The Clever Cynic: Survivor Fiji: Yao Man the Cynic

I am willing to venture that Yao Man is now quite a bit more cynical following tonight's elimination. He was my odds on favorite to win, as I told in an earlier post. Where did he go wrong?

1. He trusted Dreams. Had Yao Man hung around here a while he wouldn't have trusted anyone. ;) I have to say that Dreams is the biggest backstabber in the history of reality television...and for WHAT? He also proved himself a total IDIOT by going back on his deal with Yao Man. HE HAD NOTHING TO GAIN....sigh. Did he honestly think that a single person would endorse such a totally-cold backstabbing move by giving him a vote? Well he did gain a reputation that will last a lifetime that his word isn't worth congratulations on your small victory there, Dreams. He also gained the reputation of being a total turd that will spit in the face of someone who did him the greatest kindness of his lifetime. (I have to admire Yao Man for wanting to share the stupid as his reasoning turned out to be in the long run.) On the bright side, Marsalis of Big Brother fame is probably chuckling that FINALLY someone did something more stupid than he did.

2. He trusted Earl. Yao Man was a sucker to give Earl the third, pinpointing clue to the immunity idol.

3. Yao Man exiled himself to an extra day of deprivation on exile island, to gain the immunity idol he foolishly gave to Earl...had he not, he might have proven stringy enough to outlast in the last challenge.

So basically Yao Man failed the mental game in all regards........(well nearly all he did gain a margin of respect for his generosity in giving the truck to someone who had no transportation). I hope Yao Man has a car, otherwise his ride is now the bus. ;)

I have to admit Yao Man was surprisingly physically tough .... kudos to Yao Man for that.

Despite all my estimation, Yao Man was the true winner...sadly he doesn't go home with the cash. I always hate to see the game won by a bunch of sneaks who coasted along on someone's coattails.

Well Yao Man, we have plenty of room for you here at The Clever Cynic now that you have had a GOOD dose of reality... you ought to fit right in. ;)

In the end he did ask Dreams if he had the gonads to stand up and face him. Maybe I can even teach Yao Man to say "balls" instead of "gonads".....hmm ... food for thought. I think being gypped out of a truck is grounds for saying "balls."

--The Clever Cynic,

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