There is deep sadness in the Silver Spring community today. The inflatable shark that we have all come to know and love over the past two weeks has been unceremoniously deflated (or as I see it, murdered) by the cruel folks at Discovery. I guess because Shark Week is over he has outlived his usefulness as a marketing gimmick and they can just throw him out like yesterday's garbage. To them he may just have been a big balloon blocking their view, but I feel like the shark (or "Chompy", as I came to call him) had become part of our Silver Spring family. We will all miss him. Please keep Chompy in your prayers tonight.