On another episode of The Amazing Race 8, the challenges were weak; at the Detour, they had to either saw wood or play Blackjack. Ooh. (One challenge featured an interesting multi-person circular bike called a Party Bike, which would have been cooler if it hadn’t just been product placement.) I may be mostly bored with this season’s challenges and route, but the families make watching the show totally worthwhile.
From last night’s episode, here are some great lines:
- “Somebody pray,” mom Weaver said, making sure that the lord was ready to contribute his resources to the race.
Update: Okay, okay, I apparently missed one, probably during one of those moments when I was shoving my face full of pretzels instead of watching. While driving into New Orleans, Mom Weaver said something about Lake Pontchartrain being one of the Great Lakes. Entertainment Weekly notes that this has become a pattern: “First she thought Philadelphia is a state, and now this? Can’t God get that woman a globe?”