News Obama to appear on "Running Wild" with Bear Grylls on Thursday

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    Just because I never start threads, I figured I'd beat all you people to the punch on this one.

    Obama spent a full day with Grylls in Alaska to discuss climate change for the show.

    This should be fun to watch all you guys argue about... Both those that love him and those that don't.

    Personally, I don't really mind this kind of thing once in a while. Allows you to see a different side of a President.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-agents-kept-guard-filming-Running-Wild.html

    They shared tea brewed from berries, ate bear-gnawed bloody salmon, talked about drinking urine and discussed climate change - all while snipers kept watch from the mountains and the official food taster looked on nervously.

    President Barack Obama's Running Wild Alaska episode with wilderness expert Bear Grylls airs on NBC on Thursday, and Grylls said the short trip showed an intimate and fun side of the commander-in-chief that has rarely been seen before.

    ‘He said it was one of the best days of his presidency,’ Grylls told reporters on a conference call last week. ‘There were times along the route I had to pinch myself and think, actually, “this is the president of America."’

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    Obama's 'Wild' trip: President Barack Obama's Running Wild Alaska episode with wilderness expert Bear Grylls (left) airs on NBC Thursday

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    Survivalist-in-chief: Obama jumped into the experience with gusto lighting fires, drinking tea brewed from berries and eating bear-gnawed salmon

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    Bromance in the air: Grylls said he bonded with the president over their shared experience of fatherhood

    The episode was filmed in early September on a trek to Alaska's rapidly shrinking Exit Glacier that was aimed at drawing world attention to climate change.

    Last year alone, the Exit Glacier melted and retreated 187 feet toward the Harding ice field, which has itself lost 10 per cent of its mass since 1950.

    Obama is the first sitting president of any nation to take part in Running Wild with Bear Grylls, following in the footsteps of celebrities like Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet and Zac Efron.

    Grylls, a British former SAS soldier turned adventurer and survival specialist, said the idea for the TV episode came from the White House.

    ‘They [the White House] approached us, saying would we consider taking the president on an adventure to Alaska. I almost didn't really believe it. I thought this was a spoof,] Grylls said.

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    Average Joe: Grylls told reporters Obama struck him as a 'really humble, family-centered, lovely guy'

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    Good cause: Obama traveled to Alaska in September to trek the rapidly shrinking Exit Glacier in an effort to draw attention to climate change

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    Entourage: Grylls said a team of about 50 Secret Service agents, a staffer tasked with inspecting the president’s food, teams of snipers and helicopters accompanied the pair during the day-long trek

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    'One of the big reasons he wanted to do this was to see the effects of climate change close up. He’s a dad and he wants to preserve the planet for his children’s future and I feel the same way,' Grylls said.

    Grylls said a team of about 50 Secret Service agents, a staffer tasked with inspecting the president’s food, teams of snipers and helicopters accompanied the pair during the day-long trek through a forest and across a glacial outwash.

    Obama, 54, threw himself into the once-in-a-lifetime experience with considerable gusto, shrugging off the food taster, sharing Gryll's water bottle, lighting fires and eating catkin berries.

    The TV host revealed that at one point, the president's food inspector secretly sought to swap out a piece of raw salmon that had been picked over by a bear for pre-cooked fish, but Obama went with the bloody leftovers instead.

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    Best day ever: Grylls said the president told him his day-long stay in Alaska was one of the best days of his presidency

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    According to Grylls, Obama made the trip to Alaska to see the effects of climate change close up

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    ‘He didn't have any problems. He wanted the physicality... he was up for everything,’ Grylls said.

    Along the way, Grylls said the pair talked not only about climate change but about being a dad, Obama's fears and Grylls' infamous habit of drinking his own urine during expeditions.

    'We had a good conversation about, "You tell me, what is it with you and pee?" You know, "Why [are you] known for this?" And he wanted to understand the science again behind it,' recalled Grylls, according to Huffington Post.

    'Lavatory humor is always a great leveler.'

    during their trek through Alaska's wilderness, the pair also discussed Obama's challenges of living in a bubble away from ordinary people.

    ‘I hope we did something that really put a smile on his face that lasted for a while,’ Grylls said.

    Asked what he had learned from the trip, Grylls joked: ‘Whoever you are, everyone puts their trousers on one leg at a time.’
     
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    How does the leader of our country have time to play games on a tv show?
    Shouldn't he be too busy for shit like this?
     
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    shouldn't your boss be telling you the same thing...let the mother fucker enjoy something asshole
     
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    Obama's got incredible teefs and a nice smile!!!

    In the Jesse Tyler Ferguson one, Bear went into the snow cave to take a shit, told Jesse to stop talking so he could "get it started", then said, "Ahh, OK, go ahead!"

    Bear wanted Jesse to do the same before he collapsed the snow cave as they were leaving, and Jesse ran away horrified.

    :lol:
     
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    I am the boss....and I don't have time to do shit like that because I have a responsibility to keep a business profitable and people employed.
    That motherfucker can enjoy something when he's not president and running my country.
     
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    so you are saying you work 24 hours a day 7 days a week? im sure you spend a day out shooting mexicans with your NRA approved pistol....Fuck you he is running my country as well and I say he can take a break and enjoy time with Bear Gryllis :pie:
     
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    I thought I had seen an ad for this last night while I was fighting to remain awake to see the Patriots complete their destruction of the Texans. What the actual fuck? While he's IN office? What the fuck, I repeat?

    These boneheads don't have hats or sunglasses? Nice planning.

    Is this one of those acid flashbacks I've waited so long for??
     
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    Yes, I do work 24 hours a day 7 days a week. That's what a leader does.
    I also don't own a gun and I'm a legal immigrant to this great country that doesn't take the fact that I'm allowed to be here for granted.
     
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    are you in a terrorist cell?
     
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    Yea,let him take a god damn day off from running our country into the fucking ground.
     
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    you better get one soon brother
     
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    Ben Stiller... Kate Winslet... Zac Efron... and now the sitting POTUS? Are you shitting me? Who thought this was a good idea?

    How many Canadians are there in Alaska, anyway?
     
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    Quite the opposite.
     
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    what kind of "important" business do you run?
     
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    GOAT
     
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    and he spent 1 full day with Grylls, get over it guys he wasnt there for a week :fil:
     
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    I wish that mother fucker would take the rest of his Term off

    @Fornicator
     
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    Never said it was 'important'. Important is very subjective. Just like the opinion of our President playing games on a TV show.
    I also don't care to share information about what I do on a message board.