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Dan Heaton describes the changing alliances that led to Nick's exit on Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong.
Against all odds, Kaoh Rong has been a joy to watch. Sarah Freeman explains why, thanks to a lesson learned from an old friend of RHAP.
Dan Heaton discusses the abrupt halt following the merge due to the injuries on Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong.
Nick Maiorano rates his fellow castmates with Italics Guy, who really should get more confessionals.
Dan Heaton describes why Peter became the target and prepares for next week's merge on Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong.
May 19 - RHAP contributor Nick Maiorano shares his thoughts on a final two and the remaining castaways from season 28 of Survivor: Cagayan.
May 12, 2014 - Questions are incredibly important in Survivor. If you ask the right questions, often times you'll get the answers you need. If you're a player who is always answering questions or simply making statements unprovoked, you're not learning as much as those doing the inquiring.
May 5, 2014 - Although I've directed the beginning of this column towards the loud minority, it's the quiet majority I seek. The quiet, positive majority has the ability to drown out the loud, hateful minority and I'd love to see that happen one day.
April 28, 2014 - Most people would suggest acquiring physical skills such as fire making, fishing, eye-hand coordination, swimming and endurance. While I believe all these skills are beneficial, they're nowhere near the most important skill that can be acquired through practice. The most important skill is: Listening.
April 21, 2014 - What's the cardinal f*ckin' rule? ALWAYS LEAVE YOURSELF OUTS. It's a simple concept, yet so few do it. This can only mean one thing. It's difficult to achieve. Which makes sense when broken down within the context of Survivor. To follow this rule, two rare characteristics must come together. A person must have the ability (and willingness) to get along with all walks of life while possessing the mindset of a sociopath.
Confessional of the night: “In my opinion Spencer had some pretty good arguments. I would not want to sit next to Tony. I think he's too charming and everybody likes him. Morgan is annoying and she's a bitch, but she's going to stay that way, so she's not really a threat. You know, she's just extra luggage we're carrying around here." - Kass... Another truth and another mistake by Kass.
April 7, 2014 - Since we can't calculate adventure, we won't touch it. We can calculate fame, which for our purposes, is perhaps better defined as moderate success within the entertainment industry. Although, there isn't much to cover in this regard. Chase Rice, Colby Donaldson, John Cochran, Parvati Shallow, Rob Mariano and ours truly, Rob Cesternino, are past contestants that best fit our loose definition. With 424 total contestants, that's an astronomically high fame rate of 1.4%. Yikes. Which leads us to the most popular and most calculable reason to do Survivor: FORTUNE.
March 31, 2014 - After watching Tony, and other players, tell the truth at such poor moments, the following should come as no surprise. Survivor wouldn't work if players had to tell the truth. It'd be more of a sport and less of a game. Which leads me to something incredibly straight forward... When should you tell the truth? When it benefits you.