Alright, so Christmas and ya ya ya, but Survivor is what's important here. Not some baby in a manger.
So, I hear what people are saying, I do. I hear that people think Russell only played one aspect of the game, the technical part. They say (those degenerates) that Russell didn't play the social aspect of the game. Okay, okay, I see the point, but I just can't agree.
Russell played every aspect of this game. He played the technical part: The finding of the THREE immunity idols, creating infighting, basically leading a team that was down by four to an almost final four victory and winning the most important of all the immunity challenges. He did all of this while he maintained relationships with each person he wanted to. He was taking Natalie from the beginning. He pretty much got the exact game he was going for...with one very small exception of course.
But I think he played a very social game, that's all he did really. And these guys just went along for the ride. They make me so angry.
I don't deny Russell was an asshole, that last day in the camp, saying how he was an automatic win and all that - that's totally lame. I agree. But the jury never saw that. They did see him list off his misdeeds before anyone even asked him about them (so stupid) but it was a long list of major forces in the game.
I like Natalie fine, she's fine. I thought she was strong and held her own for sure. I appreciate that. But she did nothing. Really. It was stupid Eric that fucked that up. His speech was pretty impassioned, one of the most impassioned I've ever seen on Survivor.
I have so many opinions. So many. And a spoiler about a cast member for Heroes vs. Villains (which somewhere I read should be called "Assholes vs. Wussies"). Want it? I got it.
Christmas is going well here. My brother is in town and my other brother has some time off and I have time off and it's snowing and it may sound stupid or like I'm trying to gild lillies, but there is something to going through Christmas and its mass consumerism with not a penny to spare. The Christmas spirit is alive and well, even without a bunch of cash.
Take that Ebeneezer.