Survivor: Cook Islands 9/14/06 "I can forgive her..."

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  1. Sep 15, 2006 #61 of 146
    Lee L

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    I thought the same about the clue as well regarding grade being the lay of the land.
     
  2. Sep 15, 2006 #62 of 146
    Anubys

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    I agree as well...it seems all about slope/horizon, not school grades...
     
  3. Sep 15, 2006 #63 of 146
    Jeeters

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    It's both a reward AND a punishment. Unless you think there's no negative at all to being told to exile a person who may very likely be in your tribe someday after a future merge.

    It's a situation somewhat similar to challenges where the reward is some overnight trip to a resort or something.... Yeah, the winner gets to bring some company along (whether they want to not). And the winner has to worry about 'offending' the people they *don't* pick. And they also have to worry about the choice they make being perceived as the result of an alliance with the chosen person, whether true or false.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2006 #64 of 146
    newsposter

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    maybe EI got to him already that he didnt know what some of us already figured out. I would have had no inking even that it made a letter A :)
     
  5. Sep 15, 2006 #65 of 146
    aindik

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    Just to pick a nit, Jeff Probst gave them flint after tribal council. Not that they would have known that was coming before they voted.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2006 #66 of 146
    TR7spyder

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    He is right, pretty much all black men on survivor come out as looking lazy. They do it by showing other contestants constantly complain about their laziness, as they cut away at images of them napping or just sitting around... Just like they did it last night!

    First couple of seasons I though that they just got unlucky with selection of the contestants, now, I am thinking that this might be something that they are doing on purpose. Lets put this way, they are definitely not hiding it.

    Also, I thought that it was JeffÂ’s job to instruct teams when they were ready to move onto the next step. So I saw no problem with what he said.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2006 #67 of 146
    Fl_Gulfer

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    Wonder why the Black and white teams had 3 women and the other 2 team's had 3 men, dosen't seem too fair.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2006 #68 of 146
    MitchO

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    Gervase was given that rap, as was Nick in Australia, and Osten of course. Sean was a hard worker, but got the "Angry Black Man" rep instead.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2006 #69 of 146
    MitchO

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    Because if you have the 3/2 balances the same in all 4 tribes, you have an inequal male/female population overall instead. You'd have 12/8. Considering we have multiple women who are sports professionals (a boxer, a volleyball player and a rollergirl, heh), I think they'll be fine.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2006 #70 of 146
    RoundBoy

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    Every accent / way of speaking has a 'tv voice'

    I.E : Brittney Spear's in her biography a couple years ago ... Her speaking 'live' unedited in the background was the worst southern drawl mouth i have ever heard ... but her one on one interviews were all carefully chosen words and pronunciation..

    Just wait until you hear audio from people in the background, when they are not on camera... then you will hear differences from everyone
     
  11. Sep 15, 2006 #71 of 146
    ParadiseDave

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    Is the the first season where they shortened the tribe names? I can't get to the Survivor web site now because of a live streaming interview, but it seemed if the banners/flags etc. had a full tribe name like "Chickapea", Jeff called them the "Chiks". It's already confusing trying remember player's names and tribes in the first few episodes.

    It also appears we have another Amber/Boston Rob couple this season.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2006 #72 of 146
    Amnesia

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    To whom?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2006 #73 of 146
    aindik

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    Of course, nobody uses the tribe names when watching this particular incarnation of the show. Everybody will use the name of the ethnic group instead. The names are there so Jeff doesn't have to say something like "black tribe, you lose, you're going to tribal council."

    The year they did women and men, the tribes had names. Nobody used them then either.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2006 #74 of 146
    jeff125va

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    Yeah, it would be too obvious, but a good red herring, because of the Y-shaped tree clue in the last season.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2006 #75 of 146
    Mikkel_Knight

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    I seem to recall him and the rest of the cast saying that he worked just as hard if not harder than the others - they only showed him when he was lounging about...
     
  16. Sep 15, 2006 #76 of 146
    Anubys

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    there were two black men in the tribe...only one was called lazy...

    I'm not disagreeing with all of you...I've complained many times that Survivor always portrays black men as lazy...but in this case, they're batting (so far) .500

    so it's an improvement :eek:
     
  17. Sep 15, 2006 #77 of 146
    robbhimself

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    i actually thought the way they split the teams was really interesting.. you could really see how different ethnicities interact with each other, mannerisms, teamwork, etc.. and especially which cultures tried to portray male dominance when in the presence of everyone, but then when they went back to their own camps how that kind of fell apart..
     
  18. Sep 15, 2006 #78 of 146
    sieglinde

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    I have a difficult time figuring out whether I am watching the white team or the Hispanic team so I look for the heavy metal guy. (I lived in Oxnard, CA for 20 years so I have lived around Hispanics)

    As for Vietnamese names, most I have encountered are monosylabic. Ngyuen is very commen and I have seen a lot of Tran's etc. The Thais have the really long names. Cao Bai seems like a reasonable name. Though it is suspicious, I kept thinking they were saying "cowboy" like a nickname.

    The weird thing is putting all these people to gether, especially the Asians. To an Asian, there would be more difference between a Korean and a Fillapino than between an English person and a German.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2006 #79 of 146
    Steveknj

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    You have too much time on your hands if you are reading Brittney Spears' biography :D
     
  20. Sep 15, 2006 #80 of 146
    dthmj

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    I know a Vietnamese family - the father has a name that has about 30 letters in it, and it's greatly shortened to one syllable. I have no idea how many syllables are in the other 26 letters, based on the lack of vowels, probably not many :D
     

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