Handlebar Discovery

January 13, 2009

What is it with Discovery hiring handlebar mustached TV personalities?

Bruce George: Snake Crusader

Jamie Hyneman: Mythbusters

Paul Sr. Teutul: American Chopper

It must sell well with the ladies.

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Whale Wars

November 13, 2008

Animal Planet’s newest high profile show Whale Wars is very entertaining and well done, but the activists being documented are bratty children. From what I’ve seen (which is only one episode) the members aboard the ship, cleverly named the “Steve Urwin”, harass whalers and purposely get themselves held hostage on board the scientists ships. If someone was attacking my ship and then hopped on board, I would hold them hostage for my own protection too.

I don’t know what the difference is between whaling and land-based hunting, or livestock slaughter. Are the whales just cool because they’re so big? Because they are smart? Monkeys are smart, they are being exploited, why not defend them?

The crew was so giddy when they got their guy to be held hostage because they were going to get news coverage. To me it seems the crew is more passionate about being annoying to the scientists then loving the whales.

One exciting thing is the show’s theme song is Smashing Pumpkins Bullet With Butterfly WIngs .  I’m in to that.