Source: Children’s Stories for Grown Ups
In the course of all internet history, never has something so provocative been captured by a mere man. YouTube was bound to reach its pinnacle, and on this glorious day, it has been grasped. The majestic video at hand is a short documentary, filmed by a mysterious red blooded American man, while on vacation in the Cherry Grove inlet of South Carolina.
The stage is set, with an atmospheric summer storm raging off the coast of a peaceful, beach side community. A young woman by the name of ‘Sarah’ is fishing right off her deck, which is one of the more righteous amenities a beach house could have. After several failed attempts, it is finally her turn to land a big fish to prove once and for all her place in the world. She gradually starts to reel in her prey, a well deserved prize, while contemporary country music triumphantly resounds against the crashing of hot rain and thunder. Sarah brings in her catch, but quickly learns that life always has a surprise around the corner, and that sometimes, God gives you bigger fish to fry.
This story has it all: terror, suspense, angst, artsy handheld camera angles, and metaphorical portrayals of capitalism, greed and the omnipresence of that elusive American dream. That when you finally find what you’ve eternally been chasing, something will emerge from the deep to snatch it away. It even has an awesome catch phrase (It’s a Shiiark! A Shiiark! A Big ass Shiiark!). A big ass Shiiark indeed.
There is already buzz at the Oscar camp for a best supporting actor nom going to ‘Bobby’.
Watch the film in its entirety:
Indiana Indie-rock outfit Murder By Death released a song from their upcoming album, entitled I Came Around, to commemorate this deeply moving portrait of man vs. mother ocean. Listen to it here.
A split between Tiger’s Jaw and the newly formed Black Clouds (members of O Pioneers!!!, Senders, Mid Carson July) was due for release on April 10th. Unfortunately, a band called Black Clouds already existed and hired this guy to sue the shit out of the artist formerly known as Black Clouds. They are now called Tiny Empires and the split should be out within 7 to 10 days. It will be a mesmerizing shanty of life because O Pioneers!!! were a mighty, mighty battalion. Stream it here.
While the start to Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” series has generally coincided with the beginning of summer, fans of the show are getting an early treat this year in the form of the new spin-off: “Whale Wars: Viking Shores.”The five one-hour episodes kick off on April 27, taking viewers from the cold waters of the Southern Ocean to the picturesque seaside towns of the Faeroe Islands.“There is only one thing wrong, only one blemish on this almost perfect society and that is this gross obscenity they call Grindadráp,” wrote Capt. Paul Watson last summer. “It simply has no place in the 21st century, no place in a civilized world. It is offensive to people worldwide. It is cruel, unnecessary, ecologically destructive and obscene.”The cruelty touched upon by Watson, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is the violent annual killing of almost 1,000 pilot whales. As they continue to do with the original “Whale Wars,” AnimalPlanet’s camera crew will present the Sea Shepherd and their efforts to curb the slaughter.“With over 20 killing beaches spread across 18 islands, stopping this hunt won’t be easy,” the network says. “For the first time in the history of the ‘Whale Wars’ saga, the Sea Shepherds are not only at sea but also deploying a covert team to patrol the streets, interact with locals and carry out undercover missions.”
is in Ireland and was built to “reflect the age-old anguish of a seafaring people who watched and waited for the safe return of loved ones.”
Inked post-Bonnie Raitt pop ballad artisan Christina Perri recorded this song about such ladies in waiting.
The Statue of Liberty is essentially the same kind of statue. Except the Statue of Liberty’s husband is probably 175 feet tall, which would make his boat even bigger. When that guy returns from his voyage he is going to eat and kill EVERYBODY.
From CBS Philadelphia:
Scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences, on Logan Circle in Philadelphia, are part of a team announcing the recent discovery of a species of lumbering fish that preceded the dinosaurs.A sample of Laccognathus embryi. (Academy of Natural Sciences)
It’s genus is Laccognathus (“pitted jaw”), it’s species embryi (in honor of a Canadian geologist named Embry). Numerous fossil heads and other parts of this prehistoric fish were found far north of the Arctic Circle, says Academy paleontologist Dr. Ted Daeschler.
“Laccognathus is a large fish, five to six feet in length. (It) probably prowled freshwater steams and delta systems,” he says. “Flat head, very small eyes, very big mouth, very big teeth.”
Laccognathus embryi is estimated to have lived 375 million years ago — prior to animals being on land but during a time of transition. Laccognathus apparently had fins that were more like limbs, perhaps indicating its role in the evolution of water-based swimmers to land-based walkers.
“The Devonian Period was a turning point in the history of the Earth, and our studies of the fossil fish from that period really help us understand the evolution of the Earth and the life that lived on it,” Daeschler says.
But he says the Academy of Natural Sciences is not quite ready to display its Laccognathus yet.