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2013-04-18 07:58:15 PM
"Into the Wild"

Directed by Sean Penn

Written by Sean Penn (screenplay) and Jon Krakauer (book)

Heavily influenced by Charles Darwin
 
2013-04-18 08:07:40 PM
Jesus farking H Christ - did he not read about that asian dude from SF that died a few years back in SW Oregon? And berries - good luck with that farktard. We'll dig him out when the snow melts.
 
2013-04-18 08:20:10 PM
If only there was some sort of trail he could take to get back home....
 
2013-04-18 08:20:56 PM
He ended up in SouthEAST Oregon near Steens Mountain. That is rough, remote country, and it's still winter weather out there. I'm betting he is completely dead.
 
2013-04-18 08:24:18 PM

revrendjim: He ended up in SouthEAST Oregon near Steens Mountain. That is rough, remote country, and it's still winter weather out there. I'm betting he is completely dead.


Yes, on all parts.

/guess subby is the dumbass
 
2013-04-18 08:27:27 PM
I was told that Harney County has the lowest population density in the US outside of Alaska. It's mostly godforsaken high desert that doesn't have enough vegetation to support cattle. And this doofus is going to live off the land.
 
2013-04-18 08:33:20 PM

revrendjim: I was told that Harney County has the lowest population density in the US outside of Alaska. It's mostly godforsaken high desert that doesn't have enough vegetation to support cattle. And this doofus is going to live off the land.


No he isn't.

He might try to live off the land, but he'll fail harder than Drew at a DWI checkpoint.
 
2013-04-18 08:34:49 PM
I wouldn't call that kid a 'dumbass' so much as a 'jackass' for making people go out and search for him.

I hope they find him, and slap him with a fat bill for S&R.
 
2013-04-18 08:38:03 PM

TheCheese: I wouldn't call that kid a 'dumbass' so much as a 'jackass' for making people go out and search for him.

I hope they find him, and slap him with a fat bill for S&R.


Well he was a dumbass first for thinking any part of this was a good idea.

The morph into jackass is because he didn't think his dumbass plan all the way through (or at all).
 
2013-04-18 08:59:47 PM
You guys are looking at this all wrong... it's natural selection in motion.
 
2013-04-18 09:00:12 PM

revrendjim: He ended up in SouthEAST Oregon near Steens Mountain. That is rough, remote country, and it's still winter weather out there. I'm betting he is completely dead.


Unless it's true love...
 
2013-04-18 09:01:25 PM
I love natural selection!

Let this idiot die.
 
2013-04-18 09:02:08 PM
Leaving the truck was suicidal.
 
2013-04-18 09:02:39 PM
Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.
 
2013-04-18 09:02:49 PM
He probably just watched the movie up to the Kristen Stewart scene and said, 'f this noise, I'd bang that jailbait'...and took off.
 
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2013-04-18 09:03:17 PM
Tammy Self told the AP that her son was a religious young man and a vegetarian, who had no interest in killing and eating animals.

Are there any animals around there that would be visible this time of year and would look really tasty even to a dedicated vegetarian? I know some ground squirrels come out while snow is deep. They may have more sense than to live in the Great Basin.
 
2013-04-18 09:04:40 PM
Just eat berries.
www.konkanmail.com
You'll be fine.
 
2013-04-18 09:05:06 PM
Actually the 'Into the Wild' kid gets a bad rap.

He discovered...the hard way...a flaw in a basic, respected field guide to plants.

So, in my book, he took risks, but wasn't a COMPLETE dumbass.

I agree with his basic premise...in an era when you can get carried up Mt. Everest, the only way to have a REAL adventure is to not use a map, GPS, etc...you have to handicap yourself.

I wouldn't do it, any more than I'd turn Amish...but I understand the impulse.
 
2013-04-18 09:05:31 PM
Great book and movie (soundtrack is incredible), but neither are instructional guides. Dumbass.
 
2013-04-18 09:05:44 PM

devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.


Is that the idiot who 'gave up' civilization and went into the frozen wasteland and died in a hippie bus or something?
 
2013-04-18 09:06:29 PM

devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.


Then they probably just read the media accounts, not the book.
 
2013-04-18 09:08:05 PM

devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.


It ain't just Alaska.
 
2013-04-18 09:08:10 PM
We really need to get around to burying that farking bus.
 
2013-04-18 09:08:13 PM

devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.


This is what I've always heard. Then that retarded farking movie comes out turning the guy into some hipster pseudo-philosopher Jesus. Hal Holbrook was the only good thing about that movie. From wiki: "The most charitable view among McCandless's detractors is that his behavior showed a profound lack of common sense. He chose not to bring a compass, something that most people in the same situation would have considered essential. McCandless was also completely unaware that a hand-operated tram crossed the otherwise impassable river a quarter of a mile from where he attempted to cross. Had McCandless known this, he could easily have saved his own life." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless#Criticism
 
2013-04-18 09:09:25 PM

TheCheese: I wouldn't call that kid a 'dumbass' so much as a 'jackass' for making people go out and search for him.

I hope they find him, and slap him with a fat bill for S&R.


I've been saying for years we need a DNR form for these guys...like Do Not Resuscitate, only it's Do Not Rescue.

Let 'em do any damn fool thing they want, without risking rescuers.
 
2013-04-18 09:10:22 PM
The last paragraph in the article could've been written for the Simpsons.

Tammy Self said that her son "thought he was going to eat berries," but she told him that "berries don't grow in wintertime." In his recovered journal, McCandless' last written words were "Beautiful Blueberries."
 
2013-04-18 09:13:19 PM
Here for the idiot who died in the wild and such:

"When you consider McCandless from my perspective, you quickly see that what he did wasn't even particularly daring, just stupid, tragic, and inconsiderate. First off, he spent very little time learning how to actually live in the wild. He arrived at the Stampede Trail without even a map of the area. If he [had] had a good map he could have walked out of his predicament [... ] Essentially, Chris McCandless committed suicide."

Hence: white middle class idiots walk into the wild and hope for the best. They die.

Good.
 
2013-04-18 09:13:32 PM

GoodHomer: The last paragraph in the article could've been written for the Simpsons.

Tammy Self said that her son "thought he was going to eat berries," but she told him that "berries don't grow in wintertime." In his recovered journal, McCandless' last written words were "Beautiful Blueberries."


Reading it sounds like he was transforming into Gollum. I'm gonna guess those weren't blueberries....
 
2013-04-18 09:14:00 PM
Even bigfoot is laughing.
 
2013-04-18 09:14:06 PM

Capo Del Bandito: devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.

Is that the idiot who 'gave up' civilization and went into the frozen wasteland and died in a hippie bus or something?


That's the one.
 
2013-04-18 09:16:48 PM
I thought the movie was OK; the kid was pretty ignorant about what to do out there. I really like the soundtrack. It's probably the only good thing to come out of all this.
 
2013-04-18 09:17:55 PM
He has died of dysentery.
 
2013-04-18 09:18:02 PM

PunGent: Then they probably just read the media accounts, not the book.


So...how was this idiot who thought he could survive on his own in the wild with no training and preparing?

Was he praying to the Invisible Sky Wizard that his 'natural instincts' would kick in?
 
2013-04-18 09:20:23 PM
Donn Fendler and Dick Proenneke are not impressed.
 
2013-04-18 09:20:24 PM

scottydoesntknow: "Into the Wild"

Directed by Sean Penn

Written by Sean Penn (screenplay) and Jon Krakauer (book)

Heavily influenced by Charles Darwin


Stealing that.


PunGent: Actually the 'Into the Wild' kid gets a bad rap.

He discovered...the hard way...a flaw in a basic, respected field guide to plants.

So, in my book, he took risks, but wasn't a COMPLETE dumbass..


If you go into a situation like that relying on 1 plant, or not being completely sure how to identify it, you are a COMPLETE dumbass.
 
2013-04-18 09:22:41 PM
You mean the guy who I think had untreated bipolar disorder and whose unfortunately fatal manic episode got turned into a movie by Sean Penn trying to make a point about something that seems to me to be entirely unrelated to what happened to this young man?

Because after reading about him, it really, really sounded to me like this guy developed bipolar disorder. He was about at the age where it first manifests. But, because his episode was pushing him in a direction that other people emotionally related to and sometimes idealized, nobody noticed that he'd gone from sane to not. After watching people develop it, there were just too many things about the whole thing that said 'first major manic episode' to me. People in the grips of mania only feel they have two kinds of ideas, good ones and better ones, and if they're not stopped, they'll act on both. They seem to lose the ability to sort out which thoughts and impulses you should act on, and which you should not. If they have a thought or a desire, they're either expressing it verbally or acting on it, no matter how little sense it makes or what the consequences are. It's like their brain has become all gas pedal and no brakes.
 
2013-04-18 09:25:21 PM
He's a goner.

Even if they find him alive he wil have frostbite and be a mumbling fool.
 
2013-04-18 09:27:01 PM
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2013-04-18 09:27:24 PM

ambercat: You mean the guy who I think had untreated bipolar disorder and whose unfortunately fatal manic episode got turned into a movie by Sean Penn trying to make a point about something that seems to me to be entirely unrelated to what happened to this young man?


Yes the guy who you think that stuff about.
 
2013-04-18 09:27:39 PM
The book was good but it tried real hard to make McCandles into some sort of hero to the point where the author LIES about the kid. It was NOT the wild potatoes that killed him, despite what the book says/, The dumbass starved to death and was woefully unprepared to winter over in Alaska. Jon Krakauer  does not even allow a mention of the fact that McCandles was quite probably bipolar.,His actions in the book have all the hallmarks of someone on a manic high.(Burning money, abandoning college, friends and established relationships ... among many others point to someone divorced from reality.) McCandles was also at the right age for where schizophrenia first manifests itself. The kid was most likely out of his mind and out of hit depth yet  Krakauer so identified with his protagonist that he made him something he was not and never could be .. a hero.
 
2013-04-18 09:29:01 PM

liam76: scottydoesntknow: "Into the Wild"

Directed by Sean Penn

Written by Sean Penn (screenplay) and Jon Krakauer (book)

Heavily influenced by Charles Darwin

Stealing that.


PunGent: Actually the 'Into the Wild' kid gets a bad rap.

He discovered...the hard way...a flaw in a basic, respected field guide to plants.

So, in my book, he took risks, but wasn't a COMPLETE dumbass..

If you go into a situation like that relying on 1 plant, or not being completely sure how to identify it, you are a COMPLETE dumbass.


He didn't.  Didn't see the movie, so I can't comment on it, but the book made it clear he wasn't JUST relying on "one plant", it's that the field guide he relied on was wrong about the toxicity of a plant he DID eat.

Some kind of milk weed, iirc, his text book said was edible, but turns out it's actually poisonous for one season during it's growth cycle...which was the time of year he cooked and ate it.

Not ENTIRELY his fault, is my only point.
 
2013-04-18 09:29:11 PM
If I had photoshop skills I'd put his face on a bag of Blue Wilderness wolf food.
 
2013-04-18 09:31:02 PM

devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.


I'm not from Alaska, and I think he was a farking retard who got what he deserved.
 
2013-04-18 09:31:30 PM

velvet_fog: devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.

This is what I've always heard. Then that retarded farking movie comes out turning the guy into some hipster pseudo-philosopher Jesus. Hal Holbrook was the only good thing about that movie. From wiki: "The most charitable view among McCandless's detractors is that his behavior showed a profound lack of common sense. He chose not to bring a compass, something that most people in the same situation would have considered essential. McCandless was also completely unaware that a hand-operated tram crossed the otherwise impassable river a quarter of a mile from where he attempted to cross. Had McCandless known this, he could easily have saved his own life." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless#Criticism


That ranger you quoted makes a good, basic point, but misses the kid's ENTIRE point about going off the grid.

The kid knew what he was in for, made his own choices, and paid the price.  At the end of the day, I respect that...and it's not like he wasted anyone's time or money rescuing him :)
 
2013-04-18 09:32:35 PM

PunGent: devildog123: Most of the people up here in Alaska think the guy from into the wild was a farking retard, who got what he deserved.

Then they probably just read the media accounts, not the book.


thank you for that information. I didn't know that. I'm less inclined to point and laugh out of sheer ignorance.
 
2013-04-18 09:32:53 PM

Capo Del Bandito: PunGent: Then they probably just read the media accounts, not the book.

So...how was this idiot who thought he could survive on his own in the wild with no training and preparing?

Was he praying to the Invisible Sky Wizard that his 'natural instincts' would kick in?


Read the book.
 
2013-04-18 09:34:58 PM
Leave him.  farking flatlanders need to quit coming here
 
2013-04-18 09:35:57 PM
Maybe he can find some peparony and chease to eat out there.
 
2013-04-18 09:36:18 PM

revrendjim: He ended up in SouthEAST Oregon near Steens Mountain. That is rough, remote country, and it's still winter weather out there. I'm betting he is completely dead.


Obligatory:

www.certsoft.com
 
2013-04-18 09:36:56 PM
he made stupid choices but at least he took out his displeasure with society in a much more constructive fashion than those mofos who shoot up schools and call in bomb threats. at least respect that little fact.
 
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