Step Away From The Animals
What a great response from all you folks in bloggy land. I have to thank you all for your support against the axis of stupidity. I promise you that we will win the war against idiocy and stupidity; as a matter of fact I’m doubling the amount of troops in this war at this very moment.
There were two things that I think I would like to talk about this week one is the goose terrorizing my company and the second is Shark Water. Since I don’t want to make this too long I’ll stick with shark water. Please avert your eyes and get a family member, neighborhood child, or trained pet with opposable thumbs to scroll down to the next section if you don’t want me to spoil the movie for you. Let me preface this by telling everyone that I love animals, particularly conserving them. I was in fact going to do my masters in salmon conservation or primate conservation but biotech pulled me away.
Now the brief story is this guy (Rob Stewart) has an unnatural some might say unholy obsession with sharks. In fact one of the opening scenes in the movie happens to be him underwater with a shark projecting out from his crotch and knee while he strokes it. Now I can understand the obsession and I understand why he presented things but it seemed to be filled with hype and not substance. At one point the movie shows he has a “brush with the ravages of “fleshing-eating disease”, I think he’s in Colombia. He keeps saying that there is this little red line creeping up his leg and such. I was hoping to see this little red line but it did not make an appearance, he also was having a jolly time in the hospital (I always thought flesh eating disease caused the limb to become swollen and red but help me out here S). Now let’s for a moment assume this was the case, the first thing I would do is get treated, probably hop on a plain for a developed country. But no our hero, decides he needs to stay because he loves sharks and if he leaves it might endanger his mission and he would rather lose his leg. Now how about we save the leg and come back to save sharks Rob! (His leg remains attached due to both him willing the disease away. I think it probably had more to do with the antibiotics myself)
My other point of irritation with this movie is the portrayal and information presented on sharks. He keeps saying sharks are perfect and that they have not changed at all in their existence. Both of these statements is wrong, different shark species have come and gone it’s their body structure that has remained unchanged. He also seems to have the assumption that sharks are his buddies and that they won’t hurt him because he’s lowered his heart rate showing he’s not scared. It’s really sad but this guy reminds me of “Grizzly Man”. This poor gentleman thought the bears were his frienda. He says they won’t hurt him and that if anyone else did this they would die in a documentary I recently watched. In the background of the shot is an arrow pointing to the spot that shows where a grizzly killed them. There are also factual inconsistencies that irritated me but I’ll stop to keep it brief.
Now for the interactive section of our show! If you’ve seen the movie tell me what you think and why. If you haven’t seen the movie are there any out there these days, fill me in. Lastly, what movies are you looking forward to? Myself there’s a documentary festival here in Toronto that I plan to attend and the movie I’m ashamed of looking forward to is Spiderman 3. Really who doesn’t think Spiderman is great!