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October 26, 2009


"It would be sensible not to swim in that area for a little while."

(Thanks to CJrun)


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Well, I think that's pretty well cured me of going swimming in anything bigger than a hot tub ever again.

They're going to need a bigger boat.

They might want to try dynamite on the rotting whale carcasses.

maybe I'm a tad cynical(it was the 8 years of Bush that did it) but I smell something fishy.

It being Australia, I doubt that "sensible" is even on the table.

People fear the oddest things. One lady of my acquaintance if given the choice between the great white and a dentist would be in the water before you could say, "Jaws".

Don't disturb the water, please.

"It would be sensible not to swim in that area for a little while."

Or ever.

I'd pay money to see underwear chafing guy try and get away from this monster.

Anyone other than me wonder why this showed up in "The New York Daily News" and not in some other news source I might have heard of?

The photo looks photoshpped to me. Tash?



Sushi Aussie style.

Big deal. We have mosquitos here in Minnesota who could do that.

Actually, isn't it safe to assume that the bigger shark won't be hungry for at least a little while?

Shark meat is very filling, after all. Chewy, too.

I notice the surfer they quote says they "are all being very, very cautious", but doesn't say they are actually staying out of the water. Because that would be smart and cautious both. Can only be one.

Photoshop, hmmmm, the foreground bite-water zone has a really weird edge. It's just a grainy, weird image. Hard to get those bitten-almost-in-half great white sharks to hold still, and you know you have to hold the button half-way down for the focus, and the dang thing MOVES again.

And don't get me started about the lighting issues.

Another reason not to go back to Australia.

I think it looks fake too.

No worries!

"Yeah, this 'un's ten feet long but ya shoulda seen the one that got away!"

Similar article but with a brief video. Unfortunately they still only use the one picture of the shark, but one that is not as tightly cropped.

Actually, isn't it safe to assume that the bigger shark won't be hungry for at least a little while?
Posted by: padraig | October 26, 2009 at 09:54 PM

I thought the same thing. You go in the water first, padraig. I'll look out for megashark from here.

Yep. Padraig. Go for it. Here, tie this rope around you and hold this package of raw ground beef. Nothing to worry about. Oh, and splash around a bit, please.

I'm with Annie. I don't have to outswim Megashark, I just have to outswim padraig.

Unless there's more than one Megashark. Then we have to outrun pieces of padraig.

*waves @ Hammie!*


Martini with lapband surgery?

That's not Sharkie. It's not holding a beer.

*WAVES @ Hammie!!!*

*gives pad some Barry Manilow CDs shark repellent*

*Waves @ Annie!!!*

*Waves @ Siouxie!!!*

Waves @ surfers

CJ and Annie, I swim Masters. Youse guys better bring propellers if you think you're gonna go by me.

No splashing from me either. I am smooooooth.

*waves @ padraig!

Not with all that sand in your shorts, padraig.

If he's being chased by a Great White, that is probably not sand in his shorts.


There. Now it's been said.

Great white sharks are cute and cuddly.

Zounds! I say. Just Zounds!

I'm getting a whole lot of work done today. Let's just hope they don't expect this everyday!
; )

Speaking as someone who has dissected numerous sharks in preparation for a degree in anatomy, we should see a spine at the tip of the bitemark. It ain't there.

Oh, Pish and Tosh!

*tap* *tap*

Is this thing on??

I hope that something new get's posted soon. There's only so much I can say about a half eaten shark. So, how's everybody's weather today? It's raining here in N.C.

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