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View Poll Results: Who will win The Amazing Race Season 17?
Brook & Claire 5 22.73%
Jill & Thomas 4 18.18%
Nat & Kat 13 59.09%
Nick & Vicki 0 0%
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post #61 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 01:01 AM
 
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Supervij:
"I also was a little put off by one of the beach volleyball team referring to the father-and-son team as "the Asians". They're pretty much the only team I'd like to see win at this point.

Me too! BTW My Chinese daughter-in-law uses the term Asians to refer to her people but doesn't like the word Orientals.
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post #62 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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I was a little ticked at the "asian" comment since this isn't day 1 of the race. You should know peoples names by now.
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post #63 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 01:07 PM
 
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James99 "I was a little ticked at the "asian" comment since this isn't day 1 of the race. You should know peoples names by now."

I agree they should call them by their names and not just use a label. On the previous series, people would refer to a female team as "the Lesbians" and say it with contempt as they related something they didn't like about their game tactics.
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post #64 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-18, 03:00 PM
 
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I'm rooting for Michael & Kevin (Father & Son, aka the YouTubers), and Gary & Mallory (Father & Daughter).

Both teams work together too sometimes during some of the challenges.

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post #65 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-19, 02:26 PM
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Still haven't found a team to love or one to really hate. Its so much more interesting when you have someone to root for or against.



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How can you not root against Chad?
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post #67 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-20, 10:37 AM
 
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I sort of want to root against Nick and Vicki cos they're so dumb, but then when I watch the show, they're kind of adorably dumb, and I can't root against 'em!

Phil: "Nick and Vicki, what’s the name of this country?"
Vicki: "We’re in London, right?"
Phil: "That’s right. The country of London."

and of course

Nick: "Take a flag from a battlement . . . Excuse me, are you a battlement?"

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post #68 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-20, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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You forgot about taking a taxi from Ghana to the Arctic Circle.
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post #69 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-20, 01:31 PM
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You forgot about taking a taxi from Ghana to the Arctic Circle.
yeah, that was good.

"Taxi driver. Arctic Circle. Do you know how to get there?"
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post #70 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-27, 09:34 AM
 
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Why in the world did the "dumb team" go for the Fast Forward even though they were so far behind?! And the fact that they had no idea what "Fast Forward Taken" meant? Good lord -- the "adorable" part of "adorably dumb" is sinking fast . . .

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post #71 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-27, 09:56 AM
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They obviously don't know the rules. You wonder just how many people apply for TAR, given what morons make the cut. Unless the producers want a moron team. That said, though, other than their moronism, I do like them. They seem to be friendly and not rude to others.
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post #72 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-27, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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I agree. They seem like good people. The whole thing about not knowing what the word "taken" meant was a little odd.
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post #73 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-10-27, 10:48 AM
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Latest challenges were really lame. Go down a rope and then back up it. Then Carry a fish and chainsaw up a hill or ride a bike up a hill.

I have to admit, I am losing interest in the show. Participants are boring and tasks are too mundane.



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I agree. With the exception of the father and son, all teams finished the leg in the same order they started. Pretty boring.
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post #75 of 136 (permalink) Old 2010-11-05, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Glad nobody went home last week since the dumb couple are becoming more likeable.
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