whale.

by HopeInPain on December 6, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I overheard one line of a conversation this afternoon: "It's not like I told him to kill the last whale."

Although in my school's sometimes "activist" environment killing the last whale could be quite a tragedy, I still thought it an odd comparison.


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