Monday, December 17, 2007

Survivor China (Sole Survivor)

The remaining Fei Long held on to their lead, making up the final four. After the Todd/Amanda/Courtney alliance eliminated Denise, the three went to the Final Tribal Council. All three were criticized by the jury, but Todd ultimately won with 4 votes to Courtney's 2 and Amanda's 1.

1. Survivor: China is the fifteenth season of Survivor. It originally aired in fall 2007.
2. It was the first American television show to ever be filmed or produced in the People's Republic of China.
3. The "Outwit, Outplay, Outlast" slogan used in previous season's logos has been replaced by Chinese characters.
4. The characters translate to "compete in intelligence" (比智慧, bĭ zhìhuì), "compete in skill" (比技巧, bĭ jìqiǎo), and "compete in endurance" (比耐力, bĭ nàilì).
5. This season returned to 16 contestants on two initial tribes, Fei Long (飞龙) and Zhan Hu (战虎), meaning Flying Dragon and Fighting Tiger respectively.
6. On Day 13 each tribe switched two contestants.
7. On Day 19 the tribes merged into Hae Da Fung (黑打風), which means Black Fighting Wind, a name proposed by Peih-Gee Law.
8. Producers were given an "unprecedented access" to several Chinese monuments and landmarks, and they incorporated many aspects of China's vast culture into the game (design of campsites, challenge concepts, Tribal Council set, etc.).
9. Before they made it to their camps, the contestants took part in a non-religious Buddhist ceremony.
10. Both tribes received a copy of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" which would help them in winning challenges and conquering the other tribe.
11. The season was said to be the first US show to be entirely shot in China.
12. Kidnapping: The kidnapping twist from Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: All-Stars returned.
13. However, unlike the two former seasons, the kidnapped player was not granted immunity.
14. Starting with the episode "My Mom Is Going To Kill Me!", whichever tribe won the reward challenge would kidnap a member from the losing tribe to stay at their camp until the next Immunity Challenge.
15. The kidnapped player would give a tube containing clues to the Hidden Immunity Idol to a tribe member from the opposing side for an idol at their camp.
16. This is the only 16-castaway season to have the final 3 face the jury.
17. This is the only season where all members of the final 3 received at least 1 jury vote.
18. This is the only season thus far where more than one contestant in the Final 3 never received a vote against them.
19. This was the first season to have a 7-person jury and a Final 3.
20. This is the first season to use a variation on "Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". 21. The Chinese words used in their place translate to "compete in intelligence, compete in skill, compete in endurance" as a rough translation.
22. In the end, there was a final three. However, there was only a jury of seven.
23. All three final contestants received votes, but Todd Herzog was crowned Sole Survivor after garnering four votes, as opposed to Courtney Yates's two and Amanda Kimmel's one.

Friday, November 30, 2007

FHM Calendar 2008

Katrina Halili and Cristine Reyes. So Who Cares If They Are Photoshopped?

I don't care. Well, I don't like Katrina but Cristine is one of my ultimate crushes now. Here are some of the pages of the FHM 2008 Calendar. I think it's already available on your nearest Magazine stand. This is definitely included in my long Christmas Wishlist but I wouldn't mind spending some extra bucks for it.


Monday, November 5, 2007

FHM Philippines November 2007 (Ariani Nogueira)

This is Ariani Nogueira. She is a Brazilian and one of Eat Bulaga's beauty known as Arrianey. Now she is the FHM Cover Girl for November 2007.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Amazing Race 12 (Teams)

This season's 11 teams included married lesbian ministers, dating Goths, and siblings. Longtime fans of the show who have delighted at labels like "Dating/Virgins" will find some amusement here, as the new teams include "Dating Goths" and "Married Ministers" among their titles. Also notable is that this is a group of contestants that almost entirely, with just a few exceptions, come from the Southern California area. This season also sees the first ever grandparent/grandchild pairing on the show.

Nathan and Jennifer - Dating

Shana and Jennifer - Friends

Kynt and Vyxsin - Dating Goths

Azaria and Hendekea - Brother / Sister

Ronald and Christina - Father / Daughter

Lorena and Jason - Dating

Ari and Staella - Best Friends

Nicolas and Donald - Grandfather / Grandson

Marianna and Julia - Sisters

TK and Rachel - Newly Dating

Kate and Pat - Married Ministers

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Amazing Race 3 (Winners-Flo & Zach)

Friends Flo Pesenti and Zach Behr were the winners of this Race, with Flo becoming the first female winner in the race's history.

1. Flo was the first female to win the race
2. One of only 3 seasons to feature back to back non-elimination legs.
3. First season to eliminate a team that arrived first (Heather & Eve on Leg 4)
4. Only season to eliminate a team that used the Fast Forward (Dennis & Andrew on Leg 3)
5. First Season to have one of the final 3 teams not visit a country on the race course (Flo & Zach skipped Austria)
6. First season to have 12 team.
7. First time a male - female team won the race
8. Most new countries visited in a season (12)
9. Most legs in North America, excluding Season 8 (3 legs)
10. One of four seasons to not have a non-elimination leg until the final five
11. Most elimination legs in a row (7)
12. Only season besides Season 8 to stay in North America on the first leg
13. Most countries visited in Europe (6)
TAR3 Route Map

Leg 1: Miami, Florida, USA >> Mexico City, Mexico
First Place: Ken and Gerard
Last Place: Gina and Sylvia

Leg 2: Mexico City, Mexico >> Cancun, Mexico
First Place: Derek and Drew
Last Place: Tramel and Talicia

Leg 3: Cancun, Mexico >> Aberdeen, Scotland
First Place: Derek and Drew
Last Place: Dennis and Andrew

Leg 4: Aberdeen, Scotland >> Lisbon, Portugal
First Place: Ken and Gerard
Last Place: Heather and Eve

Leg 5: Lisbon, Portugal >> Algeciras, Spain >> Fez, Morocco
First Place: Ken and Gerard
Last Place: Michael and Kathy

Leg 6: Fez, Morocco >> Marrakech, Morocco
First Place: Teri and Ian
Last Place: Aaron and Arianne

Leg 7: Marrakech, Morocco >> Munich, Germany, >> Innsbruck, Austria >> Fussen, Germany
First Place: Flo and Zach
Last Place: Andre and Damon

Leg 8: Fussen, Germany >> Grindelwald, Switzerland
First Place: Derek and Drew
Last Place: John Vito and Jill

Leg 9: Grindelwald, Switzerland >> Montreux, Switzerland
First Place: John Vito and Jill
Last Place: Flo and Zach

Leg 10: Montreux, Switzerland >> Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia >> Singapore
First Place: Derek and Drew
Last Place: John Vito and Jill

Leg 11: Singapore >> Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
First Place: Teri and Ian
Last Place: Derek and Drew

Leg 12: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam >> Danang, Vietnam
First Place: Teri and Ian
Last Place: Flo and Zach

Leg 13: Danang, Vietnam >> Kauai, Hawaii, USA >> Seattle, Washington, USA
Runners-Up: Teri and Ian
Third Place: Ken and Gerard

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Amazing Race 3 (Teams)

"The world is waiting for you. Good luck. Travel safe. Go!" The cast of The Amazing Race 3 was increased to 12 teams and included Soccer Moms, Law School graduates, a Vietnam War veteran, and a set of model twins.


Heather and Eve
Harvard Law Students.

Michael and Kathy
dating long distance. San Diego.

Dennis and Andrew
father and son. Son is gay.

Flo and Zack

Derek and Drew
twins brothers. Southern CA.

Gina and Sylvia
Soccer Mothers. South Carolina

Tramel and Talicia
brother and sister. Gary, Indiana. TEAM TandT

Aaron and Ariane
dating. Ag Au.

Teri and Ian
married older couple

Andre and Damon
friends police and fireman. Los Angles. TEAM 911

Ken and Gerald
brothers. one gay and one liberal

Jon Vito and Jill
dating couple. NYC.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Amazing Race 2 (Winners-Chris & Alex)

11 teams of two with a pre-existing relationship raced around the world for the one million dollar prize. But along the way 8 teams were eliminated: Deidre & Hillary, Hope & Norm, Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, Cyndi & Russell, Mary & Peach, Gary & Dave and Oswald & Danny. And only 3 teams remained. Tara & Wil, Chris & Alex and Blake & Paige. But it was friends Chris & Alex who won the prize.

1. The shortest margin of victory of any season.
2. The latest the last Fast Forward has been used (Leg 11, tied with Season 4).
3. New countries visited: Brazil, Namibia, Australia and New Zealand
4. Most legs in Oceania in a season (4)
5. Least countries visited, besides Season 8 (8, tied with Season 13)
6. Only season besides Season 8 that didn't visit Europe
7. First season to give out speeding penalties
8. Most countries visited in Oceania in a season (2)

10. The exhilarating foot race to the finish line.
11. Oswald & Danny shopping while waiting for their flight out of Hong Kong.
12. The sheep Roadblock in New Zealand.
TAR2 Route Map

Leg 1: Pahrump, Nevada, USA >> Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
First Place: Tara and Wil
Last Place: Deidre and Hillary

Leg 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil >> Iguacu Falls, Brazil
First Place: Shola and Doyin
Last Place: Hope and Norm

Leg 3: Iguacu Falls, Brazil >> Cape Town, South Africa
First Place: Oswald and Danny
Last Place: Peggy and Claire

Leg 4: Cape Town, South Africa >> Windhoek, Namibia
First Place: Oswald and Danny
Last Place: Shola and Doyin

Leg 5: Windhoek, Namibia >> Bangkok, Thailand
First Place: Chris and Alex
Last Place: Cyndi and Russell

Leg 6: Bangkok, Thailand >> Chiang Mai, Thailand
First Place: Mary and Peach
Last Place: Chris and Alex

Leg 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand >> Hong Kong, China
First Place: Gary and Dave
Last Place: Mary and Peach

Leg 8: Hong Kong, China >> Sydney, Australia
First Place: Oswald and Danny
Last Place: Blake and Paige

Leg 9: Sydney, Australia >> Coober Pedy, Australia
First Place: Chris and Alex
Last Place: Gary and Dave

Leg 10: Coober Pedy, Australia >> Canterbury Plains, New Zealand
First Place: Blake and Paige
Last Place: Oswald and Danny

Leg 11: Canterbury Plains, New Zealand >> Auckland, New Zealand
First Place: Tara and Wil
Last Place: Oswald and Danny

Leg 12: Auckland, New Zealand >> Maui, Hawaii, USA
First Place: Tara and Wil & Blake and Paige
Last Place: Chris and Alex

Leg 13: Maui, Hawaii, USA >> Anchorage, Alaska, USA >> San Francisco, California, USA
Runners-Up: Tara and Wil
3rd Place: Blake and Paige

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Amazing Race 2 (Teams)

11 teams of two with a pre-existing relationship raced around the world for the one million dollar prize. Participated in the second season of The Amazing Race, the cast featured twins, a mother & daughter duo, siblings, grandmothers, pastors, and childhood friends.

Hope & Norm - Married Parents

Mary & Peach - Sisters

Oswald & Danny - Best Friends

Deidre & Hillary - Mother / Daughter

Chris & Alex - Lifelong Friends

Blake & Paige - Brother / Sister

Tara & Wil - Separated Couple

Peggy & Claire - Grandmothers

Gary & Dave - Former Roommates

Cyndi & Russell - Pastors / Married Parents

Shola & Doyin - Twins