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Swamp People' cast member Mitchell Guist dies
Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2012

Posted on 05/14/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by BerryDingle

PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a cast member of the reality TV show "Swamp People" has died.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Mitchell Guist (GIHST) was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: reality; swamppeople
One of the twins. Sad news for any Swamp People fans.
1 posted on 05/14/2012 2:20:07 PM PDT by BerryDingle
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To: BerryDingle

Oh no.

Besides Troy, the Brothers were the only ones I actually liked.

What a shame.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 2:22:35 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: BerryDingle

My business partner’s dad lives in Pierre Part, said he heard it was an aneurysm.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 2:22:40 PM PDT by mothball
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To: BerryDingle

Mitchell Guist

4 posted on 05/14/2012 2:23:52 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Too bad, he was a nice feller.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: BerryDingle

Wasn’t he like 105 years old?............


6 posted on 05/14/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: BerryDingle

Sad News. Rest in Peace Mitchell. Prayers for his brother Glenn and their family.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 2:28:12 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BerryDingle

Very sad news. RIP, Mitchell, and condolences to Glenn.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 2:28:32 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: BerryDingle
I watched the show for the first time yesterday at mom's. My first thought was these guys give rural people a bad name. My second was one of these guys is going to get killed. I guess I was right. I worked in the logging and tree care industry for 20 years. I don't see how they get away with the unsafe crap they pull for the camera. OSHA should be up thier a*s. They are lucky more haven't got killed. Gives the industry a bad name.
9 posted on 05/14/2012 2:29:05 PM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: BerryDingle

Indeed it is. Yet we may be consoled to a degree by the surmise that dying in such a way is what he would have preferred.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

Did a gator get him?


11 posted on 05/14/2012 2:32:11 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: GranTorino
I don't see how they get away with the unsafe crap they pull for the camera.

The Guist brothers just hunt and fish on that show.

12 posted on 05/14/2012 2:36:39 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
RIP Mitchell....prayers for Glenn. I hope Glenn survives this loss. They were thick as thieves.
13 posted on 05/14/2012 2:40:19 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: BerryDingle

Very sad news...I loved watching the Guist brothers.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT by LivingNet
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To: GranTorino

I think you were watching axmen not swamp people. Nobody in swamp people does anything more interesting with trees than tying line to them. There is a guy in the swamps on axmen, and he’s crazy, but mostly works alone so OSHA will never get him. Most of the really “dangerous” stuff on axmen is minor accidents with good editing to make it look scary, like when Alice Cooper gets beheaded.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 2:46:55 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: liberalh8ter
RIP Mitchell....prayers for Glenn. I hope Glenn survives this loss. They were thick as thieves.

I know, the thought makes the screen blurry.

16 posted on 05/14/2012 2:50:34 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Awww, this is sad. I actually like those guys and love the show. The brothers epitomized the “image” most people who have never lived in deeply rural areas have of folks like these. I’ll bet it amused them too.

What many don’t seem to notice is that what these people lack in social graces they own in self-sufficiency and a long history of close community. Far from being stupid, they have a wealth of knowledge that allows them to live a very unique lifestyle.

R.I.P. Mitch


17 posted on 05/14/2012 2:52:19 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: GranTorino
"I watched the show for the first time yesterday at mom's. My first thought was these guys give rural people a bad name. My second was one of these guys is going to get killed. I guess I was right. I worked in the logging and tree care industry for 20 years. I don't see how they get away with the unsafe crap they pull for the camera. OSHA should be up thier a*s. They are lucky more haven't got killed. Gives the industry a bad name."

Well I could not disagree with you more!

I my self envy the way they live and if I had the chance I would take that type of living any day.

I grew up hunting and fishing in NW PA and except for the critters they hunt compared to what I hunt not much different just more teeth.

They don't need no stinking OSHA!!!

OH and what industry gets the bad name?

I have ate road kill before.

Really.

18 posted on 05/14/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: BerryDingle
I was just talking bout those two.

Sad.

19 posted on 05/14/2012 3:00:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GranTorino
OSHA should be up thier a*s.

Spoken like a real liberal there.

Sic the govment on dem boyz.

I think you got these brothers confused with Uncle Shelby of AX Men and those two crews in Florida, also in Ax Men.

20 posted on 05/14/2012 3:04:31 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Johnny_cash

I used to have a bumper sticker that said “I brake for road kill” so don’t jump my ass. If you had to pay workmans comp on a logging crew you might understand. I may have the wrong show as I do live in the sticks and don’t have cable. I was spending time with mom and may have got the show title wrong. I thought it was one of the logging shows they have on discovery channel. Swamp loggers mabey? Anyway at least half the viewers of these shows are city folk who like to poke fun at country people, no matter how many teeth they have in their head.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 3:06:53 PM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: BerryDingle

RIP.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 3:08:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: GranTorino

The only logging the brothers did on TV was for their own use to repair their porch. That said they had far more smarts and know how than most likely gave them credit for. Living off the land is not an easy life as one might think. But he got to live the life he enjoyed. Many don’t get the chance to be as free as the brother are.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 3:12:55 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: GranTorino

You were definately watching Ax Men which is a logging show in various settings. Swamp People is about Gator hunters all except Glenn and Mitchell. Yea the ones in Florida on Ax Men do seem rather dysfunctional. But the guy on Swamp People who just passed seemed to really be a good man.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 3:20:31 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Red Badger
Wasn’t he like 105 years old?

There's no confirmed age yet, or confirmed cause of death.

25 posted on 05/14/2012 3:22:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: cva66snipe

Most people who live like that are. Sorry, my bad.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 3:23:41 PM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: GranTorino
I think you are talking about AxMen (about logging) and yes I have watched that show also.

I used to work for a tree company when I was in my 20s and 30s called Asplundh Tree Expert Co. in the Erie PA area and I have a few chainsaw bites on me as well.

Very dangerous indeed lost a good friend several years back because of a chain saw.

Now as for Swamp People they do what they do because thats how it is done and thats how they live.

The 2 brothers were my heroes LOL.

27 posted on 05/14/2012 3:23:44 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: GranTorino
I don't see how they get away with the unsafe crap they pull for the camera

I liked that program for a while but the more I watched it and studied the different camera angles, especially those underwater scenes designed to add drama, I've come to the conclusion that most of it is just that, hollywood created drama.

28 posted on 05/14/2012 3:26:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Red Badger
Wasn’t he like 105 years old?............

I'm guessing mid to late fifties.

29 posted on 05/14/2012 3:32:50 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

For the most part I don’t think the need to “create drama” exists when people are catching alligators pretty much by hand LOL. That being said, I had noticed the addition of underwater camera shots which I find somewhat distracting although it seems to be done to add some suspense. Meh - I don’t think the show benefits by it.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 3:42:10 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: cva66snipe
There's a old Joke about a reporter interviewing the oldest guy around the guy looks a 100 years old.

The reporter showed up to his house and starts the interview.

First questions was what do you contribute your long life to, answer I don't exercise, I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day,drink a quart of moon shine each day and have sex twice a day.

The reported goes wow and you lived a long life.

The old guy says yea 39 is pretty dam old.

31 posted on 05/14/2012 3:52:12 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: BerryDingle
Couple of good 'ol boys. They did have a great liking of all things fried. Not trying to play doctor. Just sayin'.

Anyway, a major reason why I watched the show. Funny as heck.

32 posted on 05/14/2012 3:54:46 PM PDT by donozark (I survived the Battle of Kimchi Ridge. The gas! The GAS! It was horrible!)
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To: cva66snipe
The only logging the brothers did on TV was for their own use to repair their porch.

Yeah, you've gotta love that floating hoist rig they used to lift the submerged cypress trunk. I lived down there and know those waters - some of those home-built pontoon rigs are three generations old.

33 posted on 05/14/2012 4:32:45 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Yeah, you've gotta love that floating hoist rig they used to lift the submerged cypress trunk. I lived down there and know those waters - some of those home-built pontoon rigs are three generations old.

The Navy at one point used the basic concept for submarine rescue ships. Granted you have to take into account the obvious unknowns when lifting a log though.

34 posted on 05/14/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

no he is right. There was one show where they were dragging huge gigantic logs OUT OF THE SWAMP and saying the logs were worth $1000.


35 posted on 05/14/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cva66snipe
Yes, including a briefly clandestine version, as I recall. Some unknowns were encountered when it lifted its payload, too.

Some say, though, that the mission didn't fail as described - but that the boat was retrieved intact.

I guess the huge scale of submarine rescue gear blinded me to the obvious similarities that it has to the lifting rigs in Louisiana (which appear to be designed by The Professor from Gilligan's Island, rather than a bunch of engineers paid by Howard Hughes). ;-)

36 posted on 05/14/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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I just found an article that says he was less than a week shy of being 49. http://www.knoxville.com/news/2012/may/14/knoxville-celebrities-swamp-people-guist-dies/


37 posted on 05/14/2012 8:54:08 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: BerryDingle

you know, here in Asia, we get anti American propaganda on CNN and the BBC, and MTV and the other network shows often show the evil side of the USA: promiscuous women, greedy men, vulgar language, and if I were black, I’d sue them for their mainly one sided view of black America (Hispanic and Asian America are almost absent on these shows)...

But on the other hand, we have the greatest catch, swords, swamp people, dirty jobs etc. that give people a view of real Americans...who work hard for a living and are proud to do it.

Bless this guy and his family.


38 posted on 05/15/2012 1:57:13 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: BerryDingle

Mitchell was 4 days short of his 48th birthday...RIP Mitchell...and condolences to your family...


39 posted on 05/15/2012 4:30:26 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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Are you serious? That’s only a year older than me, good grief I feel old now...


40 posted on 05/15/2012 5:02:14 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BerryDingle

He was 48!!!!!


41 posted on 05/15/2012 6:39:55 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: LadyDoc
you know, here in Asia, we get anti American propaganda on CNN and the BBC, and MTV and the other network shows often show the evil side of the USA: promiscuous women, greedy men, vulgar language, and if I were black, I’d sue them for their mainly one sided view of black America (Hispanic and Asian America are almost absent on these shows)...

But on the other hand, we have the greatest catch, swords, swamp people, dirty jobs etc. that give people a view of real Americans...who work hard for a living and are proud to do it.

Bless this guy and his family.

Thanks, you are exactly right!
Sorry it took so long to reply to this.

42 posted on 11/07/2012 4:41:49 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
Sorry it took so long to reply to this.

I knew this site has been running slow but I didn't realize it was THAT slow......at least you had patience and didn't double post.

43 posted on 11/07/2012 4:48:28 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL! Just cleaning the attic out here.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 5:06:37 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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