Commentary

TAR Virginís View - Episode Two

I cannot wait for these people to leave South America.
I was counting on one especially evil-lookin' Dalmatian to take a sizeable chunk out of Alison's whining butt, but the dogs let me down AGAIN.
Seriously ... I can't figure out what annoys me more -- the butchering of the language or the dogs. There seem to be plenty of dogs in South America, but these canines are apparently useless. Last week it would have been all too easy for some stray dog (just itchin' for cow carcass) to rip the windpipe out of Beavis or Butthead (aka: Lance or Marshall). This week we had the "perro walking" event. I was counting on one especially evil-lookin' Dalmatian to take a sizeable chunk out of Alison's whining butt, but the dogs let me down AGAIN. Next time Phil needs to make these people walk CATS. I'll bet Fluffy would've clawed her eyes out.

And the language ... most of the time it was really awful "Spanglish" ... this half-hearted combination of English and Spanish. Although I did laugh when racers got desperate and started speaking in English but added an accent (like this was going to make a difference).

But, all in all, I really am enjoying this show. This was the first time I got to experience a "roadblock" and what happens when one member of the team gets stuck with the task at hand. Chasing after the calves HAD to be risky business -- I wouldn't have done it, not when I had just carried a piece of their mother down the street a few days before -- I'm sure that all those "innocent" little moo-moos were secretly plotting to kill each and every racer if the opportunity presented itself.

I am also finding the "detours" to be rather interesting. Like several of the teams, I would have thought that walking the dogs would have been easier than finding the tango guy, so I could appreciate how several folks made the wrong choice. This really is a show that makes you THINK!

And I'm thinkin' that I'm really going to miss Alison and her teammate, Alison's Doormat. I was getting accustomed to all the whining. How DO you long-time fans stand the separation anxiety when your teams get booted? I just don't know what I'd do if The Personality Brothers got evicted, or the Doublemint Twins got their walkin' papers. It would just be too, too heartbreaking for words. Seriously. Try me. I'll PROVE it.