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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2007, 10:39:54 PM »
For those interested in how TK and Rachel get ahead in episode 9, I have the answer. You can find it in the Timeline Speculation thread. However,for those not willing to venture there the answer is that they take a routing of Mumbai to Bangkok to Hong Kong to Taipei(!!) to Osaka while the rest of the pack go directly from Hong Kong to Osaka. Their advantage appears to be 75 minutes.


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2007, 10:58:11 PM »
well personally, I don't believe Japan is eimintion point because my friend only heard "I wonder what the asians would say if they came to this place", doesn't imply anything about Ron and Chris eliminated, we are only certain that they were far behind in the race.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2007, 10:58:47 PM »
Imagine TK & Rachel being that far ahead and TPTB pull an intersection on them.

Oh and I think the title goes to Nic talking about Don afterall.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2007, 11:02:31 PM »
I said it sounded like something Nic would say.  They talk shit about each other, its why I love em.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2007, 11:05:59 PM »
Web Clues

One Racer begins showing signs of physical deterioration, prompting the Teammate to step up to the plate. But will it be enough?
One volatile relationship takes a turn for the worse. Will the Team be able to get it together before it's too late?
Taxi drivers have caused grief for Teams at the most inopportune times. Now, it's the revenge of the Racers as they don gloves and hats and drive Japanese passengers around the confusing streets of Osaka!
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2007, 11:08:14 PM »
Oh my god, that sounds awesome.

And just a fun little memory Osaka is the first place I ever had someone flash me their privates.  I was 16.  He was I would guess 40 plus.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2007, 11:12:42 PM »
OMG that does sound like fun!
Oh my god, that sounds awesome.

And just a fun little memory Osaka is the first place I ever had someone flash me their privates.  I was 16.  He was I would guess 40 plus.
  :lol:  :groan: were they fuzzy?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2007, 11:13:18 PM »
OMG that does sound like fun!
Oh my god, that sounds awesome.

And just a fun little memory Osaka is the first place I ever had someone flash me their privates.  I was 16.  He was I would guess 40 plus.
  :lol:  :groan: were they fuzzy?

ew puddin LOL

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2007, 11:14:23 PM »


With the help of a great friend, got this:

From here. Puts the address at 大阪市中央区南本町3丁目6番14号, near their Hard Rock Cafe I believe?

The address of the Hard Rock Cafe:
Hard Rock Cafe Osaka
Ito Building, 1F, 3-6-14
Minami-Hommachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka 541-0054 Osaka, Japan

Oh Puddin! :groan:

ETA: GOT IT!

360 of Hard Rock Cafe exterior
Just to the left of the store.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2007, 11:24:48 PM »
Glad your here Neobie! Good job  :jumpy:


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2007, 11:44:31 PM »
Nice work, Neobie!  :yess: It's just down the road from Osaka castle. It's too far to walk to Fukushima rail station from where they're at; maybe they still have the taxi task to do, or maybe the Hard Rock Osaka is getting a free plug.  ;D

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2007, 11:59:10 PM »
Web Clues

One Racer begins showing signs of physical deterioration, prompting the Teammate to step up to the plate. But will it be enough?
One volatile relationship takes a turn for the worse. Will the Team be able to get it together before it's too late?
Taxi drivers have caused grief for Teams at the most inopportune times. Now, it's the revenge of the Racers as they don gloves and hats and drive Japanese passengers around the confusing streets of Osaka!

1. Nicolas/Donald, and if the Alaska spoiler is true, then yes.
2. There's clearly two choices here. Jen/Nate probably will (they managed to get over their issues this leg); Ron/Christina I'm less sure about
3. This sounds like a Roadblock - hopefully it'll be as awesome as TAR 7's bus roadblock.

EDIT - Just though of something: Nic/Don have a Detour clue but there's no sign of another team, so there's no Intersection this leg. If it's an elimination leg, then they've gotten rid of it for good  :yess: I don't even want to think about putting an Intersection on a leg with a speed bump, it would be too much like the MFE/Intersection/charter bus/FF disaster of last year.
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2007, 12:01:17 AM »
I'd say it's a roadblock too zackattack because the camera man has to fit into the taxi as well as the passengers

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2007, 12:08:07 AM »
 :badhorse:


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2007, 12:12:07 AM »
:badhorse:

It's so hard to get inside that place  :pull

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2007, 12:19:23 AM »
The actual castle or the garden puddin

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2007, 12:27:56 AM »
:badhorse:

It's so hard to get inside that place  :pull

 ;)  Oh, not that hard....   :lol3:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2007, 12:31:56 AM »
 :(  There's actually not much inside the actual modern-day concrete reconstructed castle.   :angel:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2007, 12:33:39 AM »
Very nice Boingo  :keeta:

Slowhatch, you once gave me a link to the statue dude but I can't find it. Can you link us again please?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2007, 12:41:06 AM »
brb...

OK, the statue dude is Rennyo; his statue is in the courtyard (between the street and the main temple) of the Kitamido (no English pages) in Osaka. I've looked through temple pics for any sign of a drum, but no luck.
To make things muddy I've found a nearly identical statue here (source page). I can't read Japanese, so I have no idea about the location.

OK, just cleaning up the data. Windows live translator has some new languages--japanese, arabic, korean, etc.--so I've tracked the alternate location I mentioned to the Yoshizaki Gobo temple in Fukui prefecture. Seems Rennyo hightailed it out of town when the locals showed up with torches and pitchforks. So that can be discounted, and Kitamido is probably where Don/Nick were walking. Why? I don't know; it seems like an unremarkable place. Still haven't found the drum anywhere inside.
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2007, 12:43:20 AM »
Ya know I really have grown to like Ron and Chris even though Ron can be an ass, Ron and Christina should be eliminated in this leg right!!!!!!!

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2007, 12:47:10 AM »
 :doh: Kansai International Airport (Arrivals) Osaka, Japan  :duh:  (but we all knew that...sorry)   :angel:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2007, 12:51:42 AM »
TIMELINE: Dont hate me if I get it wrong

- Flight out of India to Kansai International Airport '
- Route Marker at Hard Rock Cafe?
- Roadblock at the gardens cuz Donald is on his own??


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2007, 01:06:59 AM »
Just because non of you East Coasters have said it yet:  in this shot they are headed to the train station.

Nic tells Don that he may be able to get water at the train station.

So maybe the drum is in another city!   ;)

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2007, 01:15:55 AM »
Just because non of you East Coasters have said it yet:  in this shot they are headed to the train station.

Nic tells Don that he may be able to get water at the train station.

So maybe the drum is in another city!   ;)

 :pfft  Not all of us are "East Coasters"....   no, we haven't ruled out other cities.  In fact Osaka is very near Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, and others (with possible taikos).  Take your pick   ;)   I'm on record as picking Nara, but am open to suggestions.  So many places to look, so little time....  :lol3:
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