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Relationships. Ethan Zohn has been in relationships with Jenna Morasca (2003 - 2013) and Corinne Kaplan.. About. Ethan Zohn is a 46 year old American Reality TV Contestant. Born on 12th November, 1973 in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA, he is famous for Survivor Africa and Survivor All-Stars. Longtime couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are ending their relationship. “It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship ... The couple started dating in 2013. He played professional soccer in the U.S. and Zimbabwe.Ethan Zohn’s husband is Lisa Heywood. )or 10 years before the pair split in February 2013. Ethan Zohn is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Africa. Let’s discover his Biography, Net Worth, Age, wife/partner, Family, Affairs, Measurements, Achievements ... Ethan Confesses: 'Yes, I am dating Jennifer Love Hewitt'. 'Survivor: Africa' winner Ethan Zohn announced on Howard Stern's radio show Monday morning that he and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt are dating. Ethan Zohn. Jenna Bowman and Sebastian Noel officially dating!While opening up about her experience on the show and time spent with Sebastian, a year-old fishing guide from Melbourne, FL, Jenna disclosed the couple are officially together and still going strong to this day. John Fincher and Parvati Shallow competed on different seasons of 'Survivor.' Instagram/pshallow Parvarti Shallow and John Fincher never played the game of 'Survivor' together, but they met through mutual friends from the show. 'I met John in the carpool on our way to play in Ethan Zohn's Grassroot Soccer charity game in LA in 2013,' Shallow told ET back in January of 2017. Ethan Zohn, is a former American professional soccer player, and a reality television series contestant who won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Africa, the third season of the reality TV series Survivor. He also appeared on the All-Stars edition of the show. See all Ethan Zohn's marriages, divorces, hookups, break ups, affairs, and dating relationships plus celebrity photos, latest Ethan Zohn news, gossip, and biography. Ethan Zohn is currently married to Lisa Heywood. He has been in three celebrity relationships averaging approximately 4.8 years each. His one marriage has lasted 4.1 years so far. A post shared by Ethan Zohn (@ethanzohn) on Aug 12, 2019 at 7:56am PDT A few years after ending things with Morasca, Zohn began dating New York City interior designer Lisa Heywood. Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca These two Survivor winners met during the finale of Survivor: The Amazon . They started dating in 2003 and were together for 10 years, even appearing on The Amazing Race .

My Africa Season Analysis/Character Rankings

2020.08.18 19:09 birdworld_ My Africa Season Analysis/Character Rankings

Welcome friends, I'm currently going through my first full rewatch of the entire series and thought it would fun to collect some of my thoughts after every season with some character rankings and season analysis.
Before we get into it, here are a couple notes:
Alright finally, let’s jump into Survivor Africa!
Season Overview
Often seen as the black sheep of the classic era, Africa is a season I find to be really underrated. The pre-merge is unique and filled with fun characters. The generation war in Samburu is one of my favorite pre-merge story lines. The following twist and downfall of the young Samburu's is so deliciously unfair and satisfying that it ties the pre-merge up as its own little story.
The post-merge is also interesting and very unique. The environment was very harsh in Africa, but it was different than in Australia. In Australia the environmental issues, like the loss of food and the flood, drove the action, whereas in Africa it halts the action. Thanks to their lack of food and their inability to leave camp, camp life scenes are pretty dull. We get a lot of scenes talking about Big Tom's boil, his stinky feet and other stuff that just feels like filler rather than interesting character development. Where Africa really shines is in it's rewards. Ethan and Lex's trip to barter goats in an African village, Brandon and Frank's movie date, Lex and Tom's safari, and Lex's trip to the AIDS hospital are all some of the best reward scenes the series has to offer. Overall, I really like Africa. I think the cast solid all around if not spectacular and the season manages to maintain momentum despite the lack proactive strategy. If this is one you've been avoiding, I'd say it's well worth a watch.
Cast Rankings/Analysis
Not Ranked: Silas Gaiher (12th)
Jessie Camacho (15th) - Jessie is a classic case of getting sick early and never being able to get their footing in the game. Jessie’s only lasting legacy to me is how disturbing her unbelievably chapped lips look.
Diane Ogden (16th) - I would probably argue that Diane Ogden plays about the worst three days of Survivor through this point in the series. On the hike in Diane not only gets the tribe lost while leading with the map, she also goes way too fast, separating herself from the tribe immediately. She then manages to cost Boran the immunity challenge, even passing out at the end, and then she gets caught up in the whole BeanGate fiasco. Diane was never going to last very long, and I can’t say I’m heartbroken that we didn’t see more of her.
Kim Powers (6th) - I don’t dislike Kim Powers, but the most I can say about her is that she’s sweet and seems like fun. She’s just kind of a less than exciting fourth member of the young Samburu alliance, and doesn’t really have much of an impact on any part of the season. I think her most memorable moment is turning on Brandon, but other than she’s a somewhat forgettable classic Survivor.
Carl Bilancione (14th) - Doctor Carl is memorable for two things - bragging about his money, and complaining about those damned lazy Gen X’ers… Yeah, not that exciting of a legacy. For me however, Carl is a rock solid character for such an early boot. He gives solid confessionals and he provides some early season conflict. Maybe it’s just me, but does his cadence remind anyone else of Penner? Ultimately, Carl has long been forgotten in Survivor history. I’m not saying he’s some amazing hidden gem of a character, but I think he was a perfectly fine pre-merge boot.
Frank Garrison (7th) - Frank used to be one of my least favorite players ever but he started to come around on me a little bit on this rewatch. He’s kind of like Walmart brand Rudy. Frank is maybe the most socially inept player we’ve ever seen, which leads to some very weird and funny moments. Like, he literally doesn’t know what brunch is - can you not use context clues Frank? Frank is still not one of my favorites, but once I stopped looking at him as a joyless drain on the season and more as a goofy side character, he got a lot easier to stomach.
Lindsey Richter (11th) - One of Survivor’s most fun forgotten villains, Lindsey very well may have been the main character in Africa’s pre-merge. If I could sum up Lindsey’s character in two words, it would be annoying and intense - two things that make an entertaining and wild Survivor villain. It seems like Lindsey’s emotions are always tuned to 100. She’s often terrifyingly hardcore, whether she’s in Silas’ face about an alliance with Frank or she’s going ballistic after getting votes at Tribal. While I’m sure she’s lovely in real life, Lindsey is unlikable, lazy and annoying on TV. She’s fun to root against, she doesn’t overstay her welcome and her downfall is about as satisfying as we’ve seen in the first three seasons of the show.
Clarence Black (10th) - It’s really a shame that Clarence was kind of DOA in Africa. After BeanGate, Clarence never really found his footing. Previously, I would’ve said that Clarence is one of the more underrated classic Survivors, but I think people have started to recognize how he really was a good character. The saga with the chickens is one of Survivor’s all time great comedic moments. He has a couple more really funny lines throughout the season as well. Clarence was a lot of fun to watch on TV, and it damn it sucks that he lost the game over a can of beans and a game of rock, paper, scissors.
Kelly Goldsmith (9th) - I know Kelly is a favorite among the internet community and I’m a big fan as well. She’s seemingly non-threatening and sweet in the early merge and becomes sassy and biting around episode five. Her brutally cold confessionals towards Lex and Frank along with her charm makes for a deadly combination. And her voting confessional against Lex is maybe one of the all-time greatest. What keeps her from being higher is that she really isn’t a huge presence in the season until the Lindsey episode, but when she comes into the spotlight, she definitely leaves her mark on the season.
Linda Spencer (13th) - To quote Brandon, “Linda has two very different sides. It’s like this sweet New England mom, and then this crazy woman.” I know I’m not alone in thinking this, but Linda is truly one of the most entertaining and memorable early boots in Survivor history. From her hypothesis that the “idol goddess didn’t want to live in a home of conflict,” to her constant musings about Mother Africa, Linda was truly one of a kind. The scene where Linda wakes up the young Samburu’s before the reward challenge in episode four is one of my favorites of the entire season. The level of passive-aggressiveness Linda exhibits is off the charts, and her half-hearted attempt to make up with Lindsey and give her a hug is truly one of the most awkward things I’ve ever seen (in the best way). However, Linda is not just some goofball. She’s very smart and surprisingly perceptive in confessional - and reading through her bio, Linda is truly an incredible human being. As far as fourth boots go, you’re hard pressed to beat Linda Spencer in my eyes.
Kim Johnson (2nd) - Kim Johnson catches a lot of flak for being boring, and yes, at times she is pretty boring. I have a soft spot for Mama Kim though, and she’s a character that I think gets massively underrated a lot of the time. Mama Kim’s redemption story from liability on Boran to badass beating the Boran big guns in the final immunity challenge is one that I think is underrated. She is also lowkey funny, sometimes by design, but more so unintentionally. She’s so verbose, serious, and strange in the way she words things that it makes me do a double take if I’m not paying attention close enough. I won’t sit here and tell you Mama Kim was a good player, she probably should’ve flipped on the boys at Final 6 and not taken the three biggest jury threats to the Final 4. I also won’t sit here and tell you she’s an iconic character, but I think it’s a shame that she gets forgotten when I think she adds something to the season.
Brandon Quinton (8th) - Brandon is a really interesting character in Africa. Sneakily, I think he plays a really great game pre-merge. He’s the voice of reason and the competent player in the extremely erratic young Samburu alliance. He’s adaptable, he tries to keep everyone on the same page while maintaining civility with the older Samburu alliance, and he has some biting, very funny confessionals the whole time. His game goes off the rails post-merge, as he flips on his original tribe for no real strategic purpose and gets voted out immediately after. Where’s it’s interesting is that Brandon basically sinks his own game not in the name #BIGMOVES, but in order to not align with Frank. “I wasn’t gonna align with Frank, they should’ve known better than that, and that’s pretty much my main motivation. I’d rather be out of here in three days than anyone say I had aligned myself with Frank.” Brandon is a gay man who is so adamantly against aligning with openly homophobic Frank that he literally sinks his own game for it. I know this isn’t every fan’s cup of tea and I understand why, but this sort of moral dilemma that transcends the game is something that fascinates me, and makes Survivor so much more than just a chess match.
Lex van den Berghe (3rd) - Lex is one of the most polarizing players to fans, and he’s one that I myself have a lot of mixed feelings about. For one, I think he stands out as a great guy, one of the most respected people among those who have met him. For me, he’s up there as one of the series’ best ever narrators. Think about how boring Africa would have been if Lex weren’t there to make everything sound interesting and poetic, and instead we had to lean on Ethan or Kim Johnson for confessionals. On the other hand, I find Lex to be an overwhelmingly frustrating, and sneakily bad, player. Episode nine, which should be titled “Lex Loses his Fucking Mind,” shows Lex with an unbelievable amount of paranoia and it really is frustrating to watch. Along with his personal paranoia driving votes that could have cost him the game much earlier, Lex’s insistence on telling people they are going to get voted out is so frustratingly bad, and it really should’ve backfired in his face. Despite this, Lex is clearly a good physical and social player, which carried him deep into the game. Lex is a mixed bag - but I think generally a really great Survivor character, and I respect the impact he had on this season too much to have him any lower.
“Big” Tom Buchanon (4th) - Old Big Tom is not Survivor Africa’s most dynamic player or smoothest narrator, but he’s one of the most fun characters we have from these early days of Survivor. In a season filled with a lot of suffering, Big Tom is a consistent source of a laugh. The “he’s a Jew, he won’t eat the ham!” scene at the auction, the drunk night at the reward with Lex and the barely decipherable ramblings and unique analogies are some of the series’ most memorable comedic moments. Big Tom drops just a little bit because he has a couple scenes that really rub me the wrong way - particularly the nature in which he yells at Clarence in episode one. Overall though, Big Tom plays the perfect comic relief to the more serious tone of the other key players in Africa, and there’s a reason he was up there with some of the early days’ most popular players.
Ethan Zohn (1st) - Ethan is one of the few players that I think embodies the perfect triple-threat. He’s very likable and good socially, good physically, and solid strategically. He’s also not overly threatening in any facet making him a good bet to go far in any circumstance (of course, returnee seasons are a totally different beast). Ethan is one of the best people to ever play Survivor and one of the easiest to root for. His game is good, but it’s not really inspiring, him taking a backseat to Lex is good strategy, but not the most exhilarating TV. I still love Ethan though, and understand why he was one of the most beloved winners at the time.
Teresa “T-Bird” Cooper (5th) - I know this isn’t a controversial take, but how can you not love T-Bird? Truly one of the most genuinely kind and likable Survivor’s of all time, T-Bird is just an absolute beam of joy from start to finish. Her rendition of “Tomorrow” during the merge immunity challenge is an iconic moment along with the classic auction line - “Good enough to make you wanna slap your mama.” I was also pleasantly surprised by how hard she was playing the game post-merge. T-Bird is constantly trying to flip the script on Lex, but whether she’s met with hesitation from the other Boran’s or a rogue Brandon Quinton it never quite works out. T-Bird is an icon, and this latest rewatch made me even more upset that she didn’t make Second Chances and I’ve only had 5 years to get over it.
In case you missed it, here are my previous posts:
The Australian Outback
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2020.07.06 21:18 Why_am_I_not_studyin My Thoughts on the First Ten Seasons

My first memory of survivor is the Palau final immunity challenge. Before this quarantine, I had never seen any of these seasons, and so with nothing better to do, I decided to start watching the series in order from the first season. I'm sure absolutely nobody else had this exact same idea.
Put simply I really enjoyed these seasons, I liked the focus on characters, and how emotional everyone gets. Something about betrayals being taken so personally adds to the game for me. I'm going to be ranking the season based on my enjoyment, and then giving my top 25 favourite characters from these seasons. I think my opinion holds weight and is worth listening to because I have a laptop and access to the internet and I am unemployed, so yeah let's get this started. Warning, it's way longer than it needs to be.
Ranking the First Ten Seasons of Survivor From Worst to Best
Top 25 Characters
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2020.06.14 04:46 ProcrastinatingVerse My Personal Assessment of Probability of Winners at War Castaways Returning

A lot of people are saying that the majority of the Winners at War cast are not going to play again, so I thought I'd give my opinion on the probability (a % score) of each castaway returning for a future season, combining primarily their willingness to return with the likelihood of production wanting them back.

Amber Mariano - 0%

She came back because it was S40 and All Winners, plus Rob was going out there which gave a further incentive. In the end, her game was just about propping up Rob to win it for her family. If a Mariano plays again, that isn't her offspring, it'll be Rob as frankly he's better at it and has a more exciting status as a legend of the game. Was great to see Amber play again and was a shame it was so brief in the actual game, but this is it for Amber's time on Survivor.

Danni Boatwright - 85%

For someone who placed as poorly as Danni did (and received one of the worst edits of the cast), you'd think Danni's time would be over. But Danni is 100% up for playing again (and remember 10 years ago, she said she'd only come back for all winners) and was described as a get by Probst, it's clear that he likes her a lot and would want her back. Given the edit she had this season, and the prominence of others in the cast, I had to knock her back from 100%, but I would not rule out a 3rd outing for Danni, especially if they ever did an Unfinished Business season.

Ethan Zohn - 0%

I know we all love the guy, but he's had his day. He's been telling Survivor to lose his number. And it's just a miracle we got him out again. Physically he had a moment of exhaustion (I believe in an endurance challenge, he could've had a similar incident to Lauren in EoE) which led to medical checking on him. Ethan's story has come full circle and he leaves the game as he started, a fan favourite loved by all, that we all want to be.

Rob Mariano - 5%

It took a lot to get him out there this season, his farewell to production after appearing on Survivor for 188 days (36 of which he was mentoring, not playing) was a Swan song and he has stated that this is his last season playing....BUT in the EW video he follows up that announcement to say, "I've only said that like 5 other times so take it for what it's worth". He knows that there's always a chance he'll play again. I could see Rob playing again in S50 or S60. It will likely be a Legends season of some kind. But who knows when that will come. So until then, he's out of operation.

Sandra Diaz-Twine - 60%

Very high for someone who said they were retiring after this season, amirite? Yet she joked on Instagram that she was gonna play in S50 and "can never say no to Probst". This is freakin Sandra. I always knew after how this season played out, her ego would not let her retire this way. If her next game ends in the way she wants, then she'll retire. But Sandra ain't going out like this. If she is getting urges to play again, and production will always welcome Sandra with open arms, expect an inevitable Sandra 5.0.

Parvati Shallow - 15%

Lately Parv has been saying this is it, but I don't think it is. 1. Her final outing will be her worst performance to date, something which it's known that she is not that happy with. 2. She has already wavered in the past on playing again ("You can never really say never as you always end up wanting to go back for more"). 3. The only thing which stopped her from playing again was really her newborn. If her daughter gets older, she'll find it easier to play again. And 4. Her HvV experience was not a positive one, this was much more so. That more positive outcome will make her more open to playing again. Production will have Parv back in a heartbeat, so it comes down to her. It may be unlikely, but for stated reasons, I'm not ruling it out, especially for a Legends season.

Yul Kwon - 20%

He doesn't have as much game fatigue as the "Idols of Survivor" . But it was a shock he played again. And plus Yul is getting older so I don't know about Yul. He might go for a 3rd time for a Legends season, and I know production love him which helps. I just don't know if Yul wants to go again.

Wendell Holland - 90%

Loved by production is a big bonus, and I'm sure the reasonable majority of fans would be welcome to see him play again. Although he's "full up on Survivor for now", he has also said "the marathon continues". I think a Wendell 3.0 is inevitable.

Adam Klein - 100%

Adam was a great character this season. He loves the game, the fans and production love him. He's young and not fatigued. Adam WILL be back.

Tyson Apostol - 95%

"They'll just call me every few years and I'll say yes". This is a Survivor legend who is up for playing again. Even if we wait a while, I'd be very shocked if Tyson doesn't join the 5 timers club.

Sophie Clarke - 100%

Perhaps not a forefront of the cast for Probst, but fans have warmed up to her, hardcores loooove her. Players have immense respect for her. And I think she'd definitely say yes for another go as the desire is within her. Sophie will most likely play again.

Kim Spradlin Wolfe - 25%

I could see Kim wanting to play again after a period of cool down. I put her in a position where by, it'll be when the time feels right for her and if it's the appropriate season. Though Kim isn't a rule out for me, she's not rushing to play again and I don't see it happening for a while.

Jeremy Collins - 10%

Sorry folks but he's out. I think he'll have more persuasion to return than Rob, due to him not having played as many times, but it'll only be for milestone seasons. It sucks because Jeremy is incredibly popular with all fans and production, but when someone feels like they don't need to play again and has expressed adamantly that they're good ending it here, odds are, they won't come back.

Nick Wilson - 100%

Nick's a young face, another popular player with all fans, and someone else liked by production. If they want reps from S40 he's an easy call and I foresee Nick getting a 3rd chance in the future, of which he'll say yes to.

Denise Stapley - 45%

Denise is a tricky one. Being the Queenslayer has rocketed her popularity and notability, but I don't feel like she had as much fun this time. Players were harder on her, fans were brutal and production may go for other WaW players above her. But IIRC, Denise is another "give me enough time and I'll play again" winner (may need someone to fact check this) so I won't rule it out. I think Denise has reason to play once more (more unfinished business), it comes down to both production and herself.

Ben Driebergen - 50%

This is a real 50/50. I put Ben this high because production ADORE Ben. Probst says he's his favourite winner (which is logically inept and typical of Probst's hard on for BIG MOVEZ/IDOL PLAYZ). Ben knows this. But Ben also knows that fans are polarised on him, with you either loving or hating his style of play. In addition, players have little respect for Ben as a player, so that won't have him rushing back. I think it will come down to if Ben wants to play again. Seeing how he essentially resigned at the final 5, right now I'd say no. But I could also see things changing down the line, and if they do and he's up for it, brave yourselves for Ben 3.0. Hence why I'm putting him right at 50%.

Sarah Lacina - 55%

Yet another player popular with production (pretty much no one here isn't popular with production), Sarah is another mystery. She's a great player and someone who was at her peak this season. She doesn't seem to feel as bad coming out of this as she did Game Changers. They add up for a yes. But I think Sarah could say no due to the fact that fans constantly bite at her for being boring (which tbh, who cares). But also, I think she resents that players don't give her the credit she thinks she deserves. It's a toss-up on Sarah, but I definitely think she'll be asked to play again, and will likely come down to how she feels in the moment.

Michele Fitzgerald - 100%

Lock for 3rd Time. 2 time finalist. Fan Favourite. Nuff Said.

Natalie Anderson - 100%

Edge Queen has a great narrative going for a 3rd time. Nat's style of play is always popular, and rumour has it production have her top billed for a 3rd time. I see her coming back (and I'm all for it!)

Tony Vlachos - 40%

Alas, the winner of Winners. I think Tony will be more willing due to how successful this season was for him. And if the Queen came back after HvV, why can't the King? Of course, I don't think Tony has the same mileage as Sandra, and he has 2 young children. Plus as a cop, he might not have an easy time being able to drop it all for Survivor. Tony may be another "only for Legends season" player, or if asked and he's up to it, he could go out again.
Ultimately, I don't like to rule anybody out unless I think it's unrealistic to suggest otherwise, as people can have changes of heart. So to recap:
Never playing again: Amber, Ethan.
Depends on the Season: Rob, Jeremy, Parvati, Yul, Kim, Tony (*)
If they're up to it: Tony (*), Denise, Ben, Sarah, Sandra ()
If Production Says yes: Danni
They'll be back: Sandra (*), Tyson, Adam, Wendell, Sophie, Natalie, Michele, Nick
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2020.02.15 16:53 P8D8 The Survivor Bachelor Round 2 [SubReddit Game]

Welcome to the second round of the survivor Bachelor!
Yesterday, we asked you judges to eliminate one bachelor.. and the first person voted out is....
Ben Driebergen
Now, we’re taking a different approach, today now the question is. Who IS your boyfriend!
Good Luck Judges, tomorrow the person with the LEAST votes is gonna be eliminated
Vote Here ^ GOOOOD LUCK Keep in Mind, you can date:
Adam Klein
Ethan Zohn
Jeremy Collins
Nick Wilson
Boston Rob
Tony Vlachos
Tyson Apostol
Wendell Holland
Yul Kwon
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2020.02.02 12:32 SchizoidGod The /r/survivor All-Winners Survivor: ROUND 33 (THE FINAL 6!!!)

Welcome to the THIRTY-THIRD round of the official All-Winners Survivor!
Last round had probably the biggest range of targets of any vote we’ve had here. At least 4 people were looked at as potential vote outs, but one got a clear majority - and it wasn’t the person I was expecting at all. Tom Westman, winner of Survivor: Palau, is one of the most unique winners in Survivor history. A true alpha male, he dominated the other tribe and then his own without even having to lift a finger. He had such an interesting character and is my single favourite instance of a ‘hero’ in Survivor history - and probably the most complex one to date. Such a shame he couldn’t be on S40.
THE FINAL 6! THE FINALE! Those are words that I never thought I’d be typing out. What’s most interesting to me is that none of the winners left are Parvatis, Sandras, Robs or Richards. They’re all slightly more UTR. This has played out EXACTLY like a real Survivor game - the very top and the very bottom of the winner spectrum have all been taken out, and what we’re left with here are people that aren’t quite considered legends (alright, except Tina), but are maybe - just maybe - better than everyone else. Vote a winner OUT!
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2019.12.31 01:33 touch_my_tra-la-la S40 Birthdays + All Winners + Interesting Facts

Because you all seem to care so much when I make astrological contributions (/s) I’ve decided to compile all winners and do a couple statistics based on my results.
In astrological order (Aries-Pisces) here are the 20 Winners at War:
Natalie Anderson- April 11th, 1986
Jeremy Collins- April 16th, 1978
Michele Fitzgerald- May 5th, 1990
Nick Wilson- June 11th, 1990
Tyson Apostol- June 17th, 1979
Sarah Lacina- July 9th, 1984
Sophie Clarke- July 10th, 1989
Danni Boatwright- July 13th, 1975
Sandra Diaz-Twine- July 30th, 1974
Amber Mariano- August 11th, 1978
Tony Vlachos- September 10th, 1973
Parvati Shallow- September 21st, 1982
Ethan Zohn- November 12th, 1973
Rob Mariano- December 25th, 1975
Denise Stapley- January 1st, 1971
Ben Driebergen- January 1st, 1983
Adam Klein- January 15th, 1991
Kim Spradlin- January 30th, 1983
Yul Kwon- February 14th, 1975
Wendell Holland- March 8th, 1984
Aries: 2 Taurus: 1 Gemini: 2 Cancer: 3 Leo: 2 Virgo: 2 Libra 0 (or 1, Parvati is exactly on the Virgo/Libra cusp) Scorpio: 1 Sagittarius: 0 Capricorn: 4 Aquarius: 2 Pisces: 1
And just for the hell of it, since I was already on the winners list, here are the remaining winners not on season 40: Richard Hatch- April 8th, 1961 Earl Cole- April 9th, 1971 Natalie White- April 22nd, 1983 Fabio Birza- June 12th, 1989 JT Thomas- June 23rd, 1984 Mike Holloway- July 25th, 1976 Chris Daugherty- August 29th, 1970 Aras Baskauskas September 26th, 1981 Chris Underwood- October 6th, 1992 Tommy Sheehan- October 26th, 1992 Vecepia Towrey- December 9th, 1965 Tina Wesson- December 26th, 1960 Tom Westman- January 4th, 1964 John Cochran- January 17th, 1987 Todd Herzog January 29th, 1985 Jenna Morasca- February 15th, 1981 Bob Crowley- February 25th, 1951 Brian Heidik- March 9th, 1968
Overall, we have: 4 Aries 2 Taurans 3 Geminis 3 Cancers 3 Leos (4, if you count Sandra’s second win) 3 Virgos 1 Libra 2 Scorpios 1 Sagittarius 7 Capricorns 4 Aquarians 3 Pisces
Capricorn’s account for 17% of all winners, almost doubling the second/third runners up in Aries and Aquarius tied with 10% each. There are more Capricorn’s on season 40 than any other sign, and if one of the four playing (Adam, Rob, Ben, and Denise) wins again, Capricorn’s will account for 1/5th, or 20% of winners.
Other fun facts: Tommy is the youngest person on the winner’s list (not the youngest person to win the game) who is only 20 days younger than Chris Underwood, who won the season right before his. The oldest is Bob Crowley, who has 9 years on Tina Wesson, the second oldest winner.
Both Ben and Denise are born on January 1st. According to this article, January 1st, December 25th, December 24th, and July 4th are the least common birthdays of the year, making it very interesting that 3 of our 20 WaW fall under these dates! For anyone interested in a full ranking of common birth dates, you’re welcome !
Boston Rob is December 25th while Tina is December 26th, Todd is January 29th while Kim is January 30th, Yul is February 14th while Jenna is February 15th, Wendell is March 8th while Brian is March 9th, Hatch is April 8th while Earl is April 9th, Nick is June 11th while Fabio is June 12th, and Sarah is July 9th while Sophie is July 10th. Those are a lot of back-to-back birthdays, accounting for 14/39 winners, or 35.8%.
If there’s anything I missed, or any other interesting birthday/sign facts, please let me know and I’ll keep adding to this! Thanks
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2019.05.22 04:06 1stswordofbraavos Season 40 In Depth Winner Profile #1

With today supposedly being day 1 for season 40 I've decided to each day do a deep dive into how each winner is set up going into this season. I will be looking into their reputation, the style of game we have seen them play so far and finally some speculation into the relationships they might have with some of the winners.
I will be using this post by turtle494 when referencing who is following who on social media.
Winner Profile 1: Ethan Zohn (3,8)
Ethan Zohn is the classic old school survivor player. Ethan won the game by making an alliance with his starting tribe and sticking with it all the way to the end. His brand is definitely trustworthiness. We got to see him plotting and scheming a little more in All-Stars with the target on his back but Ethan's legacy in Survivor is of the ultimate nice guy that everyone was happy to see win.
The game that Ethan won in Africa is very different than the Survivor we see today and it will be very interesting to see how Ethan adapts to the modern game. Ethan and Amber are the only two members of this cast to have never played in a season with hidden immunity idols.
S40 Cast Connections
Ethan and Amber briefly dated some time before All-Stars. This was long enough ago that I doubt either really cares anymore but it is interesting.
Ethan and Rob both played on All-Stars but were never on the same tribe. They likely know each other decently well as many old school players saw a lot of each other at events back then. Rob called him pretty boy during a challenge on all-stars. Neither follows the other on social media. Not sure if they would work together or not but there could be an old school alliance.
April 13, 2016 Ethan attended the New York live Know-It-Alls where Natalie Anderson and Jeremy Collins were both in attendance so they have at least met.
Adam, Jeremy, Michele, Natalie and Parvati are the only cast members that he follows on twitter.
I believe Paravti and Jenna were friends at some point so maybe when he and Jenna were together they met.
He and Adam have the cancer connection.
Does anyone else know any other connections Ethan might have to the other players?
How do you guys think Ethan will do?
Edit: Parvati attended Ethan's wedding as seen in this post. Thanks to InternationalLeague for the info.
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2019.05.09 21:05 SolarStatue Winners Facts: Africa

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2017.09.29 21:09 MattyHdot TIL Corinne and Ethan dated before she was on Survivor

Kaplan: You want to know a secret?
Holmes: Always.
Kaplan: My ex-boyfriend is Ethan Zohn, I dated him about ten years ago.
Holmes: Really?
Kaplan: Yes, it’s not a very well-known fact. We dated for a long time and I’m still close friends with him to this day. And before I went to play he said, “Get somebody you need, and somebody who needs you.”
Holmes: I like that, it insulates you on both sides.
Kaplan: And Ethan won.
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2017.07.02 18:26 feedreddit THE PRESIDENT posts a video of himself pummeling a man with CNN logo on his face -- CNN: ‘We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his’ -- SASSE punts on '20

THE PRESIDENT posts a video of himself pummeling a man with CNN logo on his face -- CNN: ‘We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his’ -- SASSE punts on '20
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES tweeted a 28-second video of himself punching someone whose face is covered by the CNN logo. The altered video is from one of his appearances 10 years ago on WWE.
THE TWEET -- THE PRESIDENT at 9:21 a.m.: “#FraudNewsCNN #FNN”
LET’S BE CLEAR -- The president has just sent his 33 million followers a video of himself pummeling a man covered by the CNN logo. CNN anchors and reporters -- indeed, anchors and reporters from many media outlets -- have been threatened and harassed. The president tweeted this message from the comfort of his summer golf home in New Jersey, surrounded by Secret Service. Meanwhile journalists are in the field, across the country and the world.
THE WHITE HOUSE keeps telling us the president wants to talk about policy, but the media doesn’t want to cover it. Since June 30, the president has tweeted once about health care -- and it was to suggest a new strategy for Republicans. He has tweeted eight times about the media.
CNN’s FIERY RESPONSE: “It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”
THE WHITE HOUSE did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the tweet.
FROM A D.C. REPUBLICAN: “Lord almighty. It seriously gets worse every day.”
-- @NancyPelosi: “Violence & violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. This #July4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy”.
TOM BOSSERT, the president’s homeland security adviser, walked onto Martha Raddatz’s set on ABC’s “This Week” just moments after the tweet posted. Jake showed him the video on his iPhone just as he was walking out of the green room. Raddatz asked him for his reaction on set. “There’s a lot of cable news shows that reach directly into hundreds of thousands of viewers that are really not very fair to the president. So I’m very proud of the president for developing a Twitter and social media platform where he can talk directly to the American people.” He said Trump is the most “genuine president” and “non-politician president” in our time. “No one would perceive that as a threat,” Bossert said.
BUZZFEED: “The edited version of the clip has circulated on Reddit’s The_Donald -- which has become a hub for followers of alt-right, far-right, and Trump supporters -- over the last few days prior to the President tweeting it. It is not clear how the president became aware of the clip.”
-- REMEMBER: A few weeks ago, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot and he now lays in a Washington hospital recovering. The president, at that time, called for the country to unify. He was roundly praised. Republicans and Democrats said it was time to ratchet down the political rhetoric.
ANA NAVARRO, on “This Week”: “It is an incitement to violence. He is going to get somebody killed in the media. Maybe that will stop him.”
KEEP IN MIND -- Ben Jacobs, a reporter from The Guardian, was recently bodyslammed by a congressional candidate.
BY THE WAY … The man whose face is covered up appears to be Vince McMahon, the husband of Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon. See the original clip from 10 years ago
-- BARACK OBAMA in Jakarta, Indonesia, per the AP: “‘I wasn’t worried about what was in the newspapers today,’ former President Barack Obama said Saturday during a nostalgic visit to Indonesia's capital, his childhood home. ‘What I was worried about was, ‘What are they going to write about me 20 years from now when I look back?’”
-- MITCH MCCONNELL, per the AP, in Kentucky: “‘If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!’ Trump wrote early Friday. Later that day, McConnell told reporters after an event in his home state of Kentucky that the health bill was challenging but ‘we are going to stick with that path.’ He added: ‘It’s not easy making America great again, is it?’”
PRESIDENT TRUMP at the “Celebrate Freedom” rally honoring veterans last night at the Kennedy Center: “My administration is transferring power outside of Washington and returning it to where it belongs, the people. The fake media is trying to silence us but we will not let them. The people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not. … “The fact is the press destroyed themselves because they went too far. Instead of being subtle and smart, they used the hatchet and the people saw it right from the beginning. ... The dishonest media will not stop us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of the American people. Their agenda is not your agenda.”
-- DESPITE THE BLUSTER, we’d venture to say President Trump has given nearly as many interviews to the New York Times and Washington Post since winning the presidency in November than Barack Obama did in eight years. Right?
-- @maggieNYT: “POTUS used July 4 vets event to attack the press/first amendment: ‘The fact is the press destroyed themselves because they went too far.’”
-- QUICK NOTE: Imagine if Barack Obama used a veterans event to attack the press.
THE NEW WALL STREET JOURNAL -- SAM WALKER, the deputy enterprise editor at the WSJ (@samwalkers): “Are WH attacks on TV media ‘news’? I dunno... These @shaneharris scoops definitely are:
FOR POSTERITY [email protected] at 3:41 p.m.: “My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!”
IVANKA WATCH -- “When Dad’s the president -- a look inside Ivanka Trump’s complicated world,” by WaPo’s Monica Hesse and Krissah Thompson: “Ivanka Trump’s office: clean, white, quiet. A zone of punctual start times and promptly-offered water bottles, and a conference table at which she conducts meetings. A short, winding walk away from her father’s Oval Office downstairs. She does not necessarily appreciate daily schedules. Neither does her father. When Ivanka needs to see the president, she stops by. When he needs to see her, he calls. When he wants her opinion, he asks for it and she gives it, but without expectation that it will be followed.She sees her role as not to persuade, but to inform and support ...
“Anyone who has invested in her the ability to change her father clearly doesn’t understand the dynamic that has always governed their relationship and also the dynamic of a president and his staff. After all, she works for him. ... When she disagrees with her dad, she asks herself whether the issue was a campaign promise or not. If it was, she readily suppresses her own wishes. She believes that doing otherwise would undermine what the American people voted for. She asks herself why her opinion is more right than the 46 percent of the country who put her father in office.”
NOTHING TO SEE HERE -- “With health bill looming, senators aren’t rushing into the July Fourth spotlight,” by WaPo’s Paul Kane: “Sen. Susan Collins will celebrate the Fourth of July within view of the Canadian border, at a remote northeastern Maine town’s annual parade. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will appear on the other end of the continent in an old timber town on an isolated Alaskan island. These two Republican senators, critical swing votes in the debate over health-care legislation, are not exactly rushing into the public spotlight to engage their constituents on the controversial plan and their own decision-making about the proposal.
“Then again, at least they have released information about where they will be. That’s more than most Senate Republicans have done at the start of a 10-day break wrapped around the nation’s Independence Day celebration. This creates the belief among liberal activists that Republicans are trying to hide, which in turn primes every public moment to become that much more confrontational.”
-- W.H. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR MARC SHORT ON TIMING, to JOHN ROBERTS on “Fox News Sunday”: “Well, look, we’ve gone through a long process in the House and got it completed and passed in the House. We now are in the Senate where there’s been obviously a lot of procedural delays in this process. We are at the point of scoring two separate bills throughout the course of this recess this week. So, we hope that we come back the week after recess, we'll have a vote.”
WHAT BRAD PARSCALE IS READING -- “Pro-Trump Twitter operatives market paid tweets,” by Shawn Musgrave: “From the moment he declared his candidacy, President Trump commanded legions of online followers. Now, having helped win the White House, factions of self-made social media operatives are redirecting their skills and infrastructure to promote other candidates nationwide. Some are even vying to spin their experiences from the presidential race into new business models, seeking to promote other candidates by paying pro-Trump Twitter users to tweet and retweet scripted messages. Pro-Trump tweeters say they deserve at least partial credit for defeating Hillary Clinton, as well as for the string of Republican victories in recent special elections. A handful are pursuing paid gigs from aspiring conservative politicians, pitching their organized -- and often secretive -- follower networks to ‘America First’ candidates willing to pay.
“It’s an unproven concept, one viewed with skepticism from established campaign veterans and with varying levels of disdain from those who tweet Trump’s virtues for free. After all, Twitter derives its power from authentic, grass-roots messaging. But pay-to-tweet enthusiasts say they’re selling the future of social media strategy, and that candidates won’t have any choice but to pay.”
MAUREEN DOWD in the NYT: “Cruella de Trump”: “The 71-year-old president’s pathological inability to let go of slights; his strongman reflex to be the aggressor and bite back like a cornered animal, without regard for societal norms; his lack of self-awareness about the power he commands and the proportionality of his responses; his grotesque hunger for flattery and taste for Tony Soprano tactics; his Pravda partnership with David Pecker, the head honcho at The National Enquirer, which has been giving Trump the Il Duce treatment while sliming his political opponents, the ‘Morning Joe’ anchors and Megyn Kelly -- these are all matters that should alarm men and women equally.
“Trump has moved his shallow kiddie wading pool of gossip and ridicule from Trump Tower to the White House, where it is so outlandishly out of place that it often feels like we have a Page Six reporter as our president. … Before he got to D.C., Trump was used to media that could be bought, sold and bartered with. He is not built for this hostile environment and it shows in his deteriorating psychological state. Even though he’s in the safest space of all, he’s not in a safe space.”
THE WHITE HOUSE appears to be putting more of their aides on television to talk about the president’s agenda. They had Tom Bossert, the president’s homeland security adviser, on ABC and Marc Short, the president’s legislative affairs director, on Fox. The Trump administration has had no one on the Sunday shows on many occasions. A few weeks ago, Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow went on the shows.
SUNDAY BEST -- HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE to NBC’S CHUCK TODD on “MEET THE PRESS” -- TODD: “I’m just asking you as a father. If your son tweeted about a woman like that, what would you say to him?” PRICE: “Chuck, you know, this is really remarkable. You’ve got incredible challenges across this nation, incredible challenges around the world. The challenge that I've been given is to address the health care issues. And your program, a program with the incredible history of Meet the Press, and that’s what you want to talk about?” TODD: “I don’t.” PRICE:“Let me suggest to you that the American people want to talk about the challenges.”
TODD: “Mr. Secretary, I don’t. Mr. Secretary, with all due respect, you’re blaming me for what the president of the United States has spent his entire week focused on?” PRICE: “No. Listen to me, with all due respect. The American people are concerned about a health care system that is not providing choices, where premiums are going up, where insurance companies are vacating markets all across this land. And that’s what they want us to concentrate on. And that’s what they want us to fix. And that’s what I and the president are working on.”
-- CANCEL AUGUST RECESS: “Let's bring everybody into the room. Let’s do this full-time 18 hours a day, six days a week. Let’s cancel the August state work period, and let’s do it in full public view and have hearings and get to work on something that works better than Obamacare. We pledged that, and the American people deserve that.”
-- NO ANSWER ABOUT A 2020 CHALLENGE TO TRUMP: TAPPER: “So, senator, you're not taking that advice. In fact, you’re going to be crossing the Missouri on Friday, going to Iowa and speaking at the Judge Joseph Story Dinner. Is there any chance that you will challenge President Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020?”
SASSE: “Well, first of all, let’s be clear why I’m going to be in Iowa this weekend. I don’t want to admit it anywhere, let alone on national TV, but Nebraska lost to Iowa last year in a football game, and I lost a bet. So, I have to drive Uber in Iowa next weekend. So, that’s the reason I’m going to be in Iowa. It’s about Hawkeyes and Huskers’ bloodletting on the football field and the aftermath of that. But I don’t know who that guy is in your segment, but here’s what I believe.
“I believe that, on the Fourth of July weekend, we ought to have every kid in America having their moms and dads and aunts and uncles and grandmas and grandpas getting together and saying, we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they’re endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“That’s what America is about. It’s not about Republicans and Democrats who have important differences on policy screaming at each other that the other side wants to kill somebody. Politics are subordinate to the things that are supposed to unite Americans. And this is a weekend that we should be celebrating all that.”
JOHN ROBERTS talks with SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.VA.) on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” -- “Manchin: Dems want to work with Trump on health care,” by Connor O’Brien: “Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said members of his party are willing to work with Republicans and President Donald Trump to find a bipartisan solution on health care. ... ‘I want him to know there are Democrats that want to work with him,’ Manchin said. ‘But right now, they can’t even repeal it. They can’t get 50 votes to repeal it because somebody’s getting hurt more than what they’re willing to sign on to.’ ‘Look at some of us. Work with us Democrats who are willing to meet you in the middle, who have always been willing to meet you in the middle,’ Manchin said.”
JOHN DICKERSON talks with SEN. MIKE LEE (R-UTAH) on CBS's "FACE THE NATION: DICKERSON: "If Republicans can't agree on a replacement option at the moment why would they be able to agree on one in the future?" LEE: "Well, if we adopted a measure, if we passed a measure repealing Obamacare, and put a delayed implementation measure in there. With the understanding that at that point after passing the repeal measure we would undertake the step by step process of deciding what comes next. I think it's easier, sometimes when you lump too many things into one piece of legislation, you doom its likelihood of success and I fear that that might be where we are today and i think that explains a lot of what President Trump was talking about in his tweet the other day. What Senator Sasse mentioned in his series of communications on Friday and I think it’s very much worth considering, it’s consistent with what I thought would be better, a more likely to succeed legislative strategy over the last six months."
REMEMBER THIS GUY? -- “Christie adds government shutdown to his legacy: The move comes after New Jersey lawmakers failed to pass a budget by the annual deadline,” by New Jersey Playbooker Matt Friedman: “Chris Christie is heading into his final six months as governor presiding over New Jersey’s biggest government crisis in more than a decade: A shutdown that will literally turn the lights out in Trenton. New Jersey lawmakers failed to pass a budget by the annual deadline at midnight last night, and Christie promptly issued an order sparking the closure of government offices and services deemed non-essential. State parks and beaches will likely be closed this morning, just in time for the holiday, as will motor vehicle offices. Courts could be closed come Monday. Tens of thousands of state government employees will be furloughed. …
“‘It’s all going to come down to when folks get up tomorrow for the July 4th weekend and drive down to Island Beach State Park to spend the day and a sign says it’s closed,’ said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. ‘They’re going to blame Gov. Christie and nobody else.’” … Subscribe to New Jersey Playbook
-- “Illinois blows budget deadline as threat of downgrade looms,”by Illinois Playbooker Natasha Korecki: “Illinois lawmakers blew their deadline for a budget agreement and instead entered their third fiscal year without a spending plan on Saturday, despite worries about the state facing an unprecedented downgrade to junk status.” … Subscribe to Illinois Playbook
THE CABINET -- NYT A1, “E.P.A. Chief Voids Obama-Era Rules in Blazing Start,” by Coral Davenport (online headline: “Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start”): “In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in scope than any other over so short a time in the agency’s 47-year history, according to experts in environmental law. Mr. Pruitt’s supporters, including President Trump, have hailed his moves as an uprooting of the administrative state and a clearing of onerous regulations that have stymied American business. Environmental advocates have watched in horror as Mr. Pruitt has worked to disable the authority of the agency charged with protecting the nation’s air, water and public health.”
STEVEN BRILL in WaPo’s Outlook section, “Nine ways to really fix Obamacare”:
MEDIAWATCH -- “Wall Street Journal Said to Reduce Print Operations Outside U.S.,” by NYT’s Emily Steel and Prashant S. Rao: “The Wall Street Journal is scaling back its print operations in Europe and Asia, two people familiar with the plans said … [as] part of efforts by the news organization to cut costs and focus on its digital offerings. The latest move would involve greatly reducing publication of its print newspaper in Europe … That includes eliminating free copies and reducing hotel distribution deals that are not profitable. The Journal will continue to publish an Asian edition in Tokyo, but is exploring other ways to reduce print publishing elsewhere in Asia.”
FUN READ – “Beach reading for a summer of scandal,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “Feeling overwhelmed by nonstop news about the Russia probe and desperate for some historical context? Do you work or live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? If you answered yes to either of those questions, POLITICO has some summer reading recommendations for you. We canvassed veterans of previous investigations and longtime Washington fixtures for suggestions beyond All the President’s Men. Our list covers everything from subpoenas to grand juries and how a White House can weather scandal. Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, here’s some great material to pack in your beach bag:
“‘A Timeline: Russia and President Trump,’ by Steven Harper, recommended by Nick Akerman, former assistant Watergate prosecutor ... ‘All the King’s Men,’ by Robert Penn Warren, recommended by Jim Manley ... ‘The Breach,’ by Peter Baker, recommended by Don Goldberg, former crisis communications spokesman, Clinton White House.” With four more selections
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Great Barrington, Massachusetts:
--“The Rise of the Thought Leader: How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual,” by David Sessions in TNR: “Interviewed for The Ideas Industry, [Niall] Ferguson is frank about his transformation from Oxford don to thought leader: ‘I did it all for the money.’ ... Thought leaders all share a core view that extreme wealth and the channels by which it was obtained are not only legitimate but heroic.” (h/t
--“Zohar’s Translation Unlocks the Secrets of Jewish Mysticism in an Age of Extremism,” by Newsweek’s Alexander Nazaryan: “Imagine the Old Testament as written by H.P. Lovecraft, Bible stories tripping on acid, rendered in difficult-to-decipher Aramaic, full of wisdom and beauty but shrouded in obscurity, a 1,900-page text written more than 700 years ago whose teachings have been embraced by celebrities like Madonna but not fully understood even by most scholars of Judaism.”
--“How We Save Face--Researchers Crack the Brain’s Facial-Recognition Code,” by Knvul Sheikh in Scientific American: “A Caltech team has deciphered the way we identify faces, re-creating what the brain sees from its electrical activity.”
--“Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?” by Stephen Buranyi in the Guardian: “Despite the narrow audience, scientific publishing is a remarkably big business. With total global revenues of more than £19bn, it weighs in somewhere between the recording and the film industries in size, but it is far more profitable.”
--“Retail giants enable trucker exploitation,” by Brett Murphy in USA Today: “Powerhouses such as Target, Costco benefit while drivers plunge into debt.”
--“Anxiety at the Gates,” by Edward Schwarzschild in Hazlitt: “[E]very morning, as part of my job [as a TSA screener], I was supposed to run my hands up and down the legs, torsos, and arms of my fellow citizens. I was supposed to do this in such a way that no one would feel groped. Our cheerful instructors offered guidance. Exert the same pressure you use to spread peanut butter on a sandwich. Say clearly what you’re going to do and then do it. We’d grow numb to it before long, they assured us.” (h/t
--“The Killer in the Pool,” by Tim Zimmermann in the July 2010 issue of Outside magazine – per’s description: “In February 2010, a killer whale named Tilikum dragged his SeaWorld trainer into the pool and drowned her. It was the third time the orca had been involved in a death during his 27 years in captivity. This is his story.”
--“In the Light of the Conflict: Photographer Andrew Quilty’s experience in Afghanistan,” by Jelena Bjelica on Afghan Analysts Network: “I do not think of myself as a huge risk taker. A lot of planning goes into travel outside Kabul. We do not just jump in a taxi and head for the hills. I was inexperienced and a bit ignorant in Badakhshan, and probably pushed my luck more than I would these days. Now, working with colleagues, I’m often the one telling journalists to wrap up their interviews because it feels like we have been in one place too long.” ... 26 of his Afghan pix on one page
--“The Shah of Iran: An Interview with Mohammad Reza Pahlevi,” by Oriana Falaci in the Dec. 1, 1973 New Republic: “‘[A] monarchy is the only possible means to govern Iran. If I have been able to do something, a lot, in fact, for Iran, it is owing to the detail, slight as it may seem, that I’m its king. To get things done, one needs power, and to hold onto power one mustn’t ask anyone’s permission or advice.”
--“The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya’s Purge,” by Masha Gessen in the New Yorker: “The stories of those who survived detention and torture and are now living undercover in Putin’s Russia.”
--“The Future of Coal Country,” by Eliza Griswold in the New Yorker: “A local environmental activist fights to prepare her community for life beyond mining.”
--“The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet,” by Dan Zak in the Jan. 13, 2016 WaPo: “He captured a crumbling city and almost went down with it. Then one man saw his photos."
SPOTTED IN NANTUCKET: Greta Van Susteren and John Coale walking on the island’s Straight Wharf dock on Friday night.
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE HAMPTONS -- LALLY WEYMOUTH held her annual summer party last night at her house in Southampton. There was a long gold carpet entrance from where the parking was to a big tent next to her house. She served champagne, rare filet, fried chicken, cornbread, a big chocolate cake, ice cream and cookies decorated as American flags. Brother Don Graham did a big tribute to toast Lally (whose birthday is tomorrow) and shouted out Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film about how Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham challenged the government for the right to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971 (Tom Hanks is playing Bradlee and Meryl Streep is playing Graham). Don made a big deal that Spielberg was there and jokingly conceived a Spielberg movie about Lally and described the cast (some actors and some in the room).
-- SPOTTED: Jared and Ivanka chatting with Joel Klein and Alan Patricof, Kellyanne Conway on the dance floor, Boyden Gray, Chris Ruddy, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and wife Iris, Katharine Weymouth, Mary Jordan, Richard Cohen, Margaret Carlson, Gillian Tett, Steven Spielberg chatting with Steve Clemons and Robert Hormats, Carl Icahn, Tom Lee (famous for doing a leveraged buyout of Snapple and now lives in Princess Radziwill’s house), Charles Koch, John Paulson, Dina Powell, Richard Edelman, George Soros and his wife Tamiko Bolton, former Florida Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham (Lally’s uncle), her cousin Gwen Graham (who is running for Florida governor), Maria Bartiromo, Ray Kelly, Bill Bratton, Alan Patricof, Jeff Rosen, William Drozdiak, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.).
SPOTTED at a dinner Friday night in Aspen in honor of Fareed Zakaria hosted at the residence of Alexandra Munroe, senior curator at the Guggenheim and her husband Robert Rosenkranz, chairman of Intelligence Squared US: former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, K.R. Sridhar, Karen Brooks and Bob and Soledad Hurst. Pic
WEEKEND WEDDINGS – “Chrysovalantis Kefalas, Thomas Pavlick” – N.Y. Times: “Mr. Kefalas, 37, is a vice president for executive communications at the National Association of Manufacturers, an advocacy group based in Washington. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland and received a law degree from the University of Baltimore. ... Mr. Pavlick [Tommy McFly], 31, is the host of ‘The Tommy Show,’ a weekly talk show on CBS Radio’s 94.7 Fresh FM in Bethesda, Md., and a special-projects reporter for WUSA 9, a television station in Washington. He graduated from Luzerne County Community College. ... The couple were introduced through mutual friends in July 2013 at Lauriol Plaza, a restaurant in Washington.” With pic
--POOL REPORT FROM KELLEY MCCORMICK: The ceremony was at “Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore on Saturday night, surrounded by family and friends. Officiated by Bob Madigan, serenaded by Erin Willett [of ‘The Voice’] and attended by Kelly Collis, Jen Richer, Samuel Ashner, and Zoe Shyn. Late night pizza and dancing was still going on when this report was filed [at 1:24 a.m.], with music being spun by DJ Neekola.” Pics ... ... The autobiographical cake by Charm City Cakes
SPOTTED: Ellie Schafer and Heather Rothenberg, Tammy Haddad, Kate Bennett, Kevin Baron, Cathy Merrill, Susanna Quinn, Matt Glassman (credited for first introducing the couple), Kelley and Brian McCormick, Jay Timmons and Rick Olson, Erin Streeter and Chris Israel, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Elizabeth and Penelope Thorp, Jake Maccoby, Kris Van Cleve, Emily Miller, Peter Morris, Barbara and John Martin, Mike Drachkovitch and special guest Connor O’Donnell.
--“Eliese Lissner, Derek Callahan”: “The bride, 28 ... is the director of missions and an associate director of leadership at the Anti-Defamation League in New York. She develops international travel programs to engage lay leadership, and recently coordinated the league’s mission to Rome, where she met Pope Francis. She graduated from Drew University and received a master’s degree in integrated marketing from N.Y.U. ... The groom, 30, is a news producer in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., for CNBC’s ‘Mad Money,’ a financial investment program hosted by Jim Cramer, and is pursuing an M.B.A. through Syracuse. He graduated from Ithaca College.” With pic
OBAMA ALUMNI -- “Nirupama Rao, Matthew Landy”: “The bride, 35, is an assistant professor of economics and public policy at N.Y.U. Next month, she is to join the faculty of the University of Michigan. She graduated from M.I.T., where she also received a Ph.D. in economics. From 2015 to 2016, she served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington. … The groom, 44, is a portfolio manager in New York for Lazard Asset Management. He also serves on the board of Friends of the Children New York, a nonprofit that mentors at-risk children. He graduated from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.”
--Former Obama White House intern and Navy officer Mark Jbeily married Helen Hansen, art historian and Courtauld alum, at Perkins Chapel in Dallas on Saturday. “Helen and Mark met in their first day of their first class of their first year at UT. Both just finished graduate school in the UK where Mark was a Marshall Scholar, and they are now off to Pensacola for Mark’s naval aviation training.” Pics ...
TRANSITIONS: Chris Kelley has started on API’s federal relations team as a director focused on international and corporate issues. He most recently was deputy chief of staff for Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.).
BIRTHWEEK (was Friday): Kristen Ellingboe, researcher for CAP Action
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jonathan Capehart, WaPo opinion writer and MSNBC contributor. How he’s celebrating: “I’ll be with my husband Nick with our friends Bryan Rafanelli and Mark Walsh at their home in Provincetown.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:
BIRTHDAYS: Courtney Geduldig, EVP of public affairs of S&P Global ... Brad Todd, founding partner of On Message … David Lopez, director of special projects and advisor to the president and CEO at the Kaiser Family Foundation and an Obama WH alum ... Luci Baines Johnson is 7-0 -- she was recognized in a bipartisan Congressional Record tribute by Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Joe Barton (R-Texas): (hat tip: Lyndon Boozer) ... Katherine Lehr ... Politico’s Victoria Adeniji and Maria Rivero ... DCCC deputy research director Sammi McClain, an HFA alum … former White House chief of staff and former N.H. Gov John H. Sununu is 78 (h/t Ryan Williams) ... former Mexican President Vicente Fox is 75 (h/t Mexican Amb. to the U.S. Geronimo Gutiérrez, Fox’s former undersecretary of foreign affairs) ... Larry David is 7-0 (h/t Dick Keil) ... former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is 88 ... Scott McGee of Kelley Drye & Warren ... Matthew Dybwad, senior sales account manager at Adobe ... Fenton CEO Ben Wyskida is 4-0 ... Gus Ericson is 27 … Kara Rowland, Fox News Capitol Hill producer ... CNN Politics’ Alysha Love ... Berrin Tunçel ... Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is 33 (h/t Nala) ... Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) is 56 ... Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.) is 64 ... former Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) is 78 ... Collin Davenport is 31 ... RSLC’s Devon Gallagher ... WaPo’s Jessie Niewold ...
... Gina Woodworth, SVP of public policy and gov’t affairs at the Internet Association ... Derek Gianino, director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber … U.S. Army Captain Chuck Nadd, founder of nonprofit Operation American Dream ... Sara Roberts ... NFL’s Caroline Keyes ... Arkadi Gerney, executive director of the Hub Project and SVP of campaigns and strategies at CAP Action ... Ethan Oberman, co-founder and CEO of SpiderOak, is 41 ... Trevor Neilson ... Jean Cecil Frick ... Marie Formica, delivery manager at Benefitfocus and FamousDC alum ... Reuters’ Michele Gershberg ... Sam Nitz ... Jonathan Woods … Brooke Oberwetter Coon … Emily Stanitz … Lily Velasquez … Lyndsey (Hamilton) Fifield ... Hannah Rosenthal … Sam Hutchison … Michael Matthews … John Brown ... Susan Vilmain (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Ali Chishti ... Ashley Zohn ... Mike Chapman ... Josh Cahan ... figure skater Johnny Weir is 33 ... Lindsay Lohan is 31 ... actress Margot Robbie is 27 (h/ts AP)
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2017.02.16 00:59 qngff Welcome to the First Annual Ranky Awards!

Note: If you don't feel like reading all of this, scroll to the bottom and there will be a TL;DR version. The following is just some silly generic awards show ramblings.
Note 2: Rankers and Winners, feel free to post your acceptance speeches in the comments. Sadly I can't write them for you.
Welcome! Welcome one and all to the Rankies! We've had a long year of Survivor Rankdown and now, it all culminates with this awards show, honoring the great work that has been placed into this project. The rankers are all here in the building, and I know that they're all excited to hear the results and find out if they won!
We've got a great show for you tonight. We've got live musical performances and plenty of fun in store. So I'm going to quit rambling and introduce the first category. Let's kick things off with the Ranky for Best Wildcard Usage!
The Wildcards were a truly chaotic power this rankdown, with idols flying to negate them as soon as possible, or idols completely left out. Every ranker has a nomination here, but only one can win. And the winner for Best Wildcard Usage is.
repo_sado with his idoled Twila Tanner cut at #47!"
Up next, we have the award for Best Exile Island Usage. Exile Island, named after the twist first originating in Panama, held the idol until Yul effectively broke it. It has made appearances since then though, under the new idol rules, and is generally a place a Survivor doesn't want to end up. But here, it's a good thing, ensuring their safety for FIFTY cuts! Six rankers used six Exile Island powers, but only one can take home the Golden Snoo! And the winner is
ramskick, placing Lex van den Berghe 1.0 on Exile Island at #204!
Continuing onwards with our awards in the Powers section, we have the Ranky for Best Vote Steal! Vote steals allowed rankers to straight up remove a character from the voting pool and replace them with whomever they so choose. They provided large boosts to many characters, and what's more, all seven rankers have a nod here. The winner is.
A TIE! oddfictionrambles for his Rocky Reid vote steal at #404 and ramskick for his Janu Tornell idol at #348. Congratulations to ramskick on award number 2!
Stay tuned because after this commercial break, we've got more awards and some exciting musical performances!
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And welcome back! We've got more awards to hand out so let's get right into it. Our next award is awarded to the ranker who made the best use of another power! The award for Best Tribe Swap! Dating all the way back to Africa, this twist shakes up the game at the most unexpected times, and can really shake up a rankdown. Six were used, but only one can win. And the winner is
repo_sado with his tribe swap at #400! Congratulations on your second award!
Idols. Idols were a HUGE part of this rankdown. They were used for personal gain, strategy, and were the source of a lot of drama, on both used and unused idols! Seven rankers were nominated, but who takes home the Golden Snoo for Best Idol Usage? The winner is
funsized725 idoling Tina Scheer at #379, Russell Swan 2.0 at #187, and Sandra Diaz-Twine 1.0 at #74!
Now comes the big one! The Ranky Award for Best Overall Power Usage! Who did the spectators think used their powers best overall? People have differing criteria, but the votes have been tabulated. The Golden Snoo goes to...
A THREE WAY TIE!!!!!!!! repo_sado, oddfictionrambles, and funsized725 ALL WIN! This marks the third award for repo and OFR and Fun's second awards!
We have to go to another commercial break, but don't change that channel! When we come back we'll have our first performance, plus another award, so stick around!
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Welcome back! Before we get into the next awards, we have our first live musical performance! Please welcome to the stage performing her hit single Sticky Situation - Baylor Wilson!
Wow what a riveting performance! And now, we honor the spectators, who commented, participated, and influenced this rankdown with insightful comments, or beaten to death memes. Cut Rocky amirite??? But the nominees for the Ranky Award for Favorite Spectator are
and wilburdes
And here comes Baylor with the winner's envelope
Baylor: Thanks qngff! It was a tight race the whole way and all three of y'all are great, but only one came out on top.
wilburdes! Congrats!
Thanks Baylor! And now we turn to the Award for Best Cut Response! We had lots of great ones over the course of the season, but now we honor the best ones of them all! The nominees are
oddfictionrambles full writeup response to the Laura Morett 1.0 cut.
ramskick providing a Rupert-tweet response to Rupert 3.0's cut
jlim201 calling Sierra Reed "better than a pinecone"
oddfictionrambles praising Kass' top spot for Cagayan at the Tony Vlachos cut
sanatomy defending Alicia Calaway 1.0 as a character with depth after gaius called her one-note
sanatomy defending Ami Cusack 1.0 as an endgame character at her cut
And the winner is
sanatomy for defending Ami Cusack for endgame! Read the full comment here
And now, we must go to another commercial break, so don't go anywhere because we've got more Rankies coming up!
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We're back! Now Let's get into the next award! Some rankers LOVE using GIF's, Images, and Videos in their rankdowns, and now it's time to determine the best! The nominees for Best GIF/Picture/Video Usage are
ramskick - Adam Gentry
jacare37 - Colby Donaldson 1.0
jacare37 - Jan Gentry
jacare37 - Ozzy Lusth 1.0 NSFW
jacare37 - Rocky Reid
And the winner is
A TIE BETWEEN jacare37's Rocky and Ozzy pics! Congratulations on Awards #1 and #2!
Now we move onto the next award, and what a show it's been! Things are exciting folks, and I'm excited to reveal the next category of Way Too High! These awards go to the characters themselves! How exciting! The nominees for the Ranky Award for Character Ranked Way Too High are
#34 - Eliza Orlins 2.0
#77 - Kelley Wentworth 2.0
#331 - Rocky Reid
And the Ranky goes to
Our next award is an exciting one! The R.obbed G.oddess Award for Character Ranked Way Too Low! All nominees were placed into the voting pool and the TOP THREE all get a Ranky! Let's see who the fans thought deserved a higher placement!
#31 - Tony Vlachos
#212 - Shii Ann Huang 2.0
#239 - Robb Zbacknik
#297 Deena Bennett
#318 Scot Pollard
#331 Rocky Reid
#340 Ethan Zohn 2.0
#418 Ralph Kiser
#481 Brandon Quinton
#538 Alicia Calaway 2.0
#548 Shambo Waters
#573 Nadiya Anderson
Wow that's a lot! There are three winners. I'll reveal them from third most to most votes! The fist winner is
Scot Pollard! The Second winner is!
Ethan Zohn 2.0! And the final winner is...
Deena Bennett! Congratulations to all three!
We've got to go to commercial again, but this is our last set! That's right, after this, the Rankies will go COMPLETELY UNINTERRUPTED! Stick around, because you don't want to miss the end of this!
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Alright! We are back! Before we get into the next rankings, we have another musical guest! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Lisi Linares! (WARNING: Somewhat NSFW)
What a moving performance by Lisi, thank you! Now we get into the best awards, the ones about the write-ups themselves! But first, I'd like to present the Ranky Achievement Award to otherestscott for his work in typing up the great Final Fours!
What makes a write-up stand out. One way is to do something in a unique or original way. This category honors those who made their write-ups different from the norm. These are the nominees for Most Unique/Original Writeup
oddfictionrambles - #251 - Becky Lee
jacare37 - #256 - Nick Maiorano
repo_sado - #400 - Liz Markham
repo_sado #575 - Russell Hantz 1.0
And the Ranky goes to...
repo_sado for his Liz Markham Writeup. Congratulations to repo on his FOURTH award!
Now we move on to the humorous, the comical, the funny, the laugh out loud hilarious writeups that had us all in stitches! That's right folks, it's time to name the winner for the funniest writeup of the season. Here are the nominees for Funniest Writeup
jacare37 - #331 - Rocky Reid
jacare37 - #410 - Anna Khait
oddfictionrambles - #552 - Jonathan Libby
funsized725 - #556 - Natalie Tennerelli
The winner is..
jacare37 for his Anna Khait Writeup. Congrats on your THIRD Ranky!
Now, to honor the cream of the crop, the top tier, the endgamers of Survivor character writeups! We proceed. With the first ever Ranky Award for Best Writeup. The nominees are
oddfictionrambles - #74 - Kim Spraldin
oddfictionrambles - #135 - Tina Wesson 1.0
repo_sado - #253 - Russell Hantz 2.0
jacare37 - #457 - Kelley Wentworth 2.0 (idoled)
gaiusfbaltar - #557 - Phillip Sheppard 2.0
And the Ranky goes to...
IT'S A TIE!!!!!!! Both oddfictionrambles' Kim Spraldin Writeup and jacare37's Idoled Kelley Wentworth 2.0 Writeup received an equal number of votes! Congratulations to OFR for his Third and Jacare for his FOURTH Rankies
It's all come down to this.
It is now time to announce the winner for Favorite Ranker
The winner is
ramskick! Congratulations! You have been named Favorite Ranker by the fans! And congratulations on your THIRD Ranky!
Thank you all for a great season of rankdown. See you in June for Survivor Rankdown IV

TL;DR Version

Favorite Ranker: ramskick
Best Writeup: oddfictionrambles - Kim Spraldin and jacare37 - Kelley Wentworth 2.0
Funniest Writeup: jacare37 - Anna Khait
Most Unique/Original Writeup: repo_sado - Liz Markham
Best Cut Response: sanatomy - Ami Cusack for Endgame
Best Picture/GIF/Video Usage: jacare - Rocky Reid and Ozzy Lusth 1.0
Favorite Spectator: wilburdes
Way Too High: Eliza Orlins 2.0 and Kelley Wentworth 2.0
R.obbed G.oddess: Deena Bennett, Ethan Zohn 2.0, and Scot Pollard
Best Wildcards: funsized725
Best Tribe Swap: repo_sado
Best Idols: funsized725
Best Exile Island: ramskick
Best Vote Steal: oddfictionrambles and ramskick
Best Overall Power Usage: oddfictionrambles, funsized725, and ramskick
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2016.06.23 00:23 supaspike /r/survivor Popularity Poll: #475-466

#475: James Clement - Heroes vs. Villains

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8% 8% 15% 19% 11% 11% 11% 7% 5% 4%
Most favorable demographic: Straight (5.2814/10)
Least favorable demographic: Gay/Bi (3.9333/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Ozzy Lusth - S16, Ozzy Lusth - S23, Rupert Boneham - S08
Strong negative correlations with: Shii Ann Huang - S05, Kimmi Kappenberg - S31, Lisa Whelchel - S25
Returning for his third season, James Clement was put on the Heroes tribes mostly because of how nice and genuine he was to the previous tribemates. This season, James had the worst performance placing 14th. Throughout the season James seemed to be frustrated at the lack of teamwork both at camp and in challenges. On the 15th day, James suffered an injury to his left leg during a challenge, making him a liability to the tribe. He luckily survived one tribal council before being voted out during the next one. During this last experience, the most important thing that James learned was what a ‘banana etiquette’ is. - DaDeltaDrum

#474: Rita Verreos - Fiji

  • Average Rating: 4.8950/10
  • Most Common Rating: 5/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.27 (very low)
  • Season Rank: 17/19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1% 4% 6% 19% 50% 10% 7% 3% 0% 0%
Most favorable demographic: /survivor members of <1 year (5.2500/10)
Least favorable demographic: Started watching Seasons 19-32 (4.7115/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Erica Durousseau - S14, Allie Pohevitz - S26, Krista Klumpp - S22
Strong negative correlations with: Randy Bailey - S17, Keith Nale - S29, Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton - S07
Honors: Strongest positive correlation for Fiji (with Erica Durousseau)
Survivor: Fiji to me has a very mixed cast and Rita falls like in the middle. She was in the majority for awhile but Ravu was the Have-Nots tribe and they decided to go for strength and the girls were eliminated one by one. She does seem to have some potential but people mainly remember her, I guess, for the one sole vote for Earl that prevents him for having a perfect game with no votes cast against him. Actually, Probst even kinda forgot about her vote at first. In a different season, who knows how she might have fared. - masbond84

#473: Mookie Lee - Fiji

  • Average Rating: 4.9038/10
  • Most Common Rating: 5/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.73 (low)
  • Season Rank: 16/19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1% 5% 18% 19% 22% 12% 17% 5% 1% 0%
Most favorable demographic: Non-U.S. viewers (5.1212/10)
Least favorable demographic: /survivor members of <1 year (4.5278/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Josh Canfield - S29, Benry Henry - S21, Kyle Jason - S32
Strong negative correlations with: Betsy Bolan - S19, Stacey Powell - S23, Lindsey Cascaddan - S30
The year was 2007, and the world was caught up in Mookie fever - every night after Survivor aired, people would ask each other what they were thinking of Mookie. High Schoolers would draw pictures of him in their books with small hearts drawn on their books. But not all would last for Mookie "Rupert Donaldson" Lee. Okay, maybe he wasn't that popular. Or popular at all because I don't know who does remember this guy. For those that do, you might remember him being kind of a dick at certain points. Just watch the gross food eating challenge where he tries getting Lisi to throw up even when he had the heat locked down. Or when he decides to start digging for an idol he already has, just to mess with Lisi. Or him mocking Yau Man as he throws a fireball. Or blackmailing the eldest member of the tribe by searching through bags. Or the fact that one of his strongest allies in the game was Rocky. It definitely takes a certain type of person to find Fiji funny, but if you do the season's a riot. All those things I mentioned above? Had me in stitches last time I watched Fiji - because it involves someone failing, and watching people like Rocky, Mookie and Lisi fail can be quite hilarious. Now Mookie certainly isn't as bad as the other two when it comes to the game of Survivor, but he still had clear flaws - the biggest of which being "Oh Dreamz, we have the idol BTW". But not everyone on Survivor can be a titanic figure - sometimes you just need someone fairly ordinary in the background to laugh with and laugh at occasionally, and Mookie fills this role just as good as anyone. - WilburDes

#472: Sarah Jones - Marquesas

  • Average Rating: 4.9046/10
  • Most Common Rating: 5/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.72 (low)
  • Season Rank: 14/16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
4% 4% 12% 19% 30% 13% 13% 3% 2% 1%
Most favorable demographic: High school education or lower (5.2381/10)
Least favorable demographic: /survivor members of <1 year (4.1176/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Kelly Czarnecki - S17, Elyse Umemoto - S23, Angie Layton - S25
Strong negative correlations with: Rafe Judkins - S11, Reed Kelly - S29, Paschal English - S04
Honors: Strongest negative correlation for Marquesas (with Paschal English), #3 strongest negative correlation overall (with Rafe Judkins)
Sarah has one of the better character introductions in the history of the show, when Sean compares her to Cleopatra refusing to paddle on the raft. In hindsight, I’m sure whatever proto-Edgic that existed at that time eliminated her on the spot. That’s really Sarah’s story for all four episodes she’s in- she’s lazy and only survives three tribal councils because Maraamu is a complete clusterfuck of Hunter Ellis falling on his ass. Once the swap happens, she’s totally screwed and makes the hilariously awful game move of just going back to camp (and gets lost in the process) instead of bonding with her tribe. She managed to pick up 11 votes in only 4 rounds of the game, which is almost impressive. I also kind of wish she had won most attractive female at America’s Tribal Council so we could’ve cut to a clip of her and Rob with Amber and Rob sitting right there on stage. Alas, like Osten she’s a fun character in a legendary season but slightly less fun and in a slightly less legendary season. - ivarngizteb

#471: Brianna Varela - Guatemala

  • Average Rating: 4.9061/10
  • Most Common Rating: 5/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.36 (very low)
  • Season Rank: 17/18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2% 2% 8% 13% 59% 8% 4% 2% 1% 1%
Most favorable demographic: /survivor members of <1 year (5.1818/10)
Least favorable demographic: Non-caucasians (4.6667/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Morgan McDevitt - S11, Allie Pohevitz - S26, Liliana Gomez - S14
Strong negative correlations with: Tom Westman - S10, Tony Vlachos - S28, Shane Powers - S12
Honors: #2 most 5's, Fewest ratings, Strongest positive correlation for Guatemala (with Morgan McDevitt), #2 strongest positive correlation overall (with Morgan McDevitt)

#470: Scot Pollard - Kaoh Rong

  • Average Rating: 4.9177/10
  • Most Common Rating: 7/10
  • Standard Deviation: 2.55 (very high)
  • Season Rank: 18/18
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
13% 9% 10% 12% 9% 14% 14% 11% 5% 2%
Most favorable demographic: Straight (5.3225/10)
Least favorable demographic: Gay/Bi (3.9804/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Kyle Jason - S32, John Rocker - S29, Randy Bailey - S17
Strong negative correlations with: Shii Ann Huang - S05, Aubry Bracco - S32, Becky Lee - S13
Honors: Worst from Kaoh Rong, #1 boost from men, Strongest positive correlation for Kaoh Rong (with Kyle Jason), Strongest negative correlation for Kaoh Rong (with Aubry Bracco), #1 strongest positive correlation overall (with Kyle Jason)
Scot was such a polarizing character, and even I have very very mixed emotions about him. As a big NBA fan who remembers Scot playing for my Pacers, I wanted the big goofy guy to come onto the show and be this fun, likable goofball character. But he was hardly fun a lot of the time. But he was sort of a complex villain, especially when separated from, Jason, with whom all Scot's worst moments came. The Alecia incident was not, in my opinion, particularly poorly handled by Scot as Alecia was clearly very hard to live with. But the backlash Scot received from the community in general made me confidence in him as an okay guy waver ever so slightly...and then he made the merge and went in the minority and decided (with Jason's help) to be a total prat and make camp life miserable, which I am never a fan of in any circumstance (I'm looking at you, J'Tia). That Scot and the Scot we saw ignore Cydney at Ponderosa were not the Scot's I was looking forward to seeing, but Scot was, 80% of the time, a fun enough gregarious guy who I know is a decent person outside of the show. He certainly added villainous spice to the season that I think was certainly necessary, and I remain one of his bigger fans. But Survivor characters are people, and people have flaws, and I recognize Scot's while still being a fan. and ultimately, he got a very appropriate downfall at the hands of Tai not giving him his idol due to his less-than-stellar behavior. So all in all, Scot was definitely a good addition to the S32 cast. - Kid_Monotone

#469: Jessica "Flica" Smith - Cook Islands

  • Average Rating: 4.9208/10
  • Most Common Rating: 5/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.74 (low)
  • Season Rank: 17/20
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2% 5% 13% 23% 24% 13% 14% 4% 1% 1%
Most favorable demographic: Started watching Seasons 9-18 (5.4688/10)
Least favorable demographic: Started watching Seasons 19-32 (4.6049/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Jessica "Sugar" Kiper - S20, Liz Kim - S19, Nina Acosta - S24
Strong negative correlations with: Clay Jordan - S05, Ethan Zohn - S03, Rudy Boesch - S01
When I saw first Flicka, my impression is Survivor trying to cast again those hippie types just like Courtney Maritt, in the previous season. But of course, nobody gets near to what Courtney is. Flicka first started off losing the chickens causing Jonathan to be annoyed at her. She does soon to be close to him after that. When it's time to switch, she gets pulled in by Jonathan to vote off Cecilia. By this time, she had bonded with Cao boi and even managed to go on a trip with Ozzy and him and landed on the new Raro's tribe, much to their annoyance. Ultimately though, she landed on the opposite of numbers when Yul decided to target her ally, Cao-Boi, and left her hanging. Facing against Ozzy to be pushed out, the tribe valued Ozzy's athleticism and work ethic and Flicka was voted out. I'm not sure if she ever comes back, she would be more strategic about it but she's definitely interesting enough character wise probably. - masbond84

#468: Kat Edorsson - Blood vs. Water

  • Average Rating: 4.9222/10
  • Most Common Rating: 4/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.87 (average)
  • Season Rank: 16/20
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
3% 4% 15% 25% 17% 13% 14% 5% 3% 1%
Most favorable demographic: Started watching Seasons 9-18 (5.1867/10)
Least favorable demographic: In a relationship or married (4.5455/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Jessica "Sugar" Kiper - S20, Ruth Marie Milliman - S12, Jessica "Sugar" Kiper - S17
Strong negative correlations with: Colby Donaldson - S02, Richard Hatch - S08, Richard Hatch - S01
Kat had such a lulzy story in BvW. It became pretty clear that she was going to try to emulate Kim Spradlin's gameplay as best she could, based on some of her confessionals and the fact that her luxury item was a framed picture of Kim. Her boot episode was the most telling. I'm a little fuzzy on the specifics, but I believe she had a few confessionals about how Laura (or maybe it was Monica, one of those two) were talking too much with too many people and that made her wary of them. According to her, talking too much to too many people was how you got yourself voted out. So what does she do to try to rectify the situation? She goes and talks too much to too many people and everyone catches on and votes her out for being shady. Womp womp.
All that being said, Kat's not a terrible character, I actually like her a bit. Sure, she's not the sharpest crayon in the box but who cares, she made for good tv. I felt like the whole ""who wants to date someone who didn't make the merge"" thing was, while kind of funny, also a bit sad, since she actually believed that. - gerbil_george

#467: Candice Woodcock - Heroes vs. Villains

  • Average Rating: 4.9422/10
  • Most Common Rating: 4/10
  • Standard Deviation: 2.08 (high)
  • Season Rank: 18/20
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
5% 5% 13% 21% 19% 12% 12% 7% 3% 2%
Most favorable demographic: Women (5.3175/10)
Least favorable demographic: Ages 20-25 (4.6484/10)
Strong positive correlations with: John Cody - S27, Laura Morett - S19, Jerri Manthey - S08
Strong negative correlations with: Dave Ball - S19, Ian Rosenberger - S10, Greg Buis - S01
Candice is an incredibly confusing choice to be on HvV. Even working under the assumption that she was originally on Villains and swapped with Parvati due to fears of too many Micro people on Heroes, there’s endless amounts of better female villains. Jaime Dugan, Crystal Cox, Katie Gallagher, Ami Cusack, Eliza Orlins etc. would’ve all been much more sensible choices as female villains. On the season itself, Candice actually got a solid winner’s edit for a while and was a leading edgic contender. Unfortunately, all we learned about her during the pre-merge was that she was on the fringe of the Heroes alliance and wanted Colby out. Real riveting stuff.
Then, we get Candice’s flip to the Villains, which is an absolutely idiotic move. If she stays with the Heroes and Sandra comes over, suddenly she’s in a dominant alliance of five with two clear outsiders (Colby was never in the main alliance, and Sandra flipped to it). So she sacrifices a path to the final three to get the Brandon Quinton treatment at the next tribal. I think this is a good spot for her- straddling the line between the irrelevants and the people who actively took away from their seasons. - ivarngizteb

#466: Jessica deBen - Fiji

  • Average Rating: 4.9431/10
  • Most Common Rating: 5/10
  • Standard Deviation: 1.21 (very low)
  • Season Rank: 15/19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
0% 3% 6% 14% 58% 10% 6% 1% 0% 1%
Most favorable demographic: Gay/Bi (5.1321/10)
Least favorable demographic: Started watching Seasons 9-18 (4.7955/10)
Strong positive correlations with: Mary Sartain - S16, Liliana Gomez - S14, Brady Finta - S09
Strong negative correlations with: Tai Trang - S32, Gervase Peterson - S01, Jeff Varner - S31
Honors: #7 lowest standard deviation, #3 most 5's
Link to spreadsheet with all results
Tomorrow: Nobody is immunity in this countdown, as we knock out two trainwrecks who were fourth voted out. We also lose a member of a full-returnee season who made the finale.
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2014.06.14 00:50 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: My name's Malcolm Freberg. You know me best from being starved & miserable on Survivor, but I'm hosting a new show this summer called Wayfaring. And I'm here to answer your questions. AMA.

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Questions Answers
One thing I've always wondered: what exactly happens after final tribal council when Jeff walks away with the votes? Is there just like an awkward "sooo...are we done now?" moment? Or is there like a "Cut! And that's a wrap!" moment? Does production come in and usher everyone to the exit? Are you given any instruction/debriefing on what to do next? What's it like when the final 3 join everyone else at Ponderosa? Do you guys see or talk to Jeff again at all before you leave for home? And then what happens when you get back to the US, do you just go your separate ways at the airport? After Jeff walks off with the votes, 3 dozen oompa loompas walk onset. They perform a choreographed routine, after which, teleportation machines are brought in to the set that immediately send the finalists and the jury back to their respective homes.
What is the most ridiculous thing that Phillip Sheppard ever said to you? Everything that comes out of Phillip Sheppard's mouth is ridiculous and immediately dismissed as such.
Have you kept in touch with any of your co-contestants? Did all of you generally smell bad or did you have a way of keeping up your hygiene? What is the most awkward thing you saw a co-contestant do when they thought nobody was looking? There's no problems with libido because you all smell like crap, there's no razors or toothpaste, and you have more on your mind than bumping uglies when you're on the island.
I'm sure we smelt like hot death. But because we all smelt that way for over a month, we became used to it.
Do you think Phillip was legitimately deluded or just putting on a big act for the camera? A combination of the two? I think Philip was trying to be a character on Survivor instead of play the best game? But I also think he's medically diagnosable.
did the cameramen get to go take showers and sleep comfortably? Did they ever express their disdain for your smell of "hot death" ? Yes, the crew has a large base camp far away from our beach. But in addition to that, they have a smaller camp very close to where we live during the game. They get to eat, they get to shower, and we resent them for it.
Are you concerned that Wayfaring might be hijacked by groups like 4chan? If so, what's your game plan? The spirit of Wayfaring is that anyone can control it. I'm not going to be upset if we got highjacked. I would be excited if somebody were so invested in the idea. We WANT people to highjack us. That's part of the fun.
Oh yeah! We're supposed to ask you for you alcoholic peanut butter smoothie recipe. AndreaSurvivor said in her AMA that you made a really good one. Care to share? When Andrea and I were in Ponderosa, we dined upon Rum peanut butter smoothies non-stop for a week. I will give you the recipe, but don't blame me for the subsequent weight gain.
Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 shots of spiced rum, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 whole banana, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 scoop of ice cream (if available). Blend, serve, and cancel all your plans for the rest of the day.
Which contestant had the most dramatic jury reveal (was rough looking on the show but then cleaned up really well for jury)? This is not a joke: I tend to think everyone looks better when they're on the show. There's no overly done makeup. People are tan, people are skinny. I think people look WORSE when they get to the jury because they've gotten fat and they've coated themselves in 3 layers of concealer.
Was Jeff Probst friendly to you all or was he always sarcastic? During casting, Jeff Probst defended me in front of Mark Burnett. That story is too long to go into here, but I immediately felt a sense of fatherly attachment to Probst. But once we got on the island, he immediately becomes an antagonist, trying to trick you into screwing up all the time, and you lose all feelings of affection very quickly.
How did you all designate a place to relieve yourselves? Well, it's much more sanitary (as disgusting as it sounds) to go in the ocean when the tide is out. We only had to poop every few days, because we are eating so little. But when we do have to drop a deuce, doing it straight into the water is the most hygienic way to do it.
Did anyone get obviously frisky during the show? There are stories of Castaways fooling around on the island. But I never saw any instances of that happening.
Finally, are/will you watch the World Cup? If so, who are you cheering for?? 2) I'm simultaneously thrilled and terrified for this July. Thrilled that i get to do a 20 day road trip of the United States. Terrified that I am going to leave all control of my life for 3 weeks in the hands of YOU PEOPLE. 3) Who am I cheering for?!?! AMERICA! Always and forever! I don't care about soccer, I care about patriotism!
Would you ever take over as host of Survivor for Jeff? Im a 23 year old female, why don't you hit me up? ;p. Whoever takes over for Jeff Probst one day is going to be DESTROYED by the audience. No one will ever be able to match what he does. He's become iconic and tied to the show. Just like tribal council and immunity challenges, he's become part of the fabric of what makes Survivor so great. Because you just proposed to me over reddit, that's why! ;)
Your big move in Caramoan -- the double idol plus immunity – has been met with a lot of criticism but I thought it was a great move and have defended it countless times. The main point of criticism is that you should have let SRU decide who to vote out rather than name Phillip as the target. I’ve argued against that because I figured you had planned for the fact that SRU might have a backup plan in case you had two idols (because Andrea and Cochran had spent a ton of time trying to hash out every possible outcome) and the obvious backup plan would be to vote Sherri or Erik out since they were at the bottom of the SRU alliance. But since you needed both of them to flip (and Andrea as well since she was close to Reynold and Eddie), you decided to target Phillip who wasn’t exactly popular within SRU and was the least likely to flip to your side. Is this true? Or was targeting Phillip an emotional decision rather than a strategic one and in reality, the better play would have been to let SRU decide who to vote out? We had almost no time to plan our move that night because I found the idol so close to tribal council. Our initial thought was that SRU would target Sherri because she was the new member of the group. So announcing Phillip was supposed to cause more drama and debate than it actually did. Instead, it relaxed the tension of SRU and neutered the drama of our move. I completely agree that announcing Phillip was the wrong move, and to this day it haunts me a little bit. I think that the double Idol play was the correct way to handle the situation, but I don't think we executed it as well as we should have.
I was talking to Cochran and he was telling me a story about a time when you two were out for lunch. You constantly had a flow of girls coming up to you asking for pictures, and at one point, you leaned back and stretched your arms out and said… Welcome to my world, Cochran. So I take it, life has been good since the show? :) I'm not sure i remember that exact story? Cochran is fond of aggrandizing me a bit. He's one of my very good friends to this day. But I absolutely don't think I ever extended my arms cockily and said "welcome to my world" or whatever he thinks i said.
How long do tribal councils actually last? 1) From the time we arrive, and then we go through getting mic'd up, going through health checks, and then waiting for it to be completely dark, and then the actual tribal, and then the actual tallying of the votes, and then actually getting home, is about a 4-5 hour process. Tribal council isn't only bad because you have to kick somebody off the island, it's bad because it keeps you up way way later than you usually do when you're playing the game.
Do jury members (that you know of) ever regret their vote after they've watched the show? 2) No one that i know of has ever admitted regret towards their vote. Both seasons I was on, the winner was very clear before we even went into the final tribal council. I know that some members of the jury were surprised at other members of the jury's votes, but i've never heard anyone regret it.
Penguins or monkeys? 3) Monkeys! 360 days of the year! Winter vacation for 5, I'll take a penguin.
One of the most amazing tribal councils is the one where you pulled out 2 idols. The look on Dawn, Sherry and Chocrine's faces was priceless (ugh I hate them so much). Did you consult Eddie and Reynolds before going into that tribal as to whether to use one idol or both, or did you go in there all out? 1) I only found the second idol half an hour before that Tribal council. There was very little time to plan logistics with Eddie and Reynolds. I was able to tell them that we would all be fine, that we were all protected that night, but as far as the exact delivery and scheming of the evening, which I will admit I didn't handle as well as I could, was completely impromptu.
If you were brought back for a "legends" season with returning players, who are the 5 survivors you would want on your tribe the most, and who are the five survivors you would want on your tribe the least? Thanks! Well, off the top of my head, I would want Boston Robb, because he's awesome; Denise, because she's my Jungle Momma; Andrea, because we think the same way; Ethan Zohn , I've never met him but it would be cool to hang with the guy; and Richard Hatch, because he would make everyone uncomfortable by being naked.
For the 5 people I'd want the least, again, off the cuff: Brandon Hantz; J'dia, because I'm fond of eating; Phillip Sheppard, because i hate my nicknames; and anyone who ever quit shouldn't be allowed to come back.
Hey Malcolm! Super pumped about your new show--going into your second season of survivor, how did Jeff know you were a fan favorite before the first season had already aired? If I'm not mistaken, aren't Survivor seasons filmed back-to-back with no break? The story is: Jeff immediately asked me to come back for the next season, which was filming only 2 weeks later. I don't know how he knew I'd be a favorite. I suppose it was some sort of "man crush."
Intelligent, charming, good looking...who would have guessed you'd be a favorite? I honestly thought I would be a villain on the show. I went into Survivor completely prepared to be portrayed negatively. And I didn't care as long as I won a million dollars. Instead, I became a favorite - I'm certainly not upset about that. But I'd rather have a larger bank account.
Hey Malcolm! I have to say that you were one of my most favorite Survivor contestants ever. I approached Survivor as a game, and whatever lessons you could learn sitting around a board game like Monopoly or Candy Land is what I took away from the game. The caveat to that is you learn a lot about human nature and how awful people become when they are hungry.
My question is, were there any life lessons, big or small, that you took away after being on Survivor for about 2 and a half straight months? If so, what were they? Also, coconut water is a laxative.
What was the worst part about being on survivor? 1) It's not the starving. It's not the conditions. It's the people. The cast of Survivor is chosen to create drama, meaning most of your tribe would be crappy coworkers, let alone island mates. The people are the hardest part.
Did you guys talk about how crazy Abi was while on the island? We all saw how crazy she was but the show never really showed you guys talking about how crazy she was. 2) The show didn't need to show us talking about how crazy she was, because the footage they had of her acting crazy was enough.
What was the best part of your Survivor experience that didn't make it to air? Did you give any great confessionals that just didn't make the cut? When the show first came out, I remember being upset that certain brilliant things I'd said hadn't been aired. But oddly, what's shown on tV becomes your reality. What CBS decides to put out colors your memories of how the game actually went. That being said, everything that ever came out of Eddie Fox's mouth was hysterical.
If you had to spend 39 days in a Survivor scenario but with no voting out, just surviving, what survivors would you want to be with? Denise from Philippines because one, she's hysterical, but two, she would get all of the work done around camp on a daily basis and I could sit around doing nothing.
You also need to get Rob C drunk and then trick him into doing a podcast. Give it a week.
I’ve probably been watching the show since around season one when I was five years old, and one of my biggest goals in life is to one day be a contestant on Survivor. Are there any tips concerning the audition process you could give for someone who dreams to one day get on? Nobody in casting cares about your athletic background or if you have a Navy seal background of 20 years. All they care about is if you're entertaining on camera. The tape that you submit to casting is everything. Make sure you're well spoke and engaging. I would recommend one shot of tequila and one cup of coffee before you make it.
Hey Malcolm! Appreciated your games in both Philippines and Caramoan. My question is this: What is an event that happened on either season that the cameras did not capture? Thanks for doing this, and good luck with Wayfaring! Because of copyright laws, Survivor can't show anyone singing popular music on their show. So we could never sing while the cameras were on. But they would give us some leeway late at night after the action had stopped from the day. One of my favorite memories of Survivor that didn't make the show was Andrea singing our tribe to sleep at night.
There have been a lot of crossovers between CBS reality shows lately. If asked, would you consider going on The Amazing Race? If so, would you go with a friend/family member or with a fellow Survivor? If I did Amazing Race, it would not be with a family member. My mom is too fond of the comforts at home, my dad is too busy supporting my mom's comforts at home, and my brother is a train wreck. If I did Amazing Race, it would have to be with somebody not in my family.
Hey Malcolm, you're my favourite survivor to play. My question is who is your favourite TMNT and why is it Michelangelo? Michelangelo will always be my favorite because he's the silliest. Raphael bugs me, Leonardo was an authority figure, and I don't do well with authority, and Donatello is intimidating for being smarter than me.
What's up, Malcolm! I was a huge fan of yours on Survivor. I was wondering which Survivor from recent seasons do you admire the most in terms of gameplay? I thought Tony was amazing, although obviously much different from you. I thought Tony was amazing too. I think he played a great game. I always love when players come out aggressively. And Tony had boldness in spades. I love Spencer to death, but he was out-matched by the NJ cop.
What was your favorite 90s tv show firing growing up? LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE. i still have nightmares about Olmec!
Is it hard being so beautiful? What kind of conditioner do you use? The secret to my hair is apathy. I give zero shits about what goes into my hair. I can't explain where the fascination comes from but I certainly don't discourage people from continuing to ask questions about it.
Hi Malcolm. What campaign promises for Mister Survivor do you still hope to fill? When I was awarded the illustrious title of Mister Survivor, I always knew that Wayfaring was going to happen this July. And the belt that I was duly awarded will certainly be on the trip, and many pictures across the U.S. will be taken.
Is there anything you learned from being on Survivor that you think will help in your Wayfaring trip across the USA? I think Wayfaring will be much easier than Survivor. I'm going to be fed, I'm going to bathe, and as much as the public gets to torture me at their will, it still can't be as bad as what CBS did to me.
Anywhere in the USA you hope you do visit or don't visit? I'm very excited to visit ANYWHERE. As much as the public perception is that I'm well-traveled, I really haven't seen much of the United States. So I'm excited to do anything, and wouldn't dismiss a place just for reputation.
Hi Malcolm. Do you have any plans to go back to teaching? I had a great experience teaching overseas for a year. It was one of the highlights of my life. And I still work with children's programs to this day. But my year as an elementary school teacher taught me that I don't have it in me to be a teacher full-time and I have the utmost respect for teachers in the US who I believe are completely under-valued by society.
Hey Malcolm, just wanted to say that you are my all-time favorite survivor, and I really hope to see you play again! My question is, if you could participate in any other game show, which would it be? I was a huge Survivor fan growing up. It was the only reality show I logically would do. That being said, I always wanted to be a rockstar, so American Idol would be my dream. That being said though, I have zero singing ability. I know that's common for Rockstars to not have any ability, but my ego couldn't take the bashing of being the guy that was dismissed so early in the competition.
If you could have a super power related to one thing, would you rather it be your hair, or your webbed toes? Also, what do you think the power would be? My webbed toes already give me a super power - the ability to beat small children in games of Sharks & Minnows at the local pool.
How many times have you watched Frozen? Every morning for the past 3 months, I've woken up, had 3 cups of coffee spiked with Jameson, and watched Frozen 2 times. You do the math.
Hey 'colm! What did you think of Reynold's sweet mustache? If you've seen a picture of me recently you'll know I'm imitating him now.
Psyched that you are doing this, I am sure it will be nothing short of hysterical. I am paralyzed with panic at my desk right now and can't think of a question.. OK here it goes.. If they did a Fan Favorites Vs. Celebrity survivor, what fellow fan favorite and Two A-list celebrities would you want the final four to be comprised of? I don't know that he's a fan favorite, but I thought Coach played a great game and got robbed on one of his last seasons. I understand WHY he lost, but his hypocrisy shouldn't have overshadowed his game. As far as celebrities, I know that Neil Patrick Harris is a huge Survivor fan, and I think he'd be great on the show as an under-estimated competitor. And I'd like to put Probst on the show. I'd like to see how he does when he's not in the comfortable hosting role.
How would you have changed your strategy on Caramoan had Philippines already aired? Had Philippines aired already, that would have not affected my strategy. What would have affected my strategy was more time in-between seasons. Time to rest, time to rethink things.
of all best of luck with Wayfaring- I love to travel and a big part of the thrill is going outside your comfort zone- what scares you the most about this road trip? What scares me the most is letting you people, members of the internet community, make all my decisions for me. I'm not going to be able to choose where I go, and what I do each day. I'm not a control freak, but that's terrifying to anybody. I'm sure it's going to be fun, but I've seen how you people torture anyone who slips over anything in the public eye, and I'm completely convinced that you're going to torture me for all of July.
Malcolm! What made you want to try out for Survivor? Also, I am incredibly envious of your hair. I grew up watching Survivor. I was 12 when the first season aired and I never missed one. It's always been a dream. I applied and went through the casting process just like anyone is capable of.
Hey Malcolm, whats your favorite comic book character? I'm ashamed to admit I'm not the most comic book literate person on the planet. That being said, Batman is far and away my favorite superhero.
Malcolm, how charming is Andrea Boehlke in real life? She doesn't lack for charisma. She's very engaging and flirty. And well-spoken.
McDonalds or KFC? McDonalds, because McNuggets are my favorite food idem on the entire planet.
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2013.06.30 00:13 SurvivorNut27 Survivor 3 Africa Breakdown

New Twists
The first ever tribe swap! On day 13 three members from each of the tribes are switched, resulting in the biggest Survivor twist ever at this point. The tribe swap soon becomes a norm, but this is the one that shook things up first.
The Winner: Ethan Zohn
Ethan was a very solid all around player. He was handsome, athletic, and nice to everyone which led to him never being on the chopping block. Ethan joined forces with Lex and Tom and day 2 to form this seasons most powerful alliance. At the tribe switch Ethan is isolated away from his alliance members, but is fine until they are reunited at the merge. Ethan doesn't have any big moves in particular that put him in the FTC, but played smart the whole 39 days. Of the three members of his alliance he was the one loyal to both. When Tom and Lex turned on each other in the end, Ethan stayed safe in the middle. Ethan also brought back a box of cookies from a reward for the tribe. This scored huge brownie points at the time.
Season Summary
Start of Game: Here are all of your supplies, take what you want and hike to camp. The Boran tribe decide to only take 2 out of 3 water jugs, and quickly decide to dump all of the water out. On the hike, Samburu breaks almost all of their water gords/pots which really hinders them pre-merge.
Pre-Merge: Samburu is instantly split 4v4 by age and work ethic. Meanwhile Lex, Ethan, and Tom form their alliance on day 2. Boran votes are easy based on 2 members dehydrating. Samburu's first vote is deadlocked and comes down to the first and only quiz tiebreaker. Carl goes home putting the young Samburu in a power position.
Tribe Swap: Day 13 has the first ever tribe swap. Silas is instantly screwed being on the new Boran tribe with Frank and T-Bird. Lex, Tom, and Kelly get to the Samburu camp and are like "wtf have you guys been doing here?!" Lex, Tom, and Kelly are able to learn that Lindsey has past votes against her and when the votes are deadlocked at tribal, that becomes the difference.
Merge: The merge starts with 6 original Boran members and 4 original Samburu, and this proves the difference as the Samburu members can never gain any control. Lex, Tom, Ethan, and Kim J make up the dominant 4 and dictate most votes. It looks shaky at times, but they do manage to get it to a Boran final 4.
Final Immunity: Stand with one leg on each stump while keeping a hand on the idol. Survivor reuses this as a final immunity challenge several times. I do like this challenge as it is almost solely about focus and willpower. Kim wins and takes Ethan to FTC.
FTC: Definitely seems to favor Ethan going in, and it results in the biggest win of the first three seasons, 5-2. Kim is targeted as having ridden coattails to get there. Ethan preaches how he maintained his integrity while being a nice guy. Not sure if there is a swing vote. Kelly went with the "pick a number between 1-1000 question". If Kim gets that right, the swing becomes Lex who had a close relationship with both finalists. Ethan seemed to have had this wrapped up though.
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Overall Season Rating
I personally have this season ranked around the middle of the 26. The location of Africa is bold and really cool, but ultimately hinders the game a bit. This is the first season that all the contestants are their to play from day 1, and production really finds a nice balance between gameplay and survival. Ethan plays a great social game throughout, never once receiving a vote against. He put himself in a majority alliance from the beginning and successfully sticks with it. Ethan did a good job of building relationships with jury members while keeping his integrity. A solid season winner, but nothing special. I personally rank Ethan somewhere in the back half of survivor winners at 15-26.
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