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Title: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2009, 10:38:03 PM
 Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!  10/25/2009
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs"
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2009, 10:38:12 PM
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 01:30:59 AM
Wow no comment that the title has to be the Globetrotters? Imagine if we had no spoilers how far they went  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 11, 2009, 02:17:38 AM
I actually thought of Eric & Lisa. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 11, 2009, 02:32:58 AM
What does the title actually mean? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 11, 2009, 07:07:44 PM
What does the title actually mean? :duno:

Do it for the neighborhood, do it for the suburbs
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 07:15:37 PM
What does the title actually mean? :duno:
The Hood is sometimes used by one that grew up in the Ghetto. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hood
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 11, 2009, 07:18:48 PM
What does the title actually mean? :duno:
The Hood is sometimes used by one that grew up in the Ghetto. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hood

Then either Flight Time or Big Easy said it...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 07:23:00 PM
What does the title actually mean? :duno:
The Hood is sometimes used by one that grew up in the Ghetto. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hood

Then either Flight Time or Big Easy said it...
Thats what I said  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 13, 2009, 12:59:24 AM
I thought Brian and Ericka but I doubt it. Probably FT and BE
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Dånooky on October 13, 2009, 01:00:37 AM
I thought Brian and Ericka but I doubt it. Probably FT and BE
It could always be Gary & Matt :lol: or Tiffaria fwiw
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 13, 2009, 01:05:13 AM
 :lol: Gary: Do It for the hood! With his evil little laugh on the end.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 13, 2009, 02:08:47 AM
Well some might say that basketball is a hood sport but many basketball players are from the suburbs as well and I don't want to be called out for stereotyping anyone so take it for what its worth.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 13, 2009, 10:37:23 AM
 :lol: y'all may be reading too much into this...  I bet the trotters say this when they open the first clue at the start of the leg, and find that there is a second leg in Dubai.  The first was in the city (hood) and the second will be in the desert (suburb).  Just doin' the same country twice.   ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 13, 2009, 03:53:02 PM
I say Meghan & Cheyne for the title! :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 13, 2009, 05:58:02 PM
:lol: y'all may be reading too much into this...  I bet the trotters say this when they open the first clue at the start of the leg, and find that there is a second leg in Dubai.  The first was in the city (hood) and the second will be in the desert (suburb).  Just doin' the same country twice.   ;D

I can really see that happening. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Snooky on October 13, 2009, 06:08:09 PM
Wow no comment that the title has to be the Globetrotters? Imagine if we had no spoilers how far they went  :lol:
I was going to say that, but I thought it was a waist of a post...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 13, 2009, 06:11:33 PM
Wow no comment that the title has to be the Globetrotters? Imagine if we had no spoilers how far they went  :lol:
I was going to say that, but I thought it was a waist of a post...

You shouldn't really say that.. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Snooky on October 13, 2009, 06:26:50 PM
Wow no comment that the title has to be the Globetrotters? Imagine if we had no spoilers how far they went  :lol:
I was going to say that, but I thought it was a waist of a post...

You shouldn't really say that.. :lol:
Or maybe I was going to post it, but I was preoccupied.
:lol:
On Topic: Could the first Dubai leg be a NEL than this leg Keri & Lance are gone?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 13, 2009, 06:44:04 PM

On Topic: Could the first Dubai leg be a NEL than this leg Keri & Lance are gone?
Not if you believe Dutch and the reports from the Netherlands that only 6 teams make it there from Dubai.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 13, 2009, 08:51:50 PM

On Topic: Could the first Dubai leg be a NEL than this leg Keri & Lance are gone?
Not if you believe Dutch and the reports from the Netherlands that only 6 teams make it there from Dubai.

This raises an interesting question. Have there ever been two consecutive legs in a country and both legs ended with elimination points?

It would be fun if the first one was an NEL, and the second had a mid-point and pit stop elimination, as was the case in leg 1 of TAR 10 in Beijing.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: bag on October 13, 2009, 09:31:25 PM

On Topic: Could the first Dubai leg be a NEL than this leg Keri & Lance are gone?
Not if you believe Dutch and the reports from the Netherlands that only 6 teams make it there from Dubai.

This raises an interesting question. Have there ever been two consecutive legs in a country and both legs ended with elimination points?
To answer your question, yes. ;) The two Burkina Faso legs in TAR12 were elimination points, as were the two Chile legs in TAR11, the two Vietnam legs in TAR10, not to mention the two Vietnam legs this season, etc. etc. etc.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2009, 09:40:08 PM
bag!! Where have you BEEN?? :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 13, 2009, 09:52:00 PM
the schnauzers, I decided to take a look at your question with data I had handy on AR10, AR11, AR12 AR13, AR14 and AR15. All of them have consecutive legs that meet your criteria. bag provided everal of these examples before I got home and could address this, but here is the comprehensive list just for those 5 races. I will check on AR1 to AR9.

AR10, ep. 3 and 4 in Vietnam
AR11 ep. 2 and 3 in Chile
AR12 ep. 3 and 4 in Burkina Faso
AR13 ep. 1 and 1 in Brazil
AR14 ep. 4 and 5 in Siberia (Russia)
AR15 ep. 2 and 3 in Vietnam



Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 13, 2009, 10:37:05 PM
the schnauzers:
I now have the comprehensive story of all such situations and there is at least one in every Amazing Race from AR1 to AR15:

AR1 - ep. 2 and 3 France; ep. 4 and 5 Tunisia (note - modified by feedback from Raymond and the schnauzers); ep. 8 and 9 Thailand
AR2 - ep. 1 and 2 Brazil
AR3 - ep. 1 and 2 Mexico
AR4 - ep. 1 and 3 Italy; ep. 6 and 7 India
AR5 - ep. 2 and 3 Argentina
AR6 - ep. 10 and 11 China
AR7 - ep. 3 and 4 Argentina; ep. 6 and 7 Botswana
AR8 - ep. 7 and 8 Arizona (note that most episodes are U.S. but that is too easy so I went for back-to-back in one state)
Ar9 - ep. 1 and 2 Brazil; ep. 4 and 5 Sicily

plus copying from above:

AR10, ep. 3 and 4 in Vietnam
AR11 ep. 2 and 3 in Chile
AR12 ep. 3 and 4 in Burkina Faso
AR13 ep. 1 and 1 in Brazil
AR14 ep. 4 and 5 in Siberia (Russia)
AR15 ep. 2 and 3 in Vietnam


Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 13, 2009, 11:05:29 PM
apskip, I appreciate your efforts, but I know TAR 1 didn't go to Russia, it went to Italy. :lol:

What I was getting at was that until the changes in/after TAR 12 that reduced the number of NELs, those usually occured in the first leg of two consecutive legs in a country. I keep notes too, but I hadn't correlated my notes of team leg placements by country.

What I was trying to do was speculate on a possible twist in Dubai that would catch the Racers and the viewer by surprise and still have us down to six teams after Dubai consistent with the spoiler information. I don't have anything to point to other than instinct, but I think it's worth throwing that idea out there.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 14, 2009, 12:11:59 AM
apskip, I appreciate your efforts, but I know TAR 1 didn't go to Russia, it went to Italy. :lol:

What I was getting at was that until the changes in/after TAR 12 that reduced the number of NELs, those usually occured in the first leg of two consecutive legs in a country. I keep notes too, but I hadn't correlated my notes of team leg placements by country.

What I was trying to do was speculate on a possible twist in Dubai that would catch the Racers and the viewer by surprise and still have us down to six teams after Dubai consistent with the spoiler information. I don't have anything to point to other than instinct, but I think it's worth throwing that idea out there.

Well Thailand an elim leg --> NEL in Season 2, while Switzerland TAR 3 had BOTH legs as NELsl And as for the twist: unless it's a double elimination at one mat, please no. :funny:

the schnauzers:
I now have the comprehensive story of all such situations and there is at least one in every Amazing Race from AR1 to AR15:

AR1 - ep. 2 and 3 France; ep. 4 and 5 Russia; ep. 8 and 9 Thailand
AR2 - ep. 1 and 2 Brazil
AR3 - ep. 1 and 2 Mexico
AR4 - ep. 1 and 3 Italy; ep. 6 and 7 India
AR5 - ep. 2 and 3 Argentina
AR6 - ep. 10 and 11 China
AR7 - ep. 3 and 4 Argentina; ep. 6 and 7 Botswana
AR8 - ep. 7 and 8 Arizona (note that most episodes are U.S. but that is too easy so I went for back-to-back in one state)
Ar9 - ep. 1 and 2 Brazil; ep. 4 and 5 Sicily

plus copying from above:

AR10, ep. 3 and 4 in Vietnam
AR11 ep. 2 and 3 in Chile
AR12 ep. 3 and 4 in Burkina Faso
AR13 ep. 1 and 1 in Brazil
AR14 ep. 4 and 5 in Siberia (Russia)
AR15 ep. 2 and 3 in Vietnam

apskip, I think you meant Tunisia, not Russia for Season 1. :funny: Plus, you forgot the two Morocco legs in TAR 3 & wasn't the first China leg in TAR 6 an NEL that saved Adam/Rebecca?



Question: If teams are racing on a track, doing a desert task, visiting the Burj Dubai and doing winter tasks in Dubai 1, what ELSE can they be possibly doing for Dubai 2? More desert tasks? An eating challenge? Tasks outside of Dubai (probably in Sharjah)? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: DavidJunior on October 14, 2009, 12:38:47 AM
a good twist might be to have a TBC leg

but at the midpoint a team still gets eliminated

something like: "you're the first team to arrive, however, this leg is not over, and you're still racing..... you're the last team to arrive and unfortunately that means this leg is over for you, and so is this race."

That'd be a cool twist to see, something that everyone thinks is safe, but then still turns out to be an elimination point
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 01:04:31 AM
Maybe we'll see Old Dubai in part 2, its pretty awesome!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 14, 2009, 08:30:32 AM
apskip, I appreciate your efforts, but I know TAR 1 didn't go to Russia, it went to Italy. :lol:

What I was getting at was that until the changes in/after TAR 12 that reduced the number of NELs, those usually occured in the first leg of two consecutive legs in a country. I keep notes too, but I hadn't correlated my notes of team leg placements by country.

What I was trying to do was speculate on a possible twist in Dubai that would catch the Racers and the viewer by surprise and still have us down to six teams after Dubai consistent with the spoiler information. I don't have anything to point to other than instinct, but I think it's worth throwing that idea out there.

Well Thailand an elim leg --> NEL in Season 2, while Switzerland TAR 3 had BOTH legs as NELsl And as for the twist: unless it's a double elimination at one mat, please no. :funny:

the schnauzers:
I now have the comprehensive story of all such situations and there is at least one in every Amazing Race from AR1 to AR15:

AR1 - ep. 2 and 3 France; ep. 4 and 5 Russia; ep. 8 and 9 Thailand
AR2 - ep. 1 and 2 Brazil
AR3 - ep. 1 and 2 Mexico
AR4 - ep. 1 and 3 Italy; ep. 6 and 7 India
AR5 - ep. 2 and 3 Argentina
AR6 - ep. 10 and 11 China
AR7 - ep. 3 and 4 Argentina; ep. 6 and 7 Botswana
AR8 - ep. 7 and 8 Arizona (note that most episodes are U.S. but that is too easy so I went for back-to-back in one state)
Ar9 - ep. 1 and 2 Brazil; ep. 4 and 5 Sicily

plus copying from above:

AR10, ep. 3 and 4 in Vietnam
AR11 ep. 2 and 3 in Chile
AR12 ep. 3 and 4 in Burkina Faso
AR13 ep. 1 and 1 in Brazil
AR14 ep. 4 and 5 in Siberia (Russia)
AR15 ep. 2 and 3 in Vietnam

apskip, I think you meant Tunisia, not Russia for Season 1. :funny: Plus, you forgot the two Morocco legs in TAR 3 & wasn't the first China leg in TAR 6 an NEL that saved Adam/Rebecca?



Question: If teams are racing on a track, doing a desert task, visiting the Burj Dubai and doing winter tasks in Dubai 1, what ELSE can they be possibly doing for Dubai 2? More desert tasks? An eating challenge? Tasks outside of Dubai (probably in Sharjah)? :duno:

Note the number of common letters (4) between Russia and Tunisia. I did mean Tunisia but sometimes it is difficult near midnight to decipher what I had written down earlier. Thanks for the catch, the schnauzers and Raymond. I will alter my table.

Raymond, I understand your comment on the Morocco legs in AR3. However, I do not look at the leg starting Cabo de Roca Portugal and continuing with Dieselgate through Spain and across on the ferry to Algeciras and then continuing from Tangier to Fez as a Moroccan leg even though the pit stop was in Morocco.

Raymond, you are correct that leg 10 of AR6 in China was non-elimination, which means there was no applicable back-to-back elimination episodes in the same country in AR6. Oh, well, I guess we can all survive that news.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 04:22:25 PM
Wow no comment that the title has to be the Globetrotters? Imagine if we had no spoilers how far they went  :lol:
or maybe not  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 14, 2009, 07:29:39 PM
I still think that hood could be a short form for neighborhood, it would be easier to spoil if we know for certain who said it... that would be very boring.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 15, 2009, 02:37:18 AM
I still think that hood could be a short form for neighborhood, it would be easier to spoil if we know for certain who said it... that would be very boring.

I don't really care about spoiling about what happens at this point, unless:
a) some team/s fall WAY behind
b) it was spoiled to be one of Mika/Canaan/Lance/Keri who said the quote, which could determine who goes earlier
c) it's actually an NEL, compared to what has been spoiled (VERY unlikely, but who knows really?)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Zack. on October 18, 2009, 09:17:29 PM
So...Wild Wadi again.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 18, 2009, 09:18:17 PM
It's the Jumeriah Sceirah for water slide in next episode. It was used in ARA1, episode 12 in Dubai. It's a tall nothing in terms on danger and difficulty.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 09:25:06 PM
This is the 'Jumeirah Sceirah' Water Slide at Wild Wadi in Dubai :carryon:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 09:30:57 PM
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 09:36:56 PM
OHHH POOR Mika!!  :'(

gotta love the pink floaties though
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 18, 2009, 09:37:55 PM
The t-shirt reads Atlantis (http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/aquaventure/waterslides.aspx).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 18, 2009, 09:47:53 PM
The t-shirt reads Atlantis (http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/aquaventure/waterslides.aspx).

Good catch, Slowhatch! :tup: Until I saw your link I thought, "Jumeirah?! Again?! This is getting close to beating the Macau Tower! (TAR 11, TARI 1, TARA 3)", but then I realized that going up the slide, the stairs were narrower, the top platform was smaller (the one Mika is walking around on panicking), there were dolphins (cool really) and the bar thing Cheyne let go of was longer. (Yeah, I am aware I may exaggerate the little details. :funny:)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 10:05:22 PM
The t-shirt reads Atlantis (http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/aquaventure/waterslides.aspx).
And that is why we love Slowhatch  :yess:  :jam:




 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 10:08:39 PM
OHHH POOR Mika!!  :'(

gotta love the pink floaties though
I can't swim and could feel Mikas pain  :'(  . .when my mom sent me to the YWCA when I was a child the one lady tried to force me like Canaan is forcing Mika, good thing my mom caught her :knuckles: ... thanks to my screaming  :lol:  :-[ ;)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: kwando1313 on October 18, 2009, 11:03:16 PM
Well... The guy's shirt says Atlantis on it. So.... It's at the Leap of Faith at Atlantis the Palm. Pic at http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/content/images/316.jpg
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 18, 2009, 11:07:33 PM
I caught a "Do It for the Hood" from the Globetrotters this week (10/18).  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: goodyingbadyang on October 18, 2009, 11:11:25 PM
Maybe somewhat irrelevant but what's that patch on Mika's back?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: north09 on October 18, 2009, 11:28:49 PM
I hope the fight isn't as bad as the promo makes it out to be. I'd hate to see Canaan turn into Lance on her.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: mswood on October 19, 2009, 12:01:42 AM
Poor Canaan.

Oh and poor Mika fear of water and heights.  Why not just throw her into a Pit of Snakes while were at it.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Dånooky on October 19, 2009, 12:10:51 AM
I don't know whether Canaan is going Jonathan, Mika is going Flo or both...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 19, 2009, 12:29:23 AM
 :lol:  well, they don't have to go far to get from the pitstop to the water park...  :funny:

BTW, how old is Mika?  six?  lose the floaties girlfriend...  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 12:54:40 AM
Her intro video talked about how she was learning to swim for the show, wasn't very confident yet, and was bringing pink floaties because they made her feel safer/more confident.  :(
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 19, 2009, 01:22:05 AM
A surefire way to break up with a girlfriend who's afraid of heights and can't swim is throw her down a high waterslide. Not smart, Canaan. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 01:36:40 AM


BTW, how old is Mika?  six?  lose the floaties girlfriend...  :lol:
Mika looks HAWT in those floaties! What other girl could pull that off?  You go girl!  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 01:54:10 AM
From puddin's blog find:

http://blog.zap2it.com/kate_ohare/2009/10/hot-cuppa-pix-inside-amazing-race-hq.html

Is this old or a possibility from this week?

Arabic prop puzzle:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 02:00:08 AM
From puddin's blog find:

http://blog.zap2it.com/kate_ohare/2009/10/hot-cuppa-pix-inside-amazing-race-hq.html

Is this old or a possibility from this week?

Arabic prop puzzle:
That's from Kuwait peach ......I'm pretty sure.

eta.. season 10
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 02:20:52 AM
darn...but great memory!!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Coutzy on October 19, 2009, 02:22:44 AM
Canaan is officially in my bad books.

You could pretty much take it for a rule in the race that one should not, ever, unless perhaps the ledge is on fire, throw your girlfriend down a waterslide.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 19, 2009, 05:43:51 AM
I hope the fight isn't as bad as the promo makes it out to be. I'd hate to see Canaan turn into Lance on her.

Lance was laffos :laff:, so I won't mind. :funny:

I don't know whether Canaan is going Jonathan, Mika is going Flo or both...

NOTHING can top Jonathan & Flo was <3<3<3, so... :funny:

From puddin's blog find:

http://blog.zap2it.com/kate_ohare/2009/10/hot-cuppa-pix-inside-amazing-race-hq.html

Is this old or a possibility from this week?

Arabic prop puzzle:
That's from Kuwait peach ......I'm pretty sure.

eta.. season 10


Ya from Season 10, but it's from a Roadblock, so putting it out there though VERY VERY unlikely since they should be hyping it like mad: could this be one of the Roadblocks repeated? This one was after the Chos sacrificed their place in line for David/Mary and the one that incited the COLORFUL Lyn & Karlyn/Dustin & Kandice rivalry, so I think it can count as a somewhat memorable Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 19, 2009, 06:12:39 AM
It was definitely not memorable for me. -_- :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: spontaneousss on October 19, 2009, 06:37:11 AM
I can see why it looked like Mika & Canaan didn't stay together as a couple after the race  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 19, 2009, 06:40:57 AM
I can see why it looked like Mika & Canaan didn't stay together as a couple after the race  :groan:

Where'd you hear that? :P
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jinknew on October 19, 2009, 08:35:16 AM
Mika and Canaan's profiles on facebook both say they are "in a relationship" with each other.




Been lurking here since TAR 8 Its just now that I decided to register  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 19, 2009, 10:11:59 AM
How come no CBS bikinis this episode?  :duno:  I was looking forward to the skimpy Cara and Jamie look.

Waterslide + bikini = non-family entertainment   :-[
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 19, 2009, 10:50:40 AM
How come no CBS bikinis this episode?  :duno:  I was looking forward to the skimpy Cara and Jamie look.

Waterslide + bikini = non-family entertainment   :-[

I'm looking forward to a hot feast of Meghan, Ericka, Tiffany and Mika next week. :colors :funny: :-[
Title: Re: TAR15: Mika Combs & Canaan Smith - Newly dating
Post by: apskip on October 19, 2009, 11:03:30 AM
The person who elected to have Mika do a water slide ROADBLOCK in episode 6 in spite of her known aversion to swimming made a poor decision. After episode 5 they were at 4RB Canaan and 1 RB Mika. The need to bring it toward equality is obvious. Mika and Canaan will probably have to meet a split of something like Canaan 7 Mika 4 if they go all the way. That means Canaan could have done the water slide and they could have gotten where they need to go.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 19, 2009, 11:06:49 AM
Maybe somewhat irrelevant but what's that patch on Mika's back?
Its the Barbie doll hair extender button. You push the button and pull her hair to make it longer. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15: Mika Combs & Canaan Smith - Newly dating
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 11:24:53 AM
Do we know it is a RB? ??? I was thinking they both had to go down....
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 19, 2009, 12:19:20 PM
How come no CBS bikinis this episode?  :duno:  I was looking forward to the skimpy Cara and Jamie look.

Waterslide + bikini = non-family entertainment   :-[
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0006.jpg)

Meghan is in a bikini.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 01:41:54 PM
Clues:

WHEN TEMPERATURES SOAR PAST 130 DEGREES, THE TEAMS BEGIN TO FEEL DELIRIOUS DURING A DETOUR AND ONE RACER LOSES THEIR COOL WHEN THEIR PARTNER IS PARALYZED BY FEAR, ON
"THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, OCT. 25 ON CBS

   "Do It For the Hood!  Do It For the Suburbs!  (Dubai)" — The teams begin to feel delirious during a Detour when scorching temperatures top 130 degrees and one racer breaks down when their partner is paralyzed by fear during a task, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 01:44:44 PM
Canaan's tweets;

Quote
Still racin baby! WOOHOO!!! How bout next weeks preview?

Quote
i'm not a bad guy. just competitive :) next week will be worth the watch!

http://twitter.com/canaansmith
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Coutzy on October 19, 2009, 01:56:29 PM
Quote
one racer breaks down when their partner is paralyzed by fear during a task

 :colealert:
I wonder who that could be.  :res:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 19, 2009, 03:39:20 PM
Clues:

WHEN TEMPERATURES SOAR PAST 130 DEGREES, THE TEAMS BEGIN TO FEEL DELIRIOUS DURING A DETOUR AND ONE RACER LOSES THEIR COOL WHEN THEIR PARTNER IS PARALYZED BY FEAR, ON
"THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, OCT. 25 ON CBS

   "Do It For the Hood!  Do It For the Suburbs!  (Dubai)" — The teams begin to feel delirious during a Detour when scorching temperatures top 130 degrees and one racer breaks down when their partner is paralyzed by fear during a task, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.


puddin,
I realize that 120 (claimed by a racer in last night's telecast) and 130 degrees claiemd by CBS/WRP publicity for the next episode can occur in localized spots. However, I find both claims ludicrous. The temperature range in Dubai for July 27 was 86 low to 100 degrees high. The temperature range for Dubai for July 28 was 88 low to 105 high. How did they get to 120 or 130 degrees on these. The simple fact is that they didn't.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Neobie on October 19, 2009, 05:12:29 PM
Official temperatures are shade measurements, while 130°F could be out in the sun?

I wouldn't be surprised if they were lying though!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: alittlebird on October 19, 2009, 05:44:27 PM
http://dubai-jazz.blogspot.com/2009/07/youre-hot-and-youre-cold.html

This blogger certainly didn't believe the official weather report.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 19, 2009, 07:16:19 PM
Its the Barbie doll hair extender button. You push the button and pull her hair to make it longer. :funny:

...who knew wp was the "king of the one-liners".    :snicker:  :bow:  :crown
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 08:05:20 PM
Its the Barbie doll hair extender button. You push the button and pull her hair to make it longer. :funny:

...who knew wp was the "king of the one-liners".    :snicker:  :bow:  :crown

That was WAY good!! Heee...blame it on lack of sleep. ;)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 19, 2009, 10:35:13 PM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/video/?pid=kKz8CtjKdbtEfPXzUB5nhSl5ANKNJBNn

Things to look out for:

Yachts
Briefcase?
Water Slide
Money
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 11:07:07 PM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/video/?pid=kKz8CtjKdbtEfPXzUB5nhSl5ANKNJBNn

Things to look out for:

Yachts
Briefcase?
Water Slide
Money
Thanks for the link! Shirtless men .. yum!

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 11:18:26 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0037.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0038.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0039.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0040.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0041.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0042.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0043.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0044.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0045.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0046.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0047.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0048.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 11:19:54 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0049.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0050.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0051.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0052.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0053.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0054.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0055.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0056.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0057.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 11:22:14 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0058.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0059.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0060.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0061.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0062.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0063.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0064.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0065.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0066.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 20, 2009, 12:13:15 AM
Sam & Dan/Maria & Tiffany look like they're checking in. Is there a chance the Pit Stop is somewhere near Atlantis?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 20, 2009, 12:28:40 AM
 ;D  ...this is all I got so far... the monorail between Palm Island and the Atlantis resort.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 20, 2009, 01:29:19 AM
Maybe they are watching Tiffany come down the slide? they look wet ......
Sam & Dan/Maria & Tiffany look like they're checking in. Is there a chance the Pit Stop is somewhere near Atlantis?








Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 20, 2009, 01:35:50 AM
Maybe they are watching Tiffany come down the slide? they look wet ......
Sam & Dan/Maria & Tiffany look like they're checking in. Is there a chance the Pit Stop is somewhere near Atlantis?


Ya maybe. I just thought that maybe they're checking in is because where Sam/Dan/Maria are standing, I can't see it be around the same place Gary/Matt are standing. I'll go try look for pictures. :P

As for the Globetrotters shot, where are they? The Gold Souk area?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 20, 2009, 01:53:24 AM
How about a tour?

 
Atlantis Hotel Dubai and AquaAdventure - 30 Metre Slide - Click here for more amazing videos
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2009, 02:47:38 AM
This looks Pitstopish to me, which of course would mean the alliance checks in together... and after the water task

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/ep%206%20Dubai%202/TAR15ep6maybepitstop.png)

Can we find this?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/ep%206%20Dubai%202/TAR15ep6location.png)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2009, 03:07:29 AM
I can't spot any yellow innertubes like the one above at the aquaventure park...is this maybe a totally different location? ???
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2009, 03:16:15 AM
From puddin's video...view from the top of the slide shows Boingo's monorail
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 20, 2009, 04:32:39 AM
Saw that too. Maybe they check in somewhere near the hotel itself? Notice the lack of trees behind Sam/Dan/Maria and the area near the slide bottom is covered with trees.

For the life rings: I read 'Challenger 2'. Who knows if it helps or not? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Neobie on October 20, 2009, 07:29:24 AM
Gold souq in Dubai?

Looks like a golf course/park behind innertube Harlem...?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Zack. on October 20, 2009, 08:20:53 AM
Are Megan/Cheyne high-fiving over a hookah? Or just really nice looking rugs/stuff?

And (SUPER SPEC) I think Gary is on the boat; to the right of the three men sitting you can see two shadows, one of which looks like it's wearing a huge load and baseball cap (or else it's a cameraman and Gary is on the left in the light shirt).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Coutzy on October 20, 2009, 08:28:35 AM
Is anybody able to enhance the image of the three men on the boat? Particularly the glass behind them, there are definitely people reflecting, but I can't tell who.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 20, 2009, 08:28:47 AM
Random thought: Is there a chance Mika/Canaan quit the Atlantis task, and that's why they are eliminated? Due to a penalty?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 20, 2009, 09:18:05 AM
Not an innertube, but a Challenger 2 (http://www.intexcorp.com/boats_lake_challenger.html) inflatable boat. Why he's paddling--when you can see an oar sticking out of the side--is a mystery.
They would need sheltered waters (I'm guessing) for the racers to row out to the yacht. One of the inside arms of the Palm would do it, but I can't find any matching treeline/background.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 20, 2009, 10:03:14 AM
So is it - collect and weigh $1 million in gold - put it in the briefcase - travel by raft to the boat with the briefcase - give the gold to the drug lords on the boat to receive your next clue?

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Coutzy on October 20, 2009, 10:10:41 AM
So is it - collect and weigh $1 million in gold - put it in the briefcase - travel by raft to the boat with the briefcase - give the gold to the drug lords on the boat to receive your next clue?



Drug lords? More likely to be oil barons or something.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 20, 2009, 10:27:46 AM
Random thought: Is there a chance Mika/Canaan quit the Atlantis task, and that's why they are eliminated? Due to a penalty?
Raymond, the odds are maybe 40% that you are right with this hypothesis. However, the more likely propsect is that CBS/WRP have used the old misdirection play to lead you to the incorrect conclusion that Mika is giving up and will not go down that slide. Think of the number of instances in Amazing Races where just before the commercial all is lost and then there is a miraculous recovery. I predict that will happen one more time. Mika/Canaan may still be eliminated, however, due to the time lost before she does go down the slide.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 20, 2009, 10:49:44 AM
 ;D  I'm goin' to have to side with peach on this one, sure looks like a pitstop.  "The boyz" are standing next to Maria (notice yellow swimsuit strap).  Looks like they arrive at the same time.  The waterslide may be the last task before meeting Phil.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 20, 2009, 12:20:32 PM
Just wondering if that is a mosque behind the boat.  Can't seem to find any mosques in Dubai, near the water, with 4 minarets.  Closest one is Mosque Jumeriah, but that has only 2 minarets.   :duno:  I have a feeling the boat is somewhere near the old town, Dubai Creek, Gold Souk area of Dubai.  

eta:  ...or are these 2 different mosques (with 2 minarets each)?  I think I see what looks like 2 domes...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 20, 2009, 03:13:28 PM
I can see the water task as the task to "enter" the Pit Stop.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 20, 2009, 07:41:48 PM
There's so much new construction going on (and the GE imagery is more than a year old), it's hard to say...For example, here's a neighborhood mosque (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18074339) with maybe 4 minarets. Nearby there's a tall flagpole that may be the thing on the right of the cap. I can't line up the perspective though, and who knows maybe more has been built in the same area (and everywhere else) in the past year.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 20, 2009, 08:03:37 PM
.... Nearby there's a tall flagpole that may be the thing on the right of the cap. .....

 ;D  I suspect it's more likely a giant cell phone pole/tower...  :res:

... i've been all over Sharjah and Al Mamzar with no luck, so far...  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 20, 2009, 10:41:04 PM
The promo cap of the Trotters bears a resemblance to building features of the Deira Gold Souk (photo source (http://images.goplanit.com/img/live/activity/02/d1/e8/b289cfd332aa5634518c8b594b_xl.jpg)).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2009, 10:42:30 PM
ooooh...that fits really well into the storyline.

Thanks Slowhatch!! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 20, 2009, 10:48:25 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0000.jpg)

From this image, it looks like racers would get off the water slide and head towards the beach on the upper right part of the picture to get to the Mat.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 20, 2009, 11:25:16 PM
 :tup: yep, that works, gator.  ...but to make it more challenging, I'd hide Phil all the way down the beach by the breakwater/boat dock, just for kicks.  :snicker:

 :yess: Good job, Slowhatch.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 20, 2009, 11:51:49 PM
Thanks Slowhatch and Boingo more gold souk
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 20, 2009, 11:58:05 PM
Gosh we need better screencaps  :lol:

okay so looking for the tree lined creek .. maybe?  :lol: I can't get behind it like Slowhatch said the are old but found a mosque  (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6496225) grasping at straws here ..

Deira/Dubai creek side park  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shukufe/99773173/sizes/l/), the creek park is across from the golf course.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 12:13:36 AM
 :lol: Looks like Cheyne & Meghan may have a different challenge, involving waterpipes.  :ascared They give each other the high five after doing something (unpacking?).  :duno:

edited to add:
Along the slightly larger lanes of the gold souk, each shop window is crammed with gold necklaces, rings, bangles, earrings and brooches. In the evening the area is a hive of activity. Gold prices are among the lowest in the world.

In other small streets, the visitor can find shops selling nargilehs (hookah or hubble-bubble pipes) and coffee pots, and nearby tea stalls where both of these items are in daily use.


Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 21, 2009, 12:13:46 AM
Random thought: Is there a chance Mika/Canaan quit the Atlantis task, and that's why they are eliminated? Due to a penalty?
Raymond, the odds are maybe 40% that you are right with this hypothesis. However, the more likely propsect is that CBS/WRP have used the old misdirection play to lead you to the incorrect conclusion that Mika is giving up and will not go down that slide. Think of the number of instances in Amazing Races where just before the commercial all is lost and then there is a miraculous recovery. I predict that will happen one more time. Mika/Canaan may still be eliminated, however, due to the time lost before she does go down the slide.
Thanks for your explanation, Mr. Amazing Race.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Dånooky on October 21, 2009, 12:19:20 AM
Random thought: Is there a chance Mika/Canaan quit the Atlantis task, and that's why they are eliminated? Due to a penalty?
Raymond, the odds are maybe 40% that you are right with this hypothesis. However, the more likely propsect is that CBS/WRP have used the old misdirection play to lead you to the incorrect conclusion that Mika is giving up and will not go down that slide. Think of the number of instances in Amazing Races where just before the commercial all is lost and then there is a miraculous recovery. I predict that will happen one more time. Mika/Canaan may still be eliminated, however, due to the time lost before she does go down the slide.
Thanks for your explanation, Mr. Amazing Race.
weren't they witnessed in tallinn?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 21, 2009, 12:19:58 AM
Google Maps can't seem to find a mosque that's somewhat close. :P Are we sure it's a mosque and not some other building?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 12:22:40 AM

weren't they witnessed in tallinn?
Nope, they are next to go cdfe  :(

Google Maps can't seem to find a mosque that's somewhat close. :P Are we sure it's a mosque and not some other building?
I'm grasping!  :lol:  . . I can't find the farking buliding  :meow:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 21, 2009, 12:25:15 AM
Random thought: Is there a chance Mika/Canaan quit the Atlantis task, and that's why they are eliminated? Due to a penalty?
Raymond, the odds are maybe 40% that you are right with this hypothesis. However, the more likely propsect is that CBS/WRP have used the old misdirection play to lead you to the incorrect conclusion that Mika is giving up and will not go down that slide. Think of the number of instances in Amazing Races where just before the commercial all is lost and then there is a miraculous recovery. I predict that will happen one more time. Mika/Canaan may still be eliminated, however, due to the time lost before she does go down the slide.
Thanks for your explanation, Mr. Amazing Race.
weren't they witnessed in tallinn?
It was Meghan & Cheyne, but I wish it was otherwise. :( Though I like Meghan/Cheyne, they aren't exactly riveting television. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 12:25:28 AM
 :lol: I can see it now, Phil's inevitable standup shot explaining the gold souk task.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 12:33:06 AM
okay so I got behind the park, don't think it helps DUBAI HEALTHCARE CITY (DHCC)  (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=113965&page=6)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 21, 2009, 12:35:17 AM
Creekside park has possibilites--the pole might be a pylon for the gondola ride (http://picasaweb.google.com/Kaludjerovic.Ilija/Dubai3#5276225034921704482)--but like everybody else I can't find a good mosque (or that office building in the background).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 12:39:22 AM
Heres another shot, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dubai_Healthcare_City_from_Dubai_Creek_on_31_May_2007.jpg) not the one I was hoping for :(

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 01:14:32 AM
 :jumpy:  found it!   :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 21, 2009, 01:17:37 AM
So to summarize my predictions based on what you guys have:

Roadblock at the mosque
Waterpipe/Money Detour
Go through the slide to get to Phil
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 01:38:06 AM
:jumpy:  found it!   :yess:
  :jumpy: :jumpy:  :yess:  :yess: you made my night Boingo  :jumpy: NICE!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 01:44:48 AM
This map states its the Pakistani Masjid (Dubai City) (http://wikimapia.org/10664566/Pakistani-Masjid) ?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 01:59:24 AM
 :lol:  great, but the mosque was only useful in identifying the park where the trotter paddles his boat... any luck finding the other two building?   ;D  :res: :groan:

So that still leaves us with the waterpipe (hookah) task location (most likely also near the gold souk), and the two briefcase locations.  (:;) :knuckles: :meow:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: eragon on October 21, 2009, 06:01:22 AM
Is there a possibility that this leg might be a NEL?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 21, 2009, 07:56:02 AM
eragon,

Now there is a good prediction. I agree with you. I rate the probability in the 50% range that the second Dubai episode is either NEL or TBC. There are two NELs or TBCs left in this race. I expect one to be found in one of the 2 legs in Czech Republic. The other has to be somewhere. If you work backward from the Czech assumption, you need 3 teams exiting Prague, 4  (if Czech NEL) or 5 (if Czech TBC) exiting Talinn, 5 or 6 exiting Stockholm 6 or 7 and exiting Dubai 6 or 7. It could go either way.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: jerseydude on October 21, 2009, 08:13:24 AM
I think its a EL with probably Mika and Cannan going. Taken off EP1507 Thread.

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Yes, I saw a blond girl and a husband, I saw two guys, They were the first to come. ( I assume Dan & Sam )
Then came the blond girl with a guy and after that came the basketballers.
The girl I saw was not as short and she looked as if she could be dutch. She was also attractive.
I've heard that there was a gay couple (two guys)
I have sources that tell me as well that there were six teams. So that must be true.
I've heard sources say that they heard (near the place where it happened) that the contestants came from the airport straight from Dubai

And of course thanks to the video that Boingo found (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435300.html#msg435300), we know Tiffany&Maria, Matt&Gary, and Brian&Ericka are there as well.
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: eragon on October 21, 2009, 08:32:56 AM
Maybe Mika & Canaan survived this leg, but were too behind to the other teams so they weren't spotted.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 08:49:53 AM
:lol:  great, but the mosque was only useful in identifying the park where the trotter paddles his boat... any luck finding the other two building?   ;D  :res: :groan:

So that still leaves us with the waterpipe (hookah) task location (most likely also near the gold souk), and the two briefcase locations.  (:;) :knuckles: :meow:
Al Nasar Palace (Dubai City)   ??
A 5 story residential building on Oud Metha Road near Rashid Hospital Junction.   http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14330885

a different view http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17376517
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 08:58:00 AM
Dutch and his souces  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435072.html#msg435072) and the media stated 6 team arrive in the Netherlands, we weren't there so have to take what the eyewitness states and leave it up to you all to decide.

I think its a EL with probably Mika and Cannan going. Taken off EP1507 Thread.

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Yes, I saw a blond girl and a husband, I saw two guys, They were the first to come. ( I assume Dan & Sam )
Then came the blond girl with a guy and after that came the basketballers.
The girl I saw was not as short and she looked as if she could be dutch. She was also attractive.
I've heard that there was a gay couple (two guys)
I have sources that tell me as well that there were six teams. So that must be true.
I've heard sources say that they heard (near the place where it happened) that the contestants came from the airport straight from Dubai

And of course thanks to the video that Boingo found (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435300.html#msg435300), we know Tiffany&Maria, Matt&Gary, and Brian&Ericka are there as well.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Neobie on October 21, 2009, 09:23:08 AM
Think the building has to be southwest of, not northeast of, the stadium...

A - Stadium, B - Indoor Sports Complex, C - Domed Building

Is X the building we want?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 21, 2009, 09:54:14 AM
Dutch and his souces  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435072.html#msg435072) and the media stated 6 team arrive in the Netherlands, we weren't there so have to take what the eyewitness states and leave it up to you all to decide.

I think its a EL with probably Mika and Cannan going. Taken off EP1507 Thread.

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Yes, I saw a blond girl and a husband, I saw two guys, They were the first to come. ( I assume Dan & Sam )
Then came the blond girl with a guy and after that came the basketballers.
The girl I saw was not as short and she looked as if she could be dutch. She was also attractive.
I've heard that there was a gay couple (two guys)
I have sources that tell me as well that there were six teams. So that must be true.
I've heard sources say that they heard (near the place where it happened) that the contestants came from the airport straight from Dubai

And of course thanks to the video that Boingo found (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435300.html#msg435300), we know Tiffany&Maria, Matt&Gary, and Brian&Ericka are there as well.


I don't know why, but the two underlined statements seem to tell me they are not referring to the same couple. But the other sources say 6 teams, so that's that. Mika/Canaan are toast this leg. :(
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 10:12:12 AM
 :lol:  Good job, puddin.  :tup:   Neobie had it zoned in, just connect the dots...or in this case, look for the odd shaped building with the longest shadow.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 10:38:59 AM
okay thanks Neobie and Boingo, was it marked wrong in panoramio I guess? or I have the wrong name for the building. . no matter we got the location!

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=25.240994&lon=55.308835&z=17&l=0&m=s&v=9
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 10:52:18 AM
okay thanks Neobie and Boingo, was it marked wrong in panoramio I guess? or I have the wrong name for the building. . no matter we got the location!

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=25.240994&lon=55.308835&z=17&l=0&m=s&v=9

 :groan:  ok, now I see where you got the pix of the building (panoramio).  Turns out we didn't need to find the mosque after all, this pix would have confirmed everything last night.   :funny:  Just goes to show how just clicking the dozen or so "little blue" panoramio squares in Dubai Creek Park in GE would have saved a ton of time.   :lol:  Lesson learned.    :knuckles:

...obvious now that the slim poles were stadium lights...  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 11:20:56 AM
ahhh stadium lights  :tup:  :lol:

I'm wondering if that building behind Meghan and Cheyne might be at the Golf/Yacht club resort area? If you feel like lookig Boingo?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 21, 2009, 11:26:57 AM
 :lol:  sonofabeach!   :yess:  it was staring us in the face the whole time.  Found one of the briefcase locations.  The racers are across the creek from the park at the Dubai Creek Marina  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 21, 2009, 11:36:44 AM
eragon,

Now there is a good prediction. I agree with you. I rate the probability in the 50% range that the second Dubai episode is either NEL or TBC. There are two NELs or TBCs left in this race. I expect one to be found in one of the 2 legs in Czech Republic. The other has to be somewhere. If you work backward from the Czech assumption, you need 3 teams exiting Prague, 4  (if Czech NEL) or 5 (if Czech TBC) exiting Talinn, 5 or 6 exiting Stockholm 6 or 7 and exiting Dubai 6 or 7. It could go either way.

Actually, I rate the probability of Mika and Canaan's elimination at 80%. The first leg NEL has pushed back the normal elimination pattern and probably costed the most out of the legs so far (what a waste). Additionally, sending them to Sequesterville is easier from Dubai than the Netherlands.

I see the next NEL somewhere in Groningen or Stockholm (though I want to say Sweden eliminates the poker girls to capitalize on the Switchback).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 21, 2009, 11:54:26 AM
Great job!  :yess:  :jam: The boat was probably parked just across the street; if not this one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8582725@N05/528498884/), then something similar.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 21, 2009, 12:10:27 PM
Oh good job everybody!! Boingo :yourock:

Wasn't there something in a media release somewhere talking about hookahs??  ??? Or am I dreaming..... :funny:

Now about that yellow raft....
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 12:15:10 PM
I had a feeling just from the brief pictures I passed by .. Thank you Boingo!  :jam:

Oh good job everybody!! Boingo :yourock:

Wasn't there something in a media release somewhere talking about hookahs??  ??? Or am I dreaming..... :funny:

Now about that yellow raft....
They must raft out to the yacht? same area right?

a quick commercial a Wet and Wild Ride .....
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 21, 2009, 12:32:53 PM
Are C/M walking toward the water? ???
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 21, 2009, 01:01:07 PM
So maybe its an off switch - but more likely an anti nausea transdermal patch.
Which interestingly may explain Mika's behavior:
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In isolated cases, impairment of memory or concentration, restlessness, dizziness, disorientation, confusion and hallucinations.
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20940.0;attach=144290;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 09:24:08 PM
better pictures ...

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0077.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0078.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0079.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0080.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0081.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0082.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0083.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0084.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0085.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0086.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 09:26:34 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0087.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0088.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0089.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0090.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0091.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0092.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0093.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0094.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0095.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0096.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0097.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 21, 2009, 09:29:41 PM
......... :duno: big camera in the way it figures

 7 teams 7 red boxes maybe its a stand in?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: kwando1313 on October 21, 2009, 10:46:11 PM
I don't know if it needs to be said, but, I'm pretty sure the tube thing is the roadblock...
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0087.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 22, 2009, 10:16:39 AM
As Slowhatch pointed out - this is a raft - not an innertube.
So why isn't the trotter rowing his boat and why don't we see his legs hanging off the edge?

Has he broken through the bottom of the raft  :groan: - turning it into an innertube!

BTW - Challenger 2 specs say dimensions 86" x 45" x 13" and max. weight 253 lbs.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 22, 2009, 10:44:10 AM
 :lol:  If it's not the same yacht, then it sure has a twin at the Dubai Creek Yacht Club.  :funny:

...oh look, a table in the back...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 22, 2009, 11:30:22 AM
The few upscale marinas I have been in didn't take yoiu to the yachts in a yellow inflatable raft. They had upscale dinghies, lol. Plus Ericka looks 100% dry on the yacht...plus why wouldn't both team members be there??

I am thinking perhaps this is a separate roadblock from the yacht task and may have nothing to do with the yacht at all...

Am I missing something? ???
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 22, 2009, 11:51:21 AM
The few upscale marinas I have been in didn't take yoiu to the yachts in a yellow inflatable raft. They had upscale dinghies, lol. Plus Ericka looks 100% dry on the yacht...plus why wouldn't both team members be there??

I am thinking perhaps this is a separate roadblock from the yacht task and may have nothing to do with the yacht at all...

Am I missing something? ???

 :groan:  Like puddin was saying, peach, the yacht is in Dubai Creek between the Marina and the Dubai Creek Park.  The trotter is in his boat, which shows the Dubai Creek Park in the background.  ergo, 1+1= trotter is very near the yacht..  We are drawing our own conclusions from this info.  The choice of inflatable boat is purely BVM/WPR/TAR decision.  Hope this clears things up.   ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 22, 2009, 12:11:12 PM
Okay, I see where I went wrong...the photo I thought was B/E on the yacht is in the souk. I couldn't figure out why they were both there. ...and dry. :lol:
Thanks Boingo...I knew where they were, just wasn't clear on the details.

Here is a thought...we see the 3 men on the yacht rising....is that politeness to a woman or would they stand for anyone??

And if we see the one team member WITH the briefcase...is that who will be doing the task?

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 22, 2009, 12:19:23 PM
Okay, I see where I went wrong...the photo I thought was B/E on the yacht is in the souk. I couldn't figure out why they were both there. ...and dry. :lol:
Thanks Boingo...I knew where they were, just wasn't clear on the details.

Here is a thought...we see the 3 men on the yacht rising....is that politeness to a woman or would they stand for anyone??

And if we see the one team member WITH the briefcase...is that who will be doing the task?



glad to help, peach.  If you look closely at the "enhanced" photo puddin photoshopped of the 3 amigos in the yacht, you can see the reflection of the cameraman and (possibly the soundman or some other production crew member).  I suspect this is a standup shot not involving the racers but for the benefit of the previews.  I suspect they will either stand or sit when the actual racer(s) arrive.  I don't think this has any significance at all to the story. 

As far as the briefcase goes, we know the racers are seen carrying it at the marina.  One can speculate that they take the briefcase to the yacht in exchange for the little red box.  Or maybe not. (we don't actually see the briefcase in the inflatable boat with the trotter).   :lol:  It's all speculation for now.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 22, 2009, 12:36:23 PM
 ;D while we're speaking of briefcases.... we still have one location left to spoil...  this briefcase sure gets around..  :lol:  maybe it will help to clear up a few loose ends.  

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 22, 2009, 01:05:24 PM
heee...maybe he's lying on it.

And I have played with that pic a lot, can't do any better than puddin's ne of the reflection.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 22, 2009, 02:08:20 PM
I think the briefcase holds the "riches" or waterpipes, and that the teams need to deliver it to the barons on the yacht for their next clue.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: :jerry: on October 23, 2009, 12:54:12 AM
Maybe filling up the briefcase with gold and deliver it to this wealthy arab guy who owns the yacht?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 23, 2009, 05:49:08 AM
What if the suitcases where for the switchback, like for the family edition the spy roadblock?

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 23, 2009, 05:57:16 AM
What if the suitcases where for the switchback, like for the family edition the spy roadblock?



I doubt it. If they could care less about the location, then maybe. But the spy Roadblock doesn't stick out to me that well. Racers saying "The sky is blue" to random people though... :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 23, 2009, 08:01:16 AM
Her intro video talked about how she was learning to swim for the show, wasn't very confident yet, and was bringing pink floaties because they made her feel safer/more confident.  :(

That's just so cute! But bringing a partner onto the race who's both afriad of water and heights?? :(

. . . But i love the effort that Mika put in pre-race for the race!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2009, 10:33:07 AM
 a few new frames ..
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 23, 2009, 11:16:07 AM
 :tup: I wonder if this is the same area where the globetrotters are running towards.  Note similar crates near C/M.

eta: I see hookahs (waterpipes) in the trotter & C/M pix, could this be a "match the hookah" task?   :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2009, 11:31:25 AM
Whos smoking Hookah  :colors ? Thanks Boingo  :jam: :yess:

fwiw Ross Matthews (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,20713.new.html#new) stated that he would be interviewing the eliminated team on Monday.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 23, 2009, 10:50:38 PM
I may have to hedge a bit on the gold market. The spice souk, (according to wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_Spice_Souk) it's adjacent to the gold souk--and sells shishas) is just as much a match: awnings, columns and capitals, even the floor tiling. In fact, this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20323481@N00/2303531631/sizes/l/) may be the Trotter courtyard with the potted tree.
Title: Re: TAR15: Mika Combs & Canaan Smith - Newly dating
Post by: Hooky on October 23, 2009, 11:07:31 PM
Do we know it is a RB? ??? I was thinking they both had to go down....

Exactly. Why would Canaan be in a swim suit as well (or even at the top) if he didn't have to do it himself?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 24, 2009, 12:13:46 AM
 ;D  they are close by each other... easy to spot becaused thay are covered streets.   :lol:

here's another view of your courtyard, but it may not be the exact TAR location... it's close, but that tree, just.. hmmm  :(  :lol:  here (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?psc=G&filter=1&q=dubai%20spice%20souk#5089603917044404354) and  here (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2535548210051181705ftggKg)
Title: Re: TAR15: Mika Combs & Canaan Smith - Newly dating
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 01:29:31 AM
The press release states its a task ..

WHEN TEMPERATURES SOAR PAST 130 DEGREES, THE TEAMS BEGIN TO FEEL DELIRIOUS DURING A DETOUR AND ONE RACER LOSES THEIR COOL WHEN THEIR PARTNER IS PARALYZED BY FEAR, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, OCT. 25 ON CBS

"Do It For the Hood! Do It For the Suburbs! (Dubai)" - The teams begin to feel delirious during a Detour when scorching temperatures top 130 degrees and one racer breaks down when their partner is paralyzed by fear during a task, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 01:36:37 AM
Good job guys  :tup: now if only we could get Chateau to do some shadow/times, we pretty much have the task locations covered .. oh Chateau if your not busy (http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/34fbc3l.gif) :crown
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 24, 2009, 06:18:40 AM
What if the suitcases where for the switchback, like for the family edition the spy roadblock?



I doubt it. If they could care less about the location, then maybe. But the spy Roadblock doesn't stick out to me that well. Racers saying "The sky is blue" to random people though... :funny:

They have to find a guy in Arab dress with the same suitcase?
Title: Re: TAR15: Mika Combs & Canaan Smith - Newly dating
Post by: Jobby on October 24, 2009, 12:10:56 PM
I'm pretty sure Mika and Canaan are smart racers and Mika won't opt to do a "water" Roadblock if she's afriad of the waters.

And as puddin said, it's described as a task, we can't assume it's a Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR15: Mika Combs & Canaan Smith - Newly dating
Post by: Dånooky on October 24, 2009, 12:20:28 PM
I'm pretty sure Mika and Canaan are smart racers and Mika won't opt to do a "water" Roadblock if she's afriad of the waters.

And as puddin said, it's described as a task, we can't assume it's a Roadblock.
besides, in the promo both Gary & Matt are wet. It may be part of the Detour though...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 24, 2009, 01:16:58 PM
I'm pretty sure Mika and Canaan are smart racers and Mika won't opt to do a "water" Roadblock if she's afriad of the waters.

And as puddin said, it's described as a task, we can't assume it's a Roadblock.

That's what I just said above! :lol:

Do we know it is a RB? ??? I was thinking they both had to go down....

Exactly. Why would Canaan be in a swim suit as well (or even at the top) if he didn't have to do it himself?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 24, 2009, 02:59:22 PM
I think the water slide is a task teams have to perform in order to check in at the mat. It seems to be very much like the "swim the length of the pool" task just before reaching the mat in the Sri Lanka leg of TAR 6, even more than the "lead the tourists" task in the first ;eg this season.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: DavidJunior on October 24, 2009, 04:39:58 PM
It's the worst possible thing for Mika:
a.) it's not a roadblock, so she can't opt out and have Canaan do it
b.) it's not a detour, so they can't just choose a different task
c.) it's a perfect little mix of a couple of her greatest fears

all those letters together spell D-O-N-E in my book...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 24, 2009, 05:09:09 PM
It's the worst possible thing for Mika:
a.) it's not a roadblock, so she can't opt out and have Canaan do it
b.) it's not a detour, so they can't just choose a different task
c.) it's a perfect little mix of a couple of her greatest fears

all those letters together spell D-O-N-E in my book...

Exactly, the only way that is a detour is if the other option is to bungee of the Burj...LOL
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: NoluckBoston on October 24, 2009, 06:49:52 PM
Do we think that we will Canaan and Mika  get philiminated at the top of the water slide?

Or

Mika overcomes her fears and finishes strong?

Or even better...

Mika tells Canaan to go find Able and she rides off into the sunset on the boat with those gold guys.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0081.jpg)

Bye Mika  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 08:55:19 PM
You can see for sure that whatever option the Globetrotters do in the market is a detour

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0145.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 08:57:27 PM
looks like Cheyne and Meghan might dig thru the crates? find x amount of hookah pipes?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0146.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0147.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 08:59:22 PM


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0154.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0149-Copy.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0149.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0150.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0151.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 09:04:35 PM
exiting a cab ?
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0163.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0156.jpg) 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 09:06:15 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0157.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0158.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep6/rff-0159.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: NoluckBoston on October 24, 2009, 09:19:45 PM
I have a question, does the area I circled look like water? TO me it looks like a canal. those black things are where you tie up a boat.

(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh440/AdamsBoston/rff-0149.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 10:38:51 PM
Well we know they go to the marina so maybe NoLuck?

videos

   
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2009, 10:42:17 PM
Tiffany and Maria say there is a briefcase WE have to deliver to someone... right?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2009, 10:45:05 PM
Tiffany and Maria say there is a briefcase WE have to deliver to someone... right?
Yup they say "we"
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 25, 2009, 12:31:23 AM
The clue in Cheyne's hand looks red to me...maybe the task is a Roadblock, or maybe that's just leftover from the Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2009, 01:19:50 AM
its really really red .....
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 25, 2009, 01:44:28 AM
its really really red .....

I know, I was just being cautious in my observations. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 25, 2009, 09:52:23 AM
Tiffany and Maria say there is a briefcase WE have to deliver to someone... right?

IMO, teams may still say "we" have to deliver it, even if only one person was doing the task (roadblock). 
Wouldn't a bigger indicator be that the 2 team members are still together?  Usually if it was a Roadblock, one team member will either wait at a spot or be transported to a rendevous spot, while the other teammate does the task.  Have we had roadblocks where they travel together DURING the task?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: misterblah on October 25, 2009, 10:33:04 AM
Tiffany and Maria say there is a briefcase WE have to deliver to someone... right?

IMO, teams may still say "we" have to deliver it, even if only one person was doing the task (roadblock). 
Wouldn't a bigger indicator be that the 2 team members are still together?  Usually if it was a Roadblock, one team member will either wait at a spot or be transported to a rendevous spot, while the other teammate does the task.  Have we had roadblocks where they travel together DURING the task?

Yes season 12 first leg roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: jerseydude on October 25, 2009, 10:51:25 AM
Maybe they get the roadblock clue and they are now reading it. Afterwards the Roadblocker much do the task while the Other person is transported to the rendezvous place. 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 10:52:18 AM
 ;D Just a few observations about Team Zebra and their gold.  I see a scale and what looks like a calculator, along with lots of bullion in the form of blank coins and bars.  NONE of the gold has any markings of any kind.  Typically bullion carries the weight and fineness on it.

Are the teams required to guess the weight of a specific amount of gold?  And were these gold pieces made especially for TAR?   :ascared  Way cool if they were.   :snicker:

Just looking through the store window, it appears to be a modern mall of some kind, rather than the chaotic souk.  Perhaps they are in the nearby Gold Centre Building, instead of the actual older gold souk.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2009, 11:02:11 AM
I think they are in the newer extension of the Gold Souk as well Boingo from the pictures and videos I viewed on-line.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2009, 11:03:12 AM
I was wondering if Brian is negotiating for an amount...he is holding up two fingers.

Unless he is just saying peace out bros... :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 11:13:20 AM
Unless he is just saying peace out bros... :lol3:
   :lol: :lol:  ...Soul Train.....   :funny:

Speaking of new gold centres. here's a time lapse video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCy43bhelo) that's as exciting as watching paint dry...   :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2009, 11:26:13 AM
 Hmmm...
Quote
At Dubai’s Gold Souk, gold is sold according to weight – except for very light pieces of jewellery. One gram of 22-carat gold costs around 10 dollars, duty-free. Bargaining is often possible, especially when intending to buy several pieces at once. With larger purchases, customers receive small gold gifts as complimentary give-aways.

Something like we'll take 2 grammes?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 12:10:19 PM
exiting a cab ?


look here (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=park+hyatt+dubai&psc=G&filter=1#5177963633806209026)

:lol:  OK, i'm bored... has the show started yet?   :res:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 12:23:14 PM
Hmmm...
Quote
At Dubai’s Gold Souk, gold is sold according to weight – except for very light pieces of jewellery. One gram of 22-carat gold costs around 10 dollars, duty-free. Bargaining is often possible, especially when intending to buy several pieces at once. With larger purchases, customers receive small gold gifts as complimentary give-aways.

Something like we'll take 2 grammes?

or how about something more evil (ala BVM).... what if the scale is calibrated in "grams" and they are told to weigh out X "ounces" of gold. Are they smart enough to know that 1 oz. = 28 grams?   (:;)  truly evil..  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 25, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
On the question of taxis:

Teams took white U-drive vehicles from Ski Dubai to the Souk. I saw the car the Globetrotters were driving as wel as the one Sam/Dan were driving near the end of last Sunday's telecast. Why would they abandon them and take a taxi? I think they still have those cars.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: serendipity on October 25, 2009, 03:17:48 PM
Hmmm...
Quote
At Dubai’s Gold Souk, gold is sold according to weight – except for very light pieces of jewellery. One gram of 22-carat gold costs around 10 dollars, duty-free. Bargaining is often possible, especially when intending to buy several pieces at once. With larger purchases, customers receive small gold gifts as complimentary give-aways.

Something like we'll take 2 grammes?

or how about something more evil (ala BVM).... what if the scale is calibrated in "grams" and they are told to weigh out X "ounces" of gold. Are they smart enough to know that 1 oz. = 28 grams?   (:;)  truly evil..  :lol:

That would be cruel...
or how about finding one gold piece in the pile which is of a different weight?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2009, 04:17:30 PM
;D while we're speaking of briefcases.... we still have one location left to spoil...  this briefcase sure gets around..  :lol:  maybe it will help to clear up a few loose ends.  
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20940.0;attach=144297;image)


I'd say this shot of Gary was taken at the previous leg's Pit Stop location.   :lol:

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2009, 04:22:14 PM
This shot was taken between 8:22 and 8:34 am (assumes July 27th).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 25, 2009, 04:28:36 PM
Chateau... do you have any shots of when the others arrived?  Did they arrive between 10 and 11 as speculated by another poster?
Thanks :)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2009, 04:51:00 PM
This shot was taken between 10:06 and 10:51 am (assumes July 27th).

Guess how I got the time for this shot!  Don't tell Ericka   :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2009, 04:56:25 PM
This shot was taken between 12:27 and 12:30 pm (assumes July 27th).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2009, 05:02:35 PM
Nice catch on the briefcase location Chateau :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2009, 05:05:31 PM
Glad I could help somewhere.   :lol:

So the leg starts with the briefcase, then to the marina, then the raft, then the boat, then the bongs, then the slide, then pit stop  :duno:

Also, it's a non-standard, ie buggered, start time again judging from the early morning look of Gary w/briefcase.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 25, 2009, 05:23:41 PM
Glad I could help somewhere.   :lol:

So the leg starts with the briefcase, then to the marina, then the raft, then the boat, then the bongs, then the slide, then pit stop  :duno:

Also, it's a non-standard, ie buggered, start time again judging from the early morning look of Gary w/briefcase.

Could they maybe start 12 hours later still, and wait at an hours of operation?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Dånooky on October 25, 2009, 05:31:09 PM
This shot was taken between 10:06 and 10:51 am (assumes July 27th).

Guess how I got the time for this shot!  Don't tell Ericka   :snicker:
boob-shadow? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: mswood on October 25, 2009, 05:33:20 PM
^ It's what Chateau does best.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2009, 05:52:53 PM
Thank you for all the times Chateau!! :yourock:

But gosh I am having a lot of trouble undersdtanding this leg! :groan:

Are these really the same? One looks like a solid crosspiece to me, one with a chain between the bollards.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2009, 05:55:59 PM
Glad I could help somewhere.   :lol:

So the leg starts with the briefcase, then to the marina, then the raft, then the boat, then the bongs, then the slide, then pit stop  :duno:

Also, it's a non-standard, ie buggered, start time again judging from the early morning look of Gary w/briefcase.

Oh dear...what is confusng me now??

I was thinking briefcase to the Detour/souks>.to the yacht>.to the RB>> to the slide>.to the Pitstop?

But we don't really know for sure do we?

Where's Boingo to straighten me out?? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2009, 06:00:32 PM
Thank you for all the times Chateau!! :yourock:

But gosh I am having a lot of trouble undersdtanding this leg! :groan:

Are these really the same? One looks like a solid crosspiece to me, one with a chain between the bollards.
Your looking across peach, their are chains ..look close
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2009, 06:11:43 PM
Oh I see says the blind peach!! Thanks!!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 06:23:13 PM
 :tup:  good job   :colors  here's my take on where the suitcase is...  :lol: 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 06:33:14 PM
nvm
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2009, 08:47:37 PM
This shot was taken between 8:22 and 8:34 am (assumes July 27th).

release time 817AM...:wtg: Chateau!!



This shot was taken between 10:06 and 10:51 am (assumes July 27th).

Guess how I got the time for this shot!  Don't tell Ericka   :snicker:

Release time 959AM, damn he's good! :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2009, 09:08:04 PM
Has Chateau ever been wrong?  :jam: .. kudos to Boingo and Slowhatch as well! and everyone else who helped out with this leg   :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 25, 2009, 11:13:50 PM
Glad I could help somewhere.   :lol:

So the leg starts with the briefcase, then to the marina, then the raft, then the boat, then the bongs, then the slide, then pit stop  :duno:

Also, it's a non-standard, ie buggered, start time again judging from the early morning look of Gary w/briefcase.

Not only can Chateau give us pit stop times to within 5-10 minute accuracy, he can also predict the order of the show...Well Done!!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 25, 2009, 11:14:24 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 26, 2009, 12:08:11 AM
Mika and Canaan were at the top of the Leap of Faith for 45 minutes  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Dånooky on October 26, 2009, 12:09:41 AM
Mika and Canaan were at the top of the Leap of Faith for 45 minutes  :groan:
I so side with Canaan right now...unless Mika had a really traumatic experience involving both heights AND water
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 26, 2009, 12:10:19 AM
45 minutes? That long? Goodness. And the Globies caught up with them. Wow.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 26, 2009, 12:16:54 AM
Mika and Canaan were at the top of the Leap of Faith for 45 minutes  :groan:
I so side with Canaan right now...unless Mika had a really traumatic experience involving both heights AND water

Same here. And did they really lose a 45-minute lead due to a water slide? :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 26, 2009, 12:34:46 AM
Phils watch when Mika and Canaan check in
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 26, 2009, 12:40:10 AM
Meghan and Cheyne
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 26, 2009, 01:02:16 AM
So Meghan & Cheyne checked in at 12:15 p.m. while Mika & Canaan arrived at the mat around 3:35 p.m. if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 26, 2009, 01:29:47 AM
Looked like 11:40 to me for Meghan/Cheyne & 3:35 for Mika & Canaan. And I wanna know if Phil changed his time to 8:35 just for the Globetrotters. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 26, 2009, 01:32:52 AM
Looked like 11:40 to me for Meghan/Cheyne & 3:35 for Mika & Canaan. And I wanna know if Phil changed his time to 8:35 just for the Globetrotters. :funny:
I think its 12:15 or 12:40, darn swooping hand  :lol:
By the way this was a first for Phil, wearing the hat at the pitstop  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 26, 2009, 02:55:54 AM
So Meghan & Cheyne checked in at 12:15 p.m. while Mika & Canaan arrived at the mat around 3:35 p.m. if I'm not mistaken.

Are there any pictures of Phil's watch for any of the other teams?  I am curious how much, if any, time they gained on Meghan & Cheyne's lead.
Mika/Canaan started 3 hours and 37 minutes after them.  And they finished either 2 hours and 55 minutes to 3 hours and 20 minutes after them.  They sat at the top of the slide for 45 minutes.  If not for that, they would have finished 2h 10m & 2h 35m (if my math is correct)...so they made up a good hour on the FF team. 
I just wonder if any of the others did.
Thanks
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 26, 2009, 07:41:57 AM
This may have been mentioned somewhere in a thread, but I don't remember it. This is what the racers walked up and slid down (except for Mika):

The Leap of Faith
27.5m tall and 61m long, from the top of the Ziggurat the Leap of Faith catapults riders into a transparent tunnel and through a shark-filled lagoon, where guitar sharks, bow mouth sharks, white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks all reside.

In addition, Atlantis Dubai has a dophin park at Dolphin Beach where the pit stop is, and an Underwater World for marine animals, expecially sharks and sting rays:

Dolphin Bay Marine & Waterpark
-Shallow Water Interaction
-Deep Water Interaction
-Dolphin Bay Education Centre


THE UNDERWATER WORLD -
Imagine exploring the mysterious ruins of Atlantis, lost for thousands of years deep beneath the sea. Now picture looking up to see 65,000 marine animals swimming in placid waters. Visitors can live out their own Atlantean adventure in The Lost Chambers, maze of underwater halls and tunnels.
 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: realshowfan on October 26, 2009, 09:14:22 AM
The briefcases at the start and the James Bond comment by Tiffany just further solidifies my thining of the season's theme as 'TV'. =D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Belle Book on October 26, 2009, 03:26:19 PM
Mika and Canaan were at the top of the Leap of Faith for 45 minutes  :groan:

45 minutes?!  No wonder the Globetrotters caught up!  Mika must've really had a hard time going down that slide!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Ruth on October 27, 2009, 11:26:22 AM
Meghan and Cheyne - Meghan's starting to lose her cool, but it was still an awesome leg ran by them. They got stuck at the Detour, but still finished strong. This team's really unbeatable and unstoppable!

Maria and Tiffany - Wow, who'd have expected such a strong finish from these girls! Honestly, I take back what I said previously, about them trying so hard and never being able to do well. They've just proved me wrong. Poker girls rock at Math! :D

Sam and Dan - It was smart of them to bring a calculator, very smart. I just love how they're working so well with Maria and Tiffany. This is one really cute and sweet alliance, they're really helping one another out and all. =)

Brian and Ericka - I totally LOL-ed when they were up at the slide, Brian saying that Ericka probably wouldn't have gone down the slide had he gone first. Loved their expressions when they ended up in the water, lol. I still really love this team, but I wish that Ericka will pull a little more weight instead of just talking.

Gary and Matt - Mel and Mike minus the humour! They're just doing so good and still working well together. It's just so awww seeing a good relationship between a father and his son.

Flight Time and Big Easy - My impression of them has dropped quite a lot by them being so discouraging to Mika. Well I mean, yes, it's a race, they need not be the ones encouraging her and all but all those harsh words weren't necessary. Meh.

Mika and Canaan - Canaan has always been the one pushing the team, and ultimately, it was Mika that cost them the race. I do feel that Mika should have just tried to overcome her fear and gone down the slide but at the same time, I thought that Canaan should have been more encouraging. The way he did it was rather threatening, saying stuff like, "You're gonna regret if you don't go down." Come on, that wouldn't work, seeing that the girl was on the verge of going crazy. And he actually attempted to throw her down the slide, HE'd be the one regretting had he done that. I understand Canaan's frustration, but I kinda feel that had he been nicer and all, Mika MIGHT have gone down the slide. Either way, it sucked that they had to go out this way. I wish that they'd have stayed over the Globetrotters, it's so boring having a physically fit all-male team dominating. But well... Mika has just got to learn to be stronger. I still love them though, Canaan was really sweet at the end.

Current ranking of teams:
1. Brian and Ericka
2. Maria and Tiffany
3. Meghan and Cheyne
4. Sam and Dan
5. Gary and Matt
6. Flight Time and Big Easy
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 27, 2009, 01:00:55 PM
I'm revising my scoring system:
Japan gets a subpar from me.
Vietnam leg 1 gets a good and Vietnam leg 2 gets an average.
Phnom Penh gets an average.
Dubai leg 1 gets a good.

This leg on the other hand gets an outstanding. People will remember this episode due to Mika's breakdown  :groan:. (I still think the Dubai legs should've been merged into one.) I liked how this leg focused more on the drama and revealed quite a bit about the teams. (There should be stronger woman participants on TAR 16.) Quite a few other stumbles in this episode.

Poor Globetrotters, they got stuck on the roadblock and lost a lot of time. Yet, they're probably my top team right now for their calm composure and AWESOME one-liners. Don't blame them for being mean to Canaan; it's a race people!

Plus, finally a decent detour!  :hearts: I'm still ashamed of Dan and Sam for screwing up WITH a calculator.
Great to see Maria and Tiffany be competent. They're not going to win this thing though :P Team Miss America gets a pass due to the long division (and the changing numbers). Surprised so many teams did the hookahs in that heat. The detour judges rocked by being much harsher than the ones we've seen.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 27, 2009, 01:26:30 PM
Winning poker at any level involves complex mathematical calculations which Maria and Tiffany must do in their heads. They must have great mathematical aptitude. Having a calculator to do $5000 / Gold price per ounce would have been a piece of cake for them.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Neobie on October 27, 2009, 01:43:06 PM
Just wondering, did the calculation of weight require the conversion of grams into ounces? There was a line in smaller text on the big screen showing that conversion...

'Cause dividing $500 000 by $x/oz is really... erm... pretty easy with a calculator.

From Puddin:
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=21018.0;attach=144342;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 27, 2009, 02:43:13 PM
Neobie:

I went back to the telecast of episode 6, Dubai II. It clearly shows that the calculation is from dollars into troy ounces and fractions of troy ounces. The bottom line is that no further arithmetic into grams or anything else is needed, just prompt manipulation of the correct amount of gold pieces onto the scale.

To see that this set of calculations makes sense, one of the numbers used in the telecast was 934.2 $/ounce. To carry the calculation one step further, using the 934.2 $/tr.oz. that would have given 535.2173 troy ounces. That is how much they needed to place on the scale quickly before the price changed each minute.

The 31.1034768 is the correct grams per troy ounce, but it is a red herring as far as the DETOUR was concerned.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 27, 2009, 03:03:08 PM
Phil's Tilley hat was the exact same kind of hat that Rob and Brennan worn in season one, or at least to me it seems to be.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2009, 05:06:21 PM
Does the term "hating hat" mean anything to y'all?? :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 27, 2009, 06:18:47 PM
It does to me.  :jumpy: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: River on October 27, 2009, 06:51:50 PM
Does the term "hating hat" mean anything to y'all?? :lol3:
What?
 :funny:
Anyway, I thought this was a decent leg, especially for this season, loved the detour!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 27, 2009, 07:52:15 PM
In this particular instance, it would have been easy without a calculator. As others have pointed out, just use Lazy Man's arithmetic:
Then just keep drilling down the remainder. The calculator would be useful for small price changes. As Boingo mentioned, the gold wasn't marked or stamped (probably "amazing" gold, just like the phony gold bricks from The Mole 5), so figuring the weight units would be--trial and error?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 27, 2009, 10:07:16 PM
Slowhatch,

The problem with your method is precision. You won't get it to multiple decimal places to the right(the example showed 3 places). Using standard paper and pencil arithmetic, I (pretty decent at arithmetic as well as mathematics in general) attempted to do this in less than 55 seconds (leaving 5 seconds to place the pieces on the scale). It took me 100 seconds and my result was 525.33 due to rounding error. The correct answer by calculator is 525.217. Your approximation method has no chance.

I would like you to pick another quite different 4-digit exchange rate, run a timed calculation with your approximation method and then compare it to the calculator result. I bet you cannot do it correctly in 55 seconds or less.

The way teams should have approached this problem once they discovered the "changes every minute" feature was to ask the store personnel to borrow a calculator. I think this is what Nate/Herb did but they weren't able to successfully come up with a right answer due to slow speed. It's not high math involved here but I hypothesize that none of these individuals except Maria and Tiffany has done any serious arithmetic in years.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 28, 2009, 12:01:39 AM
Does the term "hating hat" mean anything to y'all?? :lol3:
Put another word in front of hating and yes it does.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 30, 2009, 02:24:39 PM
Slowhatch,

The problem with your method is precision. You won't get it to multiple decimal places to the right(the example showed 3 places). Using standard paper and pencil arithmetic, I (pretty decent at arithmetic as well as mathematics in general) attempted to do this in less than 55 seconds (leaving 5 seconds to place the pieces on the scale). It took me 100 seconds and my result was 525.33 due to rounding error. The correct answer by calculator is 525.217. Your approximation method has no chance.

I would like you to pick another quite different 4-digit exchange rate, run a timed calculation with your approximation method and then compare it to the calculator result. I bet you cannot do it correctly in 55 seconds or less.

The way teams should have approached this problem once they discovered the "changes every minute" feature was to ask the store personnel to borrow a calculator. I think this is what Nate/Herb did but they weren't able to successfully come up with a right answer due to slow speed. It's not high math involved here but I hypothesize that none of these individuals except Maria and Tiffany has done any serious arithmetic in years.

The difficulty of this task all depends on what accuracy the teams are required to use.  At one point we hear Brian say that they have calculate it to the exact ounce.  Okay, if that is the degree of accuracy then this is a piece of cake.

Watch and Learn !

Say the current price is $934.14 per ounce.  Add 934.14 to 934.14 to get 1868.28.  Add 934.14 to that to get 2802.42.  And so on until you have 1 through ten covered like this:

1     934.14
2    1868.28
3    2802.42
4    3736.56
5    4670.70
6    5604.84
7    6538.98
8    7473.12
9    8407.26
10  9341.14

Without worrying about the price changing, just go ahead and determine that if it was still $934.14 then you would need
500 ounces plus 500000 - 467070 = 32390 worth (remainder), so add in
30 ounces plus 32390 - 28024.20 = 4905.80 worth (remainder), so add in
5 ounces plus 4905.80 - 4670.70 = 235.10 worth (remainder is less than one ounce) so skip it

So load up the scale with 535 ounces and wait for the next price change.

Say the next price change that pops up shows $942.75 per ounce.  You have 60 seconds to do the following:
Get the difference between the two prices:  8.61
Multiply that by the number of ounces you have on the scale:  535 * 8.61 = 4606.35
That is how many dollars past $500000 your scale load is.
So, using the collection of already-multiplied amounts you can quickly estimate the number of ounces you need to remove from the scale:
5 ounces because 4606.35 is closer to 4670.70 than it is to 3736.56

Pull off the five ounces from the scale and call the judge.

There is an uncertainty in this method that may result in the wrong correction.  That is because the 'old' price is being used to determine the amount to remove. But most of the time it works out correctly.   If you think you can generate the table of multiplied numbers for the new current price then just do that from the start!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 30, 2009, 02:34:36 PM
omg.    :lol:

I'm with the calculator crowd!!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: michael on October 30, 2009, 02:36:51 PM
Quote
The problem with your method is precision. You won't get it to multiple decimal places to the right(the example showed 3 places). Using standard paper and pencil arithmetic, I (pretty decent at arithmetic as well as mathematics in general) attempted to do this in less than 55 seconds (leaving 5 seconds to place the pieces on the scale). It took me 100 seconds and my result was 525.33 due to rounding error. The correct answer by calculator is 525.217. Your approximation method has no chance.

omg, I tried doing it in 54.2 seconds but it took me 99.221, crap!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 30, 2009, 02:50:21 PM
Michael, you're the king of fast!  I can barely get the 'do this in 60 seconds'  stuff done quickly enough.   :lol:

Yes, go borrow a calculator was definitely the way to go!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 30, 2009, 06:48:45 PM
I was simply not willing to read all that math stuff. I skipped it! :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Neobie on October 30, 2009, 08:12:23 PM
Remember the rolling cheese, Chateau? B:) :lol: This method makes use of the fact that one partner is half of two, that 500oz is half of 1000oz, and $500000 half of $1000000. (That's even what they said in the clue!) I've cut out the boring math, but PM me if you're a nerd!

Start with 500oz on the scales. Say the new rate is $942.75/oz.

PARTNER ONE
1. Multiply the rate by 1000. That's double the value you already have.
942.75 x 1000 = 942750
2. Deduct that from 1000000. That's double the remainder value you need.
1000000 - 942750 = 57250
3. Divide that by 2, then round it off to the hundreds place.
57250 / 2 = 28625, rounded to 28600

PARTNER TWO
4. Round off the rate to the tens place.
942.75, rounded to 940
5. Write out multiples of that. This step is not essential, but it speeds up long division. (Same method as Chateau.)
94 x 2 = 188
94 x 3 = 282
94 x 4 = 376
94 x 5 = 470
94 x 6 = 564
94 x 7 = 658
94 x 8 = 752
94 x 9 = 846


TOGETHER
6. Divide Step 3 by Step 4 by long multiplication, and round it to the nearest ounce.
28600 / 940 = 2860 / 94 = 30.4
30.4, rounded off to 30

7. Add 30oz to the scales. Call for the judge.

Did it in 45s without a partner.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 30, 2009, 08:42:23 PM
Let me see if I can end this debate on the math and the best way to calculate it, despite the fact that so many are getting such enjoyment out of it. The actual rate quoted by Maria and Tiffany to Sam and Dan and used by all 4 was 534.9. That was for a gold price of $934.75/oz. That shows that my belief that the 3 deicmal places on the calculator were needed is incorrect and that only one decimal place was needed. All those small bars must be one-tenths of a troy ounce.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 30, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
Anyone for drinks? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 30, 2009, 10:18:02 PM
It was actually 534.9**. Listen carefully and you'll hear the audio snipped--for both teams--right after the 9. Odd. Another bit of odd editing is the Trotters, who seem to be solving the problem in reverse ("up to 418,000...add some more"); no final inspection, just the clue reward (mistranslated btw; mabrouk  مبروك means "congratulations," not "correct").
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1506 " Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 31, 2009, 10:47:20 AM
Nice work Neobie.  I could never do that 45 seconds  :ascared  You are amazing.  I see the angle you are taking in determination of a correction factor safely accurate to two figures.  I was leveraging off the proximity of a known price to make correction factor of one figure (that's all I can handle in 45 seconds!).  But that leverage comes at an upfront computation cost and time I have to do prior to the latest price. 

On the sizes of the pieces, we used to chop up 1/20 ounce gold coins for evaporations (they had five 9's purity and were a lot cheaper than buying ultra-pure gold from chemical supply houses).

But what I remember was that the coins were about the size of a dime.  That was the smallest denomination we could find.  I saw little coins about that size scattered about in the show.  They may have been expected to be accurate to 1/20 ounce.  Brian could have been simplifying it when he said "accurate to one ounce" thinking that was the smallest coin   :duno: