The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

Meet the Guy Who Wrote My Theme Song

Have you ever wished that you had your own theme song? You know, like when you’re walking down the street like Mary Tyler Moore and you throw your hat up in the air for no good reason. Or like Will Smith singing his own theme about the Prince of Bel-Air? Well, prepare to be impressed as Writer of Pop now has his own. Take a listen!

So, you might wonder how much one would one pay for such a masterpiece. Five bucks. It’s true. By visiting Fiverr.com, I was able to hook up with a man of mystery who goes by the name of “OldGreg,”who is actually only 24. OldGreg has only been writing music with Fiverr since August but has generated about 50 songs, including this gem. OldGreg’s schick is that he he’ll write a song about anything you want if you give him a week and some background info. This is for a 15 second song. If you want a 60 second song, you’ll need to throw in $10 more. A two minute song runs for $25. If you really like the song, he’ll throw in the lyrics and the chords for free, so you can sing it yourself for family and friends.

"OldGreg" wrote my theme song.
OldGreg is a writer, musician and software designer. He is originally from London, England, but he has what he likes to call the “traveling bug.” “I move around so much I don’t know where to say I live,” he tells me in our correspondence. He uses what money he makes off Fiverr to fund his trips. “I love doing it and hope to increase the number of gigs I bring in by gyrating like Miley Cyrus on a papyrus because that's what the people need.” The mystery man apparently thinks that we Americans are all in awe of Cyrus. I hate to tell him otherwise.

In addition to writing songs for people he doesn’t know, OldGreg “does a plethora of things to stay afloat” he tells me including street performing, writing, stealing the odd grape while at the supermarket (“It's socially acceptable”) and teaching guitar and ukulele.


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