Posts Tagged ‘the amazing race’

13th February
2009
written by Steph
More like "Year of the Crazy Lady"

More like "Year of the Crazy Lady"

It should come as no surprise that Tony & I are huge dog people (in that we love dogs, not that we are part dog.  See this Demetri Martin clip for clarification.).  Because of this love, we tend to watch a lot of movies that feature dogs, and coo along adoringly when those adorable little canine scamps turn up onscreen.  Through this movie-watching exercise, I’ve come to believe that movie makers exploit our love of dogs, namely by making some truly horrendous films that ostensibly revolve around dogs or the love of same.  I mean, for every My Dog Skip, you have a Must Love Dogs, or a Beverley Hills Chihuahua, or even a, you guessed it, Year of the Dog.  [For the record, Tony & I have not seen Beverley Hills Chihuahua, nor do we have any plans to do so]  These are some bad movies, people, so be forewarned and avoid them if you either: a) love dogs; b) love movies; or c) love yourself. (more…)
9th December
2008
written by Steph
I wish I had put money down on this season, since it turns out my prediction of the winners (Nick & Starr) was right. Then again, the returns on such a proclamation were probably not great given how obvious this outcome was. I realize that one of the things about the Race is that elements as intangible as luck can come into play and twist things around (I love when irony comes to play!), which is part of the fun, but at the end of the day, it’s always nice when you feel like the team that raced the best independently of chance and all that stuff actually wins. (more…)
3rd December
2008
written by Steph
Damn. I was really hoping that Dallas & Toni would somehow bounce back from their difficulties and squeeze into the final three. This has been a season filled with teams that I either disliked actively or just couldn't get behind. As Tony so eloquently put it, the teams this season have either: been stupid, appeared to dislike each other, or been a combination of the two. Dallas & Toni were the one team I could root for, because they clearly have a stable, loving, and functional relationship. Unfortunately, losing their passports and all of their money (honestly, I would have been freaking out if I were in Russia without my passport... who cares about the money?) was an obstacle they just couldn't overcome. It's extra sad because they really seemed to be hitting their stride in the last leg, in which they actually managed to finally come in first. (more…)