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Shark Week '13: Home decor feeding time
With Shark Week 2013 looming on the horizon, it's a fine time to invest in apex predator-themed home goods including lemon juicers and laundry hampers. Just be careful or you're going to need a bigger house.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:03 AM
As if the thrill of watching Steve Sanders and noted Shakespearean actress Tara Reid defend the city of Los Angeles from a freak tornado filled with man-eating fish wasn't enough
, the countdown
for cable television's most anxiety-inducing/exciting annual event, Shark Week
, is officially on.
If you’re into watching apex predators bite, breach, and do what these big fish do best — look absolutely terrifying (equally as scary is the decline
of many shark populations due to aggressive overfishing) — I’m guessing you’ll be glued to the Discovery Channel starting on Sun. Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. (while there appears to be an ill-fated mascot
, a host for this years festivities/feeding frenzy has yet to materialize). Due to minor galeophobia issues, I probably won't be tuning into original Shark Week programming such as "Sharkpocalypse," "Voodoo Sharks," or "White Great Serial Killer." However, spending some quality time
with Louis Gossett Jr., Bess Armstrong, and a great white mama on a rampage certainly isn't out of the question.
And since I know plenty of you do love these fearsome yet vastly misunderstood beasts something fierce, like in the past
I’ve rounded up a handful of shark-y items for around the house to help usher in the 26th (!) edition of Shark Week. Both utilitarian and purely decorative (put a shark on it!), not all of these items are handmade or crafted from eco-friendly materials although most are.
Plush Shark Pillow by LauraFrisk @ Etsy
Shark Warning Lamp Base @ PB Teen
Felt Shark Laundry Hamper by Uczarczyk @ Etsy ($150)
Shark Bottle Opener by Roost @ Red Sail
Shark Wine Stopper by Donkey Products @ Fab.com ($21)
Shark Bite Wall Clock (Rusted) by All15Designs @ Etsy ($46)
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