Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:34 PM
First part of that? Awesome. He'll know what the game requires if he could go through that. The second part? If he shows himself to be anything like him, I'm prepared to shudder.
Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 6:20 AM
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:44 PM
I like him and respect him for serving our country. I also like and respect him for having a passion to give back to the community.
I loathe him for reasons already iterated by Isuzu and Oholibamah. I won't be crying much if he goes early. (Although I hope he outlasts Hantz and Phillip)
Posted Jan 27, 2013 @ 9:19 PM
Edited by BDArizona, Jan 27, 2013 @ 9:20 PM.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:23 AM
Sitting around while the rest of the tribe gets the camp together? Hate.
Comments about breaking the wrist? Really hate. (and I don't buy the "pull them apart Jeff")
Did like him stepping up to get fire. And wow, dude is super flexible. And does seem to realize he comes off as a jerk.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:30 AM
Comments about breaking the wrist? Really hate.
I laughed when Courtney said "break her shoulder!" in HvV, and that was probably worse since it sort of happened. I don't see why Jeff made such a big deal about it, it's the kind of thing people seem to yell at challenges.
Edited by KimberStormer, Feb 14, 2013 @ 1:31 AM.
Posted Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:46 AM
Posted Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:46 AM
His "heroic" moment of starting the fire was completely lost on me. He purposely set it up instead of just being helpful from the jump. I think he's disgusting and I hope he goes home ASAP. I don't need any more comments about lunchmeat, decimation or breaking of joints.
Posted Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:28 AM
I also wonder about the theory that you can save yourself for the challenges by lying around. People on restricted diets burn calories from stored fat. If they go at a slow but steady pace they don't burn many more calories than if they stayed in bed. What they will do by staying in bed, is cause very quick muscle atrophy and dizziness upon standing.
Posted Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:29 AM
Posted Feb 22, 2013 @ 10:54 AM
If he's really a fan, is he deliberately playing the goat?
Edited by Muscade, Feb 25, 2013 @ 9:27 AM.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:34 AM
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Posted Feb 25, 2013 @ 1:20 PM
Well I have the exact same thoughts, and by the looks of it that plan is working. Sherri apparently wants him to be "her Phillip" and by the way she was defending him its obvious her main strategy is to keep him around as a second vote.
All i keep thinking is that he wants to be the goat...
Though I still cant believe that Matt and Michael fell for her very unconvincing plea to keep Shamar around, it would have been in their best interests to keep playing both sides as Shamar was never in the 3 girl alliance Michael was told to be a part of, they could have got rid of him and then went with the "pretty people out" plan and would have put themselves in a better position for the end.
Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 1:18 AM
Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 2:42 AM
Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:22 AM
(1) Post traumatic stress disorder....which he was medicating with
He said when he got back from Iraq he became an alcoholic, but for all we know, he could have quit drinking right before the show; now he's on an island eating 200 calories a day with untreated PTSD and possibly in alcohol withdrawal; he might want to quit so he can get back home and get a drink
This goes back to the two people who quit on the original Fans vs Favorites due to substance issues
(1) Kathy lied in her audition process and didn't disclose she was on Zoloft; then when she got on the island, she said she went into Zoloft withdrawal and lost her mind (she was going to cut her finger off to get off the show) until quitting; this is what she said on Rob Cesternino's podcast the other day
(2) J. Fairplay has admitted multiple times in interviews he quit FvF because he was in opiate withdrawal (he had begun taking opiates for pain after Danny Bonaduce powerbombed him in some wrestling match)
Posted Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:41 AM
Otherwise, what I was coming here to say is that I find it borderline dangerous if not outright dangerous to cast someone who could reasonably be expected to suffer from PTD, is an alcoholic (sober from how long, that is the question? plus what happens when they have a reward with plenty of alcoholic beverages if he's recently sober?) and admits to having anger issues. Jeff might go on all day about how he's surprised at the behaviour of someone who was so charming in casting, I thing people responsible with casting are really flirting with disaster here. I don't mean disaster in the sense of physical but of mental harm and I for one am not looking forward to when someone (else, cf. post above) has to be evacuated or causes someone to be evacuated for reasons that were red flags already in the first episode (and must have been apparent during casting, unless casting chose to turn a blind eye).
This and his behaviour in the episode further confirms to me that this guy is a recruit and not a fan in the true sense of the word (cf. Cochran this episode, his week centers around the broadcast time of Survivor, that is a real fan, lol!). Against my better judgement, I'm starting to feel sympathetic towards the Kool Kids Kan't Kount and getting ready to nominate Matt for sainthood (if Matt is indeed the one that got repeatedly shouted at by Shamar, starting from episode 1 but also this episode, although he had voted in his favour and was again about to do so. If it is not Matt, that will just highlight how little I know from everyone who is not Shamar, Sherri, the blond girl not Kool Kid, Reynold and Ed, Edd, Eddie.)
Posted Mar 1, 2013 @ 11:02 AM
This and his behaviour in the episode further confirms to me that this guy is a recruit and not a fan in the true sense of the word
I missed the 1st episode so I did not see anyone's backstory. So watching the 2nd episode I called it immediately that he is a recruit and not a fan. Not knowing how this game is played is ridiculous and a dead give away. And if I were on the Fan tribe I would be pissed someone like Sharmar got on the show just because he did some grandstanding at a OWS protest.
Plus I find him to be somewhat manic and that makes him very scary.
Posted Mar 2, 2013 @ 1:59 PM
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Posted Mar 3, 2013 @ 10:38 AM
Mr. Obscure did 22 years in the military and now serves in the VFW's honor and burial guard. Those old WWII and Vietnam vets saw some really horrible combat but never used it as an excuse to scream at people and would have punched Shamar for yelling at a woman the way he did Julie. I'm not a psychiatrist either but I don't think rudeness, laziness and entitlement are symptoms of PTSD.
Posted Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:03 PM
Posted Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:06 PM
I don't think we have to start attacking a guy's service record based on what he's doing in the game of Survivor. And that Marines against Shamar is a clearly a political group that didn't like his involvement in the Wall Street Protests.
I think it's just the opposite; his past shouldn't be used as justification for him acting like a 2 year old. If he actually has PTSD or other issues, then I completely blame the producers for letting him on. Personally, I think he's just a douche with a sense of entitlement because he did a couple tours.