Barry White to Serenade Sharks:
February 10, 2002 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Barry White to Serenade Sharks: Sharks are to be serenaded . . . at The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham in an experiment to help them mate. His love songs and other romantic tunes will be pumped in to tanks containing dogfish, starry smooth hounds and tope. Just in time for Valentine's Day ;) Thanks again to the fabulous Nutlog.
posted by ryanshepard (8 comments total)

That'll do it, though I wouldn't bet on the tope, being a surly and sexless bastard. Cheers ryanshepard and indeed fabulous Nutlog which I, in my utter nerdness, have up till now been referring to as plep...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:37 AM on February 10, 2002

Maybe the tope isn't surly and sexless. Could be it's just a drunk:

tope: To drink (liquor) habitually and excessively or engage in such drinking. [Possibly from obsolete tope, interjection used in proposing a toast.]

tope: A small, rough-skinned, widely distributed shark (Galeorhinus galeus) having an elongated conical snout.

Brings a whole new perspective to "drinks like a fish", doesn't it?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:05 PM on February 10, 2002

You owe me a freshly-made Margarita, valuable nasal membranes and a new monitor, sir.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:13 PM on February 10, 2002

Heh. Cool.
I come here to learn, mostly.
posted by dong_resin at 12:33 PM on February 10, 2002

He already sang to snakes, so it makes sense.
posted by kirkaracha at 12:40 PM on February 10, 2002

Barry White is certainly a fine choice. Personally, I think that they could have done better with Sade. Works on me and I'm a bit of a shark.
posted by treywhit at 12:47 PM on February 10, 2002

Sade's too good for sharks. 'Sides, she's more of a pilchard, herself. But she works for me, too, so who am I to tell you what to do?

*whistles "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Baby"*
posted by allaboutgeorge at 1:32 AM on February 11, 2002

Does he know his nickname is the Walrus of Love?
posted by pracowity at 6:35 AM on February 11, 2002

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