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Myself, I had no idea that such a camera, dedicated to just "selfies" even existed, and I'm a Photographer .. I kept thinking, have the producers given everyone a smart phone now .. ??
Well they were smartphones. At least it sure looked that way. They could have disabled the radios though so that they could only be used for photos (and apps, I suppose) though. Can't imagine they would provide smartphone data access to the contestants now.
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Can you still only use 1 U-turn per season? Wasn't that a rule at some point? Is it still? That would explain why not to use it if you feel somewhat safe.
They have never mentioned that again or made any comments so I don't think so, otherwise they would of said something instead of assuming people would remember years later because that would make it more strategic of a play/choice.

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That had to be one of the most uneven detours in the race history. One somewhere from probably at least 30 minutes to many hours and the other was a minute.
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both detours in both episodes seemed pretty uneven but whatev.

Selfie cam causes a team to miss the train. AWESOME. That'll teach'em!

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Not sure what's up with all the "selfies"... I figured it was going to be "Selfie-cam, sponsored by X" but so far they haven't mentioned any corporate tie-in. Is it just a ploy to attract the younger crowd who is obsessed with social media and selfies?

This is going to be annoying if it's something they feel the need to shove down our throats all season. Only 2 episodes in and I'm already sick of it.
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Instead of "blind dates", which is still interesting in it's own way, I would have been more intrigued in seeing a professional matchmaker pairing up the new couples. It would be interesting to see how supposedly "objectively compatible" brand new couples would fair against established couples who came together by other more typical means (met at a bar, introduced by a friend, workplace or other proximate random human encounters, etc.).


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The couple that was voted out this week just might be the most laid back competitors I can ever remember in the history of this series. Likeable people, but not nearly competitive enough for a competition like this.

PS: hope she finally gets her ring from Mr. "Someday".


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Instead of "blind dates", which is still interesting in it's own way, I would have been more intrigued in seeing a professional matchmaker pairing up the new couples. It would be interesting to see how supposedly "objectively compatible" brand new couples would fair against established couples who came together by other more typical means (met at a bar, introduced by a friend, workplace or other proximate random human encounters, etc.).
I'm inclined to believe they were paired up by professional matchmakers... JMHO
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This is going to be annoying if it's something they feel the need to shove down our throats all season. Only 2 episodes in and I'm already sick of it.

Yep, personally, I just don't get it .. I mean it's a TV show, what's the point of "selfies" .. ?? The producers think it's going to appeal to a younger demographic .. ?? A Reality Show, to me, is one, long, filmed "selfie" ..

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I look at it as a way for the racers to document the show. They can't bring cameras or cell phones normally so it's nice to see they get to have memories of their journey other than what is edited and aired on TV...

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Strategic selfies could come in handy if there's a memory challenge near the end of the race...
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I'm inclined to believe they were paired up by professional matchmakers... JMHO
Perhaps so. I would have thought they might have mentioned it, instead of labeling these pairings as mere, "blind dates". Which suggest either not specifically matching them at all, or, matching them on just a few general points (age, education level & relative attractiveness).


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