“Reality Roundup,” “Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” & Notes on Sean’s Season Including Which Contestant Was Married as a Teenager?

Not a ton of “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” questions, but enough to get you through your day. I think. Enjoy these and send in any more that you’d like for next week’s column at steve@realitysteve.com.
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Steve,

I’ve been loving your 90210 discussions lately. There’s no doubt in my mind that the best episode ever was 1991′s “U4EA”. The whole thing was so hysterical – the entire rave, Steve and Andrea driving all over trying to “exchange an egg”, David puking in Donna’s car. Of course, not to mention sociopath Emily Valentine slipping U4EA into Brandon’s drink, and super-high Brando writhing all over the top of his car. And then his car gets stripped when he gets it the next day. Seriously the best episode ever – Brandon learned so many lessons.

This is my favorite hour of tv – ever so slightly topping the OC episode where Marissa shoots Trey. Thoughts?

Comment: A memorable episode yes, but definitely not the best they ever had. It’s impossible to rank the Top 5 best episodes because it’s so subjective, but here are my 5 most memorable episodes in no particular order:

1) Brenda Walsh being a giant bitch. Oh wait, that was every episode she was in. Lets change that to any episode involving Brenda and Donna in France and Brenda having that fling with Dean Cain, which gave way to the worst French accent ever uttered on television. “Reeeeek”

2) David Silver banging Ariel in the limo, then Donna getting in the car and seeing the condom on the floor and running off crying. There were about 1,000 things wrong with that whole scene, but priceless nonetheless.

3) Antonia Marchette getting gunned down by her own father the night of her wedding day, which subsequently led to Dylan’s departure from the show.

4) In the later seasons, when Dylan found out his father was still alive and part of the Witness Protection Program in Arizona with his new family. Not because the storyline was any good, but because it was completely ridiculous, improbable, and an obvious ratings grab. Not to mention, it downplayed the episode years earlier when Dylan actually lost his dad in the car explosion

5) The very end of Valerie’s first episode where we see her smoking pot out of her bedroom window and realized she was going to be a bigger, badder, sexier version of Brenda.
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Hi Steve,

I am a PhD student at ASU (I recently moved to Tempe from Wisconsin and, let me tell you, Scottsdale is like a whole different world) and absolutely love reading your columns. I look forward to it every week as it breaks up the monotony of reading about Micheal Foucault and other theoretical nonsense. Anyhow, I just wanted to say that I think you picked the PERFECT five songs for “songs that drive you crazy.” I couldn’t agree more. But, thanks to you, I have Rebecca Black’s nasally voice stuck in my head. Damn you! The best part is when she gives a rundown of the days of the week. Hilarious.

I have a non-Bachelor related question for you. I noticed when you were introducing the girls that were cast on Sean’s season a few week’s ago, you mentioned that Kristy Kaminski had wound up on TheDirty.com. I had never heard of the website but checked it out. (Lo and behold, it originated in Scottsdale!) I think this website is fascinating (in a I-feel-horrible-for-even-looking-at-this sort of way) and am wondering if you know how it originated. It just seems like such an odd, mean-spirted, yet fascinating concept.

Feel free to disregard this if it is totally off topic.

Have a great weekend and Thanksgiving!

Comment: I did see Kristy on theDirty.com. And if you scroll down far enough and read the comments, you’ll see her mother come to her defense quite a few times, which was basically the stupidest thing she could’ve done. You think people who write nasty things in comments section give a damn about her mother stepping in trying to defend her. She basically fanned the flames and made it worse.

If you’ve never been to the TheDirty.com, just be warned. It’s not for everyone. I can’t imagine many women who are fans of the “Bachelor/ette” franchise are fans of the TheDirty.com. Just a hunch.
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Hey Steve!

I’ve only been reading your blog for 1/2 a year now. I’ll admit, I was a little obsessed with the Jef + Emily idea during the time when Emily’s season was ending. By the time it was over, I of course already knew who was going to win because I had been reading your Emily Spoilers. I was saddened when you (and then when they) announced their break-up, but I swear that it was only for Ricki. Sorry, that was a pretty random back story of sorts..

ANYWAY. my questions (and I’m sorry if they show that I am so new to your blog):

1. What is your opinion on shows on FOX like Raising Hope, New Girl, and Glee?

2. What is your favorite episode of Friday Night Lights? (I just finished watching the 5th season on Netflix.)

3. Favorite Bachelorette/Bachelor and favorite contestant of all time?

Comment: 1) Never seen the first two and won’t. I watched season 1 of Glee and realized there was zero depth to the show and got bored. Much to cheesy and corny for me, and this coming from a guy who can recite every word to “Grease 2,” so that’s saying something.

2) Yet again, IMPOSSIBLE to pick out a favorite episode of FNL. But here are my top 5 in no particular order (there will be spoilers in this):

-The pilot episode was one of the best pilots ever made.

-The second episode where Coach takes Saracen out to the empty field pretty much sets the tone for the entire rest of the series.

-The episode where Street finds out that Lyla has been sleeping with Riggins. Good stuff.

-(tie) The episode where Street goes to find his son’s mother and tells her he wants to live with her, all while saying goodbye to Riggins, or, the episode where Saracen has to bury his father.

-The series finale. Best series finale in the last 10 years. Perfect way to wrap up the show. Don’t even get me started about the talks of them wanting to do a movie. That would ruin the series finale if you ask me. Please don’t do it.

There were so many other good, memorable episodes it’s impossible to narrow it down to five. I know I’m forgetting quite a few.

3) Emily O’Brien.
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Steve,

Obviously, the people who keep obsessing about an FAQ page do not realize how much work it would be. You would have to start listing questions, then categorize them, then CONSTANTLY edit the whole thing. One of your readers…who has a lot of time on his/her hands, should create it themselves, then link off your site. Please post this suggestion for the next few weeks to allow time to inform many people…LOL

Comment: Exactly. Pretty much the reason it’ll never happen. When does a question become a question that belongs on the FAQ page? When it gets asked twice? Five times? Ten times? Obviously, we know the general ones would be on there, but I would always be adding to it, and it’d be never ending, then eventually, the FAQ page would be 10 pages long, and people will still ask questions that are already in there since they don’t want to go searching through 10 pages to find if it was already asked.
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Hi Steve,

I had a totally random thought the other day. During Jake’s season as the Bachelor, if the staffer hadn’t fallen for Rozlyn, she wouldn’t have gotten kicked off the show. For all we know, she could’ve ended up as Jake’s final one, and they could’ve been happily married by now! What do you think?

Comment: Not a chance. Jake wasn’t Rozlyn’s type. And ummmmm, well, Rozlyn probably isn’t Jake’s type either.
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Hi Steve,

Just read your most recent spoiler for Sean’s final 4 breakdown. Congrats on getting another season out there so early.

For the alumni guest list to Ashley and JP’s wedding, obviously some of them – like the couples and Sean – are there to promote the show. But which of them are also there at the show’s request and which are there because they’re actually good friends with Ashley and JP?

Comment: Well, all the girls that were on Brad’s season that are going are going because they’re Ashley’s friends – Marissa, Michelle, Jackie, Britt, Alli Travis, etc.
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Why does ABC make it so difficult to vote for a couple on DWTS? I don’t have this much security on my banking website! I tried signing in using Facebook, but that took me back to ABC’s main page. I then tried signing in with my e-mail address, then I had to answer a security question, then I had to identify those squiggly words, then I had to sign in again with my e-mail and password, only to be told that my name was already in use. I tried again, and this time they told me my password was incorrect. Forgeddaboutit! I hope my 10 other votes were enough to help my favorite couple.

Meanwhile, on a lighter note, thanks for the spoiler on Sean’s final choice. She’s the one I picked out from the picture and bio, so I’m happy with Sean’s choice.

Looking forward to your witty comments on the season…I can relax and enjoy it now.

Comment: I have no idea how the voting works on that show, and I pretty much gave up trying to understand a while ago. It’s a popularity contest every season and whoever gets the most votes wins. Obviously scores don’t matter once you get down to the end because everyone is pretty much getting 29′s or 30′s. It’s kinda ridiculous when you think about it.
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Dear RS,

I’m a follower of Sean’s sister’s blog MixandMatchMama.com along with following her on Twitter and have been ever since he was on Emily’s season. She’s got some really neat stuff on there and looks like she’s a great cook! Anyway, something caught my eye that I think you should take note of. I noticed a picture on there of Sean with his sister after he got back from filming Emily’s season and a picture with his sister recently after he returned from Thailand. You can tell by just looking at both of these pictures that he’s much more happier this time around. Look at his smile. If you look at the top picture it doesn’t look natural. Almost like he’s being forced to put on a happy face even though deep down inside we know he’s hurting after getting dumped. The second picture he looks like he’s just beaming with happiness and can’t wait to share his love with Catherine (as you say) with the world! What do you think?

Comment: What do I think? I think you need to get yourself a new hobby. Did you just analyze the guy’s smile to determine how happy you THINK he is? Wow. What if there’s a picture out there somewhere of him not smiling? Does that mean he’s miserable in his choice of picking Catherine? Yeah, I think you need to focus your attention elsewhere in life rather than dissecting the grins of reality show contestants over a 5 month span.
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Hi Steve,

Love the column & the spoilers. Don’t care what people say – makes the show more fun to watch. I started my career in production and am endlessly entertained watching how the editors obviously manipulate every show in the Bachelor franchise. The fact that you’ve managed to capitalize on their stupidity makes you pretty awesome in my book.

I just read your column spoiling Sean’s season and figured I’d fill up your inbox with some random questions about other Bachelor people instead of the repetitive crap I’m sure you’re going to get bombarded with…so here’s a few I’ve been wondering about:

1) Ames Brown always posts all kinds of random photos on Twitter from him traveling or hanging out with friends, Bachelor people, business associates, etc. – does he have some sort of personal photographer that follows him around everywhere? I’ve seen people ask this on Twitter but never seen anyone answer about it.

2) I follow Jeremy Anderson on Twitter and recently noticed his bio now says “Dad” and he has a baby in his profile pic. It seems like Wetpaint or someone would have covered that kind of “life event” in one of their “Bachelor News” articles – just wondering if he had a baby, got married, adopted, or whatever that you could update on. He seemed like a nice guy on the show – hope things turned out well for him!

3) One of your reader emails (or tweets, not sure which) had mentioned they thought Ashley & JP’s wedding was being held at the Four Seasons in Hawaii. Ashley S. had tweeted that she’s going to be in Hawaii during that timeframe and had tweeted at the hotel’s account that she’d be staying there. Is the wedding in CA and there’s some sort of Bachelor get together in Hawaii after?

4) How the heck do you think CeCe Frey is still on X Factor? And are you surprised Tate has been ranked in the top 1-2 spots the past 3 weeks? I currently work in the music industry and I just don’t see the appeal of CeCe on ANY level (seems like it’s purely a sympathy vote at this point). The country fan base is obviously strong and keeping Tate in it, but he doesn’t stand out to me when you put him against the country artists who are out right now. I think Carly Rose is the golden girl and am embarrassed to say that I sort of love Emblem 3 and could see them getting signed to at least a development deal. Thoughts?

Thanks again, love the spoilers and the sarcasm. Keep the columns coming!

Comment: 1) I have no idea why every picture of Ames on his Twitter is of himself. I’m sure part of it has to do with him being infatuated with himself because, well, why else would you post that many pictures of yourself.

2) Jeremy has a son that will be 2 in December.

3) The wedding is taking place in Pasadena this Saturday. Ashley Spivey has a new boyfriend and from what I’ve been told, they are vacationing in Maui together after the wedding, and that’s why she tweeted about being in Maui.

4) No idea how CeCe is still on the show. It’s waaaaaay too big for her. Carly Rose will win, and if by some miracle she doesn’t, she will get a deal the second this show is over. As will Emblem3, Diamond White, and Tate Stevens. I don’t see anyone else getting a record deal out of this show except maybe if Simon gives Fifth Harmony a chance since he created them and won’t want to admit failure.
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Hey Steve,

Question for you: Based on looks alone from their pics and only knowing what you know so far about these girls (occupation, location, etc), how would you rank Sean’s final 4 in order for your own final 4? I’ll be curious to see how or if this changes once the season airs.

Comment: I don’t much about them so far, so I’d basically be ranking them on looks alone. I actually think all 4 of them are attractive, but if you’re holding a gun to my head asking me to rank them by looks, my rankings would be as follows:

1) Lindsay
2) AshLee
3) Catherine
4) Desiree

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Hi Steve,

1) Who can actually know the outcome of the season before it airs? Is it just immediate family such as parents and siblings? Obviously they have to keep it secretive but I’m wondering who can actually know. Wouldn’t Sean’s family know pretty much immediately when it happened because they were in Thailand for the final rose ceremony?

2) Are any bachelor alums members of the wedding party for Ashley and JP? Ashley Spivey, maybe?

3) Do you ever plan on meeting Sean since he lives in the same area as you?

4) After seeing Sean last season and knowing that he seems like a wholesome guy who takes love seriously and has publicly said he only wants to propose once in his life, I can’t help but think he wouldn’t have proposed if he didn’t really think it would last. He’s not obligated to propose because many in the past haven’t so I would think he could choose to just date somebody instead of propose if he didn’t feel confident. Maybe this relationship might actually have a shot. Any thoughts on this?

This totally doesn’t matter, but I remember you saying during his season that Ames only posts pictures of himself on his twitter page and that he’s gotten very pompous. After I saw his name on the guest list in your last column, I thought “Oh, he’s probably over that cause it has been so long since his season” so I went to look and boy was I wrong. ALL of his tweets are pictures of himself. EVERY LAST ONE. Call me crazy, but I think that’s a little much.

Comment: 1) I don’t talk about where I get my info from or how/when/why I get it. I just let people speculate and be wrong.

2) I gotta imagine Ashley Spivey is a bridesmaid. Other than that, I have no idea.

3) Am I planning on it? No. Will it happen? I guess there’s a better chance than not that it could because he does live in the same city as me. If it happens, great. If not, no big deal.

4) I think going into this Sean is definitely a bit more sincere with his intentions than previous Bachelors. Does it mean it will have a different outcome and he’ll become the first one to actually marry the girl he chose? Only time will tell. I will say this: He’s got a better chance than previous guys. How much better? I don’t know.

And yes, Ames does nothing but post pictures of himself on Twitter. I don’t know why, but he does. And he’s been doing it for over a year now. Probably should tell you a little something about the guy.
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Steve,

Did you see Kalon on Dr. Phil? I think its safe to say that your 15 minutes of fame are up when you are on Dr. Phil. Congrats Kalon, that was quick.

Comment: I didn’t see it, but I heard about it. He’s not doing anything that a lot of them haven’t done before. He moved to LA to be in the entertainment world. So have thousands of others. Good luck with that.

146 thoughts on ““Reality Roundup,” “Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” & Notes on Sean’s Season Including Which Contestant Was Married as a Teenager?

  1. @addicted – thanks for the info. I enjoy and appreciate the backstory/info.

    **Nashville**
    I was surprised, at first, at the “acceptance” of Juliette by Sean’s parents. As I watched, I realized she was so totally into his family, thinking she could be a legit part of a “legit” family. She obviously believed she was on track for their new daughter-in-law status…and so did I….for a minute. Then momma burst that bubble. Per the previews, that isn’t stopping Juliette but I honestly felt bad for her when momma put her in her place.

    Rayna took the news well but, again per the previews, looks like this isn’t the end of the “alleged affair” issues between her and Teddy.

  2. @helio – bahahahaha

    @cc – I hear you BUT EVERYONE else WOULD want to go to the end with you, right? And thanks, seems like most of us think alike on here :D .

  3. Wish Steve would comment on Emily’s supposedly joining DWTS in March. Ugh…watching her stumble and bumble her way through the first week (when she will be eliminated!), will not make for great entertainment. Makes sense for her since she has no job or anything going on in her life so can commit to the nearly 3 months necessary to do the show.

  4. @Kasey31

    Good info, thanks! Some of the ages and timeline do not jive which is in line with what the producer has said. Still a great show and well, I’m Addicted! :)

  5. Has everyone seen the previews for this Sunday’s TAR finale? You know, where they are hanging upside down over millions of miles of air in a straight jacket (looks more like an episode of Fear Factor than TAR)? And where they show them falling for millions of thousands of miles in a free fall? And where they’re screaming at the top of their lungs in fear? Um yeah, that’s why I won’t ever try out for TAR. NEVER.

    P.S. please excuse any unintentional exaggerations :D .

  6. DWTS
    Sunnyside442, I couldn’t believe it when I read she might do DWTS. UGH! Please….no more Emily. I’ve had enough of her to last a lifetime.

    Is anyone else planning on watching Ashley and JP’s wedding? I really like how those two stayed off the famewhore path.

    TAR
    Randais, I haven’t seen the previews and have missed the last two shows. I’ll have to catch up before Sunday!

  7. Amazing Race
    I’m so looking forward to the finale! Should be a good one!

    Parenthood
    Does anyone else watch this show. It’s excellent. Looks like Tues. show is going to be a cry-fest.

    DWTS
    I can’t imagine Emily would make it past the first or second week. And isn’t the next DWTS during racing season? Shouldn’t she be trolling at some NASCAR track trying to line up her next victim?

  8. **dwta**
    @helio- haha, your comment.. i just cant for the life of me imagine emily being graceful.. it might be funny to watch her for a couple of weeks, but i dont think i could stand her any longer than that..

  9. @Sunny – good spoiler! I don’t mean “good” in the sense I’d want to see that but way to be the first to spoil on this site anyway :D .

    @kasey & helio: DWTS
    Say it isn’t so….PLEASE. Why do these people insist on trying their hardest to extend their pitiful 15 minutes? Her whole platform for not doing the Bachelorette a second time (originally) was she didn’t want to leave her kid, right? What a joke that season of DWTS would be if they did cast her!

    @karyn – regarding Emily, ditto and did you catch up? I don’t know if I’ll watch the wedding or not, isn’t it on the 16th? That’s my birthday and I’m thinking I’m not sure I want to spend ANY of it with ANYone/thing bachelor/ette :D .

    TAR – season finale tonight (and not I don’t mean winter formal :D ) Who’s going to take it all home? I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that the last episode was a non elim, otherwise we’d been rid of the “twinnies” (aka thieves).

  10. **TAR**

    Good ending! I loved the look on the faces of the eliminated contestants when the goat farmer were the ones that ran in! Would have been ok w/any of the last 3 teams winning since the tweenies were out. They were so horrible to the goat farmers. I can’t believe the tweenies were calling them “evil gays”. Terrible!! Karma’s a b*tch, ladies!

  11. THE AMAZING RACE
    So I’m going to pat myself on the back again…2 weeks ago I made a comment about the Beekman Boys…yup, I went and found it, and here it is… (wait, I’m starting to sound like Steve…)
    “It seems like the rest of the teams are evenly matched, so it will be a good fight to the end. While the Beekman boys do not pose a physical threat to the other teams, they are both very smart and do well at some tasks that are difficult for others.”

    As soon as Phil explained the last task and all of the teams essentially arrived within a few minutes of each other, I knew that the Race was the Beekman’s to lose. And as expected, Josh said that he viewed it as a math problem, using process of elimination, since he knew that he could not possibly remember how the greeters said “Hello” and “goodbye” following each leg of the race in that country’s native language. I was impressed with James (or Jaymes? I don’t know…Brown hair) during the challenge and I think that Lexi would’ve done just fine if she would’ve thought logically instead of becoming emotional and freaking out.

    I was excited for the Beekman boys….now they can live together in goat farming bliss.

    Of course the last challenge would not have been complete without another gem from Jaymes (James? Blonde hair).,. “Merhaba? That sounds like a sandwich. That’s making me hungry. Can I have a footlong Merhaba, please?”

    And while Lexi could be annoying at times (Babe, hey babe, ok babe, hurry up babe, good job babe, awesome babe, babe, babe, babe…), I really liked how Trey was always really supportive of her. Sometimes they cast these dating couples who spend the entire race yelling at each other, but I don’t think he ever got angry with her and seemed very supportive. They are cute together…hope it works out for them.

    On a personal note…this may have been the first race to feature a location that I have actually visited (well, outside of the US anyway) . I had the privilege of taking a trip to the Loire Valley in France about 10 years ago…the chateaus are absolutely stunning and the show did a great job of showcasing the region’s beauty.

  12. Blind Item #4

    This reality show judge now has made it 13 contestants and potential contestants he has had sex with. He doesn’t promise them anything, but he implies they will move further along if they sleep with him.

    Widely thought answer: Chris Harrison

  13. Glad TAR is over. I never heard of Beekman Boys and just googled it. These recycled reality characters are ridiculous. Doesn’t anyone aspire to a real career anymore?

    I won’t watch DWTS if Emily is on. I can’t stand her. I thought Melissa was great though. Two totally different women.

    Tough choice: Suvivor finale or JP-Ashley wedding?

    What were blind items 1 – 3 and why do we care?

  14. Well I can’t say I’d be surprised if it was hound dog Harrison! He sure had plenty of opportunity along the way.

    Couldn’t be Jeff Probst as those people get pretty stinky as the days progress!:-)

    Tom Bergeran (sorry can’t recall the spelling of his name)…never!

    Simon Cowell…nah, he’s too particular to slum it up.

    Adam Levine…sure I’d see him doing it. So anyone else with any ideas?

  15. So Survivor finale or JP/Ashley….SURVIVOR for sure! Didn’t realize they were up against each other. Watched from episode one and won’t miss the finale.

  16. *DWTS*
    Please, please tell me that it’s just a rumor about Emily doing dwts. I feel the same as Karyn- I’ve had enough of Emily to last a lifetime. More than enough.

    *Nashville*
    @Randais, I finally had a chance to catch up. **Spoilers, in case anyone hasn’t watched yet** I had a feeling Sean’s parents were just putting on an act to like her in the beginning, in front of Sean and his sister. I didn’t expect her to propose to him like that at the end though! The previews show her with an engagement ring so I’m assuming he said yes, but who knows if they’ll actually go through with it.

    @Karyn, I doubt I’ll watch Ashley and JP’s wedding when it airs on Sunday (I just can’t put that over Sunday Night Football) but I’ll save it for when I have time. I watched most of Jason and Molly’s wedding and still remember how beautiful the aisle looked with those large glass cylinders lining it.

  17. *Scandal*
    I’m sure I’ve said this before, but if you’re not watching Scandal, you’re missing out. Soooo good. In the past I haven’t been a big fan of President shows, but this one is different and there’s always a new twist. I don’t think it’s the type of show you should pick up watching in the middle of the season, since some major things have recently happened in the storyline, but it’s worth it to watch it online or something and catch up. Highly recommended for my fellow Revenge fans on here. :)

  18. TAR
    For me, major disappointment. Those boys didn’t win a single leg of this race. I couldn’t believe they lasted anywhere near as long as they did and was definitely pulling for either one of the final three but it is what it is and there you go.

    Survivor
    I didn’t realize the finale was up against the wedding, that’s an easy choice, for me…Survivor.

    @iheart – the previews also show our Miss Juliette in a wedding dress…. so if they don’t end up at least going to a wedding, they are majorly teasing us!

  19. Wow, I’m glad there is someone monitoring these comments now and removing the rude people. I actually signed in just to tell “imadumbamerican” or whoever that was that they were a jerk.

    On a more positive note…..I’m really looking forward to getting the episode spoilers. :)

    And @iheartvino, I knew there was a reason I liked you – there is no way I’d choose anything Bachelor-related over Sunday Night Football!

  20. *Sports* :)
    @rollingeyes, there are very few things I would watch over NFL or NBA. Actually scratch that, my Lakers are God awful to watch this season so I’ve been watching almost anything over them lately. I still love them for life but it’s just too depressing to watch them fall apart every game.

    GREAT MNF matchup tonight. No disrespect to ccrider and Kaleb- the two Texans fans I know of on here- but I really, REALLY want the Patriots to win just so all my friends in TX can hush up about their Texans. (And no, I’m not bitter that the Texans are Waaaaay better than my Boys this year. nope, not bitter at all.) :) But if the Texans can go into Foxborough and beat the Patriots, then I reluctantly will acknowledge that they’re legit. lol

  21. Hey sunnyside422, why is yours the only handle that shows up as a hyperlink, and why when I click on it does it take me to a porn site?? Lol. Just curious. Maybe a question for admin!

  22. TAR
    I would have been happy with Jaymes/James or the Beekman Boys winning. Actually, anyone but the thieves could have taken it and I would have been happy. I don’t think the twinnies will learn anything from this experience. The maturity and treating others with kindness and respect is just not something they’ve learned yet. I’m also so tired of the judgemental homophobes and their articles about the “gay racers.” Who cares about the color, race, etc., as long as they’re good people?!

    Wedding
    NFL will be on in the living room, since my son’s a true alpha male screaming at the TV every Saturday or Sunday, so I’ll probably tape it. I can’t watch on the TV in bedroom, since I fall asleep as soon as I lie down and turn the TV on. Of course, when you come from the town the Arizona Cardinals are from, football is not the best topic, right now. And the Suns aren’t doing much better. Bring me back to the Charles Barkely/Ainge days. That was so much fun!

    I hope RS does a column today. It’s been way too long since the last one.

    Blind Item
    Nothing would surpise me anymore!

    @lucky….Isn’t that the truth! Melissa and Emily are such different types of people. Melissa really earned that win! Emily will flounder around, the sad back story will pop up again, they’ll show lots of shots of Ricki in the audience to bolster her numbers, then we’ll hear the rumors about her sleeping with her partner, or one of the other cast members. Same sh**, different day!

    @jillbeau…I’ve always wanted to go to the French countryside a lot more than Paris. I imagine it is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been to Greece and Switzerland, but never France. My first career ,many years ago, was a Travel Agent, and I wish I would have taken advantage of more of the discounts back then!

  23. Ahhhh…me a porn site! I’m excited that someone out there would think me (waay past my prime) eligible for a porn location! Whoo hooo. I love it!

  24. @Karyn, your prediction of how DWTS would portray Emily if she was on it is spot-on!! :)

    Is anyone else having difficulty on this site lately? My browser seems to freeze up and I have to shut down Explorer. All other websites seem to be speedy as usual so I don’t think it’s my computer or Internet connection.

  25. @iheart – try using chrome or firefox. I started using chrome back when we were having so many issues with that annoying redirect and I haven’t had a problem since.

    @Karyn – must have missed the reference to the “gay racers”. Personally, I just wanted one of the other teams to win because I felt they ran a more competitive race over all.

  26. I’ve been having trouble with the pop-ups. I keep getting a message saying that I’m the 1,000th person in Ann Arbor, Michigan to visit the site and I’ve won a free iphone. #1- I do not live ANYWHERE near Ann Arbor, Michigan! #2- I am a proud graduate of THE Ohio State University and the last place I’d want to live is Ann Arbor, Michigan (if you live there, are a UM fan, or a UM grad, please don’t take offense. It’s just part of the rivalry). #3-I already have a phone I love so don’t want the free one.
    Thanks for the suggestion about google chrome. Will try it.

    **TAR**
    The Tweenies kept calling the Beekmans “evil gays” and “we have to beat those gays”….etc. It was terrible! I was wanting the Chippies to win but after the way the Beekmans were treated I was glad to see them win just because of that. Although deep-down still a little disappointed that the Chippies didn’t win. Loved their positive attitude and fun spirit throughout the entire season.

  27. Just saw this on Steve’s twitter…
    “A 2 month annoyance has turned into full blown stalker status. It’s now being turned over to the police.”

    Curious? Or maybe completely unrelated…?

  28. jill – interesting. If that’s what’s been holding him up from putting up a new column, I hope he can get to the business at hand: details/gossip etc on the JP-Ash wedding so I can watch Survivor on Sunday. Come on, Steve, please give us something new.

  29. @jil – Well that IS “curiouser” isn’t it? Hopefully, unrelated but if not, should have been “reported” months ago, in my opinion.

    @helio – OH that was referring to the comments by the “twiNNies” during the show? I got it. I was pulling for the Chips too.

    Well we were “warned” that his posts would get pretty few and far between so maybe we’ll have to keep entertaining ourselves for a while longer :) .

  30. **The Voice** SPOILER ALERT

    YES YES YES….Cassadee AND Terry! In the finals! LOVE IT! And Nicholas…..as I suspected.

  31. @iheart and helio- weird, i have problems on my computer sometimes, too.. but my annoyance is always this box that pops up asking if i want to take a survey.. then it plays games with me by moving around when i try to close it.. and the stupid thing moves fast!

    @jill- yay for your correct prediction with tar : ) i dont watch the show, but i feel like ive missed out when i read everyones comments.. survivor, scandal, and survivor are on my list for next season.. and i think i was just happy to see that im not the only one who went back and found their quote when they were right about something, mine was seans f1 (not that im trying to honk my own horn or anything or remind everyone for the billionth time.. never would i ever) haha

    @randias- i agree, should have been taken care of a long time ago.. whatever it is, hope hes ok and everything works out.. but i agree with lucky.. we need a new column.. in the meantime, randais, did u watch the voice? i havent had a chance to see it yet, but i did see your shout out to cassadee, so im assuming she killed it as always?

  32. haha oops! i posted that before i read your comment, randais.. well ill pretend i didnt know and be just as excited when i watch it ; ) we both wanted the same f3 i think, so yayyy!!! although i couldve swapped nicholas for amanda, but im still a happy camper : )

  33. iheartvino:
    I haven’t been paying enough attention for the last couple of years to new network series and when mine have gradually gone off the air I find that I don’t have much to watch, so I took your advice and Wikied “Scandal” and have been watching the five episodes that are available for this season. It’s a good one. I remember liking the show “Damages” – this isn’t near as dark or multi-layered, but it’s still good entertainment. Thanks for the encouragement.

    helio:
    I know what you mean about OSU vs Michigan. It does seem like a cruel twist of fate to be getting these messages. I haven’t noticed anything strange here for me, but obviously something is going on for some of. Nebraska football doesn’t really have any big current rivals – well maybe Wisconsin after what happened in Indianapolis two weeks ago…:( but that’s just sad, noting long-lasting,
    not like the salt in the wound that promoting the Wolverines to a Buckeye fan would be).

  34. College FB-
    Athena….was hoping your Huskers would beat those pesky Badgers. Only reason Wiscy even went to the Championship game was because the Bucks and Penn State were on probation. So now we have a 8-5 team from the Big 10 going to the Rose Bowl!! Ugh!! Oh well such is life. Hopefully, Iowa will improve and there will be a natural rivalry between the Huskers and the Hawkeyes. Problem is Iowa has not been that good since you joined the Big 10 and this year they were horrible! Fingers crossed for a better year for the Big 10 all around next year!

  35. College football/heliofan,
    It’s painful to be undefeated and not be able to play in a bowl game and I feel bad for the current players and staff at OSU. I also hope that PSU is able to move on in a healthier way post-Paterno. OSU’s infractions were so minor compared to what happened at PSU, but ultimately, I believe it was a good thing to bring the shady stuff into the light so that a culture of “it’s ok when it’s really not ok” and/or coverups ala PSU wasn’t perpetuated. Sadly, we all know where that can lead, whether it’s in sports or elsewhere in life.

    Agree about hopes for a better year for the conference next year! And, I realize that it’s not likely, but maybe we’ll surprise everyone and come out on top in some of our bowl games.

  36. College football….

    @ athena, Yes…I feel bad for players and coaches who we’re not involved in the scandals getting punished for what others did…but that’s how things are right now in the NCAA. Got to love that both OSU and PSU played their hearts out all season! Proud of my 12-0 Buckeyes! :) I’ve got a feeling that our Big 10 has some good things going in 2013!

  37. @Randais, I am viewing this site now in Firefox and you’re right, it is much better. Another added bonus is that on my Firefox browser, there is an automatic spell check.

    @Kasey, that sounds so annoying! I hate those pop-ups that move around when you try to close them. The only issue I’ve been having lately is that as soon as I come to this site (using Explorer anyway) everything slows way down and it takes forever to load the comments. On my phone and iPad it’s super speedy and seems to be okay using Firefox so I’ll just have to remember to do that.

    *Scandal*
    @Athena, yay!! I’m so glad you checked out Scandal and liked it. I wonder if you were able to watch the most recent two episodes? Those are where it got really good. I won’t give anything away in case you haven’t seen them yet. I’m happy to have someone to discuss this show with on here now. :) (And board monitors, I’ll do my best to remember to put the header for my other shows posts!!)

  38. **the voice**
    finally got a chance to get caught up last night.. and WOW.. cassadee.. “stupid boy” there is no way anyone is going to beat her.. shes simply, amazing!

  39. @kasey – might have to agree with you on that score…Cassadee is in it to win it.

    @iheart – I’m glad it helped, Chrome has a spell check too fyi.

    Shall we reconvene on the new post? :D See ya over there.

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