I don't remember who it was (and I'm too lazy to look ) but recently there was someone who posted a thread about a whale hunting bro being a douche at a bottle shop when he was looking for Parabola and KBS. The OP was subsequently mocked for calling those beers whales, and I didn't understand why. Is the term "whale" subjective to one's opinion, or their location and what does and does not distribute to their area? For me, I consider both of those beers whales. Highly sought after, limited release, and hard to get. Even living in the Grand Rapids area, I consider KBS to be a whale, because it flies off of the shelves here. Do most people only consider things like Westy 12 to be a whale because it's not distributed to the US save the one rare occasion, or are whales more like 50 year old guezes that were only brewed once in a dark alley of Belgium that you have to summon the spirits of dead monks to obtain? And speaking of shelves, I still don't know what constitutes a shelf turd. The term is just obscure to me. Is that a shitty beer that just sits on the shelves because no one wants it? I realize that I may be betraying a bit of newbism here, but I'd like to know if I look a jackass or not when I post a picture of my Rare and say "HAI GUISE LOOK AT MAI WAELZ LOL~!"