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Finding Big Foot, Finding Global Warming
Forbes.com ^

Posted on 01/10/2012 4:25:36 PM PST by matt04

“I DO think there’s a ‘squatch in these woods….”

What the heck has happened to science on television? Animal Planet has a show called “Finding Bigfoot,” with a guy looking like he just cleaned out all the pork rinds at the Piggly Wiggly telling us he believes “there’s a “squatch” in these woods….”

“Sasquatches DO exist,” insists another sasquatch hunter, doing his best to look and sound serious, in the show’s accidentally comical commercial.

We shouldn’t single out Animal Planet for scorn, however. The channel does have silly company. The History Channel has a show called UFO Hunters. Planet Green has a show called UFOs over Earth. These and other channels show Nostradamus programs more regularly than they show microscopes and telescopes combined.

Against this backdrop, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised by incessantly ridiculous claims and headlines about global warming.

Global warming causes earthquakes. Global warming causes depression. Global warming causes tsunamis. Global warming causes wife beatings. Global warming causes acne. Global warming causes AIDS. Global warming causes a greater likelihood of a UFO invasion.

No, seriously, scientist-activists and their media allies have alleged each of the above, and then some.

Just as microscopes and telescopes are glaringly missing on the “science” and “history” shows about sasquatches and UFOs, so too is the Scientific Method glaringly missing from alarming global warming claims.

“Global warming is a crisis because our computer models predict it will be.”

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TOPICS: Government; Outdoors; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: animalplanet; environmentalism; findingbigfoot; globalwarming
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Having just watched a episode of "Finding Bigfoot," I'm not entirely sure who is less scientific. Thought the BFRO causes me to laugh and not ban my light bulbs.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 4:25:46 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

The Finding Bigfoot show is funny. Ancient Aliens is hysterical, especially when they have on Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, better known in our household as “Crazy Hair.”


2 posted on 01/10/2012 4:30:47 PM PST by Grunthor (At least he is better than Obama! Is NOT a rallying cry!)
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To: matt04

OMG. Another reference to this Bigfoot show this week!

I made sure my husband understood the other day, “we are watching this purely for entertainment; not any serious information!”

It’s like a train wreck. We can’t stop watching. It’s too fun to make fun of them and pick it apart.

At some point it may be abandoned, though, as I did “Ghost Hunters”. Difference being at 1st I was impressed by GH. I have never been impressed by FB.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 4:31:45 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: matt04

and my all time favorite, “we are in a slight cooling cycle caused by global warming”.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 4:35:13 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: matt04

I never saw Bigfoot, but I saw “Goodfoot” while watching the BCS Bowl game last night. He was the Alabama kicker.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 4:35:55 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: matt04

Phony Baloney TV. It’s a damn shame. Some of the shows on these channels used to be pretty good. Now, “reality show” overkill has destroyed all of that. All of the “reality” on these shows is now staged is has become as phony as those “funniest” video clips and bloopers are.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 4:36:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: matt04

Beware the “researchers”. There is nothing that that says that they have to be a scientist or have any kind of special training.

Hell, I research local history but don’t claim to me a historian.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 4:40:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: matt04
Animal Planet has a show called “Finding Bigfoot,”

And SiFy has that supidass show called Ghost Hunters which expanded into Ghost Hunter Academy......

"whoa, did you see that?"..

I don't know what's worse, the show itself or the fools the channel hopes to attract..........

8 posted on 01/10/2012 4:41:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

They need to test the theory that Bigfoot is actually Bobo.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 4:41:36 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
"What the heck has happened to science on television?"

Pop culture?

10 posted on 01/10/2012 4:42:11 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: matt04
Watch the movie “Idiocracy” and you will know what happened.

“But it has electrolytes”!

LLS

11 posted on 01/10/2012 4:42:51 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (obamao... ...the bastard son of a hippie slut and a drunk communist British Kenyan!)
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To: Grunthor
Tsoukalos is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a degree in sports information and communication.

A slightly more sane version of Keith Olberman.
12 posted on 01/10/2012 4:43:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

BRAWNDO - THE THIRST MUTILATOR!!!!


13 posted on 01/10/2012 4:45:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

At least Ghost Hunters doesn’t attribute every creek or shadow to be a ghost. They actually say that didn’t find any evidence to say a location is haunted, unlike Finding Bigfoot where every episode I saw has “proved” Bigfoot existed.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 4:47:25 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

History Channel has a show called Pawn Stars. What is historical about pawn shops?


15 posted on 01/10/2012 4:48:57 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: matt04

I believe the possibility of there being a real Bigfoot is extremely low. However, I have always hoped such a creature would be found. The program “Finding Bigfoot” has exterminated the last vestige of my hope.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 4:48:57 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: matt04
I found him.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 4:49:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I've been watching "The Universe" on H2 all day today. Its a pretty good show that mixes hard science with theoretical science. Kind of interested in seeing the 9 pm episode about God in the Universe.

Plus its got Amy Mainzer.

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18 posted on 01/10/2012 4:50:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: matt04

History Channel has a show called Pawn Stars. What is historical about pawn shops?


19 posted on 01/10/2012 4:50:16 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

20 posted on 01/10/2012 4:50:41 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: matt04
I love finding Bigfoot, where else can you see scientist interviewing witnesses in a pub.

It must take a truck load of beer every week to write & produce that show

21 posted on 01/10/2012 4:53:04 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: matt04

The History Channel has a show called ‘Pawn Stars’. How is that historical??


22 posted on 01/10/2012 4:53:27 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Next on The History Channel: FINDING BIGFOOT, followed by PAWN STARS and an all new CAJUN PAWN STARS. The History Channel, where history comes to life.”


23 posted on 01/10/2012 4:54:17 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: cripplecreek
Beware the “researchers”.

This comes up frequently on Coast to Coast. Whenever some fringe lunatic says she is "doing research" what she means is, she is reading other fringe lunatics' writings.

24 posted on 01/10/2012 4:54:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: matt04

And never forget “Billy The Exterminator” .


25 posted on 01/10/2012 4:55:21 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: matt04
They actually say that didn’t find any evidence to say a location is haunted

And lottery ads sell you the thrill of owning a ticket for the "big one" while never once mentioning the fact that you are going to lose your money if you buy one.

26 posted on 01/10/2012 4:56:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Sorry all. Computer goofed up.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 4:57:23 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yeah when someone declares that they’re a researcher I go looking for their credentials. Not that credentials mean much these days but its nice to know whether they have any basic knowledge.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 4:57:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Sorry all. Computer goofed up.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 4:58:38 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: matt04

Watch Paranormal State. The guy believes in Jesus Christ and brings in priests from time to time to do exorcisms. I know all “reality” shows are somewhat scripted, but this one ain’t bad.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 5:01:30 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Hot Tabasco
What the heck has happened to the History Channel, The Military Channel, etc. They are simply showing inaccurate, unscientific, nonsense. Other day they identified a P-40 as a P-51! And these stupid gibonis demonstrating wonder weapons, Top 10 Tanks, Top 10 Combat Rifles .... complete and utter boolshiite.

Ghost- Hunting, the supernatural, vampires WTF? Over.

31 posted on 01/10/2012 5:03:46 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Terry Mross

H2 is definitely better than the History Channel.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 5:04:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Ghost- Hunting, the supernatural, vampires WTF? Over.

They've run out of giant snake and alligator movies to show.......(they save those for saturdays).

33 posted on 01/10/2012 5:20:55 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Naugahyde is no longer available due to the Naugas being hunted to extinction.....)
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To: matt04

Just when you thought some Invader Zim episodes just coldn’t possibly happen.
And then they do.

*lol*


34 posted on 01/10/2012 5:30:50 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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35 posted on 01/10/2012 5:32:22 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Terry Mross

I used to then I switched providers and lost Bio.

I miss that show.

Now stuck with the drama queers on “Ghost Adventures.”


36 posted on 01/10/2012 5:32:34 PM PST by Grunthor (At least he is better than Obama! Is NOT a rallying cry!)
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To: Kenny Bunk

We are living the beginning of the movie “Idiocracy.”


37 posted on 01/10/2012 5:34:14 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: ExCTCitizen

There is a slight bit of history available on Pawn Stars in that occasionally someone brings in a relic from the American Revolution or the Civil War or some other historic epoch


38 posted on 01/10/2012 5:43:53 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Go to Washougal, WA and take the Washougal river road until you reach the the Gifford Pinchot NF. Go back at least 3 miles then park and hike along one of the overgrown old logging roads. At sundown break out the Vienna sausages and simmer over a campfire. Chances are you’ll ‘find’ bigfoot.

I lived thereabouts for 2 years, up on a ridge a few miles from the Columbia river gorge. I can’t tell you the number of times I was woken up at night by ‘somethings’ in the woods making gawdawful noises, chasing coyotes, attacking livestock etc.

People disappear all the time in the woods btw.


39 posted on 01/10/2012 5:48:41 PM PST by Justa
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To: matt04

Bigfoot has been hiding in plain sight for the last three years, at 1600 Pennsylvania. It has been shaved, manicured, and apparently has a thing for boob belts.


40 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:10 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Terry Mross

Paranormal State is off the air. The “host” outed himself as a queer.


41 posted on 01/10/2012 5:52:15 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: matt04
I wonder. I don't know whether or not bigfoot exists, but whatchayall going to do if bigfoots are found to be real, Hmmmmm? You are all going to look like a bunch of fools. Seems to me that you guys are the flat earth society. And the people you call fools are going to sit around on their front porches sippin' moonshine and chawin' and laughing at you. I'm afraid at that point, I'd have to join them. Just as I laugh at the Catholic church for once believing that the earth is the geometrical center of the universe.
42 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:43 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Pawn Stars draws historic ratings.
43 posted on 01/10/2012 5:58:36 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I don't know. I suppose there could be a Bigfoot. In fact, who knows what's really out there in those dark woods at night. My problem is that whether it's Monsterquest, Finding Bigfoot, or whatever, they never actually find the monster. It's just a big tease you quickly tire of. The only exception I can recall is when they were searching for the colossal squid; by the end of the half hour, they did find it after all.
44 posted on 01/10/2012 6:01:01 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Now you are messin’ putting down America’s funniest film clips! ;)


45 posted on 01/10/2012 6:05:05 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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46 posted on 01/10/2012 6:15:08 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

In amongst all the huffing and puffing, you actually see some pretty neat old stuff on Pawn Stars, for example, a demonstration of a functional mid-19th century Gatling gun.


47 posted on 01/10/2012 6:25:34 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Kakaze
Remember... these guys are not are not scientists, they are just posing as scientists. The only one that is a degreed scientist is the chick (Ranae Holland), who has a B.S. in biology (aquatics and fishery). And she is the token skeptic. Moneymaker has a questionable rep (at best) in the community, and obviously has much to gain by not ever finding one.

None are anthropologists or zoologists, with real training in this field. I believe it used to be termed being a dilettante...
48 posted on 01/10/2012 6:58:02 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: cripplecreek

LMAO!

LLS


49 posted on 01/10/2012 6:58:49 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (obamao... ...the bastard son of a hippie slut and a drunk communist British Kenyan!)
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To: matt04
Even people that seriously believe in Bigfoot think the Finding Bigfoot show and the BFRO crew are a joke and an embarrassment. And living in Western Washington I know several believers who have said as much. I’ve talked to Matt Moneymaker, the (“there’s a squatch in these woods” guy), and I can say he was named well. And he is as much of an ass in person as he is on the show.
50 posted on 01/10/2012 7:02:25 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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