Monday, December 2, 2013

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls.  Eyes roll.

Kubota is home for the day recovering from a night when he was tossing his cookies every half hour.  Bear Grylls is harmless entertainment to pass the time.

Or is it harmless? 

Presumably Mr Grylls places himself in "survival" situations.

In one instance he constructs an elaborate alarm system with strings, cans, rocks, etc. to alert him to bears sneaking up on him during the night.  In the morning, he jumps down, about 36 inches vertical, off a rock ledge.  Had he moved 8 feet to the right (on screen) he could have stepped down 6".

Bear Grylls is entertainment, not education.  I am not sure that Kubota understands the distinction.

Bad water, dehydration, diarrhea, thorns, Clostridia, hypothermia, twisted ankles, broken bones, poked eyes  and second degree burns are not as entertaining as bears and goblins.  But you are one hundred times more likely to get bit by any one item on the first list than by a bear or a goblin.

As Hippocrates first observed around 400 B.C.:  First do no harm.

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