Top Shot Season 2 Giveaway!

Hey all…

That’s right – for one lucky winner, we have a totally new Top Shot prize pack!

ENTER TO WIN A TOP SHOT PRIZE PACK FROM HISTORY!

Top Shot, HISTORY’s hit competition series, is rearmed and reloaded. Sixteen fearless marksmen, carefully selected from thousands of applicants, will aim for the $100,000 prize package and the title of “Top Shot.” The all-new cast of 14 men and two women includes a 10-time NRA pistol champ, two former world shooting champs, a Texas cop, a Jersey shore Air Force sniper, a Bronze Star recipient, and representatives from four branches of the military. The 13-week series premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 10pm ET on HISTORY. Fans can check out exclusive content and play the Top Shot Reloaded Fantasy Game beginning February 7th on Facebook.

Enter to win a TOP SHOT prize pack consisting of:

  • Top Shot Season One DVD
  • Top Shot T-Shirt
  • Top Shot iPhone Case
  • Top Shot Shot Glass

TO ENTER:

  • Add a comment below with your thoughts on what gun changed the course of history and why.

I will announce the winner on February 25, 2011, so be sure to have your comment posted by February 24, 2011!

–Fitz

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Sneak Peek: Discovery’s Wild Animal Repo

Hi there!

Though I’ve been married to a veterinarian for the last ten years, I was an animal lover and pet owner long before that. And I’ve always had a soft spot for abused animals. But far too often we find ourselves not hearing about the most serious cases until it’s too late. However, when you go visit places such as the Serenity Springs Wildlife Center in Calhan, CO, which focuses on rescuing big cats such as lions and tigers, or places such as the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, CO, which focuses on giving a good home to wolves and other animals who can’t survive in the wild, you hear some of the stories of how these animals came to be in their care… and it breaks your heart to think of wild animals abused in such a way.

The trick is that you have to go to these places to hear these tales of abuse and neglect. Far too often we don’t hear about them until conditions reach tragic levels and we never hear about the positive stories of rescues that might not have survived otherwise. So I’m very excited about the new show on the Discovery Channel that’s airing a sneak peak on Sunday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT – Wild Animal Repo.

“Repo” is a strange concept when applied to something other than a car or house, but whatever you call these people, they deserve our respect and admiration for going into tough conditions and saving these critters.

Here’s some info from a recent press release:

“Scott Lope is one of America’s premier exotic animal reposessors. He rescues extraordinary and endangered creatures from unfit owners, illegal trade and harmful environments. No animal is too dangerous or too insignificant for Scott, as he and his team recover tigers, bears, monkeys, wolves and many more, all with the goal of finding them a worthy home.

On Sunday, January 16 at 9PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel fans will get a sneak peek of WILD ANIMAL REPO as Scott heads to Texas to rescue 22 bears from a suspected illegal bear breeding facility. The bears resist the process, as do the animals’ disgruntled owners. Then, zookeepers are packing up before the small roadside zoo is demolished. But first, they need to relocate 25 Capuchin monkeys. Scott takes on the job, but the monkeys quickly learn his tactics, making the rescue even more challenging. Later, Scott is tasked with saving six tigers from a facility that is not properly protected, and risks the safety of the tigers and local citizens. He enlists the help of tiger experts, but can they move the giant cats that are multiple times their size and strength?”

And here are three clips from the show that illustrate some of the places Scott and his team have to go into…

Be sure and watch Wild Animal Repo on Sunday, January 16 at 9PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel!

–Fitz

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Sneak Peek: Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe – “Animal Locator”

Hey all…

In a manly way, I love Mike Rowe. His sense of humor is infectious and that baritone voice was simply made for television. So when I can, I try to catch episodes of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe on the Discovery channel.

Mike Rowe at Skulls Unlimited
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In tonight’s episode, Mike works on making cornmeal the old fashioned way… And he runs into issues of course… Who knew getting water onto the water wheel would be so tough!

DIRTY JOBS WITH MIKE ROWE
On Tuesday, November 9 at 9PM ET/PT, Mike travels to De Kalb, Mississippi to make cornmeal at an old-fashioned millhouse that uses water-driven millstones to make the meal from whole kernels of corn. Later, he is in Texas to relocate the Pere David’s deer, a Chinese deer that has gone extinct in its native land, but still exists in captivity across the United States and Europe. Mike’s mission is to gather a male and female deer, and transport them back to their native habitat, in hopes of creating a new herd.

About DIRTY JOBS WITH MIKE ROWE:
Host and creator Mike Rowe travels the country to showcase the downright dirty jobs that most people would go out of their way to avoid. From landfill operators to scrapple makers to horse testers, Mike serves as apprentice to the hard-working and skilled men and women who make civilized life possible for the rest of us each and every day. Since the series first debuted in 2005, DIRTY JOBS WITH MIKE ROWE has provided a behind-the-scenes look at over 250 dirty jobs (and counting!) — in industries ranging from construction to sanitation to manufacturing. DIRTY JOBS WITH MIKE ROWE was nominated for two Emmys® this year — in Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming and in Outstanding Reality Program.

Here are a couple of clips from tonight’s episode:

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