Saturday, August 11, 2007

Last Man Standing

In the last couple of days, I've had two friends independently ask me if I was watching a BBC 3 TV show called "Last Man Standing". I'm intrigued because those sort of water cooler moments, don't really happen much with me these days.

Here's the skinny:
Six intrepid athletes, eight ancient sporting festivals, one victor; this is Last Man Standing.
From an inter-village flag tournament in Senegal to the sacred Festival of Death in Brazil, Last Man Standing dares a unique group of western adventurers to rise to the challenge of some of the world’s most remote tribes.
They will encounter the likes of wrestling, endurance running, archery and even bullock racing in the ultimate test of strength, skill, stamina and steel.

Bondy's (hilarious as always) description of the Trobiand Cricket episode really piqued my interest, so I'm downloading it now on the BBC iPlayer to watch over a beer after my own triathlon this morning.

Update 4:20: Thanks Dave Bond and thanks iPlayer. That was a great show; funny, interesting, but still a little scary. "Rajko is our leader, Rajko is our leader, la la la la, la la la la."

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