Viewers were left in complete shock when a soldier walked out of a lake with his penis on full display. It's like, one moment you're sitting in the living room for nerdy movie night with your family, the next you're dealing with on-screen genitalia.
But, when Simon Quarter man, who plays Demos employee Lee Size more in the series, bared ALL in season 2, the moment was as unexpected as it was welcome. “It's not often that we see a man naked,” Quarter man told Vulture of the scene.
Women have to reveal a lot all the time, and it felt so in keeping with what we were doing with the themes and with the tables being turned. Chris Melon spent much of Oz naked, but the scene where he peed definitely qualifies as a viral nudity moment.
Apparently, the actor himself asked to pee on camera rather than use a prop or special effects. After she was done making the YA circuit in the Percy Jackson movies, but before she was a big screen Baywatch babe,” Alexandra Mandarin bared all on True Detective in a scene that firmly established that she was all grown up.
In most cases, butts barely count as nudity, but the internet went collectively bonkers when Tom “Loki” Huddleston gave the world a quick peek at his in The Night Manager. Pretty much everyone in the cast of West world has to strip down at some point (although Anthony Hopkins will probably prove a permanent exception).
For most of the actors, this means sitting (literally) robotically in a chair while nude. For Than die Newton, whose character, Maeve, becomes self-aware during the show's first season, the non-sexual nude scenes got a lot more involved.
TBS announced in April that it was reviving the obstacle course game show Wipe out after it left the network TV airwaves, but tragedy reportedly struck the production earlier this week. It’s unclear if the contestant suffered injuries on the show, or even if they fell while running through the elaborate obstacle course set up for people to compete on.
Both reports indicated that the contestant “completed” the course, which would indicate that they didn’t suffer a serious enough fall to eliminate them the way the obstacles are meant to in order to get laughs from viewers. According to the network, the show’s return the airwaves will be hosted by John Cent and Nicole Bye and featured a slightly retooled format.
We all aim to progress, to push boundaries, and to expand our comfort zones in the surf. We all have our stories of heavy wipe outs, near-drownings, and reef cuts, yet most of them pale in comparison to surfers like Nathan Florence.
I scratched up there, turned late, made the drop, went too squat and heavy back footed, slipped the fins out, face planted, got pulled up the face and smashed down with the lip, instantly popped my leash, got a bit scraped up, and swam across the reef into the lagoon to grab my board that had washed up on the beach. I need to trust my rail, maintain my light lean into the wave face, and not go heavy back footed and squat on a drop like that.
Taking a wave or the situation for granted, and that overconfidence leading to poor decision-making. Confidence helps to bolster your emotional readiness, supports your decision-making, and allows for you to feel comfortable in the lineup.
Surf with confidence, but a healthy dose of awareness that the ocean can fuck you up at any moment. Navigating the lineup, not pulling back, and pushing your limits, they’re all acts built on confidence and a positive mindset.
He’s put in the time, the effort, the wipe outs, and built a foundation of understanding and confidence. His subtle awareness of how these longer periods of swell hit the reef differently, his abilities to read the wave accurately, he knows that chunk of reef and that wave intimately.
Being overly comfortable starts to peel back that bit of trepidation, the “oh shit” factor that adds a dose of caution. I personally had some firsthand experience with this on our most recently finished North Sumatra Coaching Trip.
It was after the fact, and fortunately not losing skin on the reef, that I realized I was taking too many risks going for barrels that weren’t in the least bit makeable, yet throwing myself into the oblivion. When going through photos at night on the boat I saw myself tucking into a lot of waves I shouldn’t have.
I pulled in my perspective and had a look at Clayton Painter and Twiggy Van Ryan, the other coaches on our trip, and their efficiency in surfing. They don’t make them all, but they’re both far more discerning than I. That’s truly important when you’re in the middle of nowhere in the Indian Ocean, a long helicopter ride to anything that resembles a hospital.
I had an “aha” moment when looking at that and realizing I was taking too many chances, on a damn shallow and sharp reef. But as you get older, have a perspective of life responsibilities, and don’t want to end up in a median chopper, you need to push boundaries with a healthy dose of awareness and preparation.
Fear is natural, expected, and can be harnessed to bring focus and accuracy. It comes back to this quote from Nathan: “I didn’t want to panic, but I simply did, I was out of breath, and I was scared, that happens to me all the time.
Every single big swell I have anxiety, I have my doubts, I get scared, before the swell I wonder “there are heavy consequences, could it be this one”, it’s the ocean it’s mother nature, you cannot predict it, as soon as you try and predict it, as soon as you get overconfident, mother nature does not hesitate to slap you back into place” I want you to have a working model and a more thorough understanding of Fear because just as wiping out, it’s inevitable as your progress as a surfer.
I’ve touched upon it in great detail here: How to Overcome Fear in the Surf I always ask the big wave surfers I’ve had the chance to surf with or hang with about the technical aspects of eating shit.
If there’s no time when being driven down, buckle up and cover-up, that shit is going to come fast (the reef) One particular aspect of his wipe out and breakdown that I found really helpful was his discussion of not trying to dive under the next set of whitewater.
I immediately recall several wipe outs of mine that this knowledge would have saved me some skin scrapes across the reef. Within the Surf Athlete Program, you get my full training system for developing Breath Work, for health, performance, and hold-downs.
“Some of the biggest adrenaline rushes and highest of highs have been after big wipe outs. Going over the falls can suddenly boost confidence with the realization of “that wasn’t that bad!”.
It can also drum up determination, and in those type-A folks stir up the inner drive that leads to enhanced focus. Copping a wipe out can be exactly what you need to drive a heightened mental state or slash through fear.
I recall a coaching trip a few years back where we had a fella that was seriously stressing out, far too hard, about nothing. It was all mental, and I can completely empathize with emotional impact, and it’s a physiologic response, but this had no rational base.
He brushed it off, reset his intentions, and had a reality check that his fear had no validity or truth to it. You’re in the mental and physical flow state where mind and body are one, or your discordant and just not “feeling it”.
A quick point about your brain not synching with the body: Nervous system fatigue is a very real thing, and I personally experience after a few heavy days of surfing. If I feel that in the water when it’s solid and has some serious potential for injury, I fold my cards, go sit on the boat, and hoot my buddies into some crackers.
Learn because surfing is an endless platform for progression and growth, physically and mentally. I hope you’ve gotten some lessons in wiping out, and you can eat shit a little more safely next time.