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Medical Marijuana comes to Survivor

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Yes, I was a short-lived, one-time fan of Survivor. In fact, the same year the show launched, I created a parody  for the 13th Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam wherein six contestants were placed on a houseboat and forced to eliminate strains of cannabis until only one was left. It was the first original video content offered on and a huge internet success. But I never expected Survivor to put a medical marijuana advocate and businessman on the show, so I was surprised when Denver’s Jim Rice appeared last night. Right away, they have pegged Rice a villain, along with Bad Russell’s nephew (both of whom are keeping secrets from their tribes). But while Russell Junior has serious personal issues held together by a rickety fundamentalist framework, Rice already showed himself invaluable in puzzle solving. I thought Dawn should have been voted off since she clearly doesn’t have the necessary survival skill-set. It was hilarious watching Semhar dazzle Ozzy with her poetry. After demanding top shooter status and failing miserably to score a basket, Semhar certainly deserved to go; and attacking Rice in front of the others made that a certainty. The Woody Allen character from Harvard Business School is great for comic relief but one wonders how long he can last. So far, Rice looks like a formidable player. Ozzy better watch his back.

(Hippies, by the way, have long had their own form of Survivor every summer: The National Rainbow Family Gathering, held in a different forest every July 1-7. I’ll never forget the time Jack Herer showed up at the Colorado gathering with a huge entourage and no camping gear.  I had to keep a bonfire going every night so they wouldn’t freeze. The Rainbow Gathering is free to attend and food  and medical care is free as well. It’s like a non-commercial alternative to Burning Man and provides a more family-friendly environment.)

Written by Steven Hager

September 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

Posted in Reviews

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  1. Right now it seems like WordPress is the top blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

    May 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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