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Survivor Predictions: Week 5

March 11, 2010

Record: 0-4

By this point you should be hanging on my every word.

What was more huge last week? Tom finding the immunity idol or JD flipping and voting off Cirie? The answer: Both.

Honestly, I’m shocked at just how bad the “Heroes” have been at the challenges thus far. There wasn’t even a puzzle last week. But I can’t imagine them losing three in a row. I mean really. SO. Once again I will pick them to win the immunity challenge.

Because of that, I will stick with my pick from last week. Russel isn’t making friends by looking for the immunity idol. He will likely find it making the “Villains” weary to vote for him so they will go after Parvati. Maybe I will just pick Parvati every week? It has to be right sooner or later.

Prediction: Parvati

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Survivor Predictions: Week 2

February 19, 2010

*Unfortunately, I was unable to post this before last night’s  episode. Fortunately, that doesn’t make me any less wrong.*

Record: 0-1

It looks as though I was right about the “Heroes” dominating the physical challenges. Here’s to small victories. Little did I know, the “Heroes” would be AWFUL at puzzles. Seriously. I think Al Gore and a styrofoam cup could have worked together better than that. Hell, even the New Jersey Nets could have beat them.

Therefore. Sugar was the first to the chopping block. Don’t cry for her, Argentina.

Any-Hoo.  Based on the previews for this week’s episode, I would have to assume “Boston” Rob will be leaving the game tonight. I can only recall one player in the history of Survivor to suffer a major injury and return. So. The smart money says that this is “The Boy from Bean Town’s” last episode and there will be no Tribal Council (CBS has to milk this cash cow as long as they can).

Prediction: “Boston” Rob

Coach is a pimp!

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Survivor Predictions: Week 1

Survivor Predictions: Week 1

February 11, 2010

If you are like me, people constantly confuse you for (insert young, sexy actor here). Also, you are pretty excited about the première of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains tonight on CBS. Check your local listings. If you feel like it.

This season, the 20th of the hit “reality” series, is gearing up to be one of the best with the return of many of the show’s most entertaining and enigmatic cast members. As well as Candice Woodcock.

I don’t think I have missed more than two or three episodes since the show first aired in the summer of 2000. Therefore, I consider myself a bit of a Survivor expert. Which means, you may consider me a bit of a dork? That’s OK. I accept it.

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Anyways, for fun, I plan to put my “fandom” to the test this season to see whether or not I can correctly guess who the winner will be. I will also guess who will be voted out each week. Play along at home, if you like. Or don’t. So, without further ado, here we go:

First voted out:

The “Heroes” team is stacked physically. The five guys (J.T., Tom, Rupert, James and Colby) are all almost strictly known for their athletic ability and success in their previous seasons. They also have two of the most athletic girls in the show’s history, Stephanie LaGrossa and Amanda Kimmel. Therefore, the “Heroes” will win the first, and many of the tribal immunity challenges.

Because Sandra Diaz-Twine is a previous winner, and will not be able to help the “Villains” in future physical challenges, she will be the first to have her torch extinguished.

Prediction: Sandra Diaz-Twine

Sole Survivor:

After watching the past 19 seasons, I have determined that there are four types of players — The Rat, The Coat Tail, The Athlete and The Socialite.

According to my math, The Rat wins 47% of the time, The Coat Tail wins 21% of the time, The Athlete wins 16% of the time and The Socialite wins 16% of the time. Also, the winner is a man 58% of the time.

So, the smart money would be picking a man with the potential to be The Rat.

However, for this particular season, I’m going to pick a man with the potential to be The Athlete.

As mentioned before, the “Heroes” team seems stacked athletically. I confidently assume they will have the numbers when entering the merge. Because the “Heroes” will already know the strategies and tactics of the “Villains” based on past seasons, it is unlikely they will let any of them wiggle their way into their circle. I predict the final four players will be “Heroes” — Colby Donaldson, Tom Westman, Amanda Kimmel and Stephenie LaGrossa.

I think Colby will win the final immunity challenge and will elect to bring Tom and Stephenie to the finale with him.

In the end, there is no way the jury will vote for Tom, since he is a previous winner, and Stephenie doesn’t have quite the Survivor clout as her competitor.

Winner: Colby “Four Blades” Donaldson

There you have it – Let’s see how I do

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10 Lessons on Weight Loss from NBC’s Hit TV Show The Biggest Loser, Every Tuesday at 7:00PM

January 19, 2010

According to NBC’s hit show, “The Biggest Loser”, all you have to do to shed your unwanted pounds (besides taking 3 months off of work, away from your home, friends, family and every other daily responsibility not focused on weight loss to work with top-of-the-line equipment and trainers) is:

1.) Ride your StreetRider BMX “The Biggest Loser” addition to Subway® and enjoy an item from their Fresh Fit™ menu every single meal. Don’t forget to substitute soda and less healthy sides with DASANI® water and Baked! Lay’s® or DANNON® yogurt.

2.) Chew Extra® gum in-between meals at Subway.

3.) Drink water from Brita® water bottles before, during and after every workout at your local 24 Hour Fitness®.

4.) Eat MultiGrain Cheerios®, if you don’t feel like Subway for breakfast.

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5.) Eat Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers®, if you don’t just want a handful of Subway lettuce for your vegetable.

6.) Store your leftover Green Giant Fresh Valley Steamers, Subway and MultiGrain Cheerios in Ziploc® Fresh Shield™ bags and containers.

7.) Use “The Biggest Loser” Designer WHEY® Protein Supplement after working up a sweat from “The Biggest Loser” Last Chance Workout DVD.

8.) Play the Nintendo® Wii™ “The Biggest Loser” video game. Not Jillian Michaels’  Fitness Ultimatum for the Nintendo Wii. Don’t do it!

9.) Listen to “The Biggest Loser” Workout Mix Vol.1 – Vol. 3 on CD while tracking your heart rate and calorie loss on “The Biggest Loser” bodybugg® heart monitor.

10.) Visit “The Biggest Loser Resort” at Fitness Ridge as seen on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” every Tuesday at 7:00 PM Central time.

I’m off to max out my credit card.

Thank you, “The Biggest Loser”!

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Pistols at Dawn: Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno and The Tonight Show Debacle.

January 15, 2010

Ali vs. Frazier, Coca-Cola® vs. Pepsi®, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers, Freddy vs. Jason, The Union vs. The Confederates, Real World vs. Road Rules, Tyson vs. Holyfield, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Bush vs. Gore, L.C. vs. Heidi, Tupac vs. Biggie, I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter!® vs. butter …..

Somehow, I don’t think this week’s highly publicized feud between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien (or COCO, as the cool kids are calling him) will stand the test of time as other duels have before, however, that didn’t keep the media from beating us over the skull with it. Repeatedly. Constantly. Over and Over. You get the point. Ouch! Sadly, as The Huffington Post is reporting, the clash of the late night Titans is about to come to an end. Finally, we can all get some rest. What a relief.

There will be no pistols at dawn. No knives at noon. No Celebrity Deathmatch. Apparently, O’Brien will be leaving NBC with a lump sum of money and no noncompete clause. Jay Leno will retain his duties as the host of The Tonight Show, and it will be like these past 7 months never existed. Like something from a J.J. Abrams production. Or a night of too many shots of Jameson®.

While many Conan O’Brien fans, as well as celebrities (Jimmy Kimmel, Rosie O’Donnell), have been up in arms this past week, creating campaign slogans, Facebook rallies (“I’m with COCO”) and tabloid headlines, few of them have considered the possibility that this may be a blessing in disguise for the red-haired dynamo.

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Me Too!

Personally, I don’t really watch Jay Leno or Conan O’Brien, but if asked whose type of humor I found more appealing, I would say O’Brien. After all, he wrote for SNL the years SNL was funny. He wrote for The Simpsons during the years The Simpsons was funny. I know, It’s hard to remember how hilarious The Simpsons used to be. But they were. Remember the one where Homer stops going to church? Or Mr. Plow? Anyways, he has the non-sequitur humor that made Family Guy a runaway success in recent years mixed with the timeless format of Johnny Carson. But, Family Guy, at first, was unable to survive on network television. It took a revival from The Cartoon Network® and DVD sales to make its way back to FOX. Personally, I think Conan O’Brien could follow that exact model.

Conan O’Brien would be perfect for Comedy Central® or HBO®. Characters like The Masturbating Bear, Robot on a Toilet, Bulletproof Legs Guy, Triumph the Insult Comic and many others would have free rein, with almost no censorship or corporate sponsorship to bow down to. Leave Leno and NBC for the Baby Boomers. Generation X is making its rise, and as the late night representative of the movement, there is no better place for O’Brien than cable, the home of The Daily Show, The Osbournes, The Tom Green Show, Entourage, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, South Park and other Gen X entertainment staples. Look what cable did for Dave Chappelle and his show. When one door closes, another one opens. When life gives you lemons, make lemon gravy, and so on and so forth.

I think this is a chance for Conan O’Brien to really shine and even surpass his hero, Johnny Carson. Turn that frown upside down, Generation Xers, your time is on the horizon. Or, you could watch George Lopez? Eeeehhhh …….

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