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(TV By the Numbers)   Trying to live up to its name, Discovery to air two-hour special that actually attempts to discover something. Naturally, it's whether the Russian Yeti killed nine college students in Dyatlov Pass incident   (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com) divider line 40
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2014-05-09 09:14:07 PM  
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2014-05-09 10:36:42 PM  
I'm going for the Almasty - just as blurry as bigfoot.
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2014-05-09 10:41:46 PM  
The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though
 
2014-05-09 10:58:00 PM  
They were probably messin' with Sasquatch and eating beef jerky.

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2014-05-09 11:03:02 PM  
Not convinced it was a Yeti, but that WAS an awfully bizarre (if true) situation....
 
2014-05-09 11:10:44 PM  
That's one story that makes a shiver run down my spine.
 
2014-05-09 11:11:09 PM  
Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable
 
2014-05-09 11:14:38 PM  

Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though


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Much better than expected, and available on Netflix Instant.
 
2014-05-09 11:22:08 PM  

styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable


Don't forget TLC.  Loved watching The Secret Life of Machines...
 
2014-05-09 11:22:13 PM  

paidhima: Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though

[i.imgur.com image 342x507]

Much better than expected, and available on Netflix Instant.



Got that on my HDD. Haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

I thought they determined (or at least the most plausible theory was) that an avalanche + scavenging animals accounted for all the damage that was seen.
 
2014-05-09 11:24:38 PM  

paidhima: Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though

[i.imgur.com image 342x507]

Much better than expected, and available on Netflix Instant.


I thought it was decent. Interesting twist ending. Could have used more of Gemma, though

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2014-05-09 11:34:42 PM  

styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable


No, no, no. Science Channel and NatGeo still do quite a bit of re-runs of interesting stuff that doesn't descend into woo-woo.  Just wish their new stuff was always the same quality as the old stuff.
 
2014-05-09 11:37:07 PM  
Don't need to watch it now since I read the article. Though have they called a Yeti to ask if they're available on June 1st? If yes then maybe I'll record it.
 
2014-05-09 11:41:04 PM  
So I was watching the Science channel the other day and every other commercial was for some alien show. Even their secondary channels are suck, now.
 
2014-05-09 11:42:16 PM  

styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable



H2 plays the fark out of Ancient Aliens and other UFO BS. It's nearly ruined as well.
 
2014-05-09 11:49:26 PM  

styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable


The Smithsonian Network is pretty nice.
 
2014-05-09 11:54:48 PM  
I haven't seen a Russian Yeti since the last time I was at Subby's mom's house
 
2014-05-09 11:58:20 PM  
So, the special will be 1 hour and 40 minutes of drama-filled scenes, 10 minutes of actual scientific examination of any supposed evidence and the final 8 minutes of the "expedition leaders" pontificating on their "findings" turning out to be nothing more than a wild animal attack?

I remember when Curiosity and Discovery channels were showing that plane crash in the Mexican desert a few years ago where instead of focusing on the actual crash and data points collected, they focused the amount of time listed above for the drama of getting a plane to Mexico to crash it and only showed the plane crashing the last 15 minutes of the 2 hour long ordeal.  We saw little about the actual science behind the crash other than showing the carnage and some preliminary computer screens of g-loads.  I remember thinking that show had such potential to make both channels look like their former respected selves.  Instead we got more drama than a middle school cafeteria.
 
2014-05-10 12:09:46 AM  
Hasn't this one be debunked enough?
Although a Gemma thread is definitely in order.
 
2014-05-10 12:14:43 AM  

Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though


There was no radiation. It was a completely made up "fact" published by a newspaper to sell papers when the incident first happened. It's also the reason why the Dyatlov Pass incident is even a thing. Had they not published that it would have just been another tragedy and everyone would have gone about their business. But one lie to sell papers and it suddenly blows up into a whole conspiracy theory.

There was no radiation. The campers were naked because stripping is a common symptom of hypothermia. They has broken bones and skull fractures because sometime shiat happens when you go into the wilderness. And their soft bits were missing because those are the first pieces scavengers eat.

I love me some conspiracy theories. But nothing bugs me more than people clinging to the most obviously false ones. People are too busy wigging out over some stupid hikers getting farked up by mother nature to focus on the important shiat, like how the U.S. government has alien spaceships.
 
2014-05-10 12:17:50 AM  
This will be just like the Mermaid/Aquatic ape one.
 
2014-05-10 12:26:13 AM  

styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable


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2014-05-10 12:40:26 AM  

paidhima: Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though

[i.imgur.com image 342x507]

Much better than expected, and available on Netflix Instant.


ymmv. I thought it was kinda crappy and not like the ending.
 
2014-05-10 12:43:48 AM  

Grand_Theft_Audio: So, the special will be 1 hour and 40 minutes of drama-filled scenes, 10 minutes of actual scientific examination of any supposed evidence and the final 8 minutes of the "expedition leaders" pontificating on their "findings" turning out to be nothing more than a wild animal attack?


I'm thinking more like 45 minutes of commercials, 45 minutes of drama filled scenes, 12.5 minutes of telling you what's coming up after the commercials, another 12.5 minutes of telling you what happened right before they broke for commercials, 5 minutes of speculation on what may have happened and 10 minutes of just the expedition leaders talkig crap that has nothing to do with anything.
 
2014-05-10 12:44:28 AM  

Esroc: Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though

There was no radiation. It was a completely made up "fact" published by a newspaper to sell papers when the incident first happened. It's also the reason why the Dyatlov Pass incident is even a thing. Had they not published that it would have just been another tragedy and everyone would have gone about their business. But one lie to sell papers and it suddenly blows up into a whole conspiracy theory.

There was no radiation. The campers were naked because stripping is a common symptom of hypothermia. They has broken bones and skull fractures because sometime shiat happens when you go into the wilderness. And their soft bits were missing because those are the first pieces scavengers eat.

I love me some conspiracy theories. But nothing bugs me more than people clinging to the most obviously false ones. People are too busy wigging out over some stupid hikers getting farked up by mother nature to focus on the important shiat, like how the U.S. government has alien spaceships.


That sounds perfectly reasonable, which is how I know you're really one of the thousands of paid commenters controlled by the Soviet nuclear mutant lobby!

/this post brought to you by Infowars
 
2014-05-10 12:50:54 AM  

Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though


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2014-05-10 02:05:29 AM  

Esroc: Strolpol: The only thing I remember about this incident was from reading speculation that aliens were involved, based on unusually high radioactivity at the scene.

/nuclear mutant Soviet gorilla chimeras would make for a great horror movie, though

There was no radiation. It was a completely made up "fact" published by a newspaper to sell papers when the incident first happened. It's also the reason why the Dyatlov Pass incident is even a thing. Had they not published that it would have just been another tragedy and everyone would have gone about their business. But one lie to sell papers and it suddenly blows up into a whole conspiracy theory.

There was no radiation. The campers were naked because stripping is a common symptom of hypothermia. They has broken bones and skull fractures because sometime shiat happens when you go into the wilderness.

Think harder, Homer.

/For what it's worth, I totally agree with your conclusion that shenanigans did in fact occur.
//That broken bones thingee may need just a bit of work.
///Overall, your debunkmanship was well presented.
 
2014-05-10 04:47:33 AM  

paidhima: Much better than expected, and available on Netflix Instant.


Thanks for the tip.  I just finished watching and am now reading about the actual incident.
 
2014-05-10 05:33:24 AM  
www.cryptozoonews.com: You lost your pants? Again?
 
2014-05-10 06:00:29 AM  
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2014-05-10 08:24:55 AM  

RatBomb: styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable

Don't forget TLC.  Loved watching The Secret Life of Machines...


the producers of "Secret life of machines" have made all the episodes available for free, they are all on Youtube, and full torrentable packages.

for some reason, My XBMC machine displays that folder as "The secret life of Bees" and I have to click on queen latifas face each time Iwant to watch sewing machines...
 
2014-05-10 08:27:54 AM  
So is the pic that supposedly shows a Yeti the pic in the article?  Cause I can't even make out who is human in that pic due to the quality...
 
2014-05-10 09:51:04 AM  

spiralscratch: styckx: Is there anything left on Discovery worth a shiat to watch?

History = Ruined
Discovery = Ruined
Science Channel = Near ruined
NatGeo = Near Ruined

H2 - Only thing still watchable


H2 plays the fark out of Ancient Aliens and other UFO BS. It's nearly ruined as well.


I'm clinging to Engineering an Empire and Ancient Discoveries
 
2014-05-10 02:51:53 PM  
I lost pretty much all respect for survivorman when he did the bigfoot show. Now he looks like just as much as a loon as the rest of those nutballs that believe in that crap.
 
2014-05-10 03:05:31 PM  

Farkenhostile: I lost pretty much all respect for survivorman when he did the bigfoot show. Now he looks like just as much as a loon as the rest of those nutballs that believe in that crap.


Bigfoot has some very real and convincing evidence that supports there being some manner of truth to the claims.

Now the Loch Ness Monster on the other hand has been debunked a hundred times over and is certainly a hoax meant to attract tourists. But Bigfoot has yet to have the same convincing evidence against its existence.
 
2014-05-10 03:15:38 PM  

Esroc: Farkenhostile: I lost pretty much all respect for survivorman when he did the bigfoot show. Now he looks like just as much as a loon as the rest of those nutballs that believe in that crap.

Bigfoot has some very real and convincing evidence that supports there being some manner of truth to the claims.

Now the Loch Ness Monster on the other hand has been debunked a hundred times over and is certainly a hoax meant to attract tourists. But Bigfoot has yet to have the same convincing evidence against its existence.


You mean except that there is a complete lack of any evidence that Bigfoot exists
 
2014-05-10 03:16:28 PM  
Where are the bigfoot skeletons? do they have some hard wired instinct to all travel to some hidden place and die? no bigfoot has ever had a heart attack near the edge of a forest and died where his/her remains can be found?
 
2014-05-10 03:36:19 PM  

gfid: Esroc: Farkenhostile: I lost pretty much all respect for survivorman when he did the bigfoot show. Now he looks like just as much as a loon as the rest of those nutballs that believe in that crap.

Bigfoot has some very real and convincing evidence that supports there being some manner of truth to the claims.

Now the Loch Ness Monster on the other hand has been debunked a hundred times over and is certainly a hoax meant to attract tourists. But Bigfoot has yet to have the same convincing evidence against its existence.

You mean except that there is a complete lack of any evidence that Bigfoot exists


Okay, keep in mind that I don't actually believe in Bigfoot. I'm a skeptic at heart. But I do rank my cryptids and conspiracy theories by plausibility rather than straight up "true or not true." If there's enough evidence to make it plausible, then I just simply don't write it off. That doesn't mean I believe in it wholeheartedly.

That being said, there is convincing evidence for Bigfoot. It's behavior in various videos is consistent, so much so that you can point out the obvious hoaxes by seeing how the subject behaves compared to other videos.

There's also the biological characteristics. Many videos of alleged Bigfoot's show them walking in a manner that is impossible for a human. The angle of the knee in relation to the ground is impossible for a human to maintain and still walk. A human would have to squat down to achieve the same angle, and thus couldn't walk.

Also, Bigfoot legends and sightings date back to the Native Americans. Even those guys were convinced some big hairy thing was wandering around the forests of America, and this was before Bigfoot even became a thing.

The difficulty in finding it can be explained as Bigfoot being a solitary creature. Likely operating alone for most of its life rather than in a congress like other apes. It's harder to find a single individual than a group of them. The lack of bodies can be explained by a low population, a migratory behavior where they go somewhere secluded to die akin to elephants, or that they bury their dead. Or a combination of those and other theories.

Once again, I reiterate that I don't vehemently believe any of this. Just that it's plausible. Bigfoot's existence is only doubted because there is no physical evidence that it does. But there is also no physical evidence that it doesn't and a plethora of evidence that it might. Keyword being "might".

Nessie on the other hand has been proven false. They dredged/sonared that entire lake and not only didn't find anything but also didn't find any manner of passage out of the lake. So unless the beast up and walked through populated Inverness without anyone seeing a giant monster traipsing through their land on the way to the sea, then Nessie is certainly not real.

In conclusion, I'm not saying to buy into any of this. Just don't toss it out entirely. It's okay to speculate so long as you maintain a healthy skepticism.
 
2014-05-10 07:14:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I haven't seen a Russian Yeti since the last time I was at Subby's mom's house


Subby's mom's house is in Alaska?
 
2014-05-11 02:36:29 AM  

Esroc: gfid: Esroc: Farkenhostile: I lost pretty much all respect for survivorman when he did the bigfoot show. Now he looks like just as much as a loon as the rest of those nutballs that believe in that crap.

Bigfoot has some very real and convincing evidence that supports there being some manner of truth to the claims.

Now the Loch Ness Monster on the other hand has been debunked a hundred times over and is certainly a hoax meant to attract tourists. But Bigfoot has yet to have the same convincing evidence against its existence.

You mean except that there is a complete lack of any evidence that Bigfoot exists

Okay, keep in mind that I don't actually believe in Bigfoot. I'm a skeptic at heart. But I do rank my cryptids and conspiracy theories by plausibility rather than straight up "true or not true." If there's enough evidence to make it plausible, then I just simply don't write it off. That doesn't mean I believe in it wholeheartedly.

That being said, there is convincing evidence for Bigfoot. It's behavior in various videos is consistent, so much so that you can point out the obvious hoaxes by seeing how the subject behaves compared to other videos.

There's also the biological characteristics. Many videos of alleged Bigfoot's show them walking in a manner that is impossible for a human. The angle of the knee in relation to the ground is impossible for a human to maintain and still walk. A human would have to squat down to achieve the same angle, and thus couldn't walk.

Also, Bigfoot legends and sightings date back to the Native Americans. Even those guys were convinced some big hairy thing was wandering around the forests of America, and this was before Bigfoot even became a thing.

The difficulty in finding it can be explained as Bigfoot being a solitary creature. Likely operating alone for most of its life rather than in a congress like other apes. It's harder to find a single individual than a group of them. The lack of bodies can be explained by a low populat ...


I want to believe and I've seen some of those shows on cable channels.  I remember in particular one where they got some Hollywood makeup artist who said there was no way some film footage could have been someone in a costume because of among other reasons the way it walked.

It's very easy to let the imagination run wild so I'm not surprised there's a big scary humanoid-like monster in many cultures.

I think if the reason that we've never positively identified a skeleton or a corpse of bigfoot anywhere is because it's so rare then there's no way it could sustain a large enough population to breed and would have died out by now.

At least you're keeping an open mind.  I have no doubt there are undiscovered species in this world, but I just think most of them are smaller creatures in remote parts of the world and most are probably insects or deep sea creatures.
 
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