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”


BB: “Rockdud”

you don't have brett

Bay and Swaggy just weren’t Wendell and Laurel. They were always going to break everyone’s hearts.

There’s no winning against Tyler stans or Level 6 stans, in general. Of course, Level 6 and the independents are playing a better game, but their stans feel so entitled to Level 6’s game, like they’re the ones, in the house, playing. Most neutral observers find Level 6 stans more annoying, than Level 6 themselves. I am here for the game, not any one side.

I was very irked by the whole Tyler #JODY situation. But even Bay can be defended: Swaggy shouldn’t have made money off her likeness on the Swayleigh shirts, while she was in the house, and here Swaggy is, going to her parents’ house, but what if, especially after that #JODY moment, Bay doesn’t like Swaggy, that way, anymore?

No matter what you say, no matter how bland or PC you try to be, someone is always going to have a problem with it. Don’t feed the trolls.

If I didn’t know any better, I would say RS was trying to help Tyler win. Probably after Bay left, RS didn’t want to stay in the house anymore, and Rockstar’s whole fight to suddenly stay in the game, was all a front.

As Taran, from Rob Has a Podcast, put it, RS should just live every week like it’s ‘Opposite Day,’ since when she wants to go, RS stays – and when RS wants to stay, she is going to go. I can’t believe, last week, Bay went home, with a power app, in her pocket, only for a super negative Rockstar to just go home, the next week.

RS thinks the vote is going to be 5-1, for her to stay. As one Twitter inhabitant put it, maybe the emoji pillows, on the sofa, are voting.

RS thought Bay was evicted with 8 or more votes; Fessy thought Rockstar was already gone, when she hadn’t even been evicted (yet). JC spilled the Tea to Fessy this week, on how Hay got hacker and did what she wanted. Bay told Rachel about her power. Foutte is awful.

JC is no longer playing the middle (Brett is the mole now). JC has finally gotten over his crush on Fessy and is no longer talking game with him.

Foutte doesn’t communicate, they don’t trust each other, and they can’t keep secrets, within their own alliance. They appear solid on the outside, since they’re always hanging out with each other, but Foutte just conducts its own mini-purges, internally. Bay was the last dictator to hold them together, and now RS is going home, during Hay’s HOH.

Foutte is like a cult or the USSR: they believe whatever reality, they desire, outside their circle, is going to manifest itself ‘logically,’ but they never venture outside their circle, collect information, from outside their circle and they have no idea what’s going on, out in the world, outside their little bubble.

Meanwhile, Kaycee, as the hacker, tells Tyler, Brett and Angela, and they strategize together, on how to effectively discomfit Foutte. The fact that Kaycee was the hacker, never left Level 6. They communicate with each other and actually plant moles or use the independents, to gather information, about what the other side is thinking and doing. Knowledge is power.

The people of Foutte are book-smart, but they are not as street smart as Level 6. RS wants nominations to be ‘fair’ and is upset that she’s been on the block, so many times (Blockstar), when Rockstar has been put on the block because she’s not a strong enough competitor, to ever win the POV and save herself. Foutte actually thought Tyler was going to use the veto on Rockstar.

I’m over Rockstar, and I won’t shed too many tears when she goes. I am over the sides. I was just going to be #TeamSam, but there seems to be no happy middle with Sam.

Sam’s either a mess, falling into negative and unhelpful Rockstar’s arms – or she’s Tyler’s handmaid/lap-dog and has this petty jealousy, against Angela, and wants Tyler all to herself.

Sam was also hugging Brett, for two minutes, the other day – but I don’t see that relationship happening, ever. I can’t understand Sam and she’s disappointing me. I may be going back to just having a Final Four of JC, Kaycee, Scottie and Angela.