December 10th, 2010

mad hatter

Doesn't bear watching

I don't watch much Reality TV, but I found myself watching an episode of Gold Rush: Alaska tonight. Several guys from the Lower 48 have leased a claim in Alaska and they've pooled their money to mine for gold.

It looks like a disaster to me. One or two of the guys strike me as dangerous just to have around; e.g., the old guy handling the heavy equipment needs some adult supervision for sure. But it's in dealing with the local bears that these cheechakos really show themselves for what they are. They've all got big tools, they've all got guns, but most of them have no sense at all.

I find myself rooting for the bears. These guys need to go home.