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    • The Amazing Race - Ep 4 Live Blog (East Coast)

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      Ready for The Amazing Race tonight? I'll be live blogging for the east coast viewers here!

      PS - I'll try to answer as many questions as I can, so shoot in the comments!



      So excited for Geneva. HUGE change in scenery.

      So how we're watching a romantic comedy.

      For the record, his "magic" was "food magic" because Brodie is a magician at getting food for free.

      Gosh, we got through 14 hours of travel quick!

      A local told us they usually shut off Jet D'eau at night, but Geneva kept it on... maybe for us?

      Who's #1? WE'RE #1! (and we're super nice about pointing other people to it. We are generous gods.)

      Blair is going to kill us all.

      I think this is the first time we've been in first place at any point. Feels good.

      Geneva was beautiful. It was a lovely day.

      Hahaha, Monsieur, Por Favor. Switching languages overnight was tough.

      Yo, we were way off on our count the first time.

      Oh Rachel, if only you knew. I wish we did the swiss army knife one.

      Blair and her dad are so supportive of each other. It makes me happy.

      If I was a local for this I'd have thought we were lunatics too.

      Well, at least we weren't the worst at it.

      Shout out to Brodie and Kurt for sharing their sweet sweet info with us. Those guys are top. We traveled with them a lot these early legs and got to know them really well. We think the world of them.

      Running.... Tyler and Korey are lunatics. Like we were last leg!

      We took a lot of public transit while we were in Geneva. Their system is laser precise.

      I feel for the models. We lucked out getting help. I still don't know exactly what we did wrong.

      YAY! Good job, girls! Get your ass on a bus!

      That's a tough challenge. Glad Burnie was doing it, not me. I make a better cheerleader for this one.

      Cole, of course you know because FIFA. Because games are educational!

      To us standing on the sidelines the people running around doing the challenge looked like crazy people.

      Woo, first out of the roadblock! YESSSS! And helping Kurt out in return.


      It is tough when the competition heats up. No one wants to come in last. ON a personal level it suuucks, but on a strategic level it makes total sense.

      The train ride up the mountains was BEAUTIFUL

      OMG people hiding on the train. CRAZY people.

      Burnie and Brodie snuggling. #burdie?

      "Are you ok sweetie?!" Burnie goes full dad.

      ALSO, we were SO MAD we had to wait for the second train. We tried to talk the conductor into leaving early.

      Stupid foot race to the mat. We will never meet some of those teams in a full footrace.

      Repect to the greeter in his shorts though.

      Poor models. :( Those girls were SO SWEET and went out of their way to help us so many times. We just didn't see them to help in return.

      Great episode... So much fun. Next week is going to be INTENSE CRAZY KILLER.

    • The Amazing Race - Ep 3 Live Blog (East Coast)

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      15 minutes to go!

      For the East Coast/Central viewers I'm going to live blog here. I'll live tweet the West Coast because I can't watch this too much. :D I'll also respond to comments so if you have questions, ask away and I'll answer what I can.

      Oh man... I do NOT get tired of seeing us in the opening credits. It's still surreal, after having watched so many seasons and envying the racers.

      Korey and Tyler are the cutest, and also FAST, and Brodie and Kurt are super competitive and long legged. Tough competition.

      And we begin with the Burnie running fast and me not keeping up. Story of my life. I need some extra inches on my calves.

      This episode feels like it's moving so fast!

      Fun fact: we ran to the catacombs. Everyone else was smart and took a taxi. It was like a mile in super heat.

      Our reaction to a throwing target challenge was "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WITH THE FRISBEE BROS IN FRONT OF US?!"

      Shout out to Tyler and Korey with the Title quote.

      I'm with Tyler. I'm super jumpy with loud noises.

      Burnie, you rimmed out? That's not what I heard.

      We got lucky in the catacombs. As we were running around we heard singing and thought it was directing us... turns out it was just a tourist singing his heart out in the catacombs but it accidentally pointed us the right way.

      Poor Erin. Two claustrophobia tasks in three legs.


      No way were we doing the bus detour. The Tejo one was further away (we think) and I'm not usually great at throwing at targets, but it sounded a lot more straightforward and less luck-based than the bus challenge.

      When we got the clue we didn't know what mochilas were. I wanted them to be iced coffee drinks. It sounded like it!

      Kurt's Spanish is SO good. I speak broken spanish and we all relied on him a lot.

      Gosh, this bus challenge looks so stressful. We only heard about it from other racers but I'm so glad we didn't do it.

      Zach got recognized everywhere. The magic of his vines really transcends language.

      Blair is hilarious. She had the best time and worked a LOT of magic on the bus. They must have done that faster than anyone!

      No one else was at Tejo with anyone else. Just models and Cole and Sheri.

      I got lucky matching bags. I actually misinterpreted part of the clue. I was matching the bag pattern and colors, not the designer.

      This was a pretty good challenge for me... I'm a runner, so hauling ass around Cartagena without my heavy backpack was easy. Much easier for me than the crew, probably. They must have hated me!

      Not shown: Burnie shouting to me "ARE YOU CARBED UP?!" Korey thought that was hilarious.

      Congrats to Brodie and Kurt for taking the leg. This was a great leg for them.

      I don't know how Erin looked so good. When I sweat I just look oily and gross.

      The Clevver girls have such a sunny outlook. I love it.

      I WILL say, for this cast, these sorts of challenges where you interact with locals is great. No wallflowers.

      OMG. Poor Rachel. We knew they had to go out again but not how it happened. That Suuuuuucks.

      Not to brag or anything, but I think I nailed that roadblock. I did it in maybe 15 minutes.

      Man, they REALLY like to slowmo our kisses.

      I feel for Dana. If you're not a distance runner that would have been tough. The mochila stalls were all spaced blocks apart.

      I didn't know Jess and Cole were working together! Jess is rad. I love her and Brittany.

      Every time they show the designers I feel like an idiot that I didn't check mine.

      There's a lot not shown on this episode! A double blind u-turn before the roadblock (no one used it so it would have been boring to show) and Cole got a penalty for taking too many bags, I think! But makes sense they don't show it if it didn't change their placement.

      Smart of Scott and Erin to stop and get maps. I ran around like a crazy person.

      I know a lot of race fans don't like different teams working together, but I love it. Maybe because I love my fellow racers.

      Ok, we already checked in, but this is STRESSING ME OUT.

      I enjoy how much Erin and Joslyn want to stay in this. And Blair and Scott have such a great relationship.

      Oh no! I didn't know Zach and Rachel went to the wrong spot for the pit stop. That suuucks I think that's where we checked in last race?

      Whewwwwww, what a close race to the end. I didn't know it was that close.

      I know this is a race and it's competitive and everything, but it hurts to lose fellow racers. Everyone is so good and wants it so much.

      Thanks everyone for joining me for the liveblog! I'll be live tweeting the west coast (didn't want to spoil them ahead of time!)


    • The Amazing Race Live Journal!

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      Time for The Amazing Race! Burnie and I are doing live journals for the east coast/central premiere.

      I love seeing all the team intros. Now that we know them so well it's funny, but when we set off none of us knew each other and we were all trying to sleuth out who the other teams were to assess who would be the biggest threats.

      Seeing some of the other teams interacting before we all met up is brilliant... I LOVE the first interaction between Cole and the models. Those girls have such a great dark humor.

      Meeting Mario in the Dallas airport was great. He was so helpful. He looked up a bunch of details about Mexico City and helped us with our Spanish.

      The models were SMART getting out of the airport. They took a different exit than the rest of us and didn't get held up in the line!

      Opening that first clue was one of the weirdest experiences I've ever had, after seeing it on the show so many times. We were running on full adrenaline. We didn't even realize what we'd read the first few times. I was so worried the Mariachi challenge would be a musical challenge, and it was either that or blow stuff up. Seemed like an obvious choice!

      It's cool seeing the Mariachi detour. Since we didn't see it all we had was the description from the other racers but it's even more impressive to see it.

      #buttshot of Burnie going up the stairs.

      Congrats to Blair for the quote that ended up as the episode title!

      Cole and Sheri are my favorites. They're so cute.

      I'd say it took us maybe 30 minutes to make our Torito. There are so many details!

      Checking in dead last at the time board was devastating, after we'd spent months preparing. It was tough to realize that it might not be enough.

      It was extra hard because we left the detour before other teams, but our cab driver pulled over to let the other teams pass us because he didn't know where he was going. They didn't show it but we were FURIOUS and screaming at him to GOOOOO.

      Actually watching the episode is the first time I've seen what this road block actually looked like. Those caves are crazy! Being outside, waiting, not knowing what's happening, is HARD. I always thought being the non-participant would be like break time, but it's not. It's agony.

      Poor Scott, man. We could tell something seemed wrong but we didn't know what had happened. Everyone was so confused.

      "Are you finding little drums on the ground?" Jessica killing me. That girl is funny.

      BIG Congrats to Dana and Matt for taking first on the leg. They're also huge fans of the Race and have been for years, and they had a GREAT leg. They earned it!

      Place #6! It's no #1 but good to still be in it.

      I had NO IDEA Sheri and Erin talked about taking a penalty! That's so tense.

      Seems like most of my interactions with Burnie this leg were kissing. We must smooch more than we realized.

      This cab race is painful. Taxis are tough. Knowing that your fate is in someone else's hands and depends on them knowing where they're going.

    • Join Rooster Teeth for a PAX Livestream!

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      PAX is under way in Seattle and we're ready to party! But even if you can't be with us in person, you can join us for a livestream on Saturday from the YouTube live stage. We'll kick off the day at 1PM Central/11AM Pacific and go until the show floor closes and security tackles us to the ground to get us out of there.

      We'll have demos of upcoming games and content, live editions of The Patch and FAQ Podcast, a giveaway from Razer, some very serious and highly skilled gaming sessions, maybe an antic or two, a crash course in the YouTube gaming scene, and guest appearances from some of our best buddies across YouTube.

      Sound good?

      To join us, just click this link to catch it on the newly launched YouTube gaming site, set your alarm, get your snacks ready, and get your streaming pants on. Assuming you wear pants And don't forget to use the hashtag #RTPAX!

    • The Patch #116 Topics

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      We're going live! What should we talk about?

    • RIP hitchBot

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      The hitchBot, a robot designed as a social experiment, has been hitchhiking since last summer, completing trips across Canada, Germany, and The Netherlands by catching rides with kind strangers. Canada alone was a 3,600 mile trip, by the way.

      Then he met America, and was dismantled and abandoned by dickbags in Philadelphia after making it 300 miles.

      This is why we can't have nice things.


    • Lexus Hoverboard Incoming

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      Reveal coming on August 5th. We can still make the deadline for Back to the Future.

      I'll just leave this here:

    • Your Art for The Know's Show Banners

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      Now that we have a new site, we also have banners for all of our shows, and we want to feature your art!


      If you have any artwork featuring the theme (i.e. videogames, entertainment, tech) or cast of The Know, The Patch, or Game Club, leave a link to your image in the comments. We'll change the art regularly to keep it fresh and show off all your mad skillz and credit you in the show description.


    • Weekend Games

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      What's everyone playing this weekend? I'm making an effort to try Terraria because I enjoyed Minecraft and this seems to be a similar deal... any advice on getting started? Is it more fun to play with other people or solo?

      Edit: Man, you guys play so many different games. I love it.

    • Topics for The Patch

      3 years ago

      Ashley The Know

      As per usual, we'll be streaming The Patch in a little bit. We usually ask this on Twitter, but since we have an awesome new site, why don't we ask it here instead: What should we talk about this week? It can be news related or just generally gaming related.

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