You can also change your area of specialization at any time during your career.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
Cochran is now, definitely one of the best winners of all time. Top 3, even, I'd say.
Sure, JT played a "perfect game" as well but imo he's nowhere up there with Cochran.
JT is like the reverse Cochran. JT went from perfect game to dumb move, while Cochran went from not-so-smart move to perfect game. So, yeah.
I'm sitting here thinking about the difference of how I felt when Cochran won and how I feel just now with Candice's win. While I was rooting for Kree, I was not a passionate fan of AI so I'm not that disappointed. It's more that I don't really care that much which is very unlike how I felt this past Sunday for Survivor.
My how times have changed. I never thought I would be saying that. I probably won't be saying it next season with Colton.
Will you accept my Mirror-ball dancing Bachelor rose big bro as a MERICA Idol since we have such a connection?
Cochran is a natural storyteller - but with a sense of right and wrong and a willingness to fight for it.
I posted earlier that Cochran reminds me of my son. My son studied music composition and philosophy in college (English and film were in contention for awhile). Sidenote: he graduates this weekend. "Yeah!" on so many levels!
He is a natural story teller too. It plays out in his songwriting and other areas I won't get into. And, he also has a strong sense of right and wrong and the need to fight for it. Thus philosophy.
I see both in some sort of creative profession - one which allows them the ability to create and espouse their own ideas but to consider/evaluate for correctness those of others.
I think a career in the arts would suit both very well. They can be expressive but also aggressive at the same time
Personally, I think Cochran's stab at writing for Big Brother is a fine fit for him. Give him a a chance. The speed, savvy, and cut-throat spirit of Hollywood may challenge and entice him. If he makes the grade, he'll play the game before he knows he's playing it. Either this or...he'll go back to school and become a professor!
One or the other, but these are the two career choices I see making the most sense for Cochran (and my son).
........Cochran's "gift for gab" needs to translate on paper. I hope he does well. I will read his posts and hope to be thoroughly entertained and/or intellectually challenged on either a game-play or psychological level.
Last edited by Jexter; 05-16-2013 at 10:34 PM.
Midol one of the reasons may have been that these so called fans from this season had never seen a show before. I just happened to watch After Buzz just today, and the panel that covers the Survivor show were discussing that. They were amazed at whoever does the casting for the show these days because they interviewed the whole cast and said that not one of the fans had ever seen even one show.Dawn is an English professor so is pretty intelligent and articulate herself. I can see why they might be drawn to one another besides the fact that they played together previously. I still can't believe that nobody figured out they were working together. Just the fact that they had played together would have made me suspicious.
Jerry (forget her last name), but the one who got up and walked off the stage the night of the finale of the season she was on, was one of them who did the interviews, and she couldn't believe that these days they would put someone on the show as a fan and there is no requirement to watch the show. She went on to say that Eddie had no idea in the world who she was, and she never bothered to tell him that she herself had played the game. The show was quite interesting and they discussed the finale in detail, and talked about how unfair they thought it was for the whole cast not being on the stage. Many of the other things we have discussed here as well, like the clue advantage which didn't start until the last two seasons, etc. Also, not mentioning Erik or even saying one word to him by Jeff. She and the others agreed that would never happen in the old days. Jeff would at least say something to each person who was on the cast.
One other interesting thing she said was that in other seasons people get dehydrated and they immediately give them an IV with fluids and they are fine in a couple of hours. She mentioned who she was talking about, but I can't remember the person as I am typing this. She said she could not believe they didn't give Erik a chance at that point to remain in the game. They weren't saying it would have changed anything, but just how different things are now. Apparently, Erik had passed out at TC, but they moved him to the location where he was shown to us on TV. One of the other guys from the show also interviewed people and both agreed that Sherri was so different than she came across on the show. Apparently, at the After Party she was extremely outgoing, extremely funny and also they thought she was brilliant. They all agreed that they had no idea why she didn't come across that way at the final TC.
Back to your original statement of people not suspecting Dawn and Cochran being together as far as the Fans were concerned they wouldn't have a clue that Dawn or Cochran had played together before. Of course the Favorites would know, but they were working together so wouldn't think anything if Dawn and Cochran were talking together. I guess they are amazed how different Survivor is these days from the old days - especially with their casting department. How can you advertise them as Fans when they haven't watched an episode? It sounds like they are looking for other criteria, and whatever that is I know I don't have a clue. Anyway, it was interesting.
It will be interesting to hear Cochran's take on Big Brother. I guess he has been a fan for awhile now. I am sure he will do a great job.