Say that three times fast.
Discovery has given us some amazing Shark Week items to give away!Read More
My shark week seems to go on forever too, Discovery. I feel ya.
Much of the country may still be bowed under winter's relentless tyranny, but it's never too early to make plans for summer--especially if you're in need of a public relations boost after failing to stuff a live man down an anaconda's gullet.Read More
If these taste remotely like rootbeer I'm calling shenanigans.
Someone alerted us to these cookies via e-mail, but there's no confirmation yet from Nabisco if this package is real or just photoshopped by someone with a Mirror of Erised.Read More
Reminder: Real sharks are incredibly interesting.
Last year Discovery got on the Internet's bad side by presenting a fictional story about a fictional search for a fictional megalodon, but it turns out they like it there. They're continuing their shady pseudoscience practices and io9 is reporting that they're misleading scientists to get interviews for their fake Shark Week documentaries.Read More
Om nom nom nom.
It's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. We would like to ship you Shark Week cupcakes. It's (almost) that simple.Read More
Discovery Channel, stahp.
Remember last year when the Discovery Channel lied about their Shark Week megalodon movie being a documentary? Looks like they're trying to one-up themselves this year with another "documentary," and they just owned up to being behind the above video as a marketing ploy with Nissan.Read More
Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women.
We tend to focus more on sci-fi and fantasy movies here at Geekosystem, but any film geek will tell you it doesn't get much better than Jaws. To celebrate how great Jaws is, and how great Shark Week used to be, the Narragansett Brewery re-released the can famously crushed by Quint the film. Oh, show me the way to go home...Read More
If the Discovery Channel says that unicorns are real then they have to be, right?
Now that Shark Week is over and the outrage over Megalodon is winding down, Discovery Channel is going to need some new creatures to make fictional documentaries about. Since mermaids have been done already, might we suggest some of these animals as subjects?Read More
Oh boy, now I'm excited about sharks again!
University of Miami marine biologist David Shiffman really loves sharks, but is super bummed by the state of this year's Shark Week -- so he decided to take questions about his life's work as part of Reddit's Ask Me Anything subreddit. Finally we're going to get some real answers from a real person who studies real sharks! And here are the best ones so far.Read More
He's a real person who isn't an actor or anything!
Between the current criticism lobbied at this year's Discovery Channel Shark Week programming and the mysterious dead shark found in the New York subway the other day, people have a lot of unanswered question about sharks. Well, tomorrow you'll have somebody to turn to -- David Shiffman, a marine biologist who specializes in shark conservation.Read More
Tara, honey, please stop it. You're not Brian Fellows.
And the mindless Shark Week programming keeps on coming! The other night on Discovery Channel's Shark After Dark, which I guess is like Talking Dead but for Shark Week, Sharknado star Tara Reid joined host Josh Wolf and co-star Ian Ziering to teach us literally nothing about sharks. Seriously, I know less about sharks now than I did ten minutes ago.Read More
When asked, the shark shrugged and said that he couldn't afford to live in Manhattan anymore.
Angry science junkies may have boycotted Discovery Channel for airing that completely bogus Megalodon documentary, but apparently the Universe won't allow us to let go of Shark Week so easily this year. Or, at least, this dead shark that showed up on the N train last night in New York City didn't. We're sorry, Shark Week.Read More
Here's a fact: Megalodons are hella awesome.
As you all know by now, Discovery Channel ruined Shark Week forever by airing a fake documentary about fake Megalodon sightings by fake people. Let's pretend that they instead produced a real documentary about what Megalodons were actually like -- what would you have learned from it? Well, maybe some of these awesome facts.Read More
Elsewhere on the internet
It's Shark Week, and even the cats are celebrating! Max-Arthur, the cat dressed in a shark costume who rode a Roomba chasing after a duckling, is back! This time he is taking his steed around the kitchen floor. You'd think after thousands of cat videos we'd start getting immune to the silly-adorable charms of our felines. Yet here we are, still guffawing at a shark-cat on a Roomba. How does this never get old? Only the internet knows.Read More
One could even say that it jumped the... no, no. I'm not going to say it.
If you happened to tune in to the beginning of Discovery Channel's Shark Week programming last night, you might have caught an unusual documentary about a group of scientists trying to catch a megalodon off the coast of South Africa. Why's it unusual? Because megalodons have been extinct for over 2 million years. Yeah, that'll piss off a few nerds.Read More
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i'll just leave this here
Shark Week is almost upon us! This song, written by Marian Call and Patrick Race, should be playing every hour on the hour until then.Read More
hold on to your butts
It's here, guys. Shark Week. That midsummer tradition, provided to us by the Discovery Channel, kicks off tonight at 9:00 pm with this year's formidable host, Chief Shark Officer Andy Samberg. We are happy to know that this shoot was successful and that he has all his limbs. Because sharks, man. Sharks. (BuzzFeed)Read More
Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.
As CSO, Samberg will host the network’s 24th annual SHARK WEEK celebration, cable’s longest running programming event and the official mark of summer. He will film on-air wraps for the weeklong event, host a SHARK WEEK special and may even take the plunge and dive with the apex predators ... Said Samberg: “I’m overjoyed about being appointed CSO. Everyone loves Shark Week. It’s the Bill Cosby of week-long television blocks dedicated to sea animals.”Read More