Survivor: Actions vs. Accusations

John Rocker Survivor Loser

Drew, noted Blue Tribe Climatologist, insists that a typhoon is headed their way so the tribe must reinforce the palm frond roof on their structure. Then, he takes a nap. In my several dozen years of watching Survivor, I have gained a bit of insight into the game and can say with a great deal of confidence that sleeping is never, ever, ever a good strategy. But this episode is not about Drew. It is about the orangey tribe’s three hundred pound simmering boil, John Rocker. Continue reading

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Knife Fight Season Finale: Crickets

Ilan Hall Knife FightIt’s two Austrian best friends fighting for a fleeting scrap of fame on the season finale of Knife Fight. Chef Number One is Edi Frauneder who owns three New York restaurants and one whole Michelin star. Chef Number Two is Wolfgang Ban who owns the same three New York restaurants, which I guess means he gets the Michelin star on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and Edi takes it on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays? Continue reading

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Knife Fight: 1,000 Year Old Egg

Another night, another couple of chefs cooking for the camera in Ilan Hall’s after hours kitchen thunderdome. This time it’s Justin Devillier, a Top Chef alum and owner of La Petite Grocery in New Orleans, competing against Michael Bryant, a chef who entered the Knife Fight Arena with shouts of, “El ayyy, baybee, el ayyy!” Naturally, I am rooting for Justin. Continue reading

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