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September 19, 2003

Survivor: Pearl Islands

Survivor 7 started last night. No who-was-voted-out spoilers here. As usual, the first episode of a new "season" is a bit of a jumble as we try to figure out who's who, and what's what.

The commercials over the past week had made a big thing about how they were gonna be made to walk the plank, earlier than expected, with just the "clothes on their backs".

That would have been pretty interesting... but they also gave them cash, and let them run wild in the local village, buying provisions.

That was OK too, cause it offered them a chance to start fighting with each other, early on, about what to buy.

But all-in-all it wasn't exactly "just the clothes on their backs". They ended at their camps with as much or more stuff than they've had in past seasons.

One foolish thing was how the tribes were very proud that they bought so much food in the village. This was actually pretty stupid. They're not hungry yet, and the food would never keep until they WERE hungry. They should have spent all the cash on tools and materials for shelter, food-prep, and hunting.

Posted by jghiii at September 19, 2003 12:55 PM
Posted by: beth on September 19, 2003 02:17 PM

On the radio this morning they were giving credit to Ryan S for casting the only sensible vote. I dont remember who he voted for. And they love Rupert and the fact that he stole from the other tribe and sold the stuff for more provisions.

Posted by: Steve Garfield on September 19, 2003 04:49 PM

I love Ryan S. He is a huge underdog.

I think it's funny that they were calling him a limp noodle.

Rupert rules! He is such a pirate!

Posted by: Sherman on September 19, 2003 07:34 PM

So for once, I actually watched an early episode. And yes Jack, advance word of the need for blue dots was the reason.

The Ryan S geek lists going to National Forensics Tournament in his bio. A debate/speech geek.

The hunky black guy is from Boston.

The scoutmaster is annoying.

Posted by: sherman on September 20, 2003 02:53 PM

More news on that barebutted and black boston boy:

From EW's tv guide -- which is an incredibly funny read each week, by the way:

Osten claims his favorite hobby is "boozing with the fellas from UNH and the Braintree Boyz in Beantown."

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