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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2006, 05:02:07 AM »
its all kind of crazy for what is going to end up being overall only a few weeks anyway.  And if you look at the normal tendency's of people we all kind of flock to live and work pretty close to where large groups of people who are the same ethnics as us anyway.


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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2006, 12:57:36 PM »
I really have no problem with this because I don't believe in ethninticty. Or however you spell it. I never really saw the point of sectioning people off into certain races do to where our ancestors lived and such.
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2006, 02:31:55 PM »
well they needed some way different to diivide them this time and they have tried everything else.  i dont care what they do to them i just enjoy the show and would watch no matterwhat

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2006, 03:15:51 AM »
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2006, 03:22:33 AM »
  :hearts:    A M E N ! !   :hearts:


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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2006, 09:15:40 AM »
hummmmm   her are a few more ways they could divide the tribes.

hair color (blonds would kick ass)

voting preference (rep, dem, lib)

region (north,south,east, west)

dog lovers vs cat lovers

geeks vs athletes


the possibilities are endless

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2006, 10:17:32 AM »
Blue eyes vs Brown eyes vs Green Eyes

Tall People vs Short people

Meat Eaters Vs Vegitarians.

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2006, 04:29:06 AM »
We should compile a list like you two just did..kc and TheCinera...and send it to the
NYC Officials!  As you said, kc, the possibilities are endless!  :jam:

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2006, 07:35:32 AM »
 Vegitarians-  indian word for bad hunter  :luvu:

sorry saw that on a tv while on vacation thought it was cute.  no offence to the vegitarians out there. 

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2006, 02:31:26 PM »
I'd love to help compile a list with you guys.  I've got more:

Supermodels vs Computer geeks
Coke vs Pepsi
Star Trek fans vs Star Wars Fans
Preps vs Goths vs Jocks vs Cheerleaders
Politicans vs Lawyers


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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2006, 03:09:53 PM »
Humans vs. Aliens lol I couldn't resist
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2006, 06:19:16 PM »
The whole point is that won't be a race issue. Each tribe will be voting one of "their own" out until a merge. I feel that it will be some kind of social experiment to see if race stays with race, or if it's who just likes who. At first glance it looks like a race issue, but it's really not. It just shows how everyone can get along no matter what the race is. I think it will win out in the end, and the sponsors that pulled out will regret it.
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2006, 09:28:14 PM »
I'm waiting for the gays against the breeders ...LOL
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2006, 10:13:00 PM »
That one should be controversial.
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2006, 12:43:14 AM »
Singapore newspaper :
FANS of Survivor, here's some bad news.

 
You may not be able to catch your favourite reality TV series on Channel 5 this season.

MediaCorp, which has shown the programme over the last six years, has decided to take a cautious wait-and-see approach to this season's instalment - Survivor: Cook Islands.

The reason? The show has attracted a firestorm of protest and outrage because of a change in its format.

For the first portion of the programme, the 20 contestants (above) competing for the US$1 million ($1.6m) prize will be divided into four tribes by race - whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians.

This is the first time the tribes are being separated according to race.

Previously, the groupings were usually random but contestants have been divided according to age and gender.

In the US, everyone from soapbox politicians to community leaders to pop culture pundits have called for a boycott of, as one newspaper wrote, the 'race wars'.

Several New York council members and activists have even demanded that CBS network cancel the show altogether, which is scheduled to start airing in the US on Thursday.

A MediaCorp spokesman told The New Paper in an e-mail statement that viewers here will not be able to catch the upcoming edition because it 'gives prominence to racial issues and racial sensitivities by dividing the contestants along racial lines'.

The New Paper learnt that the decision was made by MediaCorp's internal censors so as to avoid receiving potential complaints from members of the public.

The spokesman added: '(The show) has already drawn strong criticism in the US.

'As Singapore's national broadcaster, we need to treat issues of race, including racial stereotyping, with utmost sensitivity.

'Accordingly, Channel 5 will monitor the series' development (and how it's received in the US) before making a decision on the broadcast of Survivor: Cook Islands.'

Over the past six years, the series' 12 seasons - except for the inaugural instalment - have been telecast direct off satellite over Channel 5.

Naturally, Survivor fans here are disappointed.

Marketing manager Patrick Lim, 32, lamented that just when the 'boring' series is getting a 'refreshing twist', he won't get to watch it.

But he accepts MediaCorp's stance, adding: 'Arts Central faced complaints from people over religious sensitivities when it showed some The Da Vinci Code documentaries, even though most of us didn't think it was a big issue. So it's hard to tell who'll be up in arms over such things.'

Some Survivor fans The New Paper spoke to believe that for sensitivity, MediaCorp should give this season a miss.

Civil servant Charlene Chua, 23, said if it is aired, she probably wouldn't watch it.

'I think the show will only end up perpetuating stereotypes,' she said.

Mr J.D Morgan, a 34-year-old salesman, agreed, saying: 'This race skew is going to just fall back on stereotypes and that is going to be tragic. Right now the whole world is talking about unity and this TV show is dealing with segregation.'

However, Mr Tan PK, a 66-year-old retiree, feels that 'banning' the show is unnecessary.

Local audiences won't take it as seriously as the Americans because 'the races (whites, blacks and Hispanics) hardly exist in Singapore', he added.

He said: 'The topic is touchy but it's under control here.

'Singapore audiences are mature enough now. We shouldn't just focus on the race thing, but keep an open mind. We should treat it as a show, for its entertainment value.'

'SOCIAL EXPERIMENT' Ironically, Survivor has been criticised in the past for not casting enough minorities.

According to host Jeff Probst, this season's 'social experiment' celebrates ethnic pride and is supposed to silence the naysayers.

He also denied that the concept had caused several prominent sponsors, including General Motors, Home Depot, P&G, Coca-Cola and Campbell's Soup, to pull out.

He told The Boston Herald: 'A lot of people who have never seen Survivor have absolutely no idea what they're condemning, and are using this as a platform.

'I think if people give it a chance, they are going to be surprised at the results... I think you'll see a freshness.'

But is this freshness merely a front for boosting ratings?

As the market gets flooded with dozens of reality shows and the novelty for them diminishes, ethnicity seems to be the new low that the shows are exploiting to lure viewers.

Reality shows like the Emmy-winning The Amazing Race and America's Next Top Model are also playing up the race factor in their most recent seasons. (See report at right.)

Already, critics have blasted Survivor producers for using the race card to boost ratings for the flagging franchise.

Some Singaporeans like Mr Tan argue that there might be some educational merit behind Survivor: Cook Islands' gimmick.

'It may open our eyes to how different races behave with each other.'

He also insists that when the tribes eventually merge and get mixed up after a couple of episodes, race will not factor in the competition anymore.

Public relations consultant Dora Yip also hopes MediaCorp will reconsider its ruling, as it risks losing audiences to free video-sharing Internet services like YouTube if it is even a couple of episodes behind the US telecast.

Said the 30-year-old: 'I didn't like the concept initially because it seemed exploitative. But it could generate meaningful debate if they don't play up the stereotypes but debunk them instead'.

- Additional reporting by Sheela Narayanan

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/show/story/0,4136,113399,00.html

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2006, 10:19:26 AM »
I guess I'm the lone person that does have a problem with it. I do think they are crossing the line. But I also think they did it for exactly this reason. They wanted to create a controversy to get people to tune in. I didn't appreciate the ageism thing or sexism thing they've also done in the past.

I do think the show is growing stale and they're trying all these gimmicks to keep it going. I think instead of the gimmicks they need to pick people that will grab the viewers attentions. A lot of these shirtless reality hunks and stick thin chicks meld into your mind and you can't even remember their name afterwards.

In the past Survivor had some great characters like: Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Rudy, Rufus, etc. They need some more people like that.

They can divide the tribe up into birth signs, but unless the people on the show have personalities that will grab the viewers attention, what's the point?

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2006, 11:11:39 PM »
I think the spirit of this season is to celebrate the strength and agility of all races.  Especially to show that what it really boils down to is developing relationships and cooperation with others--no matter the race.  I think seasons past have shown that not one race is better than the other.  One thing I have noticed already, is that it is building a better appreciation for their own cultures and where they have come from.  (Example:  The asian Tribe thought Cao Boi was crazy, but developed a better respect for him after helping a fellow tribe member.  The african american tribe and hispanic tribe also noticed how rich their cultures were.)  It appeared that the caucasian tribe was a little taken back with how things were going.  I think all cultures should celebrate their heritage and this is one way that can draw attention to respecting each other and different cultures.  Good luck to all tribes on Survivor this season!! :tup:

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2006, 03:31:28 PM »
mabye we need a few less bueatiful people and more of the real life down to earth people. 

and i want to know how on a deserted island with susposedly supplies do they keep there teeth so white and shinny?  and there hair never looks unwashed or unkempt.  the guys do grow beards but how come the girls never get hairy armpits or legs?

and on the early shows when they mostly only had rashioned amounts of rice you could deffently see the people loosing weight but on the shows of late i havent noticed the drastic weightloss

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2006, 05:48:18 PM »
I agree. Some of the more interesting player have been real looking people. Like Twyla, who was a hoot.

Strangely enough those are usually the ones I root for more than the pretty people.

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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2006, 07:00:21 PM »
i would have really liked to see her stay around longer. she could have made it really inestering to watch later in the game.

I like that guy on the aisa team the one from vietnam helping the yul guy with his headache.  i think if he can stay around he will be interesting to watch.

I also liked bruce alot and wished that he hadnt gotten sick last season  they need to let him and mike from surivor africa have a second chance

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2006, 09:37:22 PM »
Michael was from Survivor Australian Outback not Survivor Africa.

And who knows maybe they did offer Michael and Bruce a second chance they just turned it down.

I agree if Cao Boi stays for a while he is going to be interesting to watch. I just don't think he is going to win though. To me he seems like the Rupert of Survivor Cook Islands
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2006, 10:33:25 PM »
they could divide them into virgins and sluts,that would be differant :lol3:

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2006, 11:10:05 PM »
Oh god. That would be very interesting to say the least. If I was the camera man I would keep the camera rolling and make some money on the internet.  ;D :lol3: jk. I am not an asshole
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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2006, 03:27:30 PM »
i think they should put the goodlooking guys with the ugly girls and the ugly guys with the ugly guys.

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Re: NYC to rally against Survivor: Cook Islands
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2006, 05:31:03 PM »
Wow. That is just mean. Poor goodlooking guys will go insane
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