Just a little reminder for all of you out there that we are rapidly approaching Shark Week 2012. I will unfortunately still be out of the country, so I'm counting on the fans to catch me up on "Air Jaws" and "I Survived" episodes when I return to NYC. You can follow the "Unofficial Official Countdown" here.
SHOUT OUT to Joseph ("Joey"???) Lawrence for emailing The Pit with some improved Shark Facts:
"Not only can sharks not stop suddenly. They can not stop at all. To stay alive, sharks must swim continually to keep a flow of water going through their gills. They don't actually have true "gills" like other fish. By the way sharks are not considered fish either because they lack a true skeleton. Their skeleton is made up of cartilage. How do I know this? Must have studied sharks at some time in grade school."
We love shark snobs around here. Sharks are pretty cool. How do I know this? Must have watched Shark Week for 25 years.
I believe we're only 41 days out from SHARK WEEK 2011. I can hardly wait! In case you missed this story back in May, National Geographic's Shark Men caught Apache (and released him safe and sound). Apache is the largest Great White to ever be caught!
Noah Charney, apparently, reeaaaalllly like's Damien Hirst's shark. So much so, he calls it a "masterpiece". Masterpiece? Really?? Art historians don't take that word lightly. "Masterpiece" strikes me as a term bestowed upon great artworks by the general congregation of art historians (in agreement). It was just last week at CAA that I heard Hirst's art referred to as "Hazmat art".
Masterpiece?? Maybe not. Sharktastic?? Most definitely.