The man who runs the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus says a new disaster movie about sharks and extreme weather is "total bulls#!t."
Asked this evening about the made-for-TV movie Sharknado that garnered much attention on Twitter tonight, George H. Burgess dismissed the possibility of the film's premise: that massive tornados could create water spouts in the Pacific ocean, suck up carnivorous sharks and dump them all over Los Angeles where they could attack humans and wreck general havoc.
"Total bulls#!t," he told Free Times via email. "Quote me."
Burgess teaches marine biology and researches shark attacks. He's working on an outreach project on shark awareness.
The International Shark Attack File contains more than 5,300 individual investigations of shark attacks world-wide, according to its website.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: