Gary’s Anatomy

I’ve been a little slow on the updates because the internet has been a little slow on me. I believe this is SBC’s way of reminding me not to take things, like speedy internet, for granted, but this attempt is lost on me. Much like their past attempts to keep me from taking accurate billing and personable customer service for granted.

I watched the second episode of “Survivor: The Mayan Gods are Sighing and Holding their Heads in Their Hands” this afternoon. Nothing huge to report, except that people may be slowing unraveling the mystery that tribemate and “part-time landscaper” Gary is in reality Gary Hogeboom, mid-80’s quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys (mid-80’s era, not his age). He is, understandably, trying to hide this fact from everyone, seeing as people may not think that he really needs that $1 million prize if his identity were revealed. Rich and I came up with some scenarios we’d like to see happen where host Jeff Probst accidently starts to give Gary’s identity away, but them clumsily tries to cover:

“Gary, this next challenge might remind you of your days with the Cow…bell…ensemble…that you play in back home.”

“Gary, you should be able to use your skills as a quarter…pounder…eater. You love burgers.”

“Gary, were there any sort of disagreements like this in the N…nette Funicello…fan club…meetings?

Try this game at home!

It’s been a busy week so I haven’t caught up on much more fall TV yet, but hopefully in the next few days I’ll have more to report, including the nail-biter 1987 Reunion songs. Don’t give up!

  • Rance Rizzutto

    I never thought of Gary’s dilema from the monetary angle. I thought he was hitting the “everyone is going to think I’ll be best at the challenges” side of things.

    I was kind of hoping that no one would ever mention he was a football player, and that when they found out, no one would care.

  •  Mr. Snickers

    Gary’s withholding of truth about his past is going to bite him in the @$$. They’ve already alluded to this in his confessionals thus far.

    What I love about this is that some of his tribe mates will feel “betrayed,” and vote him off because he “lied.” Do they know what game they are playing?