Category Archives: Sharks

Surfers Have Close Call With Jumping Shark (video)

Full story here:
http://www.wptv.com/news/local/story/Local-surfers-close-call-with-a-jumping-shark/aHY7h6tKVkmqoASvFNT3EA.cspx

Seal meets Shark

Seal FAIL

Seal FAIL

Original post here: FAILpix.net

Shark in Venice Trailer – Airs 12/14 on Sci-Fi Channel

The fine folks who gave us Shark Attack, Shark Attack 2, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon, Shark Zone, and Raging Sharks are now giving us Shark in Venice, a motion picture that combines the absurd notion of a huge man-eating shark prowling the polluted waters of the Venice canals with the even more absurd notion that people want to watch movies starring Stephen Baldwin. The “film” also features Vanessa Johansson, older sister of Scarlet Johansson. Check it out for a laugh or two … Thanks to Sharknut for the heads up!

Shark in Venice airs on Sunday, December 14 on the Sci-Fi Channel at 9 pm CST

Kayak FAIL

Kayak FAIL and more funny pics at FailPix.net

Get Sharkwater (and others) on Blu-ray for $9.99


Although I haven’t seen it yet, the highly regarded, award-winning 2007 documentary Sharkwater is available on blu-ray for just $9.99 while supplies last.  It’s part of iNetVideo.com’s early Black Friday sale. You can check out the trailer below.

“The anti-JAWS, this documentary from Rob Stewart demonstrates importance of sharks to the world’s ecosystems. SHARKWATER shows the truth about the sea creatures, including the horrific practice of shark finning that threatens the animal’s existence.”

You can buy Sharkwater here:  Sharkwater for $9.99

iNetVideo.com has a bunch of other blu-ray discs on sale, too, including:

Full list:  Blu-ray Black Friday Blowout

Sharkwater Trailer

You Can Buy Frank Mundus’ Boat

The estate of Frank Mundus, an inspiration for Robert Shaw‘s character of Quint in JAWS, has put his boat the Cricket II up for auction. Check out the details:

THE “CRICKET II” FISHING BOAT – THE MOVIE “JAWS”
ONLINE ONLY AUCTION – CURRENTLY ACCEPTING OFFERS

Location:
155 Terminal Drive Plainview, NY 11803

Estate Auction:
Executor of The Frank Mundus Estate Orders Immediate Sale via Public Auction

The “CRICKET II”
The Vessel that Inspired the Movie “JAWS”
Rare Opportunity to Own a Piece of American Cinema History

Identification:
Year: 1947    Builder: Tiffany Cockrell/ Tiffany Yachts
Documentation No: 25516
Color: White hull-sides with varnished transom, black anti-fouling. white decks and superstructures, and tan cockpit sole

Dimensions:
Length on Deck: 39’6″    Beam: 14’    Draft: 3’9″

Propulsion:
Engine: Detroit Diesel 8VT71TI, freshwater cooled, 2-cycle, V-8 x 71 cid cylinders, 2- Cycle, with a single turbo charger and inter-cooler, rated to produce 435 horsepower, mounted on built-up pine engine bed stingers via adjustable flex mounts. The exhaust has a water injection elbow, FRP piping in the splitter, dual hose runs with cylinder mufflers, and twin exit flanges through a Racor Filter.

Engine Controls:
Gauge set and dual clutch and throttle levers, operating cable connections to the engine and gear.

Drive Train:
Capital reduction and reverse marine gear with bolt-through shaft coupling, 2″ stainless shaft, shaft log with compression seal, bronze receiver flange with Cutless bearing, and 4-blade prop.
The vessel is in excellent condition and has been maintained by proffesionals throughout its life.Over the years replacements, modifications and repairs have been made to this vessel.

For more information about the boat, you can visit the auction page.

Review of The JAWS Log

Writer/actor Carl Gottlieb tells the entertaining story of how Jaws made its torturous, and now legendary, journey from the pages of a best-selling novel to movie theater screens across the United States and cinema history.

It’s embarrassing for me to admit that it has taken me 33 years to get around to reading Carl Gottlieb’s The Jaws Log, a behind-the-scenes journal of the making of what I consider to be the greatest movie ever made.

Full article here:

Chadzilla ROARS: The JAWS Log


MonsterQuest : Jaws in Illinois airs Oct. 29th/30th

MonsterQuest : Jaws in Illinois

Airs Wednesday October 29 09:00 PM on The History Channel
UPDATE: Also airs Thursday, October 30 01:00 AM

One of the deadliest predators in the ocean, the Bull Shark, can tolerate fresh water. It can swim hundreds of miles upstream–one strange photo from the 1930s suggests that sharks can even reach Illinois. Come along with our team as they look for proof of sharks in freshwater, uncovering a deadly attack from history, and searching the bayous of Louisiana for predators. Watch as another expedition finds living evidence of a massive beast as big as a Great White Shark in the St. Lawrence River.

More info here: MonsterQuest: Jaws in Illinois

Thanks to Sharknut for the heads up about this program!

Shark Man of Montauk

It’s been a couple weeks since Frank Mundus (an inspiration for Quint) has passed away, but I found an interesting retrospective article about him and his book, Captain Frank Mundus, Shark Man: Master Hunter of the Deep. Here’s what the post author had to say about the book:

“That book was full of tales of Mundus as a youth, learning to fish off Long Island, getting in scrapes with the sea and its sometimes dangerous denizens. Deep dark, cold waters is where Mundus explored his limits and that of the beasts he sought. Shark Man was a book I read over and over again. I think the last time I picked it up was when I was 15 or 16. This was tales of danger and excitement, this book excited my imagination and got me wishing I was out there, hard living and hard playing (I know I was just 7, but you have to appreciate I had a vivid imagination.)”.

You can read the full article here.

Check out Frank Mundus’ autobiograpy:

Fifty Years A Hooker (great title!)


Great White Calculated Risks

Calculated Risks:

This is a pretty funny great white shark post from the guys over at Demotivational Blog, one of my favorite new humor sites.

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