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Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Casual Corner Episode 14


Shawn Swaney takes his final dive of the season into Casual Corner to check out the weird and wonderful comments of the Survivor Facebook page.

Well y’all it’s been a wild, and massively enjoyable, ride this season. The idea for Casual Corner was a running joke that came about a year ago and not something that I honestly ever saw coming to fruition. I’ve had a blast writing this feature all season and hope you’ve enjoyed it as well.

This season brought us political drama, an homage to oracle Pam Beesly (move over James Miller), poorly photoshopped pictures of Lucy’s terrible cast bio, horrible season ideas, even more pitiful attempts to spell “Michaela,” and enough Figgy slut-shamers to fill a Pawnee town forum.

The great thing is that this season’s version of Casual Corner is only the JV/semi-pro version compared to what will be produced during Survivor: Game Changers (which I can finally mention explicitly). I cannot wait to rip on FFSDT (Fan Favorite Sierra Dawn Thomas) and how Casuals will have no idea who she is, the thirst for Ozzy, and oh so much more during Season 34.

For now, we’ll finish this season in the same way we began – with Ken obsession, and then foray into things that are just too random to fit a theme.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the final edition of Casual Corner for Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

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Yes, this has become abundantly clear all season. Ken is very attractive.

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But does Ken want you? (or should I say, “u”?)

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People like you give mouthbreathers like me a bad rap.

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This comment basically summarizes about 4000 comments chronicling Ken’s prowess in all things.

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Despite losing, fans still showed their support for Ken. If I ever am lucky enough to play Survivor, praise the Lord that I’m only like a six, that way people won’t fawn over me like this. But how will all these Ken obsessives make it through life now that he is now off their screens? Winter hibernation? Intensive therapy?

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Oh, that’s how they’ll survive the Ken withdrawals. This is like the Survivor equivalent of summoning Beetlejuice.

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Aww, poor Steph. You know what will curb her hunger? A Filet Mignon Pizza from Gigi’s, of course!

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I can already tell that casuals spelling “Cirie” (even though they’ve had three seasons to practice) will be the next iteration of them spelling Michaela’s name (in)correctly.

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When they say, “looking for love in all of the wrong places,” I imagine this is the first place they think of.

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Personally, I prefer the phrase, “life is like a mason jar of douche bags.”

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How many more likable white men will it take for you to come to a conclusion finally?

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The scariest part of this: someone asked for SOUTH PACIFIC as a Christmas present!

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This is just a taste of the content you’ll be getting next season. It’s like the Casual Corner banner come to life.

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Poor Alex… If only the Four Horseman had stayed together, maybe this season would have been better.

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I’m not positive, but I think this is the Facebook equivalent of swiping right.

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This is literally the same person commenting about themselves. Talk about an identity crisis.

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Aww, how nice. I’m sure the midnight service at the local Probst-beteryian church was fantastic. I would be interested to see how this changes the typical manger scene.

And now….(insert drumroll) my last, favorite comment of Season 33!

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What’s more painful to see: The “Skupin sells all of his Survivor memorabilia on eBay to cover court costs” or “Phillip sounds off on random comments in an attempt to strive for relevance”?

The answer: both.

Thanks for reading, and who knows what kind of content the offseason could produce, so never say no to an offseason Casual Corner!


Shawn is 24 years old and lives in Virginia. After catching the first season by accident, Survivor has become his passion. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Shawn has worked in many different jobs, including college volleyball coach, bakery assistant, organic farmer, bartender, and non-profit assistant. Above all, he is eagerly waiting for the day he can play the game he has loved since he was 8 years old.



  • Andy Pfeiffer

    I can’t stand Ozzy because I find him to be an egotistical jackass. May I now incur the wrath of the casuals.

    Thanks for this feature, Shawn. Always nice to have the laughs 🙂

  • Alice

    YES I’m so excited for you to rip Sierra out