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The Amazing Race 10, Episode 7 Insider: Bitch with a Capital Cby Heathyr Fields Ford -- 11/02/2006
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Many thanks to the emails after last week’s article. Sorry to be such an abrupt downer at the end there, but you pretty much got me typing it as I was hearing it, so the abruptness was just how it was. I was all up and chortling to myself, then wham! Such is life. It reaches up and grabs you in the coin purse from time to time when you least expect it.
So…here’s to our men and women serving. And now, on to the snark, because no matter what, we all need to laugh. It’s the best medicine!
Lyn & Karlyn versus Dustin & Kandice: I do not fault the BQs at all, at this point. Team Abrasive has earned back their name a hundred thousand times over at this point. They are rude, inconsiderate and hypocritical. The trifecta of annoying reality show contestants. Oh, and don’t forget about entitled and martyred. So the, uh, quintfecta? Heh. After the Insider clips last week hearing how Abrasive actually gets up from tables when it’s not one of their Back Pack (and no, I am not going to call it the Six Pack now, because you people all belong in the back, so there), I have no respect for them.
By the way, I spent some time reading various message boards, and there were people there with the nerve to say that Dustin & Kandice and Tyler & James went to dark places in their dealings with Abrasive. D&K because of the “sistah” comment last week after Abrasive PUSHED Kuwaiti men and D&K, and T&J because one of them mocked how Karlyn was all in his face and “talk to the hand.” Uh, no. Email me if you think otherwise, but you had best be damned convincing. I see nothing remotely racist or “dark” about these two things. They are just clashing with Alabama. Just because they’re white and Abrasive is black has nothing to do with it. Playing the ethnic card is silly, in my opinion. Again, I’m willing to be open-minded about it, so if you think otherwise, try to convince me.
Oh, and Tyler & James with the “then say something smart” comment? I LOVE YOU. You boys can’t navigate your way out of baggie of grass, but that was great! Yes, I joked about a drug addiction. I am going to hell. However, I’ll be in good company. Hey it could have been worse. I could have called them directionally ‘tarded as one of my bosses would have done! See, we’re all going to hell. On a short bus.
Cho Bros: y’all seem like nice guys, but you’re missing out on the race component, unless you are, like T&J said, hoping to push out all the upper teams so you can trounce all over the rest of the Back Pack. If that’s what you’re doing, then I will take my hat off to you. However, my gut says no. If that happens, it will just be a nice twist of fortune for you.
While Rob & Kimberly bug, Tyler & James can’t navigate, and Dustin & Kandice are blonde (kidding!), I want these three teams in the final three now. The Back Pack are too hypocritical and make my skin crawl. I want ALL of them off my screen. They’re too “gee, we’re the nice ones because people will underestimate us” yet they’re all okay with being rude to others. It’s disgusting. GO AWAY.
David & Mary: Mary? SHUT. UP. David was right. You shouldn’t have left the salt knowing that would put you WAY in last. She just puts him down so much. It’s sad, really.
Producers: Again with the non-elimination leg? So soon? And it saved them. Sigh. Ah well. Looking forward to your Intersection.
That out of the way, on with the clips!
Dustin & Kandice Take Some Time: Post-race, Dustin & Kandic talk about how beautiful Mauritius is. Oh, and for any of you who think the level of someone’s intelligence is based on whether or not they pronounce this country right, let me disabuse you of this notion. It’s not a common word. It’s not an English word. It’s not one you hear said aloud a lot. I know where it is. I know what it is. I’d still slaughter how to say it, because I don’t hear it that much! And I’m not stupid, so there :::raspberry::
Anyway, the girls are amused that they finished first when this was the most relaxed they’ve been on the race. They bubble about how beautiful the country is.
Erwin & Godwin Show Race Smarts: Post-race, the Cho Bros chat about who should go next. Obviously, it ain’t someone from their idiotic threesome. Erwin correctly identifies Rob & Kimberly as strong competitors. He says all three of the “other teams” finished ahead of their teams. He is impressed with their flying under the radar as well as their mental and physical abilities. Godwin agrees. Erwin mentions that Rob & Kimberly don’t get lost like Tyler & James do, and Dustin & Kandice have goofed sometimes as well. Godwin lauds Rob & Kimberly’s mental acuity and physical prowess. He cannot remember them finishing near the back except maybe early on.
It is important to note that when they talk, they talk of the Back Pack as one team, one entity, almost, and then the “other” three teams. So, while I love the theory that they’re aligned with the other two teams for their own betterment, it just does not appear to be so. They just happen to be too sensitive for their own good and fell in with the Back Pack. If they don’t think Lyn & Karlyn wouldn’t throw them under a moving vehicle for a shot at a million dollars, they are excessively naïve.
Tyler & James on Making Enemies: They have nothing on their end against ‘Bama, but the ladies made it known they wanted nothing to do with Team Zoolander. Alabama has their pack, and Zoolander isn’t part of it. Tyler & James feel there has been a chip on the girls’ shoulders since the beginning. SOOOOO true. They also think the women feel they have something to prove (but no one knows what they think they have to prove). Again, SOOOOOOO true. The boys feel you reach a point that you draw a line between racing and being normal human beings, and the ‘Bama girls stepped over it. They act like machines who do not speak to the other teams.
God. Don’t get me started on Alabama. We’ll be here all night.1 2 3 Next-->
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