It was of relief to discover this morning that I am not alone in my fascination with Whale Wars. Sisyphus at Fraters Libertas sums up why the show commands my attention:
“Whale Wars” produces comedy based on the formula:
(unbounded self-righteousness + self-delusion) * extreme incompetence = comedy gold!
I have yet to see the crew actually save a whale, despite spending millions of dollars in donations. Contrary to the show's obvious desire to paint the crew as heroes to the whales, the effort is best described in the show's theme song, "despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage."