The Amazing Race 4/10/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by firerose818, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area


    They have full episodes on the CBS website.
  2. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Exactly. This isn't their first rodeo. :)
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    And we've seen that happen on recent races...
  4. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    When the Cowboys asked about the flight, the wording of guy behind the counter was something like "our earliest flight", meaning the earliest flight for the airline the guy worked for.

    In a race like this, especially when getting tickets to travel long distances, you should learn to listen very carefully to what people say, and even then research if they were right or not. The cowboys were lucky Ron totally screwed up that challenge.
  5. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area


    Didn't they beat 2 team? They also beat the wierdos.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    At the end, Ron and Christina were pretty confident that taking the water taxi was going to save them a ton of time, yet they still came in last. Just previous to that, we'd seen Kent and Vyxsin try the water taxi and then change course. I wonder if the water taxi was actually faster and Ron and Christina were just that far behind, or whether Kent and Vyxsin actually made the right choice bailing on the water taxi and staying on land.
  7. GoHalos

    GoHalos Registered User

    Aug 30, 2006
    OC, CA
    Yeah, from the editing (or maybe I wasn't paying close attention), I couldn't tell exactly what was wrong with Kent and Vyxsin's "water taxi", if that was what it was. Was it not a water taxi and they thought it was? Was it broken? Were the guys driving it just sketchy? For all we know, Ron might have been out there for a lot longer than they let on and it wouldn't have mattered anyway.
  8. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

    Sep 25, 2001
    Lost in Wyoming
    I'm sure the contestants feel like human pincushions from vaccination shots but I can't really imagine any producers anticipating a total dunking in that river.

    I did seem that Kent was fully aware what the consequences might be.
  9. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    When they showed Ron it seemed the sun was starting to set but it didn't appear that way with Vyxin's team.
  10. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I thought it was odd that Ron volunteered for the task, and odder that she let him do it.

    I was hoping that the Cowboys flight would end up getting in earlier because of delays on the other flight like happened at the beginning of the race. I love those Cowboys. :D
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    :eek: :eek: :eek:
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Vyxsin said something about the pilot (driver) being "psycho"...
  13. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    I do know that, yes. But they are in these environments voluntarily. Nobody is forcing him to be in a noisy crowd. While I recognize how difficult it is for him to be comfortable there, saying he hates India isn't the solution. His teammate should have quietly explained how negatively comments like that come across.
  14. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Compared to the rest who certainly know better, I think he does just fine.
  15. sushikitten


    Jan 27, 2005
    I see what you did there. :)

    Episodes like this reinforce one of the many reasons I could never be a contestant. I get turned around super easy (been known to get lost in a mall) so just thinking about navigating the streets of India gets me a bit panicky.
  16. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    All due respect, but it didn't bother me one little bit that he said that. But I'm not hyper-sensitive about things like that anyway. And I seriously doubt that many, if any, of the indigenous people that heard him would have any idea what he said.
  17. tgewin

    tgewin New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    I am not Indian or Hindu, so what I am about to type may be inaccurate but is my best understanding based on some reading I did in preparation for a trip to Calcutta and Varanasi for a very close friend's wedding--the trip, unfortunately, didn't happen because of the incredibly slow processing of my visa by the Indian consulate. That's another story though...

    Varanasi (aka Benaras) is the holiest of Hindu cities, and the ghats--sets of stairs leading into a body of water, in this case from the bluff the city is on into the Ganges--are amongst the holiest of locations in the city because of their connection to the Ganges. The ghats serve different purposes. Some are a practical thing: they're a way to get to the river to wash clothes and bathe. Others are used for religious cleansing or for funeral pyres. My understanding is that there are indeed quite a few bodies being brought there from other cities because of the holy nature of the Ganges and Varanasi in particular. So the short answer to your question is: there are more cremations happening there than elsewhere. Cremation occurs in other towns and cities but probably not in quite as prominent a setting vis-a-vis tourists. The ghats are one of the most significant tourist attractions in Varanasi, and the funeral/burning ghats are pretty easy to pick out from the photos I've seen of the river and city.
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    That's exactly what I thought. I said to my wife, "Christina should never let Ron compete in a task where he'll be unsupervised." I'm actually surprised he didn't stop somewhere and get something to eat.
  19. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Eastern PA
    I kept telling my wife that I was expecting the next scene of Ron to be from a restaurant.
  20. keirgrey

    keirgrey Old Man Vicious

    Nov 20, 2001
    That's not the meaning. It is the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything.

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