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Man vs Wild is sweet!!
Entered on: February 24, 2007 6:06 AM by The Bone
Have any of you fools been watching Man vs Wild? That show is the tits. There's another show called Survivorman that's ok but Man vs Wild is nuts. The star is a former SAS Commando named "Bear Grylls" and he does some super crazy shit like wringing water out of elephant shit and drinking it and all manner of nasty shit but tonight I saw the craziest shit yet. He was dropped off by a helicopter in the fucking ocean about 2 miles from a desert island in the middle of the pacific. His ass swam all the way and made it to shore. The he did a bunch if survval shit for a while until he decided to build a raft. Well this crazy fucker's raft is piss poor by my standards but he still takes it out to the open ocean. While out there he decides to take a dip. Well he jumps in and notices some big object moving around near him. Sure as shit, a huge tiger shark. He gets the fuck out and watches as his rickety ass, half sinking raft is being surrounded by some big - and I mean very big tiger sharks. Fucking nuts. Watch the show it's badass.

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From: Ross Entered on: February 24, 2007 8:46 AM
I'm on it!

From: Ross Entered on: February 24, 2007 9:40 AM
Well, it looks like you got to us a day late - it's on Fridays and it doesn't appear to be on next week.  Looks like I'll have to look for a torrent...
From: BigFatty Entered on: February 24, 2007 10:16 AM
I'm downloading..........

From: Ross Entered on: February 24, 2007 10:23 AM
I have the first two episodes downloaded, will get back after watching.  I did see the preview on the website of him pissing on his own headdress while out in the desert. 
From: Swerb Entered on: February 24, 2007 11:14 AM
Just watched a few YouTube clips and determined that I'm a gigantic marshmallow pussy...
From: Ross Entered on: February 24, 2007 11:32 AM

Exactly.  This guy is making me feel like a turdlet. 

I would love to know how much foreknowledge he has of his environments, because every time he says something like "I'm going to try to do thus-and-so..." he does it.  Is he really that sweet? In any case, he certainly seems to be.

Also, what's the story with the camera crew?  I assume they get to be outfitted with whatever they want, but can't help him?   

From: The Bone Entered on: February 24, 2007 1:24 PM

His film crew has all the gear they need to be relatively comfortable but they can't help him at all and they are stuck out in the wild until Bear gets himself rescued. Some would say Survivorman is gnarlier because he is alone but the production value suffers because he's filming himself with a handheld video cam. On the other hand, Bear does some shit that, like Steve Irwin, makes you wonder when he's going to get filmed fucking up and getting himself killed.

Some shit he's done: walked on lava and his boots actually caught on fire, descended a near verticle waterfall with shitty hand holds and no safety equipment, eaten a zebras ass raw right out of the dead carcass, swam from a sinking boat in an alaskan fjiord with fucking icebergs surrounding him. And what impresses me the most is despite being cold, tired, and hungry he maintains the most positive mental attitude I've ever seen. I know how shitty it is to run around for a week with no food or sleep from SERE school and it sucks.


As an SAS guy he's got tons of general knowledge on survival but he probably brushes up on each area he before he goes in.

From: Ross Entered on: February 24, 2007 2:43 PM
Yeah, I am also amazed by his constitution.  I just watched him start a fire Boy Scout style, which I've heard is a bitch to do, and sure enough, it was definitely giving him the finger.  It took him an hour and he's all sweaty and breathing hard, and all he has to say is "I'm very relieved to have gotten this done."  Fuck!  
From: Ross Entered on: February 25, 2007 11:32 AM
You also neglected to mention eating maggots straight out of a rotting carcass.  Excuse me while I projectile vomit now...

From: Swerb Entered on: May 6, 2007 4:50 PM
I finally caught some reruns of Man vs. Wild on Discovery, and it's probably my favorite show right now. The best one I've seen so far, I think, is the ep where he makes a "throwing stick" and kills a rabbit for his dinner. You've gotta be kidding me... 
From: The Bone Entered on: May 7, 2007 3:27 AM
Yeah, I was flabbergasted when he did that. He's always pulling off some fancy shit. 
From: Ross Entered on: July 25, 2007 4:32 PM
Oh no!  Could it be that Man vs Wild was too sweet to be true?

From: BigFatty Entered on: July 25, 2007 5:50 PM
Oh come on.... that shit is not THAT big of a deal.... really?  He still does some crazy shit, and if they take him out once in a while for a nice rest in a hotel during filming.... so what.  The main point of the show is showing you what you could and should do in certain situations.... like going UPRIVER in the African desert instead of DOWN to find settlements.  It is still a TV show.  I really didn't think if all hell broke lose, the crew would just sit there and watch the dude die.  'Um, how come Bear isn't doing CPR on himself?  Do we stop taping now that he stopped moving?'
From: Jackzilla Entered on: July 25, 2007 6:02 PM
"...Someone   has   a   man-crush..."

From: The Bone Entered on: July 26, 2007 12:08 AM

Dude, I have no problem admitting I have a man crush on Grylls. He's a former British SAS commando. Pulls crazy manuevers in the wild. Lives on a barge on the Thames.

So what if he sleeps in a hotel from time to time. It's a TV show for farms sake. I've no doubt that if you tossed him into hell and he'd drink his own piss to stay alive , kill Satan with a throwing stick, and eat his raw anus for energy.

From: Ross Entered on: July 26, 2007 9:30 AM

The thing I like most about him is that for being such a badass, he has the best disposition of anyone, ever.  He never acts overly tough or macho, and is always optimistic about even the shittiest situations.  He sucks down elephant dung juice and the worst he has to say is that it's not very tasty. 

I also often find myself narrating my own mundane activities in his style after watching the show.  "I was unable to install the shelf on this area of the wall.  But what I can do is get out my trusty stud finder, and try again.  It's really important to have a plan! Oh, and these dead flies here are a great source of protein"

That said, I think that if the allegations are true, it is a bit dishonest of him to get put up in a hotel and not tell the audience that he was doing so.   As long as they say up front what he really is doing, I'd be fine with whatever.


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