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Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

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  1. Johnny

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    Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    I like mythbusters as much as the next guy but after watchinh this episode I'm starting to wonder if Jamie is some ex government agent/commando/assassin/Rambo

    Seems he has a liscence for every single weapon known to man and contacts to get access to them all.


    On a side note, as much as they pretend that both Adam and Jamie are doing this on equal ground. We all known that Jamie carries the whole show and that Adam is just his comic releif side-kick who entertains with his obvious ignorance on all subjects.... But atleast he can weld. That saves Jamie some work.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Adam went to MIT and does most of the physics stuff with Grant. Really the only person on that show that is there for comic relief is Tory who is there to do physical stunts no one else will.

    Jamie is a badass though, I think Cornfed from Duckman was modeled after Jamie.

    http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/meet/jamie-hyneman.html Doesn't say a whole lot about his weapons history. Being connected to the special effects industry is probably a large part of it, I'm sure someone on the movie set has to be an export on the weapons being used(if even it is pretend mostly). Of course being associated with a popular TV show on a huge network doesn't hurt either.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Show-wise, they're traditional foils for each other. Jamie is usually right, but that's part of the fun of the show.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    He is kinda a scary, intense, no-nonsense kind of guy. I could imagine him being a hitman.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Hyneman
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1367178/

    He may or may not be ex-Navy, but the claim that he was a SEAL or special ops was debunked (apparently the claim was made during the first season, and then covered with damage-control spin). Nowhere near as much of a tough guy as he tries to portray, but definitely another 'Renaissance man' type so common from the military.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    So he was accussed of being ex special forces then failed a test to test if he was. All the while caiming he was'nt one?



     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Hey, Adam has the world record for the coke + mentos spout height (I think). He got it to like 23 feet or something.

    I can't argue with him being a mean welder though, that man can weld.

    edit:
    no self respecting Seattilite would choose to eat at Burger King, we have Dicks.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Not gonna make childish comment about that edit...not gonna make childish comment about that edit...

    Jamie is quiet, a little too quiet. It is somewhat scary.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Yeah, makes you think if he's just that sort of type or if he is pondering some malignant way to wind Adam up into an accident.



     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    im pretty sure this was people just pulling strings with the army, like when movies have m1 abrams tanks or apaches etc in them. I bet they just did the whole "jamie got a favor" for effect. Although I'm guessing if you could afford one all you would need is a class 3 permit which covers all fully auto weapons as well as explosive weapons like grenade launchers. go america! lol its our god given right to own fully automatic weapons! (for duck huntin')
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    I never quite got why he wears the exact same thing in every episode.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Saw the episode with the paper crossbow tonight, Adam won the build-off.

    He's that kind of guy...



     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    I love the show.

    I think that Jaime and Adam both compliment each other very well - both in terms of entertainment value, and also with the skills that they bring to the "mythbusting". I think that's one of the reasons the show works that well.

    As far as Tori, Carrie, and Grant go... Grant is largely the bigger "thinker" in that group... but I think they are on the show largely because the help to attract a younger element to the show. Still though, the are entertaining and I'm glad they are a part of it all.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    That would be a great episode for Myth Busters!!!


    Myth: Jamie is an ex SEAL.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    I reject your reality and substitute it for my own

    Jamie was a Navy Seal regardless of the so called "facts"
    my stomach tells me he was a seal, so he was a seal.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Myth: Seals are walruses.
     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    I always thought those whiskers were too big to be human. Myth: confirmed.



     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    No, the claim was floated sometime during the first season and then retracted. Seeing how it's pretty easy to bust such myths nowadays.



     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Because then he never has to wonder what he's going to wear that day.

    It's convenient, trust me.



     
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    Re: Who the hell is Jamie Hyneman anyway

    Except that the car on myth busters has no purpose in the army. It's a mixture between stealth and heavy weaponry for urban use. My guess is that it's a toy that bellongs to a private citizen with with numerot hard to get, permits.



     

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