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2013-03-07 08:17:21 AM
That's still pretty cool.
 
2013-03-07 08:42:11 AM
That was some sick piloting of that heli
 
2013-03-07 08:42:17 AM
1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
 
2013-03-07 08:44:10 AM
Did you ever wonder if Jeff Probst is actually standing on the small ledge of a sheer cliff in the opening sequence of Survivor?

No.
 
2013-03-07 08:44:53 AM
f****************ck that.
 
2013-03-07 08:44:59 AM
Who ?
 
2013-03-07 08:46:19 AM
You would think that they would have given him a darker pair of shorts to wear for that shot.
 
2013-03-07 08:46:31 AM
That pilot is 110% pro.
 
2013-03-07 08:47:19 AM

katerbug72: f****************ck that.


I couldn't agree more.
 
2013-03-07 08:47:26 AM
The show: meh.
The scenery and opportunity to work outside in the exotic locales: Yes!

I'd rather be in the tech crew than on the show.
 
2013-03-07 08:47:31 AM
I auditioned several times to be on Survivor.  But then each season the 'contestants' became less and less 'real people' and more "actors and models and minor celebrities"
I then realized I'll never have a shot and I gave up.

But I enjoyed making some of my videos.

Having said that, I would have never climbed out of that helicopter
 
2013-03-07 08:48:36 AM
No.

But I did wonder why fark's nothing but viral marketing and paid click links. Apparently that damn squirrel's got a crack habit it needs to feed.
 
2013-03-07 08:49:22 AM
Climbing out of the heli looked tough. Getting back in looked rougher-- you're stepping on to a moving platform. I would have be scared poopless.
 
2013-03-07 08:50:36 AM
Nope, made my palms sweat just watching that.
 
2013-03-07 08:50:58 AM
How did he balance himself up there, no seriously I cannot fathom how I would hold myself up there while also carrying two massively large brass balls.
 
2013-03-07 08:51:43 AM
I was betting it was a blue screen trick.

katerbug72: f****************ck that.


Yea, this.

/Still, pretty damn cool.
 
2013-03-07 08:52:24 AM
Fake TV shows are fake?  Who knew?
 
2013-03-07 08:53:28 AM
That was an amazing "video isn't available in your region" video... it truly opened my eyes....
 
2013-03-07 08:54:44 AM
"Jeff, we need a big opening shot. We need you at the top of a rock spire doing the opening. You can just climb up there and we will get the shot from the Wescam."
"I like the idea, but I am not going to climb a rock spire."
"Ok, you can just hop out of the helicopter onto the top of the spire, do the lines and then hop back in. Easy."
"...."
 
2013-03-07 08:55:46 AM

Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli


Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA
 
2013-03-07 08:56:13 AM
Get to the choppa!

\really, I'm the first with that
\\screw the chopper, I would have climbed up in the first place - safe and more fun.
 
2013-03-07 08:57:14 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: How did he balance himself up there, no seriously I cannot fathom how I would hold myself up there while also carrying two massively large brass balls.


Balancing on top of that rock with rotorwash no less.
 
2013-03-07 08:59:39 AM
Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.
 
Skr
2013-03-07 09:01:51 AM
Climbing up spires similar to that is rather heart dropping. Hell that heli work seems even more ballsy. Did a bit of climbing similar to that up in the Needles of Black Hills South Dakota. A "Panoramic Fall" was how I described it to myself.


As for the Survivor thing, I honestly think it would be a much better show premise if they took the items from Robinson Crusoe and set up individuals in a similar situation. Initial supplies would need to be gotten from a submerged underwater drop replicating a sunken frigate. They'd need to last a certain amount of time without assistance (months?) to win and none of this Lord of the Flies voting Piggy off the island mock drama.
Always liked man against nature tales like Crusoe and The Hatchet
 
2013-03-07 09:10:52 AM

Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.


"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."
 
2013-03-07 09:12:34 AM

Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA


Even older, even favoriter
 
2013-03-07 09:17:14 AM
Apparently, I'm not allowed to see anything cool or people with big balls, because the video expired.

Great...
 
2013-03-07 09:18:54 AM

ChrisDe: "I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."


I'll sit back at base camp, having cocktails with the native maidens while Jim captures grizzly bears with his bare hands.
 
2013-03-07 09:20:27 AM
So they put the guys life in jeopardy for an opening shot that could have been faked, and for less money that the cost of a helicopter and who-knows how much insurance... how stupid...
 
2013-03-07 09:27:04 AM
Stonicus:
"So they put the guys life in jeopardy for an opening shot that could have been faked, and for less money that the cost of a helicopter and who-knows how much insurance... how stupid... "

Compared to "traditional" shows, reality shows are dirt cheap. That opening cost less to make than some shows spend on coke in a week.
 
2013-03-07 09:27:47 AM

GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter


Favorite helicopter video thread!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7po3JlgWhvQ
 
2013-03-07 09:30:09 AM
That was pretty farkin amazing...
Probst must have a HELLUVA life insurance/workman's comp type policy with CBS.
Normally, "stars" are not put into perilous positions...that's what stunt lookalikes and green screens are for.
Impressed.
 
2013-03-07 09:35:08 AM

Hack Patooey: GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter

Favorite helicopter video thread!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7po3JlgWhvQ


Farking BAD ASS!
 
2013-03-07 09:36:51 AM

Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.


Because they didn't want to split the mound of coke that they promised Jeff for doing the scene
 
2013-03-07 09:37:55 AM

durbnpoisn: Apparently, I'm not allowed to see anything cool or people with big balls, because the video expired.

Great...


Me too, I don't know who or what this is but assumed it was something that would be faked.  All I get is a message:

Advertisement is forming...

/I won't loose any sleep over not knowing.
 
2013-03-07 09:38:51 AM
Needs flash.

/I don't use malware on my computer, thanks.
 
2013-03-07 09:38:56 AM

stonicus: So they put the guys life in jeopardy for an opening shot that could have been faked, and for less money that the cost of a helicopter and who-knows how much insurance... how stupid...


The irony is that this is the only REAL part of this show. Everything else is, in fact, faked.
 
2013-03-07 09:40:04 AM

ka1axy: The show: meh.
The scenery and opportunity to work outside in the exotic locales: Yes!

I'd rather be in the tech crew than on the show.


That's why those old movie stars did all those Love Boat episodes, no matter how bad the show was, off camera it was party party party.
 
2013-03-07 09:42:47 AM

JPhilB: Get to the choppa!

\really, I'm the first with that
\\screw the chopper, I would have climbed up in the first place - safe and more fun.


Stan Checketts did this - climbed to the tallest point of his company's rides.  Until OSHA stopped him.  Pictures of him on top of Cedar Point's Power Tower and other rides was cool back then.
 
2013-03-07 09:48:16 AM
The quality of the show is the result of spending 95% of the budget on the opening sequence.
 
2013-03-07 09:48:46 AM
As someone who is terrified of heights, allow me to say

i111.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-07 09:48:54 AM

Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.


Couldn't have said it better myself!
 
2013-03-07 09:49:14 AM
fark that shiat.  Probst annoys the hell out of me, but I have to give him credit for that.
 
2013-03-07 09:52:53 AM

hlehmann: Fake TV shows are fakehave real intros?  Who knew?


FTFY since you apparently couldn't watch the video.
 
2013-03-07 09:57:46 AM
Bookmark
 
2013-03-07 10:05:10 AM
Why, no. No that didn't entice me to watch that crap show. This sort of thing is done all the time.
 
2013-03-07 10:09:42 AM

Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA


Yep, super smooth:  "You think we can make it in between there"?  "Nope".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW5Dxizy4ZE
 
2013-03-07 10:10:59 AM

Gunderson: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

Because they didn't want to split the mound of coke that they promised Jeff for doing the scene


I would guess weight is the real reason. Pilot, director, Jeff, cameraman + equipment is a lot of weight for that heli (of that size) to handle.
 
2013-03-07 10:13:02 AM
I do not have large enough brass balls to have been able to stop out of that helicopter.
 
2013-03-07 10:15:02 AM
We used to call this the "One Skid Pick-up" back in my Huey days. You always counted down the extra weight coming on the skid to the pilot because unlike this scenario the pilot couldn't see what you were doing in the main door.

Ahh, helicopters.

Remind me to tell you about the time I took a 20,000 volt static discharge through my scrotum.
 
2013-03-07 10:15:25 AM

GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter


More helo awesomeness
 
2013-03-07 10:22:13 AM
Link to a video that starts with a commercial? Fark you Subby
 
2013-03-07 10:22:41 AM

Old_Chief_Scott: We used to call this the "One Skid Pick-up" back in my Huey days. You always counted down the extra weight coming on the skid to the pilot because unlike this scenario the pilot couldn't see what you were doing in the main door.

Ahh, helicopters.

Remind me to tell you about the time I took a 20,000 volt static discharge through my scrotum.


Hey, tell us about the time you took a 20,000 volt static discharge through your scrotum
 
2013-03-07 10:22:52 AM
Jeff has balls of steel.
 
2013-03-07 10:26:05 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: Did you ever wonder if Jeff Probst is actually standing on the small ledge of a sheer cliff in the opening sequence of Survivor?

No.


^^^

Haven't seen it.
 
2013-03-07 10:26:32 AM

DeepDownHounds: Old_Chief_Scott: We used to call this the "One Skid Pick-up" back in my Huey days. You always counted down the extra weight coming on the skid to the pilot because unlike this scenario the pilot couldn't see what you were doing in the main door.

Ahh, helicopters.

Remind me to tell you about the time I took a 20,000 volt static discharge through my scrotum.

Hey, tell us about the time you took a 20,000 volt static discharge through your scrotum


More importantly, tell us why you have a voltmeter connected to your scrotum.
 
2013-03-07 10:29:17 AM
Favorite Helicopter video, good ole boy rescue R/C plane from tree (potential NSFW language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_fB1bvoFs
 
2013-03-07 10:29:54 AM

dittybopper: More importantly, tell us why you have a voltmeter connected to your scrotum.


How else am I supposed to know I am getting my monies worth from that dominatrix
 
2013-03-07 10:37:39 AM
My pants are ruined.
 
2013-03-07 10:40:39 AM
They would need to crowbar me out of that helicopter.  I'd be screaming like a little girl.  Give me green screen and let some "stud" CGI guy put me up there.
 
2013-03-07 10:47:13 AM
That show is still running?  Damn.
 
2013-03-07 10:54:56 AM
 
2013-03-07 10:55:40 AM
I'm at sea level in Houston and my legs felt like they were melting.
 
2013-03-07 10:57:00 AM

katerbug72: f****************ck that.


Seconded.
 
2013-03-07 11:03:47 AM

stuhayes2010: Link to a video that starts with a commercial? Fark you Subby


The commercial is the video.
 
2013-03-07 11:04:41 AM

phimuskapsi: Gunderson: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

Because they didn't want to split the mound of coke that they promised Jeff for doing the scene

I would guess weight is the real reason. Pilot, director, Jeff, cameraman + equipment is a lot of weight for that heli (of that size) to handle.


May also have been for safety... assuming CBS operates under OSHA regs, elevated work has to be protected by fall rated safety equipment.  So the guy might not have been able to step off the heli to set up an anchor in the first place with violating the safe work regs.  Possibly the only way was for him to trad climb up from the bottom placing removable pro as he went and then set the fall protection stuff at the top, and then down climbing back to remove all the protection.
 
2013-03-07 11:04:58 AM
Ok, now tell us the secret to that commercial when the woman stands on the tiny ass cliff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo

Wouldn't be me.
 
2013-03-07 11:06:02 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ok, now tell us the secret to that commercial when the woman stands on the tiny ass cliff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo

Wouldn't be me.


Katie Brown and Alex Honnold.  Real climbers, real climbing.

Both of them do a lot of solo climbs IRL, ironically.
 
2013-03-07 11:14:55 AM

farker99: Needs flash.

/I don't use malware on my computer, thanks.


And I'll bet you call it 'Television', because calling it TV would that it is your friend, when it is not.

/Heard a snooty professor voice in my head when I read that.
 
2013-03-07 11:20:36 AM
Even as a guy who is not afraid of heights that made me woozy. If I could climb it no problem. Getting out of a helo onto it. F*CK THAT!
 
GBB
2013-03-07 11:33:49 AM

Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA


2:19 - "Hey, Fred."
"Hey, Sam."
 
2013-03-07 11:54:04 AM
Here for the Survivor hate...


/Needs more cow-bell
 
2013-03-07 11:57:00 AM
CSB:

I've never really watched the show before, but this season I am because my friend is on the "Fans" team and he is a super-cool dude.

spitfish.com
 
2013-03-07 11:58:34 AM

Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.


Affirmative in the power of ten
 
2013-03-07 11:59:18 AM
WHIRLYBIRD THREAD!!!

Been watching all ya'll's links...sooooooo good.

The Aussie stadium vid was awesome.  "How 'bout THAT!"

Post more choppah pron!
 
2013-03-07 12:02:43 PM
Survivor would be a lot more interesting if they took the whack jobs from Doomsday Preppers and stuck them on an island together as contestants. I'd watch that!
 
2013-03-07 12:08:06 PM

Generation_D: No.

But I did wonder why fark's nothing but viral marketing and paid click links. Apparently that damn squirrel's got a crack habit it needs to feed.


I lol'd, you sir get a funny.
 
2013-03-07 12:12:29 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter

More helo awesomeness


From the video:  "Where is entertainment like this today?"

Q: What happens if Snoopy or one of those big helos crashed in a stadium full of people?
A:  Cuisinart!
Insurance Underwriters:  FARK THAT!
 
2013-03-07 12:17:32 PM

mafiageek1980: Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.

Couldn't have said it better myself!


It could use one tiny tweak. Change "The show" to "All reality shows" (and fix the verbs to match the subject's plurality)
 
2013-03-07 12:21:01 PM
Never heard of the guy.
Never watched the show and had no idea it was still in production.
But the video was interesting to watch.
 
2013-03-07 12:38:43 PM
lostcat: Never heard of the guy. LIE
Never watched the show and had no idea it was still in production. LIE and Bigger LIE
But the video was interesting to watch. TRUTH
 
2013-03-07 12:48:32 PM

DjangoStonereaver: farker99: Needs flash.

/I don't use malware on my computer, thanks.

And I'll bet you call it 'Television', because calling it TV would that it is your friend, when it is not.

/Heard a snooty professor voice in my head when I read that.


i13.photobucket.com

I don't watch television.  I don't even own a television.  Notice I didn't say "TV" - "TV" is a nickname and nicknames are for friends and television is no friend of mine.
 
2013-03-07 12:48:33 PM

osucycler: Favorite Helicopter video, good ole boy rescue R/C plane from tree (potential NSFW language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_fB1bvoFs


That was f*cking awesome.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:15 PM
Someone should have pushed him off.
 
2013-03-07 12:57:06 PM

ChrisDe: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."


From memory by Johnny Carson: "While Jim swims the crocodile infested river, I'll stay here in the tent and light the Coleman stove."
 
2013-03-07 01:05:41 PM

jn1512: CSB:

I've never really watched the show before, but this season I am because my friend is on the "Fans" team and he is a super-cool dude.


That dude is cool on the show. I'm hoping he wins it.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:36 PM

kmaywfec: ChrisDe: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."

From memory by Johnny Carson: "While Jim swims the crocodile infested river, I'll stay here in the tent and light the Coleman stove."


*GRRRROWL*  [chomp]

Good thing for Jim's family he has Mutual of Omaha insurance.
 
2013-03-07 01:18:15 PM
Holy farking shiat. I saw that and assumed that it was real but I didn't really think about how it was done.

My wife and I watch Survivor. I find it mildly entertaining but the cut scenes are always gorgeous and some of the contestants are hot.
 
2013-03-07 01:32:49 PM
I like Survivor. I've watched every season.

However, my conclusion is this: Introduce weapons and blood spilling.
 
2013-03-07 01:33:48 PM

GungFu: I like Survivor. I've watched every season.

However, my conclusion is this: Introduce weapons and blood spilling.


Isn't that pretty much Hunger Games then?

/don't know for sure, didn't read the books or see the movie
 
2013-03-07 01:38:44 PM

GungFu: I like Survivor. I've watched every season.


My wife and daughter watch this show pretty much religiously (I sent her the url for the link because I know she would dig it). I see bits of it every now and then but was pretty much turned off from the beginning when it turned out it wasn't actually about survival.
 
2013-03-07 01:42:20 PM

GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter


at the 43 second mark he cuts the top out of a weed with the rotor disk. That is TOO DAMN LOW!
 
2013-03-07 01:52:08 PM

Sudlow: Stonicus:
"So they put the guys life in jeopardy for an opening shot that could have been faked, and for less money that the cost of a helicopter and who-knows how much insurance... how stupid... "

Compared to "traditional" shows, reality shows are dirt cheap. That opening cost less to make than some shows spend on coke in a week.


soda or cocaine?
 
2013-03-07 01:55:11 PM
Excellent work by the pilot.
Pity they didn't just leave Probst up there.
 
2013-03-07 01:55:39 PM

buntz: I auditioned several times to be on Survivor.  But then each season the 'contestants' became less and less 'real people' and more "actors and models and minor celebrities"
I then realized I'll never have a shot and I gave up.

But I enjoyed making some of my videos.

Having said that, I would have never climbed out of that helicopter


Do you still have the videos?
 
2013-03-07 02:17:25 PM

Mose: phimuskapsi: Gunderson: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

Because they didn't want to split the mound of coke that they promised Jeff for doing the scene

I would guess weight is the real reason. Pilot, director, Jeff, cameraman + equipment is a lot of weight for that heli (of that size) to handle.

May also have been for safety... assuming CBS operates under OSHA regs, elevated work has to be protected by fall rated safety equipment.  So the guy might not have been able to step off the heli to set up an anchor in the first place with violating the safe work regs.  Possibly the only way was for him to trad climb up from the bottom placing removable pro as he went and then set the fall protection stuff at the top, and then down climbing back to remove all the protection.


CBS doesn't own the show it only airs it.  Mark Burnett's production company owns Survivor and most of the employees who work behind the behind the scenes  aren't American so they wouldn't fall under OSHA.
 
2013-03-07 02:26:50 PM
wow, people still watch that crap?
 
2013-03-07 02:38:48 PM
This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.
 
2013-03-07 02:39:16 PM
Big deal.  He stepped out of a helicopter, stood there for a minute and then stepped back in.
 
2013-03-07 02:53:26 PM

mrbach: This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.


No. Survivor is a licensed property and would be a copyright (?) or rights issue airing in other countries.
 
2013-03-07 03:01:13 PM
fark that!  Someone should explain green screen technology to them.
 
2013-03-07 03:13:52 PM
Well, this has certainly been a fascinating thread of Internet Tough Guys and people who wish to let us know that they do not watch Survivor because it has sharp knees.  Thanks, fellas, I think you're a total badass and more interesting now than I did before.  Really, I swear.
 
2013-03-07 03:20:57 PM
"Somebody left the gate open..."

/is it just me or are female climbers sexy?
 
2013-03-07 03:29:39 PM

buntz: I auditioned several times to be on Survivor.  But then each season the 'contestants' became less and less 'real people' and more "actors and models and minor celebrities"
I then realized I'll never have a shot and I gave up.

But I enjoyed making some of my videos.


That sounds kind of sour-grapeish.
 
2013-03-07 03:42:26 PM

Atomic Spunk: That sounds kind of sour-grapeish.


Yeah, it totally is.  I'm disappointed!
 
2013-03-07 04:35:55 PM

washington-babylon: GranoblasticMan: Hack Patooey: Skraeling: That was some sick piloting of that heli

Helicopter pilots are very smooth, IMHO.

Old video, I know, but one of my favorites.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzga6qAaBA

Even older, even favoriter

at the 43 second mark he cuts the top out of a weed with the rotor disk. That is TOO DAMN LOW!


Haha, yeah I hadn't noticed that. Gotta have balls of steel to do maneuvers that you know if you sneeze, you're dead.
 
2013-03-07 04:50:14 PM

ukexpat: "Somebody left the gate open..."

/is it just me or are female climbers sexy?


Is it me, or does that song make you want to stab your eardrums with a rusty spike?

/just me?
//chick is hot, but I always change the channel immediately
///same goes for Fathead.  YEA HEA!
 
2013-03-07 05:28:44 PM
I've just quadrupled my total time watching survivor or anything related.
 
2013-03-07 05:43:45 PM

jn1512: CSB:

I've never really watched the show before, but this season I am because my friend is on the "Fans" team and he is a super-cool dude.

[spitfish.com image 599x901]


I've generally been cheering for the favorites, but your friend there is one of the guys on the fans team that I like.  He just seems cool and down to earth, like he'd be fun to hang out with.  I hope he makes it to the merge and finds a better alliance.  I get the feeling that the females on his team are really in control and they're going to turn on him/hang him out to dry.
 
2013-03-07 06:28:43 PM

Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.
2.  That opening shot is cool.
3.  Probst has a reasonably large pair for being willing to step off that helo onto the top of that spire.
4.  The stunt guy who climbed the spire has a larger pair.
5.  The show sucks and needs to die already.


You have it backwards.

The stunt guy is wearing a harness and he's already created an anchor at the top of the spire, so he's about as safe as it's possible to be. The climb itself looks like 500ft or so, so a couple of hours going up at a reasonable pace. He probably just rope soloed the whole thing if he was the only climber there.

Going down is even easier. He has a figure eight on his harness, he'll just be rappelling down in a few stages. Leaving some gear behind is probably not a big deal given their budget.

Standing up there without a harness is a different matter. Most people who aren't climbers freak out when they have to stand on what they consider a small area at height. If you have a sturdy 2' x 2' table in your living room, it wouldn't be a big deal to stand on it. But standing on a 5' wide ledge a few hundred feet up is a different matter.
 
2013-03-07 06:31:31 PM

Hack Patooey: kmaywfec: ChrisDe: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."

From memory by Johnny Carson: "While Jim swims the crocodile infested river, I'll stay here in the tent and light the Coleman stove."

*GRRRROWL*  [chomp]

Good thing for Jim's family he has Mutual of Omaha insurance.


Hack Patooey: kmaywfec: ChrisDe: Marshall Willenholly: Why did they leave the safety guy on top of the rock at the end and make him climb down?  They must not like him cause otherwise they would have given him a ride down instead.

"I'll wait here in the Range Rover while Jim tries to take the zebra from the hungry lion."

From memory by Johnny Carson: "While Jim swims the crocodile infested river, I'll stay here in the tent and light the Coleman stove."

*GRRRROWL*  [chomp]

Good thing for Jim's family he has Mutual of Omaha insurance.




"Let's join Jim up the river as he wrestles an anaconda"

Even as a kid I thought Jim got the shiatty end of the deal. I always thought "Why doesn't Marlin Perkins go up the farking river?".

/really enjoyed Wild Kingdom
//how sad is it I can remember the hosts name 30 years later but have trouble remembering which of my kids I'm talking to?
 
2013-03-07 07:32:38 PM

mjbok: mrbach: This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.

No. Survivor is a licensed property and would be a copyright (?) or rights issue airing in other countries.


mjbok: mrbach: This video is not available in your country because CBS has failed to grasp that the Internet is global.

No. Survivor is a licensed property and would be a copyright (?) or rights issue airing in other countries.


I don't care why it is not available, I'm just pissed that it is not available. How am I supposed to know what everyone is talking about now? Thanks to all the assholes who don't allow videos to be viewed worldwide.
 
2013-03-07 07:59:50 PM

Warthog: 1.  The show sucks and needs to die already.



katerbug72: f****************ck that.


^ these
 
2013-03-07 08:43:49 PM

Mose: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ok, now tell us the secret to that commercial when the woman stands on the tiny ass cliff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Gj_Ab4sxTDo

Wouldn't be me.

Katie Brown and Alex Honnold.  Real climbers, real climbing.

Both of them do a lot of solo climbs IRL, ironically.


Not to take away from Katie Brown because she's a talented, hot piece of ass, but Alex Honnold is the real deal. He's free soloing stuff guys can't even climb free.
 
2013-03-08 12:50:17 AM

razyjean: He just seems cool and down to earth, like he'd be fun to hang out with.


but could never win the show?
 
2013-03-08 02:55:56 AM

jn1512: I've never really watched the show before, but this season I am because my friend is on the "Fans" team and he is a super-cool dude.


It's not the beard.  It's what lives in the beard.
 
2013-03-08 07:13:09 AM
Your Average Witty Fark User:Not to take away from Katie Brown because she's a talented, hot piece of ass, but Alex Honnold is the real deal. He's free soloing stuff guys can't even climb free.

I saw an episode of a show called "First Ascent"  a week or two back. Alex Honnold was free soloing "Half-Dome". My palms were still sweating half an hour later. It's farking incredible that people do that stuff.

/climbed a few big trees back when I was 8.
 
2013-03-08 04:02:52 PM

Nidiot: I don't care why it is not available, I'm just pissed that it is not available. How am I supposed to know what everyone is talking about now? Thanks to all the assholes who don't allow videos to be viewed worldwide.


You say you don't care why, but are blaming CBS.  CBS does not own Survivor, nor this content.
 
2013-03-09 03:21:50 PM

w00ty: razyjean: He just seems cool and down to earth, like he'd be fun to hang out with.

but could never win the show?


I never said that.  He'll need to ramp up his social game though.  The jury has a tendency to vote for the most manipulative bastard on the island; they like a puppet master.
 
2013-03-09 03:27:26 PM
I love Jeff.
 
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