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Communicate with Bloop

Maybe she's lonely?
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Bloop refers to an immensely loud sound of probable biologic origin detected by Navy surveillance. Most of these sounds have identifiable sources (whales, volcanoes etc) but Bloop is a mystery - see link. The implication is that Bloop comes from some immensely large, unknown sea creature.

My take on this article is that Bloop is coming from one place. Maybe there is only one of them, or maybe all the Bloopers are concentrated there. I propose that a Bloopophone be constructed and deployed in the area to see if the Bloopers can be summoned up, or at least be provoked to issue more bloops.

bungston, Jun 18 2003

Bloop http://www.cnn.com/...13/bloop/index.html
[bungston, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Close Encounters http://www.sciflick..._encounters_09.html
Same tyrannical principle. [bungston, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Kraken http://classiclit.a.../bl-aten-kraken.htm
Hopefully this idea won't provoke any roaring / surface dying. [bungston, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes http://www.geocitie...48/tvs_bloopers.htm
[Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Bloop Bleep http://www.digitalt...ers/bloopbleep.html
Sung by Gary McFarland, in a Latin jazz style. [Amos Kito, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Didn't someone wrtie a book about that? http://www.amazon.c...40539811/halfbakery
[DrCurry, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

"The Abyss" http://us.imdb.com/Title?0096754
"A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species." [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


silverstormer, Jun 18 2003

       Do we really want something that big to know we're up here?
lostdog, Jun 18 2003

       It could be the prototype sputnik. Incorrect tradjectory calculations accidently launched it into the deep blue. With only a semi-waterproof shell, the famous blings were transformed into Bloops...

silverstormer, Jun 18 2003

       Could be a blooper and a practical joke. Where's Dick Clark?   

       I say we talk to it, but if something tells me I'm on TV. I'm gonna say I knew it all along. +
sartep, Jun 18 2003

       //Dick Clark//? Is that the US's version of Jeremy Beadle, or more a Dennis Nordon?
silverstormer, Jun 18 2003

       A lot of movies about giant monsters trying to take over the world start with ideas like this.   

       Dick Clarke is a long-time U.S. TV personality. I guess at some point he hosted some kind of practical joke show.
snarfyguy, Jun 18 2003

       That'll be a US Jeremy Beadle then
silverstormer, Jun 18 2003

       Try singing along with the creature. [link]
Amos Kito, Jun 18 2003


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