Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's almost that time of the year again

After working hard all year, you've finally made it-- it's time to relax on the beach. But you decide to cool off and take a dip in the ocean. Before you know it, you go out a little too far. Your toes don't reach the ocean floor again, but it's no big deal; you've been father out before. All of a sudden, you feel something skim your leg. It feels rough and as though it belongs to something large. Your heart flutters, but you don't move. It happens again. You slowly start to swim back. Then you see it: a huge grey fin starts to protrude from the water. You swim faster and faster, but it seems in vain. A gigantic head with thousands of sharp, carnivorous teeth comes out of the water and-- ROOOOOAAAAARRRRRR!

 Okay, so maybe you've never experienced a shark attack, but in a couple months you can get the next best things. Shark week is on its way! Starting Sunday July 31, the Discovery Channel will start th 24th edition of its celebration of the ocean's fiercest predators. This will include everything from watching men brave shark infested waters, a special on Great Whites and their close encounters with humans, the journey of sharks, and covers all kinds of shark attacks, which no Shark Week would be complete without.

I've never watched shark week, but I always hear about it, ever year, without fail. This year, I'm kind of excited-- I want to watch some, just to see if the hype is true. So to get you in the mood, why not watch the fiercest Great White of them all? Jaws is another movie on my summer to-see list. It's one of my favorite rides at Universal Studios, so I figure I should see the movie, even if the 80's effects (and the shark) are pretty lame.

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