Amazing Race 9 Update!!
Dude... that's a big bowl of Crickets!
And they're off... playing with monkeys, Buddha, mouths full of crickets, and a wonderful little karma explosion that eats someone's brain. The gnomes are back, last goes to first, black gets gold and if you can't hold your pot... you're outta there!
Good Afternoon Race Fans...
(aka “The show mechanics...")
From the Aussi Outback to Bangkok, Thailand... the tenth leg starts off with an airport.
~ fly to Thailand on the 11:00 arrival flight unless you stupidly skip checking in at the airport to go beg for cash from the locals... I mean, the begging goes well for the Hipp-sters but they arrive back in time to hear "flight full" ... They think they're totally hosed but they seem to have recently been fitted for sphincter horse shoes as a pair of seats open up on a flight that arrives at 10:45.
~ in Bangkok, cab it to a bus station, and get hooked up for a ride to this flippy big "pagoda" ... aka Monkey Village. Considering the 11:00 pm arrival flight gets in 45 mins early... they should have all been golden. Alas, Monica is, in all truth, just as stupid as she looks.
~ at the Pagoda, snag a Fast Forward or Road Block with this "build a big fancy fruit display" to feed to a bunch of sacred monkeys... ... and I'm having a Kim Possible moment...
~ cab it to the next clue at koh kret island... where it's all about the Buddha.
~ Detour... gold leaf'ing a little Buddha dude or carrying a shit load of clay pots from here to there.
~ From "there" it's off to the Marble Temple to do the Mat Thing with ol'giant-hands Phil.
Holy Karma man... Mojo doesn't leave anything for the "non-elimination" boys... (while Yolanda leaves stretchy purple running-girl pants, and Eric leaves flip flops) and for their next trick, Mojo listens to some Thai guy tell them they can't buy a bus ticket... despite asking him about the open ticket window. Just... wow! This is the moment of failure for Mojo... they never come back from taking the train they caught the next morning. ... and, of course, laughing at Monica going ape shit mental about dropping her clay pots in the Detour... was worth the price of admission. They LOSE!! g'bye. :)
Monica: "I thought we were the first team!"
Eric: "Man... did you think wrong!"
So Yolanda and her "we're from the south, we can eat fried-anything" bails on the cricket/grass hopper feast in the Fast Forward while Bj and Ty are sitting right there... so they just handed them the FF. And for a million dollars... you stuff your face with grass hoppers, barf, and then stuff again... apparently.
The Exceptionally Pathetic
Monica falling apart while she was trying to move the plank with the clay pots on it... was hilarious... and rather pathetic. After screwing up the bus ticket thing, and taking forever on the Detour...they were well and truly f.u.b.a.r.
Mojo... see ya!!!
Well BJ and Ty win tonight ... which is a kick'en turn around for non-elimination kings...
And Ray and Yo-girl win the Golden Travelocity Gnome thing and get a big ass trip along with an immediate stay in a posh hotel. (however, Ray is sooo done with this girl... don't ya think?)
But the big money winners...
It's either the Frats, the Hippies, or the Blacks. I so want the hippies to win... but they sooooo seem like the types to blow it at the last second. !! And god doesn't love frat boys... so it's the blacks... but wait... I want it to be the hippies... :)
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