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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:36 PM

 

I really dislike the gay guy on Survivor. He is a Republican and a bigot.

I know - why is Survivor even worth watching?

Good question. Its like a big sociology experiment.

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Reply I really dislike the gay guy on Survivor. He is a Republican and a bigot. (Original post)
banned from Kos Mar 2012 OP
emilyg Mar 2012 #1
murielm99 Mar 2012 #2
banned from Kos Mar 2012 #6
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #3
gratuitous Mar 2012 #4
warrior1 Mar 2012 #5

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:22 PM

1. Was just chatting with a

 

friend about him. Should have been voted off.

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 03:27 AM

2. I don't think very many people have him figured out yet.

They don't understand what he is. What he really is is a mean girl.

Read "Queen Bees and Wannabees," by Rosalind Wiseman.

I don't think men usually see queen bees the way women do. Queen bees, who are the "mean girls" in charge of a group, don't treat men the way they treat other women. These guys need a crash course in high school clique behavior. Then they would get it. Then they might know how to deal with him.

The women aren't seeing it, either. They are used to female queen bees and mean girls. Some of them may be queen bees and mean girls IRL. If they ever figure things out, they will be able to handle Colton.

Of course, the answer is to flush out his idol, make him use it, and then vote him out, even if it takes two or three tribals. But first they have to comprehend his personality. They have to stop deferring to him, and isolate him. Queen bees and mean girls can't survive that.

I made it fine through all that in junior high and high school. I laughed at the mean girl behavior and ignored it. Most of those girls became my friends. Some of them are still my friends forty-five years later. I had friends across all cliques and sub-cliques.

It wasn't until I got involved with the Ogle County Democrats that I met really REALLY mean girls. Read "Mean Girls, Meaner Women." I just wasn't prepared for their craziness, for the way they pushed me into a corner and made it look like I was the one picking on their queen bee. What a shock!

I don't think Colton will win this. Some of the people seem to understand what he is once they step outside of the group. Eventually, these people will serve on a jury, and they will compare notes. Someone else will win. PLEASE, if you know who will win, do not post a spoiler here. This show is a guilty pleasure for me.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:07 PM

6. good insightful post.

 

As a male in high school I barely noticed what you describe. But now I see it clearly looking back.

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:41 AM

3. One of the basic Survivor strategies is to

nurture a mean, nasty person and drag them to the end
hoping their toxic relationship with each jury member
guarantees your win.

I stopped watching awhile ago, but sounds as if not much
has changed.

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:37 PM

4. Not sure about Colton's addition-by-subtraction strategy

When he first diaried that he didn't want to help the women's tribe out because "I'm a Republican," I thought he was just indulging a little hyperbole. But after the Tribal Council where Bill the struggling comedian was voted out, it became pretty clear that Colton wasn't kidding. He strikes me as the kind of fellow for whom money has always provided a cushion from life's blows, and who has never faced real adversity in his life.

When Colton said his animosity against Bill was not about race, and that he had "lots" of black friends (in his Alabama hometown of 3,000 people). Probst pinned him like a butterfly to a display board when he asked Colton who some of his black friends might be. After stammering for a moment, Colton named his maid. Uh, yeah. Okay.

Colton seems to be playing a game where his social charm will overcome his devious game play. It's been tried before, and not always successfully. The show's editing can be deceptive, but Colton's constant shifting will sooner or later be exposed, if it hasn't been already. The odd thing to me is why the other players keep folks like Colton around. They know he's lying to everyone, but they presume that they're the ones getting the truth right up until they wind up on the short end of a 7-1 vote.

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 03:11 PM

5. I'll bet he'll be off soon enough

If not next week, the week after.

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