Wednesday, March 31, 2004 in I Forgot To Pick A Category

Wild Boys

I missed it on tv last night, but the CBC did a special on B.C’s Wild Boys. Fascinating stuff.

I did find the interview irritating in the sense that the interviewer couldn’t make sense of the fact that the boys were articulate and smart. You know, even if they were reading books all day, looking at vidoetapes, interracting with their family and living off the land.

Makes total sense to me, and there were some things in the transcript I read that I totally got where the boys were coming from. Stupid interviewer. A lot of the questions they raised, such as how could their house not be spotted, seemed too pushy to me.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the link, Andrea.

    Gonzo and I just started reading “My Side of the Mountain” today. Our local nature center is offering a week-long summer day camp, based on the skills in the book. Gonzo (7) thinks it sounds cool, but I want him to better understand what is involved.

    This story is a real-life example. Amazing how people have such troupble comprehending different lifestyles. As if your not understanding *my* lifestyle, and preferring it, is an insult to me.

  2. I read the transcripts and found the boys very articulate. It was a very interesting story.

  3. Thanks for this link, Andrea. Very interesting story. Reminds me of that movie, with Brendan Fraser I think it was, where he grows up in a bomb shelter knowing nothing about the outside world until he has to go look for supplies. The skeptic in me tends to think there’s more to this story than meets the eye. It certainly raises a lot of questions. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next.