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Monday, February 19, 2018

TAR 30, Recap Leg 10, 2/14/18


Welcome to Leg 10! Last time, on Losing a Passport Can Be Hazardous to Your Health, 5 teams raced from Zimbabwe to Bahrain. Well, at least four of them did, because Ocean Spray lost a passport en route. There was wood carrying, halwa eating, pottery breaking and camel milking, but Lucas and Brittany showed up after all that happened, so they were eliminated. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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TAR 30, Recap Leg 9, 2/14/18


Welcome to Leg 9! Last time, on Let’s Make Everyone Sing In a Foreign Language to Laugh At Them!, 6 teams continued racing through Zimbabwe. We encounter the second double U-turn of the race, and Big Brother and Yale are U-Turned. But this all doesn’t matter, because it’s the twins who can’t sing or dance, and come in last at the Pit Stop. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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TAR 30, Recap Leg 8, 2/7/18


Welcome to Leg 8! Last time, on Waking People Up at 4 AM Is Quirky, 6 teams raced from Prague to Zimbabwe. There was a shocking new twist called the Partner Swap, which was really an Intersection where teams swapped partners and kept racing. Not being able to drive stick meant that Kristi and Jessica had to take the other Detour option and had a difficult time remembering what to do. But, because this leg was ridiculous, it was non-elim, and teams were given their next clue immediately and told to keep racing. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

TAR 30, Recap Leg 7, 2/7/18


Welcome to Leg 7! Last time, on Why Don’t We Get to Bathe In Beer?, 7 teams raced from France to Prague. Teams encountered the first double U-Turn of the Race, where Big Brother U-turned Well Strung. We saw a Switchback to the Kafka Roadblock, and lots of lost racers who didn’t understand that Vltava is a river. Anyway, since they were the only ones U-Turned, Well Strung never really recovered and were eliminated. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Top Chef 2/15/18--"Cooking High" summary


Previously on “Top Chef”: the Quickfire involved cooking a dessert in the hotel that inspired “The Shining”. Also it was supposed to be about a fear of theirs. Or a nightmare they have. Something like that. Bruce claimed to be afraid of seeds. Chris won for making mountains and a little man impaled on trees. For the Elimination challenge, since it's the last episode before the finals everyone had to do the “show us what you've learned this season” thing. Hipster Joe won, by making pasta, actually. Bruce decided not to make pasta, or polenta, but barley risotto, which he then undercooked. So Bruce was eliminated. (click for more)
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

TAR 30, Recap Leg 6, 1/31/18


Welcome to Leg 6! Last time, on Slider Puzzles Can Be Hazardous to Racing, 8 teams raced from Saint-Tropez to Les Baux. There was a lot of medieval device building, and fake bull fighting. In the end, Lucas and Brittany managed to pull off a first place finish and Lucas finally popped the question after nine years of dating. Team Chomp, who couldn’t open a slider puzzle, were eliminated. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)
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Friday, February 9, 2018

Project Runway All Stars 2/8/18--"Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop" summary


Previously on “Project Runway All Stars”:there was a makeup challenge, which of course had nothing to do with the makeup. Everyone got a new product with some random name, that was supposed to inspire a superhero with some power. Basically, make a pretty dress with some vague story. Remember all that drama last week with Helen? Absolutely nothing happens. Anthony makes fun of her once and that's it. He made a white dress with huge sleeves, but lost to Fabio's basic sheath with a tulle overskirt. It was so basic, and I love Fabio, but it was boring. Merline's dress was too Star Trek and her seams didn't line up, but Amanda's heavy colorblocked skirt was sent home. Hey, at least they're consistently choosing design when the choice is bad construction vs. bad design. (click for more)
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