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Lets win one for the Gipper, Go Team Yellow!!

How can Foa Foa survive without a win next week? Can Russell H. help push his tribe to victory so they don’t lose another member? Whats needed to get them motivated. They haven’t won a challenge but they seem to have a better camp than Galu. The seem to have a better setup for their hut, fire is a new problem since Ben was voted out and a weeks worth of rain is on the way. Can Mick step up his leadership(Chief) role and get Foa Foa in second gear.

And, can Galu maintain there dominance. Shambo shares here info and someone gets the idea there may be a HII in the Galu camp somewhere. Hey George, George, George of the Jungle watchout for that tree(branch)… uhhhh, I bet that hurt!!

It’s not known if the challenge is a combo event again next week, but here are some seens od the game.

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It looks like another close finish, lets pray Foa Foa gets lucky for a change. I’m interested to see who is on the short list for eviction on team purple!!

The Devil made me do it! But, is Russell really a devil?

Ben continues to drive his fellow tribemates crazy with his banter and foolishness. All talk centers on getting Ben out of the game. However, Russell still wants him in the game and tries to talk people into keeping him and getting Ashley out.  Jaison is on a get Ben out crusade and mananges to persuade the tribe to lean that way. Over at Galu, is a life of leasure as most everyone other than Shambo is doing Yoga or just chillin’.

The scene finally shifts to this weeks IC/RC combination event. The teams must swim/run out into the water to retrieve 4 crates and return them to shore where they must stack them so colors do not repeat on each side. An obstacle is in the way (opposite tribe member) in the water to slow them down on the way out to the crates. The winner will get some pillows, blankets and beach mats for there tribe. Galu wins after Foa Foa gets done first but does not have the colors correct on their stack of blocks.

A twist happens when they get ready to get their reward. The Chief must choose between comfort(the orginal stuff, pillows,etc) or function …. tarp, lantern and a few other items. Russell S. chooses the comfort items and some of the tribe thinks he blew it with that choice.

Also, Russell S. sends Shambo to be the observer/idol hunter back to Foa Foa. She hits it off well with the opposite tribe. After reading the clue, she openly starts looking for the HII while the Foa Foa members just seem to ignore her. She manages to dig under the tree where Russell found it, but no luck ….. I wonder why?

At tribal council there is a heated argument over who should go. Most talk centers on Ben and how much of an ass he has been. After the vote Ben is voted out making him the third person evicted from SS.

……………. Do you watch the preview for next weeks show before changing the channell?? …… hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……..

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Russell Hantz will be on Survivor 20  

  
Russell Hantz, do you see the horns under his hat?
Russell Hantz, do you see the horns under his hat?

 Russells brother in an interview  by Andy Dehnart on September 29, 2009 for Reality Blurred

 

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Last nights episode gave us some new insight to the Galu Tribe.  Just call them Yoga bears. They don’t seem to do anything around camp, and Russell S. sure made a bad choice for the reward. They will definately need a roof over that leanto of a hut!  The Foa Foa people seemed to hit it off with Shambo!  The Galu tribe has managed to set up a Day Spa, wonder when they have time for fire, eating, collecting wood and the fundamentals.

Shambo sure didn’t hide the fact that she was looking for the HII, also if you watched the previews for next week, it sounds like Shambo told someone about the clue to the idol. 

The View as seen from last years Good and Evil

The Immunity Blog With Coach and Debbie

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Coach  |  Blogging From the Dragon’s Lair

September 28, 2009

Hello Survivor fans and welcome to the first official “Immunity Blog” on CBS.com with the Dragon Slayer and the Princess giving our thoughts on the season.

Let’s not waste anytime here. I know there are already lots of comparisons between last season’s number one “villain” Coach (aka the Dragon Slayer) and the new villain on Survivor: Samoa, Russell Hantz. Lets compare the two of us if we shall because I for one think we are polar opposites. You might disagree but as iron sharpens iron perhaps we can come up with more similarities/opposites.

Coach                                                     Russell H.
Noble                                                      Ignoble
Honest                                                    Dishonest
Unselfish                                                Selfish
Team Player                                         In It For Himself
Tells Inspirational Stories              Tells Flat Out Lies

Despite all that, I was impressed with him finding the immunity idol without a clue. I know Debbie may not believe me, but I actually have to give him a lot of credit for playing the game harder at this point then just about anyone I’ve seen in a long time.

Now that’s out of the way, I really want to focus on the people who are not getting all the attention and might be major characters of the season.

I’ve got to go back to last week’s episode. The Dragon Slayer once said, “take your weaknesses and make them your strength. Take your strengths and make yourself invincible.” So when Shambo basically said “ah shucks, smarts aint my thing” and then she proceeded to rock the puzzle in the first challenge of the season, I had stop and think for a second. Was she just playing the game at that point? Or is she a real person, one who is going to bring that “down home” work ethic and determination to the “survival” aspect on Survivor.

But wait a minute; remember that often times just when someone impresses you…they blow it. One thing I have learned in Survivor is to not say something absolute or concrete (that storm is going to go right past us…remember?) Shambo had to go and brag to the tribe and say, “spear fishing is my thing”. Not only did she not catch any fish, but she also lost some of the fishing gear. You have to catch fish to live out there…. not a good move Shambo.

Now as many of us have already established, Russell H. will be the guy this year most people will despise. But Ben is another villain that we will love to hate, or hate to love this season. So he smashed and killed a lizard to eat. Not bad. But the things that come out of his mouth? Straight forward, guttural, spiteful and….come on you have to admit…kind of funny at times.

My top three of the night: Calling Yasmin a hooker, calling Yasmin Ghetto trash and saying that she should go back to eating catsup sandwiches and kool aid.

Yasmin, you gotta admit you asked for controversy. Now I don’t condone using derogatory terms, but I mean come on. You go over to the other tribe and approach it that way? You should be walking on eggshells. You are on enemy samurai ground. Dragon Slayer rule: “Tread lightly and carry no stick!” And then you take on Ben by confronting him? I’ll say one thing for him, the guy will take ownership of his actions.

Now if Ben can just stop high fiving Russell in front of everyone at tribal, stop chopping wood in the middle of the night, and stop getting kicked out of challenges, maybe he might be around awhile to give us more laughs and sarcasm. But please, no shooting police officers, even with a “hand” gun. Not cool.

Betsy: Too bad you had to leave so soon. You are a straightforward cop, with good instincts. Why wouldn’t anyone listen to you!!!! “Trust your intuition..its strong!” What a great line, if only the ladies would have listened to you, because I think they are on the chopping block next. Not only did you call out Russell from day one but you called out Ben as a bad apple as well. Two for two in my book!

That’s all from the Dragon’s Lair for this week. Have a great weekend!

Coach

Debbie  |  Russell is the New Dragon to Slay

September 28, 2009

Hi everyone! I’m back and I’m thrilled to be apart of these “Immunity Blogs” with the Dragon Slayer. Let’s dive right in shall we?

It appears Samoa is going to be a wild ride. This season has started with a bang and, in my opinion, has two cast members that could possibly go down as the most hated Survivors ever! Sorry Coach! Russell is quickly emerging as a total sinister, pathologic jerk. As a matter of fact, he can be your new dragon to slay. For anyone to gain sympathy by telling a lie about being in the New Orleans Katrina disaster is not only sick, but also maddening.

Being from the South and having victims move their children into my school and community, I have personally witnessed what true victims of this tragedy have gone through. They’ve lost homes and possessions they will never regain. I know lying is a part of Survivor; however, using a personal lie like Johnny Fairplay and his grandmother story is one thing, but not a terrible natural disaster. That infuriated me!

Then you have Ben, ironically Russell’s tribemate. Ben’s cultural comments regarding Yasmin were out of line and totally inappropriate. He has completely shown his ignorance. I have to give Marissa and Betsy complete credit. They were on to both Ben and Russell from the beginning and unfortunately it costs them. Is Russell really controlling this game? I still have to have faith that Foa Foa will catch on to him soon.

I’m hoping Jasion will eventually turn on him. I get the feeling he’s going to emerge as a strong leader and hopefully will do well in this game as a result. He has remained calm, but is also very smart and is going to catch on to these guys. Strength is key in this game; however, a major component is who can you live with and who you can tolerate in those terrible harsh conditions. Much more time is spent around camp and living together than in the challenges. It is obvious that Foa Foa has not connected. Maybe that will change?

Moving on to Galu, it’s very clear, we don’t know much about them. Although what we do know is that Russell sent Yasmin to collect information on Foa Foa with interesting results. She should have gone into camp, laid low, and then persuaded them to talk to her to bring information back to Galu. That clearly didn’t happen! Knowing the other tribe members is critical for the merge and challenges. Yasmin probably set everyone back a few steps with that little trip.

On a separate note, Shambo, why in the world would you tell everyone you lost the mouth piece while lying in the water and relaxing? Are you nuts?!? Tell them a shark ate it. Tell them a dragon came down from the sky and scooped it out of your hand. Tell them anything else, but don’t tell them you lost it and then chilled for an hour. Now you have a big target on your back. I still don’t understand why Shambo went fishing alone. Where was the rest of the tribe? I guess they must not have been that hungry.

To wrap-up, I’m sorry to see Betsy go; she was a smart woman with great instincts. Although I was not surprised to see Mike’s health fail. I was concerned from the moment he fell off of the boat arriving in camp. I have to give him credit though, because he gave the challenge his all.

Next week’s preview gives me some hope that things are going turn around for Foa Foa, although I guess we will have to wait and see. I am also anxious to see more of the Galu tribe. It appears on the surface that they are not as dysfunctional as Foa Foa, but this is “Survivor” and first impressions aren’t always right.

Debbie 

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If you read this far here is a bonus about the Hidden Immunity Idol - HII

We got us a skirt chasing womanizer in the crowd! What do you think girls?

erikErik Cardona (28)
Hometown: Ontario, Calif
Occupation: Bartender

Proud womanizer, Erik claims that he can date four to five women at the same time without any issues. He has no qualms about chasing after a taken woman (as long as she is not married) just for the fun of the chase. He says, “There’s nothing sweeter than taking another man’s goods.” His top hobby is skirt chasing. Even though he can be found chasing multiple women at once, he says that he does have a special female in his life … his dog, Adrian.

Erik holds two degrees from Pepperdine University in Psychology and Sociology but has chosen a career as a bartender. When asked why he has chosen that specific career route, he explains that he likes waking up around 10:00 a.m. and running on the beach instead of being stuck pencil-pushing in a cubicle. He says that he enjoys life while the “sell-outs” do not.  

He greatly admires his father because he has sacrificed everything in life for him. In raising him, Erik observed his father’s mental and physical strength as well as endurance for raising an active boy. He feels that his father’s example has provided him with tools that will help him win this game. In addition to his father’s influence, Erik is self-motivated by his competitive nature and desire to prove to himself that he has what it takes to be the next Sole Survivor.

Currently, Erik resides in Los Angeles, Calif. His birth date is April 13th.

 

Andy Denhart of realityblurred.com interviewed all the cast-aways. The interviews took place before the guests entered the game. Erik was interviewed on September 17th and can be read on Reality Blurred.

Ex-Cheerleader claims she usually gets whatever she wants!

Survivor AshleyAshley Trainer (22)
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
Occupation: Spa Sales

This 22 year-old woman describes herself as funny, outgoing and flirty, with an emphasis on flirty. Ashley once moved to San Diego for a relationship that did not work out, but now this bubbly former competitive cheerleader plans to use her flirty ways to endear herself to and at the same time manipulate the male castaways. Not only relying on her womanly wiles, Ashley feels that her strong determination will get her far in the game. She claims that she usually gets whatever she wants as long as she puts her heart and mind to it.

In her spare time, Ashley loves kickboxing, watching movies, and shopping. She describes her perfect day as sleeping in followed by working out and shopping, then ending her day with a nice dinner and a movie. During her time away from home, she will miss her mother, whom she describes as her best friend. She will also miss her favorite comfort item, which is her pillow.

Ashley works in a very competitive commission based sales job where she can sell almost anything. She has no qualms about selling items that she hates as long as it helps her reach her quota. She hopes that her “get it done” attitude will win her the title of Sole Survivor. Her first purchase, should she take home the grand prize, would be a condo or new house.

Currently, Ashley resides in Maple Grove, Minn. Her birth date is February 27th.

Andy Denhart of realityblurred.com interviewed all the cast-aways. The interviews took place before the guests entered the game. Ashleys was interviewed on September 17th and can be read on Reality Blurred.

Mr. California, he’s smart, he plays water polo, can he play Survivor?

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Jaison Robinson (28)
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Law Student

Both physically and mentally prepared for the game of SURVIVOR, Jaison is a very educated 28-year-old, who is currently working on his law degree from the University of Chicago. Before deciding to obtain his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, this goal-oriented academic was given a congressional nomination to attend both the Air Force and the Naval Academy. Even though Jaison chose a route other than the military, he still contemplates one day working in the armed forces in order to serve his country.

In addition to his current focus on education, this Eagle Scout is extremely active. Named “Mr. California” by Cosmopolitan magazine, Jaison is also an avid sports lover and enjoys basketball, football and hiking – he has even scaled the top of  Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. He also feels that one of his greatest achievements is making the U.S. National Water Polo team. In addition to his love for physical activities, Jaison plays both the piano and the cello.

He dreams of waking up to the view a top Mount Everest and boasts that, for a million dollars, he would snowboard all the way down. His favorite board game, “Diplomacy,” gives a bit of insight as to how he plans to play SURVIVOR.  Much like SURVIVOR, “Diplomacy” is a strategy game that uses communication, negation and deception in order to win. Even though he plans to use positive elements such as strength and intellect to win, he will not hesitate to betray others if it wins him the title of Sole Survivor.

Jaison resides in Chicago, Ill. His birthday is September 25th.

A complete Interview of Jaison by Andy Dehnart on September 13, 2009
can seen  be at  Reality Blurred

Barbie, can she survive in the jungle?

natalieNatalie White (26)
Hometown: Van Buren, Ark.
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

 Samoa Barbie   <—- Click Here for video!!

Natalie White is your typical Southern Belle, but she is definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty. “Friendly and savvy” are two of her attributes that her fellow castaways will pick-up on right away.

White plans to bring her background in pharmaceutical sales into the game and knows that if you do not make the cut, you are more than likely going to be cut.  You either “make the numbers or go home.”

Natalie’s convinced that her ambitious personality will help her during the game. “I’m literally so competitive and scrappy that I don’t care if I have to dive on the ground and get bruised and scraped up, I’ll do it. I’ll do it to win. I love to compete.” Natalie will not waste any time changing her game plan if needed. “I’m observant and flexible, not to mention smart enough to know how to adapt to my surroundings.”

Currently, Natalie is in a relationship and resides in Van Buren, Ark. Her birth date is April 22nd.
 
A complete Interview of Natalie by Andy Dehnart on September 15, 2009
can seen  be at  Reality Blurred

Shambo – Need I say more?

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Shannon Waters (45)
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
Occupation: Sales

Shannon Waters is proud to be the first female Marine Sergeant to play the game of SURVIVOR. Although she has completed her military service and is now in the world of sales, Shannon will always remain true to her roots as a second generation Marine.
After serving her country for five years, Shannon went onto become a chef before changing gears to be a sales representative for a food service company. She credits her success to her industry knowledge and people skills. In her sales role, she feels connected to people soon after meeting them and is able to understand how to deliver what they genuinely need. This ability helped her achieve “Salesman of the Year” in 2008, along with the support of a great sales team.

On the weekends, Shannon splits her time between riding her Harley, which she’s affectionately named “Chunky”, enjoying the companionship of her dogs and hanging out with family. As number 8 out of 9 kids, she has plenty of family in close proximity to keep her busy.

Shannon is committed to preparing for the game. She has lost 4 pant sizes and 70 pounds but admits that she may have trouble staying under the radar. “I’m like this ball of energy just ready to explode, because I’m putting it out there and I think that rocks.”

Shannon is a native of Renton, Wash., where she currently resides with her canine kids Bruce and Kali.                                  

A complete Interview of Shannon by Andy Dehnart on September 15, 2009
can be found at Reality Blurred!

Can a Rocket Scientist survive in Samoa?

 John Fincher (25)    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif     Occupation: Rocket Scientistjohn

John Fincher claims “winning” is his favorite hobby, and because of that he should have no problem playing the game of SURVIVOR. Being a rocket scientist probably will not hurt his chances either. This charmingly cocky genius believes he possesses the analytical skills necessary to take him far in the game while helping him create a mastermind strategy. In addition to brains, he is a former semi-pro soccer player, who is also going to pose a physical threat in the game.

Fincher says that he is at his best during high pressure situations and times of complete chaos. He finds idiots or “unskilled” people amusing, and has no problem telling them to their face. John has traveled extensively in South America, Europe, South Africa, and Canada, and he plans to use his experience of dealing with people from diverse backgrounds to his best advantage.

John is no stranger to creating conflict and thinks it could work to his advantage in the game. Although, John also believes his good looks and charm will help even out his aggressive personality, especially with the ladies. He also will not apologize living a privileged life and claims that he will party his way around the world with his winnings.

John resides in Santa Monica, Calif. His birth date is August 16th.

A complete Interview of John by Andy Dehnart on September 15, 2009
can be at Reality Blurred!

The Puppetmaster

 Evil has reared its ugly head and it’s name is “The Puppetmaster”

 marisaVictim #1 – Marisa

All she did was say she was weary because he is talking to everybody and now she’s gone.

 Upon coming ashore each tribe chose a chief, the Chief immediately selected four members to compete in a Reward Challenge involving a swimming leg, a heavy log carry, a balance beam, and a puzzle component. The four castaways that each tribe selected are their most agile, their best swimmer, their strongest member, and their smartest member. For the Foa Foa tribe, Marisa Calihan, Jaison Robinson, and Russell Hantz participated in the physical portion of the challenge, while Elizabeth Kim puts together a puzzle. For the Galu tribe, Yasmin Giles, John Fincher, and Erik Cardona participated in the physical portion, while Shannon Waters’ role is to solve the puzzle. The other six members of each tribe don’t participate at all, highlighting the importance of making the right decisions of which castaways should compete. Foa Foa won the first award challenge and got flint to start their fire for cooking.

     Foa Foa got back to camp and home boy Ben had them building there hut, Mick(Chief) looks a little worried about someone else taking charge of the building. I say, stand back and let him do it, if it falls he gets the blame. While Ben builds the hut, Russell(evil) manages to make his dumb girl alliances, including Marisa.

 Meanwhile over in the Galu camp, Mr. Rocket Scientist(John) is engineering his sky scraper. After 15 minutes of heavy thinking they decide to take a break and go swimming, alone on shore is Shambo wondering what these fools are thinking.

     As evening falls the Devil rears his head and begins his tale of whoa about being caught in the floods of New Orleans after the hurricane and how his German Sheppard died. (None of it true) Now he slithers over and empties all the canteens. On his way back to the hut he manages to burn some socks.  Satisfied he heads back to the hut and goes to sleep. 

Galu Tribe Members:                                              Foa Foa Tribe Members:

Betsy Bolan (48, Campton, NH)                      Dave Ball (38, Los Angeles, CA)
Mike Borassi (62, Marina del Rey, CA)          Erik Cardona (28, Ontario, CA)
Ben Browning (28,Los Angeles, CA)              Brett Clouser (23,Los Angeles, CA)
Marisa Calihan (26, Cincinnati, OH)              John Fincher (25,Los Angeles, CA)
Russell Hantz (36, Dayton, TX)                     Yasmin Giles (33, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Kim (33, New York City, NY)                   Laura Morett (39, Salem,OR)
Jaison Robinson (28, Chicago, IL)                  Monica Padilla (25, San Diego,CA)
Ashley Trainer (22, Maple Grove, MN)        Shannon Waters (45, Renton, WA)
Mick Trimming (33,Los Angeles, CA)             Russell Swan (42, Glenside, PA)
Natalie White (26, Van Buren, AR)         Kelly Sharbaugh (25, Los Angeles,Ca)

A Behind the scenes look of Survivor Samoa’s first episode by Andy Denhart can been seen at Reality Blurred

Galu won the Immunity challenge sending Foa Foa to tribal council. By a vote of 7-3, Marisa was sent home.