Yes, exactly, Wolf. I note that you write "that much" and do not write "that require no editing" with regards to Flo. You'll get no argument from me that Flo was spotted as a Ms. Prissy Britches Spoiled Brat from a mile away by the TAR producers. I will beg to differ when someone contends that there is no "editing" [<--as in no way to edit in by omission and/or the possibility of Freudian editing], however.Very clear and well-thought out points, Howard!
Like others here, I believe that MB selects contestants depending on what type of character he wants on the show. If that contestant doesn't evolve as the character he expected them to, then MB steps in with his creative editing to give his "character" the feel he was looking for. Then there are some contestants that don't require that much editing...i.e..Flo in TAR3.
Jill, I didn't say Rudy was a scholar. I said he was a warrior ["hands on" in front of the front lines Navy Seal], which is a different thing altogether from being an everyday soldier. If the best warrior in one's special ops team has a thing for young men, or whatever, but he has saved/covered your butt on a number of occassions, I'd guess that one could overlook just about any indiscretions. In fact, I seem to recall Rudy making an allusion to Richard as being in control or the leader, if memory serves me. I have Survivor on tape somewhere... Ah Colleen, she was a real stunner during the middle episodes . Greg was cool, too: real Blue Lagoon, except for a tad too much ectomorphism and a superabundance of wit. I'm thinking Jenna might have all the makings of a mean Colleen, which has some allure of its own. Will let you know after next week's pictoral/pastoral bathing scene. The muddy water sucks. I hate the Amazon at ground level.