The Bachelor Recap – 2/7/11

February 8th, 2011 | 73 Comments | Posted in The Bachelor 15 - Brad

For episode-by-episode spoilers of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers”. It has a breakdown of every date, rose, and elimination, all the way down to Brad’s final choice. However, there will be spoilers talked about throughout the course of this column. You’ve been warned.

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So Sunday during the Super Bowl I was randomly tweeting things throughout the game (mostly about Fergie being fugly and how bad the Black Eyed Peas suck), but also threw this nugget in:

@RealitySteve “Hey, SB/Bachelor crossover: Aaron Rodgers and Shawntel both from Chico, CA. #uselessinformationtoimpressyourfriendswith”

Well come to find out afterwards that there is more of a crossover than I originally thought. As I’m googling “Aaron Rodgers girlfriend”, come to find that (shocking), he’s been linked to plenty of celebrities. From Jessica Szohr from “Gossip Girl”, to Erin Andrews of ESPN, to Hillary Scott lead singer of Lady Antebellum, and even a Sports Illustrated model. If you keep scrolling though, I came across this article that was posted a week ago. Of course, his parents denied all of them in the story meaning, yep, he’s probably banged all of them. Like he’s gonna tell his mom he’s swinging it around like that? Please. Also, Aaron Rodgers is apparently close friends with Shawntel’s sister, Destiny, and she was even his guest at the game Sunday. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Why? Cuz this is Destiny:

Hubba hubba. Now, if I were to show you both of those pictures of Destiny and ask, “Where do you think Destiny has worked in the past?”, you’d probably answer, “Well, with a name like that and how she perfects the art of laying on a bar, I’ll go with strip club.” Close, but no. She bartends. Which basically is your first step on the way to stripping. Or working at Hooters/Twin Peaks/Bone Daddy’s. So congrats to Destiny for all her fine work. And oh yeah, her bartending too. Wanna know more about our little Destiny? Here’s a little background info on her. Question: Are we sure these two are sisters? I mean, geesh. I mean, one carves up dead bodies for a living while the other lets guys take body shots off her stomach at the bar. The Newton’s sure raised an interesting twosome. One thing I love about Destiny is she admits to getting all giddy when she met Jennifer Love Hewitt. It’s kinda hard to explain, but until my dying day, I will always have something for Jennifer Love Hewitt. Something about her makes me desperately want to make love to a school boy. And if you didn’t get that reference, I’m sorry, we can no longer be friends.

Pacific Magazine – A Date with Destiny

A lot of you have been on my case about the tabloid stuff that has and hasn’t been released about the people on this show. Some of it has, some hasn’t. Some has been in smaller doses, some in bigger (i.e. – Michelle admitting to her affair). I think I can tell you with pretty good certainty that the big story I’ve been telling you about is coming tomorrow. You’ll know it when you see it. With that said, I can’t wait to get bombarded with emails of people saying, “OMG! Did you hear about this?!!” Ha ha. I know it’s coming. That’s what I find amazing I guess. The people who tell me, “I love your column and read you all the time”, then ask me a question I’ve answered 100 times already. How is that possible? Anyway, what I think is coming tomorrow is nothing that is speculation or gossip or “sources say” or “insiders say” or “friends close to the situation say”. Nothing like that. A lot more concrete than the normal stuff you see. I’d say it’s a pretty big deal and will have a lot of people questioning what the hell they’re watching.

I wanted to point out something that was brought to my attention regarding this Chantal speculation about her still chasing after her ex-husband up until the day she left for the show. Sure, I’ve been hearing that for three months now, and it’s come from more than a few people. I wouldn’t easily dismiss that at all, and in fact, I have more reason to believe it’s true than it isn’t. However, what’s continually been asked to me is, “If that’s true, why wouldn’t her ex-husband just come out and say it and throw her under the bus?” Well that’s very easy to answer. Because Chantal’s ex-husband still manages one of her dad’s dealerships. You honestly think THAT guy is gonna talk to a tabloid and say, “Yeah, well she ruined our marriage because she cheated on me with a Mercer Island police officer, then once they were done, she came running back to me. I hate her for ruining what we had then coming back to me after realizing she’d messed up and wanting a second chance.” Uhhhh, no. The guy would lose his job in a heartbeat. You think Mike O’Brien is gonna let his former son-in-law trash his daughter publicly? Of course not. So just because it’s not her ex-husband saying these things publicly, don’t think it’s not people who know what they’re talking about. These were the same people contacting me three months ago telling me all this, which is why I said back then, “Hey, if these people are telling ME things about these contestants, don’t think they’ll hesitate to tell it to the tabloids”.

That’s why when I see her stories with “sources close to the situation” and “friends say”, it’s rather obvious that those “friends” are well aware of what went on, why the marriage ended, and what Chantal tried to do to get him back and they’re the ones trying to make Chantal look bad because they know what she’s really like. So like I’ve said, not EVERYTHING a tabloid prints is untrue, and in this case, they’re dead on. That’s why I’m having a hard time buying anything Chantal is selling on this show. Her marriage ended because she cheated, was finalized in Dec. of 2009, then wanted her ex husband back all the way up til leaving for the show in Sept. of 2010, and now four weeks into filming she’s telling Brad she loves him? Please. This chick is strictly out to win a competition and for attention. I don’t buy any of it, and ultimately, I don’t think Brad will either. Then again, these two might be two peas in a pod and deserve each other. Who knows? People are gonna have their favorites, and when someone says something bad about them, they’ll always think of something to defend them because God forbid the person they’re seeing on TV can’t possbily do anything wrong. This will be no different. Some will think it’s not a big deal. I tend to think it is if we are to believe what’s been presented to us all season. Hey, if I’m wrong, I’ll buy every single of my readers a steak dinner. When I’m not, you can thank me. On to last night…

-The show opens with Brad flying around Costa Rica in a helicopter talking about his journey. Brad: “Last time, at this stage in the game, I’m not nearly as emotionally invested than I am now.” Translation: So suck on that one DeAnna, Jenni, Bettina, and whoever else hometown I visited. I basically had checked my emotions at the door all season and didn’t give a rat’s ass what happened. But now, I’m a changed man in case you didn’t know. I talk to 80′s hair band drummers disguised as therapists to tell me what to do with my life. I say the same phrases over and over in hopes that it’ll be drilled into people’s heads how seriously I take this process. Well, somewhat seriously. Six episodes in and we are still being told how much more open to the process he is this time. The more he says that, the harder it is to believe. One episode? Fine. Two? Ok, we get it. Three? It’s getting beaten to a pulp. Six episodes in? I want to poke my eyes out with a letter opener then stab myself in the gut fifty times. The women somehow let Michelle drive them from the airport to where Brad was staying. Whoa. You let crazy behind the wheel? If I’ve learned anything in life, it’s this: Don’t let women drive.

-Brad greets the ladies like he just got back from a round of golf. Nice polo, dude. Where’s your Tony Romo cap to complete the full douchenozzle look? He leaves a date card for the women which says, “Chantal O. Close your eyes, hold on tight, love is in the air tonight.” Uh oh! A date card that says the word “love” in it. We all know what that means. Mount Michelle is about to erupt. Michelle: “If Brad is more interested in Chantal than I am not his girl. I just hope she gets attacked by monkeys. Or apes.” As much as I want to dislike Michelle, I honestly can’t. Sure she’s a horrible person who sleeps with married men and then claims to not have a clue they were married, but hey, who hasn’t ya know? On THIS show, she’s gold. She introduced us to the “Boom!” elbow, she’s the only person this season I can remember saying anything remotely funny, and she’s hot to boot. Can’t go wrong there. So hats off to the ABC casting department for finding this gem. She’s been totally worth it. You did well casting her “crazy” character this season. I mean, for six episodes now, this chick has stolen the show in all her ITM’s. Why would this episode be any different? Which is why I always say that no matter who the “lead” is in this show, it doesn’t matter. The show is made by the 25/30 bachelor/ette contestants they cast and NOT the lead doing the choosing.

-Michelle is still not done ranting about Chantal getting a date. “She’s really aggressive, over confident, and a bit egotistical.” Wait, huh? Michelle just said this? About Chantal? Talk about the irony of all ironies. Maybe when Michelle said that she was looking into a mirror or something. Whatever the case, chalk another one up to Michelle for a classic one liner. As for Chantal’s date, Brad picked her up in another solid polo from the IZOD collection apparently, and they went zip lining. And as is the case with all of Chan-clevages dates, it rained. You know how I know this? Because Brad figured it out all by himself. (Scene of it raining) Brad: “Is it raining? Oh, it IS raining.” Man, he’s a good one. Very observant. He was able to deduce by looking in the sky and seeing water fall from it that there was precipitation falling on them meaning, well, it’s raining. But that didn’t stop these two from charging full speed ahead. No, sir. They zipped their way through the jungle anyway like two lovers that’ll inevitably break up. So while they’re still in each others good graces, Chan-cleavage has this to say after tandem zip lining with Brad. “It’s definitely a different position to have my legs wrapped around Brad, but something I can get used to.” Uh huh. This chick couldn’t be any more horny if she tried. I just want to point something out here. You realize how many times these two have made out and been all over each other in six episodes compared to Brad and Emily? And some people really think that I was told the wrong thing and that he chooses Emily? Really? I mean, REALLY? There are some awfully naive people in this world.

-After zipping through all of Costa Rica, it’s time to get down to business. Like Chantal in more of her element, you know, a low-cut top letting the world in on all her glory. And bam! Exactly what we got of her in her flowery sun dress with cleavage for days. They decide to have a picnic outside where they can get romantic. Miss Rackenstein: “I’m feeling things tonight I dreamt of feeling one day.” Whoa, whoa, whoa. Can we get a little more descriptive on that. Like, feeling things within your own lady parts, or feeling things between Brad’s legs? I wasn’t really sure where she was going with that. Well, yes I was, I just wanted to hear her say it. She’s already shown us she’s one of the horniest women this show has ever cast, and rightfully so. I mean, when you chase your ex-husband for months all the way up til leaving for this show and he keeps rejecting you, then you gotta turn somewhere else. But once again, these two get rained on and now a damp, wet, dripping Chantal must run inside Brad’s bedroom. She’s also now soaking wet from the rain.

-So naturally when you’re on a date and you get rained on and you’re forced to go back to the guy’s place, it’s imperative that you strip down to only your chonies and his long sleeved dress shirt. Honestly, I practically went CSI in this scene trying to figure out if she had anything on under that shirt. My guess, knowing that Chantal is basically just a walking estrogen bomb waiting to explode? Uhhh, that would be no. Brad’s reaction: “This is the hottest I’ve seen you.” Yeah, well that pretty much sums it up right there. Goodnight everybody! You know, sometimes people with zero sense of humor email me asking why I’m always making a bunch of sexual jokes or always talking about boobs. Ummmmm, have you watched this show? The show is laced with so many sexual scenes and sexual innuendos just waiting to happen, it’s my job to make fun of it and point them out. I mean, for Christ sakes, we had a guy and a girl standing in a bedroom last night with him practically pitching a tent while she stood in front of him with nothing on but his shirt. And you want me to talk about “Ohhh, these two are so in love with each other. You can really see that these two connect on such a deeper, emotional level.” Bullsh**. I’m gonna talk about how he wants wanted to knock the bottom out of that for the rest of the night and how she would’ve let him in a heartbeat. If that offends, then you’re reading the wrong column. Been doing it for eight years and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

-Boobs McBreasts: “I like being rained on with you. Especially in your cute comfies. I like that. This is real to me. I’m crazy about you. Do you not see that?” Oh trust me, honey. He sees that. Right through that white shirt of yours checking out that baby maker. Brad’s making no bones about, well, how badly he wants to jump her bones. Brad: “This could happen every night.” Chantal: “I want it to.” Not that Brad needed this Costa Rica date to solidify Chantals standing in the show (hell, he would’ve booked her overnight room after the Catalina date), but I seriously am beginning to question if any other woman this season came close to making his private stand at attention the way it did when he was with her. I mean, Ali has practically admitted since her season ended that it was Roberto since Day 1 and she basically just went through the motions for all the other episodes. Sure, you have to date the others and give them chances, but in the end, you signed up for a show. You HAVE to be in 10 or so episodes. You can’t just skip to the end, even though you probably want to. I said it Dec. 8th, and I think I’ve mentioned it somehow, some way in every column since that Brad chose Chantal. What we’re seeing in these first six episodes is just more confirmation of it. Emily is just along for the ride at this point. So if you want to compare and contrast how he talks to each one, be my guest. It’s a waste of time. It’s not like he’s going to make his decision on Mar. 14th and we’re still in the process of trying to figure out which one he likes the best. The show has been over for 2 ½ months. He chose and is engaged to Chantal. End of story.

73 thoughts on “The Bachelor Recap – 2/7/11

  1. OMGosh, now I remember why I stopped reading your blog during work hours, I can’t stop LMAO!!!! Your are so funny and I am at my desk just laughing away. You really do entertain us Steve! Thank you!

  2. To all of you hailing the theory, yes “theory,” which means unproven, of evolution and the supposed science behind it, please consider the following – if we all evolved from monkeys – all six billion of us – then please tell me why we can’t find one SINGLE fossil that came from a half-man/half-ape. Over the course of history there have been a paltry few claims of such a finding, but every single one of them was proven to be a fraud (see the “Piltdown Man” – famous anthropolgical hoax which was used as hard proof of evolution for 40 years before being exposed as a forgery) or as being a mistake.

    If you want to take the time to read the rest of my post, instead of blindly following after the evolutionary theory, you might find this interesting-

    The Oldest Tree
    A bristle cone pine is approximately 4,300 years old—dated via tree rings. The method may not be perfect, but it is the best we have for dating trees.

    The Oldest Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef is less than 4,200 years old—dated via measuring the growth rate for 20 years.

    Even though both are less than 5,000 years old, they are the two oldest living organisms on earth. Their ages easily fit the creationist point of view, but leave loose ends for the evolutionist. Why aren’t there older trees or more ancient reefs? With the evolutionist time line, surely something is closer in age to their “millions of years.”

    Evolution doesn’t fit the facts, does it?

    Earth’s Slowing Rotation
    Prevailing winds are caused by two phenomena. The sun’s heat causes north-south or south-north winds, depending on latitude. The rotation of the earth causes the winds to shift east or west—clockwise north of the equator and counterclockwise to the south. This Coriolis effect is proportional to the speed of the earth’s rotation: the greater the rotational speed, the greater the Coriolis effect. Due to these prevailing winds, the Sahara Desert is in the process of desertification, expanding approximately four miles per year. Calculations based upon the rate of the Sahara’s expansion show the desert to be 4,000 years old. This young age of the Sahara Desert fits quite well in the creationist time line, beginning its desertification process soon after the global Flood. The current slowing rate of the earth’s rotation, and its relationship with the Coriolis effect, allows for a variety of climates around the world without creating a menacing environment. Following the evolutionist time line over a period of millions of years, the Sahara Desert should have already expanded to its maximum size. However, since the earth’s rotational speed is decreasing measurably, the Coriolis effect would have been far greater millions of years ago, exacerbating the evolutionists’ difficulty explaining the Sahara Desert’s young age.

    Population
    In 1810, about one billion people lived on earth. In less than 200 years, the population hit six billion. This fits the biblical chronology perfectly as the current population started about 4,400 years ago with Noah and his family after the Flood. An evolutionary time line would require not only a nearly non-existent growth rate but also three trillion deceased humans within the last million years.1

    Declining Magnetic Field
    Studies over the past 140 years show a consistent decay rate in the earth’s magnetic field. At this rate, in as few as 25,000 years ago, the earth would have been unable to support life because of the heat from the electric current.

    Fast-Eroding Niagara Falls
    After Charles Lyell published his Principles of Geology in the 1830s, society began accepting the theory that the earth and mankind evolved from a previous lesser state. Lyell used Niagara Falls as one of his illustrations to promote uniformitarianism. He estimated that Niagara Falls was 10,000 years old. He did this to try to discredit the Bible. Skeptics like Lyell leave out one important factor in their calculations—a worldwide Flood, approximately 4,400 years ago.

    Factoring a worldwide Flood into the equation, scientists arrive at a higher initial erosion rate for the 71?2 mile Niagara Gorge. Since an increase in the quantity of water is directly related to the rate of erosion, the great volume of water receding after the Flood could easily account for half of the erosion of Niagara Falls. Using the evolutionist time frame, Niagara Falls should have already eroded back into Lake Erie. The reason why Niagara Falls has not eroded farther over the “millions of years” of the earth’s existence continues to elude evolutionists. Science always seems to correspond with the creation time line while evolutionists struggle to make their assumptions and theories plausible.

    Salt in the Oceans
    The water in the oceans contains 3.6% dissolved minerals, giving the ocean its salinity. Salt, composed of the elements sodium and chlorine, is the primary mineral. For years, scientists have been measuring the amount of sodium in the oceans and have found that an estimated 457 million tons are deposited into the oceans annually, while only 122 million tons leave the ocean via numerous methods.

    Given the current amount of salt in the oceans, the data strongly favors a recent creation and global Flood. If applied to the evolutionist’s time frame of millions of years, the oceans would be saturated by salt. Even using liberal estimates of salinity levels,the maximum possible age is 62 million years.

  3. Like some of the others noted above, I really, really hope the US magazine article about Laurel is not the scoop that Steve was referring to when he said something to the effect that we would know it when we heard it, it was coming and it was going to be like a train hitting and it would make everyone question how this show was real…or whatever he said. This story just doesn’t seem that big of a deal, so I hope there is more…

  4. And I’m going to second what AJ13 said. Did the person in the post right before mine REALLY just post all that science/evolution crap?? Who cares! Not what this blog is for.

  5. Re: US Magazine article
    1) Who proposes marriage via text?
    2) Who takes a texted marriage proposal seriously?

    Re: Your blog
    1) Hysterical as always! Well done! lol

  6. @ Voice of Reason I LOVE YOU!!! You are awsome! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comment. And to those that don’t like it you don’t have to read it, yes that isn’t what Steve’s blog was about but he also didn’t expect a bunch of people from the Church of Evolution to go all ape sh** (pun totally intended) and start feeling the need to ‘enlighten’ poor Mr. Reality Steve. Honestly, I don’t think he cares what any of us think about the subject, but if you feel the need to say things like “shame on you” as Shar-girl and others did than in the interest in actually providing something informative and interesting to read I thank ‘Voice of Reason’ for doing that. And to add, I laugh when people use carbon-dating as ‘evidence’ for evolution. Do you know that scientists found stalagmites on the Statue of Liberty that carbon-dated to be 10s of thousands of years old!? For those of you that are not history buffs. We haven’t had the Statue of Liberty around for that long…It is only 124 years old, so it can’t have 10 thousand year old stuff growing on it. I shouldn’t have to mention that but since so many of us graduated from the Public School System (myself included, but praise God I somehow managed to graduate without being completly uniformed)I guess I do.

  7. @voiceofreason

    Funny how you totally ignored the fact that dinosaurs once existed. We have proof they were here long before Jesus’ time. Its ok, though. Even the bible fails to mention that they existed, even though their bones are scattered all over the planet.

  8. Me thinks voiceofreason has wayyyyyyyy too much time on her/his hands. Was that post really necessary, voice? Can we all please get off of the “how old the earth is” kick and get BACK to what this site is all about? Thank you, thank you very much.

  9. To Dianne – I expected people to say that, and deservedly so :) I had no intention of coming to realitysteve.com to give a dissertation on all things related to the creation of the universe (and, admittedly, my post was realllllly long – but I didn’t set there andtype it all out, I found much of the content from a science website. I wish I had that kind of time!). I just became a bit incensed by the multiple posters looking down their nose at RS’s estimation of the age of the cave and talking about evolution as if it was hard fact.

    To Nobody Says-
    I appreciate you bringing up this topic because you are right that it is an interesting issue. Here is some information I found that you might find helpful:

    Evolutionists use their imagination in a big way in answering this question [what happened to the dinosaurs]. Because of their belief that dinosaurs “ruled” the world for millions of years, and then disappeared millions of years before man allegedly evolved, they have had to come up with all sorts of guesses to explain this “mysterious” disappearance [note - this doesn't even address the complete absence of any "evolving" dinosaur fossils - i.e. half-dino/half-alligator, which is what the evolutionists would say].

    When reading evolutionist literature, you will be astonished at the range of ideas concerning their supposed extinction. The following is just a small list of theories:

    Dinosaurs starved to death; they died from overeating; they were poisoned; they became blind from cataracts and could not reproduce; mammals ate their eggs. Other causes include volcanic dust, poisonous gases, comets, sunspots, meteorites, mass suicide, constipation, parasites, shrinking brain (and greater stupidity), slipped discs, changes in the composition of air, etc.

    It is obvious that evolutionists don’t know what happened and are grasping at straws. In a recent evolutionary book on dinosaurs, “A New Look At the Dinosaurs,” the author made the statement:

    Now comes the important question. What caused all these extinctions at one particular point in time, approximately 65 million years ago? Dozens of reasons have been suggested, some serious and sensible, others quite crazy, and yet others merely as a joke. Every year people come up with new theories on this thorny problem. The trouble is that if we are to find just one reason to account for them all, it would have to explain the death, all at the same time, of animals living on land and of animals living in the sea; but, in both cases, of only some of those animals, for many of the land dwellers and many of the sea-dwellers went on living quite happily into the following period. Alas, no such one explanation exists (Alan Charig, p. 150).
    But, one such explanation does exist. If you remove the evolutionary framework, get rid of the millions of years, and then take the Bible seriously, you will find an explanation that fits the facts and makes perfect sense:

    At the time of the Flood, many of the sea creatures died, but some survived. In addition, all of the land creatures outside the Ark died, but the representatives of all the kinds that survived on the Ark lived in the new world after the Flood. Those land animals (including dinosaurs) found the new world to be much different than the one before the Flood. Due to (1) competition for food that was no longer in abundance, (2) other catastrophes, (3) man killing for food (and perhaps for fun), and (4) the destruction of habitats, etc., many species of animals eventually died out. The group of animals we now call dinosaurs just happened to die out too. In fact, quite a number of animals become extinct each year. Extinction seems to be the rule in Earth history (not the formation of new types of animals as you would expect from evolution).

    http://www.answersingenesis.com

  10. Also – to Tinytotsmom – thanks!! I almost didn’t say anything at all because I just didn’t have the energy to try to fight this battle, but I figured it might be enlightening. And I’m so with you on carbon dating (that could be my next encyclopedia entry on here, hmmmm ;)

  11. Also, we can debate back and forth all day long about the “science” supporting or disproving evolution/creationism. I will be the first to admit that I cannot definitely prove the story of creation. Just as I would expect any reasonable person to admit that you cannot definitely prove the theory of evolution. It really just boils down to one question – do you believe in an all-powerful God or not. If you do not, then there is really no basis for you to buy creationism. If you do, then you must also accept that God created everything (including the “laws of science,” which we then try to use to bind him), and had the capacity to create the earth as he pleased, which would include having the capacity to create things at an advanced age. For example, if you believe in the Bible, then you believe that Adam was created as a man – not an embryo. God also created full-grown trees and plants and animals. Thus, God could have also chosen to create canyons and rocks, and any number of things that were later in their life cycle. In that case, it is entirely possible the some of these things may in fact be “millions of years old” – just as Adam was x years “old” when he was created, these canyons could have also been 20 million years “old” when they were created. This can all be true and yet still coincide with a literal 7 day creation.

    But again, all of this is hocus pocus if you don’t first believe in an all-powerful God. If you do not, then I completely understand that you will tell me this is nonsense and a made up story. I accept that, though I pray that you would explore the basis for your beliefs. Both creationism and evolution involve an element of faith. I, for one, think it takes more faith to believe that the impossibly intricate world in which we live came from a primordial soup or a random explosion, than to believe that it was created by God.

    Yes, you may say I have too much time on my hands, but I think this is an important enough topic to spend my time on.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. To those of you who could do without the sexual inneuendo – that’s 90% of Steve’s blog. Why do you read it? Bring on the talk about boobs and hard-ons!

  13. @VOICEOFREASON

    I’m glad to learn you didn’t type all of that yourself – but please go back to the science site from which you appropriated that content and make sure you haven’t just committed a major copyright infringement. You can’t lift text or other authored material w/o payment or credit.

  14. “So Jackie rappels down the waterfall about as confidently as a barely legal coed approaches a date with Ben Roethlisberger.”

    Steve, you got me. I just actually holler-laughed out loud.

    And as far as all of the people getting up in arms about his lack of knowledge about the earth’s geological chronology- um, this is a blog about THE BACHELOR. You should probably take this blog about as seriously as the show. And at least Steve has a leg up on the contestants, whom, Chris Harrison admitted in his blog, “were extremely excited to head to Costa Rica even though most of them had no idea exactly where it was, and most thought it was an island.”

  15. p.s. During this episode more than any previous, my friend and I were both saying how differently he acts with Chantal than Emily. I totally agree with you- even if I hadn’t accidentally come across the spoilers back at the beginning, I think it’s painfully obvious that his “connection” (read: bonerability) with Chantal trumps his “connection” with anyone else. Anyone saying otherwise is delusional.

  16. When he says -Um ok a 100 times a show, I wonder if he’s had a small stroke or trying to stall while the little voices in his ear piece tell him what to say next.

  17. Am I the only one who appreciated Britt’s humor — “Jackie may have soiled herself” — at the waterfall rappelling date?

    Alli’s beetle freakout scene seemed staged to me. 1st clue? The camera is focused on the bug before Alli & Chantal enter the room. Her explanation about bugs that crunch was likely filmed before this scene in response to a probably milder incident. So the producers figured they could get a good rise out of her if they enlisted the help of another girl. I bet they didn’t imagine it would be this good.

    I’ve only been watching since the Jason season and find that your spoilers about the show don’t make a lot of difference, so I agree about your points about that. Apart from watching the show, your blog is my only source of information about it. I have no interest in chasing the latest tabloid story. So your “spoilers” about the personal lives of the shows participants truly are spoilers especially for people that I see as quite likable as they are revealed on the show. Knowing the reality behind the reality show can detract from its entertainment value.

  18. I don’t give a crap about what other people believe in as far as religion/evolution. But when folks like voiceofreason start posting their ignorance and/or lies couched in scientific terms, it gets to me.
    Voiceofreason: when are you going to put up a post about how the theory of gravity is nothing but junk science. Or try to disprove germ/disease theory. Because theory means unproven, you know. Better yet, when are you going to pick up a science 101 textbook and learn what the word theory means in scientific terms? & maybe a biology 101 textbook to learn what evolution is & isn’t. B/c you totally don’t get it.
    If you want to believe that the earth is 5000 yrs old, fine. But don’t try to discuss concepts you can’t grasp.
    Sorry I’m yet another poster who’s off topic. But I’m pretty sure RS mentioned the age of the earth thing to get everybody’s panties in a wad.

  19. Steve–I appreciated your Goonies reference, but have to say that Brad’s date with Alli felt more like Scooby-Doo. Alli just needed some glasses, an orange sweater, and a red skirt, with the bats sweeping down to steal her glasses. Perhaps she could have pulled the mask off Brad to reveal that he is not Brad at all, but Jake Pavelka in disguise.

  20. omg…seriously steve makes one comment about a cave not being 40 million years old and he gets a ton of posts about theories of evolution. NO ONE CARES!!!

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