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Old 15 February 2013, 12:26   #11
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Some of his brands might be a bit stupid but when you look at what he has done for charity and his work for Scouting in the UK you've got to give him credit.
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i too hate bear grylls!
That's a strange thing to say, why do you hate him?
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Its his brand and public image which annoys me. I'm sure he's a spiffing chap in person and that hes done lots of tremendous stuff for charity (though I'm not aware of what that might be), but if I see one more picture along the lines of 'Bear looking ruggedly into the middle distance', or 'Bear jumping off/over somthing', or 'Bear wading through water looking rugged' Im going to barf.
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Oh dear, I like Bear.......never met him though. The fact that he's "Head Scout" is cool, children need this sort of iconography rather than rappers and street/urban/gangsta trash.
The video with it's "dramatic" soundtrack is naff, the logo ( with it's BUGATTI EB rip-off ) is lame and the claims are pants. They have their own "a" in-house design ( sic ). Doesn't every boat designer?
Sorry, but I wouldn't even entertain a BG boat just because of all this naffness.
They may actually be good, like an Escort Cosworth, Evoque or a Rolex. Damned if I'd be seen near any one of them. Hunter wellies have gone that way. Is having a second home in Cornwall with a Land Rover going that way too?

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Actually, some rappers with street/urban/gangsta stuff do put a good message across, so I take some of that back.
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I am great admirer of Bear Grylls. No one can deny he has done some fantastic things and been in some tough situations. I have only seen him across a car park at Southampton Drystack on one occasion, but he seems to me to be a guy with great intelligence, experience and a lovely family.

Unless I am wrong the RN made him an honorary Lt Cdr so they must thing he's a good chap too?

What is there to hate I ask myself?
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That's a strange thing to say, why do you hate him?
Hate is a strong word, I'd struggle to find a reason to hate Bear.
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No reason to hate someone that has done so much for charity and inspired so many young people. I have met him twice and so have my scouts and to see how he has inspired young people is brilliant
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Hear Hear.
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They are very good BTW anyone else got a pair.
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