For those from out of town, this is a big whale-blimp that comes down from the rafters between periods to drop gift certificates on the fans at Canucks hockey games. I actually know why he’s wearing a shirt. Do you?
Every time I go to a game, I joke that the blimp is like some kind of angry whale demi-god dropping mana on his tiny worshipers. “Naslund has scored! Will the whale also bestow good fortune on us, in the form of gift certificates for Gwen Stefani’s new album?”
UPDATE: The whale is wearing a shirt because he’s a holdover from when the Canucks shared the arena with the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies. They changed his shirt to that ugly-ass Grizzlies uniform so that the whale could promote the bears by dropping stuff on the humans.