BB: The Rainbow Flag

-crying- Lol

Siblings are meant to be rivals and challenge each other – but to not be close to your parents, close to one parent or close to each parent, in a different way – is truly something and is quite sad.

“Beggars can’t be choosers” – so the saying goes. I talked about this, about a week ago. Why didn’t Brett and JC rally all the misfit toys and pull together a minuteman militia?? I get it, Rockstar is a pretty unique individual. But, each person is a vote and each person can row together, with the team. You had a ragtag Dumbledore’s Army, to lead, right there, JC!

There are bisexuals, but the two big groups of people are people who like men and people who like women. Gay males and straight females tend to be friends and gay females and straight males tend to be friends.

Sometimes, outside of the realm of social justice, it’s hard for most gay males and gay females to have a ton of things in common. So, I get it, if JC didn’t immediately gravitate to Kaycee. But Angela? It’s odd that the both of them had so very little to say to each other (??). No one is going to throw JC a lifesaver, as he floats, in the wake of the downed Titanic.

Bitterness Level? JC is a 9 out of 10, as of now – especially if the Three sit him down and tell him that he really didn’t know what was going on, in the game and that a mega-alliance was running the show, for almost the entire season.

I am never a fan of dropping hints to people, that they’re going home. Rob is very much against this idea and says as much, in The Evolution of Strategy series – detailing all of the Survivor seasons – several times.

The emotional approach makes the victor want to feel sorry for the vanquished and put them out of their mercy. But this depends on how you define ‘mercy.’

Telling someone he or she is going home – that the house or the tribe is going to execute them – only draws out the pain and makes the mark suffer more. The HG or the tribe member, sitting on Death Row, may become despondent or desperate and do something crazy, like the oft-quoted ‘dumping the rice.’

The death-throe thrashing of the defeated hurts the group, as a whole. A swift blindside is more merciful, for everyone involved, even if he or she is initially more bitter. For JC and Sam, the silence of the lambs is preferred to the reverse.

Speaking of Sam, she talks a big game, but never does anything. If Sam was so upset, she should have taken out Tyler and won the half-million. Don’t talk about doing it; do it.

Sam should have channeled all this talk, about lead pipes and curb stomping, into altering her fate, in the game. Now, it’s too late and she’s going home. Should-have, could-have; could-a, would-a. “A day late and a dollar short,” as Angela would say.

let go

BB: Faysal Fail


I abhorred Faysal’s game-play so much, that I must have subconsciously edited it out of my autopsy of Thursday’s whirlwind episode. I did say, long ago, that Fezzie might amble back over to Kaitlyn – but only to keep her in check, and make sure she didn’t turn on anyone in Foute! Totally failed in that regard.

What I don’t understand, is how Steve going home, wasn’t like a bomb going off for Fezzie and Swaggy. The natural thing to do, would be to find the leak and make sure that it never happened again. But those two, and all of Foute really, were only too happy to go along with whatever the status quo was, instead of actively and proactively creating and shaping the status quo – like Tyler.

Swaggy blasted everyone for tanning, instead of playing the game, but he was more worried about people wearing his swag, instead of enacting a realistic strategy. Also, it’s a game – swearing on family members’ graves is never called for. That was a big red flag, regarding character, for me.

And as he was pleading with the heartless Kaitlyn and his argument to Tyler was falling on deaf ears, he came off as desperate. Never be desperate. Once you are coming off as desperate, you have lost. That’s one of the Laws of Power. Swaggy is not a Wendell.

Fezzie may suddenly reveal some hidden store of intelligence, but that’s unlikely. Tyler will continue his plan to pick off Foute, speaking through his mouthpiece, Scottie.

What I like about this season, is that nobody is completely stupid, not even Kaitlyn. Nobody is an absolute schmuck, holding the idiot ball. However, compared to everyone else, Tyler does seem to be a great deal smarter. No one sees Tyler coming; they would do good to prepare themselves and watch out! Steve flamed out; Tyler is behaving like the real undercover cop.