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So, we finally have the first public collision of major college athletics and Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People. Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari has freely admitted to the media that he and his wife are fans of Alaskan Bush People. I do not know if he enjoys ABP in the ironic sense that many of our readers and commenters enjoy ABP, but I’ve never felt prouder about Wisconsin beating Kentucky in the Final Four last year. Via Alex Martin Smith of SEC Country: “We watch Alaska stuff,” Calipari said, referring to the Discovery Channel show “Alaskan Bush People,” which he and his … Continue reading
The MythBusters series finale will air Saturday, March 5, on Discovery Channel. Along with the final episode, there will also be a reunion special. MythBusters hosting duo Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have been saying goodbye throughout the show’s final episodes this winter, leading up to this series finale. After 248 episodes, 2,950 experiments, 1,050 myths and 900 explosions, the series that debuted in January 2003 will come to an end. “Making MythBusters has fundamentally and irrevocably altered the way I think as a person, as an artist, and as a scientist,” said Savage. “I’m glad for the chance to say goodbye with some … Continue reading
I haven’t been this twitchy watching TV in a long time. Props to Discovery Channel as they suck you in to their new docuseries Venom Hunters — premiering Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10pmET — with just the show’s precautionary warning (“Do not attempt anything you are about to see”). In the new series you’ll learn plenty about snakes, but mostly about the deadly occupation of venom hunting and the eclectic types of people who do it. So who are these venom hunters? How do they collect venom? And what is venom worth? Let’s get you started first by knowing that … Continue reading
Now that’s some pay dirt – turning 96! Gold Rush’s Grandpa John Schnabel is the grandpa everyone would love to have. He’s a simple man with a heart of gold and a mountain of wisdom. Grandpa John has been sharing his unconditional love and gold mining expertise (he’s really a life coach) with his grandson Parker Schnabel on Discovery Channel’s hit series Gold Rush, now in its sixth season. On Thursday, Feb. 11 Grandpa John turns 96. Born and raised in Kansas, John Schnabel packed his bags and headed north to Haines, Alaska, at just 19 years of age to … Continue reading
Velocity and Discovery Channel combine for 37 hours of live coverage of the 45th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 collector car auction Jan. 26-31 from WestWorld of Scottsdale, Ariz. Highlights of the auction include: General Motors performance cars including an authentic X66 Double COPO Yenko Camaro, a 1969 L88 Corvette, a 1971 GTO Judge convertible and two Buick big-block muscle cars Ford collectibles including a restored 1969 and 1970 Boss 429 Fastbacks, an original 1970 Boss 302 and two Ford GT supercars Porsche sports cars, including a Weissach Edition 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, a Porsche 911 Speedster, a 930 Turbo and two … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your AWESOME And EXXXTREME Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. I’ve been out of it for a little while. Did I miss anything? On Monday, Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip “The Hammer” Pallenberg laid down a sentence of 30 days in jail to Billy Brown and son Joshua “Bam Bam,” plus 40 hours of community service each and fines and repayments totaling more than $21,000 combined. The taxpayers of Alaska will get their money back (sort of) and the Browns can never file … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your AWESOME And EXXXTREME Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. The Integrity is bound for Tenakee Springs, heading into bad weather with a cargo of sugar, flour, windows and a giant-ass Beverage-Air cooler. They must deliver these supplies intact and on schedule, or Paulie “Lite Weight” Weltzin of Sea Level Transport will have the Brown boys sleeping with the halibuts. But thank the Good Lord for all that Magically Disappearing Bad Weather on ABP. Back at Brownton Abbey, Billy’s got ants in his pants about his … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your AWESOME And EXXXTREME Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. There was no new Alaskan Bush People episode last week. Worst Christmas ever. But the Browns were still busy drawing out their legal proceedings even longer. Seriously, it’s not like they’ve got Johnnie Cochran defending them. Their lawyer, James “Smooth Jimmy” McGowan, thinks the Internet has punished the Browns enough, and the prosecutor in the case isn’t even trying. (Yes, Lisa Kelley, I am calling you out for Bush Lawyerin’.) This case is … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your AWESOME And EXXXTREME Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. “Alaskan Bush People? I’m tired of Alaskan Bush People!” Those were the words of my 5-year-old son when I started up this week’s ABP on the DVR. You know you’ve got problems when kindergarteners are bored with you. Bam, Bear, Gabe and Matt are in Gustavus waiting on Stevie Wonder to get his bear wood-carving done so they can haul it back to Hoonah. Somehow they end up at some guy’s place. He has … Continue reading
Go Here For All Of Your Hole-Digging Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. After whatever the hell that was last week, the saga of Brownton Abbey resumes with “Dock-u-Drama,” a delightfully punned title. In the TV business, we’ve seen shows promoted a multitude of ways by adding “docu” to them. We’ve seen “docudrama,” “docuseries” and even something called a “docusoap.” The networks and producers wanted to get away from “reality” shows, since there is so little reality in them and the word was starting getting negative connotations. (I … Continue reading