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June 22, 2019


Four expert butchers bring the sharpest blades to slice through this demanding, first-of-its-kind test of skill. First, the butchers must break down an entire deer using only a traditional flint knife. With the clock ticking, the competitor with the least number of acceptable retail cuts is eliminated. The remaining three must cut steaks using only a skill hones in butcher--eyeballing the thickness without a ruler. The two competitors left standing move on to the final round to face off against a surprise beast: wild boar. Which butcher will yield the most meat value from this monster, be crowned the Butcher Champion and take home $10,000?

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Four Butchers stuff their way through the first round of competition where they must fill the inside of a turkey with several layers of other smaller birds. They race each other to break down and grind beef to make burgers of various weights without using a scale. Only two butchers advance to the final round where they take on an Opah. Only one can impress the judges and emerge as The Butcher Champion and take home the $10,000 prize.

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Four bladesmiths face triple the challenges when they must forge a canister Damascus blade from three different steels using three separate cans. Keeping their canisters and blades straight proves easier said than done, and Round 1 gives one of the competitors a tough break. After a rough round of testing, two finalists head back to their home forges to recreate two of history's most reliable hunting weapons: the Messer and Bi-knife.

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Listened to Upgrade 250: Building a Home Screen Together

Jason and Myke kick off the The Upgrade Summer of Fun by building the official Upgrade iPhone home screen. 28 apps will be picked! Four will win coveted spaces in the dock! Rules will be invented on the fly! Also, we explain what a draft is.

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The family is traveling, so I am all alone this weekend. So far today, I’ve managed to compile and install Provenance and ScummVM on my iPad Pro. Now I can play Mario Kart 64 and Monkey Island on the go. πŸ€ͺπŸ•Ή