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
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.
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.