You are on an individual archive page

Click here to return to the main page


Wikipedia does good things. Reward them.

The Daily Links Page
Got a link to submit?
  • New Evidence Proves First Flag Made By Betsy Ross Actually Shirt For Gay Friend
  • Colbert Leads Huntsman in S.C.
  • Polish prosecutor 'shoots self after news conference'
  • Jim Rome leaving ESPN. Bonus: Footage of Jim Rome getting attacked by Jim Everett & crying like a baby
  • Broncos, Tim Tebow stun Steelers in OT, win 29-23 in NFL playoffs
       [ 2 comments ]
  • Video: Remember 2008
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop faces weapon and drug charges
  • Video: Green Bay anchorman loves lamp
  • Video: Rodgers & Raji in the new Discount Double Check ad
  • Jim Rome: out of The Jungle and onto the (horse) farm
  • New IL Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Drain Cleaner
  • Fawn Cuddles Kitten, Hearts Explode
  • The priest who changed the course of history for the worse... by rescuing four-year-old Hitler from drowning in icy river
  • Get Fit or Get Fined: Web Service Offers to Charge You for Skipping the Gym
  • Fine proposed for botching US national anthem
  • Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Edina boutique takes heat for trashing $4,000-plus gowns
  • Law Student Goes 'Homeless by Choice' Touts Value of Gym Club Membership
  • VIDEO: Snoop Dogg on 'The Price Is Right'
  • Flynn and Out
       [ 3 comments ]
  • Don't put Bielema on the firing line
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Your end of the season Vikings comment thread
       [ 2 comments ]
  • Mass. budget motel fights forfeiture by feds
  • Vikings scrutinize downtown Mpls. stadium site near basilica
       [ 2 comments ]
  • Kelly Clarkson criticized on Twitter after singer endorses Ron Paul for President 
  • Political Predictions for 2012
  • We're All Doing The Best We Can
  • Video Of Little Girl Getting Pissed Off About Pink Toys Will Make Your Heart Swell
  • The 10 best sports-related Hitler Reactions of 2011
  • Happy Endings on the housing crisis
  • Why You Just Got New York Times Spam
  • There Will Be No Friday This Week In Samoa
  • The Most Hipster State In The US
  • Online Merchants Home in on Imbibing Consumers
       [ 1 comment ]
  • On islamic fashion
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Sears as Lampert's 'Mismanaged Asset' Loses Customers to Macy's
       [ 1 comment ]
  • 5 social network predictions for 2012
  • Cheetah, chimp star of classic Tarzan movies, dies at 80
  • The Hottest Things on TV in 2011
  • Beer in cans: It's not just for Bud anymore
  • Seven Packers earn Pro Bowl selections
  • The Worst Angry Christmas Tweets In the World
       [ 2 comments ]
  • Minnesota cities try to hold back on rented housing
  • Why Iowa Shouldn't Vote First Anymore
  • Some Falcons Players Upset Drew Brees Went For The Record Last Night
  • We've Identified Jilted Packergirl
  • With its 'W' initiative, ESPN tries to solve the equation of serving women sports fans
       [ 2 comments ]
  • Owner surprised to find cat regularly catches bus
  • Charles Barkley: Skip Bayless Has Surpassed Peter Vecsey As The Biggest Jackass In The History Of Journalism
  • Handicapping the 2011 NFL MVP Race, 2.0

     

  • Amazing Race Recap-Episode 1-Where's Your Allah Now?

       September 17, 2006

    In an Amazing Race first, two teams were Philiminated in the premiere episode. First, Muslim buddies Bilal & Sa'eed bit the dust and then the adorable married couple Vipul & Arti lost their way in the streets of Beijing and came into the Pit Stop in last place.

    I'm glad Bilal & Sa'eed are gone because I'm sick to death of reality TV show contestants thinking that God or Allah or whatever deity gives a damn about game show outcomes. He doesn't. On the other hand, I'm bummed about Vipul & Arti. It's refreshing to see a non-bickering couple on this show.

    Rather than recapping the various detours and roadblocks. Here's my take on the ten remaining teams.

    David & Mary: I kind of like Team Kentucky. Actually, I like Mary. She obviously hasn't traveled very much (never outside of Tennessee or Kentucky before), yet here she is in a cab in China hassling the driver, in Chinese, to go faster. She's a quick study.

    Duke & Lauren: Team Weepy. Duke literally started crying in the pre-show interview because he's so disappointed that Lauren is gay. Lauren started crying well her totally fit Dad climbed up a wall. Enough with the crying! There's no crying on the Amazing Race! Lauren seems okay, but I don't know about Duke. You just don't tell a national TV audience how disappointed you are with your daughter.

    Dustin & Kandace: Team Pageant. These two blondies could be okay. They got lost but they didn't really play the "oh poor us, some men please save us" card. I respect that.

    Erwin & Godwin: Team Overachievers. These two brothers were so sure that they were so smart and so athletic that the Race would just be a breeze. It was kind of ironic to see the two Asian-American brothers shouting for English speakers on the streets of Beijing. I think they got a slice of humble pie. I think they'll be okay.

    Kellie & Jamie: Team Rah Rah. I think these South Carolina cheerleaders are my favorite team so far. Really. They were good natured and enthusiastic. Plus, I really would like to see an all-girl team do well and I'm not holding out much hope for Team Pageant.

    Lyn & Karlyn: Team Single Moms. The moms showed a lot of grit and determination throughout the leg. They rarely got things right immediately, but they didn't panic. They didn't complain (that much). Instead, they just corrected their mistakes, redoubled their efforts and finished the job. Good for them.

    Peter & Sarah: Team Ironman. So Sarah has one leg and she's all about proving that she can do anything able-bodied people can. At the same time, she and Peter are all about using her disability to get advantages like pre-boarding airplanes and finding sympathetic cabbies. You can't have it both ways. Well, I guess you can, but it's going to make me root against you.

    Rob & Kimberly: Team Bicker. Here's this year's token bickering couple. Ugh. I've had enough of these. The only way I find them entertaining is if I imagine that every time Rob calls Kimberly "Babe" he's really saying "Harpy" and everytime Kimberly calls Rob "Babe" she really means "Asshole". Try it. It makes watching them much more fun.

    Tom & Terry: Team Boyfriends. What an annoying team. Their pre-race interview was all about how they weren't going to make friends with other teams. Now, I agree that that's not the point, but why not open yourselves up to the possibility of some friendships? I think it's weird that they're setting out to distance themselves from other people. Embrace the possibilities guys!

    Tyler & James: Team Addiction. Okay, who else cracked up when these guys were introduced as "Recovering Drug Addicts/Models". That's the best team description since Millie & Chucks "Dating 10 Years/Virgins". So yeah, these guys are young and athletic. They'll probably win. They seem a little humorless, however. I know lots of people hated The Hippies and the Frats from last year, but all of those guys had at least a little spark of humor. More of that, please.

    So, TAR fans, who do you like? Who do you think will win? Who will be Philiminated next? And, be sure to check out Viking Pundit's recap.


    Posted by at September 17, 2006 09:32 PM

        The trackback entry for this page is : http://www.inthehat.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/1383

     

    Trackback Entries

     


    Comments

    There are no comments for this story.

     

    yet.

     

     


      page rendered in 0.039 seconds | ©2004, 2005 Dummocrats.com