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These days Outraged Offense is the default, Liberal response to any joke or criticism. 

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13 deviants said So as to fuel their chronic, all-consuming bitterness.
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The short answer: Yes, years ago, but I still watch it.   Even the most avid shark enthusiast would have to concede that Shark Week has devolved down to the pseudo-intellectuals’ version of a monster truck rally / mud bog competition.

In the earlier days it was fun, educational and exciting.  What is better than a shark attacking and tearing some hapless creature to shreds in a cloud of blood?  We watched the shows thinking: wow, I didn’t know that, fascinating. 

Fast forward 25 years.  (Yes, over 25 yrs actually)

Now the internet has more shark video and information than you could ever want.  Much of it better than anything you will see during Shark Week. 

Discovery’s shark shows marathon has the look and feel of a Japanese game show.  They over–hype their Sharkaganza every bit as much as ESPN over-hypes the Super Bowl.  Commercials start months prior.  You can buy all manner of Shark Week swag:  DVDs, foam hats, trophy heads and one dozen Shark Week cupcakes ($39.95 +$20.00 handling fee)… to list a few.  Even the president will likely put down his golf clubs long enough to shoot a PSA stressing the critical role Shark Week plays in the wars on terrorism and capitalism.

Hey, Stop Hating Shark Week!

I don’t hate it.  It does disappoint me though.  And I disappoint myself by watching year after year.  Here are a few reasons why:  

    1.  The nearest thing today to the once popular freak show is the parade of shark victims every year on shark week.  Frankly, it is both morbid and boring now.  The stories vary little.  They usually involve water and blood with the loss of a limb.  Discovery has shown some victims so often that they feel like family.

    2.  Building a 1 hour show around a 6 second clip.  Actually this probably applies to half of all shark week specials.  For 30 minutes of the 40 minute (1 hour) show we get teasers, stills, 2 second clips, commercials, interviews of ugly researchers, more teasers, etc.  Then entire 6 second clip is shown.  For the next 10 minutes that clip is shown over and over: slow-mo, stop motion, ultra slow-mo, backwards, enhanced, computerized version, with commentary ……. until you are utterly worn out. 

    3.  “Hosting” shark week.  Does shark week need a host?  Aren’t the sharks able to carry the day?  Do we really need Oprah or Ryan Seacrest pimping the poor fish?  Worse than a famous host is the dull, unknown host with some kind of shark credentials.  I suspect a reality show/talent search for the perfect Shark Week host is in our future. 

    4.  Is there anything more boring than shark “researchers” and/or crew members and their stories?  That crowd is only a bit less creepy and one dimensional than bigfoot researchers.  Watching hyper-sensitive loners wax poetic about their love for these deadly fish demonstrates the need for more mental therapy in this country but it is bad TV.   Further, listening to sun-dried cameramen drone on about endless boredom with the rare close call might be fascinating to media wizards but after 2 or 3 shows like that I am ready to move on.  Tip from viewers:  Behind the Scenes tripe is only interesting to roadies working behind the scenes.

Despite its enormous failings I will tune in for parts of Shark Week and hate myself for doing so.  It is an over-sold, inferior product but what else is there to watch in August?  This must be how it feels to vote Democrat.

 

-Conservatoons.

 

PS – I will do my part and add to the chaos that is over-hyped Shark Week by posting shark cartoons.  Fish On.

PPS – Got a peeve about shark week?   Share it here.

 

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Aerodeth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Blah blah blah retarded fignya blah.

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LaChasseGalerie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Cuckservative detected.
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StormyTheTrooper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know if Trump is elected president, there would finally be one thing I'd like about BO...

... He made Hillary look like an old bag. :)
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think we're in any danger of a Trump presidency. He's far to busy alienating every single voter base, save for the white supremacists in the 55 years and older range.
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StormyTheTrooper Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay I'll remember this.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
so what you think of trumps comments and there effects on the Republican primary campaigns ?
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that Trump Is running. The GOP will not pick him as their candidate, so hell run independant, fragmenting the Conservative vote. With Trump in the running, It will be the Liberals' election to win.
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Conservatoons Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
He was harsh about McCain.  Trump should not have made cracks about his service.  He did not want to be captured, survived a brutal ordeal and was a pilot.   That said, almost everything he did thereafter has been bad for the Country.  McCain is a bad guy, the holds bitter grudges and has sold his party out at every opportunity.  I'm not a big Trump fan but I am far less a McCain fan.  

Trump is correct about Illegals, but I don't think he will be the GOP pick.  I like that he has a spine.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
I see... so is it safe to assume that the republican primary is going to be one giant mess?
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xxXDracoMalphasXxx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student General Artist
As a Jew, I am offended 
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