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The Amazing Race 4.29.12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 #101 of 124
    Necromancer2006

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    Yep - they totally missed the message from God about that one!
     
  2. May 3, 2012 #102 of 124
    tiams

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    He did just have surgery on his knee. Maybe it was that.

    Superficial women. Only women who care too much about their appearance. Anyone who is in a race and wants to win should do whatever it takes to increase their chances of winning. Hair grows back for goodness sake. Wear a scarf or hat.

    I remember one season of The Mole where the task for one woman was to shave her head. She declined and used the excuse that her wedding was coming up. The real reason she didn't do it was she was the Mole.

    I didn't watch this episode until tonight and I already knew who was going to be eliminated because stupid Julie Chen told me Mark and Bopper were going to be today's guests on the Talk.

    I would have so loved for the second task to be something incredibly time consuming to give mark and Bopper the chance to take the FF and make it to the mat ahead of somebody. Where's the airport equalizer when you really want it???
     
  3. May 4, 2012 #103 of 124
    wendiness1

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    I rest my case.
     
  4. May 4, 2012 #104 of 124
    Bierboy

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    ...um....I don't think so. He was spot on.
     
  5. May 4, 2012 #105 of 124
    wendiness1

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    I rest my case again.

    This is my point, you guys. You don't understand. And you keep proving that you don't understand. It's kind of amusing, actually.
     
  6. May 4, 2012 #106 of 124
    DavidTigerFan

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    So you're saying that if someone came to you and offered you a 1 in 4 chance to get a million dollars and all you had to do was shave your head, you wouldn't do it?
     
  7. May 4, 2012 #107 of 124
    Jebberwocky!

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    :) :up:

    Not all men are that dense - I totally get it.
     
  8. May 4, 2012 #108 of 124
    laria

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    Personally, I don't know if I would or not. Especially if it was not for a guarantee, only a maybe.

    It would certainly be traumatic for me if I did, though.
     
  9. May 4, 2012 #109 of 124
    Jebberwocky!

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    it was not a 1-4 chance to get a million for a haircut.

    It was an offer to cut your hair for 20k. There was no chance that they were going home, none. So in effect they were going for the first place prize, whatever it would be.
     
  10. May 4, 2012 #110 of 124
    laria

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    Even then, in hindsight it was for $20k, but we all know that more often than not the prizes are usually a trip for 2 somewhere. So when weighing it at the task, I would have been thinking it was an offer to cut my hair for a week vacation.
     
  11. May 4, 2012 #111 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    Not only that, but the tax implications of receiving these trips mean it's often advantageous not to accept the prize at all, so without Rachel knowing ahead of time that the prize for this leg was $10k in her pocket, she was basically just turning down the chance at a trip which she might not be able to afford to keep.
     
  12. May 4, 2012 #112 of 124
    Maui

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    And let's not forget that she just won $500,000 just a few months prior to filming this show. I am guessing that the money or prizes for winning individual episodes means that much to her.
     
  13. May 4, 2012 #113 of 124
    heySkippy

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    You're the one that's amusing, thinking this is a woman thing. It's not.
     
  14. May 4, 2012 #114 of 124
    tiams

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    Yes there was a chance they were going home. When they arrived at the FF they had no idea what the two challenges they would have to do if they didn't do the FF were. Had either one been something that tripped them up and took a lot of time or they were for whatever reason incapable of finishing easily, Mark and Bopper could have conceivably taken the FF and beaten them to the mat. What if their cab broke down along the way? What if they screwed up the directions and got a penalty? What if they screwed up with navigating and went in the wrong direction out of the way and took a lot of time back tracking.

    I still say they should have shaved their heads. Period. It's a race and you want to win. If you are so vain you aren't willing shave your head you don't deserve to win.
     
  15. May 4, 2012 #115 of 124
    wendiness1

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    I never said it was exclusively a woman thing. We are discussing the effect on women in this particular case.
     
  16. May 4, 2012 #116 of 124
    Bierboy

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    ...and I will say again, being married to a woman who has successfully battled breast cancer, and, in the process lost her hair to chemotherapy, this discussion reveals just how vain some women (and men) are.
     
  17. May 4, 2012 #117 of 124
    tiams

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    I'm a woman and I would have shaved my head no question. My competitiveness far outweighs my vanity. And my hair grows back. I would have even shaved my head for a shot at $20,000.
     
  18. May 4, 2012 #118 of 124
    Bierboy

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    Bazinga! We have a winner!
     
  19. May 4, 2012 #119 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    I think that's the point Wendiness was trying to make when she said, "I rest my case." She was saying that in response to a post that said, "Superficial women. Only women who care too much about their appearance." I think her point is that most women fall into the description of superficial, vain, and caring too much about their appearance.
     
  20. May 4, 2012 #120 of 124
    laria

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    I guess I am just superficial and vain. :rolleyes:

    Way to judge.
     

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