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Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« on: November 05, 2007, 01:53:55 AM »
I just wanted to have a place to store the little nagging questions so we don't forget to ask.  I always forget.



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For the first leg, when did the teams know they had to find the tiny church?  Was it given in the first clue envelop or did it fall into their hands at a later unaired point in the leg?
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 08:33:26 AM »
For Julia/Marianna: ask about the missing maps
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007, 01:21:06 PM »
For Marianna & Julia: How long have you both hated Asians?  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007, 01:42:44 PM »
For Marianna & Julia: How long have you both hated Asians?  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 05:31:48 PM »
For Marianna & Julia: How long have you both hated Asians?  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 05:47:42 PM »
 
For Marianna & Julia: How long have you both hated Asians?  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 01:02:08 AM »
To Shana & Jennifer: What was that dance?
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 01:33:37 PM »
Can they only buy plane tickets at the airport now? and not on the internets....

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2007, 10:46:02 AM »
how long did they have to keep the chicken with them? ie, how many hours roughly did leg 4 last? hard to tell from the edit. did they have any problems or fun with their chickens od did they have to feed them at some point? Last, what happened to their chickens?
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007, 10:50:37 AM »
It's a Pit Stop!  You know, eat, sleep, mingle.   :cmaslol
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007, 01:59:42 AM »
What happened to TRAKAI??
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2007, 02:36:57 PM »
To Shana & Jennifer: How long are you going to blame editing?
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2007, 02:57:09 PM »
About the missing FF in Lithuania
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2007, 09:04:45 PM »
How long was the pitstop following the Bingo episode? Was it 24 hours as I believe? Was it 23? 22?

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2007, 01:47:26 PM »
Can they only buy plane tickets at the airport now? and not on the internets....

patlini, I think we got a part answer to this in the Lithuania episode. Teams could only buy at airports or authorized airline ticket offices. In mosat countries they can also buy at travel agents, but there must be some issue with them in Ouagadougou. The Internet was definitely excluded from making reservations and having later ticketing at an airline ticketing office.

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007, 01:49:46 PM »
What happened to TRAKAI??

Peach, that may be a good question, but I would like to supplement it with much more specific questions about Trakai:

1. Was there a Fast Forward opportunity available in the clue obtained there(which obviously nobody took if so)?
2. Did the main clue say "Go to St. Anne's Church" or
3. Was there some task at Trakai and what was it?

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2007, 02:28:41 PM »
The blonds answer some of those questions here in this interview .

They took out an entire part. We were supposed to go to Trakai Castle. We got there and none of that was shown and the reason why was because when we got to Trakai Castle the clue said that there was a Fast Forward. No teams chose the Fast Forward and we didnít choose the Fast Forward for an obvious reason Ė we were an hour and a half or two hours lost. We were the last team to get to the Trakai Castle. So, by no means were we going to take a 200 mile drive when we thought other teams had already taken it. We thought for sure another team had utilized it. And they didnít.

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2007, 03:03:07 PM »
And the first clue did not say go to St. Anne's--it said go to Trakai Water Castle and search the grounds for your next clue... which was apparently the FF clue...
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2007, 04:09:16 PM »
The blonds are probably a bit off. There is no way that a Fast Forward clue would send teams 200 miles away, which would put the team taking it way behind all other teams. If advantages of Fast Forwardds in recent years have been steadily reduced, but they have not gone to certain elimination if you choose it.

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2007, 04:37:24 PM »
Their navigation skills were something to be desired.
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007, 04:38:36 PM »
In this video, Phil tells us about the Fast Forward in Lithuania, they were going to be suspended under a helicopter but he never says exactly where the fast forward was to take place at.

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2007, 04:49:42 PM »
 :cmaslol  ask any racer:  Did you see or touch any monkeys?    :monk3:

inside joke...see if any racer realizes that this question was always asked of the Survivor castoffs by staff member Stephanie Birkitt on The Late Show with David Letterman
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2007, 10:59:08 PM »
:cmaslol  ask any racer:  Did you see or touch any monkeys?    :monk3:

inside joke...see if any racer realizes that this question was always asked of the Survivor castoffs by staff member Stephanie Birkitt on The Late Show with David Letterman
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2007, 09:10:04 AM »
This one is for TK and Rachel - You were the only team caught in the flight delay from Vilnius to Prague on Thursday July 19. This resulted in your missing your connection from Prague to Vienna and you instead had to take an alternate routing.

1. Was that alternate route OK818 from Prague to Zagreb departing PRG at noon arriving ZAG 130pm and then OU662 departing ZAG 245pm arriving Dubrovnik 340pm?
2. Did you meet any Amazing Race Asia 2 teams as they were coming into Prague airport that morning to take Malek 821 departing PRG 1010 arriving Budapest 1115?

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2007, 11:19:02 AM »
Nicolas & Donald were also in that delay.
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2007, 02:32:46 PM »
This one is for Azaria and Hendekea - What were the actual flights and times you took from Vilnius to Dubrovnik? Were they:

TE460 0730 0905 Vilnius Amsterdam
LH4673 1040 1150 Amsterdam Frankfurt
OU419 1430 1615 Frankfurt Dubrovnik

If not, what was the route and flights and times?

Also, how far behind Nicolas and Donald did you finish at the pitstop above Dubrovnik?

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2007, 02:40:55 PM »
Can't help with the flights but they have given three interviews saying ten minutes behind...
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2008, 12:34:08 PM »
What about the weird edit in EP 9?

Did they reshoot the mat with Nate and Jen? Were Ron/Christina told of a prize right away or was that edited in later? Were TK/Rachel originally not going to be spared?  ????????????????

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20169735_2,00.html


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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2008, 12:46:48 PM »
Let's get clarification of the flight taken from Hong Kong from the 3 teams not TK/Rachel. Ask each of them which flight did they take from HKG (was it the continuation of AI310 to Seoul) or did they get off and take CX506 direct to Taipei?

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2008, 12:50:10 PM »
I'd like to know what racers were told before the race on:

1. How many NELs there would be?
2. Whether there would be any TBCs?
3. Details of how the speed bump is to function.
4. Details of the U-turn.
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2008, 01:35:12 PM »
Does Jen know how many Death Stares she gave to Nate?
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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2008, 01:44:23 PM »
That one is ALL yours, Ken!! :lol:
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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2008, 01:50:23 PM »
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There is no way that a Fast Forward clue would send teams 200 miles away, which would put the team taking it way behind all other teams.

FWIW, my guess is that the FF task was located in Kaunas -- which is about 100 kilometers from Trakai and Vilnius (map). There's a helicopter training company there, and it's not that far from the pit stop at the village. So if the blondes confused miles with km -- and were talking about the round-trip distance in case they went for it and were beaten to the FF -- then it would all fit.

Of course, I'm still dying to know what the FF clue was and how much info they had about where the task was located.

I'd also love to know whether Azaria and Hendekea really spent 30 minutes trying to row in Dubrovnik before they figured out that they had to pull up the anchor. Also, are we sure yet whether the extended pit stop was in Dubrovnik or Florance? Finally, a generic question about any other edited-out clues, tasks, or intermediate points.

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2008, 02:10:50 PM »
Hi strategery! Nice to see you! :waves: 

Yes--we all know about it but what I want to know is WHHHYYY?? We missed Trakai and blondes hanging from a helicopter for airport drama! ? Ugh....

We do need to ask Dubrovnik or Florence I guess...
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2008, 02:28:36 PM »
I may have missed it, but the question for all racers is "What happened in detail at Trakai?" Also, what did they tell you about why this part was truncated out of the Lithuania episode?

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« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2008, 01:08:44 PM »
Well, it looks like one of my questions has been answered already. In this interview, the Goths indicate that the pit stop in Florence was 12 hours:
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RNO: Did you get much rest between legs in Florence Ė You looked like you needed it!

Kynt: No, just the usual.

RNO: You only have 12 hours total.

Kynt: Right.
Some confirmation might be nice -- still seems weird that they'd have extended pit stops in Vilnius and Dubrovnik.

Other questions:

* How long was the pit stop in Mumbai? 24 hours? What about Bingo?

* Are teams allowed to change flights after they have booked their tickets? I know this has been allowed since TAR2 -- but a return to the TAR1 rule might explain why TK/Rachel didn't switch to a better flight to Osaka. Maybe CBS gave TPTB credit cards with lower maxes this season.

* Otherwise, did TK/Rachel look for a better flight to Osaka after they'd booked the one via Beijing? Did they try and find that the better flights were booked? Or were they just stoned out of their minds the whole time?
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2008, 07:28:09 PM »
For Nate/Jen - Was there any sort of issue in checking into the pitstop at Osaka (whether it be a penalty, re-shoot, or whatever)?

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« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2008, 10:38:00 PM »
For Shana - What was your reaction when you found out that the race headed to Florence, Italy (where you had lived for some time) 2 legs after your elimination? Did you feel that you would have had some advantage in Florence, or even in the region, Tuscany?

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« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2008, 11:25:13 AM »
My only question other than "When can we expect TAR13?" is "Where can we can send "Told you Viva Laughlin was horrible!" notes to Les Moonves?"

My serious question to Phil is if he expects No Opportunity Wasted to return in Canada?

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« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2008, 04:32:54 PM »
We'll miss you! :waves:
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2008, 10:49:00 PM »
For Shana: How does Chateau compare to Ryan Seacrest? Hotcha!

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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2008, 11:36:02 PM »
 :lol: Good question strategery! 

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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2008, 11:36:39 PM »
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Re: Question Bank: What to ask Racers at TARcon
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2008, 10:41:09 AM »
 :-[

whoo, glad that's over. 

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« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2008, 04:09:00 PM »
I have a question for Christina:

When you asked the ticket agent in Osaka not to give Nathan & Jennifer tickets on the same flight to Taipei that you and your father were on, were your efforts the only reason the ticket agent didn't allow the bickering couple on the flight?  Or was there another reason?

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