I sit here annoyed that Russell did not win the title of 'sole survivor' on this cycle's 'Heroes vs Villains'. He clearly had the best game play against the best players to ever play the game. The game was set up so that you HAD to lie and cheat and scrap your way to the top. Russell was evil but an evil genius. However, he cannot claim to be the best player ever without a win under his belt.
I so hope that he gets to run the 'Amazing Race' next. They brought Jeff and Jordan over from 'Big Brother' and all three shows are on CBS. Russell's wife looks very fit so they would be an awesome team. Let Russell loose on the world and lets see what happens.
The flaw in Survivor is that the petty petty jury can take away the victory from the person that most deserves the win. They carry resentments with them and have robbed many of the title. But I guess that is what makes the show so great. You have to play ALL elements - challenges, strategy, the social game - in equal measure to insure your victory.
Sandra has won twice now. Did she deserve it? In my opinion, NO. Both Russell and Parviti had a harder road to haul and were stronger at challenges and strategy. But neither Russell nor Parviti was able to create the loyalty in the jury that is really what wins you this game.
Sandra stayed pretty much under the radar for most of the game. She's tough but she sucks at challenges. Her ability to stay loyal, however, is what won it for her this round. She made no enemies in a game that is set up so that you have to make them.
I hate that in the end that kept my boy Russell from getting the title. He was great and made the last two cycles the best ever. I wish his evil heart well. Oh, and Sandra owes you a new hat. She can afford it now.
Sigh. Annoyed. Whatcha gonna do?
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.