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(LA Times)   "When the animal died, Kmart asked that a second shark be brought on set, but the production company refused and replaced the animal with an animatronic hippopotamus"   (latimesblogs.latimes.com) divider line 34
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2013-03-15 09:26:01 AM
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has criticized AHA for the incident.


Piss off. It's a fish fer god's sake.
 
2013-03-15 09:35:08 AM
Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?
 
2013-03-15 09:38:00 AM
FTFA:...death of a shark that was shipped from New York to L.A.

Because there are no sharks available from the California coast itself?

I'm no shark-lover, but that was just plain stupid.
 
2013-03-15 09:38:00 AM

gopher321: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has criticized AHA for the incident.


Piss off. It's a fish fer god's sake.


these people go to bat for anything from arthropods to aardvarks
 
2013-03-15 09:40:18 AM

flamingboard: Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?


i see my work is done here already...
 
2013-03-15 09:43:06 AM

flamingboard: Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?


It doesn't mention if the water was chlorinated or not, but it wouldn't surprise me if some idiot added it.
I hope someone took a water sample and checks for that, first.
 
2013-03-15 09:44:50 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: flamingboard: Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?

i see my work is done here already...


They actually aren't.  Sharks breath through a special membrane called the Foreltanahd complex.  This organ, which lies just behind and to the left of the blow hole contains cyanins that neutralize a broad array of compounds, including pool chemicals.
 
2013-03-15 09:46:37 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: They actually aren't. Sharks breath through a special membrane called the Foreltanahd complex. This organ, which lies just behind and to the left of the blow hole contains cyanins that neutralize a broad array of compounds, including pool chemicals.


I know you're kidding, but the what now?

Hey, now!
 
2013-03-15 09:51:20 AM
Worst. Porn. Evar.
 
2013-03-15 09:52:52 AM
Really delicious on the grill. Better than swordfish. Soak it in milk a little while first.

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-15 09:56:05 AM
Put a salt-water fish in a fresh-water pool, and watch what happens.
 
2013-03-15 09:56:36 AM
Why would they use a live animal at all? I can't imagine that getting an animatronic character is that hard.  There's gotta be a special effects company out there that would have made a bid competitive with the cost of shipping a live shark from New York to LA, the trainer, the extra animal handlers, and the insurance it costs to get all of that going. Heck, there's probably someone with an rod and cable controlled shark squirreled away in storage someplace.

They were able to come up with a hippo on no notice. WTF?
 
2013-03-15 10:00:34 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Sharks breath through a special membrane called the Foreltanahd complex.  This organ, which lies just behind and to the left of the blow hole contains cyanins that neutralize a broad array of compounds, including pool chemicals.


Your high school marine biology teacher called. He says to quit typing on the compu-tron and get back to organizing CPAC.
 
2013-03-15 10:02:38 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: HindiDiscoMonster: flamingboard: Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?

i see my work is done here already...

They actually aren't.  Sharks breath through a special membrane called the Foreltanahd complex.  This organ, which lies just behind and to the left of the blow hole contains cyanins that neutralize a broad array of compounds, including pool chemicals.


doesn't change the fact that i came here to say the same thing...
 
2013-03-15 10:03:02 AM
Are they bringing back the Ace Ventura franchise again?  I hope not, it will just make Jim Carry disappear again for a few years.

Itchy Feets: Why would they use a live animal at all? I can't imagine that getting an animatronic character is that hard.  There's gotta be a special effects company out there that would have made a bid competitive with the cost of shipping a live shark from New York to LA, the trainer, the extra animal handlers, and the insurance it costs to get all of that going. Heck, there's probably someone with an rod and cable controlled shark squirreled away in storage someplace.

They were able to come up with a hippo on no notice. WTF?


Speaking of Ace Ventura, maybe the hippo was from.....
 
2013-03-15 10:06:10 AM

flamingboard: Who would have thought pool chemicals would be bad for a wild animal?


This. Fresh water + chlorine? Dumbasses.
 
2013-03-15 10:11:07 AM
You guys are dumb.  A lot of rich people living near the ocean have salt water pools.  I am willing to bet that this was a salt water pool sans chemicals and the shark (as sharks do even in specially built aquariums with exacting environmental control) just died due to stress.
 
2013-03-15 10:12:33 AM
They couldn't just CGI that bad boy in there?
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2013-03-15 10:16:42 AM

MythDragon: They couldn't just CGI that bad boy in there?
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Best_effects_evar


Seriously.  Compared to the cost of shipping a live shark from east to west coast, oh yeah then paying for killing it...
 
2013-03-15 10:25:21 AM
I get it: Fonzi fell off the bike and crushed that poor shark with his massive ego.
 
2013-03-15 11:01:24 AM
celsus.blog.com
 
2013-03-15 11:02:40 AM

gopher321: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has criticized AHA for the incident.


Piss off. It's a fish fer god's sake.


Done in one.
It's not an 'endangered' shark.
"The poor shark died!" "In other news, the grocery store has a seafood aisle."
 
2013-03-15 11:33:16 AM

RogermcAllen: You guys are dumb.  A lot of rich people living near the ocean have salt water pools.  I am willing to bet that this was a salt water pool sans chemicals and the shark (as sharks do even in specially built aquariums with exacting environmental control) just died due to stress.


We're dumb?!  I never had a pool shark die on me yet, difficulty northern winter climate.  My pool sharks work great at keeping people out of my back yard.  My kids are great swimmers BTW.
 
2013-03-15 12:28:14 PM
Kmart still exists????????????????

Jebus. I haven't seen one in 20 Years!
 
2013-03-15 01:03:59 PM
What I want to know is what the hell kind of commercial they were filming? I'm unable to think of a scenario where a shark is replaceable with a hippo without requiring a fairly substantial rewrite.
 
2013-03-15 01:07:06 PM

RogermcAllen: You guys are dumb. A lot of rich people living near the ocean have salt water pools.


I confess I'm somewhat ignorant regarding what type of water fills rich people's pools.
 
2013-03-15 01:07:28 PM
Wow no kidding.  There's a big blue wobbly thing just west of California with lots of sharks.  But why even use a real one when CG is cheaper and looks just about as real these days.

On the other hand the idiots in the film industry don't know that corn isn't green in late august either.  They ended up spray painting a whole field for a movie my brother worked on.
 
2013-03-15 01:14:10 PM

shifter_: Kmart still exists????????????????

Jebus. I haven't seen one in 20 Years!


Kmart jumped the shark.

I picture this commercial being filmed with a Kodak Easyshare in someone's back yard, with someone mowing in the background and some kid shouting their lines over the wind and mower.
 
2013-03-15 01:21:59 PM
Animatronic Hippopotamus is going to be the name of my new band.
 
2013-03-15 01:22:32 PM
It still looks fake.
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2013-03-15 02:17:07 PM

gopher321: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has criticized AHA for the incident.


Piss off. It's a fish fer god's sake.


I do like that the paper printed both PETA's random bullshiat followed by AHA's reply that they have no actual legal authority over anyone and can't stop a fly from getting smashed, let alone a shark sent cross country.

They obviously should have encased it in formaldehyde first.
 
2013-03-15 02:34:49 PM

phyrkrakr: What I want to know is what the hell kind of commercial they were filming? I'm unable to think of a scenario where a shark is replaceable with a hippo without requiring a fairly substantial rewrite.


Or, why either of them would be appropriate in a Kmart commercial!

/"Shop at Kmart, or we'll feed you to our pool-dwelling sharkhippo!"
 
2013-03-15 04:07:46 PM

RogermcAllen: You guys are dumb.  A lot of rich people living near the ocean have salt water pools.  I am willing to bet that this was a salt water pool sans chemicals and the shark (as sharks do even in specially built aquariums with exacting environmental control) just died due to stress.


Says the idiot who thinks Van Nuys is right next to the ocean. Also, salt water pools are illegal in Los Angeles county.
 
2013-03-15 11:45:52 PM
Damm Captain Kirk flew whales thru time and we cant fly a shark and put it in a pool????!?!
 
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