The Amazing Race 11/11/2007 *Spoilers*

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  1. Nov 12, 2007 #61 of 135
    FourFourSeven

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    While I don't disagree that the dad was incredibly rude to his daughter, there sure appeared to be some creative audio editing during the challenge to make him look worse - they generally didn't show the dad saying his whole "The principle of the thing is..." speech - I suspect that he said all of that over a MUCH longer time and wasn't continually rambling as they portrayed.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2007 #62 of 135
    hefe

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    This is the first I'm reading about others' impressions of the Race this season, and I'm glad I'm not the only one that took notice of that. :D

    Reminds me of Team Smiley (Blake and Paige) from Season 2.


    Ronald, on the bike: "Crotch-buster!"

    :D:D:D
     
  3. Nov 12, 2007 #63 of 135
    hefe

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    There was. They did that throughout the episode, and I know that's routine on TAR, but it seemed more obvious in this episode.

    He was simply edited for time, so that we could enjoy every drop of wisdom from his mouth. Makes it sound more incessant that it may have been, but it's no illusion that he does it enough to have a detrimental effect on his relationship with his daughter.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2007 #64 of 135
    appleye1

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    So are we talking incest here? Seriously? :eek:

    The thought never occured to me until I saw some of these comments. Wow. I don't think they've ever had that kind of couple on TAR before!
     
  5. Nov 13, 2007 #65 of 135
    dthmj

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    I don't think I would go that far...
     
  6. Nov 13, 2007 #66 of 135
    lambertman

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    Blake and Paige in S2 were widely believed to be similarly "very close".
     
  7. Nov 13, 2007 #67 of 135
    Anubys

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    I wasn't implying it, no...simply pointing out that their behavior deviates from the norm...
     
  8. Nov 13, 2007 #68 of 135
    janry

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    I think Azaria & Hendekea are just very close and nothing funky is going on. For one thing, they live half way across the country from each other. Reading their profile, it seems he may just be an overly protective older brother.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2007 #69 of 135
    uncdrew

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    I've learned one thing so far from this season:


    Goths can't ride bikes
     
  10. Nov 13, 2007 #70 of 135
    fmowry

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    In the daylight. On the other hand, if it was dark...


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  11. Nov 13, 2007 #71 of 135
    Havana Brown

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    The kid and I watch this show together every week and he was getting annoyed at me for screaming at the tv. :eek:
     
  12. Nov 13, 2007 #72 of 135
    Jayjoans

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    :D haha, good one.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2007 #73 of 135
    NinerK

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    "We are religious people, but we have no illusions that God cares whether or not we win The Amazing Race."

    That's actually not a cool statement coming from "ministers". Here's my logic:

    I would think as a minister you would be aware that God loves you and wants you to be happy. IE, HE CARES if you win or lose.

    Now, I *think* they were trying to say that they don't believe God will CHANGE/INFLUENCE the race so they win because "God wants us too". *ETA* I think they were trying to illustrate their humbleness; it came across wrong. To me anyway.

    I think that's what they were saying. However, if you are a minister, isn't your and God's message that God loves you?:confused: And if he does love you, wouldn't he be happy that you won? :confused:
     
  14. Nov 13, 2007 #74 of 135
    bareyb

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    LOL. That was the Dad from hell. I can't believe he pulled the "I trusted you and you disappointed me" card. That poor girl. She still seems to have turned out pretty good all told. Kind of a good thing Dad was gone so much. He's enough to make a person want to jump off a bridge.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Nov 13, 2007 #75 of 135
    Ntombi

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    Well, using your logic then: really, wouldn't a minister's message be God love me and you, and you, and you too? So how would God choose whom to be happy for, out of all the people He loves??

    I really loved the statement, because they were the first very religious couple to acknowledge that God wasn't invested in the outcome of TAR.

    It came across exactly right to me.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2007 #76 of 135
    DevdogAZ

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    Of course God wants you to be happy. But that doesn't mean he's going to interfere with man-made contests in order to generate said happiness. If you are so shallow that the only way you're going to be happy is by winning TAR, you've got much bigger problems. As ministers, they clearly understand that true happiness is not derived from money or winning a contest. Therefore, they know that the results are largely immaterial to God.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2007 #77 of 135
    Ntombi

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    Or I could have just said that. :eek:
     
  18. Nov 13, 2007 #78 of 135
    Magnolia88

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    ITA. I know most everybody was horrified by Ronald's behavior towards his daughter, so I'm not adding anything new here. But if that keeps up, I want them gone because I don't wanna SEE that on my TV every week. [/valerie cherish, for anyone who gets that reference]

    I was sad to see the minister couple gone, but it was hardly a surprise. They don't really have that killer race instinct, not to mention the physical stamina, and it was obvious they weren't going to last long.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2007 #79 of 135
    NinerK

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    All I'm saying is that believers that God loves everyone (as you stated) and he'd be happy that the winners are happy. That is, if God has human type emotions.;)

    Not sure if you read my entire post or maybe I didn't add that I agree with the spirit of what they were saying. I don't think God (the God portrayed in Christianity) would change the outcome of the race because they are believers and others are not.

    My only point was that God (again, as presented in Christianity) loves all, so he would at least be happy that they won. The way they said it kinda made it sound "God doesn't give a flyin' rip if we win."

    Again, I agree with the spirit of the comment, I'm just pointing out that God loves them and wants them to be happy.
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    An additional thread could be started on the topic of "God works in mysterious ways". Would God influence TAR so that certain racers, by winning, could learn of his love? *ETA* That sounds corny...

    I'm just sayin', if God exists as presented in traditional Christianity....
     
  20. Nov 13, 2007 #80 of 135
    pdhenry

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    Back at you...

    I interpreted it as "God's plan for our own fulfillment goes way beyond whether we do well or poorly in this race, so we don't ask him to intervene in our behalf."
     

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