November 14, 2009

"A pretty little pharmaceutical sales rep walking barefoot thru the jungle, in a bikini, whacking a rat until it’s dead. That’s not normal behavior."

"Therein lies one of the most beautiful things about Survivor. If forces people to confront truths about themselves they might otherwise never have to face."

23 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

Rat, yumm, think of it as ground squirrel.

traditionalguy said...

We need to see if Carrie Prejean will do a survivor episode. Would she stand her ground as the rats surrounded her? Would she ever find an ally that she could work with? Pop culture is fun.

EDH said...

Speaking of dirty libtard pirate whores...

john said...

It's not a bikini.

Its a skimpy golden-roped string bikini.

And damn, there were no pictures of this, except the one in my head, and I can't even fixate on the bikini part, only on the "golden-roped" part. That's so cruel.

And it's not a "reality show". Even Probst calls it "an unscripted drama".

reader_iam said...

Isn't whacking the rat part of what got that Florida guy in trouble?

(And am I the only one seeing the theme of the day emerge?)

Jason (the commenter) said...

A girl beating a rat to death isn't that unusual (...They all ran after the farmer's wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,...).

A kitten, yes; a rat, no.

Fred4Pres said...

Should Carrie Prejean hunt Perez Hilton down, club him to death, and eat him?

Too bad, I am sure he is not good to eat (even if you cook him to well done), because in volume alone he could feed the entire tribe.

somefeller said...

"A pretty little pharmaceutical sales rep walking barefoot thru the jungle, in a bikini, whacking a rat until it’s dead. That’s not normal behavior."

I guess Jeff Probst has never gone hunting. Going through the brush (or in this case, the jungle) to stalk and kill an animal that you will later eat is one of the most natural and primal things you can do. Thus, it is quite normal, from an evolutionary standpoint. Not to get all Ted Nugent on Probst, but what does he think his ancestors did (and many of his contemporaries do) to get animal protein to eat?

Jason (the commenter) said...

reader_iam :(And am I the only one seeing the theme of the day emerge?)

Hmm... looking at the picture of Obama bowing to the Japanese Emperor, we can't really make out what his other hand is doing, and it's definitely in his crotch area.

edutcher said...

If I want to see this sort of thing with real people (in every sense), I'll watch the video of Best Ranger each year when it's on the History channel.

This is scripted dreck.

Bissage said...

[Peter and Lois Griffin devise a plan to get their children out from underfoot.]

PETER GRIFFIN: Kids, your mother and I have decided that we are gonna help you two get out into the dating world.

LOIS GRIFFIN: That's right. Chris, I'm gonna show you how to be an affable, desirable young man who doesn't smell like the inside of a wool hat.

PETER: And Meg, when I get through with you, you're gonna be beating guys off with both hands.

MEG GRIFFIN: This is gonna be so fun!

-- “Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story” (2005)

john said...

edutcher -

What's so great about real people?

edutcher said...

In this case, they're all that stands between the Major Hasans of this world and us.

WV "quethro" The Beverly Hillbilly who read Poe.

PatCA said...

I never could get into that show. No one is really hungry, no one is going to die. They're on TV!

john said...

Not too long ago the only things that stood between Major Hasan and us were a couple of pole dancers.

Pole dancers, in golden-roped string bikinis. That worked, for a while.

jjm said...

I think that whole scene was a setup. The rat looked dazed and confused. Drugged maybe?

Ann Althouse said...

@jjim I know! Why did the rat just wait, while she talked to it, and got ready to clonk it?

former law student said...

I agree with John -- this post is cruelly disappointing without a picture.

john said...

Slightly OT, but we were speaking of real people.

as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.

edutcher - I hope you don't put 4-star General George Casey in with those "real people" who stand between us and Major Hasan.

He stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the major. What a disgusting, craven individual.

LonewackoDotCom said...

Thankfully, you'll never see this guy or this guy in a bikini.

As office politics with cheesecake from "amateurs" (who aren't in any way simply struggling actors and actress/models, no sirree) Survivor is great. But, they aren't really faced with any real challenges, just fake contests.

Joe said...

To address Probst point for just a moment, and then allow the resumption of roofied rat recipes discussion, it strikes me as mildly incoherent that Probst would suggest that people on camera are facing truths about themselves. Wouldn't the harsh glare of the klieg lights and their own inherent myopic sense of self-importance preclude and real introspection? I'm just say- Oh never mind.

EDH said...

Speaking of masterbation, I am trying not to picture Ernest Borgnine in skimpy golden-roped string bikini whacking Socrates the rat until it was dead in the original Willard.

edutcher said...

john said...

edutcher - I hope you don't put 4-star General George Casey in with those "real people" who stand between us and Major Hasan.

He stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the major. What a disgusting, craven individual.


Good Lord, no! The furthest up the chain of command I see is Petraeus and McChrystal (there are some other names I don't know, I'm sure) who won't go much higher than they are because "Know what to kiss and when" doesn't live in their lexicon.

What I meant specifically (should have said so) are the guys who participate in competitions like Best Ranger, Best Sniper, etc.

This is not to slight the CSS and CS people and the regular combat arms guys who take similar risks, but, if we're talking a real Survivor competition, I'd rather watch the guys who pack the real gear. As PatCA said, "No one is really hungry, no one is going to die.". I haven't seen anyone die in Best Ranger, but some of those guys must take weeks recovering.