Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Amazing Race All-Stars: 'The Gladiators Are Here!' Blog Party - April 13


Last week the country music award show preempted TAR, this week we're competing time-wise against a big golf tournament. I do have a golf channel on my cable line-up. I've watched it never.

Amazingly, tonight's episode is only going to be delayed about twelve minutes here in the NYC viewing area. Once it starts, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh this page to get the latest! Of course, as always, the real party is in the comments area. Come watch the show with us!

The latest blog pool standings from the Magnificent Margo. Remember, last time it was a the second non-Philimination --

Flight Time & Big Easy - Laurie, Donna in FL, nicklepeed
Jen & Caroline - Lynn1, Buzzmaam, DLA
Dave & Connor - Becky, Auntie Leigh, Rochelle
Brendon & Rachel (Brenchal) - Terry in TX, Brian
Jessica & John - Sharon S, David, Rbennie
Cord & Jet (Cowboys) - ML, Nana in NW, Delee
Leo & Jamal (Afghanimals) - Jackie, Jennamom, Merrilee

Philiminated --
Mark & Mallory - SueGee, jonMD1627, Margo
Joey & Meghan - Brenda, Zoetawny, Dusty
Margie & Luke - Donna in AL, Monty924, PDXGranny

Teams must fly from Sri Lanka to the "Eternal City." The Eternal City is Rome, but they need to figure that out. All the teams are on the same flight.

Detour - Gladiator or Charioteer. Done with the Coliseum in the background. The first is successfully learning gladiator moves, the second is by remote control.

Caroline and Jennifer have to complete their Speed Bump, retrieving a typewriter, finding where it goes and placing it on a pedestal. Yawn.

Brendon and Rachel are in the lead, starting off the Roadblock first. Lots of thinking, calculating, Roman numerals, etc. It's good thing Brendon is doing it, not Rachel! Brendon nailed it on the first try and they're heading to the Pit Stop. Dave and Connor are starting the Roadblock. The other teams are mainly lost.

Pit Stop --
1. Brendon and Rachel - won a trip for two to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Cayman Islands.

Dave/Connor are working with Caroline/Jennifer on the Roadblock.

2. Caroline and Jennifer
3. Dave and Connor (let the girls take second)
4. Jet and Cord

Leo and Jamal gave the Globetrotters and John/Jessica the answer at the Roadblock.

5. Leo and Jamal
6. Globetrotters
7. Jessica/John Philiminated after losing the foot race to the Pit Stop.

Next week teams will face a Double U-Turn. Eep.

44 comments:

David said...

OK jackie, we let you borrow our spring weather for a few days, now we want it back. It is snowing here, sideways, after being nice for a week. =)

Hi everyone. Got a bunch of pizza as didn't feel like cooking today. Dig in. =)

Nickelpeed said...

Hi everyone. Long 2 weeks!!!

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie & David

lynn1 said...

Hi Penny

lynn1 said...

I brought pigs in a blanket tonight

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, David, Penny and Lynn. I brought fresh tamales.

lynn1 said...

I love tamales! Yummy!

Jackie said...

David - It hit 84 here today. I only wanted 70!

Hi, all!

lynn1 said...

I find it interesting how few of these folks had a clue to Rome being the eternal city

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone, my lazy computer finally let me get here.

I'm not happy that my three least favorite of these teams are in the lead right now.

Becky said...

Hey, Sharon.

Joe in NY said...

HI folks.

Becky said...

Hey, Joe. How's your dog?

lynn1 said...

Hi Sharon & Joe

Rochelle said...

Just checking in to say hi to everyone. I am not really watching TAR these days but I missed The last two Survivors, argh, so I missed YOU guys.

SueGee said...

~~SPLASH~~~

Finally made it!!

~~~waving to everyone as I grab a slice of pizza!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Sharon S said...

Hi Rochelle -- hope you are watching Survivor on your own. The last two shows have been good.

Nickelpeed said...

I have White Zen. Nice and cold.

I love this gladiator task. How fun.

Rochelle said...

the fight was a tad corny

Rochelle said...

HI Sharon - I have been trying to catch up on Demand. I will be caught up by next Wed but I have a meeting that gets out at 8 so I may join late…

Rochelle said...

I ate a piece of pizza earlier today and now am having chicken salad from Chipotle YUM.

Sharon S said...

Glad you are getting caught up. I'm really enjoying this season of Survivor.

Amazing Race has been really good too.

Nickelpeed said...

I really like them this season. She seems to have calmed down.

Nickelpeed said...

I really hope the dad and son do not get eliminated.

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, come on Globtrotters!!!

David said...

I do wish Rachel had done that road block. I love to see her have melt-downs. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Well, it would be all Greek to me, too.

Sharon S said...

Penny -- I'm worried about the Globetrotters too.

lynn1 said...

The Globe trotters need to read the clue

Nickelpeed said...

Ooops, I meant, Come on Globetrotters not Globtrotters. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

That's the problem, Lyn, they are not reading the clue correctly.

David said...

So far the this season the team with the penalty have not been eliminated, same with this week. Lots of top to bottom to top in the finishing orders all season so far.

Rochelle said...

Nickelpeed - you said she seems to have really calmed down - who is she please?

also, I would NOT remember enough about the Roman Numerals to do this

Rochelle said...

Roman numerals: So many things we learned but never used so have forgotten. I know up to about 10 but after that…

Nickelpeed said...

Oh crap

Nickelpeed said...

I'm sorry Rochelle, I meant Rachel.

Sharon S said...

Wow -- what an end to this leg. My pool picks are gone now though, and I can root for the Cowboys with no guilt.

Nickelpeed said...

I even like John and Jessica this season. Dang. But, my pool team made it!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting us!! Really appreciate it.

Won't be here Wednesday for Survivor, have to work. So, will see you all next Sunday.

Sharon S said...

Have a good week Penny. See everyone else Wed.

Thanks Jackie!

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. nite everyone

Rochelle said...

Night all

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

David said...

Aaaaaa, I have been Philiminated. That makes me a free agent. =)

Thanks Jackie.