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TAR: Hockey players, roller derby moms, and the mullet to end all mullets

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by rfisher, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

    There would be 4 of us because I'd be sitting in the penalty box with the rest of you. And I'd probably chuck just watching somebody else eat a live scorpion.
  2. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    hmmm, whoever wrote the copy for the previews for tonight's ep must have never seen this show. It's no surprise that Connor and Dave were the team leaving the race, the preview tried to make it all exciting, and then the dramatic threat of two teams made it sound like an additional two teams would be eliminated.

    good for Connor and Dave for competing so well despite the injury - they probably would have been front runners if Dave hadn't gotten injured, which I wouldn't have expected at first guess. And I see that Connor is just as emotional as his dad :shuffle: It comes from a good place, but I won't miss the crying.

    Wheeeee Pam and Winnie!! :kickass: although I wish they'd gotten a bit more exotic getaway. I am loving how their real life experiences are helping them in these tasks.

    I don't know why anyone would choose the pho task - it doesn't look that hard, but anytime you've got the choice between running around to several locations and a fairly straight forward task in one place, the stationary one is probably the better bet.

    Mullet and wife :wall: Wynnona is right about being a huge liability, but it's not because she's slow, or older. It's because she doesn't apparently doesn't want to be there at all!

  3. Bev Johnston

    Bev Johnston Well-Known Member

    I have that problem, too, but my tv is over 10 years old.

    That Vietnamese song was a real toe-tapper. Can I get it on iTunes?
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  4. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
    O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
    'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
    A home and a country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
    Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
    Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
    Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
    And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
  5. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    Yeah- but do we have anything along the line of "Capitalism! Capitalism!"
    I was thinking "She's a Grand Ol' Flag" might qualify.

    Also- would the entire poem be considered a song? Are the last three stanzas a part of it at all? And taken as just the first stanza- it really doesn't refer directly to the country at all, it could refer to lots... So it's weird as a national anthem, but has no context. I'm not sure it is quite on the same wavelength as the Socialism song- it definetly isn't self promoting, just kind of violent. As far as western culture, the first verse of Deutschlandlied might apply, but they don't sing that anymore.
  6. Bev Johnston

    Bev Johnston Well-Known Member

    Socialist, SOCIALIST, people!!! Socialism is becoming more beautiful every day! ;-)
  7. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    Communism was mentioned in there, too.

    Communism always gets overlooked. :drama:
  8. love skating

    love skating Clueless American

    I want to see "Dandrew" march to the Vietnamese song! :D
  9. Lilia A

    Lilia A Well-Known Member

    Oh I would pay too see that.
  10. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

    :rofl: Maybe some ice dancers will decide to use it next season.
  11. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    I think the perkiness of the music and delivery made it :scream: for me. :rofl: at the flag twirlers.
  12. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    ^ Me too! First run thru I just listened and watched the performance. Then I went back and read the words and was like ookkaayyyy.
  13. Lilia A

    Lilia A Well-Known Member

  14. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    Make that 5! I would never eat something so gross for any amount of money! Glad to know I would not be alone in the penalty box!
  15. Rogue

    Rogue Sexy Superhero

    And the sad part is that they didn't even need to U-turn the mullets - they finished the market task first and would have beat them anyway. It will be interesting to see how big the gap in departure time is next week.
  16. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

    I watched some of the extra clips on the CBS site.

    Once again, the hockey brothers had a bad cabbie and got lost twice; that's why they went from leaving the chess detour in second place to getting to the bath mat in 4th place. They also had a clip where they admitted that they are struggling with getting the best flights out as they are use to having their travel spoon fed to them by the various hockey teams they have played for. I thought that was a valid observation.

    Couple clips of mingling at the airports. Since the producers keep the teams from each other at the pit stops now, the only time to really mingle and talk "alliances" is during meet ups at the airport and the various bunching sites. This is how the back of the pack teams found out from the hockey brothers that John & Jessica were gone since they finished the surf board detour late too and knew the order of the elimination. The blondes and roller moms reaction to the news was :rofl:.
  17. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    They had no way of knowing that though.
  18. Rogue

    Rogue Sexy Superhero

    I agree it was the smart thing to do. I just thought that it was sad that the mullets were so lame at the task.
  19. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Joining all of you in the penalty box!
  20. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    I'd eat that scorpion and wave at you as I spent my million dollars.
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  21. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    I'll be rfisher's partner. She can eat the scorpian. I know how to drive a stick shift car and I'm awesome with maps and directions. :)
  22. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    :rofl: Could ya toss us penalty sitters a few bucks as you breeze past us to the Pit Stop at least? :lol:
  23. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

    Is there a rule about how long you have to keep the scorpion down? Because for a million dollars, I'd choke the darned thing down - and then upchuck behind the closest fern.
  24. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    Here's a preview for the episode. Also according to the Wikipedia article under "development and filming," it says one of the tasks is to hunt scorpions. The preview also suggests this. Maybe they are just hunting them for the bushmen to have for their afternoon snack? :p
  25. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

    TAR rookie mistake

    "One of the limousines in Barack Obama's fleet has broken after reports that it was mistakenly filled with the wrong fuel at the start of the US president's visit to Israel.

    Another limo is on its way from Jordan, according to Ma'an News agency, citing Israel's Channel 10, to replace one that was filled with diesel instead of gasolene."
  26. jamesy

    jamesy shut in

    poor helpful local :(
  27. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

  28. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    I can believe the outrage. I did find the B-52 stop to be unsettling. The communist song part just shows (to me) how oppressive that kind of regime is - not a bad lesson. :shrug:
  29. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    Of course, no mention of how many Vietnamese.
  30. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    My problem with the B-52 monument is that most war memorials are dedicated to the -tragedy- of lost lives. This one seemed to be celebrating them.

    Of course Vietnam's memorials will celebrate their success in the war. But I don't recall having seen a monument anywhere that seemed to celebrate the killing of the enemy. Most people view that as the necessary evil of winning a war, but instead mourn their own lives lost and the expense of war.

    So I really thought that was an awful place to put a clue box, and to do it in a way that racers weren't even given a chance to think about what it was. A clue- stop at a location that glorified the deaths (though I think someone said the shot down pilot was captured, not killed) of Americans.

    I would have much prefered to see a monument memorilizing the Vietnamese who died, or even the Vietnamese Victory, but not the American defeat.

    I had no problem with the Communist song.