At the time of our conversation, Phil "Frequent Flyer" Keoghan had already put in 180 shooting days this year, and he expects to travel about 400,000 miles before the year is up. Not only is he (as if you didn't know) the Philiminator of The Amazing Race, but his new show, No Opportunity Wasted, premiered last Sunday on the Discovery Channel. And in case you didn't see it, I will tell you as your skeptical recapper that it was really, really good. Frustratingly enough, you will all suspect that I would tell you that even if it weren't true, but all I can tell you is that it is true, that I have a Season Pass for it programmed into the TiVo, and that if you like Funny Phil, Intense Phil, or Cute Phil, you simply must get on the stick and crank up your recording device of choice. And that's not even counting the fact that it's kind of inspirational, even to my cold, black, angry, bitter soul. We spoke a few days after TARcon 5, at which I didn't get to see him, but did get to nibble on his face. Well, you'll see.
Phil: So I'm sorry I missed you the other night.
Miss Alli: Oh, yeah, well...these things happen. I heard you weren't there for very long.
I...it was crazy. And I had to go do a whole lot of international press. So I was up all night.
Yeah, that's what I heard.
I felt like I had to go for a little bit, and when I got out, I -- did you see they impounded the car that I was in?
Are you serious?
It's the second time that's happened to me. In fact, the Post wrote another story about it. A few years ago, I was leaving my house out of New York, and I was going in to do the Early Show, and the next thing I know, I see cop lights reflected in the mirror, and so they pull the driver over, and he didn't have the right license, so they impounded the car and arrested him.
So Michael Starr over at the Post wrote a piece about, you know, how I had to quickly get on the phone and call a taxi, and he wrote, like, I was being like a Racer, and I had to get in there, and I made it just in time. This time, I left your function and I get outside, and I see the cops around the car, and I'm like, "What the hell?", so I say to the guy, "What's happening?", and he says, "Oh, they're impounding my car and arresting me."