are "red flags" that will pop up to let you know when
someone is a dousche bag. things that when we see someone
do them...well we don't need to know anymore about them, we know
they are a dousche-bag. if you catch the red flags you can sit
back and observe how the entire rest of that person actions back
up your original assessment.
white guy pulling out a harmonica out of the blue and
"playing" the harmonica is one of those things.
by "playing" i mean, not actually playing a song but
just making noise into it and passing it of as "improve"
or "jamming" or whatever you musicians call it when
you are using an instrument but not playing a specific song.
when you do this with some instruments it is impressive- a
guitar, a saxophone, a violin...because these instruments are
difficult to use and it takes skill to make it sound good.
a harmonica, and i would even say drums, are not. any
monkey can come up and blow into a harmonica without following a
song and it's never going to make an awful noise like if your
finger slips on the valve of a sax. so blowing away into a
harmonica does not make you a musician it makes you a dousche
bag... you are saying to the world "hey...look over here...i'm
cool, are you looking? LOOK...i'm a beatnik, i'm hip, i'm not
just some lame whiteguy...who is starving to death in the middle
of nowhere because he has confused having a half assed
conservationist attitude for actual survival skills and is so
stupid that he took a harmonica instead of a compass or some
flint." yes i am speaking again of the douche from
does this almost once an episode. seeing this i realized that
this guy is living in his own little world, not just actually
but figuratively. he does not see himself for what he
is. someone explain to this guy that is is just some jerk
who gets paid to starve in front of a camera. he isn't
interesting AT ALL. his narration isn't interesting, his
comments aren't interesting, he has no skills or talent.
he is a jerk who had an idea...no wait...plenty of other people
did this already for national geographic and boys life...he
took an already existing idea and improved it. i'll give him
that. but that's IT. he is one small step above anyone
from the real world...EXCEPT for the miz who is a WWE wrestler
now and far more entertaing and skilled at what he does than
last episode of survivorman was on last night he was in some jungle
somewhere got dysentery, got trenchfoot AGAIN...was STILL unable
to catch a fish or trap a wild animal...and cut his 7
day adventure short to attend a ceremony some "secluded
tribe" was throwing in honor of an "outsider"
living in thier jungle...he went on and on about how cut off
from civilization and unknown this tribe was. despite the
fact that earlier in the show when he was being lead into the
jungle by the tribe...they where wearing button up shirts and
pants. AND they all had manufactured machetes. okay
whatever...they have their little dance all donning bones through
their noses and what not...and HE gets into the swing of
things. he hops around the fire with the other
"savages". i am torn on whether or not to call
one hand if you live in the jungle NOW in 2008 and don't use any
modern technology and kill other tribes with spears over jungle
potatos that i think that "savage" is a apt
description...but since before the ceremony they where all
wearing NORMAL MANUFACTURED CLOTHES...than you are not a savage
you just kept a few traditions.
i'm also a little unclear as to how he found these people or communicated/explained
to them what he was doing in their jungle if they have been cut
off from civilization.
the part that made me crazy was his last little monologue of
self aggrandizing douche baggery where he says this is the last
episode of survivor man and his next project will be even more
extreme and push the line even further...and as we hear his
little music and the credits start to roll he narrates "there
are those who experience things from their armchair and that's
fine...but then there are those who go out and have life
changing experiences and are never the same again"
(as he says this we are watching him dance around with the
savages...he is obviously referring to himself here "look
at me!!! i'm in touch with mother earth and i'm accepted by this
strange magical tribe...i'm having a life changing experience...shouldn't
you wait like at least a month to determine if something was life
changing? seriously...let's all list the things taht
happened to us in our live that we thought at the time was going
to be life changing that whe hadden't given any thought to
since...no don't thier isn't enough room on the internet.
"life changing" i thought you where an explores
dude...i thought this sort of thing happened to you all the
time. you spend some time with a different culture...BFD.)
add that sense of adventure , and special skills needed to
survivor, with a powerful creativity...well...that's where i
wanna grab this guy and make him watch his show with me.
"look here is where for the second time you passed up
plants you COULD have eaten. LOOK you just passed up a birds
nest, OH here is where you caught "trenchfoot" for the
second time THIS season because you where to stupid to take off
your boots....here is 5 minutes of silence where you could be
explaining what they hell you are trying to accomplish...now
notice that even though all your cameras have tri-pods 75% of
the time the camera is between you legs to that the viewer feels
like his/her HEAD is in your crotch...here is a long winded
narration where you attempt to sound thoughtful and poetic but
just come across as kind of dumb"
creativity" ...GOOD LORD. sometimes i think i'm too full of
myself, and i've got people on four continents that by my
book...this guy gets dropped off somewhere and starves and then
gets picked up. and thinks he's an explorer/poet.