Amazing Race - 11/8/09

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  1. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I love the Globetrotters. :)
     
  2. wendiness1

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    I think Cheyne had seen season six and knew what a huge task it was, but didn't want to tell his girlfriend that.

    The teams that arrived later really had better odds; several bales had already been rolled out and they still had their energy. Kind of unfair.

    One team was lucky enough to have gloves on hand. I would have thought TAR would provide gloves since they knew what happened last time.

    I'm liking the father/son team more and more. They seem to get along and work together very well. I like their attitude.
     
  3. TriBruin

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    When they did a close up on the clue, the was a section at the bottom that was in bold face. I thought it said something about recommending using gloves, but I didn't get a chance to pause and read it.
     
  4. Jayjoans

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    That's why I like them. It's a game.
     
  5. blogan

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    Didn't the bold at the bottom say "Don't forget your gnome"?
     
  6. marksman

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    I am pretty sure they still require them to balance tasks. They just don't talk about it much or focus on it.

    The Globetrotters are the favorite this year. To be honest this season has not been filled with many good villains. The one lawyer guy was a dbag and Mika was insane, but there was no one to really hate. Of the remaining teams the only one left that bothers me is Miss America and her husband. I thought Stupid name guy and whats her name were doing very well together until this episode when they guy exposed himself for being a tool.

    I do wonder though, as it seems in the past few season young male male teams were not really running the race, from my recollection. I wonder if they changed it this year just because they could not pass up on having a globetrotters team in there.
     
  7. KyleLC

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    LOL!
     
  8. 5thcrewman

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    I'm going to complain about the tasks being too physical.
    Not enough rack-age left at this point in the game.
     
  9. JLucPicard

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    I got the impression during the Cheyne (sp? - whatever)/Meghan deliberation before the hay challenge that it was "Meghan's day" to make the decisions for the team, and that's why he didn't decide. Granted, he could have volunteered (SHOULD HAVE volunteered), and she could have told him to do it if it was her's to decide. I think he should have stepped up.


    When Meghan found the flag, she hid it somewhat and returned to the road complaining that she just can't do it anymore, then pulled out the flag and showed him. It sure seemed to me that Ericka laughed when she did that, not when she stumbled in the roadside ditch.
     
  10. sushikitten

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    Seriously, if you knew you were going to be on the Amazing Race, wouldn't you have watched every single episode? For hints, tips, clues, etc.? Sometimes I wonder about the intelligence of these people.

    I was SO glad it was a nonelim leg.
     
  11. laria

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    I'm not sure if you mean Meghan and Cheyne for sending her out there or another team. :)

    If it is them, I have to believe they knew how hard a task it was... I can't find anything in their bio, but I seem to remember them saying in one of their earlier sit down interviews that they were big fans of the show and had been watching every season since they were in high school or something, and how excited they were to actually be on the race they watched so long.

    Of course I could be totally misremembering and that was another team, but I thought it was them.
     
  12. jradosh

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    I basically agree. But how would that have helped anyone this episode?
     
  13. NJChris

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    Huh? How is crying equated to flamboyant or stereotype? I've seen straight guys in this show cry too.

    Crying does not = Gay.
     
  14. mike_k

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    If you knew from a previous season that this task is very physical and could take many hours to complete, and assuming of course that you weren't a big sissy boy, you would man up and do it instead of letting your girl friend do it. IIRC Cheyne had remembered the episode (and I think that's why he didn't volunteer to do it) but didn't tell Meghan that it took someone eight hours to complete it until after she started.
     
  15. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    which means that he would rather increase the risk of losing the game than take the chance make it his fault that they lost the game...
     
  16. sushikitten

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    Well, that...plus I was thinking they would know HOW to unroll the bales and how tiny the item would be that they were looking for (although this season was a flag, the other season was a clue). One team (can't remember which, my memory has been horrible lately, maybe the brothers?) seemed clueless that you had to UNROLL it and was just like picking at it. And then it didn't look like they were pawing through the hay at all, JUST unrolling it. (I was waiting for someone from another team to just start kicking at the hay and finding a clue in a roll someone else left behind.)
     
  17. mike_k

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    Exactly. Plus he didn't want to get hay in his hair.
     
  18. jradosh

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    I guess it just seemed obvious to me that it was a physical challenge and no previous viewing was required to figure that out.

    Bringing gloves.... now that could have come from previous viewings!
     
  19. Anubys

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    I assume they all pack gloves since they don't know if they will go to a hot or freezing country next...

    which actually makes me wonder what the optimal "pack for TAR" list would include...everything light-weight, but what would "everything" be?
     
  20. refried

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    I was thinking, "Wouldn't it be smart to bring a knife," which was immediately followed up by, "but that would get confiscated on the first flight."
     

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