Alright, I might not be doing the live blog, but that doesn't mean I can't/won't have something to share every now and then (or every week - who knows, we'll see) about the latest edition of Survivior. So...
* Wow. I thought that bartender guy from Arizona some years back (I wanna say his name was Rob) was the dumbest player ever to be featured, but Jud/Fabio takes the cake by far. Not only is he functionally retarded, but a spaz to boot - what a player. I really hope he sticks around for awhile, if only to keep me entertained.
* I've been largely opposed to them bringing in a famous player (caveat: unless the entire cast was of famous folks), so I wasn't too thrilled with Jimmy Johnson (who aged 10 years in the past two - or, more likely, just looks older without the benefit of makeup) being cast. However, I must say that I loved the attitude he brought to the table. Unlike the paranoid players in the game who think his "I won't win" speech is all a part of some strategy (c'mon, really?), I really believe he's just there to test himself and have a good time, and despite being exhausted, he appears to be doing just that.
* I felt really bad for the goat rancher that got sent home - she seemed like a nice lady and all that - but seriously, you can only shoot yourself in the foot so many times before it starts to bleed.
* Not one but two sad stories in the opening episode? Between the amputee and the recently-widowed, I didn't know who to feel worse for. That widow/dog trainer lady sure is a character, though, no?
* I don't know his name yet, but the older black guy that was at Tribal...I haven't seen eyebrow magic like that since The Rock.
* That North Dakotan swim coach has to stick around - she's gonna drive my mom crazy with her Marge Gunderson accent.
* A swim coach in North Dakota? That sounds like either a really secure job or one in constant danger of being eliminated. How many swim coaches would you say there are combined in the Dakotas? Over/under 20?
* Seriously, WTF, Survivor? You got something against people in their 30s? "People 40 and over, go right, people under 30, go left." I smell a discrimination lawsuit.
* Medallion. of. Power. Well, at least Exile Island is gone.
Until next time...