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(Orlando Sentinel)   Another weekend, another shark attack   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 29
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2014-09-01 12:02:10 AM

"Although Alexandra and her dad never saw the shark in the water, hospital staff told them that she was likely bitten by a spinner shark, said her father, Taun Masterson."


Could it be that the shark was falling in love with her, baby? Probably guarantees that he'll be around, working his way back to her, girl with a burning love inside.

 
2014-09-01 03:57:43 AM

skinink: "Although Alexandra and her dad never saw the shark in the water, hospital staff told them that she was likely bitten by a spinner shark, said her father, Taun Masterson."
Could it be that the shark was falling in love with her, baby? Probably guarantees that he'll be around, working his way back to her, girl with a burning love inside.


Easy lesson there: If you're a spinner don't go in the water.
 
2014-09-01 04:08:55 AM
Eh, well, it's Florida. You can't worry about it, or you'd be afraid to leave the house thinking that fat cuban methhead DUI hoodie wearing sharks are going to savage your urethra to beat their wives with it.
 
2014-09-01 04:09:55 AM

skinink: "Although Alexandra and her dad never saw the shark in the water, hospital staff told them that she was likely bitten by a spinner shark, said her father, Taun Masterson."
Could it be that the shark was falling in love with her, baby? Probably guarantees that he'll be around, working his way back to her, girl with a burning love inside.


That shark probably tossed her around like a rag doll but big girls don't cry.
 
2014-09-01 04:20:55 AM
Sharks don't only get hungry at weekends, you know.

But do you folks think to go swimming mid-week too to provide even a quick snack?

Won't anyone think of the sharks?
 
2014-09-01 04:39:37 AM
That's some mighty fine fearmongoring thar Subby. Do you moonlight as a real journalist as well?
 
2014-09-01 04:40:16 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-09-01 04:48:24 AM
There is only one response to this. @ 1:02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y2RlBQu0w4&index=6&list=RD36eszH7lE Bs
and @ 1:58
 
2014-09-01 05:27:34 AM
Time to ban sharks.
 
2014-09-01 05:34:18 AM
So, Ponce Inlet has the departure of a lot of school-size and maturing fish this time of year leaving from Mosquito lagoon.

The first summer I worked at Bert Fish ER I think we sent in 41 shark bite reports, primarily on the weekends when...wait for it...they had the major local surf contests before the kids all hauled back to school. It's a veritable buffet of flapping surfer feet in low visibility conditions underwater. Snacktime!

We don't have big sharks, but due to the interesting coastal dynamic, New Smyrna's been world shark bite record holders (by volume, not severity) for many years now.

This is pretty much just a regular end-of-summer phenomena in New Smyrna, nothing to go callin' Quint about...
 
2014-09-01 06:06:45 AM
This is about a mile from my house. Nibble capital of the world. It's a right of passage for teen surfers right up with tattoos.Boast to your girlfriend. No one ever has been eaten here. Still more bites than anywhere in the world, So what.  It's not a lot different from women that get guppy pedicures.
 
2014-09-01 06:27:35 AM
That's one busy shark.
 
2014-09-01 07:03:17 AM
Now first let me say I'm not one for media conspiracy theories because, as a former newspaper reporter, I know that the alleged conspiracies are pretty much non-existent. However, if memory serves me correctly, during the summer of 2001, the news was peppered with stories of shark attacks. September 11 of that year saw the terrorist attacks that shook the world and took more than 3000 lives.

That being said, with a summer of shark attack stories this year, are we due for a horrific catastrophe on the level of Sept. 11? There's no causal link between the shark attacks and terrorism, but I swear I'm having flashbacks to that day lately, when I was in the newsroom of the Willimantic Chronicle and the unthinkable unfolded on live TV.
 
2014-09-01 07:09:52 AM

BatardAmericain: Now first let me say I'm not one for media conspiracy theories because, as a former newspaper reporter, I know that the alleged conspiracies are pretty much non-existent. However, if memory serves me correctly, during the summer of 2001, the news was peppered with stories of shark attacks. September 11 of that year saw the terrorist attacks that shook the world and took more than 3000 lives.

That being said, with a summer of shark attack stories this year, are we due for a horrific catastrophe on the level of Sept. 11? There's no causal link between the shark attacks and terrorism, but I swear I'm having flashbacks to that day lately, when I was in the newsroom of the Willimantic Chronicle and the unthinkable unfolded on live TV.


No, the posting of "Dear GOD near endless shark attacks!" is sensationalist journalism. In this case it was a shark 'bite'. A one off. Despite Subby's headline, it's not a weekly occurrence. 7 stitches, even for a kid, ain't shiat. You get that from falling out of a tree or off your bike.
 
2014-09-01 07:12:07 AM
Maybe sharks transmit Ebola.
Didn't think of that now, did you?
 
2014-09-01 07:19:28 AM

way south: Maybe sharks transmit Ebola.
Didn't think of that now, did you?


And maybe my dick ejaculates curds and whey, but you don't see me bragging, do ya?
 
2014-09-01 07:23:02 AM

BatardAmericain: Now first let me say I'm not one for media conspiracy theories because, as a former newspaper reporter, I know that the alleged conspiracies are pretty much non-existent. However, if memory serves me correctly, during the summer of 2001, the news was peppered with stories of shark attacks. September 11 of that year saw the terrorist attacks that shook the world and took more than 3000 lives.

That being said, with a summer of shark attack stories this year, are we due for a horrific catastrophe on the level of Sept. 11? There's no causal link between the shark attacks and terrorism, but I swear I'm having flashbacks to that day lately, when I was in the newsroom of the Willimantic Chronicle and the unthinkable unfolded on live TV.


You're on the right track but haven't pinned the right event. The mass shark attacks happened because 2002 is a palindrome.
 
2014-09-01 07:29:09 AM
Someone has to rein Shaq in. He can't just be doing what he wants.
 
2014-09-01 07:32:12 AM

lewismarktwo: Time to ban sharks.


Seconded.
 
2014-09-01 08:19:19 AM

Capo Del Bandito: way south: Maybe sharks transmit Ebola.
Didn't think of that now, did you?

And maybe my dick ejaculates curds and whey, but you don't see me bragging, do ya?


I think it's time to consider antibiotics.
 
2014-09-01 08:57:32 AM
1.images.spike.com
 
2014-09-01 09:14:20 AM
My son and I were out at Cocoa Beach last week, did like a half-mile swim, and on the way back in, red flags a'flyin' and everybody getting out...shark sighting.

Pussies.
 
2014-09-01 09:37:53 AM
Why would a spinner shark even bite a human? Don't they eat small fish?
 
2014-09-01 10:04:12 AM

corq: So, Ponce Inlet has the departure of a lot of school-size and maturing fish this time of year leaving from Mosquito lagoon.

The first summer I worked at Bert Fish ER I think we sent in 41 shark bite reports, primarily on the weekends when...wait for it...they had the major local surf contests before the kids all hauled back to school. It's a veritable buffet of flapping surfer feet in low visibility conditions underwater. Snacktime!

We don't have big sharks, but due to the interesting coastal dynamic, New Smyrna's been world shark bite record holders (by volume, not severity) for many years now.

This is pretty much just a regular end-of-summer phenomena in New Smyrna, nothing to go callin' Quint about...


Checks article...YES! Love it when we make the news.

Hey corq, are you local here too?
 
2014-09-01 10:13:05 AM

vodka: Why would a spinner shark even bite a human? Don't they eat small fish?


Well, yeah, that's the thing.  These "attacks" aren't attacks at all; they're "tastings."  Oops...not a fish...never mind.  If it was an "attack" there would be a lot more blood in the water.

Stupid sensationalist submissions.

/live next to NSB
 
2014-09-01 11:18:41 AM

oldtaku: Eh, well, it's Florida. You can't worry about it, or you'd be afraid to leave the house thinking that fat cuban methhead DUI hoodie wearing sharks are going to savage your urethra to beat their wives with it.


Heh
 
2014-09-01 04:45:38 PM

Jesus Farking Christ: corq: So, Ponce Inlet has the departure of a lot of school-size and maturing fish this time of year leaving from Mosquito lagoon.

The first summer I worked at Bert Fish ER I think we sent in 41 shark bite reports, primarily on the weekends when...wait for it...they had the major local surf contests before the kids all hauled back to school. It's a veritable buffet of flapping surfer feet in low visibility conditions underwater. Snacktime!

We don't have big sharks, but due to the interesting coastal dynamic, New Smyrna's been world shark bite record holders (by volume, not severity) for many years now.

This is pretty much just a regular end-of-summer phenomena in New Smyrna, nothing to go callin' Quint about...

Checks article...YES! Love it when we make the news.

Hey corq, are you local here too?


Hey!

Used to be up until last year, took a jerb down in Melbourne and moved to avoid the commute. 10 years in NSB tho.

/I miss Blackbeards and Lil' Neals' BBQ the most
 
2014-09-01 04:47:01 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: [1.images.spike.com image 300x169]


Returned to thread for this, leaving...satisfied
 
2014-09-01 04:55:46 PM

fasahd: This is about a mile from my house. Nibble capital of the world. It's a right of passage for teen surfers right up with tattoos.Boast to your girlfriend. No one ever has been eaten here. Still more bites than anywhere in the world, So what.  It's not a lot different from women that get guppy pedicures.


The surfers that get bit, of a given age, are typically proud of the scars. Rite of passage crap. I was pals with a 50-something fellow who was some sort of competitive surfer in the 70's around there. The bigger danger to these guys over the long term if they keep it up, is inadequate sunscreen and melanoma risks later.

As long as there's no tendon involvement and their parents don't subsequently ban them from surfing, everyone otherwise lives only a little worse for wear and tear.
 
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