The Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Worlds Apart episode 10

Purple Rock Survivor podcast: Worlds Apart episode 9 (Podcast episode 9, Survivor episode 10- they had one week with two episodes)

Hey, that was fun this week, huh? You know, if you have no soul.

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Points of interest this week:

These people suck. Well, most of them anyway.

Is Survivor, at its core, a mean game?

More “Grudging acknowledgment of Rodney”, if you can believe it.

Is this new advantage unfair?

Can our heroes still win?

And oddly, even though she went home and we’ve loved her all season, we barely mention Jenn this entire podcast. Whoops.

Of course, we always welcome your comments. You can leave a comment here, tweet us @purplerockpod, or email us at purplerockpodcast on gmail. Thanks for listening!

Oh, and fuck all the white rocks.

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  • the biggest reason you don’t confront Rodney in front of everybody is because you never want to put a bullshit artist on the spot. that is the precise situation that Rodney thrives in

  • the biggest reason you don’t confront Rodney in front of everybody is because you never want to put a bullshit artist on the spot. that is the precise situation that Rodney thrives in

  • Susan appleby

    These people are horrible. I want nothing to do with them. Other than Shirin and Joe, not one of them will get a single vote from me, and I will actively campaign against them

  • Susan appleby

    These people are horrible. I want nothing to do with them. Other than Shirin and Joe, not one of them will get a single vote from me, and I will actively campaign against them

  • I like when you guys make with the swears.

  • I like when you guys make with the swears.

  • More serious things:

    1.) The group of people Shirin tweeted as hanging out with her instead of watching this episode included Sierra. This either means that Sierra has more humanity than she was willing to exhibit in the moment or… that she spent time at Ponderosa with the no collars, Mike, and Shirin.

    2.) I’m not sure I’m buying that Rodney is better than Tony. Certainly Tony has an additional 17 years on him and clearly more awareness, but if he doesn’t win how different is his edit from what Rodney is getting? Tony’s post-Cagayan appearances have made it fairly clear that he’s the same level of adenoidal d-bag as Rodney [in particular his performance with Jeremy in the Mr. Survivor debate was like listening to two coke heads slap fight about which one has to play rhythm in the band they’re totally gonna form when they come down] and as Emma alluded to in the AV Club comments, he’s allegedly engaged in sexism that’s equal to anything Rodney’s said. Maybe the question isn’t ‘is this what a Rodney win edit looks like,’ but ‘is this what a Tony lose edit looks like?’

    • Crap, obviously that should read that I’m not sure Tony is better than Rodney.

    • And I’ll also fully admit that in throwing this out there I’m undervaluing the thought Tony put into his weird steroidal flips. He had a sense of how to do that I do not think Rodney has. I’m just saying that, on the whole, I think the similarities outweigh the differences.

  • More serious things:

    1.) The group of people Shirin tweeted as hanging out with her instead of watching this episode included Sierra. This either means that Sierra has more humanity than she was willing to exhibit in the moment or… that she spent time at Ponderosa with the no collars, Mike, and Shirin.

    2.) I’m not sure I’m buying that Rodney is better than Tony. Certainly Tony has an additional 17 years on him and clearly more awareness, but if he doesn’t win how different is his edit from what Rodney is getting? Tony’s post-Cagayan appearances have made it fairly clear that he’s the same level of adenoidal d-bag as Rodney [in particular his performance with Jeremy in the Mr. Survivor debate was like listening to two coke heads slap fight about which one has to play rhythm in the band they’re totally gonna form when they come down] and as Emma alluded to in the AV Club comments, he’s allegedly engaged in sexism that’s equal to anything Rodney’s said. Maybe the question isn’t ‘is this what a Rodney win edit looks like,’ but ‘is this what a Tony lose edit looks like?’

    • Crap, obviously that should read that I’m not sure Tony is better than Rodney.

    • And I’ll also fully admit that in throwing this out there I’m undervaluing the thought Tony put into his weird steroidal flips. He had a sense of how to do that I do not think Rodney has. I’m just saying that, on the whole, I think the similarities outweigh the differences.

  • Rob

    I remember not liking Jon last season, and eagerly awaiting his downfall. He annoyed me because he thought he was a mastermind, but he wasn’t really all that good at the game. This season’s villains make me long for that age of naivete. This episode in particular filled me with the same kind of rage as Colton’s nasty racism in One World and Brandon’s twisted psycho-sexual misogyny in Jesus Island. Probst has definitely hyped this season beyond all reason. It could possibly achieve middling status. When a season is this unpleasant, the only redeeming factor could be an awesome hero/underdog story. If one of the awful people, or the people riding the coattails of the awful people wins, I can’t see how all this unpleasantness is even remotely worthwhile.

  • Rob

    I remember not liking Jon last season, and eagerly awaiting his downfall. He annoyed me because he thought he was a mastermind, but he wasn’t really all that good at the game. This season’s villains make me long for that age of naivete. This episode in particular filled me with the same kind of rage as Colton’s nasty racism in One World and Brandon’s twisted psycho-sexual misogyny in Jesus Island. Probst has definitely hyped this season beyond all reason. It could possibly achieve middling status. When a season is this unpleasant, the only redeeming factor could be an awesome hero/underdog story. If one of the awful people, or the people riding the coattails of the awful people wins, I can’t see how all this unpleasantness is even remotely worthwhile.