By Adam Auslund
Well, one of my favorite weeks of television, "Shark Week", has come and gone for another year, and while like many I didn't appreciate Discovery channel kicking off the week with an uneducated, insulting, and completely FAKE documentary "Megalodon" to try and spark idiotic conversations about whether the giant prehistoric shark still exists, despite there being zero evidence to that possibility (hold your snide comments atheists) the week DID finish strong with actual compelling scientific programs like "Alein Sharks" and "Great White Serial Killer". But as always, it all went by too fast (even if you also filled up your DVR recording shows from Shark Weeks rival, Sharkfest, on Nat Geo Wild) and so, with the week behind us, there's a hole in my heart that needs to be filled with other dangerous creatures that deserve a week of programming devoted exclusively to them. So it's time for Snake Week.
Yup. You could easily get a ratings spike doing a full week on the fascinating constrictors and the vipers in the reptile world. And it would also give an opportunity to expose everyone to one of the biggest badasses this side of Chuck Norris and Vin Deisel. And a hero of mine…Austin Stevens, Snakemaster.
Here's some video of him being a crazy mofo, getting bitten by a cobra, going to the hospital, only to return a few hours later to photograph the same snake.
Who wouldn't want to watch hours of this guy jumping around the jungles and hiking through deserts to play with the most poisonous and deadliest serpents?
Actually, forget Snake Week. Just call it Austin Stevens Week. He deserves it.