2/1 Amazing Race (spoilers) (m)

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2/1 Amazing Race (spoilers) (m)
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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 1:47pm

Where is everyone??? Did you all watch?? I CAN'T BELIEVE REBECCA & ADAM DIDN'T GET ELIMINATED!!! Oh that just burns me up. I think they are the least deserving to win. If they do, I'll stomp my feet in protest! LOL I felt bad for Kris & John, they just could NOT catch a break. John was right - Freddy & Kendra SHOULD have yielded them instead of R&A! Had he been thinking strategically, but yes, I think Freddy was just looking for payback. Don't have much to say for Hayden & Aaron (whine whine & more whine). Anyway, I think the finale next week will be fun. I'm rooting for Chris & John now!!

Your thoughts? Anyone? Anyone? LOL

shelley

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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 3:33pm

I think I'm the only one, not just on this board but including everyone else too, that is glad that Rebecca and Adam weren't eliminated. I find them very entertaining.

Melissa

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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 5:31pm

I agree! The models are boring and as nice as Kris/John are, they're not terribly interesting or exciting. Adam and Rebecca at least provide some drama.

Out of all the countries I've seen AR go to, the cabs in Shanghai seemed to be the worst -- even more than India.

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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 5:58pm

I KNOW it! Does anyone know WHY it was so hard to catch a cab? I think Freddy said it was because of rush hour, but really, those cabs stopped with no one in them. Very strange.

I miss Lori & Bolo.

shelley

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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 6:30pm

Hayden and Aaron should NOT be in first place and I hope they're penalized at the beginning of the next leg. (and lose their trip to Hawaii)

At the Roadblock, the directions Phil told "us" were "use this traditional device" (footage of local using the thing across his shoulders) load the bricks blah blah blah "carry off barge while balancing on a single wood plank" (footage of local walking off the barge on that plank)

Aaron and Hayden's cameraman got Hayden coming off the barge, no where NEAR her "single wood plank"

They shouldn't be in first place and they should not have won that trip. It's all in the details...we already know that.

I sure hope at the beginning of the next leg, they're penalized

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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 9:19pm

Here's my DH's explanation on the cab issue based on his business travels in Asia ...

He says that cabbie's are allowed to charge higher rates during rush hour and after midnight. Because of that, they don't want to pick any fares up right before those high-rate periods ... so right before rush-hour and right before midnight it's extremely difficult to get a cab. They either go off and hide somewhere (park in an alley, etc.) or use any excuse to avoid taking in a customer. Then..when the designated rush hour starts (or midnight arrives) there are cabs to be found everywhere.

-Donna

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Wed, 02-02-2005 - 10:11pm

I read on another board that it was during rush hour when the teams were trying to get cabs and the cab drivers refused to pick them up because they have regular customers that they transport. Why take someone who may not tip very well when you can take someone you know will tip well? Makes sense to me! I'm glad that it didn't have anything to do with the teams being American - as some of the teams mentioned last night. Thanks to your dh for completely explaining this! :)

Unlike most people, dh and I don't mind Adam and Rebecca. Yes, they're dramatic. Yes, they argue. But, for some reason I enjoy watching them. I hope that they can make some decisions about their relationship after seeing themselves on the race. Tough it out and be together or cut all ties and be apart. They need to stop playing the middle ground. It's not good for either one of them.

I really wish Hayden and Aaron or Freddie and Kendra would have been last. I can't stand to listen to Kendra talk. She comes off as so prissy - who does she think she is?! Good grief! All Hayden does is whine, whine, whine. Good grief! BE QUIET!

Dh and I both like Kris and Jon and were a little nervous for them last night - yes, we knew it was non-elimination (because the episode before the finale is ALWAYS non-elimination!), but we didn't want them in last to struggle at the beginning of the next leg. Based on Adam's comment about Jon ("That was the first time I've seen him upset!"), I would say that they truly are nice people and it's not editing!

I suspect A&R will have some problems getting money. There's obviously a communication barrier between the teams and the locals. Perhaps they'll be able to find someone who speaks English to help them? I do have to say though -- Kris made a VERY good point last night - the locals are NOT in the wrong for not speaking English. The teams are the foreigners NOT the locals.

Can't wait for next week! I really hope K&J win the whole thing! It'll be nice to see another nice couple win.

Brandee ~

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Thu, 02-03-2005 - 12:10am

A couple of your observations are exactly why I like Kris & Jon so much!

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Thu, 02-03-2005 - 1:06pm
I completely agree, too. I love that they understand that they are in countries where they are the ones who don't speak the language.

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