October 13, 2011

"Survivor’s Meat-Hoarding Mouth Challenge Is Disgusting."

Oh, yes! The teams bite off chunks of pig carcass, run with it — don't eat it, even though you're hungry — and spit it in a bowl. Team with the most meat and fat deposited in the bowl — 22+ pounds — didn't just win immunity. They won the bowl o' meat to take back to camp and eat. I mean, they washed it and cooked it some more. And they talked about oral herpes and how they broke teeth, dislocated jaws, and got all kinds of scratches and cuts on their lips and gums.

16 comments:

Amartel said...

Biting off more than you can chew . . . so you can chew it later is hoarding. Except they didn't tell the contestants that the winners would get to eat the results later. Which did not seem sporting given the amount of puking and spitting going on. Gross.

In other news, Ahmadinijad/Obama/Pelosi finger in air Drudgetaposition. Testing to see if anyone's buying the Iran/Mexico terrorist story?

Original Mike said...

"They won the bowl o' meat to take back to camp and eat."

So they did eat the meat. My wife and I weren't sure.

Back at camp, having dinner:

Me: "Are they eating that meat?

Her: "No, can't be"

Me: "Didn't Cochran pick up the bowl o' meat when they headed back to camp?"

Her: Yuuuuuch!

Tibore said...

This is why Survivor is trash TV. It's not merely Lowest Common Denominator programming, it's "How Low Can You Go".

Granted, that bar's set by Jersey Shore (talk about trash TV!!), and it's set low enough that even Survivor looks high class in comparison. But the point is that Survivor is about the gratuitous being forwarded as entertainment. It doesn't seem like imagination is prized anymore in what we seek for our leisure time entertainment, does it?

Amartel said...

Shocking meat video, network style.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

This is why Survivor is trash TV. It's not merely Lowest Common Denominator programming, it's "How Low Can You Go".

Precisely why I watched one episode when it first came out and never watched another.

Project Runway is getting just about as bad.

edutcher said...

The Apaches made the older boys run for several miles through the desert with a mouthful of water as a test of endurance and self-discipline. When they got to their destination, anyone who didn't spit out close to a full mouthful was considered to have failed the test.

And we called them savages.

Amy said...

I closed my eyes. Too gross to watch. But even so, the sounds were disgusting, as was listening to my husband gasp in horror.

ricpic said...

I guarantee Cro Magnon men didn't break their teeth or dislocate their jaws when biting off chunks of pig carcass on the rare occasions they were fortunate to be in the position to bite off chunks of pig carcass. Those dudes had their priorities straight, the first priority being not to starve to death, the last priority being avoidance of yuckiness.

Fred4Pres said...

But the point is that Survivor is about the gratuitous being forwarded as entertainment. It doesn't seem like imagination is prized anymore in what we seek for our leisure time entertainment, does it?


Then again Ann watches it.

I watched a few Survivors early on but quickly lost interest after season one. I never made it through an episode of Jersey Shore (I watched about 10 minutes and found it just annoying, I grew up in New Jersey and say people like that but they were not the norm, but the exception). I have never watched an entire episode of Friends. I am rather proud of that one.

Ann Althouse said...

I've never watched Jersey Shore. I've got nothing against it. It just didn't start up at a point when I needed a junk TV show to throw away some time on.

Ann Althouse said...

I watched then abandoned "Survivor" back when it began, then, for some reason, I dropped in fairly recently and just really liked it.

Steve Austin said...

I love Survivor. Had no problems with the meat challenge since they only do one of those maybe every other season. It isn't like they do that all the time.

Ann-you have to love your man Cochran hanging in there. He's very entertaining.

Was surprised last night at the neuroses of "Coach" blowing up at being called his real name of Benjamin. He's truly a real life Seinfeld character which makes him interesting to watch.

Freeman Hunt said...

Survivor has turned into Fear Factor?

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fleetusa said...

Yes Tibore, "Trash TV"

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