The Amazing Race

Time once again for…

As always, only pure breeds are eligible.

And the 2007 nominees are:

Yau-Man Chan
fourth place, Survivor: Fiji

On Survivor's official web site, Yau-Man received 65.5% of the votes in a poll on "favourite Fiji survivor." Earl, the runner-up, received only 10%.

Hung Huynh
winner, Top Chef 3: Miami

Anthony Bourdain:
"In the end the best chef won. Sirio Maccione, Andre Soltner, Michelle Bernstein, Todd English, Rocco DiSpirito, and Tom Colicchio ALL clearly recognized a superior craftsman in Hung — and rewarded him with well deserved wins. THAT is the bottom line. You want to argue with that kind of consensus? Go right ahead."

Daisuke Matsuzaka
world champion pitcher, Boston Red Sox

Matsuzaka is the third pitcher in Red Sox franchise history to record two RBIs in a World Series game. The other two pitchers? Babe Ruth and Cy Young.

Kal Penn
actor, 24 / The Namesake / House (became series regular)

On his stint as a terrorist on 24:
"I have a huge political problem with the role. It was essentially accepting a form of racial profiling. I think it's repulsive. But it was the first time I had a chance to blow stuff up and take a family hostage. As an actor, why shouldn't I have that opportunity? Because I'm brown and I should be scared about the connection between media images and people's thought processes?"

Cho Seung-Hui
author, Richard McBeef / Mr. Brownstone

I was hesitant to include him, but you can't deny his cultural impact. Also, Time once named Hitler "man of the year" blah blah blah.

Phone lines are open.