Saturday, April 12, 2008

watching.

Growing up, we had one television and Dad controlled the remote. My early years were filled with a lot of boxing, old musicals, and nature programs. I probably could quote South Pacific in its entirety, I still love boxing and now that we have a TV again, I'm renting nature programs on DVD.

The BBC Planet Earth series is extraordinary. I've seen things that I could have never imagined, not in a thousand years. The stunning, intimate photography has made me gasp, cringe, and, yes, even laugh out loud...



Watch the whole thing - the best is at the very end.

10 comments:

Turk Turon said...

That last bird is absolutely unearthly!

Earl said...

Hmm, must be my age, but when I was growing up I was the remote and would move to the television to change the channel and then get out of the way. Wonder what they did after I had to go to bed? By high school I would lay in front of the television doing my home work, listening to the radio on an ear piece and reach up to change the channel - progress!

Weer'd Beard said...

If I could do what that last bird did, that would be ALL I'd EVER do!

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falnfenix said...

y'know, Sir David Attenborough could talk to me about butter for an hour and i'd be enthralled. that man has a voice from the gods themselves.

Fearsclave said...

We picked up Planet Earth a while back. Amazing stuff; Carolyn is fascinated by the Caves episode. Me, not so much. I have a hard time getting bast the 100-meter high hill of bat bat droppings crawling with cockroaches and giant centipedes.

If somebody told me my job was to climb up that I would quit on the spot and walk home.

Yes, I know the cave is in Borneo.

Breda said...

turk - funny old world, huh?

earl - and now?

weer'd - I knew you'd like this one! =)

fenix - Attenborough's voice is THE voice of nature programs to me. Anyone else would just sound wrong.

fearsclave - And wasn't the sulfuric acid producing cave snot just horrific?

phlegmfatale said...

I kept imagining these birds intoning with a vampire accent "you vant eeet! You vant zee booty!"

Fabulous stuff!

BobG said...

The Planet Earth series was one of the best nature series on TV. It is one of the reasons I enjoy having HDTV. (That and being able to see Firefly and Battlestar Galactica in HD).

phlegmfatale said...

By the way, when I was a kid, I WAS the remote.

Xavier said...

To cool! Should I try that?