Teams stayed in Abu Dhabi for this leg where they learned it is a bad idea to drive straight up a sand dune and camels can be unruly if you dress them up. Come learn what Amy, Steve and I think about cars with eco-boost in this Amazing Race recap of the episode, “One Hot Camel.”
I’m really late with this recap. This is from the November 10th episode, “Speed Dating is the Worst,” where teams traveled to Abu Dhabi and sweated a lot while arranging dates, sewing fishing nets, and riding around a race track. We also got to witness two alarming fashion statements — Providence Amy’s bun on her head and Tim’s fanny pack around his chest. Come join the commentary provided by Amy, Steve and me before we move onto the latest episode in a more timely fashion.
Teams traveled to Austria in this Amazing Race episode, “Choir Boy at Heart.” There was horrible singing, cab stealing, and more shirtless locals. Come join the commentary of Amy, Steve and me in this latest recap.
Michael Moore directs this documentary about guns and violence in the U.S.
It was better and different than what I expected. I thought it was going to be a gung-ho rant against guns and stuff, but it wasn't. I didn't know Michael Moore was a member of the NRA.
I would recommend this movie. It is interesting when he compares the U.S. to Canada and especially people's perception of the country on the other side of the border (both U.S. and Canadians). His interview with Charleton Heston is scary.
He also uses the song Take the Skinheads Bowling, but it isn't the Camper Van Beethoven version. Jer had never heard this song when I started singing along to it. Now we have it and he has heard what a lovely song it is thanks to this movie.
This past week’s episode, “Get Our Groove On,” took teams to Poland where they danced the polka or posed in some sleek leotards and fake beards. They also got to eat a lot of donuts and u-turn each other. Kim did talk about a task being hard, but sadly it was not the hardest thing she has ever done. We also invented a new drinking game based on how often Marie talks about the Express Pass. Come along and join the commentary of Amy, Steve and me for this recap of Amazing Race.
This latest leg had teams hanging out in the midnight sun of Norway while they handled stinky fish, jumped from a bridge into the arctic waters, and did some lovely product placement for Ford trucks. I was most excited about Kim bringing back my favorite phrase about a task being the hardest thing she has ever done since she didn’t say it last episode. That’s three out of four episodes. Let’s hope she keeps it up! Please join the colorful commentary of “Beards in the Wind” courtesy of Amy, Steve and me.
This week teams spent a lot of time on airport drama before finally traveling from Chile to Portugal. Once there, the teams encountered fairly easy detours and a road block, which didn’t stop some teams from making silly mistakes anyway. Please join Amy, Steve and me as we break down the third episode, “King Arthur Style.”
Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a guy who likes his routines. He goes to church and eats dinner with his family every Sunday, he works out, he goes dancing to pick up ladies, and he’s addicted to porn. He is caught up in the fantasy of the girls on the sites. He thinks that no real girl can be as good as those fantasy girls. He doesn’t see them as fantasy though. He treats the girls he picks up in clubs as if they are just real-life versions of what he sees online and then gets disappointed when they don’t act the same way as those girls. That’s where he isn’t mature enough to realize what he’s missing from his life. He thinks he has it all and he’s happy about it, until he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson).
Teams stayed in Chile, but it is a long and skinny country so they still traveled quite a distance in a bus because the show likes to torture its contestants that way. There was also some bike riding, mining, shoe shining and boobs floating in the second episode, “Zip It, Bingo.” Once again, Amy and Steve joined me in watching and commenting on the stupid mistakes people made and all the yelling they did at one another. Please join us!
Amy and I love Amazing Race. We have seen all the seasons, but started watching together a few years ago. Steve joined in on watching with us. This recap will be partly what happens in the episode, but mostly what we were saying while watching it. Let’s kick off it off with Season 23 and the premiere episode, “We’re Not In Oklahoma No More,” where teams paraglided and rowed a boat around Chile.
The month starts off big with Gravity and continues later on in the month with of 12 Years a Slave and The Counselor. There are also some interesting looking indie films like CBGB and Bad Milo. Then there are the classy films like Carrie, Bad Grandpa, and Machete Kills. What movies are you planning on seeing in October?