I may be showing how out of date I am with the Rubyverse, but I just discovered Duck Punching:
Well, I was just totally sold by Adam, the idea being that if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, itâ€™s a duck, right? So if this duck is not giving you the noise that you want, youâ€™ve got to just punch that duck until it returns what you expect. â€“ Patrick Ewing
As for show the whale: meh.