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Survivor: Exile Island, Missing Intelligence Award – Call Me A Whambulanceby Heathyr Fields Ford -- 05/12/2006
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Aras may be a snarky, sniveling little jerk most the time, but that grade school taunt was just WAY too amusing. I must find ways to work “whambulance” into my every day vocabulary.
So, wow. Just wow. This is a particularly nasty crew, and the stresses of such nastiness amongst each other and the inherent stresses of the living conditions totally showed this week, didn’t they?
Aras: Your childish comment to Terry about him saying disparaging remarks about women? Stupid, rude, childish, and so on. Also quite typical of you. Yes, I know, killer fatigue, you’re sick of him, and he’s been whupping your butt for weeks. However, you apologized, and had I not seen the reward challenge a few weeks ago, I would have thought you were semi-sincere. However, I did see that challenge, and you were totally playing the “Terry as misogynist” card that I mentioned last week. This week you were just dumb enough to vocalize it in front of Terry. Loved the whambulance comment, as I said above, but Aras, you’ve been whining for AGES, so it was a bit of the pot-kettle, ya know?
Well done on the much-needed immunity win, however. You pulled it out when most needed, so I commend you on that.
Danielle: I’m worried you might have strategized too little, too late. Flopping to Terry when you had the numbers would have been the way to go, so the two of you had control earlier and could have gotten rid of some of the less-desirables. Your best strategy would have been to ask Terry to loan you the idol for about 30 minutes. Then, you go to Aras and Cirie, show them the idol, tell them you’re holding it and Terry trusts you. Convince them you’re voting for Terry now though, so three Casayas can hit the final three. Give Terry back the idol. Hope they all vote for Terry. Then Terry’s vote for Cirie can get her out of the game. Poof.
Cirie: Totally idiotic to just drop your torch anywhere. It’s a safety hazard, and it’s something a two-year-old would do. Grown people should take better care of things. Of course, we’ve seen tribes before whose camps look like they are populated by seven-year-olds having a party in the wilderness after sticking a pig’s head on a pole and dancing around it.
Anyway, Terry was right. It was stupid to just drop it there. You should have done a quick, “oh oops, sorry, I didn’t see you there. My bad,” and been done with it. If he continued after that, then get nasty. However, I detected attitude from the get-go. That sort of attitude is usually because someone we don’t like is pointing out something about us that we don’t like, but we know is true, but we don’t want to admit it, because we don’t like that person, so why should we let them know they got to us. Gah. I need a drink after that sentence. Anyway, stupid thing, so admit it and move on. If the person won’t let you, then skewer them.
Terry: You shouldn’t have brought it up. Period. You voiceover that you are going to win the money, and I can’t tell if you are just trying to keep yourself psyched but know there is no way in hell you can win, or if you seriously are that deluded to think this jury will vote for you. However, it ain’t over til the fat lady sings, so you should always, always, always act like you are trying to win votes. You don’t do that by lecturing an equally fatigued player who is already not liking you, and treating her like a three-year-old. It’s not copasetic, dude. And it’s definitely not righteous. (Why do I feel like saying “excellent” and playing an air guitar?)
This MIA is for you, Terry, for what seems to be a complete and utter inability to grasp the social aspect of the game. I think I’d like Terry in person. Again, I don’t have a problem with men being men. He’s not a jerk or a misogynist. He’s respectful, strong, and relatively honorable, from what I can tell. He’s also very competitive. Unfortunately, I keep reading from those with him, even those on his team, that Terry didn’t quite do the social part well.
Terry, the physical is only a portion (and a small portion, at that) of the game. Outwitting is another, and you tried on that. You tried hard to get things your way and pull the rug out of the cluster-you-know-what that is Casaya. However, you weren’t able to. Some of that is your failing with how you approached it. Some of it is their bizarre dedication to sticking together. If you truly do think you’re going to get the million, I think you’re deluded. The Casayans, despite hating each other, stuck together. I don’t foresee that changing in the jury at all, especially since you are poking at them any chance you get. You should be treating them like the potential million-dollar vote they are. It may not be how you are, but it is what gets you the social vote.1 2 Next-->
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