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Amazing Race
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How many of you watch “Amazing Race” here? It’s a showon the US TV.

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I’ve watched it a handful of times.  It’s somewhat interesting, but basically just another reality show- they screen for certain personality types and such.  What really bothers me is that they run around playing extreme tourist, paying cabbies, frantically asking for directions, etc. 
 
I’d love to see them get sent some place that absolutely no one speaks english, small town in Sibera or something, that would be worth watching!

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My spouse never misses it, and every now and then I will look in.
They go to some cool destinations, but the ‘reality show’ aspect turns me off.

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I watch some of it.  The [url=“http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/54389.htm”]Ambassador of Tanzania[/url] is from near here.
 
The blonde with the midget cousin is nice looking and the beauty queens look ok but are a little ditzy.
 
I was reading the newspaper once and I saw that a couple from here(Mississippi) were going to be on the show.  Turns out I kicked his a** once.  Nobody could stand the guy.  Even a lady on the show said a doctor(dentist) shouldn’t act like that.  After the season, we had a rep from the dental school here and I asked if she knew him.  She smiled, said “No, but I’ve heard of him.  Everybody thinks he’s an a******.”
 
 

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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Funny stuff MB, so apparently the type of personality is what they want on the show, probably because they think he is more likely to backstab an opponet or break into a rage when aggitated.
 
Two questions: Would you want to be on the show if given the chance, and do you think your previous travel experience would give you an advantage, like say, you should have no problem beating 1/2 of the teams on there? 
 
Personally, I don’t care to be on national tv or for the local celebrity status that comes with it, but the chance to travel all of those places for free (even though they probably get a lot of time for sightseeing) is pretty damn tempting, so I probably would.  I think my experience reading maps and dealing with other cultures would be helpful.  At the same time, I would have a handicap, because I’m just not going to run around abnoxiously screaming “does anyone speak english” even if winning was on the line. 

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I used to watch it all the time, but the whole reality thing is getting real old, and I wish TV would go back to the way things used to be.  I also find they are repeating alot of destinations from past seasons.  

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I am actually watching this season because it is on Sunday nights – I watch TV as I do my marking on Sundays at my parents. I agree with what someone else mentioned… I am not keen on being on TV but I would love for someone to pay for me to go to a bunch of cool places. One of my friends, who I have traveled with twice, and I have agreed that we would be good “Amazing Race” partners. She is great at agressive driving and I am a fairly good navigator. That said, we have no plans to apply. I would find some of the eating tasks hard as a vegetarian.

My dad really likes the “blonds” (no surprise) but he mentioned something once that is very true. They never are upset. I started paying attention and they never seem to argue and they are always positive. I don’t know if that’s editing or their nature, but it’s impressive.

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I’ve never watched more than a couple minutes of it but always wanted to be on it.  Twice now I’ve ment to send in an audition tape but waited to the last minute and didn’t.  I’d have to imagine that travel experence would help, it takes a little time to get good at understanding metros and such.

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Two questions: Would you want to be on the show if given the chance, and do you think your previous travel experience would give you an advantage, like say, you should have no problem beating 1/2 of the teams on there? 

Personally, I don’t care to be on national tv or for the local celebrity status that comes with it, but the chance to travel all of those places for free (even though they probably get a lot of time for sightseeing) is pretty damn tempting, so I probably would.  I think my experience reading maps and dealing with other cultures would be helpful.  At the same time, I would have a handicap, because I’m just not going to run around abnoxiously screaming “does anyone speak english” even if winning was on the line. 


Yes, I’d be on the show and my previous travel experience would definately help me.  The experience would help greatly with interacting with the different cultures. I wouldn’t mind trying to find an english speaker if needed either.  I’m thinking I could find one without yelling.

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I will admit, I watch it, season just finished last nite here in NZ, where the 2 ex drug addicts won it, I understand there is another one already on the go.
As rob_co2 mentioned, going to some place where no-one speaks English, there was another reality show called ‘LOST’ there was a British and American version of this, where 3 couples were blind folded and flown anywhere in the world and dumped and had to make their way back to (in the British Version) Trafalgar Square, first one back won, it was brilliant, they had no idea where they were, sometimes taking up to a day and a half before they came across civilisation

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I will admit, I watch it, season just finished last nite here in NZ, where the 2 ex drug addicts won it, I understand there is another one already on the go.
As rob_co2 mentioned, going to some place where no-one speaks English, there was another reality show called ‘LOST’ there was a British and American version of this, where 3 couples were blind folded and flown anywhere in the world and dumped and had to make their way back to (in the British Version) Trafalgar Square, first one back won, it was brilliant, they had no idea where they were, sometimes taking up to a day and a half before they came across civilisation

 
That show was AWESOME. They never ended the American one on network TV I don’t think. They started in the middle of Mother Russia and had to make their way to the California, I think. This one chick slept with someone for passage on a japanese tramp steamer to get from V-stock to Japan, from my memory. Good times.

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They actually played that particular series here in NZ, I remember turning the telly on and seeing that, next thing I know nothing more was ever shown.
The English one they were dropped off somewhere in Alaska and had to travel back to LA with no money and no flying allowed, another time they were dropped off in Bolivia, and another time the Amazon

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Why would the queens yield someone and make an enemy.
 
After seeing the restaurant in Poland, I think I would like to go.

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the queens are TAKING NO PRISONERS thats why their yielding CUZZ
 
When Abdul-Majid, servant of the glorious CRUSHES the flow in next season of TAR you’lll know why.
 
Vigour (check)
Tight cut linebeard, done by K O S (check)
tight black shirts from lebanon (check)
hamas tatoo (oh i don’t think so)