Sunday, November 2, 2008
GeekGirl Wonders. . .
There are two shows on Discovery Channel that seem to me to be the exact same, except for different hosts; Man Vs. Wild, with Bear Grylls, and Survivorman, with Les Stroud. Each show has each host out and about in different harsh environments, roughing it and giving you tips that could "actually save your life" if you were ever, say, shoved out of an airplane in the middle of Alaska. They do things like build shelters, and eat dead carcasses, and drink their own pee. Really, the only difference I can fathom is in the host's accents. One is British, and one is American (or at least, he sounds American.)
So, the whole point of this little blog is to pose the question: Why have both shows? Which is better? Is drinking your own pee really a good idea?