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post #1861 of 1887 Old 03-14-2015, 01:30 PM
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Yeah .. don't know which to root for .. milk challenge or the ice cream challenge from a few seasons back ..
The Ice Cream challenge had brain freeze danger.

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Finally had an episode appear on the DVR timer for Friday .. don't know why they took a break .. ? Two weeks .. ??

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Finally had an episode appear on the DVR timer for Friday .. don't know why they took a break .. ? Two weeks .. ??
March madness.

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I think it also explains the 90-minute Wednesday premiere immediately followed by the second episode on Friday. It's something I wondered about when the change to Friday was announced--what are they going to do about the 2-week break caused by the NCAA tournament?
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The singing challenge, especially when they got the water dumped on them, was quite funny.
Jackie has a hell of a voice on her. I was surprised she didn't pass that on the first try.


Okay, so I admit I'm not a good manual driver, but how the hell do you go on this show without learning how to do so? It would be the one main thing I would practice over and over again if I was picked for this show. That's basic suicide not learning since it's a given most of the cars will be manual over there.
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.... how the hell do you go on this show without learning how to do so? . . .
The pickup truck I bought for my son to drive when he was in high school came with an anti-theft device (lower RH corner).
If he wanted to drive, he had to learn to drive it... and he did!

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It's a shame that in the end TCU's playoff chances all came down to this . . .
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Not easy to find a manual car to practice on any more.

Most rental agencies no longer offer manual.

I even called driving schools and they don't have manual cars to teach on.
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Wow, the little blond chick is beyond a PITA. I also want to thank March Madness for making me forget about this being on. Watching it now though on my PC monitor, 27", but my TV is 55", so its a slight downgrade.

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49 crates high is the world record, holy cow. I thought at first stacking crates, big deal, then seeing them have to climb them, makes that 49 amazing. With all that, I rather be someone who doesn't need the 500k half.

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Sad thing is after 2 weeks, I've forgotten some of the teams!

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Not easy to find a manual car to practice on any more.

Most rental agencies no longer offer manual.

I even called driving schools and they don't have manual cars to teach on.
I'm with Tom on this .. if you've been selected to compete for a million, and you know there is a good chance you'll need to drive a stick, find a way before departure .. at least study the number of on line videos and consider buying a driving game controller with stick and pedals if you can't find a real car .. or find a truck with stick ..

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It's the same thing with swimming and, for Survivor, making fire.
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A couple lame challenges, best part was the fighting with that blind date couple. Wow, she is a piece of work.

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Out of the 13 cars I've owned only two had automatics and one of those was the Sportamatic type. It has been all manual since 1970.

With that said I agree with others here, that any Amazing Race contestant should get some manual shift training prior to race time. It's no secret that this has been a stumbling block in past seasons. Are they not aware of the phrase "To be forewarned is to be forearmed."

Although I hate it when truly competent teams are eliminated by an unexpected turn of events, I have no remorse when the moronic are sent home.
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Not easy to find a manual car to practice on any more.

Most rental agencies no longer offer manual.

I even called driving schools and they don't have manual cars to teach on.
I just Googled for about five minutes and found several driving schools here in Maryland that offer a manual transmission class. At least one says they supply the car -- forgot to check the others.

I'd think the outcome of a cost-benefits analysis of spending a couple hundred bucks to learn a skill that is perhaps 50% likely to be needed (seems like it shows up in about half the seasons) to win $1M would be obvious.

Plus, you learn to drive a manual! So when you buy a Porsche with your winnings you don't dork out and get an automatic! (Kidding. Sort of.)

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It's the same thing with swimming and, for Survivor, making fire.
You beat me to it!

My wife says if you get on TAR: Practice/learn to drive manual.
For Survivor: Fire and swimming.
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Actually, it's kind of pathetic not to be able to handle a manual transmission. The only real challenge is getting starting on hills, and even then you can use the handbrake. (Assuming cars, not trucks.)
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Actually, it's kind of pathetic not to be able to handle a manual transmission. The only real challenge is getting starting on hills, and even then you can use the handbrake. (Assuming cars, not trucks.)
You don't even need a handbrake!


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This may be the bustiest season I can recall ever seeing. I knew Ashley, Jackie, and Laura were all big, but I didn't realize that Hayley was that huge until she got into that dress for Monaco.
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Now we just need them to go to Rio and compete in beach volleyball against a champion team.
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I think Haley might be the most annoying chick on the face of the Earth.

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But she's fun to look at.

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But she's fun to look at.

Doesn't do it for me at all.

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Kardashian Wanna Be .. ??

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Kardashian Wanna Be .. ??
Why would you insult Jacky like that?

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