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  1. SVNBob

    Anime & Toons: What Are You Watching?

    Which sounds odd, since it was apparently originally supposed to be the 3rd season of Robotech back in the day.
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    S31:E10 Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

    Can confirm. I was once on a trip (I think TARCon related) where I had to change planes at O'Hare. At the gate for my connection, there was a sign saying that they were filming one of those "people who behave badly at the airport" reality shows from the early 2000s, and that by simply walking past the sign, I was giving consent to be filmed for the program. I didn't really have a choice in the matter, but I did try to minimize my time beyond the signage. Per the premise and start of that season, they paired themselves together, not TPTB. Specifically, Becca, who was wearing the fun-meter pin from the jump, chose Floyd for her partner because he looked like a "fun guy". It was after that they found out about their similar attitudes, the Colorado connection, and that their skill sets seemed to complement each other surprisingly well.
  3. SVNBob

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    An excellent choice indeed. But Zeus would work in a pinch. I know they say you shouldn't name cats after gods, since there's already a streak of megalomania in all felines. But I don't think it applies to dogs.
  4. SVNBob

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    Which is a big reason that the Dalmatian is associated with firefighting. The sirens don't bother dogs that can't hear them. Well to start I have to say I LOVE when teams help each other. They have been doing it since Season 1 where it was so sweet to see Kevin & Drew helping Nancy & Emily. And it is always best to work together not to get eliminated then play alone and shoot yourself in the foot and come in last. Also it makes it more of a great fellowship. Too bad some fall by the wayside but help when you can and you may get help yourself too when you need it the most. It isn't some stupid "RACE" ... it is the AMAZING race where friendships for life are formed during a magical journey. This goes back to another old-school TAR Maxim (Maxim #1: Run. Your. OWN! Race.): Alliances should be transitory and mutually beneficial. Meaning that any team should be able to ally with any other team(s) as long as the alliance is of benefit to both teams, and can end at any time with no hard feelings. And that's what both of the Roadblock team-ups were. It was to the benefit of both groups to work together at the time; Korey and Nicole since they were in the lead and wanted to maintain it, and Christie and Jamal since they were both trying to get out of there before Bret and Chris arrived. And both those alliances ended as soon as the Roadblock was completed. That's what the first Bald-Snarking did. See below: I thought it was Chris who commented about the water temperature. But the point stands. The water at the scuba side was apparently very cold, so them Bald-Snarking had the added benefit of warming them up for a while so they could make the second attempt on the treasure hunt. Not that that helped them at all.... Actually, we kinda were, just after the fact. When C&C had to go back for their Gnome (which wasn't a thing when they first Raced, so it would be the one thing that tripped them up for a while), they ran into the changing tents, specifically the male tent. There was one suit there on the table with the Gnome, which I assume was Colin's. That was when the also noticed Bromance's things, so they knew they still had a shot. And speaking of the swimwear, I have to say this. From the limited glimpses we saw of Christie in her two-piece, if we didn't already know she'd had kids, I don't think you'd know she's had kids.
  5. SVNBob

    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    That was the main subject of the latest Backer update from the beginning of the month. (My bad for not bringing this up sooner. With the single thread, I kinda forgot I was doing these.) Joel also said that this tour would be his last. Not the last tour, just his. Jonah is likely to continue with the Live show after this tour, but he's only writing and producing on this one. Joel also promised something else with this tour. Weekly BTS updates of the crew preparing for the tour; building sets and props, robot wrangling, etc. First update came out last week on the new website for the tour, so the second will likely be out within 24 hours of this post. While there was a lot of news about the tour, Joel also said that there are still discussions going on about future seasons of the show. No news yet on that front, mainly due to them focusing on the tour right now. But Joel has promised that when there is news to share, he'll do so...and so will I.
  6. SVNBob

    TV Themes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    The Butthole Surfers did an awesome cover of the Underdog theme. Actually, that whole album rocks and fits this thread perfectly. It's covers of Saturday Morning cartoons from the '60s through the '80s, performed by some of the biggest artists of the '90s. Other highlights include Sublime covering Hong Kong Phooey and The Ramones doing the original Spider-Man theme.
  7. SVNBob

    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    Slightly more accurate would be "wants the one Reilly to shut the fuck up, grow the fuck up, and go the fuck away."
  8. SVNBob

    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    Hell if I know (other than in Israel, of course). I got all that information from a wiki.
  9. Good Eats: The Return set to debut August 25th.
  10. Even moreso when both members of a team are trying to handle the animal, instead of just the one. (Both instances were part of a Detour.)
  11. SVNBob

    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    Had been. They've been consistently improving since their Speed Bump. Yes, they slipped in the previous leg, but overall they're doing much better than the first 3 legs would have indicated. That was what the U-Turn conference in the previous leg was all about. The teams there "agreed" that there were two valid targets for the U-Turn. Nic and Vic were on the list due to their consistency and performance prior to that discussion. But the primary target was Colin and Christie. Becca said they were on a whole other level than everyone else, and she's right. Nic and Vic had been incredibly consistent (mostly in the top 3), but Colin and Christie not only hadn't (and still haven't) been outside of the top 4 all Race, they'd also won a leg (whereas Nic and Vic hadn't). And note that the teams involved in that conversation did all target the bigger threat. In regards to the U-Turn Vote itself; you can't blame TPTB for inventing it. It was originally invented in the Israeli version of TAR, HaMerotz LaMillion. Starting in their second season, they had a U-Turn (or Yield) Vote in the first 9 of 13 legs. The vote was at the start of each leg, and there was no abstaining (it was even called the Must Vote U-Turn/Yield). Typically only the one team with the most votes got affected, but in the case of ties, all tied teams were affected. This concept was also used in TARChina, TARAustralia, and TARPhilippines before it got here to the mothership. (And I think they only decided to try it here due to the crossover theme...at least, I hope that was the only reason.) Be glad we didn't get the second version of the U-Turn Vote that the Israelis had in their 3rd season. It was a cross between the Vote and the Double U-Turn. Same voting rules applied, and the team with the most votes got U-Turned. But that team also got to force one other team into the U-Turn.
  12. SVNBob

    S31.E07: Living Fearlessly

    He says in the Team Fun recap of the Uganda leg that he is. He says he talked to Tyler and Korey about comparing their experiences in Uganda as gay white men versus his experience as a straight black man.
  13. "A Roadblock is a task that only one person may perform." By the rules of the Race, once it was decided Janelle was doing that Roadblock, Brittney could not help with the task in any way, shape, or form. If she had, they would have received a time penalty of 30 minutes, and would possibly still have been eliminated. Head-to-Heads are not Roadblocks, so like every other task in TAR, both members of a team are allowed to participate as much or as little as necessary, but also depending on the specific rules of the competition. The rules of this particular HtH said that only one person could actively work on the puzzle per heat. That did not exclude the others from observing and/or making suggestions. Team Fun talks about the HtH in their recap of the episode.
  14. SVNBob

    S31.E07: Living Fearlessly

    ITA, but is that even possible? If anyone can find a way, she can....
  15. SVNBob

    Fix The Show

    This sounds like a good thread idea.