Survivor 37: The Goliath of All Goliaths

no grown man calls himself Davie

Jeremy was a hypocrite: “Stop strategizing,” while he goes through someone’s stuff, to find an idol? No way. Talking but telling other people to stop talking. OK. That makes sense.

Exit interviews are not canon, but how Jeremy has been acting since seals the deal, as far as his character as a sore loser.

No one changes their vote at Tribal Council. That’s like hoping to change HGs’ minds, on Thursday morning – on Big Brother. C’mon now.

This past week’s blindside was part Natalie saving herself and part Jeremy wandering into the cross-hairs. Don’t enter the Kill Zone!

Natalie is The Goat, the Russell, the Rudy, the Phillip. Magnificent Terribleness. I love it – for now. Natalie is the world’s biggest, best internet troll, trolling the heck out of the ‘traditional’ Survivor game.

Information is currency. Jeremy did the one thing he was anxious about.

“I don’t have all the answers – I have many of them.” – Natalie, Survivor David Vs. Goliath

I finally figured out the theme of this season: Goliaths are bold and win. Davids fail to be bold and still lose.

Every time you’re happy, something happens to make you sad. That’s what it’s like to be a David. Goliaths say ‘I can;’ Davids say ‘I can’t.’

Listening to TEOS, All-Stars (Ch. 8) and this Rob quote spoke to the current David and Goliath theme: “it’s not that great to be like a winner – but with no money.” The reverse is Mike White, the David who won.

Mike White is the David Who Succeeded. Of course, he’s articulate. He’s become rich – by writing. Calm and stable, Mike will survive until the end, only to be the second candidate for The Goat.

Erik Reichenbach is right: the Davids are the “Fans” tribe.

P.S. The one Ghost Island curse that was reversed was Erik’s – through Wendell and Laurel. Wow.

Tis the Season:

“Iconic or Ironic.”

“Beatniks Vs. Beatdowns.”

“Wimps on Parade.”

“Hot Sauce and Red Meat.”

“Slamtown Vs. Wimpville”



I still love JC

I made the argument, before Bay’s eviction, that it would be in production’s best interests, to keep an HG with a power, even a power everybody knows about, over an HG, who will go up multiple times, as a goat, only to be finally evicted. Well, it looks like this is the time that RS finally gets evicted.

It was another week of another terrible Foutte HOH. You could argue that Angela was still under the influence of Tyler, but at least, she got out her desired backdoor target, on the other side of the house: Bay. (Foutte still doesn’t even know Level 4 exists!).

Bay got out a member of Level 6, but only because Rachel managed to tick Tyler off. Kaitlyn was controlled into backdooring a member of her own alliance (Swaggy C) – and what do you know? RS might just go home during Hay’s HOH week.

Only Scottie has done the right thing, on the Foutte side, and still has the best HOH week, of the season. This pawn nonsense doesn’t work! Sure, Tyler could have jumped in the Cloud – but let the chips fall where they may! He then wouldn’t be able to use the Cloud, during the POV ceremony. And Tyler wouldn’t have won OTEV, without RS stupidly comparing answers with him.

Hay is proving that her intelligence only extends to competitions. She tried to promise Tyler safety, from her HOH bathtub, after chugging almost a whole bottle of her HOH wine (Sam WOULD NOT approve). Noah, much?

But naturally, Tyler is never going to believe Hay’s pitch in a billion years, because 1) when Hay was the Hacker, she put Tyler on the block, and 2) during Hay’s fiasco of a house meeting, she further explicated that Tyler had been her target for weeks.

If that was the case, why put up Angela and Kaycee – Kaycee who only wins a hacker comp based on furnitureKaycee who also yells at RS, (right before OTEV, after the feeds cut) Kaycee’s elder by ten years, a mother of three, not Kaycee’s peer, and also a someone weaker than herself. (Pick on someone your own size – or bigger!)

Speaking of looming threats, no tiny David, seems to be able to slay the Tyler Goliath. There’s no St. George, for this dragon, except maybe JC. Stupid Foutte is getting wiped off the board, as JC and Tyler, move around their chess pieces, toward the final showdown.

It’s not so much that I want to root for the underdogs – Foutte and Sam – but that as a super-fan, virtually playing in the house, myself, I want to see someone take down Tyler. I want to know that it can be done.

Right now, to use video game lingo, particularly from “Super Smash Bros: Melee,” it’s like the rest of the HGs are a bunch of NPCs (non-player characters) running around, with the intelligence of 1 or 2, all fighting against Tyler, an NPC, with an intelligence of 9. Of course, the NPC with an intelligence of 9, is going to beat a bunch of n00b bots, running around with the intelligence of ants.

When Tyler is the king of the ant hill, shining a magnifying glass down, and torching those morons, it isn’t very fun. So, let’s see if Tyler continues to be overpowered and destroy the game. As long as he wins every single POV, it doesn’t really matter who is HOH. Shake things up Grodner.

too much tea - oh Kaitlyn