"Live every week like it's Shark Week."
Wise words, indeed. Not since "Jaws" swam across movie screens in the summer of 1975 has the shark been such a pop-culture icon. First, there was the social media phenomenon during the premiere of Syfy's cheese-tastic "Sharknado" last month.
Then Syfy followed up with "Ghost Shark," another made-for-TV flick set to debut August 22. (As if regular, live sharks were not dangerous enough. What's next, "Vampire Shark"?)
The Mitchell's Fish Market restaurant chain has declared this "Shark Fin Pie Week" and if you're keen on trying to make this ice cream, chocolate and nuts concoction at home, here is the recipe from its web site.
In New York City, a two-foot-long dead shark appeared on a subway train in Queens late Tuesday night. Transit workers eventually closed off the car and when it reached the end of the line, bagged the shark and put it in the trash.
But not before some passengers had fun with it. The web site Gothamist.com ran a bunch of photos taken by a guy who added a cigarette, can of Red Bull and a Metro pass.
Last but certainly not least, Discovery is enjoying the best Shark Week in 26 years. Its opening night drew 4.8 million viewers, although it took a little flak for "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives."
Some viewers complained the network played it fast and loose with the truth, that this terror of the sea wasn't "real".
Hey, chill. It's summer. It's Shark Week.