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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:12 am

Sharknado became a trending twitter topic which helped propel the television movee about shark-filled tornados destroying Santa Monica to decent ratings.  Even Mia Farrow got into the act with "OMG omg OMG #sharknado"




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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:39 am

Sharknado Myth #1: Sharks are swept up in a tornado and pose threats to the characters on land.

A tornado would not have the ability to sweep up marine life. Traditionally, a tornado is formed over land where a similar formation over water would be known as a waterspout. Understandably, "Shark-Spout" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Greg Skomal, a Shark Specialist at the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries, also shoots down the "Sharknado" plot by explaining that: "The concept that sharks cannot only survive being swept up in a tornado but also attack humans is absurd."

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:40 am

Sharknado Myth #2: An extremely strong hurricane hits Southern California.

The likelihood of a storm like the one in "Sharknado" affecting Los Angeles is very unlikely. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Kristina Baker explains that, "Hurricanes are extremely rare in South California because of the cool water off the shore."

Past history suggests that California is relatively safe from these storms. The only recorded tropical storms in the area were an unnamed storm in 1939 and hurricane-force winds in San Diego which were determined to have occurred by NOAA in 1858.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:41 am

Sharknado Myth #3: Global warming directly caused this extraordinary weather event to occur.

The movie directly links the events occurring in the film with climate change and the rising temperatures. While climate change cannot be conclusively proven to have "caused" certain weather events, climate change would have to continue exponentially for hundreds of years to create the conditions described in the film.

The movie's fantastical aspects prompted many reactions on Twitter. The Red Cross of Oklahoma even joined in, commenting that "We survived the #Sharknado! Be prepared for real situations, though. Download #RedCross Tornado & First Aid apps."

Baker reiterates that with any tornado or hurricane, even if sharks are not raining down upon citizens, it is important to "seek shelter in a sturdy building, in the most interior room." Debris swept up by these storms, as the sharks were in the film, presents risks of injury and death.

Although the science doesn't hold up, we can only hope a potential sequel, "Sharknami," is already in the production planning stages.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:51 am

This could scuttle our plans for a balalaika convention in San Diego.  

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:26 am

Deadlinefeedstream retorts:

"Speaking of things nobody watched, Syfy has ordered a sequel to its aggressively stunt-marketed movie Sharknado, mostly because it was a popular joke on Twitter the night it aired. So, thanks a lot, Twitter. Now we have to endure another night of people thinking it's funny to make jokes about something that's already supposed to be a joke."


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Don Assmussen's syndicated Photoshopped newspaper strip "Bad Reporter" has found new details on Sharknado sequels - "Sharksinkhole," to be followed by "Shark Dust Bowl" ...

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:23 am

Oophs, didn't see this. I just posted the trailer in another thread.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:55 am

In one of his many autobiographies, MYSTERIES OF THE SHATNERVERSE (2011), Shat writes:    


Remember Lee Van Cleef‘? He was a sinister layer of marinara in many a spaghetti Western. In 1963, I was acting in an episode of the anthology program The Dick Powell Theatre, in which I played a Swedish (of course) rancher fighting off a hostile land grab by his bigoted neighbors. I played the part with a thick Swedish accent, and in some scenes I wore a too-small bowler hat with a feather.

   Lee was well over six feet tall, a huge man, powerful. And like a wild boar, he had a cold, calculating look. Even when the cameras weren't rolling, he was an intimidating figure. He was missing part of one of his middle fingers, but it didn't matter—his whole body had a way of flipping you the bird.

   And he and I had to fight in this show.

   A movie fight consists of throwing blows, missing by a foot, and actors snapping their heads back. But I was still kind of new to this whole movie/TV acting business. During filming, Lee and I were throwing punches, while I was predominantly occupied with not knocking off my too-small bowler hat.

   And I took one swing and hit the tip of Lee Van Cleef s nose.

       Cut!    

   Take two! I swing again, and clipped his nose again.

       Cut!!!    

   Take three. And my fist once again connected with Van Cleef s snout.

       Let's take five!

   Even though this was a few years before The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I could hear the Ennio Morricone music sting as he sauntered over to me. He got right into my face, obscuring the sun and all of my hope for the future, leaned down, and growled, "If you do that again, I will. . . knock. . . you. . . out."

   Terrifying, which brings me to one of the most important of Shatner Rules, which is . . .

   RULE:  Don't Punch Lee Van Cleef

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:57 am

The scary thing about Van Queef was that he was a pure sociopath--incapable of empathy, pity or shame--the very things that separate human beings from SHARKS. affraid 

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:52 pm

Ha, that's great. Thanks for sharing user.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:43 am

well played, but I'll be bak, and with fourscore times the midi-chlorians, and nay, Scooter aint talkin bout no "Quadinaros' power coupling," dig


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:15 pm

OK OK so this be not exactly Kurt's Rejoinder, but Yueh dont know what i'm up against.  this is just the batting practice, brace for arrival of The Clantons : The Next Iteration in horrifying odorama


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:46 am

you know 'nado surely isnt the first time the Syfy channel has tried to commandeer the viral sharkwagon ... why not too longg ago they broadcasted an original telly-film known as SHARKTOPUS rofmoa, but i guess the whims of the twit were not on the side of SHARKTOPUS ehj

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