Bachelor Pad 2

A Very Abbreviated “Reader Emails” Column & What’s Up With the JLH Retweets? – 8/26/11

Your episode-by-episode spoilers for “Bachelor Pad 2” are in a link at the top of the page, or or click here. You’ve been warned.

Sweet. My flight to CA has Wifi so I can now finish today’s column as I sit here on the plane. But be prepared, this one is gonna be very, very short. Not a whole hell of a lot going on right now, and the “Reader Emails” are surprisingly low this week. Hey, that’s kind of a good thing right since it means people may have backed off from asking the same asinine questions over and over again. Although, I feel very proud that I answered one of the MENSA math questions in the American Way magazine without cheating. I swear. When it comes to numbers, and word problems like this, I could do this sh** all day. I’m an idiot savant with numbers and I have no idea why. Well, yes I do. I’ve always been good at math. Lets see who can also come up with the correct answer. I’ll post the answer in Tuesday’s column. If you have the right answer, I’ll totally mail you a scratch-n-sniff sticker. Here’s the question:

“Find the 5 digit number in which the 1st digit is 2x the 3rd, the 2nd is the sum of the 1st & 3rd, the 4th is 2x the 3rd, & the last is the sum of the 3rd & 4th. The sum of all digits is 33.”

I hope a lot of you realize that I truly don’t care that the tabloids who all ran with the Ben as the “Bachelor” story never credited me is not a big deal. In this day and age, I don’t expect any of those major sites to credit me. And that’s perfectly fine. People know where to come to get all their “Bachelor/ette” and “Bachelor Pad” info. If they want to say “Exclusive! Ben is the Bachelor!” 24 hours after it runs on my site, that’s their problem not mine. Just shows how little information they have. And I’m sure once I start revealing some of Ben’s 25 women, they’ll run it on their site as their own as well. That’s the way it works in this business, and I get it. I know I get pretty much all spoilers and info on this show before the tabloids do, so because they don’t credit me doesn’t concern me in the least. People aren’t running to “US Weekly”, or “Star” etc for spoilers on this show. And if they are, they’ll be way behind.

Someone sent me this email that I found truly comical. This was posted on a website over 24 hours after I had written on Tuesday that Ben was the next “Bachelor.” Laughable. Here’s a cut-and-paste of what it said:

“There hasn’t been an official announcement made yet, but Big Ben has reportedly been spreading the word to his friends and has even put in for some time off from work in September. Then, on Monday, Ben was spotted in San Francisco shooting with a film crew and all indications are that the shoot was for the promotional video package for next season.”

I mean my God, and least TRY and pretend you didn’t take all that from my site and re-word it. Not the first time that site apparently has taken my spoilers and tried to claim them as their own. Oh well. When you’re on top, everyone is looking to bring you down. I’ve gotten used to it.

In case you didn’t see Wednesday’s tweet, I also mentioned that Ben’s ladies will be arriving in LA on Sat. Sept. 17th with filming beginning on Tuesday night, Sept. 20th. ABC will “officially” announce Ben as the Bachelor during the “Bachelor Pad” finale on Sept. 12th. That finale tapes in 2 weeks, either Tuesday the 6th or Wednesday the 7th. So expect those spoilers to be up as soon as I can get them. As for Ben’s ladies, lets just say I’m already way ahead of where I was last season. Ashley’s season I had 19 of the 25 guys identified with photos before ABC released their head shots. We’re still three weeks away from the women leaving for filming, and I already have 8 names and photos. I will release them after filming has started, and will stagger them. No need to just drop it all at once. I will give you a hint to one of them though: She is a pageant girl, which should surprise absolutely no one. Just think, if I released them now, Ben could actually see some of his women before the show started. Ha ha. Sorry. That’s the exact reason I’m not gonna do it. As much as I like sticking it to this show, now I’d be messing with the integrity of it. I’ll wait until they’ve left for filming and then reveal. Plus, I think if I revealed some now, I think ABC would cut those girls and I’d essentially ruin their chance to be on the show. Not gonna do that to them. Will just have to wait a few more weeks.

And last but not least, if you follow me on Twitter, you obviously have seen the inordinate amount of Jennifer Love Hewitt retweets the last week or so. I’ll say this: I’m assuming that everyone who follows me on Twitter reads my website, right? I mean, how else would you know about me or care to follow me? Also, if you read my column, whether you’ve read it one time, five times, or 300 times, I’m guessing you have an idea of how I like to write, right? Well, with that said, I’m absolutely ASTONISHED by how many people are taking my tweets seriously. Wow. People, if you don’t get it, then you never will. No need to even explain it. Either you get it or you don’t. And half of you don’t. I’m sorry. I blame your parents. A stalker? Really? Wow some people are truly clueless.

Very, very short “Reader Emails” today. Enjoy the abbreviated Friday column.
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Hey Reality Steve, a couple questions for you –

Do you think contestants are provided with 100% contractual certainty that their overnight dates won’t be filmed or bugged? If it were me, I would be worried about a hidden camera. Do you think that, on overnight dates, contestants ever tell their “chosen winner” that they are the winner? Since no cameras are around, I don’t see how ABC could prevent this.

Does Chris Harrison despise you? Have you ever met him?

What’s your favorite food?

Comment: Cameras are everywhere for the most part. They can film whatever they want. I think after 22 seasons, people know that they are pretty much being filmed all day long. Or audio is being recorded. If they don’t, well then they should.

The age old question on this show when it comes down to the end has always been, “Does the lead tell their final person they’re the one during the overnight date?” I think it all depends on that particular lead. Are they supposed to and allowed to? No. But, what’s to prevent them? Nothing really. I guess it just comes down to how freaked out they are about their contract. I bet some have, and some haven’t.

I have no idea if Chris Harrison despises me. I’ve never met the guy in my life. I know he’s aware of what I do, but, he can never acknowledge it because what’s he gonna say? “Yep, that guy always seems to spoil our show.” Never gonna happen. He just doesn’t bring it up, which is what I expect.

Favorite food is Italian. Anything Italian. Like the “Olive Garden”…ha ha.
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Steve,

JLH is smitten with Ben F? WHY? Going on a date with him would be such a snooze-fest. I’ll really have to make sure I’m wide awake Monday nights to watch if he becomes the next bachelor…..
The reader email with the boobs question was good, as was your answer. So I say, make it happen! YOU should go out with her for sure. It seems you’d be much more fun on a date than Ben F; unless you wanted to catch up on some Z’s!!!

Hey, you could find out if that whole bedazzled thing is really true……………………….Hahahahahahaha!!!

Thanks for the laughs!

Comment: I’ve said this before, but it’s worth noting again. I’m not star struck by anybody. Any athlete, celebrity, entertainer, etc could be standing in line in front of me somewhere and I wouldn’t care. I wouldn’t lose my sh** like most fans and start freaking out and asking for pictures or whatever. If it was someone who I really liked and the setting was appropriate, would I ask for a pic? Sure. But if it’s just a celebrity I have no interest in would I do it just to say, “Hey, look who I took a picture with.” Absolutely not.

With that said, I honestly think if I ever met Jennifer Love Hewitt, I’d probably lose my sh**. It’s something to do with that 15 year crush. But here’s the thing: I’ll never meet her or see in my life, so it’s not really ever going to be an issue. Is she still vajazzling? I sure hope so. Ben? Little help here?
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I have some random questions I thought of when I was bored at work one day. These questions are asking which you use:

1. Mac or PC?

2. Desktop or Laptop?

3. What’s your desktop background on your computer? How often do you change it?

Sorry these are random, but I’m just curious to know! Thanks for your time and great work with the blog!

Comment: 1) PC.

2) Both.

3) It’s whatever the basic pic is. I’ve never changed it. I’m not much of a picture guy.

Yes, you’re right. Those were completely random.
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Hi Steve!

You can add Holland to your list of followers now!:) I just wanted to say, as a writer myzelf, that I enjoy the way you write your blogs! So like we say in Holland: goed gedaan:) Anyway, I wanted to ask if you might know the question that came up in my mind while watching The Bachelor etcetera: Are people who don’t live in America allowed to apply for being on the show? Or do you really have to be a native of America? Not that I want to be on the show, I was just wondering…

Comment: Well, goed gedaan to you too. Whatever the hell that means.

I can’t imagine why anyone outside of America WOULD apply for the show? Outside of Lorenzo’s season where they cast that local Italian actress, Agnese, to make the final four, as long as the show is in the States, you have to live in the U.S. to be on the show. Update: An obvious mistake here. You can live in Canada and be on the show as we’ve seen plenty of Canadians on the shows in past seasons. Slipped my mind.

And trust me, you don’t want to go on this show.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. catgismo

    August 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    is the 5 digit: 69369?

  2. LeesuhC

    August 26, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    69369 = WOO HOO!!!!

    Love your blog, Steve. Thanks for the laughs!

  3. Ellieanne

    August 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    I got 69369, too, but I posted it under Tuesday’s column, I think. Do we get a prize? :-)

  4. icequeen421

    August 26, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    I got 69369. Yay, now I feel smart today! :)

  5. icequeen421

    August 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Oops sorry … now i feel dumb i meant to comment not reply! haha

    I got 69369. Yay, now I feel smart today!

  6. jennieh

    August 26, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Answer is 69369 :)

  7. CaliGirl

    August 26, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Umm.. Steve should have requested that people had to email him the answer for it to count, otherwise everyone’s going to keep posting “I got it!! Answer is 69369! :)” when there’s no telling how many people other than catgismo actually solved it.

  8. jillmarie

    August 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Steve, you are always on the money love it! Actually, I’m sure you realize this- many Canadians also appear on the show. This would answer the question about whether non- US citizens could be a part of the show. Maybe they only let US and Canada residents on, with the exception of the Italy show, like you mentioned.

  9. mja

    August 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    I love the way the Bay Club Marin just publicized that Ben is the next Bachelor! After Googling around I also found the same announcement on their website at the bottom of this page: http://www.wacclubs.com/department.php?clubURL=bcm&deptName=Socials&vol=1&issue=98

    Unless they read Steve’s column, and that is where they got the information. :-)

  10. Dianne

    August 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Right, Canada & US citizens have been on the show..what about Matt..wasn’t he a Brit?

  11. sksksk

    August 29, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    So….Steve, Love your blog; but your JLH retweets are kind of creepy. Just sayin.

  12. krealityt

    August 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    I love these things too. Maybe you should add daily puzzles to your website?

    A&D = 2C
    B&E = C+ (AorD)
    A+B+C+D+E = 33

    A=6, B=9, C=3, D=6, E=9

  13. middlefinger

    August 30, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    This was really simple. This is a Mensa question? It was a choice between 23123,46246 and 69369, so it was just a matter which combination adds to 33. Long time ago, I was a Mensa member but I remember the questions being substantially hard. This was elementary my Watson :)

    Try this:
    1. What word can be found if one fills in the missing letters: S_ _ _u_p_ _ _ _i_n?

    2. Answer this question with numeric symbols, i.e. 1, 2, 3, etc and separate the different numbers with the word ‘and’. If six jelly beans and 5 fruit drops cost 85c, but 6 fruit drops and 5 jelly beans cost 80c, then how much is one jelly bean and how much is one fruit drop?

  14. nora j

    August 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Melissa is so ugly and annoying and isn’t this the second time she’s gotten crazy on someone? The other guys voted her off cuz she drives them nuts. I give her the right to be sad or upset (like Michael was) but getting pissed isn’t going to make anything better…the only thing that would make her happy is if Blake really liked her but he doesn’t…but even after their first little argument there was nothing Blake could say so he had no other choice but to act like he was still interested in her. She’s so dumb! I mean maybe he was slightly interested in the beginning but nothing more…she needs to just get over that. Last season on Bach pad when Jesse hinted to Natalie that he didn’t want to get serious with her, Natalie just said okay and didn’t go crazy or anything.

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