The Amazing Race Don’t Lay Down On Me Now S19E03 (CBS)

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Teams will join a team of local bicycle enthusiasts. All of the teams depart within an hour of each other.

They must travel to a restaurant by taxi in the countryside. Jen crashes into a pedestrian. Ernie loses a pedal. They are passed by Liz/Marie and Jeremy/Sandy. Then Bill/Cathi pass them as well. Justin/Jen pass them as well.

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The Amazing Race The Sprint of Our Life S19E02 (CBS)

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So tonight it’s a double elimination leg. Teams are leaving Taiwan for Indonesia. There are no flights out tonight, so the teams are spending the night at the airport. Most of the teams are at the airport. Cathi/Bill leave at 4AM, that’s about 8 hours behind the earliest teams.

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The Amazing Race Kindness of Strangers S19E01 (CBS)

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The 11 teams are:

-Andy & Tommy, former Olympic snowboarders

-Ethan & Jenna, former winners of *Survivor* and dating for 7 years

-Laurence & Zac, father and son adventurers

-Ernie/Cindy, recently engaged from Chicago

-Justin/Jennifer, brother and sister from Stone Mountain, GA

-Bill/Cathi, married grandparents

-Liz/Marie, blonde twin sisters

-Jeremy/Sandy, dating

-Ron/Bill, domestic partners and flight attendants

-Amani/Marcus, a married couple

-Kaylani/Lisa, former showgirls from Las Vegas

The first team to finish this leg will win the Express Pass. They must solve a word-puzzle on umbrellas. They are coming to Taipei, Taiwan. The last team to complete the puzzle will receive a Hazard, which they will have to complete in this leg of the race.

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2011 Tour de France Stage 4 Lorient -> Mûr de Bretagne

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The Tour de France started again last Saturday. It was a good stage yesterday and today, we have more interesting bits of France to ride on. This stage includes a mountain top finish that is not in the Pyrenées, so that’s cool. We’re currently in Brittany, so there’s a lot of wind and rain. Contador tried to win the stage, but faltered as all of the favorites kept him pretty close. Evans won the stage, but we needed a photo-finish to see who won and by how much. The biggest surprise is that Hushovd managed to finish 6th, so he stayed there with the rest of the favorites. The next few stages are flat, so he might retain the Yellow Jersey for a while.

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The Amazing Race This is Where It Ends S18E11-12 (CBS)

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It was somewhat of a disappointment that the final task was so easy. Usually, the final task is a gigantic puzzle of some kind, that breaks down the contestants. This time around, it involved decorating a miniature trailer. Zev/Justin paid dearly for being so hairy in Brazil. It was funny to watch them getting waxed, but painful at the same time. I feel ambivalent about the winners of the race, Kisha/Jen. At least they deserve it more than the Globetrotters.

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The Amazing Race Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen S18E10 (CBS)

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I don’t know who Vyxsin was kidding, but her partner Kent is one of the worst ones around. He doesn’t pull his own weight, gets extremely flustered, and has a low stamina. Vyxsin does most of the heavy lifting in this team. Also, I don’t understand why that girl looked like a clown in her final VT. The makeup was caked on so thick, that it was frightening. Needless to say that it’s good to see them gone. I wonder who will win this edition of  The Amazing Race.

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The Amazing Race Unfinished Business We’re Good American People S18E09 (CBS)

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The goths have a few tiffs but still manage to stave off elimination. Once again, the cowboys are in the rear of the pack. A few more times of this and they’ll end up going home. All of the teams who chose to eat schnitzel end up having to do the other detour again. That was kind of surprising, but I would have bet the the Harlem Globetrotters could have eaten that, especially Big Easy.

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The Amazing Race Unfinished Business I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior S18E08 (CBS)

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The goths have a few tiffs but still manage to stave off elimination. Once again, the cowboys are in the rear of the pack. A few more times of this and they’ll end up going home. All of the teams who chose to eat schnitzel end up having to do the other detour again. That was kind of surprising, but I would have bet the the Harlem Globetrotters could have eaten that, especially Big Easy.

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The Amazing Race You Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win S18E07 (CBS)

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Bumbling Ron finally lost a leg of the race for his team and he gets eliminated with his daughter. Serves him right for being an asshat at times. Impressively, the Harlem Globetrotters managed to get from last to first place in this leg of the race. There was more strangeness from the goths and Gary/Mallory had a fun time with manure.

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The Amazing Race I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade S18E06 (CBS)

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Probably the most disturbing thing in this episode is a grown man crying like a 5-year old. I mean, come on. Sure, you have a disability, but that’s no excuse for behaving like a toddler. His mother must have mollycoddled him a bit too much. That much is obvious since he’s running the race with her. Luke was pathetic and he caused his team to be eliminated. Ah well, they’re trimming away the fat.

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