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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #375 on: January 05, 2011, 09:19:04 AM »
Look, its a really simple logic challenge:

Start with the letter that comes first alphabetically, except the word can't possibly start with 'a', so move on to the next letter: f

Combo 1: FANRZ
Combo 2: FARNZ

and at that point, I would recognize FARNZ, but I guess that's just cause I'm a genius  :res:

So it should only take a few combos to figure it out, and if you're really smart, you'd wait until you've found an answer you're confident in

Literally 10 minutes, its not rocket science here


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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #376 on: January 05, 2011, 10:14:40 AM »
Apparently, he never took a statistics or literature class in high school. Using permutations to figure this puzzle out would be easy, and knowing who Franz Kafka is would really help. I would finish this task easily.

But using COMMON SENSE would work best, which is something he didn't have.
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« Reply #377 on: January 05, 2011, 03:38:32 PM »
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« Reply #378 on: January 05, 2011, 11:14:02 PM »
Start with the letter that comes first alphabetically, except the word can't possibly start with 'a', so move on to the next letter: f
Combo 1: FANRZ
Combo 2: FARNZ

and at that point, I would recognize FARNZ, but I guess that's just cause I'm a genius  :res:

So it should only take a few combos to figure it out, and if you're really smart, you'd wait until you've found an answer you're confident in

Literally 10 minutes, its not rocket science here

He was told that the word starts with an "F" there are four letters remaining right, another 4 possible combinations and there are like 16 words possible.

It would have taken 20 minutes to figure out.

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #379 on: January 06, 2011, 12:54:45 AM »
Do I agree the task was easy? Yes.
Do I think he made it way harder than it was supposed to be? Yes.
Should he have been able to solve the task? Most definitely.
Does that make him a complete idiot? Doubt it, I still believe he psyched himself out.
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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #380 on: January 06, 2011, 02:38:42 AM »
As to Kisha and Jen...

I think that season 14 is one of (competitively) the weakest casts ever. I don't know how these girls committed to the race when one of them had such a terrible fear of swimming. She could have got in the pool and walked down and back or something. I think in any other season, they're a top 6-7 team, but nowhere near as close as they got to F3.

Actually, more people would want to join the race just because they want to overcome their fear! And if you have the fear, why will it barricade you from joining? The race is not all swimming! It doesn't make sense.

And you've got to remember that they are on olympic-size swimming pool. This is just an educated guess: I think you can't walk on it because it's deep. I don't know in the case of the tall Jen, but I really think it's hard.

You really can't gauge a team's placement if you would place it to other seasons! Who knows, maybe Steve and Linda might have won S15 if they were there (as much as I think it's impossible, well, haha). :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #381 on: January 06, 2011, 02:50:49 AM »
As to Kisha and Jen...

I think that season 14 is one of (competitively) the weakest casts ever. I don't know how these girls committed to the race when one of them had such a terrible fear of swimming. She could have got in the pool and walked down and back or something. I think in any other season, they're a top 6-7 team, but nowhere near as close as they got to F3.

Actually, more people would want to join the race just because they want to overcome their fear! And if you have the fear, why will it barricade you from joining? The race is not all swimming! It doesn't make sense.

And you've got to remember that they are on olympic-size swimming pool. This is just an educated guess: I think you can't walk on it because it's deep. I don't know in the case of the tall Jen, but I really think it's hard.

You really can't gauge a team's placement if you would place it to other seasons! Who knows, maybe Steve and Linda might have won S15 if they were there (as much as I think it's impossible, well, haha). :lol:

I'm reasonably certain that they would not be able to stand up in an olympic pool.

At 6 foot 4 and (roughly) the same height as the two, I cannot stand up in a full size olympic pool.

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« Reply #382 on: January 06, 2011, 06:32:31 AM »
Competitor, give Kisha and Jen a break. At least they didn't do a Mika right? :res:
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« Reply #383 on: January 06, 2011, 06:49:43 AM »
Competitor, give Kisha and Jen a break. At least they didn't do a Mika right? :res:

Very true. Perhaps I was a little hard on them.

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #384 on: January 06, 2011, 07:42:30 AM »
Do I agree the task was easy? Yes.
Do I think he made it way harder than it was supposed to be? Yes.
Should he have been able to solve the task? Most definitely.
Does that make him a complete idiot? Doubt it, I still believe he psyched himself out.

This was just one of those tasks that proved that Meghan and Cheyne were the only competent team that season.
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« Reply #385 on: January 06, 2011, 07:42:59 AM »
Competitor, give Kisha and Jen a break. At least they didn't do a Mika right? :res:

Yeah...they got through it rather than squeal like a middle schooler!
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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #386 on: January 06, 2011, 12:11:14 PM »
"Olympic" sized swimming pools really only means that it is 50m long. Over the years the other dimenstions have changed. In times past, the outside lanes......1 and 8 had the side of the pool as a boundry. That has changed, due to the fact that the wave motion reflecting off the wall slows down the swimmers in those two lanes.....so they are wider now and have an extra lane outside Lane 1 and Lane 8. The depth has gotten deeper also for the same reason. The deeper the pool, the less the swimmers have to fight the reflected wave motion from the bottom of the pool.

In the 70's, my university built an "Olympic" sized pool for the use of the students. With the exception of the diving area, I can/could stand on the bottom anywhere in the pool. It was not made for inter-university competions.

Since it was fairly new, I dont doubt that the pool used in TAR 14 was over 7' deep. It was not the pool used for Olympic competion, but most assuredly was used for practice during the Olympics.
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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #387 on: January 07, 2011, 01:50:59 PM »
Competitor, give Kisha and Jen a break. At least they didn't do a Mika right? :res:

Yeah...they got through it rather than squeal like a middle schooler!

haha I so remember that!!! They were bottom feeders anyway....

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« Reply #388 on: January 07, 2011, 08:45:19 PM »
dont hate on TAR 14. at least it had a very diverse cast, and some character development of the teams made good tv. it might not be in top 5 seasons but is certainly the worst ): thats the reason that so many teams made it on unfinished business as well

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« Reply #389 on: January 08, 2011, 09:48:30 PM »
So this website stole my homemade picture and made it their own. :res: (:;)

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« Reply #391 on: January 08, 2011, 11:53:05 PM »
So this website stole my homemade picture and made it their own. :res: (:;)

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7604359-amazing-race-season-18-unfinished-business

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #392 on: January 09, 2011, 01:41:47 AM »
FWIW, the best part about the Kafkablock was that the very first clue in that leg directed teams to a Kafka statue. Any team that took 30 seconds to stare at the weird statue would probably have blitzed through the task.  :snicker:

I'm still a little miffed over there not being anyone from TAR 13. It had a fairly strong cast that gets sort of forgotten due to its winners (who weren't even that bad, I thought). Any of the top 6 teams (save Nick/Starr for various reasons) could legitimately have been cast on UB.

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #393 on: January 09, 2011, 03:37:09 AM »
FWIW, the best part about the Kafkablock was that the very first clue in that leg directed teams to a Kafka statue. Any team that took 30 seconds to stare at the weird statue would probably have blitzed through the task.  :snicker:

I'm still a little miffed over there not being anyone from TAR 13. It had a fairly strong cast that gets sort of forgotten due to its winners (who weren't even that bad, I thought). Any of the top 6 teams (save Nick/Starr for various reasons) could legitimately have been cast on UB.

Actually they had a rather weak cast... considering that bumblers Andrew/Dan made it to the final 3, and a lot of the other teams made mistakes...

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #394 on: January 09, 2011, 09:39:51 AM »
FWIW, the best part about the Kafkablock was that the very first clue in that leg directed teams to a Kafka statue. Any team that took 30 seconds to stare at the weird statue would probably have blitzed through the task.  :snicker:

I'm still a little miffed over there not being anyone from TAR 13. It had a fairly strong cast that gets sort of forgotten due to its winners (who weren't even that bad, I thought). Any of the top 6 teams (save Nick/Starr for various reasons) could legitimately have been cast on UB.

the only people from tar 13 that would deserve to be in unifnished business are Toni & Dallas and Ken & Tina who were the only 2 entertaining teams
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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #396 on: January 09, 2011, 05:14:09 PM »
A part of the Kafka task people seem to forget is that each time racers made a guess they had to fill out a long form (an allegory to Kafka's bureaucratic nightmare), the task was designed to cause confusion.
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« Reply #397 on: January 09, 2011, 07:32:36 PM »
A part of the Kafka task people seem to forget is that each time racers made a guess they had to fill out a long form (an allegory to Kafka's bureaucratic nightmare), the task was designed to cause confusion.

Some people might find it easy and not distracting at all as a viewer, but as a racer, that will be stressful enough to make them confused (include the loud stamping of three big red X's and scary serious men at the side)

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #398 on: January 10, 2011, 01:03:59 AM »
A part of the Kafka task people seem to forget is that each time racers made a guess they had to fill out a long form (an allegory to Kafka's bureaucratic nightmare), the task was designed to cause confusion.

Some people might find it easy and not distracting at all as a viewer, but as a racer, that will be stressful enough to make them confused (include the loud stamping of three big red X's and scary serious men at the side)

And the constantly ringing telephones in the background.

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Re: TAR 18 - CAST/Locations: Bitch and Moan and Squeal here! lol
« Reply #399 on: January 10, 2011, 09:26:35 AM »
A part of the Kafka task people seem to forget is that each time racers made a guess they had to fill out a long form (an allegory to Kafka's bureaucratic nightmare), the task was designed to cause confusion.

Some people might find it easy and not distracting at all as a viewer, but as a racer, that will be stressful enough to make them confused (include the loud stamping of three big red X's and scary serious men at the side)

And the constantly ringing telephones in the background.

The task was definitely designed to mess with the team members' minds. Only Meghan excelled at it.
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