Shark Week 2018: Watches by Freestyle!

Freestyle Watches has five Shark Week watches available at Ron Jon stores and dive shops nationwide!

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Shark Week 2018: Get Chomped with Swedish Fish!

On Discovery Channel’s website, you can enter  to win the grand prize of a trip to Oahu, Hawaii for a family of four to have a real shark encounter.  There is also a secondary Swedish Fish Shark Week Prize Pack.  (image from Discovery Website)

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Short Fiction: Sweet Tooth.

 

SWEET TOOTH

By Liz Vitale

Don was pissed.

He had just clocked out for lunch and was headed for the vending machines; he had left his lunch behind at home, on the counter (why did he pick up his phone to check it right before he left? Distractions, damned distractions) and in its place he had been savoring chocolate Zingers. Specifically, the pack of three was on his mind; the sugar high from that delectable little team of chocolate soldiers would keep him alert until closing: Come on, men! We gotta keep this maggot awake! He’s zoning out on the job! MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT!

But there were no Zingers.

He vaguely remembered the old “Zinger Zapper” commercial from the 70s, featuring the Peanuts characters and Snoopy stealing the kids’ treats, in a masked-and-caped disguise. He was barely six or seven then, sitting on the olive shag carpet of his parent’s living room, too close to the furniture-sized television set, when he first saw it.

The Zinger Zapper got your cakes, Donnie.

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Possibly Millicent Patrick(?) in the Usborne World of the Unknown: MONSTERS book!

I won’t go into the story of Millicent Patrick here, but it needs to be told. This blog tells it much better than I can.

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That being said, I thought I would tell you about an interesting little illustration I noticed in an old monster book of mine:

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Not the original cover. The old cover was ten thousand times better. I found this copy on ebay.

I checked out this book dozens and dozens of times as a child from our library; I just couldn’t get enough of the fantastic illustrations, the far-reaching stories or the fact that it had a monster glossary in the back.

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