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Never Challenge A Woman’s Memory

survivor one world competitionIt’s been a long, hard season for the women on Survivor: One World so far, and it’s only like 5 days in.  They went into the episode not winning a single challenge, and things looked grim early on when a storm rolled in and left them absolutely miserable throughout the night.  They tried to play it tough and stick it through the night, but the next morning they swallowed their pride and warmed up by the guys fire.

The funny part about it, they learned something valuable here.  The guys are a bunch of pushovers.  There were nearly both tribes standing under a tarp next to the fire while the guys looked around like they were annoyed but didn’t want to say anything about it.  I know, in the real world, I’d let anyone stand near a fire I built to warm up all day long, but in a game with a million dollars on the line, it was hilarious to see the guys do absolutely nothing about it.

It got even better when the reward challenge came and the women actually dominated.  It was a simple memory test, and the guys didn’t stand a chance.  Even with Kat taking about 7 times to guess right, the women still destroyed the guys and were able to win a boat with some fishing equipment.  So what did the girls do when they got back to camp?  They went back to the guys camp, got some fire, dried up some more and then refused to let them use their newly won boat!    What did the guys do?  Just bitched to the camera in private.  Well played, boys.

On comes the immunity challenge which was another one of the blindfold, guide and laugh segments.  It’s always great to see people waving their hands in the air as they walk full speed into poles… yes, I enjoy cheap humor.   Bill was calling the teams for the men, and Sabrina the women.  The catch, at the end of the guiding, the callers had to put together a very easy puzzle that Bill made look incredibly difficult.  I mean the pieces were in 2 colors, and very obviously weren’t going to be side by side, so once you found a part that fit, it eliminated half the remaining pieces.

Sabrina cruised through it like you’d expect a person to do, while Bill blew a roughly 8 minute lead trying to figure things out.  The women, who went into the night not winning a challenge, swept the night and momentum has clearly swung in their favor.  The guys on the other hand, were now set to hit their first tribal council of the season.

It became very obvious right away that it was going to be between Bill and G.I. Joe (Matt), and the alliance of misfits suddenly bonded together and actually had some numbers in the game.  I know the three are definitely Colton, and the two zan’s, I saw Jay in there, but I couldn’t tell if Leif and/or Jonas was a part of it or not.  It wasn’t that interesting of an episode to have me pay attention that much, and Colton’s whining about everything was quickly getting on my nerves.

Matt learned that no amount of confidence can protect you when you don’t have the votes in your favor, and I learned that women simply don’t forget things…. ever!

Colton, Salani, And A Banana Hammock

christina monica and kim on survivor one worldFor the better half of the non competition segment of Survivor: One World tonight, I’d swear all the guys went on vacation somewhere. Well, all the guys minus Colton, who happened to be the star of the episode.   Shit, even Jeff Probst couldn’t be bothered with the reward challenge.  They simply had them carry the parts to the camp, gave them instructions and told them to start.  What kind of shit is that?

Anyway, after watching Colton hang out with the girls like a lost puppy, constantly getting pushed away yet coming back for more, I was wondering what happened.  Until they showed the guys tribe which featured Tarzan running around in his little speedy that looked like it was stuffed with a banana.  What’s more, at night they encouraged him to get up and dance around, swinging that bad boy around like a male stripper at a bachelorette party.  Kind of gross considering he’s like 100 years old, but I guess that’s what entertains the boys there.

Speaking of underwear, I have to ask, what’s up with that?  I mean as a guy it’s hard to complain, but are the producers telling everyone to walk around in their skivvies in order to keep ratings up during the ‘getting to know you’ period? That plan clearly backfired with Tarzan, but it’s clearly been some ongoing trend for the past few seasons now.   Just a random thought.

After uncomfortably watching Colton keep getting pushed out of the girls camp for what seemed like the first 30 minutes, it was finally time for the immunity challenge.  In this challenge, players stood up on a beam, and someone from the furthest point out had to cross over each tribe member, while only touching one person at a time.  If you touch two people, you’re out.

As you can see, some got more enjoyment out of it than others…

kat grabs a feel of christina cha's boobs survivor one world

Nice grab, Kat

The guys clearly dominated this challenge and it wasn’t even remotely close.  And at some points, they looked like they were enjoying it even more than the girls were.  I seen some full blown hugs going on that probably make some women viewers a little happy.  With all the groping on each sides, this was clearly a ‘ratings grabber’ immunity challenge…among other things being grabbed.

Then came a place where the girls will likely get familiar with until they straighten up.. tribal council.  This is when Nina decided to pick out the weakest link from the younger players (Kat) and hammer at her.  She went off on some stuff about outwitting, all while boasting her life experiences and trashing Kat’s. Needless to say, the fact that she couldn’t “outwit” someone who was clearly her inferior (in her eyes) probably resulted in a deserving exit from the game.

What did you guys think of the episode this week?  And what’s up with the “player of the week” suggestions of Monica, Colton and Leif?  I know it was a week where pretty much nobody did anything, but that’s the best they got?

In With A Bang, Out With A Whimper

Kourtney's whale hat couldn't protect her wrist

Be honest, she wasn't lasting long anyway

I’m going to be blunt, after the past few seasons, the bar is pretty low for Survivor.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a very interesting show, but redemption island and returning players was killing it quickly.  That’s why I was looking forward to tonight since I heard about the format at Survivor: One World.

Once the initial awkward entry was over it – you know, when Probst suddenly has no clue who anyone is and calls people out by their appearance – it was time to break the news to the tribes.  They were to be split up by men versus women, and they had a short time to grab supplies from the truck they came in on.  The supplies part was kind of weird considering most seasons they are just boated in with nothing, so I’m not sure what to make of that, but already the game play began with one guy stealing shit from the girls pile.

It was pretty clever to have them walk in different paths to end up at the same spot, all in the same camp, but the castaways didn’t seem as amused by that.  Initially the tribes broke off into their respective players, but there were a few who just couldn’t resist the calling from the other tribe being so close.  Colton Cumbie instantly put a target on his back by spending more time with the women than the men, and it appears Christina Cha really pissed off Alicia Rosa for doing the same.

What the teams noticed was a few chickens running around, and tried to be civil by guaranteeing a split regardless who caught them.  Well, when country girl Chelsea caught two right away, she instantly reneged on that deal. This set the tone on how the tribes will be this season as they share one little area between 18 players.

I’m boring myself with the play by play, so here is a basic rundown of how the show went tonight…

  • It’s obvious that Matt Quinlan and Alicia Rosa will be getting the bulk of the airtime this season. I hope you enjoy seeing the jock and Eva Longoria w/o makeup.
  • The guys decided to claim a piece of nature and play hardball when it came to fire. Naturally, when they were sleeping, Christina and Monica Culpepper swooped in and snatched it up.
  • Leif Manson is a badass, but is it wrong of me to think of him as an ant when I saw him holding up like 10x his body weight?
  • Sabrina Thompson found the immunity idol (they really have to hide those better), but with shitty luck. It turns out she found the guys idol and was forced to give it to one of the Manolo members before tribal council (she chose Colton).
  • The first challenge of the season basically lasted about 2 minutes until Kourtney Moon fell awkwardly and broke her wrist in a few places. She was removed from the challenge which gave the guys an option. Continue the challenge at 9 versus 8, or accept a forfeit.  Naturally, the guys wanted to win with pride, so they.. accepted a forfeit.  Congrats on the hard fought victory, fellas.
  • Tribal council looks like it will be very interesting when the girls are there.  They were getting very feisty, especially when Alicia was going off on Christina.
  • Kourtney was removed from the game due to her injury, so Jeff decided to let the girls go at each other first just to spice things up.  Very sneaky boy.

It was a pretty good first episode that looks like it holds a lot of promise for the season.  I think tribal councils will actually be interesting, and we may see the return of the blindside (remember that tactic?  I know, it’s been a long time).  What are your thoughts on the first episode?

Survivor One World: Monica Culpepper

Monica Culpepper Survivor One World

Name: Monica Culpepper
Age: 41
Occupation: Ex-NFL Players Wife

I covered it a bit in her profile page, but Monica Culpepper is the wife of Brad Culpepper, not Dante, for those confused.  Her job is also apparently just being the wife of Brad Culpepper and nothing more.  I’m guessing that’s probably what CBS is going to use, even though she can probably be considered a homemaker, or stay at home mother (both thankless jobs), but adding the ex-NFL player part sounds better to them?

Anyway, here are a few pictures, but you can see many more of Monica on her profile page