Goat vs GOAT

The recent episode of Survivor gave me food for thought in a few different categories (including yesterday’s post about hide-and-seek vs sardines). My other pondering that emerged from this episode–and Survivor in general–is: Why do we use the terms goat and GOAT to mean nearly opposite thing? A “goat” as it’s most often used in … Read more

Are You Watching Survivor 46 and/or Deal or No Deal Island? (My Thoughts)

Survivor is back! We’re two episodes in at this point–both clocking in around 90 minutes–and of course I’m loving it. We’re still getting to know this year’s cast, but there’s such a great variety of personalities and dynamics in play. Last season, Survivor switched to longer episodes, and it worked great. I think the longer … Read more

My All-Time Favorite Challenge on Survivor

I absolutely love the creativity of the challenges on Survivor. Most impressive to me is that they’re made in such a way that anyone has the potential to win. Big, tall, short, small–your physical traits do not have an impact on the majority of challenges in Survivor, particularly the individual ones. Many Survivor challenges follow … Read more

I Hope Survivor Makes Last Night’s Twist a Permanent Change

I’ve had a blast watching the 40th season of Survivor, one featuring 20 previous winners. This season has featured a few twists and new additions–including the fire tokens, which no one seems to want to spend–but last night’s episode featured a major departure from a Survivor tradition that I’ll discuss below (spoilers for the April … Read more