A (Slightly Disturbing) Conversation with Capt Mark
Author: Adam Tannen; Contributor: Capt. Mark Scharwenka; Views: 4,921
Nisha: I'm going to keep this simple and ask you some basic questions. So what did you do before starting with POP?
Mark: Kill things.
Nisha: Like what?
Mark: You name it; we maim it. Modern day Hessian.
This is what I did:
Watch Mark’s 15 minutes of Fame
Nisha: I don’t have speakers, remember?
Mark: I'm trying to share my life with you and you’re not even listening. I might need to curl up with Dr. Phil and eat ice cream all afternoon.
Nisha: Dr. Phil makes house calls? And he likes to cuddle on the couch?
Mark: I don't make fun of your hobbies.
Nisha: I took Chris Keating’s speakers. Plugging in now.
One minute and 44 seconds later….
Nisha: What was most enjoyable about capitalizing on baby seals?
Mark: The money.
Mark: People would ask if it's an eco-tour, but we're trained guides and professional fishermen. You want to go for a boat ride with a Hippie or do want your kid to see thousands of animals doing their thing right next to the boat?
Nisha: Well, wasn’t the name of your company Nantucket ECO Adventures?
Mark: Favorite seal joke: "So a seal walks into a club."
Nisha: And you gave all that up to be in the yacht brokerage business?
Mark: I've sold new and used boat for a couple of dealers and worked closely with a few marinas over the years. Up north we all shift gears and look for work to do in the saddle seasons.
I’ve had a yacht management company, a harbor delivery service (the one that is on all the Nantucket Nectars bottles) and ADHD.
Did I mention that I was a personal captain for Tommy Hilfiger?
Nisha: I think I have everything I need. For now. This was fun. Let’s do it again tomorrow.
Mark: Do I get to review before publish?
Is it impolite to downgrade someone's "15 minutes of fame" to what it actually was..."1 min, 42 secs of fame"?
Seriously Mark, I never knew!
Nick O. from Topanga, CA, posted on FEB 15
You never knew I like to cuddle on the couch with my favorite TV pshchopersonality eating ice cream?
Jeez Nick... I thought everyone knew that.
Mark S. from Mount Pleasant, SC, posted on FEB 15
Well, now I'm going to have to visit Mark so we can make some delicious seal burgers!! Tastes like chicken right?
Nat N. from Sarasota, FL, posted on FEB 16
Nat, Actually nothing like chicken. Think beef. Instead of a cow that eats grass, they eat fish. I saw it on "No Reservations."
Mark S. from Mount Pleasant, SC, posted on FEB 16
Haha. This job has now turned me vegetarian and I don't even start until Tuesday.
Erika S. from Gastonia, NC, posted on FEB 19
Nice drake Green Wing teal!
PS-We could use your seal/sea lion skills here in Oregon; they're eating all our salmon!
Cody Z. from Wilsonville, OR, posted on FEB 20
This is a SICK person. I feel sorry for him.
Robert P. from Whittier, CA, posted on AUG 9
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