Movies like Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, and Shark Attack Spring Break (for the five of you who saw it) like to portray sharks as mindless eating machines that, in the words of Richard Dreyfuss’ character from “Jaws,” are “a miracle of evolution” that do nothing but “swim and eat and make little sharks, and that’s all.”
Any movie buff knows that line but Lesley Rochat of Cape Town, South Africa knows it couldn’t be farther from the truth. That’s because she’s been on countless dives with an even more countless numbers of these miracles of the deep. And she’s done most of them in nothing but a bikini.
ManCave Daily spoke to Rochat on Skype from her South Africa home about her first encounter with Maxine and other sharks, the misperceptions humans have about these animals and the funny nickname she had before she became known as “The Shark Warrior.”
We all have problems. We all have those little questions in life that bug us. We all encounter things or events that, no matter how small or large, don’t make a lick of sense.
That’s what Yahoo! Answers is for.
Yahoo! Answers is a website dedicated to allowing absolutely anyone to have their question answered by absolutely anyone willing to supply an answer. The problem with Yahoo! Answers comes in with the “absolutely anyone willing to supply an answer” part, because it allows people like me to be just as much of a waste of time in a digital medium as we are in the real world. The other problem with Yahoo! Answers is the constant reminder of how many profoundly misinformed, or completely uninformed, people there are out there in the world.
So, really, Yahoo! Answers is just a warzone with bullets of stupidity flying at you from every direction. It’s actually pretty amazing that the site hasn’t collapsed under the weight of its own uselessness.
Today, I will attempt to charge head-on through the gore and viscera of the Yahoo! Answers warzone and attempt to give advice to those that sound like they need it the most.
May god have mercy on our souls.
A Transportation Board meeting was recently cut short by the appearance of masked crusaders. According to CBS Boston, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s proposed fare hikes and service cuts prompted a team of superheroes calling themselves The Fast Five to interrupt the meeting. Click through to see the video of the team in action.
No, that’s not a title of a lost Derrida play (look it up, ya uncultured goon); it’s the most straightforward headline we can give the biggest WTF of the year. We have simply nothing to add to this, other than this is the most internetty thing we have ever seen.
Stress is my “fourthmeal”. It bleeds over into the rest of my time, like a diabetic enjoying that late night Chalupa that he knows will someday earn him a spot on the receiving end of an organ donor list.
What’s a guy to do? Every video game is a teeth-grating deathmatch for virtual glory and defeat is only an admission of not wanting it enough. Reading a book might be relaxing to some, but my serotonin-lacking brain sees it as a bloody “Mortal Kombat” style showdown between my attention span and the words on the page that mock me every second I’m not looking at them.
Even exercise, according to some medical experts, is a great way to relieve stress and tension. I just skip it because squeezing into spandex in a Jazzercise class would just produce more stress than even I would need.