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Old 10-21-2011, 10:48 AM
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Despite Jamie's somewhat "standoffish, no nonsense, I know what I am doing and am the boss persona" I gotta say that shows an amount of selfawareness, sense of fair play, and an ego thats under control that is a bit too rare in this world.
Also self-confidence. Some people would have been afraid to suggest hiring somebody else. Discovery could easily have decided to hire Adam instead of Jamie rather than hire them both as co-hosts.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:49 AM
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No one's mentioned the Rolling Stones in this thread. Don't Keith and Mick detest each other?
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:55 AM
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I haven't seen either of them say they don't like each other, but they have almost diametrically opposed personalities and you don't have to be friends to work well together.
This. There's clearly no real animosity between them, but outside of their work they have nothing in common. Lots of people at my work fit the same criteria. We work well together, and don't socialize outside of work. If we were on TV, it would look pretty similar.

Penn and Teller are another good example. Great chemistry on screen, separate lives off.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:34 PM
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You think it's Jamie? I always thought it was Adam, Kari, Grant, and Tori who were the nitrophiliacs. Frankly, I blame them all for the dumbing down of the History, Discovery, and Nat Geo channels... And turning them all, collectively, into the Redneck Guns and Explosives channels. Crap, one and all.. let's shoot something and blow something up is just crap broadcasting and has no redeeming qualities and the clones they have kicked off are becoming tiresome and boring.. They single handedly destroyed the last remnants of educational TV and have progressed the regressive policies of the NRA. People can actually conceal carry in a bar in my state thanks to the crap they kicked off..
I get where you're coming from. I can't tell you how hard I laughed - literally rolling on the floor - when I found out AFTER reading this Onion article that Punkin Chunkin was a real show by seeing a commercial spot for it on the Discovery Channel... But I still love the Mythbusters show in particular because unlike some of its imitators in spirit, they exhibit scientific value in their process not their actions. They always analyze and debate how reasonable what their approach is before going about doing it, and usually do some sanity check trials first on smaller samples or scales too.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:15 PM
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I get where you're coming from. I can't tell you how hard I laughed - literally rolling on the floor - when I found out AFTER reading this Onion article that Punkin Chunkin was a real show by seeing a commercial spot for it on the Discovery Channel... But I still love the Mythbusters show in particular because unlike some of its imitators in spirit, they exhibit scientific value in their process not their actions. They always analyze and debate how reasonable what their approach is before going about doing it, and usually do some sanity check trials first on smaller samples or scales too.
More importantly, they often change the whole direction of a series of experiments midstream when it becomes clear that their initial hypothesis was wrong, and they're not afraid to revisit old myths (and, often, prove their previous conclusions wrong in doing so) if fans point out errors in their methodology.

The de-evolution of channels like Discovery and the History Channel into mindless redneck fodder is real and sad. But blaming it on Adam and Jamie rather than the idiot execs who misunderstand what makes "Mythbusters" great is like blaming J.R.R. Tolkien for the existence of "Eragon."
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:33 PM
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Seems like this might be true of a lot of pairs of people who work closely together. IIRC, Laurel & Hardy and Abott & Costello weren't friends with each other outside of work.

Laurel and Hardy WEREN'T friends, it's true, but they weren't constantly feuding or at odds.Abbott and Costello OFTEN fought, because both had big egos and strong opinions.It wasn't like that with Laurel & Hardy- Oliver Hardy had enormous respect for Stan Laurel, who was the undisputed boss of the team,. Hardy was usually happy to do whatever Laurel decided would work best.

They rarely socialized because their interests and their circles of friends were so different. That is, at the end of the day, Oliver Hardy didn't groan, "Thank God I can get away from that jerk Stan." Rather, it was more like, "Well, I'm off to play golf. See you tomorrow, Stan. "

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Old 10-21-2011, 03:23 PM
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I must have seen this picture a hundred times now. When are you going to Photoshop out those red eyes?
Sorry to keep you waiting. Try it now. (Hit "refresh" if it hasn't changed.)

And thanks for the chance to let me show it off again!

(Of course, now that I'm a married man, I no longer have fantasies about Kari or any one other than my wonderful wife.)

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Old 10-22-2011, 04:57 AM
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I saw a loop of Discovery Channel, edited, Kari butt shots for download, on a celebrity site, the other day. I wasn't quite that desperate.

Don't get me wrong, it is certainly voyeuristic ephemera of quite some value, but I would just feel dirty.

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Old 10-22-2011, 09:42 AM
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I saw a loop of Discovery Channel, edited, Kari butt shots for download, on a celebrity site, the other day. I wasn't quite that desperate.

Don't get me wrong, it is certainly voyeuristic ephemera of quite some value, but I would just feel dirty.
Link please.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:33 PM
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Link please.
Oh yeah...
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:03 PM
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I can't believe you guys are discussing Kari's butt like this. Time to change the topic.






Does anyone else think that Kari's boobs are bigger this season? Seriously, I even watched a DVD of an earlier season to confirm this.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:05 PM
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Having a baby will do that.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:03 PM
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I think Jessi Combs (who subbed for Kari while Kari was on maternity leave) is at least as hot, and maybe just a little hotter, than Kari.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:31 PM
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Link please.

http://www.filesonic.com/file/2516032974
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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There was a Christmas episode within the last couple of years in which they did a gift exchange that was so forced and awkward that if I had thought they were friends, I wouldn't havfe after seeing that.

However, if they actively don't like each other, that's disappointing.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:23 PM
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I don't see why people are disappointed to hear Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are buddies. I don't think they hate each other. They're just two people who work well together but don't have the personalities to be friends.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:28 PM
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I don't see why people are disappointed to hear Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are buddies. I don't think they hate each other. They're just two people who work well together but don't have the personalities to be friends.
I think there needs to be a word for "get along just fine other than occasionally annoying each other, but aren't really friends in any way," because whenever Adam says "Jamie and I don't like each other," people take that as "they hate each other."
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:59 PM
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I think Jessi Combs (who subbed for Kari while Kari was on maternity leave) is at least as hot, and maybe just a little hotter, than Kari.
Hm, yes she is cute, but Kari has a sparkle that just boosts her appeal.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:03 PM
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I think there needs to be a word for "get along just fine other than occasionally annoying each other, but aren't really friends in any way," because whenever Adam says "Jamie and I don't like each other," people take that as "they hate each other."
Acquaintance.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:03 PM
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It's just that when people see two guys on TV who are always together, they assume they are always together when they aren't on TV. Except, if you're on a show with a guy, you're already spending most of the day with them, and now you wanna get together on the weekends and play golf with them?

Matt and Trey may be hetero life partners, but most people who work together on TV aren't.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:10 PM
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I think there needs to be a word for "get along just fine other than occasionally annoying each other, but aren't really friends in any way," because whenever Adam says "Jamie and I don't like each other," people take that as "they hate each other."
It's a sentiment you don't hear people voice that often in this kind of context, especially in public, so "we don't like each other" is usually taken to mean "we dislike each other." When I posted earlier I hadn't seen the excavator episode, but now I have- and at the end of the rowing segment, Adam does say something very close to 'this is an example of how Jamie and I work well together even though we don't like each other.' What they are is coworkers.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:53 PM
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I think Jessi Combs (who subbed for Kari while Kari was on maternity leave) is at least as hot, and maybe just a little hotter, than Kari.
Agreed, and IMO, hotter.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:53 AM
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It's a sentiment you don't hear people voice that often in this kind of context, especially in public, so "we don't like each other" is usually taken to mean "we dislike each other." When I posted earlier I hadn't seen the excavator episode, but now I have- and at the end of the rowing segment, Adam does say something very close to 'this is an example of how Jamie and I work well together even though we don't like each other.' What they are is coworkers.
I think they've both been asked this question enough, together and in public, that Adam didn't feel it worth hem-hawing over.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:12 AM
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Sorry to keep you waiting. Try it now. (Hit "refresh" if it hasn't changed.)

And thanks for the chance to let me show it off again!

(Of course, now that I'm a married man, I no longer have fantasies about Kari or any one other than my wonderful wife.)
Aww, much better!
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:04 PM
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I think Jessi Combs (who subbed for Kari while Kari was on maternity leave) is at least as hot, and maybe just a little hotter, than Kari.
Holy HotRod! Some of those pictures are stunning!
Those curves!
Those --uh...headlights!

Oh, and who's the blonde sitting astride, anyway?

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Old 10-27-2011, 05:41 PM
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I really miss some of the Adam/Jamie interaction from the first few series, when the show had so much more of a "backstage" feel to it, and you could actually see them interact for real. These days, they mostly just come across as... a couple of television presenters.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:19 PM
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I really miss some of the Adam/Jamie interaction from the first few series, when the show had so much more of a "backstage" feel to it, and you could actually see them interact for real. These days, they mostly just come across as... a couple of television presenters.
One of my favorite moments from the early seasons was one experiment where you could tell Adam and Jamie were getting on each other's nerves. I think it was the first time Adam did his fingers impression of Jamie's mustache. They don't do that as much anymore.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:59 AM
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I really miss some of the Adam/Jamie interaction from the first few series, when the show had so much more of a "backstage" feel to it, and you could actually see them interact for real. These days, they mostly just come across as... a couple of television presenters.
I agree. Particularly now that the show has run out of good myths, they should go to a one-myth-per-ep format and rotate between the build teams, showing more of the building stage and so on.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:13 AM
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One of my favorite moments from the early seasons was one experiment where you could tell Adam and Jamie were getting on each other's nerves. I think it was the first time Adam did his fingers impression of Jamie's mustache. They don't do that as much anymore.
Actually, Grant was the one who came up with that move. I don't think he did it on TV first (if ever), but Adam admits it was Grant's invention.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:21 AM
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Do Adam and Jamie rom the Mythbusters get on that well ?

I have been curious about this for a while and had my suspicions since they are so polar opposite in their personalities. In the "Duct Tape Plane" episode in the sequence where Adam amd Jamie have to row a barge to shore with excavators Adam actually admits to them not getting along but being able to work together well in getting their effort coordinated.
However as unfeasible as it seems, his statement could be just a dramtic device !
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