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Discovery Channel Fires Cody Lundin.
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Glenn S
(Glenn64) - M

Locale: Snowhere, MN
Re: Not really. on 02/25/2014 14:26:48 MST Print View

"No. We just watch more obscure TV than you do. I think I might watch six hours of TV a week, max..."

While I'm guilty of a movie, or a YouTube docu once in a great while, 6 hours of broadcast TV is more than I've watched in over 3 years. The rumors of it being possible to live without cable or tv are actually true.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Not really. on 02/25/2014 14:45:53 MST Print View

"While I'm guilty of a movie, or a YouTube docu once in a great while, 6 hours of broadcast TV is more than I've watched in over 3 years. The rumors of it being possible to live without cable or tv are actually true"


So much guilt.....are you catholic? ;)

I have not had tv or cable for over 20 years, but I rent dvd's and spend time on my ipad....and I don't want to feel guilty about that....

Glenn S
(Glenn64) - M

Locale: Snowhere, MN
Re: Re: Re: Not really. on 02/25/2014 15:29:56 MST Print View

No, no... Not Catholic. I don't feel that much guilt! Lol

I'm actually writing this from my iPad too. I guess technically i have "cable", since it's my internet provider, but that's all i get from them. They don't make it easy to get just internet, without all the other garbage though. I keep trying to convince myself to dump the internet too, but I just can't do it, especially not in the wintertime.

Maybe if I ever evolved into modern day and got a real smartphone, I could use that for internet. Then I'd probably be one of "those" guys, with my nose in my phone all the time. I don't think I could handle that kind of guilt. ;-)

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Gettin' nasty.... on 05/09/2014 00:56:05 MDT Print View

From Cody Lundin's Facebook page:

"Dual Survival Clarification by Cody Lundin

Dear Campers,

Unfortunately, flurries of season four press releases by Discovery Channel have caused unnecessary confusion. Initial press releases implied that I was returning for the entire fourth season of Dual Survival. Not true. Later releases featured quotes from a new Discovery executive producer implying that I quit the show. Not true. Further releases implied that I couldn’t “hack” the show anymore and that I was unable to handle the survival scenarios. Not only are these implications completely false, they question my professional experience, expertise and integrity in a manner that I will not tolerate.

Given the promotional approach chosen by Discovery, I am left with no choice but to speak out to defend my reputation and career as a professional survival instructor with 25 years of experience. To be clear, the implications of my involvement in, and departure from, season four of Dual Survival in the network’s public statements have been inaccurate, uncalled for, unacceptable and untrue. It’s shocking to me that Discovery would treat anyone in this manner, and I am disappointed that this media organization would put its own reputation at risk by choosing sensationalism over facts.

Discovery is well aware of the actual circumstances that led to my firing from the show – circumstances that in no way resemble the message that the network has chosen to present so far. While I have not yet felt the need to address our differences in a much larger public forum, I won’t hesitate to do so if that is what is required to protect my integrity and my career. If the network continues to put forth a narrative regarding my departure, I expect it to do so in a respectful, fact-based way that allows us to part in a professional manner that will not harm either of our future interests.

The network should be aware that programming of this nature must be produced and marketed in a responsible manner with the highest level of regard for the safety and health of the hosts, production personnel, and members of the viewing public. I have shared this message with them many times. Failure to observe this standard could have tragic consequences that, with proper precaution, can be avoided. There can be no compromise when dealing with people’s lives.

It is true that I was scheduled to shoot all episodes for season four, but as I was fired due to differences over safety and health concerns, I filmed only four shows. The shows I participated in were filmed in Sri Lanka, Oman, and Norway. Matt Graham, one of the people from “Dude, you’re screwed” was hired to replace me. As Discovery moves forward with launching the new season of Dual Survival, I hope the network will choose a different tactic for the presentation and marketing of the show that is not at my expense.

On a brighter note, my farewell post was shared more than 720,000 times on Facebook alone with thousands of supportive comments from fans. I very much appreciate the continued support and hope this letter clears up any confusion.

Stay true and never waiver.
Sincerely, Cody Lundin"

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Unemployed? on 05/14/2014 01:46:41 MDT Print View

"I just saw Cody at Fry's grocery store yesterday. I thought about asking him if he was there to fill out an application but decided not to. He's a lot bigger than me."

I haven't allowed in a store barefooted in about 30 years. How'd he do it?

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Unemployed? on 05/14/2014 10:02:52 MDT Print View

That's your contribution to chaff...?
You must be a happier man from staying clear of this train wreck of a place ;)

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Discovery Channel Fires Cody Lundin on 05/25/2014 11:51:08 MDT Print View

Cody laughs at Joe trying to kill a rattlesnake. Funny stuff:

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/dual-survival/videos/codys-unstoppable-laughter-outtake.htm?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=DualSurvival

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
Ahem.. on 05/25/2014 20:35:29 MDT Print View

http://www.theonion.com/articles/area-man-constantly-mentioning-he-doesnt-own-a-tel,429/

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Discovery Channel Fires Cody Lundin on 05/26/2014 19:19:46 MDT Print View

"glass teat" I bet Cody would agree. Ironic, huh?

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Re: Re: Not really. on 06/02/2014 19:03:34 MDT Print View

"So much guilt.....are you catholic? ;)"

ROTFLMAO.... I was raised catholic...

I too am a Survivorman fan. As he put it, everyone on all the other shows are just acting. He did say that Cody knows what he is doing when it comes to survival. He is the ONLY other person on a survival show he acknowledged.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Re: Not really. on 06/02/2014 19:50:42 MDT Print View

I wish they had a survivor show, where they selected cases where people survived, or didn't survive, that were representative of typical real cases, and talked about what they did right and wrong

I like Survivorman, but it doesn't have much useful information for me surviving in the wild

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not really. on 06/03/2014 09:50:56 MDT Print View

"I wish they had a survivor show, where they selected cases where people survived, or didn't survive, that were representative of typical real cases, and talked about what they did right and wrong."

They have, it is called "I shouldn't be alive"

"I like Survivorman, but it doesn't have much useful information for me surviving in the wild."

Les would rather do a show that teaches more, but the ratings would be far to low. He puts in as much teaching in each episode that he feels he can.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not really. on 06/03/2014 10:05:53 MDT Print View

I agree, Les is constrained by ratings

And it's tough for him to do a show. Spending a week in the wild like that is very difficult.

I've seen "I shouldn't be alive" but I sort of forget - I'll have to look at it again.