Rust Belt Behind-the-Scenes

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Followed by a sensible (and delicious) lunch! Followed--hopefully--by hours of laying around groaning and farting. 960 1280

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Cameraman and gearhead Zach Zamboni indulges his obsession with elaborate, improvised, homemade camera rigging devices. 960 1280

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The crew and our hosts, rooftop in Medellin. 960 1280

  

Tom Vitale, our producer. He actually met us at the airport dressed like this. Would you lend this guy 5 dollars? Not me. 960 1280

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Zach's Popeil-style miracle rigging installed and operational--with Todd in second position. 960 1280

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Durian Fruit. Reekingly delicious passion of Southeast peril. Tastes like heaven and smells like hell ... 960 1280

  

A baby elephant tries to steal some Skittles out of producer Diane Schutz's handbag. 960 1280

  

Headline. Not encouraging. 960 1280

  

The water-soaked mayhem that is the Songkran Festival. 960 1280

  

The mighty warriors, post Songkran shoot. 960 1280

  

Another headline. This one even less encouraging. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Todd Leibler steps into chocolate. 960 1280

  

I begin to wonder if the cockles I'm getting are worth the ****ing I'm getting. 960 1280

  

I wait for the crew to extract themselves from hip-deep mud. 960 1280

  

Zach Zamboni with his latest piece of hardware -- an eyepiece he assures me is on loan from the military. Very Terminator. 960 1280

  

Camera trying to stay out of the way of all the swinging fists and kicking feet during a Muay Thai bout. 960 1280

  

I want ' sausage. 960 1280

  

FAN-atic finalist Eric Rivera finds out what it means to be a "winner." You get to be personal assistant to Zach Zamboni. 960 1280

  

Thailand Journal  13 Photos

Zach gets up-close and personal with the rodeo crew. 960 1280

  

Tony and Jorge sit down for a meal at Don Vittorio's seafood restaurant. 960 1280

  

Todd captures a perfect moment. 960 1280

  

Tony shares a moment with his ride for the evening. 960 1280

  

In the distance, seals bask in the last bit of sunlight for the day. 960 1280

  

Picture-perfect setting in Chile. 960 1280

  

Tony indulges in a roadside snack. 960 1280

  

Mouthwatering empanadas on their way to the crew's plates. 960 1280

  

Tony and crew prepare to feast on the beach. 960 1280

  

Dave looks out to sea while enjoying a cool afternoon beer. 960 1280

  

Chile  10 Photos

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Todd shoots West Bawlmer in the rain. 960 1280

  

With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson and producer Alex Lowry. 960 1280

  

Zamir and Tony hit Detroit. 960 1280

  

The fabulous Buffalonian specialty, Beef on Weck. 960 1280

  

Todd demonstrates the "10-finger vibrating-hand beer-drinking technique" while modeling his stretch pants and knee pads. 960 1280

  

' before diving right into a viciously competitive game of featherbowling. 960 1280

  

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