Sunday, August 26, 2007
Shark Week Revisited
A final note on Discovery's Shark Week from my friend Erin:
"I’m glad that Shark Week is over. A few weeks ago my daughter and I were watching TV when a promo came on and scared the heck out of her. It seemed completely one-sided, with no signs of balance or hints of the beauty that Wolf's photos demonstrate. Certainly there are scary shark stories but they need to be told truthfully with the beauty and wonder of sharks celebrated as well."
I do not think this is the reaction we want the up and coming generation to have of sharks - it is enough that "Jaws" instilled so much fear that many were even scared to take a dip in the pool. Maybe one of Shark Week's up coming titles could be "Alibaba.com - Deadly e-commerce"