There was so much written and done about the shark attack, I didn't think I was gonna tackle it for a blog.

But then, so many things popped into my mind.

When I heard a newscaster say "The deadly shark attack that killed a man." ...I wondered if the word "deadly" was needed, since they said it "killed a man."

I also saw a family friend of the victim, ask that reporters give the family time to grieve, and some privacy. And, it hit me. Every time some horrible event happens, reporters go up to the door and ask the victims for statements. To me, this is worse than the paparazzi following Britney Spears everywhere.

I mean, what statement or light can they shed on the situation? They are going to be crying and upset. They aren't going to be able to tell you about shark behavior or anything else. It's just news crews, wanting that sound bite (no pun intended), or that bit of footage that shows someone mourning.

I read a story in a tiny paper in Fallbrook, about the shark signs that have been posted in the area being stolen. I thought about how when I saw all the Beatles landmarks in Liverpool, they mentioned how they stopped putting street signs up for "Penny Lane" since thousands had been stolen. I can understand that. But...a shark sign, warning people of danger?

I heard that Great Whites are endangered, so it's against the law to kill them. Well...the victim in this shark attack was a vet. He helped so many animals that would've died.

I think it's only fair, that in his honor, we go and make that damn shark extinct. Give the Asians a lot of nice shark fin soup, or Viagra pills, or whatever they do with the sharks they like to catch and dice up. I mean, is it really such a bad thing of those fish with teeth disappeared off the planet?

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towelheadedcameljockey April 29, 2008 @ 10:47 p.m.

I saw a news segment on the shark attack where one of the reporters stated "we are still unaware of the sharks motives in this attack".

..........................What?

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Josh Board April 30, 2008 @ 1:21 a.m.

Well, it's a good point. You really don't know the sharks motives. Maybe the guy had cut him off in traffic earlier, in his boat. Maybe the shark was angry at the work all the sea creatures are put thru at Sea World (after all, a dolphin just died there). Maybe the shark was hungry, and didn't mistake the guy for a seal. He just wanted a change of pace, and was tired of the same ol' meal each day. We really, do not know the motives of this massive beast.

Shark updates: teeth fragments in the guy confirmed it was a Great White, 16 feet long.

Also, an American just died from a shark attack in Acapulco. It bit him in the thigh.

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Josh Board April 30, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m.

Another update: Richard Dreyfuss is selling a Carlsbad home he owns. He still has one in Cardiff. And, he's been spotted around town, at various restaurants. So....Dreyfuss, the guy in Jaws that came to town, looking for the great white, now is in our area. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

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Josh Board May 1, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m.

More on the shark: the family did a paddle-out the other day. 100 relatives, triathletes, and surfers paddled out off Fletcher Cove (Solana Beach). Now, is it just me, or does this seem a bit odd? Usually, I get very emotional at the paddle-outs I've seen. But, just thinking that they are in the same location a great white shark killed the guy. How weird would it have been if another attack occured? I understand the odds are high. It would also seem to me, to be a bit unsettling to be on your board out there during that, too.

I'm also wondering, if that huge great white that's over the bar at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, is going to stay in place.

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