Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Long Beach Aquarium's tiger shark is a picky eater

Tiger shark. A voracious predator known for traveling the world's oceans and consuming everything in its way: smaller sharks, boat cushions, license plates, copper wire, shipwrecked sailors.

But on a recent Tuesday, the new 5-foot-long tiger shark at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach refused to even acknowledge a chunk of restaurant-grade ahi tuna dangled in front of its broad snout.

She's giving us wastebaskets of the sea a bad name with her fussy, picky ways.

18 comments:

  1. I wonder what restaurant it was from, and if they are kind of embarrassed.

    Reminds me of the time those friends of mine were playing a David Sanborn album while they were dialing in their PA, and the club owner came in and said to the manager, "Is that the band? Fire 'em!"

    Bet Dave Sanborn would think that was funny.

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  2. I bet he would find it funny, too. Thing is, this shark at Long Beach is a disgrace. She "left the ocean", so to speak. She's a sell-out.

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  3. Very nice! Remember when it was conservative politicians who had to hide from the screaming liberal hordes? The shoe is on the other fin now!

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  4. Maybe some nice lamb with mint jelly would help.

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  5. Mmmmm. Sounds tasty. She'll probably turn her nose up at it.

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  6. Remember when it was conservative politicians who had to hide from the screaming liberal hordes?

    I remember the hordes, but I don't remember the hiding thingy.

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  7. Maybe some nice lamb with mint jelly would help.

    But what to wash it down with?

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  8. I remember the hordes, but I don't remember the hiding thingy.

    Oh, that's right. They didn't hide. They were usually cancelled before they showed up.

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  9. Maybe I don't follow, but I don't remember Republicans canceling. I remember physical assaults (in the form of pies), campaign offices being shot up, and conservative speakers being overwhelmed and shouted down on college campuses...maybe that's what you mean?

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  10. Yes, all that - but that only happened when the republicans managed to get invited to speak somewhere, and the left had enough lead time to make trouble beforehand, so the sponsors would cancel the speaker.

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  11. "Remember when it was conservative politicians who had to hide from the screaming liberal hordes?"

    Are you sure it wasn't 'screaming liberal whores'?

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  12. "But what to wash it down with?"

    Blue tea.

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  14. Whores are right up there with Remoras and Crabpots, in my humble shark opinion.

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  15. I'm a baaaaaaaaaaad monkey. LOL

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