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(Daily Mail)   Giant great white spotted off Cape Cod. We're gonna need a bigger media hype machine   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 50
    More: Interesting, Cape Cod, Division of Marine Fisheries, Roy Scheider, food sources, Richard Dreyfuss, outer barrier, Chatham, Boston Herald  
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2012-07-02 09:34:20 AM  
16 footer? Meh, that'll only take one barrel.
 
2012-07-02 10:28:00 AM  
Well, we're screwed, Roy Scheider is dead
 
2012-07-02 10:29:35 AM  
When does the fire and crowd stampede start?
 
2012-07-02 10:30:28 AM  
I have been wondering where they've been since the fire...
 
2012-07-02 10:31:22 AM  

loonatic112358: Well, we're screwed, Roy Scheider is dead


We still have Richard Dreyfuss.
www.ifc.com
 
2012-07-02 10:31:32 AM  
Middling whites spotted off the coast of Kansas.
 
2012-07-02 10:31:53 AM  
x.fap.to
 
2012-07-02 10:32:39 AM  
www.skylighter.com

WARNING: Emits showers of sparks.
Use only under close adult supervision.
For outdoor use only.
Place on level surface.
Do not hold in hand.
Light fuse and get away.
 
2012-07-02 10:33:27 AM  

Oh yea, just reminded me that cable must be playing "Jaws" about 10,000 times this month.


I saw Jaws as a kid, and I didn't understand that Chief Brody was trying to shoot at the oxygen tank to make it explode and kill the shark. So for awhile there I just assumed that if you shot at any shark, it would just blow up. Similar to if you just shoot at a car in a movie, it will always explode.

 
2012-07-02 10:38:08 AM  
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com

Apparently, there are sharks in the ocean. SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
 
2012-07-02 10:38:52 AM  
It better get out of town, the oak bluffs monster shark tournement is coming up later this month
 
2012-07-02 10:40:55 AM  
"Corkers? You talkin' about corkers?"

i1177.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 10:42:59 AM  
imontheinternet: [imagemacros.files.wordpress.com image 560x461]

Apparently, there are sharks in the ocean. SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.


SMILE, YOU SONUFAbiatch!
 
2012-07-02 10:43:05 AM  
Barracuda!
 
2012-07-02 10:44:37 AM  

deschinc:


Gah! Does she not own a mirror?

But then she just might have copious amounts of self esteem.
 
2012-07-02 10:45:44 AM  
I'm a shark, I'm a shark...
 
2012-07-02 10:46:41 AM  
Sorry Subby but last year's headline of "Shahk" will never be beaten. Still cracks me up.
 
2012-07-02 10:47:49 AM  
www.glamrock.com
 
2012-07-02 10:48:40 AM  
i50.tinypic.com

Obligatory.
 
2012-07-02 10:52:53 AM  

heavymetal: [www.glamrock.com image 449x352]


"Tragedy ensues as 80's hair band Great White loses all 97 fans in a single night".

/tshirt I bought
//strangely, some people were offended
 
2012-07-02 11:06:52 AM  
Quint: Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
 
2012-07-02 11:10:13 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: heavymetal: [www.glamrock.com image 449x352]

"Tragedy ensues as 80's hair band Great White loses all 97 fans in a single night".

/tshirt I bought
//strangely, some people were offended


check out an 80's hair band reunion show if you want to be offended - much less gladly eaten by a shark. all those sweet thangs you knew in the late 70's early 80's now have adult children. that does not impede the mom cats from having a real good time and letting loose their playful whales which now extend towards their bellies. aaagh!
 
2012-07-02 11:11:39 AM  
data.whicdn.com

Tasty sharks.
 
2012-07-02 11:23:57 AM  
deschinc:
x.fap.to


Sharks. Great white sharks. Not great white whales!

Btw the URL of your linked image is http://x.fap.to/...
Someone faps to that?
 
2012-07-02 11:27:56 AM  

traylor: deschinc:
[x.fap.to image 200x205]


Sharks. Great white sharks. Not great white whales!

Btw the URL of your linked image is http://x.fap.to/...
Someone faps to that?


Goddammit, one viewing of that picture is enough, doncha think?
 
2012-07-02 11:30:47 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i50.tinypic.com image 640x587]

Obligatory.


Came here for picture.

Left satisfied.
 
2012-07-02 11:30:48 AM  
A sixteen footer is pretty big, but not even close to some of the larger ones.

There are also apparently a gazillion great whites around the new england waters. I lived there for 30+ years and rarely heard much about it, including spending 3 years as a camp counselor right near Chatham. Biggest thing I ever saw was a sand shark. Saw a show about it on tv a couple of months ago, and apparently its a very active great white research area these days and they have no problems finding them. They tag them and generally follow them all the way down the coast, they take a right turn after florida and spawn in the Caribbean.

I may have a faulty memory on this, but I think I heard something about the environmental groups around Cape Cod stopping dredging and removing of sand bars to improve beaches and reduce construction. The seals are flocking to the new sand bars, and since sharks eat those they came in as well.
 
2012-07-02 11:30:56 AM  
If that shark is 16 feet long, then are those 7 foot seals?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-02 11:31:23 AM  
This shark brought to you by the Chatham / Cape Cod Chambers of Commerce.

Save the Seals / Feed the Sharks

Mid / Slash
 
2012-07-02 11:32:16 AM  
Giant Great?

I suppose at 16ft it could be on the cusp of being a "Great" white shark, but as they get 20'+, it's really not that great.

Calling it a Giant Great is repetitive.

Great (n) 1. Relatively large in size, number or extent; larger than others of its kind
3. Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

(WordWeb)

/they're white sharks, people
/yes I know I'm pedantic
 
2012-07-02 11:32:44 AM  

traylor: deschinc:
[x.fap.to image 200x205]


Sharks. Great white sharks. Not great white whales!

Btw the URL of your linked image is http://x.fap.to/...
Someone faps to that?


Evidently. It was just on the first page of Google image hits for "pale fat bikini". The Google is a dangerous tool.

/Don't Google "dangerous tool"
 
2012-07-02 11:33:55 AM  
www.blogto.com
 
2012-07-02 11:34:23 AM  
sdfkhadjkgdfhsb

Adj, not noun.

/yes, I know I fail.
/still right about the rest
 
2012-07-02 11:38:03 AM  
Arrrrr! It's the Great White Whale, bearding the lion in his den! We're going to need a bigger ship than the Pequod, men!

"Whosoever of ye raises me a white-headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw;
whosoever of ye raises me that white-headed whale, with three holes punctured in his starboard fluke--look ye, whosoever of ye raises me that same white whale, he shall have this gold ounce, my boys!"
 
2012-07-02 11:39:30 AM  

traylor: deschinc:
[x.fap.to image 200x205]


Sharks. Great white sharks. Not great white whales!

Btw the URL of your linked image is http://x.fap.to/...
Someone faps to that?


Did she crap her pants too?
 
2012-07-02 11:40:19 AM  

jackandwater: deschinc:

Gah! Does she not own a mirror?

But then she just might have copious amounts of self esteem.


What? You don't like BBW?

/ew
//BBW =Big Blubbery Women
 
2012-07-02 11:47:31 AM  
Link

I'm going to take this opportunity to post one of the best monologues in the history of cinema. Still get cold chills.
 
2012-07-02 12:26:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Middling whites spotted off the coast of
t0.gstatic.com
You'd like to prove that wouldn't you? Get your picture in National Geographic.......

 
2012-07-02 12:49:40 PM  

myne: jackandwater: deschinc:

Gah! Does she not own a mirror?

But then she just might have copious amounts of self esteem.

What? You don't like BBW?

/ew
//BBW =Big Blubbery Women


Speaking as a BBW, she must just not care anymore. Gah.

/Covers up
//Would cover up more if not for heat/pool rules...
 
2012-07-02 01:56:01 PM  

RKTeuthis: Giant Great?

I suppose at 16ft it could be on the cusp of being a "Great" white shark, but as they get 20'+, it's really not that great.


They don't often go much about 20', but thanks for the cue on one of my most annoying television moments. When Mythbusters did their Jaws episode, they started off with "We're going to reproduce some of the things the shark in Jaws did to see if they're possible. The shark in Jaws was 25 feet long and weighed three tons. The largest great white ever caught was 21.8 feet and weighed around 5000 pounds, so we're going to make a fake shark that big and test the myths".

Well then, you aren't testing whether the shark in Jaws could do what he did in the movie, you're testing what the largest great white shark actually caught and legitimately measured could have done. I've seen this at least a dozen times on that show. They state what they're going to do and in the same breath state why they'll actually be doing something very different.

There are historical accounts of great whites in the 35-38 foot range being caught or found, but those are probably fish tales. I understand that the hardest part of this is that when you yank a fish out of the water it starts to shrink from drying and sharks are pretty squishy once out of the water, so getting an accurate measure is difficult and the shark may be considerably shorter after being out of the water for several hours.
 
2012-07-02 02:15:45 PM  
I'm not going to stand out here and see that thing cut open and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock.
 
2012-07-02 03:14:52 PM  
I would make an interesting comment here but I'm not going to waste my time talking to a guy who's waiting around to become a free lunch.

Take a good look at that sign. Those propotions are correct.

/Hoping to get my name in the national geographic
//Do an IMDB search for the girl who yells "shark in the pond!" She's fascinating
 
2012-07-02 03:20:21 PM  

tarhammer: A sixteen footer is pretty big, but not even close to some of the larger ones.

There are also apparently a gazillion great whites around the new england waters. I lived there for 30+ years and rarely heard much about it, including spending 3 years as a camp counselor right near Chatham. Biggest thing I ever saw was a sand shark. Saw a show about it on tv a couple of months ago, and apparently its a very active great white research area these days and they have no problems finding them. They tag them and generally follow them all the way down the coast, they take a right turn after florida and spawn in the Caribbean.

I may have a faulty memory on this, but I think I heard something about the environmental groups around Cape Cod stopping dredging and removing of sand bars to improve beaches and reduce construction. The seals are flocking to the new sand bars, and since sharks eat those they came in as well.


Your memory is indeed faulty...the current Chatham area beach-and-inlet configuration is due entirely to storm action and subsequent (and ongoing) dredging that was OPPOSED by environmentalists.

Besides, if it wasn't for environmentalists, the whole Cape would be a shiathole like Hyannis. Not to mention they got Cold War plans to turn the Upper Cape into a nuclear waste "park" shelved...
 
2012-07-02 03:20:58 PM  

tarhammer: RKTeuthis: Giant Great?

I suppose at 16ft it could be on the cusp of being a "Great" white shark, but as they get 20'+, it's really not that great.


They don't often go much about 20', but thanks for the cue on one of my most annoying television moments. When Mythbusters did their Jaws episode, they started off with "We're going to reproduce some of the things the shark in Jaws did to see if they're possible. The shark in Jaws was 25 feet long and weighed three tons. The largest great white ever caught was 21.8 feet and weighed around 5000 pounds, so we're going to make a fake shark that big and test the myths".

Well then, you aren't testing whether the shark in Jaws could do what he did in the movie, you're testing what the largest great white shark actually caught and legitimately measured could have done. I've seen this at least a dozen times on that show. They state what they're going to do and in the same breath state why they'll actually be doing something very different.

There are historical accounts of great whites in the 35-38 foot range being caught or found, but those are probably fish tales. I understand that the hardest part of this is that when you yank a fish out of the water it starts to shrink from drying and sharks are pretty squishy once out of the water, so getting an accurate measure is difficult and the shark may be considerably shorter after being out of the water for several hours.


Yeah, they seem to say one thing and then prove something else. I stopped watching after the snow plow episode. They basically got it so completely wrong it was disgusting.

// snow plows are used on snow / icy roads and roads are not flat like an runway
 
2012-07-02 05:07:10 PM  
Hey, where ya goin'?
I'm goin' to Thompsons Clam Bar,
cos that's where the giantest frickin great white sharks are
 
2012-07-02 05:17:47 PM  

ladyfortuna: myne: jackandwater: deschinc:

Gah! Does she not own a mirror?

But then she just might have copious amounts of self esteem.

What? You don't like BBW?

/ew
//BBW =Big Blubbery Women

Speaking as a BBW, she must just not care anymore. Gah.

/Covers up
//Would cover up more if not for heat/pool rules...


Fark the haters. I felt bad posting the pic but did it anyway. I shouldn't have. For every person that's "too fat, too skinny, too ugly, too old, too saggy" there are an equal number of haters, bigots, douchebags and frat boys that have no problem being themselves, out loud, on Fark, and online elsewhere. Be yourself. Don't make people make you judge yourself negatively.

/mea culpa
/rant over
 
2012-07-02 09:02:32 PM  
I'll be on the Cape tomorrow and would love to see more sharks eating the damn seals that have invaded in the last 10 years. Seals will steal striped bass off your line in a heartbeat. Lobstermen have been known to shoot them in the head.
 
2012-07-02 09:41:46 PM  
Great White spotted off the coast:

day-of-the-lord.com
 
2012-07-03 02:32:14 PM  

deschinc: ladyfortuna: myne: jackandwater: deschinc:

Fark the haters. I felt bad posting the pic but did it anyway. I shouldn't have. For every person that's "too fat, too skinny, too ugly, too old, too saggy" there are an equal number of haters, bigots, douchebags and frat boys that have no problem being themselves, out loud, on Fark, and online elsewhere. Be yourself. Don't make people make you judge yourself negatively.

/mea culpa
/rant over


I like you.
 
2012-07-03 07:17:50 PM  
Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
 
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