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07/10/2005: Shark Week

Yipes…More $@%!# Shark Week on TeeVee. But this one show actually sounds rather interesting:

Entertainment Weekly (July 15th edition) lists a Discovery Channel Special on at 9-11pm, Sunday, July 17th:

Myth Busters (TV-PG):

”Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage kick off Shark Week by questioning whether a real Great White, or rather their mock “Sharammer,” could have done what “Jaws” – Bruce – did in Speilberg’s 1975 Classic: i.e., submerge three barrels, pull a boat backward, puncture a vessel’s hull, and decimate a cage. Though the episode is disappointingly low on fin footage, [DRAT – just what I’d be missing LOL] - It’ll definitely make you look at “Jaws” with a fishy eye. Exhibit A: a final not-so-explosive, shoot-a-scuba-tank test that blows holes in “Jaws” big bang of a climax. Steven, you are so busted. (B)

Look at “Jaws” with a “fishy eye” – Not in my Lifetime!!! You won’t get me watching none of its sequels, prequels or remakes either. Nor close cousins like “Blue Water, White Death.” Boo Who on Shark Week for this Selachophobe. LOL

Also: {Check Local listings} Monday, July 11th has a PBS version of “Guns, Germs, and Steel” [From the book by Jared Diamond] about ”Why do some cultures succeed, while others fail?”.

Should be interesting if they can encapsulate his entire book and premise in a One Hour treatment. But as I like Jared Diamond and this was an excellent book, this sounds worth a viewing.

Karen on 07.10.05 @ 05:41 AM CST

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