yeah... what LG said I agree 100%
yeah... what LG said I agree 100%
"Rice is great when you're hungry and want 2,000 of something' -- Mitch Hedberg
I dunno...if they add puzzles, Kami and Karli's head might explode from thinking too much....
ugh. I don't get time to watch TV anymore, much less hang out at the FORT.
But don't you worry, I'll be back in full force on or about November 3rd.
remember this season they did have that map puzzle and Karli and Kari were the only team that didn't realize that the whole in the puzzle pointed to a pyramid on the map. If it hadn't been for Chip and Kim pointing them in the right direction, wonder twin power could have been exhausted at that point wandering aimlessly looking for the yellow and red flag.
Yeah. That'd be cool though.Originally Posted by Wenders
I would love to see them drive themselves and have to use maps but there has been a bit of drama with them fighting over taxis and, of course, the nasty bus incident. And I agree that less specific directions and location names could make the race more interesting.
I didn't watch the first seasons of TAR, because I thought it was another survivor/fear factor type show with all of the yuk factors. Now, I love TAR, but it's beginning to turn into those. I hope it's only this season with the food.
Sing & dance the night away!
I think there have been food challenges throughout the various seasons of TAR. I remember Chris and Alex (winners of TAR 2) downing enormous meat sandwiches for a fast forward in Australia, as well as Jon Vito and Jill eating enough cheese to gag a yak last season, and on the first season the teams all got a grocery list in an Asian country where they needed to gather all of the ingredients for a local delicacy that one of them needed to choke down - I remember the Guido fighting about who needed to eat it. this year's food challenges are more about volume than yuckiness (I think there was a whole baby octopus in the Asian food challenge), but I agree, these challenges should be the exception, not the norm, as this isn't Fear Factor folks. And in the first season, the task where they had to try to find all of the ingredients in the local market made it a much more mentally tasking challenge.
They should change the fast forward rules...
Allow it to be on every race but only allow the fast forward to skip you ONE CLUE ahead...so if you do the fast forward (and its not too difficult) you get to skip the next clue instead of going directly to the pit stop...this would give a bit of a jump in the race when competing against other teams.
Wow, LG.!!! Were you listening in on our conversation last night? Those were some of the specifics we discussed. I completely agree that a lot of it may be to keep them from being spread out.Originally Posted by LG.
I'm wondering though if part of the reason for the teams not driving much might be for safety concerns. Not wanting them to get really lost and ending up someplace where Americans aren't welcome. Even Americans with camera crews. Remember in TAR3, when the cabbie in Morocco took Andre and Damon to parts unknown and they ended up with local authorities demanding that they turn over their passports. Scary. That might be the reason that the cabs lately have been tagged with TAR flags. So the cabbies won't pull anything intentional.
"Fish are friends, not food, but everything else is fair game." ~ Pating, Survivor Blood vs Water Pool
They should've kept the FF's and lose the yield. I mean, I was browsing the Amazing Race page on Cbs and clicked on the route markers. It said for episodes 2,3,5,6,7 that the Yield's weren't FOUND. I thought they stated in episode 1 that all teams must find the yield to see if they had been yielded by another team.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
And don't forget C&R's calamari experience. That was just nasty.
I could do without the gross food-eating competitions, personally. This is a battle of wits and planning, not a battle of iron stomachs.