Survivor: Caramoan

Baker’s Dozen: Choose Your Own Adventure

– In the latest Baker’s Dozen, Andy Baker analyzes the choices the castaways are making. Like many of you, I play a number of different roles in my life: I’m a writer, an English teacher, a husband and father… and a squash coach. (If you’re not familiar with squash, it’s a cousin of racquetball.) […]
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Survivor: Caramoan

BAKER’S DOZEN: The Game of Shadows

We need to talk about the people we weren’t talking about, the castaways who weren’t getting confessionals, the players who are out there for just as many hours as the rest of ‘em, only they’re not getting camera time. In Book VII of The Republic, ancient Greek philosopher Plato imagines a conversation between his brother Glaucon and his teacher Socrates which outlines an analogy for human existence: Most of us are chained in a cave while shadows – cast by objects moving in front of the fire of “truth” – move on the blank wall in front of us. We can’t directly witness reality; all we can see are the flickering images of truth distorted by the process of projection. Only a philosopher, freed from her shackles, is able to perceive truth by looking right into the heart of the fire.
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Survivor: Philippines

Baker’s Dozen: Did Mike and Lisa Intentionally Split the Vote?

So, how does Guest Blogger Andy Baker follow up last week’s egregious misread of Penner’s vote for Abi? By hatching two more crazy theories, of course! If you want to know if Lisa was aware that Mike was going to flip, and why Mike would be okay with a split-vote strategy – as well as peruse a quick Edit Audit – then you simply have to check out this week’s Baker’s Dozen!
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Survivor: Philippines

Baker’s Dozen: Survivor Philippines Q & A

– After yet another epically entertaining episode, Guest Blogger Andy Baker was left scratching his head: Why did Penner vote for Abi? Why did Abi reveal her idol? And why, oh why, did Pete’s soul-reading ability fail him? If you want to know the answers to these questions – and more! – then you have to check out this week’s Baker’s Dozen!
Survivor: Philippines

Baker’s Dozen: How Jeff Kent Screwed Himself This Week on Survivor

– In this week’s column, Guest Blogger Andy Baker crosses a lot of questions off of his Survivor grocery list: How did Jeff Kent backstab himself? Why should everyone left in the game fear the power of Penner? Who is the merge going to hurt, and who is it going to help? What new alliances should the eleven remaining castaways consider creating? And what the heck is going on with AB’s pre-season pick to win it all, Mike Skupin?! All this and more in the latest Baker’s Dozen!
Survivor: Philippines

Baker’s Dozen: Previewing the Survivor Philippines Jury

– We just had a double elimination, and all Guest Blogger Andy Baker wants to talk about is the merge and the jury. If you want to know what he has to say about pre-merge jurors… if you want to know just how many Survivor commandments were violated this week… and if you want to see him admit just how wrong he was in his pre-season cast assessment, then you can’t miss this Baker’s Dozen!