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Archive for September, 2009
Fellow blogger Bonnie, who is a bit of a mermaid herself, kindly sent today’s contribution, a mural that incorporates two Coney Island themes.
Mermaid fever sweeps Israel beach town of Krivat Yam as many report sightings of fabled creature
Mermaids really do exist. So say a new wave of believers who swear they’ve seen the fabled fish in the flesh.
In the town of Kirvat Yam, Israel, where dozens of people have reported mermaid sightings, a $1 million reward is on the line for anyone who can prove by photo or capture that mermaids do exist, reports the Jerusalem Post.
“Many people are telling us they are sure they’ve seen a mermaid and they are all independent of each other,” Kirvat Yam town council spokesman Natti Zilberman told Sky News.
Many of the sightings have taken place at sunset, attracting crowds of tourists and locals alike, hoping to snap a picture of the mythological creature.
“People say it is half girl, half fish, jumping like a dolphin. It does all kinds of tricks, then disappears,” Zilberman said.
Witness Shlomo Cohen was one of the first to identify the mysterious creature, according to IsraelNationalNews.com.
“I was with friends when suddenly we saw a woman laying on the sand in a weird way,” he said. “At first I thought she was just another sunbather, but when we approached she jumped into the water and disappeared. We were all in shock because we saw she had a tail. At least five of us saw it and we all couldn’t believe it.”
The town council, which is offering the reward, insists that the mermaid mania is not just a marketing ploy to attract tourists, though it does hope tourists will come out to try their luck at the $1 million prize.
“I believe,” Zilberman said, “if there really is a mermaid, then so many people and tourists will come to Kiryat Yam, a lot more money will be made than $1 million.”
Read more here.
Way cool Guinness ad (on their 250th birthday).
For several long seconds the camera lingers on a man’s face. He is waiting. At last we cut to hand held footage following the man and his three companions, all carrying surfboards. They hurl themselves into a heaving ocean. The ultimate wave has arrived. It starts to roll and we see that the men are not alone. The spirit of the wave is physically embodied in enormous white horses which are charging through the water with them. Above, below and inside the wave men and horses surge thrillingly forward.
The seductive ladies of The Seadogs remind us that all might not be as it seems in their unreleased single “I Wanna Meet a Mermaid/Lured to the Depths.” (Click the pic to play the song.)
Even without a tail, Joan Collins as ‘Siren’ is pretty alluring.