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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #625 on: June 21, 2010, 06:04:27 PM »
Article at http://reality-tv-gossip.suite101.com/article.cfm/amazing-race-17-reaches-finish-line-in-los-angeles-california

Basically, its a quick summary of everything we have found so far (They even credit us for all the information.) It contains some pretty serious spoilers, so I wont post the actual article here.

I think that article is way off.  First of all, gossip is useless chatter.  11 legs in 21 days, I thought there are 12 legs in this upcoming season.  Also there isn't enough evidence in Los Angeles to support it as the final leg city.  There has been no reports of the teams (decoys too) racing through the area that day and no filming permits like from the last two seasons has come up yet.  I say Los Angeles is just a transit point to the real final city.  Some of the production crew that were flying back to LA to go home were just done for their time and they could have switch crews for the final leg.  Another reason why LA could not be the finish line is due to the NBA Final Rounds. There was a game on June 15 with the Lakers vs Celtics at the Staples Center that day.

Why would that stop them coming in on that day?

And keep in mind the race route and timings were most likely planned months before the NBA finals even started.

I agree that it should not have stopped them and even could have provided some cover. After all, game 6 of the NBA finals was on June 15 and game 7 on June 17. All the Laker and Celtics fans would have made it into the LA area by June 15. However, the schedule for the NBA finals was more or less determined months in advance by the NBA for each round from Eastern and Western Conference round 1 to conference round 2 to conference finals to NBA finals. My guess is that it preceded the final route for AR17.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #626 on: June 22, 2010, 01:43:18 AM »
I do not think it is worth much, but after they aired the last episode (EP4 S12) here in Sweden last Sunday there was a short announcement. There was a voice over during the credits which said something like "The upcoming season 17 which debuts in the states this fall will feature no less than 4 beauty queens".

I have never heard them even mention the fact that we are slightly behind the states in showing AR so this was most unusual. I would not be surprised if this was a local idea and that they got the data from these boards.

But if something similar has happened in other countries then it may be something which came through official channels.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #627 on: June 22, 2010, 04:45:00 AM »
Oh dear....since we did have to retract the 4 beauty queens thing.  :'(
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #628 on: June 29, 2010, 06:03:25 PM »
Her latest tweet is interesting in light of the possibility that she was recently in Ghana:

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Proud of our #USA United States team, but Congrats #GHA Ghana, a country in much need of more happiness.

PS - no tweets between 5/18 and 6/21.

If either Andie or Jenna made that comment because she was recently in Ghana, then that means the team made it past England and weren't the first team eliminated.  Good.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #629 on: June 29, 2010, 07:53:02 PM »
Wow! Again great job! =D

What is their relationship? Sisters? Mother/Daughter? I can't seem to know. :lol:

I'm just glad to see a team that doesn't appear to have possibly been recruited.

Ditto. And it looks like a mother and daughter to me! :yess:
To me, too.  They look way too much alike to be aunt and niece.  I'm going with a mother/daughter team, as well.

This means we have a whopping THREE parent/child teams this go-round (Kenny & Kevin, father/son, Gary & Mallory, father/daughter, and now, Andie & Jenna, mother/daughter)!  We'd have the full set if they'd cast a mother/son team, too!  Still, it's a record for this show!  First, a record-breaking four women's teams AND THEN a record-breaking THREE parent/child teams (just after the previous record-breaking TWO of TAR14's Mel & Mike and Margie & Luke).


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #630 on: June 29, 2010, 08:07:29 PM »
For the record, Jenna and Andie's relationship remains SPECULATION, there is no evidence either way.

So WAY too early to start saying we have 3 parent/child teams, okay? We like our facts confirmed first, and we have the FACT of two parent/child teams, but the third remains SPEC only at this point.

So NO record breaking claims yet please Paron....facts only for now.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #631 on: June 29, 2010, 08:44:16 PM »
Still gonna say they're mother and daughter, though, until I hear otherwise, though.  Sorry.

Oh, but you go on ahead and find your proof of otherwise, though.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #632 on: June 30, 2010, 04:00:41 AM »
It will interesting to see if they are a stepmother/stepdaughter team, now that we KNOW that they are not a mother/daughter team.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #633 on: June 30, 2010, 03:51:07 PM »
i think they are aunt and niece

aunt being a twin to jennas mom  :duno:

that could be the reason they look so similar

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #634 on: July 01, 2010, 07:27:47 PM »
We're overdue for some different familial relationships, such as the step-parent/step-child, or aunt-uncle/nephew-niece, or even in-laws; we had some of these in the family edition, but that was groups of four related in some way by blood or marriage, and we haven't had them in 2-member teams.

With the information that team red involves a blended family, I think the odds are high for one of these three new categories of relationships to make an appearance.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #635 on: July 01, 2010, 07:59:41 PM »
We're overdue for some different familial relationships, such as the step-parent/step-child, or aunt/uncle-nephew niece, pr even in-laws; we had some of these in the family edition, but that was groups of four related in some way by blood or marraige, and we haven't had them in 2-member teams.

With the information that team red involves a blended family, I think the odds are high for one of these three new categories of relationships to make an appearance.
Well, now that we know that Andie & Jenna aren't mother and daughter, I'd be down with them being aunt and niece or stepmother and stepdaughter.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #636 on: July 02, 2010, 04:39:41 AM »
Fraternal Twins would be nice... has there been a girl/girl twins teams?

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #637 on: July 02, 2010, 05:00:03 AM »
Fraternal Twins would be nice... has there been a girl/girl twins teams?

Kami and Karli. :groan:

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #638 on: July 02, 2010, 09:19:31 AM »

sorry to barge in without reading the thread etc.

Only a few minurtes of internet access.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #639 on: July 02, 2010, 10:02:27 AM »

sorry to barge in without reading the thread etc.

Only a few minurtes of internet access.

Does anybody know what happens in Siena in less than 3 hours !!!!

I will be standing in the middle of it  :neener:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #640 on: July 03, 2010, 03:36:46 AM »
Fraternal Twins would be nice... has there been a girl/girl twins teams?

Kami and Karli. :groan:

Oh yeah! Sorry I'm not familiar with the early seasons, only maybe season 12 or 13 onwards...

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #641 on: July 03, 2010, 09:17:45 AM »
Fraternal Twins would be nice... has there been a girl/girl twins teams?

Kami and Karli. :groan:

Oh yeah! Sorry I'm not familiar with the early seasons, only maybe season 12 or 13 onwards...

You need to watch them, then! They're the best ones.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #642 on: July 04, 2010, 05:11:15 PM »
Just saw survivorsucks,someone saw tatooed team in Hong Kong.

Dunno if this helps y'all, but I saw a couple running from the HK airport to the Airport express train with a cameraman and another guy (producer I'm assuming) on Saturday. The guy asked the train attendant specifically for some sort of bus, so I'm guessing a clue told them they had to take something specific. Anyhow, the guy had distinctive hair (dreads or something similar) and the girl was heavily tattooed.

Team Grey... I don't see any dreads??
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #643 on: July 06, 2010, 10:37:54 AM »
If Kiruna pans out, heres some things to do-

SPECULATION

The Kiruna Ice hotel- Built in Jukkasjärvi  each winter since 1990 and has become a major tourist attraction.

That may not work due to timing (I'm not certain how long the ice hotel stays after being built, but producers have been known to "creatively adjust" the schedules of things like the Holi Festival, so why not?)

Every winter the Snow Festival is held, and every summer since 2000 (The city's centenary) the Kiruna Festival has been held (See notes for Ice Hotel)

A key industry of the area is Iron Ore and much of the town is dependent on mining- Possibly a task revolving around that?

Kiruna hosts the Sweden Spaceport, and the Institute of Space Physics

The church in Kiruna, built in 1912, is one of Sweden's largest wooden buildings. It has separately been voted Sweden's best looking church and the foremost Swedish pre-1950 construction.


All that above is unconfirmed, completely speculation, and probably nowhere near the truth


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #644 on: July 06, 2010, 11:10:26 AM »
Some other "cool" facts about Kiruna:
Its above the Arctic circle, so on June 1 they have 24 hours of daylight.
Home to Börje Salming - best Swedish hockey player ever!

3 flights from ARN to Kiruna on June 1:
NAS 3761 dep 10:25 arr 11:55
SK 1042 dep 11:07 arr 12:31
SK 1044 dep 13:25 arr 14:40

I don't have the actual arrival time for NAS 3761 - but it is interesting to note that it changed departure gates in ARN which could account for the teams running around the airport.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #645 on: July 06, 2010, 11:26:13 AM »
We have the times of that sighting...will need to recheck but I think it was around 11 ish.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #646 on: July 06, 2010, 11:34:58 AM »
Wait, so is Arlanda airport in Kiruna, then?

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #647 on: July 06, 2010, 12:05:51 PM »
Wait, so is Arlanda airport in Kiruna, then?
Wait?
Arlanda airport is in PayAttentionVille - right next to StopBeingIrritatingTown:wall:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #648 on: July 06, 2010, 12:23:21 PM »
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Arlanda airport is in PayAttentionVille - right next to StopBeingIrritatingTown.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #649 on: July 06, 2010, 12:38:48 PM »
The Kiruna Ice hotel- Built in Jukkasjärvi  each winter since 1990 and has become a major tourist attraction.

That may not work due to timing (I'm not certain how long the ice hotel stays after being built, but producers have been known to "creatively adjust" the schedules of things like the Holi Festival, so why not?)

Even their creativity may have a hard time to stand up against mother nature. The Ice hotel usually closes around April due to melting.

I think they have an Ice-bar open year round in a climate-controlled room. They also have Ice bars scattered around the world and these have been visited by AR (and ARA) already.


 

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