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Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:50 pm
by TheBaxter
couldn't find any other shark threads, so...

this is gonna make Kirks an unhappy camper...

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:10 pm
by Seppuku
TheBaxter wrote:this is gonna make Kirks an unhappy camper...


Especially considering if Kirks has a favourite species of shark, it's definitely going to be one called "Megamouth."

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:19 pm
by papalazeru
Seppuku wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:this is gonna make Kirks an unhappy camper...


Especially considering if Kirks has a favourite species of shark, it's definitely going to be one called "Megamouth."


Too true.

Actually, I don't think this story is quite as bad as it seems. These are a small boat community aren't they? So one shark to feed hungry village mouths wouldn't be so bad. Yes it's endangered but it wasn't caught by trawling and not likely to happen again. Megamouths are quite rare.

Kirks is the true fountain of knowledge on this so lets see what he has to say.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:42 pm
by so sorry
papalazeru wrote:Kirks is the true fountain of knowledge on this so lets see what he has to say.


I'll bet he'll say something along the lines of

MOTHERFARKINGELLENSHARKLOVINGPAGE!!!!!!!!!111111111111MEGAMOUTHJEDILOVINGPHILLIPINOSYAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHH1111111113!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:31 pm
by Ribbons
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Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:11 pm
by darkjedijaina
ooo. shark week starts on august 2! yayness!

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:15 pm
by Peven
Ribbons wrote:Image


Scorza, the gentle shark....

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:22 am
by buster00
I am prepared to learn fascinating facts about sharks. Did you know they can play drums and imitate Curly Howard?

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:22 am
by Ribbons
Shaaaaark weeeeeeeeeek!!!

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:01 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
...And I can't watch it or discuss. Someone watch it for me and tell me what they saw/what the docs were about specifically, please?

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:29 am
by Ribbons
Sorry Kirks :( Unfortunately I haven't watched anything Shark Week-related, just heard of it. But I'll keep you posted if anything comes up.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:59 am
by so sorry
Looks like they are going with the scary/man-eating shark week this year. The promos i saw yesterday went something like this: man or woman is swimming/playing in the ocean, smiles at the camera (like its a home video), then a split second later they are gone. Up comes the Shark Week logo, and its dripping on blood and all chewed up.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:28 pm
by darkjedijaina
one I just watched was just about shark attack victims and their stories. the one that's on now is about sharks in the med. how there are great white sharks there, too. attacks near malta and sicily and tunisia.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:43 am
by Maui
so sorry wrote:Looks like they are going with the scary/man-eating shark week this year.


Yes, they are. :roll: I turned to it last night and they showed some dude jumping out of a helicopter (without a cage) into a swarm of sharks. Cue eerie music and Steve Irwin style dialogue.

NO THANKS!

Somehow I think Rob Stewart would be rolling his eyes at this.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:56 am
by so sorry
I watched about 5 minutes of one of the programs last night because it was hosted by Lee Stroud, the Survivorman (love that show). It sucked. And here's why: all the stories that are told regarding shark attacks are not documented with video, only word of mouth. So EVERYTHING needs to be "re-enacted", and it always comes across (to me) as silly.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:17 pm
by darkjedijaina
I agree. I hates the shark attack survivor stories. BORING.

I just want to see new footage of sharks. Are they not doing research? I mean, no one knows anything about Great Whites mating behavior. Come on! Scientists! Go out there and learn stuffs and document it and show us!

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:37 pm
by Maui
darkjedijaina wrote:I agree. I hates the shark attack survivor stories. BORING.

I just want to see new footage of sharks. Are they not doing research? I mean, no one knows anything about Great Whites mating behavior. Come on! Scientists! Go out there and learn stuffs and document it and show us!


Yup. There's a reason why I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau, Mutual of Omaha and National Geographic...and liked it. It was science, facts were presented. We were enlightened not made to be scared. Sure the food chain can be scary, but hey, we all need to eat.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:57 pm
by The Vicar
"Sure the food chain can be scary......"

For some reason that notion just tickles me. Has a bit of a Pythonistic feel to it.
This is a good thing, luv..... :lol:

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:38 pm
by Peven
The Vicar wrote:"Sure the food chain can be scary......"

For some reason that notion just tickles me. Has a bit of a Pythonistic feel to it.
This is a good thing, luv..... :lol:


those are the last words I heard before going down on a chick the first time......

Re: SyFy's...errrr...Discovery's Shark Week

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:56 pm
by Lord Voldemoo


where is Kirks, he should be incensed!!

Tho, anyone who bought into the Megalodon "documentary" was being a little silly.

I like 50 foot sharks as much as the next guy (from a distance), but it seems kinda skeevy putting this on Discovery Channel.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:22 am
by TheBaxter
it's kind of the way ALL of these cable channels have gone. TLC (where the only things you can "learn" about anymore are why someone is addicted to eating paste or what Honey Boo Boo likes to eat for breakfast), Discovery (where you can "discover" naked reality show contestants and amish mafia dons), Animal Planet (whose animals include Bigfoot and mermaids), Travel Channel (where you can travel to all kinds of haunted houses and alien landing spots), MTV (which last played an actual music video approximately sometime in 2003) and so on. watching cable tv these days is like going to a waste treatment facility so you can see which load of crap comes down the pipe next.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:10 pm
by Peven
it is a business model issue, cheap "reality" based programming is cheaper than well researched, credible shows

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:16 pm
by TheBaxter
i suppose the fact that these types of shows generate better ratings, and hence more advertiser revenue, is a poor reflection on the viewing public.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:22 pm
by so sorry
Peven wrote:it is a business model issue, cheap "reality" based programming is cheaper than well researched, credible shows



I'm not sure cheap is the driving factor. Its "entertainment" that drives these kinds of shows. The fact that they can use cheaply made CGI graphics is a bonus.

And its pretty sickening to me that shows like this are on channels that claim to educate.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:51 am
by Peven
back in the 90's they used to be good, with programming that reflected their names accurately. TLC and Discovery both

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:58 am
by TheBaxter
Image

this is for Moo... if he still comes round these parts.

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:43 am
by Al Shut
TheBaxter wrote:this is for Moo... if he still comes round these parts.


Obviously since he bumped this thread in the first place.

with that little attention to cows whereabouts you'll get yourself killed for sure

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:36 am
by TheBaxter
Al Shut wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:this is for Moo... if he still comes round these parts.


Obviously since he bumped this thread in the first place.

with that little attention to cows whereabouts you'll get yourself killed for sure


hey, that was a whole two days ago! anything could've happened!

Re: Shark Week

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:16 pm
by minstrel
We need to put a cow and a shark into a steel cage and let them fight it out. Whoever manages to get out is the most fearsome!

Shark Week 2014!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:42 pm
by TheButcher
Zombie Sharks!
Shark Diver and conservationist Eli Martinez explores a catatonic zombie-like state in sharks called "tonic immobility" and sets out to solve a mystery of predators using it on massive great whites.

Re: Shark Week 2014!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:53 am
by TheBaxter
TheButcher wrote:Zombie Sharks!


or as AMC calls them, "Swimmers"