Shark Week Reality

Oh, the Discovery Channel. They used to be known for broadcasting shows that actually educated people about subjects of importance, much like the History Channel used to do back in the day. Now, however, these formerly venerable cable channels are the proud homes of fake documentary programs about mermaids, the megaladon, and Mayan aliens. The sharks in today’s post, however, are real. Well, as real as sharks made of fiberglass can be.

This first sign is from Aqua-Reporter Andrea and can be found in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This sign can be read in a couple of different ways. Either the place serves sharks, fish, and chicken, but it’s missing the comma; it belongs to someone named Shark, but it’s missing the apostrophe; or it’s trying to notify sharks that the restaurant serves them fish and chicken, but it’s missing the colon.

Excuse me, I think you left your punctuation at home today.

Excuse me, but I think you left your punctuation at home.

Our second sign comes from Katie, who received the picture from her cousin Colleen in California. (That lovely alliteration makes my word-nerd heart happy.) This beauty is apparently at Raging Waters Amusement Park in California.

Hello there!

Hello there!

As Katie points out, this guy bears a striking resemblance to someone from the movies. I wonder if anyone has notified the Mouse’s legal team about that coincidence?


Let’s all say it together: “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.”

Have a great weekend, and remember to just keep swimming!

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