Born in the Age of Aquarius, destined to seek out truths in many an art form, trained as a historian and a journalist but truly a prose-lover... Luciano is out to dispel any clichés and reinvent them all both to the tune of a little something called the truth as also to his own image - being old-fashioned, he does not mind that distinction one infinitesimal tiny bit at all...! "There are two ways to spread the light; be the candle... or the mirror that reflects It." I have chosen to be the latter... okay? ~*~
"To be not only a seeker of light... but a dream weaver of light" ~*~ For as surely as the moon reflects the light from the sun, you and I can reflect the Light from Above - and be, indeed, the light of this world! ~*~*~*~
"Come With Me... Into The Sea Of Love...!" Hmm... who sang that, again?!? *lol*
Never mind who sang what; I have found my orchestra, at last!
Here it is:
November 4, 2009 Muses of Aqua Luminous World Orchestra 2009 Film-score composer Steven Chesne created the Luminous World Orchestra in order to merge the music of meditation and yoga with the sweeping, emotional, grand orchestral music he creates at his day job. The results on the LWO's debut, Deva, were astounding, and for their sophomore follow-up they do not disappoint, taking the same approach and going even deeper into the zone where mysticism and classicism combine and form new beautiful, new visions in the clearing mist. Utilizing orchestra music's potential for conjuring emotional responses, and with an ear for transcendence and beauty, the Luminous World Orchestra hums with inspired late-night brilliance. It’s the perfect soundtrack for meditations the night after a session of deep massage or acupuncture, when toxins and long-repressed emotions come suddenly pouring out in gushes of tears and grateful sighing.
Such a key moment is heard early on in the gorgeous "Grassland," which hovers in a field with beautiful woodwinds that sound slow and dreamy in an elegiac meditation over deep, supportive strings. A single flute rises softly above the rest for the high-end plaintive note before surrendering the center back to the strings, which roll over it all in a forgiving, cleansing sweep. "Beautiful Release" explores the Asian environment with the exotic erhu violin and chunky bells and harps rummaging amidst the strings supporting the crying erhu.
The mood of wistful sad reverie continues beautifully with the hypnotic mournfulness of "Twilight Flight," which lives up to its name. It’s a flight seeming to be going home from visiting a beautiful place and perhaps leaving the love of your life behind, with moody, deep string passages underwriting cycling acoustic guitar and, finally, uplifting flutes. Emotional and deeply satisfying on all levels, Muses of Aqua lives up to its exotic title, creating something at once both dizzyingly beautiful and hypnotic, all without ever being over the top or commanding attention with sharp, jagged atonal edges or sappy interludes. The Luminous World Orchestra is something you can play for your cool friends who blanche at more "earnest" New Age music, creating instead an ideal mood for writing long, sad letters to faraway lovers, or just gazing out the window on a cloudy day, as well as for meditation or healing work. With the LWO, there is no difference between art and illumination, and even the depths of the sea can feel your love in their soft, pulsating waves. Listen to all sound clips from this CD "Grassland" "Beautiful Release" "Twilight Flight" - and more!
However, here it is and here we are - with enough hindsight to properly set it up against the backdrop of Avengers films, Cappo films and Batty films - hmm? Seven years removed from the King of the Seven Seas' great, terrific, spectacular debut on network television (not counting the episode of Smallville titled ''Aqua'' and subsequent much-needed recasting of the main part that proved once again that third time was the charm: as they found Justin Hartley on the third wave -pun fully intended- and he absolutely was what a young ''A.C.'' Arthur Curry still oblivious to is origins and abilities and living a carefree existence in the Florida Keys should be!) See, now, all of the above (and some more to be found below!) was left out of the aforementioned review - due to IMDB's lamentable 1000 word limit! Thank the Good Lord that it isn't a 1000 character limit, of course: but damn it, it is so restrictive sometimes! Granted, this sort of subject can be dealt with in few words - after all, we are not talking about the deadly pollution of the seas and its repercussions worldwide, or moratoriums on whale-hunting and dolphin-hunting that are simply not respected or again coral reef's last stand and, by direct association, the planet's last stand too... This is merely about a fictional, idealized character that was finally given a shot at his own TV glory, back in 2006, and it didn't pass due to budget restrictions and American TV network red tape! We'd sure need a guy of this type (or several) in order to properly deal with the ecological chaos running wild on the globe and getting worse each passing day due to our neglect and pure and simple lack of caring... But there is no Aquaman. And if there were, he'd be self-absorbed as he was portrayed in this pilot for a porposed (porpoised? purpoised? proposed!) series that had him a tiny bit wrried about the seas - but mostly intrigued by mythical Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, his links to both and a certain alluring at first but quickly nothing but feral Siren that shows up... And then the Siren became Wonder Woman! Read up, now, what I was forced to leave out of my review - due to lack of space...
I mentioned Adrianne Palicki - before she was Wondy, she was the Siren
here; and a million times more feral than a Fury or a Terminatrix (so
sorry, T3 Kristanna Loken - you were not even close!) but there is more
amusing stuff to note here. Cary Elwes could have been cast as Aquaman
years ago - right after The Princess Bride in fact! He was, instead,
cast in Wondy's failed pilot (but not as Steve Trevor - how odd is that
- the supporting character who is effectively replacing Aquaman in the
Justice League right now as the token blond guy of the group! But
Trevor has no powers whatsoever? What gives...? Oh yes - neither does
the Batman! So never mind that now...) and even more amusing of all,
Elwes is Aquaman's voice in ''The Flashpoint Paradox'' animated movie,
being released in 2013. Cary - not Justin, but not Alan Ritchson either
- thank God!
But forget all about Palicki - A.C. had a bevy of beauties surrounding him on the show and more promised to him - as Mera had not yet been cast, after all...! She would eventually surface, side-by-side with him, but on another episode of Smallville as A.C. was, again, portrayed not by Justin but by that American Idol guy - Alan Ritchson. Too bad none of the supporting cast of this MERCY REEF pilot made the transition to SMALLVILLE in the end: many of them could have fit in splendidly well. Too bad Ving Rhames' character of McCaffery, especially, was never recuperated too, and used at least for a few episodes on Smallville like A.C. himself was - they could have used the star quality and acting skills... Speaking of him, just for the sake of not wasting anything, not even a word, I'd like to add here the other line I had to cut out from my over-1000 word review there...
The role of McCaffery was a product of the Aquaman comic-book series at the time (written and drawn by... well, sorry, again I draw a blank on this one! But you can google it and find out!)
and it became an even more interesting character as portrayed by Mr. Rhames.
Aw, damn - we had no space to mention the great soundtrack, too - including the music used for the trailer (at least) and forevermore identified with the Sea King now: Trust Company's Downfall. The song seemed to say, way before the character himself began to (in recent stories penned by Geoff Jones or something) to all the nay-sayers and foolish detractors of this character: ''you don't know squat about who I really am: here, fools, I'll show you ANOTHER SIDE OF ME... ONE YOU WON'T SOON FORGET!'' (Hmm, as I say in the review, though, hindsight being 20/20, obviously, it wasn't a good omen for A.C. at all, to select that tune there...! But then, other characters seem to like it enough to make it their own as well - so A.C. is not the only one taking this downfall or whirlpool downward spiral, ultimately!) Anyway...! Here's to a series that would have been outright awesome - ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY (very nearly) of its still-born disappearance... Aquaman's Mercy Reef...
Don't Gloat About Wrestling Sharks...! (Unless You're A Dolphin)
It might come back and bite you.
Hard. And where it hurts, too... (You may imagine what you will about that last, er, bit there!)
There's this real sea hero here who saved some kids from meeting with the same fate a poor joe recently met with, when the tiger sharkhe hooked up with proved to be too tough for him to wrestle into submission... see? The eventual dinner was a spearfisherman in Jamaica, nothing heroic one bit; just someone who did this in order to survive and, ironically, his lifetime workplace proved to be the death of him when one of the creatures from the waters where he'd victimized so many turned around and gave him the exact same treatment - only more painful, surely. The sea hero was on the beach in Australia when he was supposed to be on sick leave. When the British charity that he toiled for saw the video of his bravery, they weren't impressed with the heroic feat as much as they were shocked by his lying and being well enough to wrestle sharks away from their intended prey but not in enough of a good disposition to come to work! They fired the guy. That's right: out with the heroes already! The guy, perhaps another British eccentric like those we used to see all the time on the real Avengers (though 62 years of age: let's just say he's no Aquaman! But, hey, Aquaman is actually older than that, so...!) did pretend to have a nice unauthorized day off (more like a week off, of course, if he travelled so far for it - and probably a month off!) which he intended to spend on the beach, with his still-more-than-fit-for-a-bikini 56 year-old wifey (she's named Wendy - imagine! Imagine a mature redhead on the beach - that's what you should imagine: that and nothing more, you fool! Here's something to help now - and remember this is not an official Aquaficionada entry here, on aqua musings! Just b-logging...)
Maybe that is not exactly
what a bikini is supposed to be
- nor is this model really
anything close to 56...!
Call this one Foxy Roxy...?
Model, Agency and Photog UNKNOWN.
Send us the info if you wanna see it here:
for proper credits' sake and all...
Imaginethis now: the sea hero's name not only includes ''sea'' in it - but his first name is also that of Aquaman's original artist! Remember him - Paul Norris? We mentioned him here a few times - most recently when he passed away - duh? Never mind... Hence, this hero's name is Paul. Paul Marshallsea. That's right: Marshallsea! You couldn't make it up any better than this, I think! Problems with sharks, folks? The Sea Hero will marshall the sea for you! Here he is in *almost* all of his glory:
Reuters... I guess?!?
He's wrestling that Finny Fiend down into submission all right: for such became his sub-mission, I guess! At 62 years of age and allegedly on sick leave, he had no choice but to leave sick bay and jump into the fray because there were no other sea heroes available to do so that day! (The media has dubbed him a great many ways for this, of course: one of the names found for him was Hero Grandpa - ugh.) Sinbad was off cruising. Odysseus was lost at sea - again. His double, Ulysses, too. Captain Nemo wouldn't bother with this. Nay-Moor was lazing around again, Popeye was too weak due to spinach-deprivation (the price went up for that, too, y'know! And ol' Pop's contract hasn't been renewed since... what is it... 1959 maybe? He just can't afford it - hence he has no strength for this sort of beaching!) and Aquaman - well, ol' AQ (or A.C. - your preference) would finally rather squeeze the life out of Bats than to interrupt a sea denizen's dinner for the sake of a bunch of ungrateful, sickening seasick (not to mention sea polluting - the dirty little brats!) surface-dwelling rascals without-a-clue! Swimming during shark swim hours - idiots! You got the fright of your little lives for it! That'll put the fear of the Seven Seas in you... one hopes! But we're digressing once more, here, for the billionth time, most probably, on... aqua musings! How aquamusing - indeed.
Paul Norris wouldn't have done that. Paul of Tarse would have turned the other cheek - whichever cheek that may be that the shark was targeting, too! But Paul Marshallsea here commandeered the entire situation and pummelled the poor hungry sea creature into retreat (if not onto the plate of some chef that specializes in such a dish as ''shark à la sauce tartare'' or some darn thing like that...!) - and then Paul Marshallsea succumbed to the oldest deadly sin, that of vanity, and flaunted his act when he allowed for the video footage of his bravery to go viral all over media, most particularly on London's Telegraph which took it as a patriotic duty to show their pride in this case of a Briton who can not just swim - he can wrestle as he swims, too! Heck, even the Australian coast guard was impressed, although their spokesmerman was cautious in advising not to ''manhandle sharks'' like that - still they went on record stating that he had done ''a good job''! One can hazard a guess that he might have been fishing for a medal or something of the sort there, as well...? Does the Queen go so far as knighting beachcombers foolhardy enough to tackle selachii by the tail and pray not to be bitten in the process? And should any employer be flexible enough to allow his personnel to take impromptu time off and just head south, in the hopes of having an opportunity to play hero on the sandy beaches, under a bright and tanning sun, on top of the spotlights...?
We guess not! And Paul and Wendy certainly van find it ''disgusting'' to be unceremoniously sacked once the catfish was out of the fish netting here (that's right: it wasn't just him that worked for that conveniently unidentified British charity that sacks without remorse or second thought: both of them worked for it for the last ten years! And since she clearly was his accomplice in the getting away part: not so much in the baiting the sharks part... That the kids must have done all by themselves: although, if I was the shark, only a voluptuous OWOMLT (Older Woman One Might Like to Touch!) could ever possibly tempt my fin to swim any closer to the shore there...! But that's just me - or a member of the order of the selachii moulded after me! Let's just... swim away from that now!
The morale here is - never gloat about such a thing as wrestling with sharks because it's the unnatural thing to do! If you want to wrestle someone, go apply some submission, crippling holds on all the creeps who mercilessly pollute the seas, for instance!
Besides, sharks deserve snacks, too!
The only creature that has any business clashing with sharks is the dolphin - especially this kind of dolphin right here: the highly-trained military dolphin of the future! Ukraine apparently is the country that has implemented this great idea more than any other country, somehow (I would have hoped others would have done this, places that are closer to nice crystalline waters such as the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific or the Dead Sea... okay, make it the Red one! But, again, that's just moi. Let's sail onwards!)
Recently enough, just as Paul was doing bodyslams in the shallow waters down under with poor innocent sharkeys, news leaked out about a possible breakout from the once-upon-a-blue-sea top secret Ukrainian military program that saw dolphins get the full training they needed in order to become top-notch killing machines! Three of those dolphins were believed to have escaped and swimming about freely, probably itching for a kill, in the Black Sea! These were identified as trigger-happy dolphins: not your friendly neighbourhood Flipper now! Yahoo's Lindsay Jolivet sounded the alarm with joy, apparently led in error by Russian news agency RIA Novosti - and her article was still online just as other, far-more reliable sources, denied any such thing! Ah, Yahoo - always letting the world down, aren't you? You gave us all, dolphin and sea-lovers alike, another false joy and false hope: hope that, with this deadly aquatic trio on the loose (hey - that sounds so familiar now! Where have we heard about just such a trio before... hmm? Hmm? Hmmmm? Never mind - I'm not linking a clue for anyone not in the know - not this time, pals! Keep guessing!) there could have been tons of ships sunk, loose lips made fat after a well-deserved waterlogged beating, sea polluters scared out of their little minds all over the Black Sea...! But no - none of that will happen because Yahoo was wrong, once again, and more accurate news sources reported, a mere 24 hours later, that the dolphins had not in fact swum away from their military trainers at military base Sevastopol... Alas. Personally, one fears that the poor dolphins were met with stiff reprimands for even pointing their adorable noses towards the open sea: and if these bastards at Sevastopol did anything to those dolphins, they deserve to be court-martialed to oblivion rightnow.
AP too - surely?
Say it isn't so, Yahoo - say it, say it!!! Tell us that the dolphins did in fact skirt away from their strict navy trainers to find love, happiness, mates aplenty, sire an entire army of killer dolphins that will, soon, very soon, swarm the seas and mete out implacable justice on the high seas upon all the miserable surface-dwelling bastards that profit of them!
There can be no doubt that real-life heroes will be sorely needed in the coming days, weeks, years... For the make-believe ones are failing at the only thing they're supposed to be any good at: inspiring. (They are even failing -most of the time- at their other super-extraordinary proven abilities: raking in the dough for mega-corporations such as Time-Warner and Disney -respective owners of DC and Marvel- but that is another story that we do not give a flying fig about, especially at this time.)
Where there are real concerns for what is happening to our ecosystems -and what we are doing to, first, and for them, second- there will be real heroes all right - and here they are: the Real Coastal Warriors. Here is their feed about this certain saddest of events, six days ago down in Florida (again), live from Facebook:
Officials reported thousands of dead fish — mostly large mullet — piled up along the shore at Blind Pass and Manasota beaches in Sarasota County as well as Englewood Beach in Charlotte County.
Reports have it that beachgoers cannot stay for a second, for the stink is simply unbearable. The sand of the beach is covered with piles of dead fish around Blind Pass Beach on the Manasota Key. The Florida Keys are beset by red tide phenomenon at various times throughout the year: this time, it's at Christmas Time. What, with the tragedies involving children at Newtown, Connecticut, wild animals at Zanesville, Ohio and now mullet and a few other specimens of fish down in Florida - all manners of innocents, great and small, are taking it on the chin this Christmas Time...
There can be no doubt, once again, that *we* are guilty for this latest sea-related calamity: who else pollutes the Big Blue as we do? Red Tide is caused by our not merely polluting but poisoning the seas - whether deliberately or not, this is a most hideous crime and someone has got to pay - now.
I would have included a picture - as striking as possible, you know me - but I am not a snowbird, was not in the area when it happened and do not have permission to use the lone pic I found of this devastation, since the pedantic staff of one Herald Tribune will not give it to blogs. (Okay, maybe they would - but not quickly. Truth be told, though, that pic, taken by one of their staff, was simply not striking enough nor professional enough: you barely see anything on it. Tame (and lame) images like this do not strike a chord with anyone and, if it was up to me, it would have been rejected for publication. The Tribune is different, though: they mean not to shock their readership into action - merely (and barely) inform them of what damages we are all accomplices to... Last October it had been seven tons (you read right: seven tons) of dead fish that washed ashore in the span of two days upon Sarasota County beaches. Southwest Florida must be blessed or cursed - either way, it is doomed to get all these signals that the sea is sending, as so many unheard cries of distress, alarm-soundings and such... Hesitant Trivial reporting is not what is required here - at all. We need a moving call to action, not run-of-the-mill journalism - ethical and all stuck-up. But we are digressing once more - and, this time, it ain't aquamusing one iota.)
No, folks - these are not the times we need to read what the likes of George Tatge, esteemed director of parks and recreation for Sarasota County, has to say about what happened - and the clean-up work that will follow. As a true George, he doesn't much to say at all - and quite exactly nothing of interest. We do not need to know that the beaches will be cleared of all the tiny corpses by Friday, so swimmers and end-of-the-year party-goers and carry on enjoying themselves regardless of what we are doing to the planet (although this evidently goes far-beyond mere beach polluting, ofcourse!)
We do not want to know about the implementation of the local sheriff's program for non-violent offenders who, whether they would have done so or not under regular circumstances in their lives, will help county staff out in the removal of the dead fish throughout the week following this saddest of events.(And hurry up, willya - the beachgoers need to have access to the beach again; before New Year's Eve, for damn sure. As for me, they all deserve the stink and let it stick to their nostrils throughout 2013... as a reminder of their own finite nature, too.)
These are the instances when we wish we did have some sort of self-absorbed sea hero (or anti-hero) to find the vile fiends responsible for this and stop them once and for all - so that they, too, can ''sleep with the fishes'' - being those that washed ashore on Englewood Beach, Manasota and Blind Pass beaches on the 24th of December 2012.
A Captain Nemo, a Prince Dakkar, any old rugged Pirate...
An Aquaman, a Sub-Mariner, an Aqua-Maria, an Hydro-Man, a Seadragon, a Piranha Man, an Amphibion, a Barracuda...! But none of those are available nor do they need apply, really - for we have the Real Coastal Warriors just about to go coastal about this...
And then there is the Sea Itself: what did you seriously think? That the sea would allow this to go on indefinitely, without retaliating?
No folks - no. Remember that the seas can claim back what is theirs anytime - anywhere. It has happened before; to better people than you. It will happen to you, be sure of it.
After so many cracks at it, so many hints we'd been thinking about it (dismiss it right now as mere boyhood-nostalgia, okay?) and so many jokes about it (some genuinely aquamusing - others not) - we had to succumb before it really was too late (for this season, anyways) and we went to Marineland - yes, not Maryland, Ma-rine-land!
We were there when protesters arrived and took over the premises in a flash! We were there as the walls of hypocrisy were shattered down by decibels of truth, shouting the injustice perpetrated against creatures that cannot voice their pain in any way. We were there when justice came a-knocking, shaking the foundations of those marble towers of capitalistic greed that were galvanized by the cupidity of man - and his cruelty to his fellow mammal.
Protesters were rightfully clamoring to ''shut it down'' as they successfully gained entrance into the park, just as buses of tourists were arriving to ''enjoy'' Marineland, even this late into their season.. Police may have dispersed them rapidly afterwards, but not before they disturbed a show featuring belugas, sea lions, dolphins and the so-obviously uncomfortable Sonia the Walrus - and so the protesters were able to spread their message to all who happened to be present there, on this rather cold and damp Sunday, the second-to-last day of operations for this 2012 season of Marineland in the Niagara Falls region... View some of the images that we took of that now:
Signs rivaled with each other in wit, veracity and harshness towards King Waldorf's kingdom...
and the country it was built upon.
One of the obvious leaders of the protest rally doing his thing -
and YES; he is RIGHT!
We are all animals - and we ALL deserve
freedom, and in our natural habitats too.
We didn't use the Lumix camera for photos much more than those two shots, though: we resorted immediately to the video cam for better mementos on the spot!
Everybody loves NIAGARA FALLS -whether it is on the Ontario, Canadian side or on the ''State Park'', American side- however everyone with half a brain would agree that a place such as ''Marineland'' simply goes to the complete opposite zenith of the majesty that the Falls evoke and inspire. The Falls are Nature in its purest form. Nature in all its beauty and awe-inspiring force. Nature untamed. The denizens prickled out from Nature and held up as continuous displays for the merriment of poor excuses for ''nature lovers'' that flock in every year by the thousands -if not millions- are deprived of everything that Nature had to offer them; the Nature in which they were born and should have lived out their entire natural lives. They are now mere parodies of their real selves; these animals that are found in theme parks such as ''Marineland'' are beyond being merely ''tamed'' - they are turned into puppet toys for the basest amusement of all. Even those animals that are merely on display there, as in an aquarium or a zoo - those lucky creatures that do not have to perform any ''tricks'' for the bemusement of the crowds there - they are reduced to being the equivalence of zombies of the wild now. The killer whales swim around in circles, quite visibly sensing their entrapment. The dolphins shrug it off better - perhaps because it is in their nature to do so - and it appears to be likewise for the belugas, but this may be a case of simple impression of our own character traits upon what we observe... The sea lions are obviously trained to act jolly and joyful - so much anyone can see through. The fishes that visitors can pay to feed are another sad sight to behold: for aren't these the very same fishies used to coax the dolphins, sea lions, belugas & al. to perform tricks - with each trick rewarded immediately with a fish? This is, at best, a concentration camp for fishes then. The lone walrus observed was painful to watch - yes, the word is not ill chosen at all: it was painful to watch that poor creature forced to perform the few tricks it absolutely had to deliver in order to close out that damn show of theirs - in order to give those damn masses what they came looking for. But it's doesn't stop there at all - after all, this so-called ''Marineland'' also takes on a sort-of zoo appearance as it also includes enclosures within its perimeters that are devoted to land mammals: namely deer and some critters of the ursine quality. The deer wander around, lifeless, annoyed at best... The bears are bored, sad, depressed in the worst cases. Again, as with the fishies, ''feed'' booths make nourishment readily available for the visitors to purchase it and then taunt the poor animals with it. This time, the reward is for the patience to bear with the humans - pun totally intended, of course!
These protesters that are coming out of the woodwork now did not come to do this by sheer chance nor did they pick on Marineland on a lark either. Several former employees of Marineland came out (were they disgruntled - or simply disgusted? We may never know for sure!) and testified that the animals were simply not well taken care of in there. Gruesome accounts regarding the sea mammals, mainly, whose water wasn't adequate, overchlorined for damn sure, causing the skin to peel off the poor sea creatures - some accounts said even the eyes, too. The deer were also suffering from overexposure to the sun; and it isn't hard to believe that one iota after a single look at their pen. Activists (some fools might call them extremists?) picked up on that and decided to do something about it: Sea Shepherd organized a massive protest as recently as last August, too. And I happened to be there for this latest one, now! Many regular visitors and faithful customers of Marineland have turned their back on this traditional stopover for all families vacationing around Niagara Falls in the summer due to all these disturbing revelations. And they are not alone: Suzie McNeil, the singer whose voice has been ringing in our ears for what seems like an eternity now with that insufferable jingle that says, against rhyme and certainly totally against reason, that ''everyone loves Marineland'' - well, even she has had a change of heart and she would love to either have the words changed to ''all the whales haaaaate Marineland!'' - or have her voice outright removed from the darn commercial! The SPCA has been on Marineland's case, too, after the many sickening allegations made against it - but, well, it is the SPCA, after all, and what can we really expect them to do; they who have euthanazied more animals than any number of zoological facilities combined? But that's another damn sickening story...
The ''dozens of protesters'' reported by mainstream media indeed crashed through the gates of the famous Ontario theme park on Sunday October 7th - but the ''crashing'' part was not all that raucous as they made it sound to be, as you can plainly see in my video of the event! The raucousness came from their coordinated chanting though: as they were railing against Marineland's ill treatment of marine life and other creatures... Mainstream media painted a rowdy and arrogant portrait of said protesters, too, by spreading the news that they had been gloating about how '' they managed to shut down a dolphin show at Marineland in Niagara Falls''. Well, the fact is that they came in and made some noise just as the dolphins were doing their thing in the main pool, yes - the trainers fled in sheer total utter fright but the dolphins carried on as nothing was happening: they (the dolphins - duh) at least, loved the ''crashing'' that was going on...! But then again it might be, once more, our impressing upon those creatures our very own feelings and such...
Niagara Region Police revealed that they called in extra officers ''when a protest grew to about 800 people.'' - which would put this protest, on the penultimate date of activity for this 2012 season of Marineland's business, higher on impact level than the one back in August! Protesters must not love Marineland especially when the temperature is too high and the sun too strong to do the picketing outside like that!
Constable Derek Watson was reached for comment (again by mainstream media) and he said that ''a group of roughly 125 people rushed the front gates of the park.'' - of which I am proud to say that circumstance led me to be a part of! Const. Watson needs a Holmes by his side to piece together how that came to be, though...! He'll never piece it together - never. He further added that police were able to quickly regain control of the situation and that there were no arrests. Well, the fact was, dear constable, that these protesters were not savages on a rampage, anarchists who don't want to pay higher tuition fees and/or want everything handed to them on a silver platter (including seafood, perhaps?) or simple disorderly troglodytes: these were genuine Nature lovers, all with higher intellectual quotients than the entire administration and staff at Marineland! They were, therefore, prone to go quietly, protest pacifically and then disperse without warranting any muscle, any action whatsoever on your part - much less any arrest. Despite all these facts, Dylan Powell of the group Marineland Animal Defence (M.A.D. - gotta love the acronym: sing it to the tune of that jingle now!), which organized the protest, revealed soon afterwards that one trespass ticket was issued - but he wouldn't say to whom. My bet is: the guy with the ''WE ARE ALL ANIMALS'' sign! Why? Because that kind of truth hurts neanderthals like those suits that administer Marineland and the politicians that turn a blind eye to this - and even moreso those neanderthals that wear badges, carry joysticks and wear silly dull uniforms! But we're starting to digress now... M.A.D.'s Dylan Powell says that his well-behaved and extremely well-named group (with apologies to MADD - of course) is dedicated to ending animal captivity all over the globe and is determined to shut down Marineland for good too! People have been saying that we need more groups like ''that'' - with ''that'' meaning either the traditional WWFs (World Wildlife Fund - duh) or the IFAWs (International Fund for Animal Welfare) but also, sometimes, groups such as Anonymous too...! Well, verily, I tell you, all everybody needs is to get M.A.D. - and the rest will follow up just fine, finally! Say that you're MAD AS HELL and YOU'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE - and it will *feel* much better already, I tell you! Aye, one day, that will finally *truly* be the case - one day...
Marineland was indeed closing for the season this weekend - and they had a big surprise for the occasion! One thing is for sure: they didn't see that one coming - and they really should have, the morons! Marineland Morons - that sure cuts it just fine, don't you think? And to think that the superior dolphins oblige their demands for 'entertainment'' as they do...
After all this, Marineland was not immediately available for comment -what a surprise, again- or so we were told, again, through mainstream media. However the same mainstream media chose to remind us all that Marineland did state, through whatever means that it chose to employ, in the past, that its primary concern is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the animals in its care. What - and profit comes in second - or maybe even third, in that equation? Bullshit. Oh, my - it is a good thing Marineland is in Niagara Falls, Canada, and not somewhere in Spain or something: it might actually have bulls in its park, if it was set up there, as tauromachy is huge in those parts - and then the bullshit would really hit the fan! But let's not extrapolate and let's certainly not go there...! There is a Marineland (or several) to be found elsewhere, though: the one in France made the news, too, though judging from the picture we found, it wasn't for anything too bad at all... Mainstream media -once again- chose to supply everyone (who loves or who loathes Marineland, all alike) with that and MORE ''related'' news stories... Have a look at this rather abrupt, unexpected and very sudden extra edition of A.N.N. - Aqua News Network! As a bonus - and as unexpectedly indeed as our entire participation in this protest was, too! (We signed the petition too, by the way: this petition! SIGN IT - NOW! You did? Good - now you may go on to the provided ''related content'' right here, below these waves of discontent and turmoil...!)