Survivor Nicaragua "Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All" OAD 09-22-2010

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by caslu, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. TIVOSciolist

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

    Oct 13, 2003


    I saw one woman on the older tribe last night wearing aqua-type shoes. These are the shoes that are designed to be used in water, offer the protection/traction of running shoes, and can dry quickly. I can't understand why anyone would want to bring anything else to Survivor as their main pair.

    It seems that Survivor is allowing them to bring more than one pair of footwear. When we first saw Brenda last week, she was wearing flip-flops, which did not make sense to me but is probably what she wears daily in Florida. However, at the challenge, she had changed into running-type shoes.
  2. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    I would have replied, "Why, am I your type?" and given him a wink just to make his head spin. What a nut case. That Shannon guy reminded me of John Rocker without the fastball.

    As has been said earlier in this thread, Naonka is complete garbage. I can't stand her on so many levels that I can't wait until there's a full on cat fight and (to steal a line from the movie Friday) she gets knocked the **** out! :D

    Oh it'll happen. *fingers crossed*
  3. MNoelH

    MNoelH McGruber

    Mar 17, 2005
    Houston, Texas
    You know how there are almost always challenges where they need a few strong swimmers, a few good runners, some puzzle solvers? Why the hell aren't they back at camp having races to actually determine who fits into which category? You know, instead of taking someone's word on their skills... actually get it ironed out before hand so you don't have someone like me saying, "Uh,, Yeah, I can swim ok. Not a great runner, but i'm killer at puzzles, so yeah, you should put me with puzzles cause that's what I can do best." Without having some kind of foot race, how would you know that I can't outrun you even though I think I can't.

    Kind of like when Louisianabuiltlikeabrickshithouse hurt his leg and said he could still outrun tiedie guy (and couldn't) so they raced on the beach.

    Why don't they actually find out who is actually better at some stuff by testing it out before they get to the challenge?
  4. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    If anybody out there is playing the Survivor Cyber Island game on facebook and want to add me to your tribe, send me a message. I know it's a stupid game but I wouldn't mind winning $5,000 :)
  5. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table


    I HATE the MOP. As DR pointed out last week, if it's used it makes for a much less interesting challenge . If it's not used, then what's the point.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I think the short answer is they have very little food, so therefore very little energy. They don't want to waste what little energy they have racing each other on the beach or swimming in the water if it's not in an effort to improve their camp or get food.
  7. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Back From...
    I agree somewhat, but I think MNoelH's idea has some merit. If they took the initiative to do some of these things the first couple of days, when they still have some excess calories to burn, it could be valuable. Not only could you determine each person's talent for challenges, you could also size up each member of your team for your own personal strategy. (Assuming everyone truly competed in the trials - not competing honestly would be a strategy in itself!)
  8. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    ^^^ I was kind of thinking the same thing, then I realized that they can't even come together enough to build a fire or shelter those first few days without wigging out, I can just see the reactions to the person who's suggesting they size each other up first thing out of the blocks - ain't gonna happen - especially without generating it's own over-the-top and unneccessary drama!
  9. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Probably for the same reason that no one (up till now) has taken the time to learn how to light a fire before they got there.

    I wish they would do another season with fans. But make it fans and newbies. Fans that are newbies and others that just want to play not that have already played.
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Scary that people still have that kind of attitude. Who teaches people things like that? I was rooting for Na to go, until Shannon opened his mouth. Total a-hole.
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Agreed. The answer should always be...."What difference does it make?" Same answer for "Are you a Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Protestant, White, Black or purple"
  12. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    Well, in a practical Survivor sense, the more information you know about your competitor the better. So it does make a difference in a competitive way.

    (I realize he was using the question "Are you gay?" as a slur, but to say the answer to the question NEVER makes a difference is not true.)
  13. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    It'll be interesting to see later on if we eventually find out that one of the people on Shannon's side, who originally supported him, is actually gay/lesbian.


    "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
  14. wdave

    wdave New Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Stevenson, MD
    That tells me that in her circle it is indeed unusual, and probably most women she knows or sees have kids in their teens or soon after.
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Well it COULD make a difference, if he knows someone on the team would never vote for a gay person to win. That said, it's none of his business, and if I was or wasn't, I would tell him that and ask him why it matters? From a strategic game play, THAT would make him look like a jerk in front of the others, and ultimately, that's what happened.

    And interestingly a gay person won the very first Survivor, so perhaps it's information that REALLY doesn't matter.
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I agree that the producers HAVE to be determining what these people bring/wear because that's the only way it makes sense to me. All I know, is that I wouldn't leave my house with ANYTHING that I wouldn't be prepared to spend 39 days in. If they want to take press photos, I'll have the nicest pair of khaki zip-away pants and long sleave shirt on that you could imagine! I'd leave the "club shirts" at home!
  17. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    Its seems funny, but I think Shannon did a lot to unify his tribe. Against him.

    I wonder if some time they will try a straight vs gay Survivor. It would be interesting: the straight tribe might not even figure out that's how they were divided until the merge. :)
  18. 4inziksych

    4inziksych New Member

    Feb 28, 2003
    I haven't watched this show in a couple of years. I'm surprised people are still watching actually (only because things tend to get tired after so long). However, I am finding this group hysterical. Last week I was sad they got rid of that woman because she was so funny, but now it seems like they're all a little loony.

    A little too much of the coach maybe, other than that I'm loving it.
  19. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    New York vs. the rest of the country?
  20. veruca salt

    veruca salt I want it NOW!!

    Jun 30, 2007
    The producers HAVE to be telling them what to wear to some degree. How else would the young tribe show up in red, yellow, and orange, while the old team showed up in blue and green.

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