Shark-Week Has A Controversial Start


Viewers are responding with outrage to a Discovery Channel “documentary” called “Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives” after Discover Magazine tore the movie to pieces. Apparently, the scientists that speak in the movie are actors, the facts are fake, and worrying about a 50-foot-long extinct shark is stupid.

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SlickRick46
SlickRick46

But the Sharknado is real, right? My world will be crushed if someone tells me that wasn't true either.

Docintoxicated
Docintoxicated

The Spice channel had an excellent documentary of the "mega-dong shark".

THISGUY
THISGUY

Any idiot who watched this and didn't know it was fake should be shot. This includes my fiancee.

Regulator
Regulator

I think we're gonna need a bigger boat...

iknowyoujj
iknowyoujj

Whew, I thought it was about the elusive Zimmerman shark...

loandinasor
loandinasor

I've discovered that The Weather and Discovery Channels don't actually cover weather or science anymore. They just air entertainment shows instead, no more true science.  #Boring 

TheSeaMammals
TheSeaMammals

Anyone who believed this "documentary" is a moron.  It was so obviously faked, just like the mermaids "documentary" last year.

Badmotherrucker
Badmotherrucker

Wait, first the mermaids were faked by the Discovery channel, and now this? I'm beginning to suspect the Discovery channel is full of shit.

EMC
EMC

I watched this tonight and it seemed fishy from the start, especially the "found footage" which was just such bullshit.  I then went to the internet looking for anything on this boat "accident" and found nothing except stories saying how fake the show was.  I had to turn it off, despite the factual information about megalodon.  

SLEEPYDOG
SLEEPYDOG

It was a work from jump street. The only thing worst than that was tonight - the fat Cajun's fishing for a monster shark in the bayou - oh Discovery you have lost your fuckingn way.

DerekJamesSmith
DerekJamesSmith

Humans do one thing really well and that is kill anything in the ocean.

rexdart936
rexdart936

more controversial than using a welfare crack baby as bait?

bmqq316
bmqq316

@Regulator And better actors...

Duckerpillar
Duckerpillar

@Iknowyoujj Although I should have allowed for the possibility that I wasn't clever/creative enough to see that it was a completely relevant joke. Even so, I did get quite the chuckle out of imagining his big fat-cheeked face on a shark's body stalking the waters around Florida. Like a shark version of "James the N****-Hating Dolphin" (aka Flipper) from Chappelle's Show.

Duckerpillar
Duckerpillar

@Iknowyoujj Oh no, now Zimmerman is the new Joey Buttafuco (however it's spelled, I refuse to google his name to get the correct spelling on principle) for the post-millennium generation. Family Guy: Peter as Dave Letterman: "She said she hated my tie until I told her it was made of 100% Buttafuco fiber *random noises/grunts and stretching-type gestures*" 

People will be shoe-horning his name to make a joke no matter what the topic of conversation actually is, just like the 90s all over again only this time I know how to spell the dude's name.

iknowyoujj
iknowyoujj

They're taking their cue from MTV..

Duckerpillar
Duckerpillar

@clemato The best thing about getting cable when I was growing up was staying up late to watch all the awesome shows on the Discovery and History Channels. I learned so much and was entertained at the same time. I can't believe that with all the different channels each station owns nowadays they can't put all the reality/other pandering crap on the other ones and leave the original channels for the type of programming that made people watch them in the first place. JUST ONE CHANNEL OUT OF THE 50 EACH STATION HAS NOW FOR DECENT INTERESTING PROGRAMMING. So sad. At least Channels 13 and 21 (PBS I should say, I don't know that they're the same everywhere) still have NOVA and Nature and several other great shows. And they're even trying to get rid of them by cutting off their funding. :(

Saskopite
Saskopite

Don't even get started with the "History" Channel

Pool Keepers Son
Pool Keepers Son

Is this fake it looks like you have 2 pair of sun glasses and why would you shoot honey boo boo

fitzyMFNcent
fitzyMFNcent

Hunting centaurs is too easy. You just follow the trail of marlboro reds and scent of scotch

fitzyMFNcent
fitzyMFNcent

I was also thinking about becoming a centaur myself. I could be Fitzy-Centaur