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omg that last one!

get bent, Monday, 30 July 2007 19:40 (fifteen years ago) link

SUCK MY DIIIIIIIIIICK

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Monday, 30 July 2007 19:41 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd hit it.

Dimension 5ive, Monday, 30 July 2007 19:41 (fifteen years ago) link

ocean of fear is fucking CRAAAAZY

impudent harlot, Monday, 30 July 2007 19:43 (fifteen years ago) link

that last pic is now my work desktop

impudent harlot, Monday, 30 July 2007 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Stroud

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:27 (fifteen years ago) link

^ i don't know if he is really 'hosting' shark week but i like the idea of getting to 'host' shark week

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:37 (fifteen years ago) link

i mean, who do you have to be?

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Don't you ever worry that we're putting a little too much pressure on the sharks with this thing?

nabisco, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Sharks feel not pressure; only hunger.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Always hunger.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:44 (fifteen years ago) link

SHARM WEEK = 20 YEARS
SHARKS = 100,000,000+ YEARS

NABISCO NOTM

gr8080, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:44 (fifteen years ago) link

ER, SHARKKKKKK WEEK

gr8080, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't know how the manage to stay interesting all week.

Do they have any kind of schedule for this thing? Like

day 1 -- powerful jaws!
day 2 -- biting and eating stuff, featuring some psycho Belgian asshole in a shark cage
day 3 -- there are lots of types of sharks, but forget about that, most of them are boring and totally not scary at all
day 4 -- I guess they must reproduce, maybe that's interesting? no, no
day 5 -- scary shark-attack stories in between us admitting that you will NEVER get attacked by a shark
day 6 -- some crazy-ass Australian guy in a shark cage
day 7 -- in conclusion, BOO! CRUNCH CRUNCH LOL j/k, you'll never see a shark in your life ever

nabisco, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:47 (fifteen years ago) link

i'd watch that.

gr8080, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:48 (fifteen years ago) link

but still NABISCO NOTM

gr8080, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:50 (fifteen years ago) link

day 4 -- I guess they must reproduce, maybe that's interesting? no, no

RONG. Shark fuckin'=GOOD TEE VEEE

Mr. Que, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:51 (fifteen years ago) link

this was on at the computer store I went to during a work errand. I was so excited and I wanted to stay. ;_;

jessie monster, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

I was kinda sad when they had a shark-themed "Cash Cab," but what else can they do on shark week I guess?

Abbott, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:55 (fifteen years ago) link

*SHARK WEEK game shows, hosted by a shark
*SHARK WEEK cooking shows, hosted by Rachel Ray
*SHARK WEEK cop procedurals, all the plots revolve around sharks

Mr. Que, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:56 (fifteen years ago) link

This is the favorite week of the year of all the stoners I've known. Nom nom nom No it are my shark week!

Abbott, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:57 (fifteen years ago) link

i want to see what shark myths get busted

kenan, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:57 (fifteen years ago) link

*SHARK WEEK DANCE JAMS, everyone dancing, dressed like a shark, flippin' out.

Mr. Que, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:57 (fifteen years ago) link

What are they going to do on Mythbusters? There can't be that many shark-related myths they won't cover on the other programs.

haha xpost

Abbott, Monday, 30 July 2007 20:57 (fifteen years ago) link

They're doing an original movie based on the story of the <i>Indianapolis</i>. If this movie does not contain a character named Herbie Robinson from Cleveland who gets bitten in half, I'll never trust again.

I saw sharks when I went diving in Maui last fall, but they were little 6-7 foot black-tipped reef sharks and were extremely boring.

Phil D., Monday, 30 July 2007 20:58 (fifteen years ago) link

ah here we go:

"Do sharks lose interest in attacking if punched on the nose or jabbed in the eyes and gills? Adam and Jamie put it to the test. Jamie goes overboard to tussle with some fearsome fish. And a scuba tank experiment is so dangerous, the FBI are brought in!"

kenan, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:00 (fifteen years ago) link

will there be gratuitous footage of Keri in a bikini?

milo z, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Haha, they've been bringing the FBI in a lot lately. And WTF at using Three Stooges moves to deter a shark?

Abbott, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:10 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.loveredheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/kari05.jpg

kenan, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Like the episode where they covered whether you can escape a crocodile by running in a zig-zag pattern. Who the hell comes up with these animal escape plans?

Abbott, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:11 (fifteen years ago) link

There should be more of those metal tags at the end of myths, so in addition to "Busted" or "Confirmed" there could be one for "Idiotic"

kenan, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Do you guys think it's likely there's a bar somewhere in nyc letting Shark Week blare from the TVs? We don't have cable and my wife's the biggest shark obsessive I know...

Jon Lewis, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I am now obsessed with the GIS for Kari Byron. I had no idea such riches awaited me!

kenan, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:34 (fifteen years ago) link

dude you GIS any lady ever and you get tna

ghost rider, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I guess what I mean is, I had never thought of Kari in a T n A kinda way before. But that's all changed.

kenan, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:38 (fifteen years ago) link

featuring some psycho Belgian asshole in a shark cage
hahaha

but yeah
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/sharkweek/sharkweek.html

tonight is OCEAN OF FEAR
i am kind of glad i don't have tv. because i really like the ocean and i don't want to fear it

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:43 (fifteen years ago) link

rrrobyn those 2 things not mutually exclusive!

Jon Lewis, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:52 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah but by the time you both love AND fear the sea, you might as well just throw on an eyepatch and stand around on docks telling children scary stories about the narwhal that stole your depth perception

nabisco, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:58 (fifteen years ago) link

i think i need a diagram

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:58 (fifteen years ago) link

a venn one

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 21:59 (fifteen years ago) link

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/nitsuh/venn.jpg

nabisco, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:04 (fifteen years ago) link

those boobs have eyebrows!!

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:05 (fifteen years ago) link

and they've grown together

milo z, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:06 (fifteen years ago) link

pirates, the gray area between heart and tits

ghost rider, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Nabisco OMG.

G00blar, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:07 (fifteen years ago) link

that illustration has helped me in many ways

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:08 (fifteen years ago) link

THINGS I LOVE AND FEAR:

- pirates
- sharks
- ninjas
- the mafia
- GIRLS

max, Monday, 30 July 2007 22:55 (fifteen years ago) link

jon probably knows
i think it is a picture of a dog - a cute dog!

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 01:53 (fifteen years ago) link

those white guy dreads might be the scariest thing on this thread

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 01:56 (fifteen years ago) link

what does he have shells in them?? ugh

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 01:58 (fifteen years ago) link

i'd rather pay attention to the cute dog.

hstencil, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 02:02 (fifteen years ago) link

also might have to load all messages to take a peek at hammerhead girl again. *swoon*

hstencil, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 02:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Said to a friend the other day "dude, you're like a drunk shark, you have to keep drinking or you'll die"

Jordan, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 02:11 (fifteen years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2sZf8R4_oXk

gr8080, Thursday, 2 August 2007 02:49 (fifteen years ago) link

STAX WEEK (or at least night)

hstencil, Thursday, 2 August 2007 03:08 (fifteen years ago) link

that stax thing was so beautiful. i watched it at work (don't tell). i almost cried. course they almost ruin the whole glorious thing by ending with fucking bono! *sigh*

scott seward, Thursday, 2 August 2007 03:18 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah i was just gonna go to the thread on ilm and be all "bono wtf?!!?"

jermaine dupri was cool tho.

hstencil, Thursday, 2 August 2007 03:24 (fifteen years ago) link

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/tracerhand/singingshark.jpg

Tracer Hand, Friday, 3 August 2007 09:44 (fifteen years ago) link

tracer you sharked that from scott seward.

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 09:59 (fifteen years ago) link

http://board.crewcial.org/img/sharky.gif

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 11:53 (fifteen years ago) link

are the squiggly lines supposed to represent bad breath?

kenan, Friday, 3 August 2007 14:24 (fifteen years ago) link

I watched the episode of Planet Earth (the David Attenborough-narrated version, thanks) that had the super slo-mo shots of a shark breaching and chomping a seal. It was AWESOME. And then at the end, there was another 15 minute doc about how they got those shots. The went shark hunting. It was exciting.

kenan, Friday, 3 August 2007 14:26 (fifteen years ago) link

x-post

no i believe that shark is smoking

latebloomer, Friday, 3 August 2007 14:27 (fifteen years ago) link

prove it

kenan, Friday, 3 August 2007 14:32 (fifteen years ago) link

party shark is smoking, you just can't tell because of ilx's crap white background

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 14:38 (fifteen years ago) link

this guy is called a Ragged-Tooth shark. Guess why.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/2391516-md.jpg

kenan, Friday, 3 August 2007 14:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Well I'm up there beside the magic man
And he layed some tricks for me
He said you do need help my friend
I whispered, obviously

He laid a spread of Jacks and Queens
And he begged me take my pick
But every face it had your face
I cried out, I am sick

Sick of hauling your love around
Want to run my train alone
But the engine tracks straight through your heart
And weighs me like a stone
Oh it's a hard love to love you it takes up all my time
Having you so familiar like past lives and nursery rhymes

So I gave away the pictures and your golden ring
And the phone calls you sent me and the silver birds that sing
Then the man he told me something that really brought me down
Your things were blown away it's true but you were still in town

The magician left a message, it flashes when I hide
Accept the chains of loving,
Accept the rails remove yourself from her side
Do without her love

As I lay back in the speeding train, I keep it by my side
I could mail a letter to you but I still have my pride

Three times I've sent you back from me three times my boat's gone dry
And three times I've seen the shooting shark lighting up the sky
Oh it's a hard love to love you babe it takes my breath away
The fourth time round is the last time round there's nothing else to say

(Buck Dharma/Patti Smith)

Jon Lewis, Friday, 3 August 2007 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

-B-U-M-P-E-D---F-O-R---S-H-A-R-K---W-E-E-K-
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x18/gr8080/MrTsharkpunch.gif

gr8080, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:33 (fourteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_Week

" * In the NBC sitcom 30 Rock Tracy Jordan encourages Kenneth to "Live every week like it's Shark Week." This itself was referenced on the Mythbusters 2008 Shark Week Special when Adam Savage encourages viewers to do the same."

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:38 (fourteen years ago) link

http://ilike.com/user/SharkWeek

kenan, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:41 (fourteen years ago) link

http://i34.tinypic.com/16hp645.jpg

Kerm, Wednesday, 30 July 2008 22:50 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

LIVE EVERY WEEK LIKE IT'S SHARK WEEK

don't try to church it up (nickalicious), Thursday, 6 August 2009 21:04 (thirteen years ago) link

http://content.pyzam.com/funnypics/stupid/st4.jpg

Fetchboy, Thursday, 6 August 2009 21:16 (thirteen years ago) link

love this thread

clouds taste metallica (jdchurchill), Thursday, 6 August 2009 22:42 (thirteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

bumped 4 shark week

gr8080, Thursday, 5 August 2010 02:59 (twelve years ago) link

http://vimeo.com/14054518

cozen, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 22:11 (twelve years ago) link

eleven months pass...

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp7q52WAkG1qd3ppyo1_400.jpg

EZ Snappin, Monday, 1 August 2011 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

lol

goole, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 04:08 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

After all guys, IT'S SHARK PORN

In addition to fakery, Palmer points out that the animals themselves are often endangered by filmmakers. “We get too close, we harass them, we’re desperate to get the money shots,” he says.

the rofflestomper (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:12 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, what kinda faggot pinko worries about driving important predator species to extinction, right?

["Jaws"'s] key mistake was portraying great white sharks as vengeful predators that could remember specific human beings and go after them to settle a grudge.

"The movie certainly gave sharks too much of an ability to engage in revenge," Burgess said.

As a consequence of this depiction of sharks as monsters bent on massacring swimmers and boaters in "Jaws," dozens of shark fishing tournaments popped up. "A collective testosterone rush certainly swept through the East Coast of the U.S.," Burgess said. "It was good blue-collar fishing. You didn't have to have a fancy boat or gear — an average Joe could catch big fish, and there was no remorse, since there was this mindset that they were man-killers."

This proved to be part of a growing shark-hunting trend that dramatically reduced nearly all shark species over the following decades, Burgess said. In the waters off the U.S. eastern seaboard, populations of many species of sharks have dropped by 50 percent and some have fallen by as much as 90 percent.

Further compounding the effects of the fin trade on shark populations is the sharks notoriously slow reproductive cycle. Many species valued in the fin trade breed only once every two years and usually give birth to only a few pups each breeding cycle. "Shark populations are very likely experiencing a net loss each year as a result of shark harvesting outpacing shark reproduction," said Harvey. "Sharks simply cannot reproduce fast enough to meet the
demands of the global fin trade."

Scientists and conservationists agree that shark populations cannot sustain this level of exploitation indefinitely. "We are already seeing huge declines in certain shark populations in many regions around the world," said Harvey. "Recent studies of hammerhead populations in the northwest Atlantic, for example, have shown a catch rate decline estimated as high as 89% since the mid-1980s and the great white populations in the same region of the Atlantic may have declined by as much as 79%." Harvey adds that several species are already in such decline that it may be difficult for them to recover, with the end result being the potential ecological extinction of some species of sharks from the world's oceans. "Although there are many factors at play in the decline of shark population around the
globe, much of the decline can be attributed to the overharvesting of these species in an effort to accommodate the
global demand for shark products."

In the last decade of his career, [Peter]Benchley wrote non-fiction works about the sea and about sharks advocating their conservation. Among these was his book entitled Shark Trouble,[7] which illustrated how hype and news sensationalism can help undermine the public's need to understand marine ecosystems and the potential negative consequences as humans interact with it. This work, which had editions in 2001 and 2003, was written to help a post-Jaws public to more fully understand "the sea in all its beauty, mystery, and power."[8] It details the ways in which man seems to have become more of an aggressor in his relationship with sharks, acting out of ignorance and greed as several of the species become increasingly threatened by overfishing.

Benchley was a member of the National Council of Environmental Defense and a spokesman for its Oceans Program: "[T]he shark in an updated Jaws could not be the villain; it would have to be written as the victim; for, worldwide, sharks are much more the oppressed than the oppressors."[9]

He was also one of the founding board members of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI).

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:21 (nine years ago) link

Because surely there is a way to prevent news sensationalism and the public's desire to hear less about shark attacks on humans?

the rofflestomper (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:26 (nine years ago) link

I had a friend addicted to shark porn. He would just sit in front of the TV all day, flipping the channels, looking for sharks. It got to the point where he couldn't even maintain a normal relationship with regular fish. They'd have to spread chum just to get him off the couch.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:30 (nine years ago) link

Hmmm if only some television outlet that airs a well-promoted and highly viewed block of programming about sharks were to use part of it to discuss how rare and unlikely shark attacks are instead of bandwagoning on misplaced fear I wonder what would happen what a mystery etc. etc.

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:31 (nine years ago) link

shark on the subway

http://gothamist.com/2013/08/07/photos_dead_shark_on_subway.php

Mel Brooks did a riff on a classic David Susskind Show about seeing a shark on the Brighton local, so I think he put it there.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:33 (nine years ago) link

Hmmm if only some television outlet that airs a well-promoted and highly viewed block of programming about sharks were to use part of it to discuss how rare and unlikely shark attacks are instead of bandwagoning on misplaced fear I wonder what would happen what a mystery etc. etc.

Not really sure how much fear is misplaced given that sharks attack humans--last year the US had the most "unprovoked" shark attacks ever (53 incidents, including 26 in Florida alone.) One a week seems like a better bandwagon than a shoe bomber, but what do I know.

the rofflestomper (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:50 (nine years ago) link

Not really sure how much fear is misplaced given that sharks attack humans.

I know you are not this stupid.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/06/us-shark-attack-statistics-fears

Last year, 80 unprovoked shark strikes took place worldwide: seven resulted in deaths, including one in California. Fifty-three strikes took place in US waters, nearly half of them off Florida.

According to the file's analysis of data from 2000, beachgoers faced a one in 2m chance of dying from drowning and other causes based on visits to east and west coast beaches. By contrast, they faced a one in 11.5m chance of being attacked by a shark, and less than a one in 264m chance of dying from a shark bite, since just one person died that year in US waters from an attack.

Put another way, more Americans were killed by collapsing sinkholes (16) than sharks (11) between 1990 and 2006, and more by tornadoes (125) than sharks (6) in Florida between 1985 and 2010. (And for all you Sharknado fans, those were shark-free tornadoes.)

"Tides and currents kill more people [at the beach] than sharks that kill people," said Gregory Skomal, a shark biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.

You are literally more likely to get hit by a bus shortly after hitting "Submit" on ILX than you are to get attacked by a shark anywhere in the world ever.

All of which is incidental as to whether we're hunting sharks to extinction, which we are, which will have rather profound (read: bad) consequences for marine life overall.

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:59 (nine years ago) link

An even more poignant comparison: In 500 years of recorded history, there have been fewer confirmed, unprovoked shark-attack fatalities worldwide than there will be motor vehicle deaths in the United States this month.

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 August 2013 20:06 (nine years ago) link

I can't erase the fact that once a week, someone gets bit or that people are irrational in their fear. You know how many people die from accidental drowning each year?

I thought you would point out that there are likely more people in the water than ever before, that we've likely changed the ecosystem, and that other environmental impacts are leading to rising shark attacks.

Not really sure of there is causation between shark attack sensationalism and extinction but I fear it would be challenging to prove. It seems a reasonable hypothesis though.

That said, I agree with you that sensationalism is a menace and we should stop it everywhere. Just not really sure how to put that Jaws Pandora back in the box. There is much more interest in killing, blood, and gore than the mystery of great oceanic creatures.

the rofflestomper (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 8 August 2013 20:14 (nine years ago) link

Yes, there are more people in the water, and more people are traveling to beach locations. That's certainly a factor.

Sensationalism-induced fear is driving a lot of the "WHOOO LET'S KILL SOME SHARKS!" hunting. A lot more is being driven by idiocies like shark's fin soup and folk medicines. I don't know which is easier to get a handle on; probably the former. The latter problem is trans-jurisdictional and there's no real authority with the power to make it stop.

Humans are terrible.

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 August 2013 20:18 (nine years ago) link

Well, you could argue that the bloodsport around sharks probably makes people feel less bad about lopping a fin off. And overall, we're pretty nonchalant about killing the organisms that aren't cute or have no obvious use (hello mosquitos!).

Overall, I agree with you that I should try to be less terrible. Then maybe I can take the moral high ground every now and again.

the rofflestomper (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 8 August 2013 20:30 (nine years ago) link

Meh, for all you know I'm Ariel Castro.

Here's the storify, of a lovely ladify (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 August 2013 22:19 (nine years ago) link

As long as there are shark tornados, I will remain fearful of sharks.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 August 2013 22:26 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Friday, 12 August 2016 11:47 (six years ago) link

I hope they have some decent shark dentists, wouldn't fancy a toothache that lasted for 3 centuries.

calzino, Friday, 12 August 2016 12:17 (six years ago) link


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