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2012-03-13 02:06:35 PM  
Les for the win

Leswin

Lesbewin
 
2012-03-13 02:06:54 PM  
Hell, I had no idea his show was still around.
 
2012-03-13 02:12:49 PM  
You know what it's time to do . . .
 
2012-03-13 02:17:46 PM  
B-b-but how will I learn how to give myself an enema on a raft in a river? These are important life skills!
 
2012-03-13 02:40:01 PM  
Now that he's looking for a job, I hope this leads to Team Grylls vs. Team Stroud on CBS Survivor.

Just drop the two tribes off with Grylls on one tribe and Stroud on the other. No other help. No reward challenges.
 
2012-03-13 02:43:35 PM  
Contract negotiations? Better drink my own piss!

I'd watch Les Stroud over this Grylls any day. The biggest difference in the shows to me are that Les Stroud's information is tailored to best help an average person survive as long as possible in the wild. Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.
 
2012-03-13 02:45:09 PM  

rudemix: I'd watch Les Stroud over this Grylls any day. The biggest difference in the shows to me are that Les Stroud's information is tailored to best help an average person survive as long as possible in the wild. Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


You sound Canadian. Les Stroud couldn't fight his way out of Bear Grylls intestinal tract.
 
2012-03-13 02:49:02 PM  
Wanted to be the next Steve Irwin and got fired. Better drink my own piss.


/Gerber is selling his line of knives. I doubt he'll apply for food stamps.
 
2012-03-13 02:52:37 PM  
that dude was a pussy he had a friken camera crew fallowing him every where.

bring back survivor man. He was alone with no camera crew to come to rescue.
 
2012-03-13 02:52:41 PM  
In before the Les v Bear strokathon

walkerhound: rudemix: I'd watch Les Stroud over this Grylls any day. The biggest difference in the shows to me are that Les Stroud's information is tailored to best help an average person survive as long as possible in the wild. Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.

You sound Canadian. Les Stroud couldn't fight his way out of Bear Grylls intestinal tract.


Oops.

I'll stick with Cody, thanks.
 
2012-03-13 02:53:14 PM  
Well, considering what Bear Grylls has done in the past, whatever it is that he's refusing to do NOW, it's got to be awful.
 
2012-03-13 02:56:29 PM  
He'll land on Travel Channel. Perhaps he and Bourdain can pair up for a special.

Better drink my own piss!
 
2012-03-13 02:57:18 PM  

rudemix: I'd watch Les Stroud over this Grylls any day. The biggest difference in the shows to me are that Les Stroud's information is tailored to best help an average person survive as long as possible in the wild. Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


Bear throws himself into ridiculous situations on purpose to "show YOU how to survive!"

Examples: Les Stroud see's a frozen lake that doesn't look too stable and walks around it.

Bear sees a frozen lake and proceeds to break the ice and jump in, then treads water while explaining the order in which his organs are shutting down. Then escapes the water and proceeds to dry himself off with snow and do push-ups until he is warm again.

Less sees a canoe and uses it as a tool to escape where he is.

Bear sees a canoe, rows it into a glacier field, then sinks it on purpose and swims to a glacier where, again, he does push ups until he is warm.

Is what bear does necessary? No. Entertaining, I think so.

I stopped watching Survivorman after spotting the obvious shadow of a cameraman in a shot. If the selling point of your show is that you do it without a production crew with you, and you actually have a production crew with you, you're a dickbag.
 
2012-03-13 02:58:26 PM  

rudemix: More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


So it's like Survivor, but without the bikinis. Noted.
 
2012-03-13 02:58:51 PM  
Meh...I don't know what he negotiating over, it's not like there's a huge market for reality survival shows. Take what you can get, realize your 'skills' are basically useless unless you get lost all of the time. Maybe he could start a survival school. I'm sure he'd make Discovery Channel money doing that.
 
2012-03-13 03:00:38 PM  

I Said: You know what it's time to do . . .


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2012-03-13 03:00:44 PM  

rudemix: Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


If the corpse of anyone who followed Gryll's advice in a survival situation is ever found in the bush, the coroner's probably just going to go ahead and rule it a suicide.
 
2012-03-13 03:01:26 PM  

rudemix: Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


"The only way out of this canyon is by going deep in to this cave, I assume. Hmmmm...we seem to have hit a snag, as the cave stops at all this water. The water has to go somewhere, right? I'll just swim under and see how far it is, even though I have no clue if it will ever reach light. Ok, it's only about a mile, mile and a half, all underwater, but we should be able to do it. Hold your breath!"


AHHHHHHHHH.
 
2012-03-13 03:03:06 PM  
Survivorman may be able to fend for himself in the wild without a crew, but Bear Grylls could beat his ass.

Dude was special forces. Stroud is basically a harmonica player that likes to camp.
 
2012-03-13 03:07:18 PM  

Two Hearted: rudemix: Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.

"The only way out of this canyon is by going deep in to this cave, I assume. Hmmmm...we seem to have hit a snag, as the cave stops at all this water. The water has to go somewhere, right? I'll just swim under and see how far it is, even though I have no clue if it will ever reach light. Ok, it's only about a mile, mile and a half, all underwater, but we should be able to do it. Hold your breath!"


AHHHHHHHHH.


ha ha...that's pretty damn funny.
 
2012-03-13 03:08:06 PM  
Lost my job

Better drink my own piss
 
2012-03-13 03:12:39 PM  
I'm here to show my support for team Stroud. His show was much more informative and entertaining than Grylls. Even Michael Scott new this.


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2012-03-13 03:13:04 PM  
Shouldn't the show have been named "Man & Camera Crew" vs. Wild?
 
2012-03-13 03:19:59 PM  
He sucks anyway with his camera crew and all his helpers.

Les FTW!
 
2012-03-13 03:20:35 PM  
I thought that it came out that Grylls didn't even drink his piss. Was that just internet heresay?
 
2012-03-13 03:22:34 PM  
I'm sure he will still get a good paycheck hocking cheap Gerber knives branded with his name.
 
2012-03-13 03:22:58 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Shouldn't the show have been named "Man & Camera Crew" vs. Wild?


I was in one of Cody's classes and he was talking about Les and Bear. Not directly about them, but about the cameramen- the crew men. They have members of both crews working with them on Dual Survivor. He said that it was all entertainment (for TV) and nobody was going days and days without support. Learn a tip, trick or 2, but don't think you've learned how to survive by watching it on TV.
 
2012-03-13 03:23:23 PM  

JustMatt: I thought that it came out that Grylls didn't even drink his piss. Was that just internet heresay?


Well, he certainly did overplay the danger of some of the situations he put himself in.

See? (new window)
 
2012-03-13 03:23:40 PM  

rudemix: Contract negotiations? Better drink my own piss!

I'd watch Les Stroud over this Grylls any day. The biggest difference in the shows to me are that Les Stroud's information is tailored to best help an average person survive as long as possible in the wild. Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


THIS! Fark Grylls, doing what he does is practically guaranteed to get you killed.
 
2012-03-13 03:24:53 PM  
I bet he drinks his own piss at home as well.
 
2012-03-13 03:31:33 PM  
Bear is handsomer.
 
2012-03-13 03:32:51 PM  
Man vs. Minibar.
 
2012-03-13 03:33:49 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I'll stick with Cody, thanks.


I like how the commercials for Dual Survival made it look like Cody was a hippy and angry at Dave for killing an alligator when in reality he was mad because he's actually trying to teach people how to survive in the wild and wrestling alligators is farking dangerous.
 
2012-03-13 03:34:31 PM  

AmazinTim: Bear throws himself into ridiculous situations on purpose to "show YOU how to survive!"


Les sometimes does that as well, although with less ridiculous scenarios like "what if my canoe tips over" or "what if I leave this nice safe tropical beach and go get lost in the jungle".

I stopped watching Survivorman after spotting the obvious shadow of a cameraman in a shot. If the selling point of your show is that you do it without a production crew with you, and you actually have a production crew with you, you're a dickbag.

Which episode? I've seen him carrying a radio or satellite phone a couple of times, but I never noticed another cameraman except during the opening / closing scenes when they're dropping him off or picking him up.
 
2012-03-13 03:34:43 PM  

mr smart the great: that dude was a pussy he had a friken camera crew fallowing him every where.

bring back survivor man. He was alone with no camera crew to come to rescue.


They are bringing it back. 10 day journeys this time. The only thing I am wondering about though is on his website is says survivorman specials, so i don't know if it will be a full season or not, and there isn't really any new info that I have found.
Link (new window)
 
2012-03-13 03:37:26 PM  

RedEmily: Bear is handsomer.


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2012-03-13 03:39:25 PM  

kenryoku_one: Nadie_AZ: I'll stick with Cody, thanks.

I like how the commercials for Dual Survival made it look like Cody was a hippy and angry at Dave for killing an alligator when in reality he was mad because he's actually trying to teach people how to survive in the wild and wrestling alligators is farking dangerous.


Actually, he told me he was pissed because in a real survival situation, food is the last of your priorities. You've enough fat on your body to survive a week, 2, some even longer.
 
2012-03-13 03:40:12 PM  

Nadie_AZ: kenryoku_one: Nadie_AZ: I'll stick with Cody, thanks.

I like how the commercials for Dual Survival made it look like Cody was a hippy and angry at Dave for killing an alligator when in reality he was mad because he's actually trying to teach people how to survive in the wild and wrestling alligators is farking dangerous.

Actually, he told me he was pissed because in a real survival situation, food is the last of your priorities. You've enough fat on your body to survive a week, 2, some even longer.


So ... yes. You are right. Cody is no 'hippy' when it comes to killing something to eat.
 
2012-03-13 03:40:12 PM  
Stroud didn't stay in a hotel every night. Grylls just did stunts and left. Will Ferrell went with him once for chrissakes.
 
2012-03-13 03:41:17 PM  

voodoowizard: mr smart the great: that dude was a pussy he had a friken camera crew fallowing him every where.

bring back survivor man. He was alone with no camera crew to come to rescue.

They are bringing it back. 10 day journeys this time. The only thing I am wondering about though is on his website is says survivorman specials, so i don't know if it will be a full season or not, and there isn't really any new info that I have found.
Link (new window)




It's going to be 4 one hour episodes:

http://cadencemag.com/2011/12/oln-announces-the-return-of-survivorman /

First one set to air in Canada on June 30th.

Les rocks. Best hangover medicine in the world is watching a Survivorman marathon on TV.
 
2012-03-13 03:44:57 PM  
I watched Survivorman enough to pick up on a few useful things, if I'm ever stranded. I watched Bear Grylls for the laughs. "At the bottom of this steep mountain face is a cliff. Run towards it as fast as you can!". Yeah, he's tough, can probably kick a lot of ass, but damn. Why make it harder to survive by doing insane stunts?
 
2012-03-13 03:46:12 PM  

mr smart the great: that dude was a pussy he had a friken camera crew fallowing him every where.


Before Man vs Wild he climbed Everest and served three years in the SAS (since you're an idiot, you can liken them to British Navy SEALs), but I guess the camera crew was doing all the work for him.

Post MVW, he's done a half dozen expeditions for charity to Antarctica, the Northwest Passage, and the Himalayas.

Les Stroud's most notable outdoor accomplishment was winning the "Best Acoustic/Folk Act" award at the Spirit of the North Canadian Music Festival.
 
2012-03-13 03:46:54 PM  

kenryoku_one: Nadie_AZ: I'll stick with Cody, thanks.

I like how the commercials for Dual Survival made it look like Cody was a hippy and angry at Dave for killing an alligator when in reality he was mad because he's actually trying to teach people how to survive in the wild and wrestling alligators is farking dangerous.


What I love about Dual Survival, is the way two people of such diverse personalities manage to put their attitudes and egos aside and work as a team and accomplish something. Under normal circumstance, the Dave and Cody would never like each other, but it's clear they respect each other. That's somehow a lesson many people could learn - especially our congress.
 
2012-03-13 03:49:26 PM  

AmazinTim: mr smart the great: that dude was a pussy he had a friken camera crew fallowing him every where.

Before Man vs Wild he climbed Everest and served three years in the SAS (since you're an idiot, you can liken them to British Navy SEALs), but I guess the camera crew was doing all the work for him.

Post MVW, he's done a half dozen expeditions for charity to Antarctica, the Northwest Passage, and the Himalayas.

Les Stroud's most notable outdoor accomplishment was winning the "Best Acoustic/Folk Act" award at the Spirit of the North Canadian Music Festival.


Shut up, Bear.
 
2012-03-13 03:49:34 PM  

AmazinTim: I stopped watching Survivorman after spotting the obvious shadow of a cameraman in a shot. If the selling point of your show is that you do it without a production crew with you, and you actually have a production crew with you, you're a dickbag.


imgs.xkcd.com

I've seen every episode at least 3-4 times and have them all on DVD. Point me to alleged camera crew shadow. Willing to bet a month of TF that it was during the first 5 minutes or last 5 minutes of the show (i.e. during the "drop-off" or "recovery" phases, when he acknowledges that there are crew around)
 
2012-03-13 03:51:07 PM  

kevinfra: kenryoku_one: Nadie_AZ: I'll stick with Cody, thanks.

I like how the commercials for Dual Survival made it look like Cody was a hippy and angry at Dave for killing an alligator when in reality he was mad because he's actually trying to teach people how to survive in the wild and wrestling alligators is farking dangerous.

What I love about Dual Survival, is the way two people of such diverse personalities manage to put their attitudes and egos aside and work as a team and accomplish something. Under normal circumstance, the Dave and Cody would never like each other, but it's clear they respect each other. That's somehow a lesson many people could learn - especially our congress.


Exactly. Nicely put.
 
2012-03-13 03:51:34 PM  

kevinfra: What I love about Dual Survival, is the way two people of such diverse personalities manage to put their attitudes and egos aside and work as a team and accomplish something. Under normal circumstance, the Dave and Cody would never like each other, but it's clear they respect each other. That's somehow a lesson many people could learn - especially our congress.


I saw an episode of that this weekend, in the jungle somewhere and the guy who doesn't wear shoes was trying to burn out a log to make a canoe. It was the big conflict of the episode and there was a lot of tension of whether it would work. at about 3:59 they tested it and it sunk right away. Then they flipped it upside down and sort of turned it into a catamaran and zoomed off. It would have been nice to see more of the failed canoe to catamaran transition instead of rolling the credits and showing them approaching a village without showing or explaining much of what went in to resolving it.
 
2012-03-13 03:53:11 PM  

Nadie_AZ: kenryoku_one: Nadie_AZ: I'll stick with Cody, thanks.

I like how the commercials for Dual Survival made it look like Cody was a hippy and angry at Dave for killing an alligator when in reality he was mad because he's actually trying to teach people how to survive in the wild and wrestling alligators is farking dangerous.

Actually, he told me he was pissed because in a real survival situation, food is the last of your priorities. You've enough fat on your body to survive a week, 2, some even longer.


There's the "rule of 3" .. you can survive 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, and 30 days without food.

if you die following these "rules".. don't blame me.
 
2012-03-13 03:53:25 PM  
The "mystery" projects are what make me wonder. I get the feeling they wanted him to do some low-rent Larry the Cable Guy sort of reality shows and he told them to run up a rope.
 
2012-03-13 03:53:33 PM  

rudemix: Contract negotiations? Better drink my own piss!

I'd watch Les Stroud over this Grylls any day. The biggest difference in the shows to me are that Les Stroud's information is tailored to best help an average person survive as long as possible in the wild. Grylls' show is more tailored for getting the average person killed in the wild. More often than not the best advice to be gleaned from a Grylls show is:Don't do what he is doing.


Because everyone knows that only average problems & situations happen to average people, never any worse...
 
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