I’m in one of those special moods where I hate everyone, even the dead.
Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. "That’s your usual mood, isn’t it, Skaldirimus? Well, my response to that is … um, okay, I don’t actually have a response to that.
For persons who do not recognize the names in the thread title, I will offer brief summaries taken from Wikipedia, along with the links to the entire article. If you’re not already familiar with them, I encourage you to read said links.
You may define “nincompoop” for your ownself. Of course I don’t mean the biggest nincompoop in human history; compare the three men to one another, not the rest of Man-the-Kind.
Christopher Johnson McCandless (February 12, 1968 – mid-August, 1992) was an American itinerant who adopted the name Alexander Supertramp and hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude. Almost four months later, weighing only 67 pounds (30 kg), he died of starvation near Denali National Park and Preserve.
Timothy Treadwell(April 29, 1957 – October 5, 2003) was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, amateur naturalist, eco-warrior and documentary film maker. He lived among the coastal grizzly bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska, USA, for approximately 13 seasons. At the end of his 13th season in the park in 2003, he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and eaten by brown bears.
Vitaly Nikolayenko was a Russian self-educated natural scientist and photographer notable for his extensive research on the ethology of Russian bears. He spent 33 years living with the Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) native to the Kamchatka peninsula. He was found dead in December 2003 at the Kronotsky state reserve, one of two managed by the federal government, 110 miles (177 km) north of Petropavlovsk. Authorities concluded that the cause of death was an apparent bear mauling.