Monday, June 28, 2010

365 Project - Day 179 - "Bruce"

June 28, 2010 - "Bruce"

I absolutely LOVE the movie "JAWS". It's my single-favorite movie of all-time. I watch it, on average, 100 times each year... and have seen it somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 times. Yes... I'm serious. In fact, I'm watching it right now as I type this. This is about the 6th time I've watched it in the last two weeks.

Friends know my JAWS obsession all too well. They know that I break into JAWS quotes when I'm drunk. They know I love to talk about JAWS history and trivia. They know that while I love the movie, I thought the book was absolutely horrible.

But the obsession goes much deeper than just the movie "JAWS". Great White sharks are my single-favorite animal. I feel a very spiritual connection with them... and consider them to be my "Power Animal" or "Animal Totem"... or whatever. I have a tattoo of a Great White running the entire length of the side of my right forearm. I wear a Great White tooth pendant during spiritual services and rites. The top item on my "Bucket List" is to do a Great White dive in South Africa... and to see a Great White do a full-body leap out of the water.

I love Great Whites... and I abso-freakin'-lutely LOVE "JAWS".

The funny thing is that while I own the DVD... I almost never need to use it! JAWS is almost always on some channel somewhere!

The picture? A wind up "Bruce the Shark" (from the movie "Finding Nemo") bath/pool toy that my good friends Lenny & Kristin gave me for Christmas... resting on my "JAWS" Collectors Edition DVD.

In "Finding Nemo", Bruce the Shark is the leader of a group for sharks who are trying not to eat fish.... because "Fish are friend... NOT FOOD"! He was named after the mechanical shark from JAWS, which Steven Spielberg named after his lawyer... because "lawyers are sharks".

So there it is. Now you must excuse me... the "U.S.S. Indianapolis Speech" scene is about to begin!

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