Savage: it’s “a horrible reality that I’m the one who got pinched by” the twist.

Savage: it’s “a horrible reality that I’m the one who got pinched by” the twist.
The merged tribe on Survivor Pearl Islands voted Andrew Savage out last week, and he says, “Without that twist … I really had a good chance of getting to the end and winning the damn thing.” While he’s bitter about the return of the outcasts, he says Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are “brilliant at what they do and I welcome whatever they want to throw at me. Bring it on. It’s just a horrible reality that I’m the one who got pinched by it.” He also says it’s “hard to believe is that Jon is actually more obnoxious than you see on television.” Actually, that’s not hard to believe, considering “the asinine Virginia art consultant,” as the Sun-Times identifies him, refers to himself as Jonny Fairplay, for crying out loud.

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Dick Donato

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