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  1. And they are a large part of why I am not watching. I do not like Corrine and will not watch her on another TV show.
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    S12.E19: The Inspiration Deprivation

    Is Howard NASA engineer? I thought he was employeed by the University and he ended up working for NASA because he was needed for a specific project? Honestly, I never really had a clue as to who and where Howard worked. I do know that he has had some pretty huge screw ups which is why his whole space story line made no sense to me. I would rather the show allow Hoawrd to grow up and Bernadette to chill out some but they have not done that.
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    S12.E19: The Inspiration Deprivation

    I don't like the way that Bernadette treats Howard most of the time but there is no way in hell Howard should be buying a scooter without consulting Bernadette. Ignoring the safety issues, a scooter costs a good amount of money. Each family can figure out how they run their accounts, but Bernadette and Howard seem to have a joint account which means that larger purchases need to be coordinated. Howard is impulsive with their money and buys stupid shit, see the 3D printer and now the Scooter. That is a several thousand dollar purchase, minimum. I can get why Bernadette would be annoyed with him. Bernadette knows who she married, a Mama's boy with impulse control who is kind of stuck in his early teen years. Howard has a good degree and holds a job of some sort, I am not sure what that job is. He has been to space but we have never heard of him being promoted at his job or advancing in any real way. Knowing that, Bernadette married Howard and I think she gets that she has to be the responsible one financially. For all that Howard has accomplished, he is still a Mama's boy who wants someone to take care of him. Maybe if he more legitimately stepped up to the plate and accepted like a fiscally responsible adult he would feel more like an equal, instead he acts like a teenager trying to hide crap from his Mom. That said, Howard seems to be a good Dad and he loves Bernadette. Their dynamic is weird but that is because one of the two is not fully on board with some of the sacrifices you make as an adult. And Bernadette could probably bend a bit but that would be easier if Howard approached these things as a conversation and not a "I am thumbing my nose at my Mom substitute." Seriously, the Howard Bernadette dynamic is not that different then the Howard and his Mom dynamic. Which both Howard and Bernadette knew when they got married and had to agree to, even if it was implicitly. The only time Howard pouts is when he can't buy a 3D printer or a scooter.
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    This is (not) an Advantage: HII, Advantages and other Twists

    My thoughts on the Medallion of Power? Never use it again. Personally, I would like to see all of the advantages go away and hidden idols be reduced to one per beach with no rehides.
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    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    I don't rewatch the episodes but I am 99% certain that Rick said that he got an advantage from his friend David, so Rick knew who gave him that advantage. I thought Rick actually mentioned it at the challenge and at Tribal. It confused me because no one else has mentioned who gave them the advantage. Maybe Rick just figured it was David because the two were so close in the game. Or maybe Rick had told David that he had given Aubry an advantage and she didn't use it and David had said if he had an advantage he would give it to Rick. Or Rick figured that no one but David would give him an advantage. But I have the strong impression that Rick knew David gave him the advantage.
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    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    I am not sure how tight that alliance was, we rarely saw it. We know that Joe was allied with Aurora and it seemed like Joe and Aubry were allied because they knew they were on the bottom of the Kama tribe. I don't remember seeing much of Aubry and Aurora working together, but we saw so little of Kama that I have no clue about their relationship. I strongly suspect that Aubrey simply knew that Aurora would use it to screw over Kama and that made Aubry happy.
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    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    I think that EoE is problematic for many reasons. Not only are people in the game and on the jury who have not spent any time with some of the folks still in the game, but they are able to influence to game by handing out advantages. Those advantages can directly help players in the game because someone who is out of the game decides they want to help a particular player. Aurora did nothing to get her vote advantage, she was given it by someone on EoE. Probably someone who just wanted to screw with the majority alliance at the time. No one on EoE was really aligned with Aurora or probably wants to see her win, they just wanted to screw with the majority alliance. Rick gets an advantage that helps him win immunity from his ally who is no longer in the game. This is not the same as last season when the Nerds go together, shared their advantages, and came up with a plan to use them to help themselves. This is people who should no longer be in the game influencing the game, not with a vote, but with an advantage. There is a possibility that the advantage won't be used, like Aubrey's, but that is on the player in the game. But these advantages should not even be in play. If they are going to have advantages, the players should have to find the damn things and not have them dropped in their bags. EoE gets more and more annoying.
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    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    Finally watching this episode, I was on vacation. Dan continues to play a crap challenge game but a decent strategic game. I say decent only because he is a bull in the China shop and people don’t seem to appreciate the bull. His challenge awfulness might be helping him because no one actually thinks he can win a challenge. And he doesn’t have Tony’s charisma. Tony had some hard core loyal allies wh he wouldnt betray and who wouldn’t betray him. Dan does not have that. Aurora is playing a good challenge game and is a free vote for any other group because no one wants to ally with her. Rick is fighting hard and playing ok. He had the one awful tribal after het got back in but that is about it. Julia is a mess, Lauren is a non-entity, Victoria seems to be on the right side of every vote but god knows how that is happening, Gavin is mainly invisible. Ron is swarmy and I don’t think he has a chance at winning.
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    Survivor In The Media

    Bi either sprained her knee or partially tore her MCL in her knee. It was far worse then spraining an ankle. The kneecould not provide her with proper support. Medical did not pull her so she goes down as a quit but her knee was seriously jacked up and staying woud have made it worse.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    The Outcast Twist in Pearl Island was not well received and Redemption Island was not exactly enthusiastically embraced. At least with Redemption Island there was a regular challenge that sent one person home each week. The downside to that was the challenge took time away from the people still in the game. then again, EoE takes away from the people still in the game. On the plus side, none of the Outcasts or Redemption Island losers were allowed to sit on the jury. the twist is lame and I don't like it but that is not the biggest problem with this season. The biggest problem with this season is that the people playing it suck at playing the game. Even the returnees are sucking, David is the only exception. Aubry told all the new players the exact same thing and went home with an idol and an advantage in her pocket. Joe played the same game he has always played. Kelly has been saved by Dan of all people, not just once but twice. Julia told people to shut up and insulted them in Tribal. Aurora has no social game and cannot read the room to save her life. Dan sucks at challenges and is a bull in a China shop. Ron and Julie fell apart after being blindsided once. Victoria seems to be floating between groups. Gavin wants an alliance with four people where he is in the minority. Rick is taking everything personally. Lauren and David are about the only two people not playing a totally craptastic game. And some of the people who played awfully are still in the game because you have EoE. This is an all around bad season. I am still hoping Reem wins her way back in and wins the season because that is about the best ending that I can imagine. More points if she is sitting next to David and Kelly and all of Kama votes for Reem because they don't want a returnee to win the game. To make it worse, it is following one of the stronger seasons with some pretty awesome strategic play by a good number of people.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Jeff told them that EoE was starting over after Rick returned and then sent the newly merged tribe on its way. They know about EoE.
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    Winner Edit vs. Loser Edit: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

    And the winner could be on EoE which doesn't get much time.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    I thought it was Aurora
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    Winner Edit vs. Loser Edit: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

    There is no point in trying to guess because we have no clue who is coming back from EoE and how the jurors who have been on EoE since before the merge are going to vote. Reem has not given any indication that she is not going to hold a grudge against the people who voted her out of Manu and seems to dislike people who make "lame" choices. Outside of that, I have no read on how Chris and Eric would vote. I want to believe that Aubry and Joe would be voting based on best game play, because they are returnees, but who knows how hanging out and starving on EoE is going to affect their attitude towards the vote. We have no idea how the folks on EoE are really bonding. Reem seems to have chilled since her anti Rick and Chris welcomes. She wasn't warm and friendly to Eric but that is because he was "lame" in voting out Joe. I'll be interested to see how Julia is received. At least when the people voted out went to Ponderosa they had time to chill and reflect on the game in comfort and with booze which helped most of them see the game a bit differently. There were the occasional bitter jurors but most could talk about the game in a less angsty manner. You saw people vote for folks based on alliances and game play. We are not going to have that this time. And to be frank, no one still in the game is playing well. They all have glaring weaknesses. So I don't see a winners edit for anyone. Maybe David?
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    David played the idol last night, they each turned in their idol piece to Probst.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    I think Kelly and David have been targeting each other and know that the other needs to go but the timing is always sucky. They have played this game enough to know it is not personal, just game, and can sit down and chat with one another just fine. It is almost Wendell and Dom type of symbiotic relationship except that I am not certain either of them can win the game. I like how David is playing, he is a target that has managed to move that target and is capable of playing a fluid game. Kelly has played ballsy with her idol but seems far more lost then David does. Honestly, I don't think either of them has done anything that screams winner, they seem to be going with the flow well enough but they are not directing anything. Given the way this season is going, they are probably better off not directing anything but that won't help them at final tribal. And being able to say "You all suck as players and just navigating your crappy as, random game play was an accomplishment" is not going to win anyone over. OK, so that is huge. It says a lot about her ability to survive solo and probably plays a role in her not being able to read the room very well. It would also explain her feeling left out and isolated. I don't know much about Foster Care but what I have read and heard about is not great. Some kids are lucky to find good Faster families but many times there is a lot of moving, not the best families, and a good amount of social and educational upheaval. She is not doing a great job playing Survivor but that one piece of info helps me understand why she might be struggling. And good on her for not playing that up in the game. Either she is smart enough to know that it would put a target on her back because that is some interesting back story or she doesn't feel the need to share her tougher then most past. Dan has actually be pretty strategically aware. He was the one who figured out how Rick and David were going to be used by Ron/Julie/Eric and passed that info on to Julia and Gavin. Julia confirmed it with her well conversation with Eric or Ron, when they said that David and Rick need to stay until 8. Dan was right that Rick was simply a tool for the Kama tribe and that Rick would be better off working with Manu. Rick was right that Kama was going to reunite and vote out a Manu at the Tribal. Dan's problem is that he has my level of diplomacy and tact, ie none. He gets upset when people don't do what he wants to do and more barks orders then holds conversations. But his strategic instincts are actually on the money. His other problem is that he sucks in challenges, choose a stupid nickname, and refers to himself in the third person. admittedly, the challenge suck is more of a problem for his game then the later two. Julia has been a bit abrupt in her conversations at camp. She seemed annoyed that Ron was interrupting her sunbathing when he wanted Joe's bag checked and then annoyed again when Ron came back to find out if Joe had an idol in his bag. Her conversations with the other Kama have always been fine but she was a bit more abrupt. Her performance at this particular tribal was horrendous. Telling Rick that he was a passenger and Dan to shut up? Her comments to Julie. Just awful.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Or it would take too long to list them all of them.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    From Probst interview about this weeks episode: "If you contrast Julie and Aurora you get a very clear illustration of one reason Survivor is compelling and maybe some further insight into why a Tribal can suddenly go “live” when a moment earlier it seemed fine. Julie is a wife and a mom with kids. She is missing them. She is exhausted and wears her emotions on her sleeve. So she is not as stable as she was on day one. This isn’t a surprise to the other players, nor to Julie. It’s just part of her makeup. Aurora, on the other hand, comes from a very different world. She comes from the foster care system. She has been on her own most of her life. She is a very strong woman who by necessity has learned to rely on herself to get through most things in life. As a result, her emotions are not as easily visible because she can’t allow them to be. Nothing is going to break her." Have they mentioned that Aurora was in the foster care system? Because, wow. That is heavy shit and can lead to all sorts of different views on the world then the rest of us have.
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    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    I wouldn't be surprised if Julie quits, she lost it last night. She would have been screwed on Manu at the beginning of the game because she cannot handle being in the minority.
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    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Well that was different. Julie comes totally unhinged. Ron is a mess because he isn’t incharge. Aurora is arrogant and blows apart an easy vote. Julia got lots of screen time and she did not look good. Telling Rick that he was a passanger was just ridiculous. The arrogance of the Kama tribe really is amazing. They did not talk to any of the folks they needed to at camp and left everyone hanging. And then Julia and Aurora talked themselves into trouble. Julie fell apart as soon as she had to actually play the game. that was impressive to watch. David and Kelly where along for the ride and just stunned by what they were in the middle of. Kelly earned some respect from me for not playing her idol. The jury was fun to watch. But it doesn’t do anything to save the season for me. It just tells me that they really are all that bad at playing. Ron and Julie can’t handle not being at the top of an alliance. Julia and Aurora let power go to their head. Gavin and Victoria have no clue how to play the game at camp to keep things calm. Dan is at least using his total lack of tact and subtlty to his benefit. Kelly and David seem to be lost with how to play with this group. God knows what Lauren is thinking. Some of the worst game play that we have seen in a long time.
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    S33: Michelle Schubert

    We watch American Ninja Warrior because it is pretty cool but I'll probably miss her running only because I don't remember her, at all. Even with a picture.
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    TAR31 Anticipation Thread

    Enjoy it everyone.
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    Survivor In The Media

    I am sitting out this season of Amazing Race. I know I am in the minority but I thought Colin was an asshole in his season on the Amazing Race. The only enjoyment I got from watching him was watching him melt down and losing. I don't buy that he is super competitive, I thought he was a jerk and not enjoyable to watch. I believe he is the one that got into it with a Police Officer in Botswana and nearly got arrested. I strongly dislike Corrine, she is a bully. She was awful in her original season of Survivor and I do not appreciate her "humor" on her annual Rob Has a Podcast appearance. I am sick of Rupert and don't need to watch him again. I did not like the Border Patrol agents in their first season on the Amazing Race and have no desire to see them back. Essentially, they chose some of my least favorite people and teams and I just don't need that type of pain. Chris and Bret? Really? Rachel and her sister? A very bad cast. For me. I get it, I am in the minority.
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    S38 Preview & Speculation Thread

    Unless David gives Rick the other half of the idol, Rick's idol is meaningless. He needs both halves and the fact that he asked David for the other half back and David says no tells me that the idol means nothing until it is whole. So Rick could throw his half in the fire because David refuses to give the other half to Rick and go to EoE without it being shocking because Rick didn't have an idol. (shrugs) I'll be more surprised if something shocking actually happens.
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    S38 Spoilers & Speculation

    Julia, Gavin and Victoria could have been in the know and not tell Dan, Kelly, David, and Lauren. The Kama that voted for Eric knew that the Manu were going to vote for Eric. Manu had no reason to change their vote and every reason to hope for the best. So the Kama vote with Manu but don't tell Manu because they were worried that Manu might be too cocky at tribal and blow it. I am not sure that would be brilliant game play, Manu had a damn good reason for not blowing it and Kama might have screwed up a chance to work with Manu by building trust in the vote. As for the coming vote, by voting out Eric, the Kama four take control of the numbers in Kama and make it a bit safer to work with Ron and Julie.
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