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In A somewhat boring episode of Survivor, anyone new that was watching for

The first time was probably thinking, LAME!

After getting back from the TC last time, the young members of Espada were still doubting their decision about not getting rid of Dan.

Meanwhile at the La Flor camp, Marty is bragging about not playing the idol and surviving the vote. He says he has some big cahones! Then he proceeds to jump on Jane because he thinks she voted for him. She did you fool, who in their right mind would vote for you? Marty tells Jill he thinks they need to get Jane out of the game.

At the Reward Challenge they will play for a trip to a farm. Horseback riding, cow milking and FOOD! A very nice meal is on the line.

The challenge consists of the teams having to throw a ball across a small pool and into a net. In their way will be a member of the other tribe in the middle standing on a small platform who is able to block their shots. The blocker for La Flor will be Fabio and Chase will block for Espada. With Fabio in to block NaOnka jumps and scores over Fabio’s block. 1-0. Chase enters the pool as Fabio gets out. Jill is able to score over Chase and makes it 1 – 1. Next Benry makes point #2 while Marty misses, 2 – 1. Rd. three has Holly get blocked and Kelly P make it. 2 – 2. Rd.4 Dan is next and his is usual sorry ass self, he doesn’t jump and manages to hit Chase  in the crotch (sheesh) put Sash misses for La Flor. Rd. 5 Alina makes hers while Brenda misses. 3 – 2 Espada. During the switch in blockers, Fabio decides to have a bathroom break room IN the pool. What a nerd!!

Rd.6 – NaOnka makes another pt and so does Jill. 4 – 3. Benry is up to begin Rd. 7 and makes his shot to closeout the game 5 – 3.

Back at La Flor camp, Jane decides to go fishing alone. She manages to catch a decent size fish and goes into the woods to hide and cook her catch. She starts a fire and cooks her fish which she proceeds to eat in the privacy of the jungle! Way to go Jane!

Espada rides horseback into the farm / ranch and dismounts and head for the cows. We then see Dan go first and does quite well at milking the cow. NaOnka is next and fails miserably and has to get help! Ah, Really? They then go over to the dinner table and sit down to a great meal. Cheese, Corn, veggies …. Yummy. And then there is watermelon, nice and juicy! They sit around talking and Kelly purple who hasn’t uttered a word in the game until now, she has a minor emotional moment and cries and actually speaks.

The next day the Immunity challenge is up for grabs. In a somewhat blasé game of bowling for tiles. The teams have to send two people send two people up on a tower and roll small or large cannon balls down the chutes and hit the tiles to break them. After some squabbling among the pairs at the top with the rest of team members holding the ropes to aim the chutes, everything seems to calm down and Espada casually wins the game 5-2.

Back at the La Flor camp a major play is being discussed to have Marty play the idol at TC. Make him play it or give it up is discussed and Sash will be the spokesperson. Sash goes and tells Marty what they are going to do and it is his choice whether or not to play the idol or give it up with the promise not to vote him out this week. He can also vote whatever way he wants nut that Jill will be the target.

Marty, Marty, Marty, you have no common reality game sense. You have made a mockery out of what you did with your Idol game play. Your are first class foolish ass. He now must be considered for the dumbest move ever in Survivor.

The talk around the TC fire is mostly about trust. Does Marty trust they won’t vote him out? Do Jill and Marty now have anyone they can trust? Does everyone trust that sash will give up the HII if someone else needs it? Specially after the Freudian slip about who he trusts. What might happen to the idol now that the merge is coming? My wonder is, what ever happened to Na Onka’s HII??

After a vote that everyone knew was coming Jill is voted out. Jill 3 votes, Marty 2 votes and Jane 2 votes.

Up next week, just watch the video at the beginning of this post!

The Jimmy T Show with his sidekick NaOnka

The dude needs to be a talk show host. He wants to be in control and he loves to talk. Talk, talk, talk, talk and talk until it’s annoying. You know those kinds of people, the ones that you must excuse yourself from so you can do something important.

From the beginning of the episode until the bitter end he would not quit talking.

 

The Espada tribe has no clear leader. Marty asserted his power to get rid of the Coach last week and now he’s a big weenie and won’t take charge. He is going to just sit back like a wuss and let everyone disagree on who is in charge. Tyrone would be good, but, poor old Jimmy T says he is a leader and can contribute more to the tribe. The only thing he is contributing is one big headache. The Espada tribe has been sitting around complaining about the lack of leadership but, it didn’t stop them from evicting a true leader out of the game last week.

 

Brenda solved the HII clue and of course just like Marty, NaOnka picked it up and declared it was hers. Later Kelly and Alina go to look where NaOnka and  Brenda found the Idol. NaOnka wanted to know what they were looking for. Kelly said “you know damn well what were looking.”

Nay started talking her usual trash talk and again threatened to knock her artificial leg off. The Queen Bitch has no honor or respect for the others in the game. I still find it hard to believe she trusted Brenda enough to tell her about the idol clue, but when your dumb, you have to find a sucker to find it for you.

 

At the daily tree mail the Espada found a clue to the immunity challenge and some blind folds. They decided to practice with the blind folds while someone directs them around. At the challenge the La Flor decides to use the MOP and get a head start in the game. The object of the game was to go out and collect ten items and them bring them back. The people looking for the items were blind-folded and tied to another. Each tribe sent out two teams at the same time while one other person directed them where to go. Even though they practiced, the Espada looked like bulls in a china shop. Meanwhile, the La Flor team aided by the head start they received when they used the MOP quickly made short work of the items. After all the items were found the last pair had to go out and locate some keys. Once they had the keys, they then had to find the chest and unlock 3 locks and return the chest to their starting area. La Flor again made quick work of the chest and won the game. For twinning the La Flor also won the reward. They got to chose 3 items for a Sears store pile of goodies. They selected the tarp, some cooking supplies and a tackle box of fishing gear. Upon arrival back at the camp, Chase, who had been carrying the tackle box discovered the next clue and pocketed it without being noticed. Later he went walking to find and took Brenda with him, only to discover that Brenda also had an alliance with NaOnka and that she had already found the HII. Brenda tells him to  keep it hush hush or Nay will come after them.                            

 

Well, well, well, the Inept Arthritis Crowd has taken loser to a new low! I’m guessing they will not win another challenge even if they use the MOP. These guys just plain suck. Tyrone giving the direction was at a loss as to why no one was listening to him. I know why, they all had their hearing aids turned off so they wouldn’t get wet. They tripped over everything there was to trip over, they ran into each other and for the most part never went the way Tyrone told them to go. Dan needs to be evicted. Like I heard Jeff say at the TC, if your worried about your leg in the mud, what the hell are you doing out here in the Rain Forest/Jungle. Also, these guys have too many floaters who don’t want to make any decisions and are only following along. We finely had a close split on who to evict and I was hoping it would be Dan. He hasn’t contributed a damn thing in the challenges having sat out 2 of the 4 they played. Jimmy T got evicted but he has contributed. He has contributed enough B.S. to last the rest of the game and he says he has lots more to give the tribe! @Y@ I’m looking for someone to replace his noise in he tribe. I guess the monkeys will have to lead the fools!

 

I’m laying odds that at least five members of the La Flor tribe make it into the last seven of this game by default. Default will be the ineptitude of the lousy old way the old folks are playing. I’m wondering just how much more embarrassing they can look as a team. No leaders and no strong players. Sorry Tyrone, your playing with a bunch of foolish whiners. He has to outlast his own tribe to make it to the merge.

 

A hint at next weeks show makes it appear some kind of switcheroo is going to take place, but not sure who will end up where!

 

Does anyone see any hope for the Old Folks, or do you, like me, think they are toast?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Break out the WD40, I hear some old bones creaking…

In typical fashion Survivor opens in their normal dramatic way. as the tribes marched thru the  “Remote, Mysterious and Dangerous  jungle rainforest of Nicaragua”. Jud equated it to a zoo with no  cages..    

 Jeff asked and had various responses about first impressions people got on the way into the  jungle. Marty has been named by two people as a early target, along with Jimmy J.

 The tribes weren’t seperated into young and old until they got to the beach and had searched for the Medallion of Power (MOP). BTW, the MOP isn’t  the bust, but an ornate cross with a black and gold cloth rope.

 After Brenda found the MOP, they came back and Jeff remade the tribes into young and old.

The La Flor tribe is made up of 30 year olds and younger while the Espada is made up of 40 and older people. My first impression of the older “Antique tribe is most don’t look like they could make it 30 days with without comps to wear them down. The young guns look very athletic but do have some nieve looking girls. And then we have “Fabio”. That’s what Jud’s tribemates are calling him.

 After the MOP was given out, Jeff explained they could keep it or trade for flint and fishing gear and the La Flor took the merchandise and gave away the MOP saying they needed to make fire early and have gear to fish with.

 Back at the La Flor Camp:

 Kelly B.’s artificial leg was noticed so see called the tribe together and showed everyone her prosthesis.  Brenda plans on flirting to get ahead if she has to. Sash seems cocky and pretty confident that the  younger group will kick butt in the game.  The guys notice that Jud aka Fabio is kinda goofy., he does seem liike a flaky dude to me. Nanonka seems like she could have  a little bitchy attitude at times.

Alina and Kelly B. find the first clue to an HII and hide the clue in a tree till later. The clue seems cryptic and I don’t think they understand it at all.

 Meanwhile at the Senior Citizen Center:

 Jimmy J. was sick from overworking himself on day1.

Espada seems to have all alpha males and I foresee some major disagreements. during the times when  they struggle.

 It was not shown if the older guys found the HII clue when they got their tree mail.

 When the tribes got to the Immunity Challenge it wqs revealed that the Conquistador bust is actually the Team Immunity Idol and not part of the MOP that most people from previews assumed.

The challenge was simple. Fill a half barrel with water by pouring water down gutters held by team members until the barrel fills and drops your puzzle pieces. The Espada had a chance to use the MOP and get a 1 bucket of water head start put in their barrel but decided not to use it. The La Flor tribe finished first but only by 10 seconds and were able to start their puzzle first. The Espada women doing the puzzle struggled way too much and lost to the La Flor tribe. La Flor wins the first Immunity Challenge.

 Back at camp the talk centers on evicting Jimmy J or Wendy Jo. At Tribal Council the usual discussion takes place and people remark about Wendy and Jimmy J. Just before they go to vote, Wendy speaks up and wants to make a statement which further seals here fate. In a 9-1 vote (essentially unanimous) Wendy becomes the first to be evicted. Her Husband was correct!!

 My early prediction is that more than half of the older tribe will be gone before the merge which should happen around week 8 or 9. and the young guns will dominate the final 4 or 5 people. It’s going to be a tough road for the old folks to win this year.

So here’s to all the BB folks who came on over to Survivor and we hope you enjoy the show and the    blog!

Early insight to Survivor: Nicaragua

From early photos taken it appears the La Flor women plan on being stylish in their hip neon bikinis.

Hot Mama's in the young gun tribe.

 

In the diametrically opposite style come the Espada women who are in their Friday casual wear.

Cool, Calm and way to normal looking!

For the ever so misunderstood Medallion of Power which will become known as the “MOP”, E!Online called it “some godawful contrived twist”. Also, people are saying that it’s a bust of a Conquistador that looks like Russell Hantz!

What do you think?

Notable characters to keep track of this year begin with:

Kelly Bruno / La Flor
25 yr old med student
An amputee since a childhood disease cost her a leg
She plans on hiding the fact and then surprising everyone at the first challenge by putting on a specially made prosthetic leg made specifically for Survivor.
Buckle your seat belts y’all. We appear to be in for a wild ride at least to start the show!
 SB Sal

The Medallion of Power!

The newest twist to Survivor this year will be the “Medallion of Power”. It is being said that it will give a distinct edge to the team that uses it in an immunity challenge. However, if used the ownership is turned over to the other tribe. This will definately be an interesting item in the game play. Also, the HII’s (Hidden Immunity Idols) are  said to be better hidden so that even Russell would not be able to find them without clues! We shall see.

OK, thanks to BBBlogger we now have an updated header and gameplayer photos. So a big thanks to the man with the plan.

Lets get ready for this seasons “Rumble in the Nicaraguan Jungle”.

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends……

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Well folks, it’s not Brain Salad Surgery but another season of Survivor.

Young vs. Old, can some over 50 people take advantage of some young guns that have misconceptions of what old people are about?

On the Showtime series “Bullshit” with Penn and Teller, young people thought older people smelled bad, BULLSHIT. They both did, young and old.

Old folks have experience and are better judges on how to pace yourself. Young guns are super energetic but make stupid mistakes because they can be impatient.

TV Guide is calling this season “Outwit, Outplay, Outlive”! Ok, whose going to die? No one or we would have heard about it by now. Lets see, we have a burly Massachusetts fisherman, a dog trainer, a former Yahoo! executive, a former college/NFL football coach and that’s just the Espada tribe(oldies but goodies). The young guns will be the La Flor tribe.

Probst was quoted as saying “We actually have a tribe that’s strong enough that they can compete and colorful enough that the audience will root for them”.

The Espada range in age from 41 to 67.

The violence in the challenges will be toned down and some new games are in store for the cast-a-ways.

A new twist this year is the Medallion of Power. The tribe that has it will have a distinct edge in that  immunity challenge. However, after using it, the option of power is given to the other tribe to use it in the next challenge, hmmmmmmmm.

La Flor will sport an ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader, 27 year old paddle board company owner, 30 year old pest control company owner.

An early decision about the Medallion of power by the La Flor tribe tends to make them look cocky!

Probst, “In most cases on Survivor, I would still say that the youth probably have an advantage, but with this group, I think the older people do”!

So, on September 15th at 8pm/7cent. CBS will air “Survivor:Nicaragua”.