By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 31, 2016
Pat Ferrucci says seletive exposure theory explains how Figgy chose to see only the good aspects of her game, ignoring the glaring downsides, which led to her boot in Episode 6 of Millennials vs. Gen X.
By Andy Baker | Published: October 30, 2016
Andy Baker turns his attention to the tiny inclusions, omissions, and juxtapositions that served to further the storytelling in Episode 6 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 28, 2016
We have the numbers for the episode with all the sit-outs (and near-sitout-medevacs), here in convenient tabular form.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 25, 2016
Jeff Pitman weighs (again) the pros and cons of Survivor's apparent infatuation with swapping into three tribes, as featured Episode 5 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X. With vidcaps.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 24, 2016
Pat Ferrucci argues that David's moves have been successful because his disruptive innovation has shaken up the stolid Gen X tribe, putting them off their games, and may continue working going forward.
By Andy Baker | Published: October 23, 2016
Andy Baker explores the degree to which casting decisions and who goes where in a swap can influence the game's outcome. Usually in the way production prefers.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 20, 2016
We have the numbers for the episode with expanding number of tribes, here in convenient tabular form.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 18, 2016
Pat Ferrucci ponders cognitive dissonance, and posits that it explains Jessica's inability to trust Ken's otherwise credible information that Lucy was targeting her, leading to David's idol play.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 17, 2016
Idols, idols everywhere (but no goats), as Jeff Pitman discusses their surprisingly effective discovery and use during Episode 4 of Millennials vs. Gen X. With vidcaps.
By Andy Baker | Published: October 15, 2016
Andy Baker feels newly liberated, pondering idols, bad newbie strategy, more idols, and more bad newbie strategy. And praise for Jeff Probst!
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 10, 2016
Jeff Pitman summarizes the risible summit (and associated detritus) from Episode 3 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X in words, commentary, and of course, a vidcap gallery.
By Andy Baker | Published: October 9, 2016
Andy Baker, being a Gen Xer, already has fishing gear, and catches a babel fish to translate Survivor from 'confessional' to 'casual' in one easy step. Or 13 of them, at least.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 7, 2016
Pat Ferrucci looks at framing theory, with respect to the manner in which Paul presented his alliance's future plans to Jessica, and how it failed.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 3, 2016
Jeff Pitman dives through the surprising Episode 2 of Millennials vs. Gen X, hooking rings on showmances, medical visits, idols, underperforming superfans, superperforming Michelles, and of course, the vidcap gallery.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 3, 2016
Pat returns to the metaphor of the organization as organism, and looks at how Michelle expertly and subtly guided the group of Millennials.
By Andy Baker | Published: October 1, 2016
Andy Baker pulls on his tinfoil buff a few weeks earlier than usual to argue that events in Episode 2 weren't entirely organic, particularly the convenient Tribal seating setting up a blindside, and a serendipitous idol find.