a message from JAWS

by BlackSwan of Memphis 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • BlackSwan of Memphis
    BlackSwan of Memphis

    Ok, like the thread suggests... I was watching JAWS and got a message out of it.

    I have a really weird habit of looking for messages in movies. Dunno know why, I just do.

    Well, since this is no recent movie (it came out in 75) I guess I wouldn't be spoiling it to say that when this monster great white attacked and killed a little boy, the mother of said boy comes up to the chief and smacks him. She was trying to comprehend how the chief of police could knowingly allow people to swim in monster shark infested waters. He knew what was out there and he let it happen.

    So I'm watching this last night and started thinking....

    I definitely believe we need to promote tolerance amongst the various religions... that being said, when there are groups out there be them religious, political or whatever that cover the tracks of child molesters and unabashedly deceive people out of $$$ and life, and we know these exist having come out of the Org, do I

    a) warn others about this shark infested religious org


    b) figure all oceans (groups) have sharks somewhere within them, let the swimmer (person involved with org or looking to be involved) swim at their own risk?

    how i get this out of a killer shark movie is beyond me...

    meagan (sorry so long)

  • ferret

    and beyond me.

  • Star Moore
    Star Moore

    Hello Black Swan,

    Yes, I see what you mean..Jesus said the religion would have wolves in sheeps clothing. Do we warn them... ? I'm not used to anybody listening to anything I say, so I don't feel real gunhoe about warning people about the WT.. But I do try sometimes... Actually I did influence 2 people. I'm just SO glad that when I was a witness, I didn't influence many to get into it!

    I love to find hidden meanings in movies...especially the Poisiden Adventure.. Have you seen that..? Full of typical and antitypical..meanings... You know, I do it with music too..

  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    I'd say, if you're on the beach and know there's a "great white" nearby in the water, you should warn those swimming who're closer to you.

  • Swan

    You're not the first to have made the connection:

    [ Music: "Jaws Theme" ]

    [ open on interior, apartment ]

    [ doorbell sounds ]

    Woman #1: [ moves to chain-locked door ] Who is it?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Mrs. Ramilarghh??

    Woman #1: Who is it?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Plumber..

    Woman #1: Plumber? I didn't ask for a plumber. Who is it?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Telegram.

    Woman #1: Oh. Telegram. Just a moment.

    [ unlocks door, and opens it. The head of the shark appears, grabbing her arm and pulling her into the hallway as she screams. ]

    [ SUPER: "Jaws II" ]

    [ dissolve to Sheriff's Office, Sheriff and Matt Hooper looking over a three-foot long metal tub covered with a white cloth ]

    Matt Hooper: [ looks under cloth and winces ] Oh, my God!

    Sheriff: What was it?

    Matt Hooper: Land shark. The cleverest species of them all.


    [ dissolve to Woman #2 in her apartment ]

    [ Music: "Jaws Theme ]

    [ a knock at the door ]

    Woman #2: [ appoaches the door ] Yes?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Mrs. Arlsbergerhh??

    Woman #2: Who?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Mrs. Johnannesburrrr??

    Woman #2: Who is it?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Flowers.

    Woman #2: Flowers? From whom?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Plumber, ma'am..

    Woman #2: I don't need a plumber. You're that clever shark, aren't you?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Candygram.

    Woman #2: Candygram, my foot! Get out of here before I call the proper authorities. You're the shark, and you know it.

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] I'm only a dolphin, ma'am..

    Woman #2: A dolphin? Well.. okay..

    [ she opens the door, as the shark pulls her screaming into the hallway ]

    [ dissolve to Sheriff's Office, Matt Hooper lifts up cloth napkin covering plate, then winces and looks away ]

    Sheriff: What is it?

    Matt Hooper: Egg salad again. [ removes sandwich from under napkin, and takes a bite ]

    [ dissolve to Woman #3 in her apartment, Woman #2 putting on make-up to go out ]

    [ door buzzes ]

    Woman #3: Who is it?

    Land Shark: [ muffled voice ] Land Shark.

    Woman #3: [ laughing ] Oh, Walter!

    [ she opens door laughing, but is attacked and dragged into the hall by the Land Shark ]

    [ dissolve to Sheriff's Office, Sheriff on phone looking horrified into another rtub covered with cloth ]

    Sheriff: [ on phone ] Hello, Walter. I have some good news, and I have some bad news. First, the good news. There's a party tonight at my house. Now, the bad news: you'll be coming stag. Goodbye, Walter..

    [ dissolve to Woman #4 in apartment, listening to the radio ]

    Radio: ...considered the cleverest of all sharks. Unlike the great white, which tends to inhabit the waters of harbors and recreational beach areas, the Land Shark may strike at any place, any time. It is capable of disguising its voice, and generally preys on young, single women. Experts at the University of Miami's Oceanographic Institute suggest that the best way to scare off the shark in the event of an attack is to hit or punch the predator in the Nose. Now for the weather..

    Woman #4: [ turns off radio, as the doorbell rings ] Who is it?

    Muffled Voice: Sorry to disturb you, ma'am. I'm from the Jehovah's Witnesses, and thought you might be interested in a copy of our journal, "The Watchtower".

    Woman #4: [ grabs a mallet and inches towards the door ] Why, I'd be very interested..

    Muffled Voice: Would you mind opening the door, ma'am?

    Woman #4: Certainly.

    [ she unlocks the door a crack, and reaches out with the mallet to strike the Land Shark's head. Instead of the shark, a Jehovah's Witness stumbles into the apartment and drops onto the floor in front of her. ]
    [ SUPER: "The End?" ]

    [ fade ]

  • BlackSwan of Memphis
    BlackSwan of Memphis

    Thanx star! Haha, great minds think alike.

    Frannie: hm, that’s how I felt. I’d warn people as well. The whole idea just seems to translate into everyday things. (so to speak) Sounding off a warning seems like the only decent thing to do, to me.

    Swan: thank you for that !! SNL? Very funny and very appropriate.

    I’m saving that for future ref. J


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