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Who is required to follow the Law? 

93 deviants said none of the above.
5 deviants said The Democrat Party
3 deviants said Hillary Clinton
2 deviants said Illegal Aliens
1 deviant said Barack Hussein Obama
1 deviant said Black Lives Matter rioters
1 deviant said Liberal Organisations
No deviants said Eric Holder
No deviants said the Obama IRS
No deviants said Planned Parenthood

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.




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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LordChaosX Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
You're an idiot for think that elections matter.
animejoe2260 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
You need to watch this…
avatarfan2012 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
What do you think of the brexit vote????
sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm a Trump supporter too. Ain't gonna be the end of the world though, if Sanders wins. At least he cares about jobs, while Hillary doesn't.
Ovid2345 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
I am curious, do you like Trump?
MobileSuitSonic Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My, my, my... people in the comments can't stand the fact that not everyone wants to be on the Left.
sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hell, I know. I'm an egalitarian, but I also believe that immigration should be checked. I'm part Cherokee, and some of my ancestors had to deal with unchecked immigration. And those poor bison...
varshapeterpanda Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit, this page is so racist. No wonder you're a Drumf supporter.
LiberalLaxatives Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional
drumpf never caught on.  Try again, daily show wannabe.(john oliver, hello, from britain and is clueless)
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