Friday, March 04, 2016

The Amazing Race Blog Party - March 4, 2016



The show is starting! As it airs here on the East Coast, I'll post the major happenings live. Refresh the page to get the latest! However, as it always is ... the real party is in the comments area. Please join in on the fun! (And bring tasty beverages and snacks!)

The Magnificent Margo (and Mom) have made the random picks for the blog pool and here they are ...
Tyler & Korey-P- Paula Bell, Bruce & Ray, SueGee
Burnie & Ashley- Buzzmaam, Delee
Erin & Joslyn- Brian, Margo, Rbennie
Sheri & Cole- Donna in FL, Merrilee, Becky
Zach & Rachel- Sharon N, Nana in NW
Dana & Matt- Grandi, Nicklepeed
Jessica & Brittany- Donna in AL, Monty924
Scott & Blair- Meb, Jennasmom
Kurt & Brodie- David, Ed in OH

Philiminated:
Marty & Hagan- Jackie, Willie J
Cameron & Darius- chrob61, PDXGranny

Amazing Race fans ready? Let's GO!

Teams are on their way to Geneva, Switzerland. All teams are to be on the same flight, so we have a bunching point. Lots of talk about Blair having a crush on Brodie. Hmm. It seems like he kind of likes her, too!

The first clue leads them to a place which doesn't open until morning. So, Brodie and Blair got in some cuddle time.

Detour: Workbench or Bench Work -- They have to assemble 27 Swiss Army Knives. Or, the latter is saying how many people can sit on the bench touted as the longest in the world.

Both Detours seem quite tough.

Although Brodie and Kurt made it through the bench sitting/counting spaces first and shared their answers, the others in that detour had to go through the motions again. They're the first through to the next clue, then Tyler and Korey finished the knives detour. So, the two leading teams are leading once again.

Brittany and Jessica didn't get the Alpha Boys answer, so they seem to be the only ones still stuck on the bench.

One thing I've noticed with these basically younger Internet quasi-related teams is that the teams are more friendly with each other than we've seen in many other seasons. That may change when the win gets closer. But there's no animosity between teams.

Roadblock: "Who is Having a Banner Day?" Teams have to identify ten flags of ten countries which were original members of the United Nations. (Where's Sheldon Cooper and Fun With Flags?)

Burnie and Ashley get done first and are headed to France for the Pit Stop.

Brittany and Jessica are the last team to arrive at the Roadblock. The remaining teams there are all already working together and they feel shunned.

Now, after two separate groups taking two different trains, all the teams are on the same connecting train heading to the Pit Stop ... except Brittany and Jessica.

1. Brodie and Kurt first - 3,000 each
2. Tyler and Korey
All the other teams converged on the mat so quickly, I lost track.

9. Brittany and Jessica -- Philiminated

56 comments:

Becky said...

Hey Jackie, a friends. I finally made it on time!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Jackie, Hi Becky. Jackie, thank you so much for hosting us. Appreciate it.

SueGee said...

Hey Jackie, Vincent, Penny & Becky and all that enter after!!

Made it for at least the start tonight.

SueGee (on temporary assignment in Iowa)

Becky said...

Yes, Jackie, we really do appreciate you inviting us in to share your space and giving us a place to meet. Hey, Penny! Jackie, how is the job going? And how is Vincent.

Becky said...

Hey, SueG

SueGee said...

All I have to offer tonight are Drumstick Ice Cream cones with Butterfinger flavored ice cream.

Nickelpeed said...

What country is Switzerland in? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Jackie said...

Hi, all!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi SueGee!

SueGee said...

I'm a little behind in watching because someone got a phone call and paused the show

Nickelpeed said...

That's not a great combined name. Yuck

SueGee said...

Showmance on TAR??

Terry is a Texan! said...

whoooohoooooo!

David said...

Hello Jackie, all that have come before and after me. =)


Nickelpeed said...

Hi David.

SueGee said...

Hi Terry & David

David said...

C'mon, they are in Switzerland, make them shovel snow or chase a Saint Bernard to get his booze. =)

Becky said...

Hey, David. If I were racing with my husbandwe could do the knifes. If not I would be bouncing down the bench. I think they have better callenges this year.

Nickelpeed said...

Make chocolate, use snow shoes, make fondue.

Nickelpeed said...

I do, too, Becky. I really like many of the challenges.

SueGee said...

I love them asking for help in the wrong language

David said...

Yes, they have had some better challenges. Don't want to see a repeat of the chop onions for the vender on the beach one.

Nickelpeed said...

Switzerland speaks like 5 languages and just about everyone speaks English. LOL

SueGee said...

These guys sure like to share answers

Nickelpeed said...

Only to the ones they like. Haha

David said...

Dang, Yahoo is shutting down their games site in May. sorry OT.

Gooo Brodie and Kurt. =)

Nickelpeed said...

Weren't these ladies the ones who asked what country was Switzerland in?

Becky said...

Penny, you seem to know about a lot of the countries. Did you travel?

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, I was stationed in Germany four years with the Air Force. Traveled all over Europe. Loved it.

Nickelpeed said...

Switzerland was one of my favorite countries. So beautiful. Took a gondola up the Matterhorn and witnessed an avalanche. Was unbelievable.

Nickelpeed said...

This is a cool challenge. I would never ever be able to figure this out. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I did not know Yahoo had games

SueGee said...

I used to work with a woman that was from an Italian valley in Switzerland. Had an Italian name and Italian was her first language. Of course as a grown woman she spoke 6 or more languages

David said...

The flags would be tough for me. They barely teach anything about US history in school now, let alone world history.

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, SueGee, Switzerland is one of the few countries in Europe who speak so many languages. They have people from all over living there. We met a lot of people who spoke French. I wish I could speak all those languages.

I'm curious, why do they not want to help the two women? Are they that bad?

Becky said...

Why do people do that. I could understand if they were horses patoots, but she has been nice.

Jackie said...

I met a man from Switzerland the other day. He was in New Jersey for business. (I'd rather be in Switzerland for business -- mixed with pleasure!) He said he was enjoying the shopping here and thought NJ and NYC were great!

Jackie said...

I think they're just happy that another team will be the definite last one. Had she arrived more timely, I bet they would have had her working with them. But that's the second time they've come in way later than the others on a task.

Nickelpeed said...

That is so mean and childish. I hate that name Blodie. Yuck.

SueGee said...

These people are so two faced

Nickelpeed said...

Thanks Jackie, didn't realize they've been late before.

Jackie, I've talked to people who dreaded coming to America, but loved it when they got here. One of my overseas friends went Chicago for her son's graduation from Law School. She was so scared because of everything people had told her about America. Her first day, she fell in love with it. She said it just surprised her how nice every one was. People went out of their way to help her and make her feel welcomed. I said....of course!! LOL

SueGee said...

I think the girls have given up

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, all at once. Cool.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, whens the non elimination?

David said...

These are internet people. Not going to look good on them for doing that to the girls.

Becky said...

Jackie, I know their reasoning. But I don't think it was fair. That is why I couldn't play Amazing Race or Survivor. I am not a liar, a misleader of someone who would do something like that.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you so much, Jackie. Appreciate this so much. Will see everyone next week. Won't be here for Survivor, though.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

SueGee said...

I hope to see you all on Wednesday night! Missed everyone last week!

Good night and have a great weekend!!

SueGee

Anonymous said...

I liked the models the least.
Dolores in Hollywood, Fl..

Jackie said...

Penny - I had friends come in from England to NYC. Their favorite restaurant ended up being a Friday's! They loved the meat on the bone (Mad Cow at home back then) and the portions for the money.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't think it was fair, either, David and Becky. I feel sorry for the girls.

David said...

Too bad they had to get eliminated that way.

Thanks Jackie =)

Everyone have a great weekend.

Nickelpeed said...

We were there for the Mad Cow scare. Now, we can never give blood. I can't because I'm too anemic, but Jim used to give all the time because of his blood type.

Jackie said...

Thank you all for coming by tonight!

Nickelpeed said...

Night everyone.

Becky said...

Thanks again, Jackie. Catch you next week.