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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Last post by SuperTux on Yesterday at 08:33:45 PM »
In which case is the penalty executed on the spot and in which case at the pit stop?
For quitters, it's determined by this question, "Is it possible for the penalized team(s) to interfere with other teams? (YES/NO)".
It's been streamlined and constantly fixed between seasons, although not perfect.

Prime examples of on-site penalties (YES):
TAR7's infamous Argentinian feast Roadblock- Susan & Patrick and Debbie & Bianca were still behind Romber, Ray & Deana, and Meredith & Gretchen at the time they opted to quit the task.
TAR15 Globetrotters' Franz Roadblock- it was early in the leg and their likelihood to interfere with the other three teams would've been plausible.
TAR31 Art & JJ's quit: Rupert & Laura were still behind when the border patrols decided to forfeit.

Prime examples of transferred penalties to the Pit Stop (NO):
TAR6 Hayden & Aaron's untimely proposal: this one is a one-off mainly because it was determined by logistics that the two teams were initially expected to be in the same penalty situation and the Roadblock location was closing shop for the day. So both teams and crew had to leave regardless.
TAR10 Kellie & Jamie's flaming arrows: they were the last team left on the course when they decided to call it a day.
TAR17 Nick & Vicki's Detour quit: they were the last team at that time.
TAR22 and 25's beachside Roadblocks: because the people who banded together to forfeit were already in last, it was smarter to just give them the clue and battle for their spot in the next leg.

For transportation and rule infractions, it's always been and will always be announced with plot twist "however"s at the Pit Stop.

I get it. Thanks!
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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Last post by redskevin88 on Yesterday at 03:14:26 AM »
Ok so in an alternate world where Natalie & Nadiya find the wedding dress shop in Guangzhou earlier and aren't eliminated, who would be eliminated?

Would they eliminate Joey & Meghan as they were last to the pitstop or would Caroline & Jen be eliminated because after all the time credits were addressed they left the pitstop in last place. Surely they can't bring C & J out and say you're eliminated but it would be unfair to Joey & Meghan if they're eliminated them too due to production error. Or would they make it a non-elim with no penalty or something.

I would like to know what the production error was.
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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Last post by RachelLeVega on May 28, 2020, 11:37:22 PM »
In which case is the penalty executed on the spot and in which case at the pit stop?
For quitters, it's determined by this question, "Is it possible for the penalized team(s) to interfere with other teams? (YES/NO)".
It's been streamlined and constantly fixed between seasons, although not perfect.

Prime examples of on-site penalties (YES):
TAR7's infamous Argentinian feast Roadblock- Susan & Patrick and Debbie & Bianca were still behind Romber, Ray & Deana, and Meredith & Gretchen at the time they opted to quit the task.
TAR15 Globetrotters' Franz Roadblock- it was early in the leg and their likelihood to interfere with the other three teams would've been plausible.
TAR31 Art & JJ's quit: Rupert & Laura were still behind when the border patrols decided to forfeit.

Prime examples of transferred penalties to the Pit Stop (NO):
TAR6 Hayden & Aaron's untimely proposal: this one is a one-off mainly because it was determined by logistics that the two teams were initially expected to be in the same penalty situation and the Roadblock location was closing shop for the day. So both teams and crew had to leave regardless.
TAR10 Kellie & Jamie's flaming arrows: they were the last team left on the course when they decided to call it a day.
TAR17 Nick & Vicki's Detour quit: they were the last team at that time.
TAR22 and 25's beachside Roadblocks: because the people who banded together to forfeit were already in last, it was smarter to just give them the clue and battle for their spot in the next leg.

For transportation and rule infractions, it's always been and will always be announced with plot twist "however"s at the Pit Stop.
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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Last post by SuperTux on May 28, 2020, 07:34:20 PM »
In which case is the penalty executed on the spot and in which case at the pit stop?
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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: TAR locations in popular culture
« Last post by RachelLeVega on May 28, 2020, 07:17:53 PM »
Hold on, I found an interesting fiction novel based around TAR on Amazon. It's called "Lost and Found" by Carolyn Parkhurst and it looks like a steal if you want a digital or hardcopy version. The synopsis says they visit places in "Egypt to Japan" and "Sweden to England" so I'm definitelly sensing there will be a direct correlation at one point. It was published back in 2006 so Carolyn might have predicted some future race locations.
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TOUGH AS NAILS / Lee Marshall
« Last post by RealityFreakWill on May 28, 2020, 06:47:02 PM »


Lee Marshall

Biography

Lee Marshall
Job: Roofer
Age: 61
Hometown: St. Louis

Three words to describe you: Tall, tough, smart.

What is a typical day like for you?
I work from sun up to sun down.

What work related build/structure or event are you most proud of?
I finished the Mason Point Project.

Who are you competing for?
I am competing for my family, friends, and co-workers.

Describe the phrase "dirty hands, clean money":
It means working hard for your money.

Why do you want to win?
I want to win for my family, friends, co-workers, and for St. Louis.

What makes you tough as nails?
I don't make excuses.
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TOUGH AS NAILS / Myles V. Polk
« Last post by RealityFreakWill on May 28, 2020, 06:45:31 PM »


Myles V. Polk

Biography

Myles V. Polk
Job: Forestry Tech
Age: 28
Hometown: Tuskegee, Alabama
Instagram: @priimal

Three words to describe you: Humorous, adventurous, creative.

What do you do? I'm a Forestry Tech for the United States Forest Service on the Tuskegee
National Forest.

What is a typical day like for you?
It depends on the day/season. One day I could be suppressing a wildland fire, the next day I
could be taking surveys of the plants, trees, animals, and soil conditions in a certain area and I
could be cleaning and maintaining a hiking trail the day after that.

What would people be surprised to learn about your job?
Anyone willing to get dirty, step out of their comfort zone, and work hard can do it. The main
purpose is to leave natural resources, restore natural resources, and maintain natural resources for
future generations.

What work related build/structure or event are you most proud of?
I am most proud of being the Genetics Coordinator on a forest in Idaho where I climbed trees
over 100 feet tall to collect reproductive materials like pollen, cones, and scion. I also managed a
tree orchard where I cared for trees that produced seeds for trees to be planted in the north-west
region.

Who are you competing for?
My family, my friends, and future generations of my family so they have more opportunities and
resources to reach for their dreams and goals.

Describe the phrase "dirty hands, clean money":
Being willing to work hard to earn an honest living. Putting yourself through tough situations to
earn money in a way that would make yourself and others proud.

Why do you want to win?
I want to give my family the financial resources they need to free themselves of debt, attain their
goals and dreams, and leave something for future generations. Last but not least, I want to be
able to give my girlfriend Ariel a nice ring and the beautiful wedding she dreams of.

What makes you tough as nails?
My mental toughness and character make me tough. Yes, I consider myself strong physically,
but I wouldn't be able to do anything without a strong mind and character. When I want
something, I don't give up.
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TOUGH AS NAILS / Tara Davis
« Last post by RealityFreakWill on May 28, 2020, 06:42:36 PM »


Tara Davis

Biography

Tara Davis
Job: Ironworker
Age: 30
Hometown: Elk Plain, Washington
Instagram: @thatonebatmom

Three words to describe you: Motherly, hardworking, determined.

What do you do?
I'm an ironworker.

What is a typical day like for you?
I'm usually up at 3:00-3:30 AM getting ready for work. I commute and work for 8-12 hour days
then commute back home. I get home around 6:00 PM to cook, take kids to sports, help with
homework, and I'm in bed between 7:30-8:00 PM depending on what sport season it is.

What would people be surprised to learn about your job?
Only 1% of ironworkers are women.

What work related build/structure or event are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of the Bellevue Tunnel Project. Not many ironworkers have built tunnels so
having been a part of that project for so long was such an honor.

Who are you competing for?
I'm competing for my local, my brother and sister ironworkers, and my family.

Describe the phrase "dirty hands, clean money":
To me, "dirty hands, clean money" means I've worked my butt off to earn all that I have. Blood,
sweat, and tears have earned every dime on my check.

Why do you want to win?
I want to give something back to my local, for they've helped my family so much and to give
light to how awesome my trade is. I want to make my family proud of who I've become and to
show my kids you can do anything you set your mind to.

What makes you tough as nails?
I have the heart to not give up even when my body hurts. It just makes me push harder. I'm a
mother of four, one with special needs, which is a hard enough job as well, let alone working in
iron.
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TOUGH AS NAILS / Callie Cattell
« Last post by RealityFreakWill on May 28, 2020, 06:40:12 PM »


Callie Cattell

Biography

Callie Cattell
Job: Fisherman
Age: 28
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Instagram: @calliecattell

Three words to describe you: Hilarious, determined, crazy.

What do you do?
I am a commercial fisherman and a commercial diver.

What is a typical day like for you?
Picking fish which consists of hand pouring salmon out of the very tangled net, driving the boat,
and delivering fish. This is 24 hours a day for two and a half months with no toilet, no shower,
and crappy food.

What would people be surprised to learn about your job?
There's no sleep, no toilet, no shower, and the same people for two and a half months straight.

What work related build/structure or event are you most proud of?
I worked for NASA training astronauts underwater for their spacewalks.

Who are you competing for?
I am playing for my dad. Without him, I wouldn't get to be me.

Describe the phrase "dirty hands, clean money":
I spend so much time covered in fish guts, blood, scales, and poop. I STINK! It is not pretty, but
the check is.

Why do you want to win?
I want to win to buy my own fishing boat and become a captain like my father.

What makes you tough as nails?
I know I can push myself mentally and physically. I keep a level head in tough situations. I am
competitive and don't lose often.
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