A brief history of Shark Week


It’s finally here, one of the most sacred summer traditions in the U.S.A.: Shark Week.

As the nation prepares for this momentous occasion, let us look back: What is Shark Week? How and when did it start, and what are the origins of this grand tradition?

To celebrate the arrival of Shark Week and almost 30 years of these cartilaginous fish, we took a look back at Shark Week through the years.

One could and is arguing that our nation’s obsession with what some might call “angry, toothed dolphins” began after Stephen Spielberg’s 1975 thriller Jaws. In the film, a new England beach town is terrorized by a massive, murderous shark with a taste for human flesh. Read more…

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Sorry, casual fans, but Captain Spip of the ‘Biowhale Deep Space’ series is NOT a woman


SIGH. Here we go again. I feel like everywhere I turn I’m hearing the question we’ve all heard since the early 2000s: “Should the new Captain Spip be a woman?”

Let me explain: no, he shouldn’t. Case closed!

That’s why when I, a red-blooded male, saw a news alert yesterday that Judy Dench will be the voice of Captain Spip in the new season of Biowhale Deep Space, I ripped my shirt off in the grocery store and screamed as loud as I could for 10 straight minutes.

Captain Spip is many things: a cunning negotiator, a brilliant space detective, a CGI whale head on a human body that solves crimes on a low end British cable network. What he is NOT is a GIRL. Read more…

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John Legend gets real on Twitter after Donald Trump’s Obamacare tweet


John Legend isn’t staying quiet when it comes to health care.  

The latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died on Monday night after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed to get enough support from his fellow Republicans. 

So now Donald Trump wants Congress to simply repeal the bill without a replacement. And, as he is wont to do, our president tweeted about it:

As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017 Read more…

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