furpunk2 Posted April 11, 2006 Share Posted April 11, 2006 This particular classic example of foot-in-mouth disease comes again from the hallowed pages of Fortean Times , this time from November 2000. I doubt whether many Denizens have heard of a Norwegian gentleman by the name of Jan Ove Sunberg but he appears regularly in FT ; in 1997 he founded a group called GUST (Global Underwater Search Team) and ever since then he`s travelled the world in a series of so-far spectacularly unsuccessful attempts to either film or capture one of numerous legendary lake monsters ; the Loch Ness Monster , Ogopogo , Champ , to name but a few. Autumn 2000 was obviously a very quiet time for PETA ; no real animals were in danger of extinction , being mistreated or exploited , or in need of rehoming , since when they heard of Mr Sundberg`s plans to capture a Loch Ness monster in order to take a tissue sample before tagging and releasing it , they found the time to protest about this "intolerable cruelty" to a mythical beast , not only to him and his group but also to the Norwegian Minister for the Environment. Mr Sundberg was , unsurprisingly , unimpressed. "PETA are either a bunch of lunatics or publicity seekers - but probably both. No one in his right mind could take them seriously." he said. For a while there were rumours that he planned to set up an organisation to rival PETA but sadly it never came to pass. I say sadly because it was allegedly going to be called People for the Independent Scientific Study Of Fictitious Fish. Monty Python eat your heart out Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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