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July 24, 2007 at 12:21 pm 6 comments

  • Man vs. Wild (Born Survivor in U.K.) is facing claims of being faked. I actually don’t care if someone helped him build his raft. The show is informative, it’s entertaining. And as long as Bear keeps battling hypothermia and having to take off all his clothes, I’ll be sure to watch.  🙂

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Entry filed under: Man vs. Wild.

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  • 1. Clint  |  July 24, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    I see you’ve finally hit the character limit. it’s stupid that their text inputs don’t have max length set! if you use the toolbar addon (gives a “tag” button next to the URL), it tells you when you’ve run out

  • 2. TGAW  |  July 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Gosh darn it! Now I must edit.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

  • 3. TGAW  |  July 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    P.S. I usually use the Tag option in my browser– I’m on a different machine today on-site.

  • 4. spugbrap  |  July 25, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Lacey and I watch that show, too. Sometimes he’s a bit over-dramatic about things, or he does extra-stupid things just to look more impressive or something, but we still love it.

    Case in point: The time he climbed up a waterfall, and kept complaining about how hard it was to climb up a waterfall, with the slippery rocks and water pouring directly on him. Well, duh! There were dry rocks to the sides of the waterfall that would have been much easier to climb!

    Lacey loves when he strips down to “dry his clothes” as well. The accent also helps, and the fact that he’s strong and resourceful and stuff.

    He lost quite a few hotness points, though, when he drank elephant dung juices, when he peed on his boxers and wore them on his head, and when he recently resorted (awfully quickly, if you ask us) to drinking his own urine.

    But, it’s an entertaining show, which we look forward to each week. We’re also excited that a new season of a similar show, Survivorman, is starting August 10. If I remember correctly, it’s been about 3 years since the last season.

  • 5. tgaw  |  July 25, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    I think the producers have caught on to his appeal with the ladies. The Ireland episode seemed to sport a lot of gratuitous thigh shots.

    My husband has caught on as well. During the Ireland episode, he actually called me into the room when Bear took off all his clothes to walk into the bog.

    You’re right– it wasn’t very long at all in the Australia Outback episode before he started drinking his own urine!

    Side note– I’m confident that I can master urine drinking. I’m not so sure about the elephant dung. I hope if I was desperate enough, I would. I don’t think it would be a notion I would have ever, ever thought of if it weren’t for the show.

    I haven’t watched that much of Survivorman, but will be watching the new season. Although Les has an accent (Canadian), it isn’t quite as alluring as Bear’s British one.

    I wonder what Les Stroud and Bear Grylls think about each other.

  • 6. PassionFish (mythruhike)  |  July 29, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I love both shows for different reasons. Survivor man for the ‘reality’ of it. Man vs. Wild for the “hey you could if you had too” factor.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought he went to the urine fast. I also applaud Discover channel for actually showing him killing the snake that he had for dinner.

    Around my friends we have begun calling Bear, Gollum. He keeps eating his fishies still “warm and wriggly”! He never ruins them like a stupid hobit!!!!!


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