Friday, August 09, 2013

Shark Weak

I believe it was William Sharkspeare who wrote; "All good things must come to an end". 

It breaks my heart to think that the corporate intere$t$ may have finally "jumped the shark" and killed the golden Galeocerdo cuvier, but obviously all of this long-lining & shortchanging is scaring off the hardcore purists of this event? We know it is a business, but is all of this excessive, irrelevant, cross promotional programming really necessary? 

Shark Week was evolving nicely from pure 'gorified' sensationalism but now this televisual feeding frenzy is in danger of extinction from over commercialization... and sinking like a toxic corpse lazily spiraling into the abyss like a de-finned shark. 

We are all too aware that TVland is no place for stuff that is too scientificky, but maybe, just maybe, it is time to stop chumming? I am grateful that part of Shark Week has evolved in 25 years. 

At first it was all "JAWSmania" chomping on people..sharks were treated as mythical supernatural monsters from another world that hated us and waited for their chance to kill us...but now most of us geddit! We know that eaach species are just the apex fish at the top of the food chain that have evolved into their own amazing niche. 

We are not surprised that 7 humans become accidental prey items every year, but considering how close humans splash around sharks you'd think that casualties would number in the thousands?
Sharkpocalypse was informative, fun & beautifully recorded> What IF our overfishing and killing 3 sharks/second-100 million sharks per year for a $100 bowl of sharkfin soup, was leaving 100 million decomposing corpses at the bottom, ( natural deterrents) begins to motivate remaining sharks towards shore in search of new prey items..preferably slow, clumsy, splashy prey items? 
Karma comin' back to literally bite us in the ass.

I believe that most of the people who have been watching over the years are getting a more realistic picture of how awful and terrifying WE are, not them. 
btw: All of this cross-promotional program nonsense is dreadful.


  1. ...yes, yes I know I know, it prolly was Geoffrey Chaucer who said "All good things" but I couldn't resist the bad pun.

  2. we were talking about the degeneration of shark week and the probable cause which, of course, is advertising dollars that can be charged based on viewership! but you know that already. i stopped watching this week after that ridiculous megalondon! xoxox

    1. That was embarrassing...but the national IQ is plummeting and the bar for entertainment is only a few inches off the ground. The intertubes offers the lowbrow bottom feeders an endless supply of hardcore crap and TV seems to think that it has to dive deeper into the abyss.

    2. Thankfully there's PBS.

  3. There is a Facebook page (no I'm still not on Facebook) called "Shark Week is Stupid and Retarded."

    1. It is hard to balance commerce and art/education in the archaic broadcast world of makes me depressed to see how low TLC & Discovery need to troll to find dollars.

  4. Mankind always does everything to excess/destruction. This is why we need the Zombie apocalypse.

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    2. Yes we do..and let us hope that we get "shufflers" like the slow witted Walking Dead zombies and not rage runners like 28 Days Later!

  5. Ever since Shark Week started using that Lady Gaga song Show me your teeth, I've been expecting sharks to show up every time I see Lady Gaga. A shark would have been very welcomed to take a bite out of Lady Gaga during her pantless singing of Do what you want (with my body) during the Muppet Holiday Spectacular. I 'll tell what I want to do with your body: Put some pants on woman! There are children watching! A Japanese fishing trawler would've certainly been welcomed to spear and reel off Lady Gaga the minute she strutted on stage singing with no pants!

    Rather than focusing on the spirit of giving and the message of peace on earth and love found in the Nativity; the characters of the baby Jesus, the humble shepherds, and the wise men who came from far away, she decided to showcase her camel toe instead. Who does she think she is? The ex wife of a Canadian Prime Minister? Speaking of politics, oy, that Toronto mayor; now there's a person Jaws would could feed on.

    I hope the season finds you safe, warm, and in the company of friends and loved ones!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours, Donn!!!


    and Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year full of Good Fortune, Good Friends, and Good Times!!!

    _I_...._I_ Cheers!!!

    1. How fantastic to hear from you, I hope that all is well. As you can see I am not here very often because I am self-exiled on Facebook where so many of the others have reluctantly migrated and try to make the most of it.
      Stop by for a visit.

    2. I am hoping for posts from both you and Eroswings at some point in 2014.

      Happy New Year to a witty, wise and wonderful Canuck.



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