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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #450 on: January 21, 2008, 11:20:05 AM »
Wouldn't the third animal product be the chicken from Burkina Faso?
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #451 on: January 21, 2008, 11:33:15 AM »
Wouldn't the third animal product be the chicken from Burkina Faso?

The chicken (from BF) was one of the two items brought or found at the pit stop mat; the other was the old gun from Croatia.  And you could not include more than one item from each leg.,

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #452 on: January 21, 2008, 04:26:36 PM »
It wasn't until after the show that I realized why that man was part of the Roadblock.  I kept wondering why he kept getting on the platform.  I thought maybe he was there to check what they were doing.  I had no idea at the time that he was supposed to be the "cleaning man in Japan".
 
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #453 on: January 21, 2008, 04:33:55 PM »
"Are you an Animal?"

LOL  :lol:

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #454 on: January 21, 2008, 05:59:37 PM »
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"Are you an Animal?"



yeah at the time I didn't understand why she kept asking him that.   :lol:   


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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #455 on: January 21, 2008, 06:26:03 PM »
I'll admit that I had no idea that the dude was part of the Roadblock and thought that he was the clue giver or something ..I think I'll it watch again  :lol: :waves:

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #456 on: January 21, 2008, 06:29:39 PM »
LOL I was just watching it again and Rachel is so funny sometimes her mannerisms remind me of a 13 year old.. like in the end when she calls TK her "Favorite person!" it's so funny, I like her.

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #457 on: January 21, 2008, 07:17:01 PM »
"Are you an Animal?"
"No! I am a Human Being!"

That's an obscure reference.  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #458 on: January 21, 2008, 07:55:43 PM »
Rachel was pretty smart to think ahead about the final task and remembered other TARs which she had seen and realized it probably would be some kind or rememberance task.  She did the task in pretty short order and got most of it right on the first try.  TK has to be thankful for her, she saved their butts :yess:

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #459 on: January 21, 2008, 07:58:32 PM »
OK, Puddin, TAR 12 is down the tubes!  When are you going to set up threads for TAR13?   :duno: Heck they start shooting in three or four months.  Quote Phil from TES: "We're working on it" :tup:


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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #460 on: January 21, 2008, 08:16:16 PM »
OK, Puddin, TAR 12 is down the tubes!  When are you going to set up threads for TAR13?   :duno: Heck they start shooting in three or four months.  Quote Phil from TES: "We're working on it" :tup:
You want me to archive all this stuff already? lol!  Gman I think we won't have to wait 3 or 4 months for TAR13 to shoot from what I've been reading :yess:

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #461 on: January 21, 2008, 08:23:43 PM »
Yay we are starting TAR 13 Spoilers soon  :wohoo:
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #462 on: January 21, 2008, 08:24:20 PM »
I say leave this up for a week or so and then archive it. Lots of good stuff from Peach and Harley coming from TARCon, I'm quite sure of it.
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #463 on: January 21, 2008, 09:24:28 PM »
I can move the lucky 13 thread here?

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #464 on: January 21, 2008, 09:26:56 PM »
I can move the lucky 13 thread here?

yes mabey stickey it? and rename it tar13 rumors/spec??? once we get a grip on filming and stuff then do a spoiler thread?

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #465 on: January 21, 2008, 09:29:46 PM »
There's a lot of stupid stuff though like someone writing that they already filmed 13 and were in New Zealand or something like like  :res:

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #466 on: January 21, 2008, 09:30:36 PM »
There's a lot of stupid stuff though like someone writing that they already filmed 13 and were in New Zealand or something like like  :res:

ok rename it tar13 wishes or lock it up lol

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #467 on: January 21, 2008, 10:01:03 PM »
Wait! No archiving yet please! I need to catch up! :lol:

And TAR 13 is still in the future so....
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #468 on: January 21, 2008, 10:15:40 PM »
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #469 on: January 22, 2008, 01:23:21 AM »
B:) Had 5 minutes or so to spare this afternoon, so I got to working out a non-trial-and-error method to solving the Roadblock puzzle, of course neglecting crazy stress, the rule about pencils and a bad memory...

The 15 items are:
Leg 1: Donkey, Tandem Bike
Leg 2: Pole Vault
Leg 3: Camel Milk
Leg 4: Chicken
Leg 5: Stilts
Leg 6: Rowboat, Musket
Leg 7: Blackberry
Leg 8: Propane Cart
Leg 9: Cleaning Man, Flowers
Leg 10: Teacup
Legs 4 and 8 each had a U-Turn. We'll assume we don't know where the bike (single-seater) belongs.

The rules are:
1 item from each leg,
1 U-Turn,
1 mode of transportation involving sticks,
2 items brought to or found at the Pit Stop,
2 modes of transportation with wheels, one of which was used at a Detour and
3 animals or animal by-products

1. The first thing to do, as each team did, is to put up the U-Turn.
2. Next are the legs that have no alternative option (Sudoku!): the Pole Vault, the Camel Milk, the Stilts, the Blackberry and the Teacup.
3. Hmm, we have both the pole vault and the stilts, but only one stick-transport is needed. That means the bicycle (which we left out of consideration earlier) would have to replace one of them. Now there was a bike in Leg 2 but not Leg 5, so the stilts (Leg 5) remain and the pole vault is replaced with the bicycle (Leg 2).

Current items: U-Turn (4 or 8 ), Bicycle (2), Camel Milk (3), Stilts (5), Blackberry (7), Teacup (10)

4. Only two Pit Stop items in the list, and that's the chicken (4) and the musket (6).
5. Since Leg 4 is filled up, the U-Turn belongs in Leg 8, eliminating the propane tank cart.
6. With the propane eliminated, there remain only two modes of transportation with wheels: the bicycle for Leg 2 we have already selected, along with the tandem bike for Leg 1.

Current items: Tandem bicycle (1), Bicycle (2), Camel Milk (3), Chicken (4), Stilts (5), Musket (6), Blackberry (7), U-Turn (8 ), Teacup (10)

7. Well, we do need three animals, so with the milk and the chicken, we do need the cleaning man (9), whether he is considered an animal or not, to fulfil the set.

Current items: Tandem bicycle (1), Bicycle (2), Camel Milk (3), Chicken (4), Stilts (5), Musket (6), Blackberry (7), U-Turn (8 ), Cleaning Man (9), Teacup (10)

Task complete!
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #470 on: January 22, 2008, 07:52:55 AM »
neobie, that is a brilliant analysis. For Rachel, Christina and Nicholas it would have been incredibly stressful and hard to keep the order of the logic clear. They would have tended to solve individual rules, but not look at the necessary order of the elimination or inclusion process. I am not surprised that it took them all well over one hour to solve.

My hats are off to Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. This is what the Amazing Race promised with AR1, episode 1("The Smoke that Thunders") but seldom has been since. A difficult but relevant puzzle about the objects encountered in AR12 was a master stroke, equal to AR8's map challenge.

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #471 on: January 22, 2008, 08:45:55 AM »
Good analysis :jumpy:

But lets keep one thing straight:  it is not a TEACUP, rather it is a Chinese SOUPBOWL.  Chris never called it a teacup when Ron and she arrived at the teahouse, she just said "its hot"

So in order to reach the THREE animals or animal products it must contain something like Chicken or Beef broth!

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #472 on: January 22, 2008, 09:07:37 AM »
Good analysis :jumpy:

But lets keep one thing straight:  it is not a TEACUP, rather it is a Chinese SOUPBOWL.  Chris never called it a teacup when Ron and she arrived at the teahouse, she just said "its hot"

So in order to reach the THREE animals or animal products it must contain something like Chicken or Beef broth!

Was there anything in the rules saying that one item couldn't satisfy multiple category requirements - if so then the chicken could be an animal in addition to a Pit Stop accessory (along with the cleaning man and camel milk). I think the tea was there to fill the every leg requirement, along with the Blackberry.

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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #473 on: January 22, 2008, 09:13:40 AM »
That was the Best. Roadblock. Evah! And the very best last task to complete the race. When we saw this at Stitch on Sunday, everyone was commenting how the task was challenging and hard and would bunch the teams together. It served its purpose and also forced the teams to give really go back and think about their previous tasks and countries.

If you saw the webclips on CBS.com, you will have noticed Rachel jotting things into her notebook while drinking beer at the Taipei International Airport. And she had a feeling the last task would involve something similar to what we saw on Sunday. Her notes definitely helped her out. The moral of the story, always remember what you did because you may be asked at the end to recall your steps. Great stuff and it will be hard to equal this in future years.
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Re: EP 11: The Final Push
« Reply #474 on: January 22, 2008, 10:38:09 AM »

Was there anything in the rules saying that one item couldn't satisfy multiple category requirements - if so then the chicken could be an animal in addition to a Pit Stop accessory (along with the cleaning man and camel milk). I think the tea was there to fill the every leg requirement, along with the Blackberry.


I'm pretty sure Phil said there was only 1 solution for the box to open.  Don't remember how he worded it but he said there were several combinations but only one was right.


 

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