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Jumping the Shark

imageThe expression may be ‘jumping the shark’ but since its origins with Fonzie, it’s not too often that it’s an actual (well, actual-fake) shark who’s jumping the shark. (Whew—say that three times fast.)  And in this case, it is, in fact, a shark. Who’s jumping. From a Hyatt Regency hotel.  The SJ Sharks explain:

SAN JOSE – S.J. Sharkie is directing his knack for exciting death-defying stunts towards a good cause.

On Friday, Aug. 26, the San Jose Sharks mascot is participating in The Breathe Extreme Challenge, a fundraiser to fight asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, COPD and other forms of lung disease. He is going to rappel 15 stories down the face of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

I’d beg some reader out there to photoshop this for a laugh, but I suspect the reality of actually witnessing a giant shark-stuffed-with-a-man rappelling down the side of a hotel will exceed any and all of the truly great photoshop efforts you might come up with.

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bezukov's avatar

A real death defying stunt would be if Sharkie ate Don Cherry and didn’t get indigestion.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 07/26/11 at 05:51 PM ET

EDJ's avatar

A real death defying stunt would be if Sharkie ate Don Cherry and didn’t get indigestion.

Well, he does love Don Cherry.

The expression may be ‘jumping the shark’ but since its origins with Fonzie, it’s not too often that it’s an actual (well, actual-fake) shark who’s jumping the shark. (Whew—say that three times fast.)  And in this case, it is, in fact, a shark.

I love your writing, Alanah.

Posted by EDJ on 07/26/11 at 06:19 PM ET

Alanah McGinley's avatar

I love your writing, Alanah.

Ha!  You’ve been corrupted! smile

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 07/26/11 at 06:35 PM ET

EDJ's avatar

:O

I wasn’t aware of this. Should I be worried?

By the way, it’s hard to recognize Don Cherry when he doesn’t have a bright-green suit on.

Posted by EDJ on 07/26/11 at 06:47 PM ET

petshark's avatar

I had completely forgotten about that saying!  I could go down there and try to take a picture of the event but I’m a lousy photographer so that would be waste.  Thanks for adding some color to this announcement, well done:)

Posted by petshark from Nor Cal, and on Twitter @petshark47 on 07/26/11 at 08:19 PM ET

Alanah McGinley's avatar

EDJ— Definitely!

Petshark— Oh, you HAVE to go see it. The comical possibilities and photo opportunities are endless! Well, that is assuming the shark-man doesn’t plummet down to the street and end up as sushi…

But even then! wink

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 07/26/11 at 08:38 PM ET

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Sounds like a good opportunity to fill the cooler with beer and pack the lounge chairs and head on down to the Hyatt Santa Clara.. Tailgate anyone?

Posted by Fugazi from East Bay on 07/26/11 at 08:59 PM ET

petshark's avatar

Comic possibilities AND a tailgate? You guys sold me,  I’m there!

Posted by petshark from Nor Cal, and on Twitter @petshark47 on 07/26/11 at 09:23 PM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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