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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Marlins president David Samson debuts on Survivor: Cagayan

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David is the President of the Marlins, which means that if there’s a challenge that requires salary dumping, he’s going to be hard to top…. After making it clear to his tribe that because his blazer doesn’t match his pants, he’s not wearing a suit, David picks Garrett as Brain’s weakest, saying that he’s making the decision for the end of the game. Is anybody else surprised that the President of the Marlins’ first instinct is to jettison the strongest person on his team? Not anybody who watches baseball! ....

The Vote, No.1. “In the real world, I may hire you, but in this world, not tonight,” David says, writing J’Tia’s name and suggesting the Marlins might be in need of a nuclear engineer. Probst tallies: J’Tia. David. J’Tia. David. David. DAVID. “Unbelievable,” he says. What? The President of the Marlins doesn’t understand how prioritizing long-term hypothetical strategy in a win-now game could backfire? At least he’ll have a Top 5 pick in the next “Survivor” draft. “The tribe just doesn’t have it together or they have it together just against me,” he says.

Adam B. Posted: February 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: marlins, strategy, television

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:55 PM (#4663688)
He really had a short stay.

Best regards.
   2. boteman Posted: February 27, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4663693)
I wouldn't exactly call those spoilers when we were rooting for them from the start.
   3. John Northey Posted: February 27, 2014 at 02:03 PM (#4663696)
Haven't watched that show in years. No shock he was a bit of an idiot at it since he is probably used to people doing stuff for him and doing whatever he says. From the sounds of it the 'brains' team is full of people with book smarts but not people smarts.
   4. attaboy Posted: February 27, 2014 at 02:17 PM (#4663709)
Great line about how only the Marlin's president would vote out the strongest player from his own team!
   5. boteman Posted: February 27, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4663720)
But the real-life Marlins still have Giancarlo Stanton!!
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: February 27, 2014 at 04:38 PM (#4663796)
The "Brains" team was just a hot mess. The heat and rain must have melted their cognitive abilities, but they couldn't get anything right (challenges, votes, social interaction).

The cheerleader on the "Beauty" team has an amazing body.
   7. Honkie Kong Posted: February 28, 2014 at 02:11 AM (#4663947)
He drew the short straw.
And got the short end of the stick.
He really got the short shrift.
Shorty got boned!

Best Regards
   8. villageidiom Posted: February 28, 2014 at 06:29 AM (#4663959)
Great line about how only the Marlin's president would vote out the strongest player from his own team!
In the very next tribal council, with David already gone, the rest of the tribe voted out the strongest player from their own team. The two players on the brains tribe who had the least in people skills were voted out.

Garrett followed the textbook on how not to get smart people to like you. J'Tia singlehandedly blew their chance at immunity, then destroyed all their food... and Garrett convinced them to vote himself out instead and was so oblivious to this that he didn't play the immunity idol he'd found.

David was ahead of his time.
   9. Rusty Priske Posted: February 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM (#4664060)
I think that David should feel proud that he did just as well as the Marlins.
   10. simon bedford Posted: February 28, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4664064)
the marlins should try to get that mike stanton guy back
   11. zonk Posted: February 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM (#4664092)
Sigh.

Hasn't Survivor advanced to the point where the winners get to eat the losers yet?

Reality TV has grown stale. It's time for someone to step up and take it to the next logical level, morality and laws be damned!
   12. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM (#4664100)
Reality TV has grown stale. It's time for someone to step up and take it to the next logical level, morality and laws be damned!


Temptation Island with human trafficking?
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM (#4664107)
MILF Island.
   14. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: February 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4664111)
B#tch Hunter
   15. The District Attorney Posted: February 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM (#4664126)
MILF Island.
"We no longer want to hit that. Get off MILF Island!"
   16. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM (#4664148)
13 and 15 convinced me that this show needs to be made.
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 28, 2014 at 01:10 PM (#4664158)
Reality TV has grown stale. It's time for someone to step up and take it to the next logical level, morality and laws be damned!

Monkey knife fighting?
   18. tfbg9 Posted: February 28, 2014 at 01:26 PM (#4664169)
Reality TV has grown stale. It's time for someone to step up and take it to the next logical level, morality and laws be damned!



Paramutual Cat Racing. Just like Dog Racing, except instead of the electric rabbit, they'd use a can of tuna.
   19. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: February 28, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4664174)

Reality TV has grown stale. It's time for someone to step up and take it to the next logical level, morality and laws be damned!


I'm convinced that in my lifetime (give or take 35-45 more years) I'm going to see some version The Running Man broadcast. Maybe not with full on killings but pretty damned close to it.
   20. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 28, 2014 at 01:45 PM (#4664183)
Biathalon, except the skiers shoot at each other instead of targets
   21. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 28, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4664259)
I'm convinced that in my lifetime (give or take 35-45 more years) I'm going to see some version The Running Man broadcast.


We should be so lucky.

I only recently realized that the fat opera-singing hunter in "Running Man" was the same guy who played Grossberger in that legendary Pryor/Wilder comedy, "Stir Crazy". He sang in both films. Voice like a giant fat angel, he had.
   22. starving to death with a full STEAGLES Posted: February 28, 2014 at 05:02 PM (#4664298)
MILF Island.
20 MILFs, 50 8th grade boys, no rules. welcome to MILF island. tonight on NBC.

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