For many years I have been troubled by the timeless mystery of Shamu. How is it possible that every SeaWorld features daily performances by Shamu, the killer whale? Is there an elaborate system of subterranean transcontinental waterways connecting SeaWorld venues in Florida, Texas and California? Or, is there a more nefarious explanation?
Today, I received an email from Ticketmaster (often scary enough). The email was trying to sell me tickets to see The Harlem Globetrotters “play” in California. For Christmas, I gave my nephews tickets to see The Harlem Globetrotters “play” in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Both Globetrotter games are on the same day; 3,000 miles apart!
How can that be? Scooby Scooby Doo… where are you?
Check out David Letterman’s tasteless, but funny, report about an incident where “Shamu” nearly drowned its trainer.
Askelin, Laura. “shamu on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.” Welcome to Flickr – Photo Sharing. 10 July 2003. 4 Feb. 2008
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