When I saw that green shirt reappear I knew Michael would be all over that. Ba dump dump.

Is it just me or was that one of the worst bunch, bunch again, and bunch some more episdoes ever? Snore. But I must admit I shed a tear when the Paolo's reached the mat. I don't think they had any idea what place they were in. And damn if DJ isn't being so cute with his Ma lately.

My favorite line: "Do we go righto or lefto?" Idiot.

Jane at November 2, 2005 10:00 AM

The fewer the teams, the more I am enjoying this show. So much less yelling. The voices were driving me crazy. CRAZY!

Also, I am totally rooting for the Paolo family now. Yeah, they were hard to take at the beginning, and even still the kids need to smarten up a bit when talking to their parents, but the father's enthusiasm is amazing! He's having such a blast!

Remy at November 2, 2005 11:00 AM

My sister's boyfriend's grandfather lived in Jako for the last 10 or more years before he died (not sure exactly) and left his properties to his grandson. They have a house and a commercial property there, and his family goes there for about 2 months every year in the winter. It was neat for me to be able to see where they live. My sister went with them one year and loved it...it's a pretty sleepy town and very beautiful. She's got pictures of herself with an iguana. Iguanas just run around there.

The grandfather was known around town as Senor Bono Bono, because Spanish was his third language (he was Serbian) and his pronounciation wasn't great. His response to everything was, "Bueno, bueno," but because of his accent, it came out, "Bono, bono." So he became Senor Bono Bono. Cute.

Does anyone have anything to say about the self proclaimed Christian Weavers who Answer to a Higher Power and are Better than You? At the detour they had the nerve to call the Paolos "retards" because in their photo they are standing in front of a garbage truck? They actually made fun of the Paolo dad for being a garbage man. I found that interesting coming from people who's father recently passed away. I hate them so very, very much.

I was really happy that the Paolos made it first without even realizing it...their happiness is fun to see. Carissa Gaghan broke my heart with her tears of disappointment.

Maggie at November 2, 2005 11:05 AM

"Carissa Gaghan broke my heart with her tears of disappointment."
Same here Maggie. If I were Phil I would have given her a hug!

Sara at November 2, 2005 11:36 AM

I still can't jump on the Lovin' the Paolo's bandwagon. It's easy to appear respectful and nice to each other when things are going well, but once they are not doing so well, those obnoxious kids will be right back to insulting and degrading their mother. All boats rise with the tide, but once the tides turn, their true colors will emerge, and they are not pretty.

The Gaghans on the other hand were respectful and appreciative of each other regardless of how they were doing. You gotta love the dad thanking Carissa for running even though "it must have been hard for you."

bb at November 2, 2005 12:04 PM

The gaghans are the first team I'm sad to see go. They just could never catch a break at a detour or a road block. Those kids are pretty cool and the parents seem very concerned with making everything both a teaching moment and fun. Maybe a little too Type A but very likeable.

Ugh. The Weavers. I can't deal. It amuses me to no end that every team was preparing to yield them.

The Paolo Dad and low-key youngest son more than make up for the other half of that team. Garbage men rule.

I can't wait for the Linz team to come in first on a leg. If only sis could run.

Jason at November 2, 2005 01:42 PM

Yeah, I think we saw some of the why the Weavers are so disliked among the other families with their behavior at the Yield. They didn't just make fun of the Paolos and the garbage truck - they went through all the pictures and made fun of just about everyone! And then they wonder why no one likes them... Even when I think it was Papa Bransen ran by and said something encouraging to them as they were waiting, they made a snide comment to him. Ick.

Last night was the first time I really started to like the Gaghans. Bill & Tammy are really nice people and seem to be really great parents. Sure they were frustrated when Tammy couldn't find the red bean, but they handled it probably better than any team I've ever seen in a similar predicament.

Cheri at November 2, 2005 01:53 PM

I came so close to crying when the Gaghans got eliminated last night. I KNEW Carissa was going to cry, and she did. The only teams I have to root for now are the Godlewskis and the Bransens. The Weavers showed their true colors (even Rolly!) and the Linzes are too cocky for me. Moreover, as better-behaved as the Paolos have gotten, it's not enough to actually get me rooting for them to win, but I DO like them now.

Jamison at November 2, 2005 04:27 PM

Jane, I am kinda predictable like dat. ;-)

I'm with y'all on the heartbreak of Carissa. Could her wee lip have quivered any harder? Big tears just welling up in her eyes. I thought the parents were great. When they ran up the mother told her son to keep his head up.

Boy, Maggie, that Weaver mother is ill-equipped to be the sole role model for those kids, isn't she? Their behavior sucks, but I still feel bad for them.

Still loving the Linz family most of all. They have a great attitude and they are having fun. I thought the part about her finally being an official Linz boy was funny. She's all exasperated with her comment about always wanting to get her balls. And her brother carried her.

This is my least favorite TAR season by a long shot BUT it's the first time I'd be happy with almost any of the remaining teams winning, except maybe the holy rollers.

Michael at November 2, 2005 05:52 PM

Sad for the Gaghans! I didn't think I would be, but I think they deserved to be there WAY MORE than those bastard Weavers. I want to punch all of them, ESPECIALLY the mom. Gross.

Seriously, Megan Linz? Toughen up. Stop complaining about how the boys don't listen to you when you can't even keep up with them. OF COURSE they don't take you seriously if they have to carry you around!
[I still love them, though.]

lol.. "sluttin' around in Latin America." :)

sar at November 2, 2005 05:58 PM

I cried, I'll admit it.

Also, how does working hard for a living and having pride in what you do make you a "retard"?

The Gaghans were a really strong family, they never really got upset even tho it was practically a struggle the entire race. Loved the dad, "Why don't I get to carry the little dog??"

Soosan at November 2, 2005 06:20 PM

The heartbreak by Carissa Gaghan was so raw and so pure...it really tugs at the heart.

Edwin at November 2, 2005 08:12 PM

Well! How Christian of the Weavers...and the mother LETTING it happen? Yikes...pseudoChristian right there. And...the invoking of God at every turn? "pray Rachel Pray!!!" (This right after they trashed every other team...!). Get off my screen. I understand wanting to invoke prayer and God etc...I do it but not so....VERBALLY!

Sorry to see the Gaghan family go...they just could not catch a break especially with the red bean thing...

and now God please land me a job so I can stop depend' on my folks

FuzzDuckie at November 2, 2005 08:12 PM

well dang! who knew that this would read the as html! there should be a (snerk) and a (/snerk) around the (ahem) "prayer" Ruined my own joke!!!

FuzzDuckie at November 2, 2005 08:14 PM

The Weavers may have surpassed Colin, Christie, Flo, and Kendra in my TAR Book of Hate.

It's one thing to be as horrifically nasty as that, but what puts them over the edge is their assertion that they live by the words of the Bible. Last time I checked, I remember reading "Love your neighbor."

So awful.

freakgirl at November 2, 2005 10:03 PM

Speaking of Families... wonder how Blake and Paige are doing. *sigh*

Soosan at November 2, 2005 10:10 PM



freakgirl at November 3, 2005 09:03 AM

I'll admit to crying a little when the Gaghan's got eliminated. It wasn't even so much Carissa crying as Carissa clearly trying so hard NOT to cry. How many kids that age have enough of a sense of dignity to do that after what they'd been through over the past few weeks? I'll miss seeing the Gaghans on my TV screen, but this clearly one of those times when you can tell that the "losers" have already won, and that nothing this competition could have given them will begin to touch what they already have.

Okay, sap over. Weavers? God called, and he wants you to stop filling up his voicemail with all your annoying requests. Learn how to wipe your own asses, follow the example of his Son by learning how to get along with your fellow man. Oh, and when everybody else hates you, you maybe might want to take a few seconds to figure out whether there's a good reason for it. And Mom Weaver? Sit down and talk with the Gaghan parents about effective parenting skills before they head off to Sequesterville.

GeekBoy at November 3, 2005 09:44 AM

What's all this talk about "Sequesterville" I hear in different reality shows? Don't they actually go home when they're eliminated from a reality show?

Jamison at November 3, 2005 07:11 PM

Jamison, at least on The Amazing Race, eliminated teams are sent to a sequester location until filming is complete. I spoke to Steve and Dave from TAR4 and they said that "Sequesterville" was lovely and they went sightseeing every day.

They do it so people can't figure out when teams were eliminated.

freakgirl at November 3, 2005 10:59 PM

thanks for the link Freakgirl!

Soosan at November 4, 2005 04:57 PM

i loved the paolos they were great!!!! I was sad to see them go home. Go paolo family!!!!!!!!

codgg at November 9, 2005 07:32 PM
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