"Well, who knows, Ian? Maybe someday you'll get a surprise phone call,
and something will happen. But I think you're right to get on with
other things in your life. Sometimes we have to just let go. There
are certainly other benefits that have come and will come to you based
on your efforts. You've established yourself as a go-getter in a lot of people's minds."
"Don't give up, from one survivor fan to another one, I'd hate to see you denied your dream, and even
more so, I'd hate to see yet another person give up on theirs......you know what
happens when we stop trying...nothing. Good luck brother, I'll sign any
petition to help you get a shot."
"Just wanted to say that I was totally hoping you would get on Survivor.
I agree that it is unfair to not allow Canadian participants in the game.
(I'm sure they just know that you would have won, lol).
Anyway, I am sad that your quest is over, unfulfilled, but wish you the best of luck.
Your film was very well done & very funny- a nice way to end."
I Want to start off by saying that i think what you were doing was just amazing,
coming from a fellow Canadian and survivor fan. My advice would have been not
to give up ion your dream AND WIN THE MILLION FOR CANADA. Please don't give up,
Canada need more people like you to just go against it all, you'vegone two years
whats the point in giving up now?
"Brilliant!!! Watched the whole thing. I feel for you. If you had
moved to the U.S two years ago, you may have been a citizen by now...
and thus...on Survivor. My advice to you....never give up!!!"
"I'm so sorry that you have decided to throw in the buff and stop
trying to get on survivor, although on the other hand I understand.
One can only bang their head against the wall so many times before
it hurts and a few more times after that before one decides to stop."
"You gave it the good ole' college try."
"So i randomly stumbled across this video... and well i'm a little disappointed...
why you say? because if you were going to throw in the towel you should have
approx 2 years ago... if you've gone 2 years ya gotta keep going..."
"Great video man, I just wanted to tell you that I'm glad you fought
the good fight for two years... It really sucks that we can't be
part of what is probably the smartest reallity television show out
there. Anyways man thanks for furthering the cause, and you are
a true Canadian hero."
"Don't give up, from one survivor fan to another one, I'd hate to
see you denied your dream, and even more so, I'd hate to see yet
another person give up on theirs......you know what happens when
we stop trying.......nothing."
Rick McGinnis (Metro Vancouver)
"MacKenzie ended up with 4700 signatures on the petition he sent to CBS,
and got the endorsement of 18 former Survivor contestants, to no avail.
He's posted a wrty little farewell video on his website...that features...
many shots of himself looking forlorn on beaches in snow-covered parks.
He's claims he's moved on to new projects: this columnist hopes he's
trying to be the first Marxist to appear on The Apprentice, or the
first man to try and marry The Bachelor. The possibilities are
endless for this sort of thing."
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