The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society today released a statement and concept art promoting the next high-tech edition to their fleet to be sunk during the 2010-2011 campaign against whalers in the Southern Ocean.
“If you thought the Ady Gil was a sleek, futuristic weapon in the war against whaling,” said Captain Paul Watson referring to the doomed vessel sunk earlier this year, “just wait until you see the Pauly Shore get sliced in two by a Japanese whaling ship. I mean, seriously, this thing has f**king solar-powered wings.”
The Sea Shepherd acquired the funds for the new vessel thanks to a sizable donation from actor Pauly Shore, who saw the sinking of the Ady Gil and consequent press it brought its benefactor. “If someone like Ady Gil can be plucked from obscurity by such an event and thrust into the spotlight, I figure the sinking of this awesome ship will do wonders for my own career,” said Shore in the release.
While plans over how the Sea Shepherd will sink the Shore have yet to be revealed, Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research have already dropped hints that they’re more than happy to assist. “To work in partnership with Japan on this event will give us the greatest shot at worldwide publicity,” Watson said. “We’re happy for once to be moving towards a common goal of sinking our next super-awesome boat.”
It’s worth noting that today is April 1st.