Amazing Race - 3/27/11

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  1. Mar 29, 2011 #81 of 108
    Amnesia

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    Luke claims that there were over 1,500 cups:
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 #82 of 108
    Marc

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    From that article:
    It was "like literally impossible"? :)

    It would seem that at least a couple other teams did use some skill to find the right tea cups.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 #83 of 108
    IJustLikeTivo

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    Aside from how funny the link title is, that makes him look worse, not better. he faced the same challenges the rest did and whined every time he got the challenge. No skill indeed.... Sure, you're deaf, not smell deprived. Not color deprived? The mango tea had a distinctive smell and color. The rest figured it out, why no you?

    And quitcherbitchen about the penalties and u-turns. The game has rules, K&V followed them and still beat you. Get over it.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 #84 of 108
    MNoelH

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    In the early part of the tea challenge there were numerous times that the judge guy lifted the cup up above his head to peer at the bottom without spilling the tea on himself. I think some of the later finishers never saw that happen or thought it on their own. The Globetrotter did spill a bunch down his shirt front, but he continued emptying the cup after that.

    Wouldn't the over a gallon consumed that Tracy calculated above be a whole lot of caffeine? Especially for someone that doesn't consume much caffeine on a regular basis?
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 #85 of 108
    TiVo'Brien

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    Nitpick mode = on

    When Phil says "The last team to check in may be eliminated" he really should be using might instead of may.

    nitpick mode = off
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 #86 of 108
    Squeak

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    Not really.

    They both mean the same thing, except "may" implies a higher chance of something happen versus "might".

    In this case, there is a very high chance someone will be eliminated.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2011 #87 of 108
    Magnolia88

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    FOUR HOURS of tea drinking? :eek:

    He's not doing himself any favors with that interview. Of course there was more than "luck" involved, there was the sense of smell and taste. Ron seemed to use his sense of smell to find one quickly - was that just editing?

    Otoh, could there really have been only 10 cups out of 1500 that were correct? That seems unlikely to me -- what if one team drank a couple of the right cups, but didn't choose them. Then there could be more teams than cups and somebody would not have a cup left to find . . . am I making any sense? :confused:

    I hate those needle in a haystack challenges. It does seem tougher for the later teams because there may be only one or two needles left by the time they get there. I want to start the task when the most number of needles are still there waiting to be found.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2011 #88 of 108
    PKurmas

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    My wife and I saw the Globetrotters last week, and it was Flight Time's unit. He was smiling the whole time. When he wasn't on the court, he was on the sidelines with little kids. And on the court, he really wasn't the center of attention -- Special K (the showman) and Ant (who happens to be a local) got far more attention. So I'm with you... a great sport with a real personality who's happy to be doing what he's doing.

    Here's hoping they don't have another Kafka moment. I was really happy to hear that they promised each other to power through the challenges and take no penalties.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2011 #89 of 108
    PKurmas

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    Another thing that's typically an issue for Aspies (like my daughter) is sensory integration difficulty. Physical contact, sounds, scents, and light can all cause really bad reactions. In theory, that goes back to the structural issues that happen in the development of the mind of an autistic person. I was amazed he held it together so well. And Justin has a great understanding of what makes Zev Zev.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2011 #90 of 108
    Magnolia88

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    I remember an interview with them from last time, and they said that they had visited Zev's therapist before the Race to get coping strategies for him and stuff, and for Justin to be able to help him with things. But he seemed to do pretty well. And after, Justin said that Zev was doing better after the race b/c everyday life seemed easier to him after the crazy stress of the race. Or something like that.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2011 #91 of 108
    JFriday

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    Why would you drink one and not have the judge see if it was a correct one? That doesn't make any sense.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2011 #92 of 108
    mattack

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    Except when they "made fun of" one team member's fear of heights on their first season of the show. (Don't get me wrong, I thought it was HILARIOUS and 100% proper for them to do, even though I very much disagree when other teams blatantly lie.)

    Oh, they have multiple separate touring groups? I didn't realize that. (Since they seem to come around IIRC once a year, I thought it was just one group that did a presumably mostly set tour each year.. with new people coming in as they age out.. I'm old enough to remember Meadowlark Lemon (actually maybe he had started his own competing one by then) and Curly Neal.)
     
  13. Mar 29, 2011 #93 of 108
    laria

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    From the previews
    it looks like Zev's sensory issues will come up next week.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2011 #94 of 108
    eddyj

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    Having an Asperger's child, I am amazed at how well Zev is coping, actually. And as the race gets longer, it will get more difficult. Kudos to him (and Justin!) for getting to where they are.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2011 #95 of 108
    mpar1

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    I loved Mallory asking if anyone spoke English.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2011 #96 of 108
    bryhamm

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    I didn't view it as making fun of her. They were trying to get her to do exactly what she did ... panic and chicken out so the Globetrotters could go first. It enabled them to get in front of that couple.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2011 #97 of 108
    Magnolia88

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    You think they should have shown every single cup to the judge? They weren't doing that, or didn't appear to be doing that.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2011 #98 of 108
    MNoelH

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    I think they were showing every cup they drank from to the judge. Those that were relying on their sense of smell were not taking their rejects to the judge, but the last few that were there appeared to be. Especially Luke who would take a tray full of tea to the front of the room to be nearer the judge while he was drinking, showing bottom, and moving on to the next. At that point, I don't think he was willing to leave any cup unturned.
     
  19. Mar 30, 2011 #99 of 108
    JFriday

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    Uh yea, they had no clue which one they were looking for, why would you not have the judge check to see if was the correct one. Did you see anyone drink one and say nope that's not it and put it down?
     
  20. markz

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    Those were the days! That's when the Globetrotters were a huge deal!
     

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