For episode-by-episode spoilers of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers” (it’s like, 1″ inch above this sentence). 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.
Yes, after a two year hiatus, I decided to bring back the video blog. No, don’t worry. This isn’t three separate 10 minute videos breaking down the Jason/Molly/Melissa scandal. I believe I learned by lesson from that one in that I just can’t possibly imagine people want to listen to me talk for 30 minutes. Well, you’re in luck. This is only one video and I managed to somehow ramble on and keep it under 9 minutes. Plus, as an added bonus so you don’t have to stare at my ugly mug the whole time, I made sure Maddie got some camera time, since many of you have been asking what she’s up to. Pretty much nothing, but thanks for asking. As you can tell when you watch, she’s thoroughly entertained by all of this. Just once I’d like to read her thoughts and find out what the hell she thinks of me for covering this show as much as I do. On second thought, no I don’t.
Check out the video where I give an update on some “Bachelor” news then bring Maddie in for the first “Reader Email”. And you wonder why I don’t do videos more? I HATE watching myself on camera. Look, I know I’m a dork. I know I have very little hair on my head. I know I ramble and talk fast. Nothing I haven’t heard for years. I’ve heard it all. If you can’t make fun of yourself, then who can you make fun of? But I’ll be damned if Maddie doesn’t get her well deserved camera time. I wanted to maybe add this feature on Friday’s to change it up a bit. We’ll see. Enjoy this brilliance:
Here are the two links I was referring to in the video:
The event tomorrow night in Fresno, CA is being put on by Kasey Kahl’s non-profit organization, “Guard and Protect Hearts, Inc”. Nine other former contestants will be there putting on a fashion show. The link below has all the details about the event. If you can’t make it, feel free to donate. I did.
Gotta love Michelle’s answers with the media this week. Couldn’t possibly be any more different than what we’ve seen for the first seven episodes on the show. But nothing that we shouldn’t have expected. Here’s the link:
These are the remaining “Reader Emails” of the week. I would’ve done more on camera, but something tells me Maddie might’ve urinated on me out of boredom. Lets just say not a lot of hard hitting, in depth questions this week. Mostly about pregnancies, boobs, and money being exchanged. Hey you know me, I can talk about boobs til I’m blue in the face. However, I’m still amazed every week by the things people seem to be curious about. I had no idea people cared so much about the most insignificant things about this show. Baffling. Whatever the case, here we go:
I’m sure the blog has to take longer than we would think. You have to watch the shows, write your notes, write your blog, talk to past guests, radio appearances, your own dating contest (had to put that in), oh yeah, and you have to get your spoilers! I’m sure you here from everyone in the U.S. that thinks they might have a little bit of info for you. I have no idea what your real job is but I hope it’s part time. The question is do you respond to all of your emails and silly questions like my own and the ones we see on your blog? That to me, seems like it would take up every single minute of spare time that you have. I guess whether or not I get a response will answer my question. You do a fantastic job at keeping us hopeless romantic’s feet on the ground.
Comment: Yes, I do have a full time job, but that job allows me to work from home. I’m pretty much in front of a computer all day. Not to mention my blackberry is on me pretty much all day long as well. So yeah, I definitely see every email anyone ever sends to me. I try to respond to everyone, but obviously that’s impossible sometimes when I get overloaded with stuff. I just figure if someone’s gonna take the time out to email me, the least I can do is get back to them, even if it’s a short brief answer. I’d say I return about 90% of the emails that are sent to me. But some days are tougher than others. All depends really. Sometimes if I read an email over my blackberry and don’t respond right away, then the chances of me responding when I get back to my computer are probably slim. But no, it doesn’t take up every single minute of my spare time since, well, my job allows me to have plenty of spare time.
About how many people do you think apply to be on the bachelor/ette every season? Are the video’s we see introducing some of the women at the beginning ones that they submitted to get on the show, or were they shot once they were picked? Thanks so much and keep up the kick-ass work!
Comment: I have no idea on the amount of people who apply every season. It’s kinda like “Survivor” though. They keep people on file though and they are not against calling you later on if you applied for one season but didn’t make it. Don’t know how often it happens, but it does happen.
The videos at the beginning of the show are done after they’ve already been cast on the show. I think in the past they have shown clips of someone’s audition tape (I want to say we saw some of Ali’s), but I can’t remember.
Have there ever been any African American or Asian contestants on the show? Does it bother you when people say they love your ”sophomoric humor,” because you know they probably only say that because it’s at the top of your blog and they don’t have any idea what it means?
Comment: Yes, there has. About three in 21 seasons. That’s a good ratio right? This show isn’t winning any awards for diversity amongst its cast, that’s for sure. But it is what it is. Look across the landscape of network television. Very few minorities in lead roles anywhere, so, all the “Bachelor/ette” franchise is doing is following the norm. I highly doubt we are going to see an African American “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette”. I just don’t see it happening. One, because they love casting white people on this show. And two, since for six seasons now we’ve gotten the lead coming from the previous season, well, if there aren’t any minorities on that season, kinda hard for a minority to become the lead the next season. That’s just common sense.
Yeah, I do find that kinda funny. The headline of my website says “My sarcastic, slanted, sophomoric, and skewed view on the world of reality television”. What exactly are people expecting when they come to the site, something OTHER than that? For eight years, I’ve been writing the same way. I make fun of everyone and everything involved with this show. No one is spared. You go on a reality show, you open yourself up to be made fun of in this day and age. And that’s what I do. If these people take it personally, that’s on them. Nothing on this site should really be taken personal. I’m an ass clown who likes to make fun of this stupid show and its contestants. I think there’s a reason I’m able to have a relationship with quite a few past contestants. They get it. They get the humor. They get that it’s fun and games. If not, they’d never speak to me. So if the people I’m actually making fun of have no problem with it, why should people who just sit at home and watch have a problem? That boggles my mind.