Two Truths and a Lie

Most of us have played the game two truths and a lie when on long road trips or in a large group. Just in case you haven’t, here’s the gist of the game:

Object of the Game: Guess which of the three “facts” is the lie.
Items Needed: None
Preparation: None
Directions: Everyone comes up with two truths about him/herself and one lie. The others have to guess which one is the lie.

Mark’s TV hero, Bear Grylls from the Discovery Channel’s show Man vs. Wild, played this proverbial game and lost. Here’s what the NY Post had to say in today’s publication:

On the program, Grylls appears to (1) camp out in quickly-built shelters deep in the wilderness while (2) battling hypothermia and dehydration. But when the cameras stop rolling, (3) Grylls has actually moved to luxurious hotels. 

Now, it’s pretty evident to see which two of these are true and which one is the BOLD FACED LIE! Needless to say, my Mark is crushed.

Let’s play again!!! That may have been too easy…what about this one: 

(1) Bear climbed Everest at the tender age of 23, the youngest British-man ever to do so. (2) He’s crossed frozen oceans and survived in the world’s hottest deserts. (3) He has the entire collection of He-man action figures from 1984-1987 on exhibit in a lighted shelving unit powered by local animal waste. The figurines are displayed amidst the stalagmites of the subterranean cave in the unknown dessert of who knows where. 

Now, that’s a toughie!
I’m so sorry, Mark, for the loss of your hero.


7 thoughts on “Two Truths and a Lie

  1. I had to break up with him – I am considering forgiveness – but it will take awhile for my ttender heart to heal…

  2. I will still watch Bear on tv in case I am ever caught out in the Sierra Nevada plains and I need to drink my own waste to stay alive! You never know!!

    Also, this is a message for Bear…

    “I am very disappointed in you Mr. Grylls for not inviting me to the lodge to talk about our past camping/survival adventures! Remember me next time, will ya!?!?!”

  3. The Discovery Channel has issued a statement in response to an investigation into its popular series “Man vs. Wild,” following allegations that the show’s host, Bear Grylls, had a little help battling the wild: a motel.

    “Discovery Communications has learned that isolated elements of the ‘Man vs. Wild’ show in some episodes were not natural to the environment, and that for health and safety concerns the crew and host received some survival assistance while in the field,” the network stated.

    The series’ production company, Diverse Television, is cooperating with British television’s Channel 4, which carries the program under a the name “Born Survivor: Bear Grylls.”

    Channel 4 confirmed that Grylls had spent the night indoors on at least two occasions when the series had led viewers to believe he was spending the night in the wild.

    The Discovery Channel gave no indication it was ditching the show entirely. Instead, the show will be tweaked.

    “Moving forward, the program will be 100 percent transparent, and all elements of the filming will be explained upfront to our viewers,” Discovery said in its statement. “In addition, shows that are to be repeated will be edited appropriately. Bear Grylls is a world-class adventurer and a terrific talent.”

    No word on what “transparent” means or how fans of the series will react, but perhaps Discovery should add a disclaimer to the show: Survival made possible by hotel stay and dramatization of events.

    Copyright © 2007 ABC News Internet Ventures

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