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Survivor: One World Roundtable Predictions Update, Episode 6 – Karma Is a Female Dog, and So Is Ironyby Ken Kellam III -- 03/27/2011
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Every season, the RNO writers attempt to assess the chances of the latest Survivor cast. Our mission, should we decide to accept it – predict who won’t make the jury, who will be in the finals, and ultimately, who will win.
So how did we fare regarding Colton’s fate? Well, it’s safe to say no one saw the most controversial player of the season (and perhaps the series) getting med-evaced. But for purposes of this column, we’ll do what we did with Kourtney and treat his evacuation as though he were voted out. To that end, five of us didn’t expect to see him make the jury. Of the other three, two thought he’d be in the jury, and one of us just lost his first finalist – and his winner to boot. To that end, here are the latest standings:
Let’s start at the bottom. Chris, you were one of two players who thought Colton would make the jury.
And to be fair, I probably would have been right if he hadn't a) had an illness or b) eaten a bad crab (as Colton suggested in his RNO interview ). Either way, without the extenuating circumstances I think I would have been right. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Still, with two of my finalists gone (thanks again, Colton), I guess I can either wait to lose, quit, or go jump in the fire. Those are my options.Poor Chris. Sad to feel that way just six weeks in, but I can’t blame you. Just one spot ahead of Chris is David, who gets the spot by virtue of correctly predicting Colton would be gone. Tied for fifth are William and Jeffrey, with identical records and their winners gone. But their weeks could not have been more different. Jeffrey had Colton out by now, but William had him not only as a finalist, but as his winner. With that, William loses his status as one of two players in the game to have all their finalists intact. As I would expect from someone who just lost his winner, you look a little perturbed William. Care to put your feelings in words?
Words cannot describe how pissed I am right now. There was NOTHING to indicate this was going to happen. Colton was dominating the game! Everything was falling into place. Even his antagonistic behavior was being directed at other pre-jury boots, so there was a chance the jury wouldn't have penalized him.So, William, how do you feel about the rest of the season?
I sincerely hope that something exciting happens next week. Otherwise we're just going to trot to a boring win by someone like Kim. Seriously, given that Colton dominated the entire show to this point, what else is there? I honestly don't care what happens next.Jeffrey, I understand you have an observation about our editor.
Looks like David has some pretty powerful hoodoo at his command. After he "cursed" the rest of us after losing his winner both William and I lost ours one-two.
Sarah, what is your response to this?
Oh, my God, Jeffrey, you're right! I knew David's professed skepticism was all an act! Quick, anybody got some holy water I can pour over Jonas, [my winner]?David, what have you got to say for yourself?
Heh. Heh. Heh. (Evilly twirling my moustache and stroking my goatee.)Keep in mind this is the same dude who edits our articles. Yikes! What’s that, Sarah? Oh, you weren’t finished. Go ahead then.
Ahem. I'll join William in extending some sympathy to Colton for having (an illness) of all things while he was on the show (karma or not, that sucks), although I'm relieved he's gone for more than reasons of the Roundtable. And while I got this one right, technically speaking, my original forecast for Colton was completely wrong. Still, I will take the point.In this crazy season, it’s smart to take a point when you can get one. Hopefully my winner (Mike) isn’t next. Moving right along, tied with Sarah is Stinger who also forecast an early exit for Colton. Stinger, you have a smile even larger than Colton’s ego, and I suspect there’s more to it than just getting one right.
I have never been so happy to be right in my life! I read the pre-show coverage that said there has never been a villain like Colton. If I were on the island with Colton, there is zero chance both of us would have left alive! Just a vile human being. Arrogant, entitled, and just mean! The things he said about Bill, and the horrific way he bullied Christina (only to be cradled in her lap - Christina, what's up with that?) went way beyond, "Oh, he's playing this game hard." It speaks to him as a person. I am happy to never see him again, and if they even consider putting Colton in an All-Star version, I am out.Dude, how do you REALLY feel? Seriously, you make some very valid points, and no doubt many out there agree with every word you said. As far as the standings, I’m tied for second with Sarah and Stinger, but I missed this one, thinking Colton would at least see the jury. I’ll address his departure further. But before we go there, I would like to congratulate Jenn on being alone at the top this week. Not only did she correctly predict an early exit for Colton, she is now the only RNO writer to have all her finalists intact. Here’s the irony: she made all her picks via a randomizer. At this point, I’m not going to argue with her methods (partly because I’ve done it myself a couple of times). Jenn, care to address your partner in prognostication?
Pretty randomizer. You're so pretty. Do you want a cookie? Here, here's a cookie, you gorgeous little thing, you.Funny how none of my randomizers worked out that well. In fact, all they ever did was embarrass me, like the time one of them picked someone to win who ended up getting voted out second. Oh well, maybe it responds better to a woman’s touch. But I digress. To be honest, I don’t mind being wrong about Colton. I wouldn’t wish illness or injury on anyone, but I’m glad we no longer have to be subjected to his hateful comments or his narcissism. 1 2 Next-->
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