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Whose on the Control Panel?

After taking Jedi Knight lessons from Yoda, Russell seems to have mastered mind control really well. Just look into their eyes and tell them what to do. No matter what all the talk around camp centers on it always ends up being what Russell wants to happen.

Shambo and Brett are the obvious two in trouble this Thursday. If one wins Immunity then look for the other one to be voted out. The FF4 with a common sense vote should keep taking out the former Galu tribemates.

Russell can only use his HII until the F4.  If this was a Nascar race, Russell would have running on Super Fuel. Despite his pit crew being eliminated from the pits, he has managed to stay in the race until he had a opening that would let him cut to the lead. Now in the lead he only has to keep his pit crew working their magic. The Checkered Flag is in site. The main competion will be gone soon and it then turns into a sprint for the finish.

Can Mick, Jaison or Natalie stage a coup and send King Richard to the pits so that an Earnhardt or Johnson can take the lead?

All eyes will be on Russell this Thursday to see him try to control everyone and get himself to the F2.

She’s Big, She’s Bad and She’s Gone.

She should have played a quiet game and sweet talked people into voting out the FF4 out, instead she sat back got paranoid and helped vote out Galu after Galu. Now she decides to become big, bad and bold and make a move. The Gnome Prince and his band of Merry Trolls can’t be swayed by the Medusa Monster. The remaining Purple People Eaters just sit back and wait. At the Tribal Council, Medusa decides to bad mouth Sir Gnome. However the mighty Prince decides to wear his Power of Immunity Necklace and tell Medusa what she can do with her power. Jeff the mighy King of Probstville questions the Princes move. The Prince hints at, “It is what it is”! Lets vote and see who carries the power bucket. After a 5 – 2 vote the Smiling Medusa is set on vacation in Pondersaville with the other Purple Punks who are feeding on Probstville goodies!

Monica’s Final Words

Monica the day after

Monica – Ponderosa Pt.1

Monica – Ponderosa Pt.2

Monica – Ponderosa Pt.3

Monica – Ponderosa – Pt.4

Old McDonald had a farm, Eei, Eei, Oh …..

and on his farm he had a chicken, wait, Russell let it go, Eei, Eei, Ohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Russell is one mischevious dude!

This game has definately come to the point were is is Russell’s to lose. He does  look to be in total control. Now that Foa Foa cast-a-ways have the numbers inside the Aiga tribe with Shambos aid it will be tough for the ex-Galu’s to mount a charge. Russell seems to have the trust of all the ex-yellow’s. The re-cap show verified just how much control  and trust Russell has from with-in. Russ has the Galu’s so paranoid that they picking each other off. Can he do it again this coming week?

Just what is it that this little man from Texas has that so many previous and current cast-a-ways have not figured out. He’s been a pest, an amazing HII finder, 2 with no clues, 1 with 1 clue

‘Survivor: Samoa': Recapping the recap!


Ah, the formerly-dreaded Survivor recap episode. We used to mock it even more than gratuitous Palm Pre product placement. But then something unusual happened during the Tocantins season. The recap episode became less of a recap and more of a collection of deleted scenes and storylines. And some of those deleted scenes and storylines were actually pretty decent. So it was with moderate hope as opposed to unwavering boredom that I approached the Survivor: Samoa Thanksgiving recap episode. And that moderate hope was rewarded…with moderate entertainment! In case you were too busy stuffing your face with, um, stuffing, click below to read the full post and see what you missed, as we were treated to previously unseen sabotage, threats, tears, and vomit!  

• We always assumed Mick was a crappy tribe leader since the only things we saw him leading were Jack and s#&@. Well, we were presented with irrefutable visual evidence as we saw Mick offering no direction whatsoever at the Foa Foa camp, stammering on and on to Ashley and Natalie about, well, nothing. “He sucks,” said Russell.

• Yasmin called Shambo “Shamu.” That’s mean, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh.

• As far as I could tell, every single member of both tribes was hoarding secret stashes of papaya. Erik even cut a whole tree down and was hauling it away to God knows where. Now, I’m now arborist, but wouldn’t it have been a tad more inconspicuous to just leave the tree standing there camouflaged by its buddies as opposed to plainly dragging the entire thing across the beach? Just sayin’.

• Very interesting exchange after the basketbrawl challenge (the one Ben was kicked out of). We saw Jaison spanking John and complaining about getting kneed in the chest. But he wasn’t done. Just as Probst was about to award victory to Galu, Jaison interrupted him and gave a speech about playing within the rules and how “I’m coming for John. I’m coming for him.” This caused Shambo to say she was “disheartened” by Jaison’s comments, to which Jaison actually concurred, talking about all the obstacles his dad had to overcome in his life and how he never
complained once about them, and therefore neither should he. It was a combative moment that turned into a touching one as well. Good stuff.

• I always wondered what happened to Daisy the chicken after Shambo accidentally let her escape. Well, we now have our answer. Erik was a man on a mission, trying to capture the bird and even comparing himself to Rocky trying to catch the chicken in preparation for fighting Apollo Creed. The persistence paid off, as he set a trap with a net that Shambo used to finally catch Daisy and return her to the coop. Erik was so out-of-his-mind thrilled after that he was acting like he had won the damn Super Bowl. Seriously, I half expected him to dump a cooler of Gatorade over himself and proclaim that he was going to Disney World.


Once more unto the breach……

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call’d fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!                                          Literature Network » William Shakespeare » King Henry V » Act 3. Scene I

Once more Russell will head into the fight, can the mighty Oil Barron succumb all odds and beat back the mighty Galu?  He  doth have the loyalty of the Princess of Shambo who follows him blindly into battle. The witch from the south has been defeated and sent to exile. The knights of the oblong table now fight amongst themselves over how to overthrow the mighty Barron. Princess Natalie now at his right hand is ready to administer justice to anyone who defiles her Barron. Her band of Merry Men ready to defend the Foa Foa castle and rule the the dynasty. The evil overlord Jeff P. watches over the Kingdom of Samoa to be sure all is fair at challenges and council meetings. It is his duty to berate the common folk of the kingdom until they turn on each other to give themselves a chance to incite a riot which might end their opposers rule.

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
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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.


It’s all a matter of taste!

A fine wine is supposed to be good, but to us non-wine drinkers, wine sucks. Unless it’s cheap and sweet, I can’t drink it, never aquired a taste for it.

Russell however has managed to hang around long enough that I have aquired a taste for his anticts. He played the idol just like your supposed to even though no one voted for him. On the other hand all but 2 players voted for Eric and he “didn’t” play his Idol thought no one knew he had and oops, home he went, with a minor stop over at “The Ponderosa”.

Love him or hate him, Russell has become the character who has been running the show. Russell now will have to depend on pure wit and wisdom to maintain his place in the game. TV editing aside, he sure looks like he will now need help to remain in the game. Can he convince someone into an alliance and make it all workout? He is a shrewed little man with a big heart who has played the game so far just like he said he would since day one
The majority of the old Galu tribe seem intent on getting him out of the game along with Jaison who seems ready to turn on Russell. I think Brett or John will see the wise decision would be to keep him until a later date and get rid of someone else. I still think the guys should get rid of at least 1 more girl before someone who can help take them further into the game.
Eric was a strong player, so now do they keep targeting the strong, does Galu target Foa Foa members or will some serious alliances start to develop and get some interesting game play get started?
Lets go Survivors, start playing for yourselves and kick some butt!!

The Devils curse, have Russell’s lies doomed the Foa Foa?

The rhythmic beat of the drums could be heard in during mass! It was because of this that in 2009, the Samoan Gods decided that any tribe that was not Catholic would not be allowed to practice within on the island. Foa Foa beach, now deserted was the location where the early Voudoun held their rituals. The Voodoo religion is based on one main supreme deity and several demi-gods called Loas. The Loas are much to Voodoo as the Saints are to Catholicism, each one serving a specific purpose. In the language of the Dahomey tribes, the word Voodoo means Gods or Spirits. The Dahomians believed that these spirits had the ability to enter the worshippers. This was believed to be a valuable experience, warding off illness and misfortune. It was in the Foa Foa camp where the  Voodoo Gods became irate with the Mandevil called Russell with the Houdini magic. 

It was not uncommon for crosses of death, tiny coffins, and strange concoctions of Samoan smoothies or hidden immunity idol dolls to be found within the tribal camps. At dawn on the doorsteps and beaches of cast-a-ways warnings could be found.  Sometimes there would be just a black candle or a black crepe wreath. Superstitious tribe members of the Galu tribe would constantly seek protection from such curses. Much of the Voodoo practitioners’ spells that were sought after were for that of protection or uncrossing, removing hexes. The Galu being truthful, found another Hidden Immunity Idol dol which could hold off curses. One of the most common practices to protect one from evil curses was to scrub the feet of the Tribal Chieffront on the stoop of the hut with palm leaves. Many Samoans made Gris-Gris bags (good luck charms), and would wear them near the body or place them in the home. Rumor has it that doctors at Survivor hospital told of patients being brought in wearing their Gris-Gris bags and refusing to part with them. These bags were usually made up of a variety of herbs or even animal parts. One of the most powerful animals to use in Voodoo was the cat, particularly, a black cat.

Hmmmmmmm, maybe the curse is working!!!!!

In Memory of the fallen Foa Foa members!

Lets hear from the fallen ones as they left!

OK,Ok …. so call me lazy, but the words are not in my mind tonight. I put together videos of the day after for each of the evicted Foa Foa gang so you could see them in a new light, or close your eyes and see them in a new dark!!  For your approval, the ex-Foa Foa!!!


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‘Survivor Talk': Liz calls Russell a “male chauvinist pig”


Some guys have all the luck, some guys do nothing but complain ….

The new Chief!!

See the neckware she has!


Fishing for Immunity

 Surprisingly, in recovering from Russell Swan’s evacuation, which prevented a planned double-boot, Survivor went for a full two extra challenges here. Bringing us this challenge, “Canoe Dueling.” Oh well, more for Galu to win, we guess.
   The challenge itself appears to involve racing out to canoes, doing some “fishing” (presumably for puzzle pieces), then bringing it all back to shore and doing puzzles.

I think it goes over there!


So who wins? Galu wins it, since Liz is the final pre-jury boot. As further proof, photographer Monty Brinton made the trip back to camp with Foa Foa after the challenge, an honor he reserves for the losing tribe. So Galu wins the (final tribal?) immunity challenge

This episode should be taking care of the final pre-merge boot, before the merge at 12, and was necessitated by Russell Swan’s fainting and removal in the (unfinished) Ep6 RC.

    Who’s most at risk? Well, Shambo was the slam-dunk Galu boot up until Ep6, when an alliance grew up around her, much to her own dismay. That would put Monica on the low end of the vote totals, if Galu returns to tribal council.

   Liz was the decoy boot in Ep5, although it was clear from the hilariously dated clips used to build that storyline (some of which were from as far back as Ep2, when Russell didn’t have his swimsuit, and was nearly clean-shaven) that either Russell has been nursing this grudge for a while, or he initially thought of it, but had bigger fish to fry, and has all but forgotten it. Either that, or he’s just getting around to planting his “Russell seed” for the Liz boot. Probst seems to think so in his EW blog, anyway. Still, as of late Ep6, Liz and Natalie were both resigned to one of them being booted (and since we think Natalie may be the winner*, we’re guessing she isn’t booted).
    Then there’s Jaison, who seemed perfectly safe in Ep5, after coming close to quitting in Ep4, which got Russell’s ire up. After admitting in the Ep5 tribal council that he trained for the U.S. water polo team, he now may be a traditional circa-merge boot target, for being too strong. Still, as of the Ep5 story, he’s a less obvious target than Liz. Prior to Ep5, missyae said he’s the last person to get booted, pre-merge. But following Ep5, the missyae line is that Liz gets the boot, instead.

   Update: Never mind, Liz appears to be correct.

* Natalie got an apparently inaccurately positive edit in Ep5’s Gross Food challenge, since her attempt at downing a smoothie was edited out completely (but present in the press photos, oops), and Ashley hinted that others had trouble with the smoothies in her interviews. Update: Jaison confirms this in the “Foa Foa’s Bad Break” video on the CBS site: “Last time it was the food challenge where we had to chug the disgusting stuff, and we all know Natalie and Ashley aren’t gonna be able to do that. So, you know, we’re out on that.”
    Natalie also got a solo headshot as Probst said “turn this game around” at the Ep5 tribal council, and got to allay Mick’s fears of a post-merge decimation of Foa Foa in Ep6. Not to mention that Probst keeps mentioning her, for no apparent reason, in his EW blog.

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Coach  |   Mother Nature Can Kick Your Ass!

October 26, 2009

What a beautiful, powerful, deep and dramatic episode. I am not just saying this because I am a former contestant but because the producers did an incredible job on this one. Did you see the cinematography? The drama? Life and death! Powerful and moving. And how about the music!!! The musicians who wrote the music for this episode? Beautiful, powerful, deep and dramatic.

Ah, the great equalizer: Mother Nature. The Creator of the Universe unleashes a visceral viscosity of venom. Battling the elements will turn some people into men (gotta give credit to Mr. Umpaloompa for taking a bath in jeans) and breaks others (no one is buying the cool “it” factor anymore Jaison). You will see what you are made of when you live and breathe and eat and sleep in the wild. Indeed you will see down to your very core how tough you really are. But then, in a blink of an eye the wilderness can turn around and display such beauty, magnaniminity, passion and power.

And in the midst of it all: young samurai in the making Brett is sitting there with a smile on his face and a rational word on his lips. He looks clean and comfortable and well rested during a rainstorm. Incredible. And Erik starting to pray and talk like a young dragonslayer. Tribal speech is starting to sound like the grandmaster slayer himself. I love it. Two young warriors in the making.

The clouds, the storm, the waves. All dark indications and foreshadowing that all is not well with Russell S. He is hurt and he is hurt bad. A scary scene indeed to watch a strong man’s body give out in the midst of battle. This goes to show you just how brutal this game can be. Galu has won the majority of the rewards. They have been well fed. Russell, their fearless leader looked good all morning around camp. And yet in the blink of an eye everything changes.

Yes I was a little harsh on you last week Russell, my warrior to be, but you have earned redemption and have left the game a true winner. You played and fought and pushed until your body could no further go on. You earned my respect this night for sure. Out of the seven layers of Viking heaven, I think you will reach the sixth layer. Well done. FYI, Evil Russell (aka Gollum), no matter where he ends up will not even make it to the first layer.

On to pre tribal debates: the arguments were repetitiveve and naïve. John, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist (had to use the pun) to figure out that Shambo IS dangerous to your tribe. She has been to the other camp twice, and is much more personable than Monica. And girls… voting out someone who starts fire every day like Shambo? Your only excuse is that she wrote your name down last week? Hello??? Has anyone seen my season? That’s the worst reason to vote someone out.

And in the end…it was all for naught. Double tribal. 13 people sitting there arguing about what is next to come and then Jeff gives them a free pass. Good night everybody. Sleep tight. Don’t let the rain freeze you or the rain soak you. Wait isn’t it raining non stop? Should anyone be complaining about lack of water. Hello? Open your mouths, use a leaf, leave your water bottles in the open. But alas…I digress.

So what have we learned from this episode? Mother Nature can kick your ass! But hopefully there is something more profound lurking around your thoughts. The princess put it best last week when she said “it was during the toughest moments on my season that I remember the clearest and those which made me a forged sword of iron character” or something like that.

It is indeed in the toughest of times that we not only reveal our mettle, but forge it as well. Every man and woman has a destiny to fulfill a dream to dream and a road to travel. Trials and tribulations come about for everyone. That’s life, and if we develop perseverance and character along the way we can and will come to a fork in the road where there can be no turning back. And when the road less traveled is taken, with the right amount of introspection: it can and will lead to hope, understanding, wisdom, compassion, depth/breadth of character, passion, balance and of course love.

And this, my friends, is what life is all about.



Debbie  |   Here’s to Hoping Jaison Blindsides Russell

October 26, 2009

Tonight was full of firsts- the first time a challenge was stopped and not completed and the first time in 19 seasons when Jeff was truly scared with the physical condition and safety of a cast member.

Russell’s tears said it all. He broke my heart. When you are in the game, the last thing you want is to be pulled from the game for medical reasons. When Joe was medically removed in our season, we had just merged. It makes everything you are going through so real and you realize how fragile your body is and your existence in the game can change in a moment.

Russell S. was my one of my favorites; therefore, I was sad to see him go. He is a proud man, a hard worker and always tried to lead by example. Watching a true leader crumble was painful. Knowing the Survivor family and medical team, I feel confident they made the right decision and hopefully, Russell will quickly recover.

Rain and misery was the focus for tonight’s episode. Solid rain and only 15 days into the game will make anyone contemplate quitting. The end is not in sight and as Eric stated, “Your biggest fear is it is not going to quit raining.” Mick also stated that he was somewhat jealous of Ashley having her torch extinguished. These thoughts are prevalent when you are in pure misery. Once again, I hate to do it, but I have to give “little Russell” credit for his strong mental focus. He is not letting the elements detour his game plan. Plus, his physical ability seems to improve weekly. I am beginning to get nervous because I think he has the possibility of winning this game. I am hopeful that Jaison will blindside him since he knows Russell has an idol. It would be a great twist to this game.

I know from experience when it is cold and rainy, your desire is to do nothing, but sit and try to find comfort somewhere. Memories surfaced of sitting in soaking wet clothes. It was by far the most miserable I have ever been in my life. Luckily, we did not endure the constant rains as this group of Survivors has endured.

There is not as much to comment on this week because there was limited movement around the camps. Come on Jaison, give us some excitement and blindside Russell. Galu, who is your next leader? They have some big shoes to fill. Hopefully, Samoa will get some reprieve from the rain and everyone will start playing the strategic game again.


Lets make plans to paint the town red!

Protection for Shambo!  An alliance with the Devil! What the hell is going on in the Jungle. It’s looks like no merge before the reward challenge which Foa Foa must win so that Russell can visit the Galu camp. Wonder what he’ll call this alliance? Maybe it’ll be the “Super Secret G-Whiz Alliance”! Even though it might not last if Foa Foa wins Immunity and Galu votes out Laura.  With the numbers getting closer to 10 which is when the merge should happen things are getting dicey! The jury usually has 7 members if I remember correctly. Sometimes its a final 2, sometimes it’s a final 3.

The liklihood of a Foa Foa member winning this game depends greatly on the next 2 immunity challenges, otherwise their numbers when a merge happens puts them at a big disadvantage.

I see the guys at Galu making an all boy alliance and keeping Shambo around to help with Challenges. She can still be an asset even after the merge and easy to vote out. Shambo will need the Foa Foa’s to allign with to help her have votes against the Galu men. She is sitting in a good spot if things fall her way!!  The Devil will have trouble at the merge if the Galu men see his evil ways. Everyone else is going to have to pray for help. The girls from both tribes look to have the longest odds because they are in the minority on both tribes and don’t seem to have any alliances to speak of.

Game play is getting very important. We now must watch carefully to see what becomes of the tribes from here on out!

Galu is now at 8 members:

Laura, Monica, Kelly & Shannon     ……   Brett, Dave, Erik & John

Foa Foa now @ 5

Elizabeth & Natalie    ……    Russell, Mick & Jaison

It’s a close balance of men to women now, 7 men, 6 women!  The men on Galu however are ready to make Shambo the leader and make her a Puppet Dictator. It looks likely no matter who wins immunity that 1 of the women will be voted out next. As of last week, Monica was close to being voted out on Galu. Foa Foa on the other hand could go either way depending on Russells ability to sway the vote.

A look at one of/ or the combo Challenge comingup this week. Seems to be some kind of memory puzzle.

challenge pic


CBS Press Release 10/26/2009


 Now that both idols have been found, you’d think they’d stop providing clues and sending contestants to the opposing camp. But apparently you’d be wrong. As is TV Guide, which claims Russell visits Galu.
Now that both idols have been found, you’d think they’d stop providing clues and sending contestants to the opposing camp. But apparently you’d be wrong.
    It appears, from multiple angles, that Laura visits Foa Foa in the scene below, from the post-Ep6 preview. To our eyes, the beach shots look like Foa Foa. chaoswva at RFF pulled some images from Foa Foa beach which look like a pretty good match for the rocks and trees in the Russell-Laura shots. Also, from the RC page shots, it looks like Laura departs Galu after that challenge, so it seems like case solved.
    Except of course that TV Guide somehow has the exact opposite story in their synopsis: “Evil Russell from Foa Foa visits Galu and strikes up an alliance with one tribe member.” Our advice? Ignore TV Guide.

    In the previews, Russell’s already making a final two deal with Laura (apparently he was running short on blondes).