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Survivor Nicaragua… Pro or Contra?

Filed under: "Who Cares?" News,Reality TV — Tags: , , , — Positronic Dave @ 9:19 pm September 15, 2010

Survivor Nicaragua just proves to me that the Survivor 2010 version of the franchise is bone-dry, sperm-less and utterly devoid of intestinal fortitude pr creativity. If they really wanted to be all about “survival under adverse conditions” then we’d have Survivor- Mexican Drug War or Survivor- Cannibal Island, and not just another bungle in the jungle. How about Survivor- Great White Shark Farm?

Los Angeles Times Mobile NewsOne of the stand-outs of the Survivor- Nicaragua cast is one ex-NFL coach Jimmy Johnson. Blocked from being Survivor years ago, Johnson had heart surgery, lost weight, got healthy, had a laser-eye implanted in his skull. In other words… he was ready for a comeback on Survivor Nicaragua… for the first time. A breakout… whatever.

But coaching for the Dallas Cowboys in consecutive Super Bowl Championship seasons hardly prepares him for the back-stabbing, individual video segments Hell that is Survivor Nicaragua land. That nice head of hair isn;’t going to be an asset here, pal.

But damn, if he didn’t act the Coach when he addressed his team. He told them he wasn’t going to win, but one of them would. He just wanted in on the fun of the ride. Then he made them do 100 laps and 476 sit ups.

He’s either a coach at heart or one Machiavellian mofo who just got all Sun-Tzu up in the face of his adversaries… uhm.. I mean, team. At 67 year old, I feel this man best represents something I tell younger people all the time… “Age and Treachery beats Youth and Enthusiasm… every time.” Survivor Nicaragua, my ass… This is Survivor Real Life on an SSDI Income. Represent!

Jenn Lyon

Filed under: Deaths,tv — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 4:25 am May 17, 2010

Jenn Lyon is the only Survivor-affiliated news I don’t mind talking about. Jennifer Lyon, a contestant on “Survivor Palau”, lost her brave battle against breast cancer. She died today, age 37. She was diagnosed in 2005. The former nanny, known as Jenn, had a double mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy after learning she had reached stage three of the disease.

Even so, she raised awareness about the breast cancer at charity events. Family and friends described her as someone who always had a smile, and who really cared about people. I’d dismiss that as treacle, but when you consider so many of the contestants on that vile “Lord of the Flies” game-show knock-off, it just makes Jennifer shine all the brighter.

And if I sound overly-sentimental, I lost my Mom to the same disease back in 1997.

Jennifer finished in fourth place on “Survivor: Palau”, as if any of that matters. The world lost a caring person when we lose someone like Jennifer Lyon. It hurts everyone.

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