The Long Winded Egomaniac is a Player

Villains Tribe

“Coach” Ben Wade, Tocantins
Villainy:
Slaying dragons, duh.
Outwitticism: ”C’mon, guess what they call me in this game? The Dragon Slayer. Because I’m slaying all the dragons! I’m running this freakin’ show, let me tell you that right now. I think I’m going to be in that final two unless something crazy comes up.”

Survivor: Tocantins, Benjamin "Coach" Wade

Coach Ben Wade. Wade was the 11th one voted off the island last May. When not in front of the camera, he is the conductor for the Susanville Symphony and coaches soccer in Missouri. Wade will be one of nine Survivor alumni on the “villains” team. They will take on the “heroes” team in. Tune in to see how he’ll do this time around.

Is he a Devil with a conscience or A rude man trying to survive?

It now looks like it’s up to Russell to carry his Foa Foa team to the merge. They can’t afford to lose any more members of their tribe. Lose any more and at the merge the numbers will suck big time.

Lets see what Coach and Debbie have to say this week.

The Immunity Blog With Coach and Debbie

  

  

Coach  |   How Not To Be An Effective Leader

October 19, 2009

In addressing last week’s blog, yes Princess Debbie, true Samurais would have found a way to trap, kill, etc, the remains of the fowl in question. It seems that the true warriors in this game are either remaining hidden until their chosen time or they are few and far between. Which do you think it is?

Another Survivor…another food challenge. It always amazes me (having walked and crawled barefoot and naked across the Sahara Desert many moons ago) how starving cast members continue to complain about food in these challenges. People: trust me when I say it: this stuff is edible, and as aforementioned in some areas (like Samoa…DUH) a delicacy. When in Rome and all that. I would have asked for seconds. But I guess with bananas and coconuts back at camp things aren’t too bad.

Now let’s talk about what it takes to be an effective leader on Survivor. (Pay attention Russell S cause this ones for you and I know this from experience) The Dragonslayer says “the best leaders are the best servants and the power of positive reinforcement will succeed over the negative nuance of necromancy and near sightedness.”

Mistakes made in three minutes of pep talk with your tribe:

1. Cutting down Shambo for losing the chicken. Never talk smack behind someone’s back. It unsettles the rest of the tribe.
2. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. “She had to be punished” for losing the chicken. Wasn’t that from the Law of Moses? I think that went out B.C. pal.
3. Failing to start a fire.
4. Telling someone that they are all talk and no action when if you looked into a coconut mirror you would see that person starting back at you.
5. Not accepting a handshake from a fellow Survivor offering an apology.

Not sure how long you are going to be around with those actions.

After you tried to call out Dave for not doing anything about the fire I was literally shouting “come on Dave, be the fire…be the fire” Hallelujah! Lo and behold, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes he did it. And after kicking butt in the two challenges previously I am beginning to think that as long as the contrite Dave walks around camp (down play man, down play), he might be my new favorite dark horse. I might even give him a new nickname.

And speaking about dark horses, how about Brett? Lady killing smile. Laying low for the time being. Holds his own in the challenges. And my personal favorite? A possible Dragon Slayer in the making? “Handle the elements or they will handle you”. Let me tell you that night must have been miserable. Everyone was soaked when they came to the challenge and Brett is still a smilin in the morning. Doesn’t seem to faze him.

Speaking of braving the elements: Debbie…are you still really digging Jaison? There isn’t even a comparison of him and the other guys. Even our little fat Gollum is a better warrior than Jaison! I think your Yugoslavian coach needs to come and replace you sir!

Loved the immunity challenge because it combined skill, impeccable selection and brawn. Of course the poisoned team lost…again! When will Galu see the light?!!! But what a great idea to have a non-strategizing tribal. Whoever first came up with that was brilliant. It’s just too bad that the evil hobbits number didn’t come up.

Elizabeth you were an “animal” in the challenge today. That is of course the exact reason why your tribe would want to eliminate you. Better start listening to your gut? DO I NEED TO REPEAT THE FIRST DRAGONSLAYER CREED? “Trust no one…slay everyone.” Or if that one is too difficult to remember how about this one? “Never trust a smarmy, delusional, arrogant, short gnome.”

And poor Ashley. You were a resplendent, sweet, cute, felicitous and pulchritudinous young lady. Good heart, good mind but just not enough survival for Survivor.

Ha! I beat you this week Debbie. Get out your dictionary and thesaurus and have a go. This blog was even long winded for the fire breather. I am limping back into my cave to sleep for the night. More dragons to slay in the morning.

Coach   

 

Debbie   |  She Has “Just Can’t Help it” Syndrome

October 19, 2009

I have to start this week’s blog with “kudos” to Coach. Your blog last week was short and to the point. I think my dialogue was longer than yours…Maybe I am catching up to you.

As I sit to write and reflect on this week’s show, several issues come to mind. First of all, good ole Mother Nature is now a major factor in this game. Due to the conditions, both tribes are truly miserable (MY goodness did you see those hands and feet!) and true personalities continue to show their ugly faces.

Each week, I keep pulling for Shambo. She is not my favorite to win, but she is so much fun to watch. You never know what is going to come out of her mouth. I think she has the “just can’t help it syndrome.” However, arguing with Russell when he sent her back to Foa Foa was not a positive move. How easily she has forgotten that she lost the fishing pieces and the chicken! Shambo clearly has not moved to 90210 and has not become the cheerleader for her tribe. I do not see any efforts in her social game and connecting with her tribe. Eventually, I believe this will be her demise.

Well, I knew it would happen and I have to say- I called it! Galu is regretting that they did not choose the tarp! Did you see the nasty, soaked pillows and blankets? As I watched tonight I actually shivered. I re-lived my own experiences in Tocantins. There is no escape from the soaking wet feeling, the feeling of freezing to the bone and how your skin actually hurts when it is water logged. The cameras captured some great shots of the white, shriveled skin. Believe it or not, the most miserable physical times on Survivor, are the times that I remember so clearly and learned so much about myself.

Obviously, the weather was a big factor in the vote tonight. If Russell would have had time to scramble, I believe he would have gone after Liz. Liz is on to him; therefore, he needs to be afraid! If Liz can gain the respect of Mick and Jaison, I believe she has a chance to turn them against Russell. If given the chance, Liz will enlighten them on Russell’s game plan. Jaison already knows Russell has the idol and this knowledge will validate Liz’s accusations. Again this week, Liz played a significant job in the challenge. I really like Liz. I hope she can persuade others in Foa Foa to see the true Russell and not let him continue to control the game.

Jaison, my favorite on Foa Foa, is still standing strong. I like him more each week. It appears that he regained his focus and has accepted the elements and overcome the hunger this week. I still believe he is the strongest competitor for Foa Foa. Coach, do you agree yet? Mick still is great eye candy! How can he look better each week?

Ashley, if you could have swallowed your last swig of the Sea Slug Martini, you still might be in the game. I honestly did not see you make any wrong moves in this game. You were the most likely target for losing the food challenge. Plus, the contributing rain factor did not allow the tribe to scramble and strategize. Ashley was the easy vote. I’ll miss your upbeat attitude and sweet nature.

This game could turn in a minute. If the rain continues, strange things will start to happen. Living in these conditions can make anyone “bat crazy”. The more the weather conditions intensify the more the already miserable conditions worsen! I cannot wait until next week’s episode. The previews left us hanging.

Debbie 

Hmmmmm, If your bored at this moment. This may…..

renew your interest for the next season. That gives you two views, if your really interested check out some of the others.

The calendar is a outline of the filming of SS20, click on the logo to view!calendar

Just as a reminder so you can compare is a list of probables on True Dork Times with the list below. <—– click on the link in the sentenace above for the list (SS20 Good vs. Evil)  

Listed by the Survivor episode they were in!

Not on: JT Thomas, Stephen Fishbach, Erinn Lobdell, Sierra Reed, Joe Dowdle, Spencer Duhm, Sandy Burgin
On: Coach Wade, JT Thomas, Tyson Apostol
Unclear: Taj Johnson-George (For)

 

  Not on: Bob Crowley, Susie Smith, Crystal Cox, Ace Gordon
On: Sugar Kiper, Randy Bailey
Unclear: Ken Hoang (Against)

 

  Not on: Alexis Jones, Erik Reichenbach, Ozzy Lusth, Eliza Orlins, Yau-Man Chan, Jonny Fairplay, Natalie Bolton
On: Amanda Kimmel, James Clement, Cirie Fields, Parvati Shallow
Unclear: Jonathan Penner

 

  Not on: Todd Herzog, Erik Huffman, Peih-Gee Law, Frosti Zernow, Jaime Huffman, Jean-Robert Bellande
On: Amanda Kimmel, Courtney Yates, James Clement
Unclear: ?

 

  Not on: Earl Cole, Yau-Man Chan, Michelle Yi
On: None?
Unclear:

 

  Not on: Yul Kwon?, Ozzy Lusth, Billy Garcia
On: Parvati Shallow, Candice Woodcock
Unclear: Jonathan Penner

 

  Not on: Aras Baskauskas, Terry Deitz, Shane Powers, Courtney Marit, Austin Carty, Dan Barry, BobDawg Mason
On: Danielle DiLorenzo, Cirie Fields
Unclear: ?

 

  Not on: Bobby Jon Drinkard, everyone except Stephenie
On: Stephenie LaGrossa
Unclear: ?

 

  Not on: Bobby Jon Drinkard, everyone except Stephenie & possibly Tom
On: Stephenie LaGrossa , Tom Westman
Unclear: ?

 

  Not on: Eliza Orlins, Twila Tanner, Scout Cloud Lee, Ami Cusack
On: Nobody?
Unclear: ?

 

Survivor 8:
All-Stars

Not on: Rob Cesternino, Richard Hatch
On: Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham, Jerri Manthey
Unclear: Colby Donaldson (For), Big Tom Buchanan, Tina Wesson

 

  Not on: Jonny Fairplay, Christa Hastie, Ryan Opray
On: Sandra Diaz-Twine, Rupert Boneham
Unclear: ?

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.