Sidebar: I went to college in Ohio, the same state that contains Antioch College, famous primarily for a policy it adopted at some point that by reputation required people to explicitly ask permission every time they did anything of a sexual nature to another person. In theory, at least, it seemed to require a conversation along the lines of, "May I touch your breast?" "Why yes, you may touch my breast. May I unbuckle your belt?" At any rate, every time I see the word "mantioc," or especially type it, I giggle, because I envision some guy going, "Screw that policy, man. Antioch? They should see a real mantioc." And now, sadly, you will envision it, too.
Rob despairs that he apparently wound up with the spine of one of the teeny tiny fish in his food. Hee. Alex, meanwhile, interviews that Rob is no dummy, but that he's putting on a very effective buffoon routine for the rest of the tribe, which impresses Alex. I don't know about this. The last person who claimed to be trying that strategy was Big Brother 3's odious Josh, and it didn't work too well for him. Rob is no Josh, in terms of utter charmlessness, but I still say that at some point, the routine will get tired and he'll be ousted in a jif. Could be wrong, I suppose. Back at camp, Rob tells a long, stupid story that ends with a Viagra joke. No, I'm not repeating it. The guys watch him indulgently, but Alex and Roger exchange a bored "he's at it again" glance that's quite intriguing. Alex explains in an interview that he had been approached by Roger, who had rounded up Butch and Dave to vote out Daniel, but then he also was approached by Rob, who had Matthew and Daniel with him and wanted to vote out Roger. Now, the problem with this, of course, is that it didn't look from what we saw like Rob went to Alex about Roger. It looked like Alex suggested Roger to Rob, admittedly without mentioning names at first. It's interesting. Anyway, Alex finds himself the swing vote, which is just the way he likes it. But he grins in the interview, the dimples flash, and I don't hear any of the rest of it.