Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shark week is over....

I'm always saddened when shark week is over.  At over twenty years running, The Discovery channel's shark week is the longest running event on cable TV.   I don't watch much TV, but definitely try to check in on this special as it speaks to my child-like curiosity and inner scientist alike.  Thank you to TDC for another successful year.

And thank you to the crew of the USS Indianapolis for their service in WWII.  I am always reminded of the events surrounding the Indianapolis when Discovery Channel runs its annual special, a harrowing historical debacle where sixty-five years ago this past week, many brave Americans were inadvertently part of the first shark week. 

880 in the water, only 317 survivors.

One more case of brothers lost to the seemingly insatiable appetite of freedom.

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