We had shag carpet when I was a kid. No sharks but there were plenty of other things to bite your feet. Mainly staples and pin that my mom dropped when sewing.
And The occasional Spider?
I have a problem with them…They like to hide in my carpeting, then jump out at me in the middle of the night when I go to use the freaking Restroom!
It ends up the washing machine running, and I’m up for the next few hours waiting for my pants to wash and dry..
We have never had shag carpet anywhere, so I have never experienced the joy of getting bitten by whatever things that could be hiding in the carpet.
But how does the shark breathe? Is this a special kind of shag carpet shark, that can breathe under the shag carpet-surface?
It breathes through its fin just like regular sharks do.
After seeing JAWS at a young age, I had this nightmare constantly. Thanks for reliving my childhood terror, Chris.
Most obvious place to run into Carpet Sharks? Certain vans from the 70s. Full carpeted interiors. Up, down, side to side. But the sharks found in there are ususally too small to do too much damage. They normally feed on dropped french fries anyway.
I would often lose marbles and ball bearings that I would play with as a kid when we had shag carpeting. This would make vacuuming the carpet a bit exciting for my mom when one of them would make a sharp clanking sound as the vacuum sucked it out of its hiding spot. Oh, the scoldings I received!
P.S. Yes, I did play with marbles as a kid, and no, I wasn’t born in the 1930’s
Street Sharks anyone?
boy those shag sharks do love a good shag
Weird. I was under the impression that sharks weren’t shaggy.
After all this time, the Book of Biff still manages to make me laugh with the sheer absurdity of the world. You’ve managed to find that right level of weirdness, weird enough that Biff’s odd life is constantly comical, but sane enough that it doesn’t get old really fast. Good work, Chris, you’ve produced comedy gold.
Aww, thanks! 🙂
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