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Tom Hardy Once Again Proves That He's More Man Than You Will Ever Be

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | March 1, 2013 | Comments ()


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Tom Hardy and Formula One racecar driver, Mika Salo, will be featured in the Discovery Channel's Driven to Extremes, airing on March 13th. What is they're going to do, you ask? Oh, not much: Just camp out overnight in the COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH. Why would anyone want to spend the night outside where temperatures are 60 below zero, I have no idea. But as someone who lives in Maine, where it gets pretty goddamn cold, I'll admit I'd make it about 45 seconds before I simply blew my f**king brains out. There are not enough layers to deal with the kind of temperatures where bubbles freeze, or where steaming hot water immediately turns to snow, where exposed fingers would snap off in a matter of minutes.

Check out the two trailers for the special, where Tom Hardy cracks wise, changes a tire, and adorably blows bubbles. It's looks weirdly intriguing, and I have even more respect for Hardy's manliness.

My one quibble: Why would they introduce this poor dog to those elements?

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  • annie

    I thought he went to Siberia for some kind of charity thing (hence the Help for Heroes sweater). Because you know, you didn't have enough reason to be impressed by and adore him. Now excuse me while I fucking "awww" over his frosted beard.

  • emmelemm

    There are breeds of dog that can do OK in temperatures like that.

  • ViciousTrollop

    Psh. I live in Canada. This is like my daily life.

    I will, however, watch this because Tom Hardy is awesome.

  • ,

    Toronto or Nunavut? Some of us below-the-border types know there's a bit of a difference.

    Also, love your handle.

  • csb

    So I'm unclear - is this programme being sponsored by Shell?

  • Drake

    Of course. How could global warming from fossil fuels be a real thing when it still gets so cold?

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Hardy has it all. He can brazenly blow off admitting to hooking up with other dudes with "Of course I have. I'm an actor for ****'s sake", talk unabashedly about his love for shoes *and then* roll out to the coldest place on Earth for some super manly Discovery channel shit.

    I mean, consider my heart melted, unlike the snow in the arctic.

  • And he broke Batman. Nothing is more manly than that.

  • When I was in junior high we had an Iditarod Sled Dog musher give a presentation and had a science/history project based on it. If that dog is a Siberian Husky it would have a thick enough coat to deal with temperatures like -50C. The tail over the nose is how it warms its nose.

  • John G.

    I love the cold. I want to go to wherever this is.

  • Quatermain

    You can have it. I live in MN and it's nothing but various shades of white and gray(not quite 50 shades, but still a lot)from Nov. until the end of March. Generally, by February I'm about ready to stab someone just so I can see some color.

  • Laura

    Yeah, leave the dog out of it.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Still the most adorable, huggable (fuckable) man ever to play a string of murderous lunatics.

  • Brian Merritt

    Actually, hot water freezes faster than cold water. Science!

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    I know this is supposed to look all rough and tough, but there's a mid-sized city in Alaska (Fairbanks to be specific) where the temperature regularly gets into the -40 to -60 temperature range.

    Kids go to school, people go shopping, live normal lives, all at -60.

  • phase10

    I think the difference is that other than their vehicles, it doesn't look like they have a warm place to shelter in. I don't know if they have some sort of portable heater in their tents, but even that wouldn't compare to a school or mall.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    There are a LOT of crazy people in interior Alaska - including those who spend significant portions of the winter with minimal shelter. There's a fair number of people who bike to and from work all winter long, using bikes with extra-wide rims and giant mittens called "pogies".

  • Man.. these guys have the best names, outside of Tom Hardy and Mika Salo we also have Aldo Kane and Mac MacKenney.

  • lowercase_ryan

    the hot water to snow just blew my mind.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Don't mess with dogs. That's tantamount to abuse in my book. Although it looks like it might be a local dog? I still don't get it or like it.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Depends on the dog. Our lab (before he got to be, you know, 13 and old) was good for an hour or so outside in minus 40, and it was his paws on the cold sidewalks that bugged him more than anything. That guy looks like he might be part shepherd so he's probably even more well-insulated.

    Then again I can't watch the video at work so I'm really just speculating. A set of booties would be smart though. And like John said - let the guy in the tent! It'd be silly not to maximize body heat in that kind of weather.

  • John G.

    I don't like it either. He's not shivering, so maybe he's ok, but why not let him into the tent? My dog wears a coat in 50 degrees above zero. She would die at 50 degrees below.

  • VonnegutSlut

    I thought the same thing--it looks just a touch feral & has on a serious coat...so maybe it's a local boy. At least I'm hoping it is--otherwise, I've got some letters to write.

  • Ah! I was wondering what would break off first! Your beard? Or your penis?

  • Pinky McLadybits

    I really want to have that man's babies. ohhhhhhhh yes.

  • lowercase_ryan

    you've seen the video of him rapping with his baby in the front pouch?

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Yup. And the underwear photos with his belly pooched out and the MySpace pictures and I still want to chain him to the bed and wear him out for days.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    He's a hugger too! I BET HE CUDDLES AMAZINGLY WELL.

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