Damien on… Nigel Marven And Bear Grylls
Sometimes you see a programme entry in a “minimalist” listings magazine that just looks WRONG.
One such is on Animal Planet this month – “Untamed China With Nigel Marven”.
Now I’m sorry if you, reading this, are called Nigel – but even YOU have to admit it’s a WANKY name. At best it’s a little boy’s name, not a man’s.
I mean, his parents certainly missed a trick. Why didn’t they call him MARVIN? Marvin Marven – now that’s COOL. Marvelous Marvin Marven (okay, maybe that’s overdo).
But on the same day, The Discovery Channel goes with “A Day In The Life Of Bear Grylls” – BEAR – now THAT’S a name.
I had to LOOK UP Nigel Marven (he has a SMALL entry in Wiki) – but Bear Grylls I’m FAMILIAR with.
He’s a sort of nature survivor. A while back, I saw him drag some British celebs – and a small film crew – through hell and high water.
He’s BUTCH. And his name is BEAR. Names don’t GET much butcher than Bear.
While – Nigel. Would I face “Untamed China” with a guy called Nigel?
I think not.