When #Biz2Beach Meets The SyFy Channel…

Jul 12

It's A Flourish!

Sharknado!

It's Another Flourish!

If you’re missing the joke here…
In yesterday’s Bring Your Biz To The Beach Spotlight, @NicoleAFende challenged us to create a beachy desktop sandbox, and to include an “unexpected object”.

And then this bit of awesome happened:

It's A Flourish!

It's Another Flourish!

And this:
SharkNado takes Twitter by Storm (via @Mashable)

The result was inevitable.
Two great hashtags, one great beach party in the office.

Comment Bonus: If you’ll share your best business-related interpretation of this absurdity, I’ll award you a Golden Comment Shark. (it’s like a gold star, but toothier)

7 comments

  1. @christybower on Twitter

    When the business sharks (who are after your money or your business itself) come after you, send them on an all-expenses-paid trip to OZ in a tornado. That’s one way to take care of the predatory competition!

    • Tori Deaux /

      @ToriDeaux on Twitter

      Oz! Great idea…. here’s your shark!
      Here's your shark!

  2. @teasilvestre on Twitter

    Having watched that bit of fabulous cultural weirdness last night, all I can say is WOW.

  3. @NicoleAFende on Twitter

    Tori it probably took me abut 5 minutes to stop laughing after I read this. Sharknado meets Biz2Beach – genius.

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but it sounds right up my alley. Will have to catch the replay this week.

    And I think Christie wins with the Oz tie-in.

  4. Tori Deaux /

    @ToriDeaux on Twitter

    @Nicole & @Tea — so glad you two liked this, I’m still giggling. But since you didnt interpret the Sharknado… NO SHARK FOR YOU!!

  5. @EncouragingBird on Twitter

    People, hounded by bill collectors, drink far too much of the funny stuff, then sit down and write their screenplay. Sadly, it sells, proving once again that knowing and going for your target market says not-a-thing about quality of your product or of your project.

    • Tori Deaux /

      @ToriDeaux on Twitter

      WOOT! Here’s Your Shark!
      Here's your shark!

      A quick comment: The Asylum (the studio which produced Sharknado) does indeed know their market and their niche — they produce cheap (less than 1m) quick-turn-around-time (about 4 months) movies for straight to DVD and cable network releases. So knowing their market/niche DOES say something about the quality of their products… they’re bad! Intentionally bad, because that’s their niche. They make bad movies, it’s their thing. They aren’t in competition for studio dollars or eyeballs with “quality” films anymore than Sonic Drive Ins are in competition with a five-star restaurant – there’s a place in my heart and soul for both steak-and-lobster intellectual, artsy films, and greasy burger Sharknados!

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