aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

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.

  • How to go broke saving money on ingredients

    I was in World Foods Market, buying some specialty items. I noticed that they sell vanilla beans (of course). And, expensive as those things are,…

  • Historical obsessions

    There’s a thing going around asking why all men think about the Roman Empire so much. Now, once you broach the question, this is like asking why you…

  • So what counts as an invasion?

    I keep encountering the statement that Britain (or at least, England) hasn't been successfully invaded since 1066. I keep wanting to ask, what about…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment