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Best Survivor Quote – Survivor Micronesia

best survivor quotesI’m one of the biggest Survivor fans and this season’s Survivor Micronesia is no exception. I don’t watch TV, but rather download the episodes via my bitTorrent client and then watch them the next day or a few days later when I’ve got the time. After episode 5 of Fans vs Favorites, I got to thinking about the best survivor quotes.

Episode 5 of Survivor Micronesia had the tribes merge, the earliest they’ve ever merged. Tribes were chosen schoolyard style and Joel ended up with his least favorite team mate Chet, yet again.

During the reward challenge, Joel and Chet were “tied” together and had to chase two other players through a complex obstacle course. Chet was tied behind Joel by a length of rope of about 3 to 4 feet.

Joel “Mac Truck” Anderson pretty much dragged Chet through the course and in the first “collision” pulled him over an obstacle landing him face first into the mud. Moments later Chet fell and Joel dragged him into a post where he hit his head. They kept going, Joel continueing to drag Chet.

They didn’t catch their prey and the team lost the challenge.

Moments after finishing, this short conversation took place, of which I deem one of the Best Survivor Quotes during the series:

Rescue Me Season 4 and Peak Potentials

I am a huge fan of Rescue Me with Denis Leary. I used to watch the episodes on planes flying to various Millionaire Mind and other Peak Potentials events. I would be able to watch 3 or 4 episodes on the plane on the way to Warrior Camp or Ultimate Leadership Camp, work the camp and then watch a few more on the way somewhere else.

Rescue Me Season 4

It was awesome to see that Season 4 Episode 1 was finally put on the air. Everyone is back as far as I can tell except for Gavin’s kids. I’m pretty sure they a different pair, but I haven’t had a chance to go check for sure. Chief Reilly has dropped about 35 pounds he says and is going to be back as Chief in two weeks. Great show. I had about 3 very loud outbursts.

I used to get a kick out of laughing out loud on the plane. I’d get some odd looks, but if you know the show you’ll get what I mean.

I told my buddy Ang about it, and now she’s hooked too. She told me about a trip back from Millionaire Mind where she too burst out laughing. Turns out Rob Riopel was on that plane, just a few seats ahead of her. When the plane landed, Rob was surprised that it was her who was laughing so much on the back of the plane.

I bought a new domain Make Money With Rob which leads to the Agloco sign up page. Agloco, if you don’t know is A Global Community. You get a share for signing up (I’ve heard $130) for a share when that all goes down. Then you install a simple little viewbar on your computer. THey track how much you surf and pay you for it. You get paid for up to 5 hours of surfing per month. More if you help build the community by sharing it with others. There’s no spyware, and the viewbar shows ads from various advertisers. Agloco shares that with us. I spend a lot of time online, so having this little extra passive income coming in is very cool. Sign up and Make Money With Rob , then share it with your friends who surf.

My Pal Denis

I have been watching a TV show on the US FX network called “Rescue Me”.  It’s the best piece of television ever created for a man to watch, in my opinion.  I can’t get it here in Canada, but I can download it using bitTorrent.  I watch the show when I fly usually as I seem be flying at least twice a month and some times from New York to California and back and forth.

Denis has been around for awhile and has been way down on my long list, but with this show, in it’s 3rd season now, he’s at the top of my short list.

Here’s a Denis Leary Quote I grabbed off another site:


Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then — one day — you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then — one day — you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.


Denis Leary is the man!  I Can’t believe this show is actually aired on television!  One on plane ride, I was watching it on my laptop and the 60+ year old lady in the seat next to me said she knew what was going to happen next.  She went on to describe the upcoming scene in great detail.  I can’t believe SHE watches the show, let alone that it’s aired.  Unbelievable.  I’ve got another one of my buddies hooked on the show now to.  I burned a DVD of the first and second cd for her and she’s hooked. lol Go Oilers (flames suck), lol

Here’s a cool Denis Leary answers site.

Christmas is like 2 days away now, so to create any last minute homemade christmas gift ideas, you’ll need Christmas gift ideas.

and in the words of Denis Leary “Merry Fucking Christmas”

Eric Chopin Drops 214 Pounds and Becomes the Biggest Loser

Biggest Loser Eric ChopinCongratulations to Eric Chopin of the Biggest Loser who dropped 214 pounds over the course of the show.  Eric started at over 400 pounds and while utilizing the tools from a weight-loss ranch in California, got results.  Still not quite the same as my own 300 pound weight loss, but welcome to the 200+ club Eric!

Eric had considered gastric bypass surgery after being diagnosed with diabetes and other weight related health challenges.  He joined the show, got coached and got results.  Here is the report from the news

NEW YORK (AP) – Erik Chopin, who dropped 214 pounds to win NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” was prepared to undergo surgery to slim down before he was chosen for the weight-loss competition. “That’s how hopeless I felt,” Chopin, a family man and deli owner from West Islip, N.Y., told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. “I felt like I needed to go for the surgery but, really, I’m so glad I didn’t. … I knew the whole time, I honestly knew, I was copping out, I was quitting.”
He added: “Now, there’s no stopping me.”

Chopin, who weighed 407 pounds at the start of “The Biggest Loser,” said he had considered gastric band surgery to shrink his stomach.

Instead, he went to a weight-loss ranch in California to film the reality show with 49 other contestants. On the finale earlier this week, he weighed in at 193 pounds to win the title and the $250,000 grand prize.

“It’s surreal. I’m on top of the world,” he told the AP. “It was such a long journey, probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. But it’s just so rewarding. I’m getting paid now for something I needed to do. You know, I needed to get healthy.”

Chopin, 36, was diagnosed with diabetes and other obesity-related problems while on “The Bigger Loser.”

“Everything fits great and I’m comfortable and I need to stay right here,” he said.

Chopin said he’ll continue to run Emma’s Delicatessen and will use his prize money to “pay some bills” – and maybe get a new car. Another plan is a long-delayed trip to Disneyworld with his wife and two daughters.

“I see a big guy somewhere and in my mind I’m not critical of him,” he said. “I’m more like, ‘I need to help this person.’ I like to help them, because I know what it’s like and how awful it feels to be obese. And I was morbidly obese.”

[Rob’s note] First, congratulations again Eric.  Well done.  If you’re looking for the best Fat Burning Solution out there, check out www.burnthefatbook.com by Tom Venuto

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