Amazing Race 8 Update!!
It's all about... wondering just how much they slashed the show's travel budget by... The Whiners weave... er, the Weavers whine and continue to provide pretty much the only actual entertainment, unless you count waiting for Daddy Branson to creep you out as entertaining.
Good Afternoon Race Fans...
(aka “The show, in as few words as possible!")
Wake up on a lake in the desert...
~ and get yerself and a trailer to Utah. John Ford Point... it's chase-the-clue time.
~ send two from your group with two from the next on a groovy copter ride in Roadrunner/Coyote country to the top of the very rock that the Coyote dropped those little paper airplane dynamite sticks from !!!!
~ now drive to Gemini Bridge... more rocky weirdness... straight out of there.com... still in Utah... The dippy Godlewski girls cannot 180 a trailer, so they fall behind here, letting the Branson’s leave last place.
~ and it's time for a Detour: Ride down or Drop down. Mountain bikes for the Weavers, and everyone else elects to jump off the cliff...
~ now clue it to Green River Park and camp out in your trailer... need tips? Pay attention to the Weavers.
~ First in, first out of the park... and go find a bear in Heber City, Utah
~ Now it's Salt Lake City, a Yield and Olympic park for a little ski jumping
~ and Pit Stop at the City Library. So after being subjected to the worst navigation in the history of The Amazing race, the Weavers get Yielded (uselessly) and come in a stellar distant last... sound ready to leave, and find themselves in a non-elimination game... They didn't "put on all their clothes", so they'll be in the same undies for several days... you know... just like back home.
The Weavers spend all their sound bites talking about how in touch they are with love, life, wonder, god and rose petals drifting down on them... yet act like rat bastard skanks with trailer hitches rammed up their asses whenever they area actually doing anything... and they're clearly the only entertainment left on the show. "Most people like us..." I'm waiting for Beaver to tell the rest of them to get bent... and mom grabbing a clue out of his hands as he's reading it aloud... is helping.
The helicopter ride to the top of "Elephant Bute" was frigg'en cool looking, and it was straight out of the Road Runner cartoon.
What the fuck was up with Phil and the "due to a production error, the camera drained the car battery in the Godlewski's vehicle and they have fallen to last place..." Can you just see the fricking footage of those coiled springs while they waited at the side of the road for a rescue.? The bunch of them are sooooo flippen intense and it must have been priceless... and the skinny talkative one prol'y cried a lot!! :)
But seriously... how totally unfair is this????
Ugly? Ugly... what I would like to know is exactly what did they think was gonna happen if one of the families with kids was still in the game with a Road Block like Repelling Down the Mountain versus Riding Mountain Bikes down the mountain.???? Seriously ... the Gaghan’s could not have done this... not with little princess.
The Exceptionally Pathetic
Every time the Weavers open their mouths they are either telling the cameras how full of love and friendship they are... or talking about how much they HATE whatever... They hate Utah... we got that... they HATE the other players, oh, and did I mention that they hated Utah... and think it's "hundreds of thousands of miles across."
The Weavers pour over their map and then conclude that they should take some collector road instead of the highway and end up (with a trailer) on a scenic drive through the mountains... one lane road... it was priceless... and remarkably stupid. Actually... "super stupid" is more accurate. Oh, and Beaver knew it from the get go... he's all about looking at the map and asking "are you sure..." but they ... all of them ... never listen to him. Ever.
The Linz family finally comes in first... and gets a trip to Jackson Hole (Ski vacation) for their trouble. Megan remains an apparent good sport and all around prize... but her dough head knuckle draggers for brothers can all hurry up and get to their ultimate fate. (You just know each of them is destined to pass away within seconds of telling everyone around them to "Hey guys... watch this!")
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