Thursday, July 31, 2014

Steampunk Granny does Tigers, Monkeys and Sharknado 2…Oh My!


I have been doing day trips all week with my granddaughter Kathryn who is visiting from Wyoming and my grandson Nathan who lives in New Jersey. Yesterday we headed out to the Philadelphia Zoo. The big cats and the primates were our favorite sights. We witnessed a Tiger trying to get to an orangutan that mischievously walked above the tiger’s resting spot near  the café where Nathan, Kathryn and I were eating lunch.
Nathan takes Parkour lessons and I've often wondered if the French invented the different movements for this sport by watching these guys.

I introduced Nathan and Kathryn to Sharknado 2 “The second one”. Nathan thought Sharknado 2 was stupid until I explained to him that this was the whole point of the show. It was a tongue-in-cheek, MST3K sponge worthy (yes, I'm quoting Elaine from Seinfeld) type of film. It was meant to be downright stupid. Once Nathan understood, he sat back and enjoyed the movie.


How could you not like Sharknado or Sharknado 2? Where else can you find flying sharks and lots of people to snack on. The Syfy channel deserves a pat on the back for bringing us the sequel to Sharknado.


Our Shark Ninja fighter, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering), and his trusty sidekick, Skye (Vivica A. Fox), must help the frazzled and clueless citizens of New York survive the flying sharks, and they have to work quickly before two opposing tornadoes meet in the center of New York City.


The show was made even funnier with Mat Lauer and Al Roker playing straight men to the oncoming shark attack weather alert as does Kelly Ripa on her show.


I can't wait until Sharknado 3 comes out and I can't wait until the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel does the next Mega Bad Movie Night featuring this film



  1. Looks like you had a marvelous time entertaining your granddaughter and grandson, Marie. Boy, did that Bengal tiger want the fresh meat walking upstairs. You'd think the zoo would keep the big boy fed and satisfied. I think it was just his hunting instinct. The flying sharks were funny, although Fin/Ian scares me with the length of his chain saw. I guess I'm still thinking of those scary chain saw murder movies. Thanks for sharing your interesting week with the grandkids here and on facebook.

    1. I think it was instinct, too, but it was so exciting to see this and to have a smart phone to record it. The Sharknado 2 movie was funny and there wasn't a scary chain saw in the whole film

  2. I've been dying to watch Sharknado 2! I'll bet ya it's better than Snakes on a Plane!

    1. I don't know if I would say it's better, but it sure as hell is fun!!