I don't think there have been many people
more confident in their abilities than
good 'ole Andrew Savage. According to
him in his videos, he just does it all:
he's a superior athlete, he's traveled
the world, he can make friends and manipulate
people, he knows what makes the ladies
tick, he's strong, he's smart...
Mr. Everything man.
Is there anything else that can be said?
Nope. Andrew Savage does it all and does
all of it well and he hasn't hesitated
in the least to point this out to us.
So I need not discuss him further. But
what we CAN do is discuss his smokin'
And why shouldn't we? HE does, both in
his profile and in the audition video
(where she is clearly proud to be eye-candy
status). She also reminds us that she
is more than ten years younger than him,
but forgets to mention that this is something
Andrew insisted on being said.
She's originally from the island of Mauritius.
I've never heard of this place, but I
figured that since it was important enough
to mention in Andrew's profile I should
go take a look. Yes, it's beautiful, with
luscious beaches, tropical forests, waterfalls,
and gorgeous people of many different
nationalities. It's on the Indian Ocean
side of Southern Africa.
And isn't it wonderful that such a well-traveled,
educated, athletic hunka-hunka man was
able to whisk this beauty away back to
Hmm... What else can I not say about
He promotes his brother's song at mp3.com.
I found it at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/62/john_l_savage.html.
I listened to it and to be totally honest,
it's a yawner. But I'm not really into
that mellow-ish surf ska stuff. He's got
a nice voice, but it sounded like every
other song from that same genre. How I'm
impressed, though, is that he convinced
CBS to allow such blatant product promotion.
Maybe CBS checked the song out and concluded,
"Who cares if we promote it. The
song stinks so it's not like it'll actually
help his brother in any way."
I'm looking at Andrew's team and I'm
wondering just how many hours it'll take
until Andrew states, in some way or another,
how completely superior he is to everyone.
The problem is, I believe, for the most
part, that he'd be right. Andrew's team
has one thing going for it and that's
Andrew, provided he doesn't become a complete
He has Darrah, the in-the-coffin-leopard-print-bikini-wearing
mortician who's thinking of becoming a
cosmetician. Andrew will all but ignore
this girl except to be polite. He'll try
very hard to stomach Lillian when she
takes command of fire-building, food-gathering,
and shelter designing but will never be
able to get over the fact that she wore
a boy scout uniform.
He'll just know that Nicole, the thinks-she's-hotter-than-she-is
massage therapist, would kill to be with
him. He'll respect Ostin for his strength
and his manner, but just can't fathom
the idea that Osten might be intelligent.
Ryan O., the electrician who's held several
blue collar jobs, will be tolerated but
never totally accepted into his well-traveled,
cultured world of expensive dinners and
Ryan S., the skinny computer geek --
Andrew will get Ryan S. booted when Ryan
S. decides that he'd much rather play
video games than work to build shelter.
And Tijuana will never warm up to Andrew,
so Andrew returns the favor.
So, Andrew has a chance to prove me entirely
wrong. His videos and his demeanor scream
arrogance (but in a very subtle way, which
is a contradiction, yes, but it's true).
But there's a reason why he's a success
in life. If he's people-smart enough to
harness and utilize each tribemate's talents,
then he could very well mastermind a surprising
upset. It'll be interesting to see just
which he goes, because I'm thinking Andrew
will be one extreme or the other -- very
much liked and admired or despised and
wished away by all.
Andrew Savage - Mr. Everything Man. Good
luck after the merger. You'll need it.