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The Amazing Race is really entertainingly strange this year. The comedy gold (if that's what you'd call it) is mostly coming from a pair of crazy old men, or older men who act crazy, anyway - I don't think they're all that old, by real-world standards. One is competing with his daughter and the other with his grandson. To make it even more confusing, they're named Ronald and Donald. You can read all about them in the EW recap here.

EW's recapper also had this to say about the departure of the lesbian ministers:
"It broke my heart to see Pat and Kate leave. Because not only did they
have a great spirit and sense of humor about the game, but they were the
first contestants to say what I've been preaching for years. ''We are
religious people,'' said Kate, ''but we have no illusions whether God
cares if we win The Amazing Race.'' When I heard this, I thought I was
going to cry. Every reality show has some bozo who drones on and on
about how God will help him or her win because he or she has faith.
(Most recently and egregiously, Big Brother's Amber.) And when I see
this, I get all worked up and rant about how pissed I'd be if I found
out that God was letting places like Darfur go to crap because he was
too busy micromanaging some dumb reality show."

I know I quoted somebody else's rant on this very subject a couple of weeks ago, but I can't help myself. I'm so tired of hearing people thanking Jesus for helping them win their football game, or whatever, and it makes me happy to find out that I'm not the only one bothered by it!




Remember the other day when I mentioned that I didn't think trading Brad Lidge was a very good idea? Apparently I am not the only one thinking about this question. (Warning: that link started playing video at me when I clicked on it. Not really good if you're at work. Which I know *some* of you aren't, today!) And their analysis is that Philly got a good deal, which by definition rather means that Houston may have gotten a bad one.

I have been cranky today about being at work when other people get the day off. It's very annoying. I thought state employees were supposed to get every holiday known to man.


Oh, another Astros-related thing: their star rookie Hunter Pence is in the new issue of PCGamer. Apparently he plays World of Warcraft.

Date: 2007-11-13 01:54 pm (UTC)
nonelvis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
Ask [livejournal.com profile] columbina -- he came downstairs to find out what on TAR was making me cheer so loudly, and I told him it was that Kate and Pat knew that God was in the tub. Honestly, if two ministers can figure this out, why can't the rest of the religious folk?
Edited Date: 2007-11-13 01:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-13 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Among other things, I want to know how you edited this comment - I didn't think you could!

Also, I was trying to decide if Ronald or Donald was crazier, and Ronald definitely wins - but Donald almost caught up to him by virtue of having taken all (well, almost all) of his clothes off on national TV. That was a bit disturbing. You expect that on Survivor, maybe, but not from a 70-year-old TAR contestant.

Date: 2007-11-13 03:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nonelvis
Comment editing is a new feature for paid users rolled out with the most recent LJ release. You can edit a comment as long as no one has replied to it. (And alas, the editing feature is not smart enough to save me from idiotically clicking on the wrong "reply" link, thereby requiring me to delete and re-post a comment.)

I agree, Ronald wins the current Batshit Crazy award. Donald just wins the Total Lack of Shame award. Man, I don't ever want to see that again.

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