Originally Posted by Clamchowder
You know what they mean though, they mean his public persona, his brand.
There's a scout troop near me who park their box trailer on the side of the road, and it's got a massive 6 ft picture of Bear's coupon on the side of it! It's a bit of 'cult of personality' type thing.
"there is Bear jumping from a Parker Arrow onto a hanging netting" - that's exactly the sort of thing that get's on my tits. Why is he jumping onto it as the boat speeds past? If he needs to get onto it from the boat would it not present a more responsible role-modelly type image if the helmsman came in nice and slow and safely? I bet he wasn't wearing a lifejacket either!
Like in his born survival show which appear to suggest that the safest most efficient way of getting into the wilderness was to freefall in from 20,000ft... FROM A CHOPPER! If it was a plane at least you could say maybe there's nowhere to land... but it's a helicopter ffs. It's all about looking cool.
He was made chief scout not because he can jump out of helicopters, but because he is a genuinely nice guy with a genuine want to help and inspire people.
"In 2000 Grylls led the first team to circumnavigate the UK on a personal watercraft or jet ski, taking about 30 days, to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). He also rowed naked for 22 miles in a homemade bathtub along the Thames to raise funds for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident."
"Grylls is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust, an organisation which provides training, financial, and practical support to young people in the United Kingdom. He is also vice president for The JoLt Trust, a small charity that takes disabled, disadvantaged, abused or neglected young people on challenging month-long expeditions."
Anyway, back to his ribs.