Into the Valley rode the 600, but only 9 remain in the Jungle


When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!  

                               by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 

               Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava        October 25, 1854
Written 1854
The Immunity Blog With Coach and Debbie


Coach  |  The Adjective Game

November 23, 2009
(Edited for understandability by Snakebit Sal)

If you want to read HIS words “GO HERE”

After my brief respite last week in terms of vocabulary and word count, this is a disclaimer to let you know that this blog will be different! I am back with a vengeance. I’m already heating up my wind bag to blow so much hot air thru this week’s blog that you will be feeling the heat of the long-winded excess of words for weeks to come.

Can we have a loser’s challenge so that we can get Erik the Viking back in the game and spice things up a bit? I miss that noblest of warriors! If not then lets focus some attention on the players who have gotten less love from me in the past. So…how about we play the adjective game?

Monica: Glowing, wise and perceptive. (I assure you these are all flattering so please look them up!) “Saving Shambo from herself.” The expressive confessional on the CBS homepage was an insight into your subtle personality that I did not catch at first. Brilliant. You continue with your strong woman’s intuition, trust it, let it guide you, be one with the universe my child and you will go far in this game. That and do not cross Shambo or Troll Boy.

Jaison: outrageously disgraceful, perplexing, and hateful. And FYI the reason why I am so hard on you is because the greater the capability the greater the expectations. You my friend have been gifted with much in life. The more the talent the more the command to use them at all costs hangs over your neck like the meditation of Chong Ran. (Simple Rules to Yoga Meditation )    (The thesaurus won’t help you on this one pal).

Russell, the little gnome: Erotic, wicked and disgusting. But… I wanted to say BRAVO. Well done in finding the idols. Greatjob. I say this because I’m having so much fun kicking your butt every week in my blog and I know your ego maniac self is reading every word of it. You are drawn in to everything that I am and you are not and the eloquence that permeates from every fiery breath that I take. So thank you for sticking around so I can continue to criticize you with adjectives that you have to look up their meaning to comprehend.

Mick: Modest, outgoing and sneaky. Although you weren’t very good at dynamics for the first half of the season I am starting to appreciate your game play. Are you on anyone’s radar? Have you ever been? No. Good for you. Come join my alliance. And of course keep winning immunity.

Brett, Danger Dave and John: Three warriors. Three walks of life. Three different styles of game play. From the witty remark of Dave to the boyish reminder of Brett and the exceeding of expectations by outliving the pretty boy do nothing of John…if you stay together you will go all the way. But that’s not how it works in survivor now is it? Expect the unexpected. Traverse the un-traversable. Slay the un-slayable dragon.

Natalie: Sexy, sparkling, southern, cautious, stalker and opportune. I’ve ignored you for too long my dear. I’ll be watching you more closely from now on. I promise.

And to round out the top ten Mr. Letterman… Shambo and Laura showdown.

It all started so peacefully…and ended badly for Laura. After winning two straight immunities and now the reward challenge this sexy grandmother seemed to have a high niche in the survivor society. Until she dashed herself upon the rock, the fortress, the mullet toting Shambo. And that was her downfall.

And Shambo! Throwing out some quotes I could have used last week. After failing to win immunity again, Shambo says per Laura that this is her “day of reckoning.” As in the day of judgment? But remember pride comes before the slaying of the dragon so be careful and not get too comfortable with your latest victory.

One more quote from the road! Prince Gautama Siddhartha once said circa 483 B.C. “Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses his own affliction, for others’ affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.” I wish I had said that.

Either in this next episode or the following, in this lifetime or the next, mark the words of the good Prince above Russell Hantz for your day of reckoning is coming soon.

Dragonslayer out!


Debbie  |   Russell is the Picasso of Survivor

November 23, 2009

Is Russell Really Picasso?

Russell started the show with the statement, “I am Picasso. This is my best piece of work.” I have to admit he might be right! WOW. Is this guy for real? I was actually cheering for him tonight. I have to agree Russell is the Picasso of Survivor. I have never seen anyone play this game quite like he has done. How can this guy find not one, not two, but THREE idols in one season! I have heard people stating “this is rigged. No one could do this.” However, knowing the game and the dedicated people running the show, I assure you it is NOT rigged. Russell is just “outwitting” everyone. He is a true Survivor Samurai!

Shambo’s social skills are still lacking. The choice to outwardly laugh when Laura did not win the immunity challenge was a poor social move by Shambo. Laura did perish in the end, but we learn early in this game that you don’t count your chickens before they hatch (I was wondering where the chicken had been, we got a quick look at it in the previews.)This outburst could have backfired on Shambo. Did you see her personal “bedroom”? Why doesn’t she sleep with her tribe? I would have never felt secure enough to. Plus, in Tocantins, we desperately needed the body warmth.

When the winning team returned from the reward and started scrambling for the idol, my heart was actually racing. Could Dave really not keep up with Russell? I guess Trolls know the forest in which they dwell. Russell can only be admired for being the master of the game. He can sniff out an idol better than trained pigs find priceless truffles. I am actually starting to cheer for him- not to win, but to watch his brain continue to work this game and the people. I am amazed by his weekly moves. Predicting what he is going to do next is impossible.

Tribal council was a nail biter. Obviously, Russell’s talk with John was successful. As the second vote was extracted I was so hoping that John followed his proposed plan. He knew he would be one of the first to be thrown under the bus because his tribe was quick to forewarn him that they would put four votes for him if necessary. Has he “officially” made his statement and switched tribes?

Laura played a strong game. I think many Survivors learn, after the fact, that being strong in the challenges and vocal around camp will eventually get your flame extinguished. Laura rubbed too many people the wrong way and was such a physical threat; elimination was inevitable. Did you see Dave’s face? He has the funniest expressions. Along with the crazy hair he reminds me of the comedian Gallagher.

Mick, my favorite eye candy, won the immunity tonight (hey Coach take note, he did something) and Jaison is still a stable presence. I am still in his corner. However, tonight I saw something from Brett for the first time. He is quiet, sweet, cute and not making any waves. He reminds me of our sweet JT. I think Brett might surprise us all. Why is it that the guys this season seem to look better each week? Even Russell is looking good. Maybe I need to start wearing my glasses at night. Ha! Well, now for two seasons, the tribes entering the merge with the lower numbers prevail! Galu should have learned something from Timbira. I thought we were going to go down as the dumbest tribe ever; however, there is hope that Galu might steal the honor.


361 thoughts on “Into the Valley rode the 600, but only 9 remain in the Jungle”

  1. “Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses his own affliction, for others’ affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.” I wish I had said that.

    You just did Coach, unfortunately.

    Snakebit Sal… Did you say you were editing for understandability?

  2. @DonnaP…since we’re both on the same page, here ya go.

    the network starts the clock ticking for a new season of its suspense drama “24” with a two-night, four-hour event airing Jan. 17 and 18.

    For anyone that wants their Jack Bauer fix, Right DonnaP?

  3. Frannie… The sun, the stars and, if you look out your kitchen window after reading this post, a well rounded flesh colored moon.

  4. Frannie… Do you think were should call the Chicago police since we haven’t heard from Aggie for a while? Not for her though, but to free the friend she helped move from her dominatrix dungeon.

  5. What took you so long, you weren’t “number” one this time…
    you snooze you lose

    Frannie… Had you read the intro remarks FIRST like I did, you would be typing your first post right about now, with or without your morning coffee, lol

  6. Ted complained about people on here not being able to spell.
    Ted….last night you used too and it shuld have been two.
    WTF…..i’m just saying

  7. its starting to look that way! My 19 year old nephew has been unconcious in ICU since Monday, but he opened his eyes briefly and wiggled his toes so its definitely getting better.

  8. wow the soap opera continues, not that i dont enjoy it its just that i come to chat about the game, well the hell with the game i will just watch and listen and maybe learn something. ok bye and i will be here (Ken)

  9. Okay….it’s time for me to make the trek over that
    much dreaded bridge to get to work. I will see everyone
    when my work gets caught up. Hopefully it won’t be
    like yesterday. :roll:

  10. Liz… Aggie is not in her dungeon whipping him yet. That comes after she waxes him into submission.

  11. Liz… I appreciate your offer. Remember though, I’m the sex identification challenged guy who thought you were a boy even though I was hoping Ted would get the blame.

  12. So Liz are you saying that if I really do get a headache, you will actually give me a recognized pain killer and not that stuff that makes heads shrink you’d give to Ted if he asked?

  13. Liz… I’m a sophisticated senior who regularly takes baby aspirin as a part of my healthy lifestyle, not an old fart like Ted who thinks baby aspirin are just another thing he can call childish.

  14. Phillip Knudsen November 25, 2009 at 6:47 am
    Snakebit Sal… Did you say you were editing for understandability?

    PK, did you click on the link to his original version of the blog

  15. Liberace switches from piano to voice lessons, returns from the dead, dyes his hair black and voila, Adam Lambert appears.

    Another act P.T. Barnum would have loved to promote.

  16. Sal… NO! Coach anything in its entirety would probably cause me more pain than listening to most rap music.

    Good job Sal since I didn’t…

  17. A brief idea of coaches version!!

    Monica: Incandescent, perspicacious and sagacious. (I assure you these are all flattering so please look them up!)

  18. Sal…

    Coach: Circumlocutory, Ignominious and Ostentatious. (I assure you these are all unflattering so please look them up!)

  19. I’m caught up already, can you believe it?

    Hey Frannie, sure, I believed the “Miracle on 34th Street” too.

  20. Frannie… Rebecca does the baking and the turkey. I’m do the stuffing.

    This Thanksgiving we are going to her sister’s house, however, and her entire family (kid invasion) will be coming to our house for Christmas. I don’t know why kids think there will be more presents for them under a 10 foot tree than a 6 foot one but they do.

  21. You’re mind never stops thinking about ………….

    I don’t have Thanksgiving at my house either. I’m not much for
    turkey and if I had to look at it before being cooked…..YUK.
    I can tolerate turkey once a year and that is it. I do like
    the mashed taters and dressing though. DO NOT yams, cranberries,
    pumpkin anything.

    Christmas is at my house too so only things I like is what
    we have.

  22. Frannie… For Christmas, we always have a Honey Baked Ham (I’m not a fan of turkey either) and here in Mobile having the Honey Baked Ham store and Hooters side by side puts me in a festive mood when I go to pick up the ham on Christmas eve.

  23. Good Morning, this is just a fly by cuz of work..the office is too busy this morning. Will read Coach and Debbie later.

  24. Frannie…This year I’m inviting Mary and Joy to my Christmas party again. That way, if too many guys start feeling Mary and she leaves, the rest of us can jump for Joy… You’re invited too, but enter at your own risk…

  25. Oh no….hide…..Ted will be here soon.
    Maybe Strawberry Hill will be here and see what he’s
    like too.

  26. That might work Frannie. Be nice to Ted? What are you smoking? I’m just relieved to know that Ted is on San Juan Island now and not back in Kentucky since his sister is visiting. I’m just saying…

  27. So I take that as a no. Well….I am going to nice. He’s my
    friend too. We love you Ted….even Phill

  28. Got to got to bank… Be back in three and three and three and three and three and three. WTF ever happened to my game show channel?

  29. Well, that was a waste of time again. Debbie says absolutely nothing. Coach is just ridiculous. I read the original version and found it lacking grammar or original thought. SAL, where does this come from… It would be interesting to read past two survivors take on the progress of the game who actually said something relevant.

    Read your TG plans… FRAN ~ just sit back and enjoy the day, as is your right as the Matriarch of the family. And PK… I’m sure you will be scurrying about doing Rebecca’s bidding in order to impress her sister.

  30. Good question FRANNIE… I wonder that most of the time I read what he says… I think he is on a permanent ‘PK HIGH’.

    Where is AGGIE? Not like her to be absent from SSB so long.

  31. I had a feeling it would be Allen leaving this week. That
    dude was starting to look pretty healthy. He will be able to finish
    the rest at home.

  32. FP2 I think what bugs me about Amanda is she’s so bubbly and sweet it makes me gag a little… she doesn’t appeal to my darker side but if she wins she deserves it

  33. “Biggest Loser” and it wasn’t Ted who got sent home. Another rigged reality show. That figures…

  34. They all have their sad stories of how they got that big.
    It was sad to hear them tell their trainers on national TV
    of the problems they are living with.

  35. PK……..BEHAVE….or I will come down there and take care of
    you myself. Let’s see….I get off today at 1:00, I should be
    there sometime around the witching hour.

  36. Frannie… same story really, open mouth, shove in food, sit on couch, open mouth, shove in food, sit on couch and on and on…

  37. PK…not everyone has to be skinny, knock dead gorgus (sp…
    ….and I don’t care) What’s up with you guys?

  38. OK Frannie… malfunctioning thyroid, stress, genes that are too tight, starchy diet in low income homes… Did I leave out any?

  39. guys think they can get old and wrinkly and we should deal with it but let a women age or knock on some pounds and then there is an *issue*

    I wouldn’t know from personal experience, lol

  40. I think all women should join in for a New years resolution and decide after a man reaches 40 we should make them feel unattractive and unworthy and no longer give them the booty!

  41. Phill…..get over yourself. I am sure glad not every man
    thinks that way. Beauty is only skin deep….wake up.
    There are some pretty terrific women out there if (you) guys
    would just realize that.

  42. Liz said….

    I think all women should join in for a New years resolution and decide after a man reaches 40 we should make them feel unattractive and unworthy and no longer give them the booty!

    I missed this…………..GREAT one.

  43. I don’t want him to STFU….he’s still a friend…BUT, he needs to
    think about other peoples feelings sometimes.

  44. Frannie… I mentioned a lady some time ago on BB11 blog who was in her 80’s I knew in Virginia. She had long flowing whitish gray hair that was silky soft, was 5’7″ or so, weighed about 125, still looked good in anything she chose to wear and just impressed me so much I guess I never even noticed her wrinkles.

    I’m just saying, again

  45. But Phil….it’s the 125 lbs thing. I bet if she were 185 lbs,
    you would not have thought the same thing. I’m just saying,
    not everyone has to be 125 lbs to want to be loved.

    I’m just saying……..

  46. Bye Liz….I hope your nephew makes more improvements
    today for all to see. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  47. Frannie… I don’t know your weight, haven’t asked, and don’t really care. You are my BFF and weight does not figure into that equation.

    As one who was born handicapped, spent most of my first year and a half in and out of Georgetown University Hospital to fix some of my flaws as best they could with the available medical technology available in 1943/44, I am perhaps a little less tolerant of people who do not do the very best with the “perfect” bodies they were born with.

  48. PK….I really don’t feel the need to keep going on this. Let’s
    just drop it and go forward from here, ok. I still consider you my
    BFF but please, don’t judge a person until you know what’s
    going on inside their head. OK.. :)

  49. Frannie… I never judge… I prefer to encourage no matter what is going on inside one’s head. Onward we go…

  50. Good thing my head doesn’t hurt or Liz might consider sending me her stuff that makes heads shrink that I was hoping she was saving for Ted.

  51. Thanks to SAL for trying to translate that bullshiter Coach. What a douche. Is he on SS Allstar?…if he is i hope he is the second one gone..I hate Boston Rob more.

  52. Hello DonnaP….we’re still here, as usual

    DonnaP… You can bank on that Monday through Friday for Frannie

  53. DonnaP… I agree… I would love to see Rupert, the Pirate, bury Boston Rob on the beach with only his head above the sand and see if Rob can talk himself out of that situation before the tide comes in.

  54. That’s right…. 9:00-4:45 M-F, except for today. 1:00 and
    I will be walking out the door.

    So Frannie, I guess that means you won’t be needing your usual Hoveround scooter delivery today, right? :lol:

  55. PK….I told you I had to leave at 1:00. I’m home
    now. I had to stop and pick up kitty food first.
    Are you here?

  56. DOOL is not on my gotta see or gotta know about list.
    DDD might work though if you want to splain things to me.

  57. Frannie… It’s supposed to be a movie about somebody visiting Dallas. Not sure though, that is why I was asking…

  58. The only afternoon TV I ever watch includes LMN if it is a good movie I haven’t seen or Law and Order SVU to get a Mariska Hargitay fix…

  59. coach=boast, brag, shoot your mouth off, fly your own kite, blow your own horn, sing your own praises, pose, swank, swagger, blow your own trumpetdisplay, flaunt, flash, parade, flourish

  60. I hope you have a nice thanksgiving Frannie, I wish i did not have to cook, but my mother is 88 years old ,i am the only family member that can cook go figure.As to you Phillip , after reading the posts i guess we are not friends and thats a shame. Have agood one anyway.

  61. Aggie… What would ever give you that Idea? Your on my A team always. Just wax intolerant is all. Happy Thanksgiving

  62. Sal… SBH is pic high jacking looks like. I see the blueberry resemblance but not the hill part.

  63. aggie….what makes you say that you and PK are not friends
    anymore? What has he been saying? I must have missed it.
    I’m sure that whatever it is he is just being Phillip. He is
    harmless. Do I need to help you put a giant slap on him?

  64. THYROID DISEASE SUX and yes it will make you gain weight. I was working out an hour a day and doing my reg strict dieting and i just kept feeling so blue and kept gaining and now i’m on pills and have a blood test every six mos. but i’ve kept on fifteen extra lbs no matter what i do. (and last yr, i jogged every night no matter if it was fifteen degrees) and i lost FIVE lbs.
    so screw that. getting older sux more for women too. women feel they need neck jobs and men grow beards. wo.

  65. Frannie, sorry i dont agree, I read alot of nasty stuff, i think i know when someone is kidding around ,he went way to far ,It pissed my friend off when i showed him too ,he kept saying who is this asshole. sorry theirs a line he went way over it.

  66. aggie…people say things on here and after they hit
    the submit button they have seconds thoughts. I’m
    not saying that is PK’s feelings but I have done stuff like that many times. I was told about one tonight that I was unaware
    of. I will not mention names but when I found out how it
    hurt this person….I felt soooooooooo bad. I have since
    said I was sorry but the damage had already been done at that point. Please….let’s all be friends can’t we? I really like you aggie. I consider you a good friend on here. Peace ok?

  67. A few neighborhood familiys were having a pinnic. Each one had a son and the 3 boys went off to play. Later when it was time to eat the parents called them to come and eat. First little boy came home and hisw clothes were all a mess.

  68. So manly man….Sal, where have u been keeping yourself?
    I guess you have been pretty busy…just watching huh?

  69. His mom wanted to know where he was and he said his was up on Strawberry Hill. @nd little boy came home and it was the same close were a mess and he said he was on Strawberry Hill and the 3rd little boy said the same thing. About 10 minutes later a little girl came to the door and asked to see the boys and not recognizing her they asked who she was. She said I’m new to the neighborhood and my name is …… Strawberry Hill.

  70. Out and about in my new jet fighter flying around the North Atlantic shipping lanes. Then flew down to the South Atlantic tracking the ice bergs flowing toward New Zealand that broke off an ice flow in the Antarctic

  71. awful quiet from that 777 comment day y’all put up and knocked us off line till BBBlogger fixed it

  72. I feel like i’m getting suicked into the sadness pit here, wtf is going on there, inquiring minds want to know, me to?

  73. Oh Sal…best not to get involved…so I’ve been told.
    We just all need to stick together and be cyber friends

  74. What in the hell is going on here??? Let’s cheer up people. Nice to see FRANNIE is a sane voice in the wilderness tonight.

    Nice Scam SAL, with the STRAWBERRY HILL thing!

  75. Great! Everyone’s gone!!! FRANNIE… My daughter and granddaughter are coming over for a 3 hr. SYTYCD marathon tonight. I’m rooting for Ashley and Jacob.

  76. You know that STRAWBERRY HILL was starting to piss me off, for putting the knock on me, until HILL started in with that Scottish B.S. Then I knew something was up!


    Hi SAL…

  77. No… my daughter Krista is… I PAY for the Turkey… that way I don’t have to do anything… I’ve tried doing fancy side dishes, but they go unappreciated as everyone dives into the boring traditional Thanksgiving fare. Which, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love too. I like to cook something a little more challenging. There are enough to cook the food.

  78. No they are being nice… but the Shit Stirrer is not on at present.
    Hey N.O. is kickin’ ass.

    I posted a ‘nice’ photo to hopefully lure AGGIE back in.

  79. That was a nice ruse with Strawberry Hill, SAL. I thought Hill jumped in bed with the ‘other side’ awfully quick, but then so did Miss Tipton, turning on me… the fan of her blog.

  80. Sweet AGGIE is not the “shit stirrer”, in case anyone was under that impression. So FRANNIE… you cookin’ tomorrow? Anyone else?

    And yes AC… that should be a great game!!! The one tomorrow night should be good.

  81. Ted…I’m going to my sisters…she’s the cook in the family.
    I Couldn’t eat a turkey if I had to look at it. I don’t care much
    for turkey anyway.

  82. Dammit man…if you would sit still for more than a
    minute. I just went to FB and you must have just left.
    I saw the wall….now yours.
    Mya really should have won.
    I have been working on trying to get an avatar up but
    I guess she’s shy.
    Talk to ya later.
    PK…my BFF….nighty night

  83. And Sal….just because it’s Thanksgiving it doesn’t
    mean you can slack off and not put up a new blog.
    We’ll be waiting for the new one. I know Ted wants
    his daily fix.

  84. Ted E. Bear, No definately not the biggest shit stirrer here the top honor would go to P.K. sorry Fran i know hes your Bff but i had too say it, Ted sweet, you know im not sweet, give me a break buddy.

  85. :) frannie….I know how frustrating it is for the majority of REAL women.
    Everyone have a great thanksgiving. i won’t be able to be with the family cuz all cars are down but hubby and i are going to watch scary movies and pig out on homemade pizza and pumpkin pie (he’s cooking) :)

  86. TED i never turned on you sweetie I was just online talking smack joking… you have to remember I am new here and so I dont know whose joking and who isnt! Please don’t think that!

  87. I hope you all have a wonderful Turkey Day! I am going to try and get a couple hours sleep and head back to the hospital. Aggie hope all is well with you, didnt see you earlier when i was on….. bye guys!

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