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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jeff Kent rumored to be on next season of ‘Survivor’

He survived Barry Bonds, or vice-versa, now

Former Astros second baseman Jeff Kent is rumored to be one of the contestants on “Survivor: Philippines.”

SurvivorFever.net, a fan site devoted to the long-running reality TV franchise, has Kent listed on its speculated cast page, along with Lisa Welchel, who starred in “The Facts of Life.”

 

Mayor Blomberg Posted: June 21, 2012 at 05:36 PM | 45 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4163171)
I hope no challenges involve dirt bike riding.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: June 21, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4163174)
I hope no challenges involve dirt bike riding.


or truck washing.
   3. Dangerous Dean Posted: June 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4163196)
Jeff Probst has a leather recliner to sit in at Tribal Council and won't let Kent set in it.
   4. starving to death with a full STEAGLES Posted: June 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4163216)
Former Astros second baseman Jeff Kent is rumored to be one of the contestants on “Survivor: Philippines.”
that does not seem like such an exotic location. i'm fairly certain there are hundreds of millions of people who survive in the philippines on a daily basis.
   5. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: June 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4163268)
“Survivor: Philippines.”


The Bataan Death March was the first thing that came to mind.
   6. GregD Posted: June 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4163277)
Maybe they'll have a celebratory recreation of the water cure?
   7. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: June 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4163282)
1  People's Republic of China[6] 1,347,350,000  
 2  India 1,210,193,422  
 3  United States 313,778,000  
 4  Indonesia 237,641,326  
 5  Brazil 192,376,496  
 6  Pakistan 179,900,000  
 7  Nigeria 162,471,000  
 8  Russia 143,100,000  
 9  Bangladesh 142,319,000  
10  Japan 127,610,000  
11  Mexico 112,336,538  
12  Philippines 92,337,852 
   8. Morty Causa Posted: June 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4163287)
So who should be on Fox's reality show specials "No Pants Island" and "Fart Date"?
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4163292)
I'm still disappointed 30 Rock's "MILF Island" has never come to fruition.
   10. Tripon Posted: June 22, 2012 at 12:16 AM (#4163314)
Man, Survivor is still on the air? Anyway, if you're doing this gimmickry stuff, you probably should look to ending your franchise and starting anew.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: June 22, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4163351)
Alfonso Soriano is available.
   12. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 22, 2012 at 06:49 AM (#4163409)
ESPN is reporting that Jeff Kent has tested positive for boar.
   13. AJMcCringleberry Posted: June 22, 2012 at 07:33 AM (#4163420)
that does not seem like such an exotic location. i'm fairly certain there are hundreds of millions of people who survive in the philippines on a daily basis.

Reminds me of this Daniel Tosh joke.
   14. Juan V Posted: June 22, 2012 at 08:15 AM (#4163430)
They can find a spot in the Philippines to do the show. It's not like it's going to be based in downtown Manila.
   15. Greg K Posted: June 22, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4163432)
Yeah they had one in Australia right? I imagine it wasn't in Sydney.

Survivor: Canada would either be really easy, or really, really hard depending on where you had it.
   16. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: June 22, 2012 at 08:25 AM (#4163434)
It's not like it's going to be based in downtown Manila.

The show might be interesting if they moved it to some of the world's worst slums. Survivor: Kibera-- Welcome contestants, to our surviving dysentery challenge!
   17. Juan V Posted: June 22, 2012 at 08:43 AM (#4163448)
Send them to a Venezuelan slum, see if they are really survivors then.
   18. Sine nomine Posted: June 22, 2012 at 08:52 AM (#4163456)
Survivor: Canada would either be really easy, or really, really hard depending on where you had it.

I've always thought they should do a cold weather location, like some island in the Aleutians.
   19. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: June 22, 2012 at 08:56 AM (#4163459)
I've always thought they should do a cold weather location, like some island in the Aleutians.

I don't think they want these people to actually die.

edit: Also, it might be difficult to show girls in bikinis in cold weather.
   20. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 22, 2012 at 09:14 AM (#4163471)
I don't think they want these people to actually die.


A death would be HUGE publicity, they'd love it. What they don't want is to be blamed for these people dying.
   21. Sine nomine Posted: June 22, 2012 at 09:19 AM (#4163476)
They could do it in the summer, when the temps would be in the 40s or 50s. No bikinis would still be a problem though.
   22. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: June 22, 2012 at 09:39 AM (#4163490)
Wait, are you guys talking about Jeff Kent in a bikini?
   23. zonk Posted: June 22, 2012 at 09:45 AM (#4163500)
Survivor: Canada would either be really easy, or really, really hard depending on where you had it.

I've always thought they should do a cold weather location, like some island in the Aleutians.


Echoing some of the above -

you're forgetting that there are TWO key ingredients to make for a successful reality TV show... human suffering AND sports bras. One or the other only gets you so far.
   24. Dangerous Dean Posted: June 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4163570)
I've watched Survivor since season II and I will watch it this time whether Kent is on the show or not. I thought I would start watching because of the possibility that someone might die. But I got hooked by the scheming and backstabbing.

Like any good story, there are good guys and villians. I wonder where Kent will come down.
   25. Shredder Posted: June 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM (#4163720)
Survivor: Canada would either be really easy, or really, really hard depending on where you had it.
I've always thought somewhere in the Yukon in the summer would be cool, or even in the fall during rutting season. Best bring a mosquito net.
   26. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4163726)
Man, Survivor is still on the air? Anyway, if you're doing this gimmickry stuff, you probably should look to ending your franchise and starting anew.

They've had B-level celebrities on the show for a while.

Former Dallas Cowboys coach (and FOX talking head) Jimmy Johnson was on the show.

I would love it if there is a Barry Bonds fan on the other team, and just keeps heckling Kent about his undeserved MVP award.
"You don't have Bonds to carry you anymore, Kent!"

   27. MM1f Posted: June 22, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4163732)
Dusty Baker doesn't think Jeff Kent has the complexion to succeed during the daytime immunity challenges.
   28. Cowboy Popup Posted: June 22, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4163750)
Am I the only person who is totally shocked that there are a 100 million people living in the Philippines?
   29. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: June 22, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4163774)
Like any good story, there are good guys and villians. I wonder where Kent will come down.


I'm interested to see how his mustache holds up over 40 days of filming.
   30. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: June 22, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4163779)
Am I the only person who is totally shocked that there are a 100 million people living in the Philippines?


How many do you want there to be?
   31. Bourbon Samurai Posted: June 22, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4163796)
They can find a spot in the Philippines to do the show. It's not like it's going to be based in downtown Manila.


Put them outside of makati city and surviving Manila might be harder than the jungle!
   32. Cowboy Popup Posted: June 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4163797)
How many do you want there to be?

That's an interesting question. If I say less, are the extra people killed or moved? And if I want more, do we ship em in or do they just appear?

I've never really considered what I want a population to be, with the one exception that I did wish there were more civilians in the Wasteland in Fallout 3 than there were. For now, I will say that I am satisfied with the current population of the Philippines and I want it to stay the same. But I reserve the right to change my mind.

   33. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: June 22, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4163809)
If I say less, are the extra people killed or moved?


They're moved to Florrida & required to go to Marlins & Rays games.
   34. phredbird Posted: June 22, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4163816)
what i find surprising is that the US is third on that list. i had no idea.

of course, that's a heckuva dropoff from 1 & 2.
   35. phredbird Posted: June 22, 2012 at 02:43 PM (#4163823)
if you add 3 through 10 you barely pass china.
   36. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: June 22, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4163826)
what i find surprising is that the US is third on that list. i had no idea.


Same here.

of course, that's a heckuva dropoff from 1 & 2.


I assumed without thinking much about it that the break-up of tne USSR would've had a major impact on the top rankings, but I gather that its population was only around 290 million in 1990, I'd have guessed probably twice that, I suppose because of the immense amount of territory involved.
   37. Jim Wisinski Posted: June 22, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4163858)
I was also extremely surprised that so many people lived in the Philippines, I would have thought the likely population was less than half that. Nigeria and Pakistan were surprises as well. I would have expected a couple European countries in the top 12 but I guess they aren't that densely populated. Looking it up I see that Russia's European population (110 million) still way exceeds that of the next highest country (Germany at just under 82).
   38. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: June 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4163898)
I never would have gotten the Philippines as the 12th most populated country on earth. Probably wouldn't have gotten Nigeria 6th either. Not sure who I thought would be higher but those surprised me.
   39. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4163906)
I lost a pretty sizeable bet to a guy when I didn't know Indonesia was the fourth most populated country in the world.

I think we all just assume the bigger countries are the ones we hear most about, but in actuality, the Western nations aside from the US and Russia are small countries with stagnating population figures.
   40. phredbird Posted: June 22, 2012 at 03:54 PM (#4163913)
europe is densely populated, its just small compared to others on the list. France, the largest country in Europe (212,900 sq mi.), followed closely by Spain (195,000+), then sweden, then germany, is smaller than Texas. (Alaska is 3 times as big as france.)

Russia is the largest, obviously.

But continent of antarctica is larger than any other country, including china.
   41. phredbird Posted: June 22, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4163920)
i knew indonesia had a huge population, and that it is REALLY spread out -- but its combined land mass is smaller than any of argentina, saudi arabia, algeria (!), mexico, greenland and kazakhstan.
   42. Blastin Posted: June 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4163931)
When you visit a lot of Asian cities you see that they are, aside from behemoths like Tokyo and Seoul, not that physically large, but the amount of people present is staggering. If you manage to avoid traffic (which you won't, but let's pretend), you could drive through a Ho Chi Minh city in a few minutes' time, yet it's got 7 million people, which is more than every American city aside from NYC (if you want to refer to Metro areas, it would be 4th after NY/LA/Chicago).

That's a random example but I figure it illustrates the point, that with a bunch of such enclaves your country population will surely accumulate. By the way, Vietnam is 13th on the country population list with only 2 or 3 mill fewer than the Philippines, which astounded me before I went there and didn't surprise me at all once I did.
   43. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4163948)
I meant "smaller populated", not smaller geographically. My bad.
   44. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: June 22, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4163990)
I assumed without thinking much about it that the break-up of tne USSR would've had a major impact on the top rankings, but I gather that its population was only around 290 million in 1990, I'd have guessed probably twice that, I suppose because of the immense amount of territory involved.
...
I was also extremely surprised that so many people lived in the Philippines, I would have thought the likely population was less than half that. Nigeria and Pakistan were surprises as well. I would have expected a couple European countries in the top 12 but I guess they aren't that densely populated. Looking it up I see that Russia's European population (110 million) still way exceeds that of the next highest country (Germany at just under 82).
...
I never would have gotten the Philippines as the 12th most populated country on earth. Probably wouldn't have gotten Nigeria 6th either. Not sure who I thought would be higher but those surprised me.



Sheesh, don't you people Sporcle?
   45. Blastin Posted: June 22, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4164029)
Sheesh, don't you people Sporcle?


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