Amazing Race Family teams finally get on a plane

The Amazing Race 8 finally forced its teams to travel via plane. They had to fly all the way from Washington Dulles to Charleston, South Carolina, an epic journey.

After a detour, teams were forced to endure being driven for eight hours in a charter bus. This was too much for the Weavers, who insisted they felt like prisoners and then had a meltdown at the Waffle House, the likes of which those employees probably haven’t seen since a half-hour earlier, when a hungry PCP-addled person sat down for some waffles.

In Alabama at the space center, the teams had to confront a daunting roadblock: spinning in a centrifuge, also known as the Gravitron, just one that was operated by a person with all of her teeth and a family tree that branches.

Finally, they had to race–on foot!–to get a final clue and to the pit stop. There, the first-place team won free gas for life from BP, which BP may be regretting about the time that gas prices reach the $10/gallon mark.

Whoever says this race is a watered-down version of the normal race is a liar.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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