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post #961 of 1546
What gets me is that part of the requirements of being on the race is the teams get taken to a "practice race" where they make sure the teams don't cheat, can navigate through streets, and can be on TV. In other words, they don't want duds. They do cast people with specific fears to show them getting over those fears, and maybe that's what they hoped for with OBGYN.

I can only think of one team that dropped out due to injury - Marshall and Lance. One of them hurt their knee so bad that they could only slow-walk (like they were on stilts) from place to place. Upon arriving to the roadblock last, they just quit.
post #962 of 1546
I found it funny when Alabama retrieved his wife from the water. Luckily the Sea Shepherd wasn't there blocking the "factory ship."
post #963 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

I found it funny when Alabama retrieved his wife from the water. Luckily the Sea Shepherd wasn't there blocking the "factory ship."

Good thing the Sea Stooges weren't there, they would of spun the situation to try and turn it in their favor.
post #964 of 1546
If you are planning on going on the amazing race, wouldn't you take a few days to go to an Gym and practice/learn swimming?
post #965 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

I found it funny when Alabama retrieved his wife from the water. Luckily the Sea Shepherd wasn't there blocking the "factory ship."

His technique was awesome:D.
post #966 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

I found it funny when Alabama retrieved his wife from the water. Luckily the Sea Shepherd wasn't there blocking the "factory ship."
Was that the "bowling ball" technique? smile.gif
post #967 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

I found it funny when Alabama retrieved his wife from the water. Luckily the Sea Shepherd wasn't there blocking the "factory ship."

It did sort of resemble what it looks like when you get a huge tuna up to the boat, sink a gaffing hook into and then drag it up over the gunwale and let it flop on the deck... biggrin.gif

[Which reminds of of my favorite fishing show episodes. It's been so long ago I forget the name of show, but the star of the show went fishing with a guy down in the Florida Keys for tuna and they were on his relatively small boat only about 20 ft or so. They were having good luck and had caught a bunch of decent sized tuna when they manged to hook an unusually large one, well over two hundred pounds.The fish was so big that the boat was heeling over so far that the top of the gunwale was only a few inches above water. The fight took so long that they ran a second episode and still skipped a bunch of the fight, the star took a turn, then the boat owner, then the star again, then they decided to let the camera man have a turn and then the star finally landed the fish.]
Edited by Mac The Knife - 2/26/13 at 1:07pm
post #968 of 1546
Great story, bro.
post #969 of 1546
Uh, why wouldn't the gimp keep going? They're in first place and by the looks of it, he can hobble along pretty well.
post #970 of 1546
What happened? My stupid DVR stopped recording in the last 2 freakin' minutes. By the time I switched TVs, all I saw was the preview for next week.
post #971 of 1546
they are still racing.. the pit stop was just the next clue.. the way it was edited makes you think they are going to quit.. but then they never do and its a wait until next week to find out
post #972 of 1546
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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

Uh, why wouldn't the gimp keep going? They're in first place and by the looks of it, he can hobble along pretty well.
The gimp? That's pretty condescending and actually offensive to those of us who have physical problems!!!
post #973 of 1546
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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

Uh, why wouldn't the gimp keep going? They're in first place and by the looks of it, he can hobble along pretty well.

If he does quit .. which we don't know yet .. it's possible the condition could worsen without surgery or treatment ..
post #974 of 1546
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

The gimp? That's pretty condescending and actually offensive to those of us who have physical problems!!!

Jim, That kind of crap is offensive to this one of us who isn't differently-abled. It's just plain offensive.
post #975 of 1546
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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

Uh, why wouldn't the gimp keep going? They're in first place and by the looks of it, he can hobble along pretty well.
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

The gimp? That's pretty condescending and actually offensive to those of us who have physical problems!!!
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Originally Posted by John dhein View Post

Jim, That kind of crap is offensive to this one of us who isn't differently-abled. It's just plain offensive.
Thanks, John. There are plenty of other words and phrases that biker 19 could have used. smile.gif
post #976 of 1546
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Thanks, John. There are plenty of other words and phrases that biker 19 could have used. smile.gif

 

Geezes.  Grow a backbone man!  He is a gimp/gimpy because he's torn his achilles.  Get over it.  It's amazing the totally ridiculous things people look to be offended by just so they can whine and cry about them rolleyes.gif

 

 

ron

post #977 of 1546
^ +1, thank you. Good god peole, stop getting offended over every single work anyone ever writes.rolleyes.gif

Biker, who chooses not to bother thinking of politically correct terms to ensure people are not offended.cool.gif
post #978 of 1546
Over at the Survivor thread, I nick named one of the contestants this season Shamu .. wink.gif ..

You know, if we were sitting at the local pub having a beer, we'd laugh over these things ..
post #979 of 1546
I think he could risk other problems if he tries to compete too hard on crutches. Putting a lot more strain on his shoulders, kind of pole vaulting his weight with the crutches to hop forward like that.

But he may have thought that they just wanted to win that one leg, since they were getting the express pass. Now, with no time off between the pit stop and the next leg, he may not get a chance to think about withdrawing. The next day, he may have found his body felt terrible after dragging himself around on crutches all day.

It would be good to see them continue but stop with the repeated blubbering mentions of them surviving cancer. OK, we got it.


How about the villains of this season, Max and Katie? They don't seem to be great competitors, though they seem to have a condescending attitude. Or overestimating how great they are, not just in the race but in life. She's talking up how she's a pharmacist at 24.
post #980 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

What happened? My stupid DVR stopped recording in the last 2 freakin' minutes. By the time I switched TVs, all I saw was the preview for next week.

If you saw the Father/Son team at the mat then you saw everything. We know that John/Jessica and Pam/Winnie are hot on their heels and that the Country Girls are sucking hind teat (to use a country phrase). And it's not clear if Father/Son are quitting or not.

On other topics....

There are so many people in this season that don't know how to drive a manual that I'm starting to believe it's an unwritten requirement for being on the show. At this point, I'd put I have a fear of heights, of stick shifts and of right-hand drive cars on my application. biggrin.gif
post #981 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

If you saw the Father/Son team at the mat then you saw everything. We know that John/Jessica and Pam/Winnie are hot on their heels and that the Country Girls are sucking hind teat (to use a country phrase). And it's not clear if Father/Son are quitting or not.

On other topics....

There are so many people in this season that don't know how to drive a manual that I'm starting to believe it's an unwritten requirement for being on the show. At this point, I'd put I have a fear of heights, of stick shifts and of right-hand drive cars on my application. biggrin.gif

And I hate water.
post #982 of 1546
I think they may have topped the ice cream eating challenge, or at least close, Fishing. Wow, surprised more didn't drop out doing that gruelling challenge.
post #983 of 1546
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I think they may have topped the ice cream eating challenge, or at least close, Fishing. Wow, surprised more didn't drop out doing that gruelling challenge.

Ice Cream will cooperate, fish may not.
post #984 of 1546
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I think they may have topped the ice cream eating challenge, or at least close, Fishing. Wow, surprised more didn't drop out doing that gruelling challenge.

Fishing does require a degree of skill and luck .. smile.gif
post #985 of 1546
From the looks of things, I would assume that was a well stocked fishing pond. I think the Dad and son gave up way too early and wasted their Fast Forward.

I also have a feeling that they were giving this leg one last go for fun, but they were clearly surpirsed by the lack of a rest at the Pit Stop. I am sure they are going to have to think long and hard about continuing. The race may be a fun adventure, but there is a point where you have to make sure you don't do extra damage to the injury to the point where a recovery becomes difficult.
post #986 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Fishing does require a degree of skill and luck .. smile.gif

In a small pond, stocked with hundreds of fish? Not much luck needed. And the skill? Sure, you have to know how to push a button and wind the reel. Like I said, stunned more didn't just take the penalty during that challenge, surprised they were able to finish that.

Oh and what was up with the guy measuring a 2 foot long fish with the ruler and moving and adjusting the ruler like he was unsure. If he saw the ruler ended about half way down the fish, I bet you can safely say no matter how I much I move this ruler, it will be over 12 inches.
post #987 of 1546
I'd still say eating an ice cream cone is at least one level below catching a fish as far as difficulty goes .. wink.gif
post #988 of 1546
I've seen those types of "pay to fish" ponds where you have to use their tackle, the fish in those ponds are essentially trained to not hit the lures. Especially when you're talking about trout that are so old that they're almost two feet long, they've seen that lure so many times that they know it isn't a fish. OTOH, if you were to throw a handful of grain on the top of that pond you'd see a feeding frenzy, but with those lures, you have to get lucky enough to have it land next to the pond idiot.
post #989 of 1546
"Trained fish". LMAO
post #990 of 1546
OK, this is meant to be a joke, and is not directed at anyone in particular, either real, fictional, or imaginary. It is not intended to be offensive to any fish mammal, or amphibian that may be present, or might read or hear of this "joke" in any possible future:

"I thought the "pond idiot" was on the shore."

Thank you for taking the time to read the preceding attempt at humor. If for any reason, you were offended by said "joke", please bite me.

Edit: PS. The "bite me" comment above was, as well, an attempt at levity. No offense was intended by the "bite me".
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