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Christian Hubicki - Kalokalo (former David) - Voted out Week 13

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Photo and info courtesy CBS.COM

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Age: 32
Hometown: Baltimore
Current residence: Tallahassee, Florida
Occupation: Robotics Scientist

Hobbies: Clarinet, primarily classical. I do gigs and perform in orchestras. Casual coding. I once wrote a computer program to crate train my dog. Success was mixed. Sous chef to my girlfriend—I chop, she cooks. Together, we make some good food. Probably because she handles the more important job.

Pet peeves: Condescension, clichés, and reckless abuse of percentages. 

Three words to describe you: Intellectual, jovial, and driven. 
 
What's your personal claim to fame?
Getting my robotics research made fun of on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stephen called me a "nerd" on national television. Bucket list stuff. 
 
Who or what is your inspiration in life?
My parents are my heroes. No contest. They toasted my successes, comforted me in failure, and helped me back on my feet. I can't count all the ways they've supported me. 
 
If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?
Binoculars to try "birding." I've never done it, despite writing part of my dissertation on birds. Sounds relaxing. A graphing calculator; a good shelter is grounded in good trigonometry. Also, it should be grounded in dirt. And a thesaurus to give pity names to my strategic game moves. 
 
Which Survivor contestant are you most like?

Stephen Fishbach. He talked about the game as a chaotic whirlpool of alliances, and his nerdy game analysis warms my heart. I don't do poetry, but I wouldn't object to being called a wizard.

What's your reason for being on Survivor?
To win and prove I'm not just a diploma or a résumé, that I'm a formidable person, qualifications or no. I also want to make my mark on this game and help innovate the way Survivor is strategically played. I need the game, and the game needs me. 
 
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I'll win with my intelligence, kindness, and creativity. I'll be quick to assess threats and avenues of advancement while cultivating positive relationships with everyone. If I'm in a tight spot, I'll adapt and figure a way out. What could go wrong?

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ff174   
On 9/6/2018 at 10:21 AM, gforce said:

Pet peeves: Condescension, clichés, and reckless abuse of percentages

What the hell is "reckless abuse of percentages"?

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knewb   

I think reckless abuse of percentages is when someone says, e.g. "I always give 110%" or " I trust you 1000%." I'm with him on that one; it really chaps my ass.

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MrsGryn   

The quick slide puzzle solving was great as was the reveal of his undergrad activities, but my favorite moment was the confessional edit where it looked like he was talking and talking and talking and talking and talking. I suspect it wasn't so much doctored as necessary to show exactly how annoying he can be when on a roll. 

I think he's an arrogant little pisser with a good heart. 

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AVorlon   

I don't dislike this guy, but I'm not sure that letting your nerd flag fly in front of  nineteen strangers is a good strategy.  There's something to be said about reading the room before you start talking about your skills at writing algorithms to solve puzzles.      

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MrsGryn   

I was feeling that way, nixie, but when Carl took that hard fall, Christian immediately turned around and ran to help him. That's an instinctive reaction and I thought it spoke volumes about him.

Stuck on an island with him would probably drive me to find a place to hide for a few hours from him each day.

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