I read stuff:
Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
• Close encounter with a polar bear – The Polar Bear Family & Me – Episode 1 – BBC Two
• Australia to kill Great White Sharks?: A article in the “Australian” reports that: “WEST Australian Fisheries officers are determined to catch and kill a great white shark suspected of having established itself at unpatrolled swimming beaches along the southwest coast since Christmas.” Wow, I guess the shark should know that it is not supposed to swim in an unpatrolled swimming area. They want to hunt and kill the shark simply because it’s a shark, not because it has attacked anyone. The article further states: Tony Cappelluti, from the Fisheries Department’s shark response unit, said his team was almost certain they were seeing the same shark. “Our assessment is there’s a shark of 3-4m, and it’s a white shark, which is high risk, in the area,” Mr Cappelluti said. Almost certain? Well, I’m almost certain that a 3-4 m white shark is a juvenile that’s still eating fish. Mr. Capelluti concludes by saying: “(So) we’ve deemed it to be an imminent threat under the guidelines because there’s possibly going to be people in areas we can’t get to or can’t guarantee we can mitigate the risk by getting them out of the water and keeping them out of the water.” Wouldn’t it be easier to advise people not to go swimming in unpatrolled waters?
• Chris Meloni In ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’: Add Law & Order: SVU alum Christopher Meloni to the cast of tough guys lined up for the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez-directed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Meloni has landed a lead role in the film. He’ll be playing a cop, which might seem like stereotyping. But in the original Sin City, cops were the most hard-edged disreputable characters in the film. So while Meloni might seem like the prototypical honest cop from his TV series run, if you’ve seen any of his work in the HBO series Oz, you’ll know he can play one frighteningly imposing dude capable of anything.