Monthly Archives: June 2010


Come see us at:

 Circle Books on St. Armand’s Circle, Sat., July 3 from 3-5pm

O’Leary’s on the Bayfront Sun., July 4, 12-4pm

Hubbard’s Marina, Madeira Beach, Sun., July 11, 12-4pm

Casey Key Fish House, Osprey, Sat., July 17, 5-8pm

The Broadway Bar, 10th Street Sarasota, Sat July 24, 5-7pm

Island Bazaar, Siesta Key Village, Sun July 25, 12-4pm

The book is available on our website (“Buy the Book”), at Circle Books, The Sea Hagg in Cortez, Island Bazaar, Mr. CB’s Bait and Tackle on South Siesta Key, Captain Curt’s Gift Shop, Sea Pleasures and Treasures in Venice and more!



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Sharkman of Cortez Book signings

The book is being printed and will be out for the following book signings and celebrations! Please join us.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26                           SUNDAY, JUNE 27

          12-4                                                               1-4

     THE SEA HAGG                               CAPTAIN CURT’S

12304 CORTEZ ROAD W                1200 OLD STICKNEY PT. R


REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED                            349-3885


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Shark attacks: Here’s one for our side!!

An email sent to Sharkman: (couldn’t have said it better myself!)

Hello Sharkman,

I am in Ft. Lauderdale where I vacation once a
 year and am always
 wary about sharks.
Call me crazy, but I don't trust them. 
Like you, I have never believed all the crap
that these defense attorneys for sharks
 spew out in the wake of a grisly shark

Regardless of how badly the shark mauls
 the victim there is always an 'excuse'
 which seems to put the blame on the human
 victim: "Mistaken identity, the shark felt
 that his privacy was invaded or the person
 did something to 'provoke' the attack
 (yeah,something like breathing, kicking,
 paddling, surfing, wading, snorkeling,
 and the short list of things humans are
 capable of in an aquatic environment.)
  I've always asked "Who interviewed the shark
 afterwards to discern his intentions?"

Maybe he set out to kill a swimmer for
 sport, maybe he hates humans, maybe he
 had a taste for human flesh that day- how
 the hell do we know?  Especially since,
 as you noted, many attacks are brutal and
 repeated, not to mention the ones where
 people are devoured entirely. 

I've never heard one of these 'experts' say
 "Sharks are dangerous, ravenous
creatures whose cunning and capacity for
 violence towards humans should never be
The 'expert' is always a bearded, bifocaled,
 middle-aged, white, overweight
child-molester type who opines from the
 comfort of his easy chair but wouldn't
 be caught in the ocean to save his soul.
  He ALWAYS gives the shark the benefit
 of the doubt. (I think that must be the
 requirement for becoming an 'expert')

Political correctness now governs even
 what people will say about a gruesome,
 even deadly shark attack. I haven't heard
 anyone come to the defense of crocodiles
  or vipers who kill hundreds of people
 yearly, but maybe they're next.

Take care,
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


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