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Biggest Losers

bluey
24/03/2010
9:15:11 AM
Alright I'll admit it, I'm a Biggest Loser tragic. I don't watch it everyday, but I do watch it. I love seeing em sweat, do their makeovers and then have the big REVEAL. It's great.

What annoys me tho is at the end of every season, for their big psychological transitional moment into the new happy dynamic skinny person they will now be, they take em bloody climbing or abseiling - like the intensity of this "extreme" sport is supposed to forge this new superperson. And they did it again last night, taking em abseiling in NZ.

I know it appeals to the masses who in the main think climbing is nuts, but really, climbing should be seen as just another way of enjoying the outdoors - maybe if outdoor activities were seen as normal rather than "extreme" we wouldn't have so many fatties lining up for Biggest Loser.

Btw, I would wonder if it would seem so extreme in the UK or France or Europe for example. In the UK, ramblers become hikers become scramblers become climbers. In France kids go climbing with their family. Aussies think they're so hardcore but most of them hang out with their TV/playstation/Wii/Laptop more than the bush.

Anyway, that's my rant. I'm done.
Wollemi
24/03/2010
9:31:22 AM
Concise. Yorta make a submission to the SMH/Age. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/by/heckler

"From the serious to the stupendous, controversial or trivial, all manner of issues are fertile ground for The Heckler. Issues considered off limits to others, are standard fare for the Heckler, whose daily reports add an authoratative and independent voice - championing cures for society's ills."

evanbb
24/03/2010
9:54:46 AM
Good stuff.

Abseiling is extreme. Particularly if you weigh that much.
Winston Smith
24/03/2010
10:11:15 AM
I prefer to call rock climbing "reverse abseiling" it's easier to explain to casual observers.

wallwombat
24/03/2010
10:41:34 AM
I weighed myself this morning and found that I'd lost 3kg.

I put this down to the fact that I haven't had a beer in over two weeks and I've shaved my sideburns off.

I always suspected I was a loser.
mikllaw
24/03/2010
12:08:47 PM
On 24/03/2010 Winston Smith wrote:
>I prefer to call rock climbing "reverse abseiling" it's easier to explain
>to casual observers.

I always tell Bogans I'm Upsailing
Duncan
24/03/2010
12:18:07 PM
On 24/03/2010 Winston Smith wrote:
>I prefer to call rock climbing "reverse abseiling" it's easier to explain
>to casual observers.

But how do you get the rope up there?

wallwombat
24/03/2010
12:28:11 PM
On 24/03/2010 Duncan wrote:

>But how do you get the rope up there?

I use one of these.


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