A lot of emails yesterday to me regarding AshLee’s behavior at the WTA. I’d say it’s running about 50/50, which kinda shocks me. Amazed at how many people are sticking up for her for calling Sean out. I don’t know what happened, you don’t know what happened, and only they do, but I don’t see what was to be accomplished by bringing it up. You can’t go on TV saying you’re over him, then the next sentence grill him for answers. You can’t say “you’re a southern gentleman,” then the next sentence call him a “frat boy.” She was all over the map with what she was saying, it seemed to me her only motivation for doing it (for a woman who clearly specified she was over him) was to humiliate the guy. I don’t know. I guess if you don’t like Sean, then you probably were happy she did that, I just don’t get it. Knowing how OCD she is, and how serious she was all season, and how convinced she was that she was the one for Sean, I tend to believe she took something Sean said out of context or read into it waaaaaay too much. Do you honestly think he told her he had no feelings for either of the two women? Huh? NO feelings? And then she even backed away from that statement. Very bizarre. We’ll never know what either of them said, but I tend to side on the fact AshLee was a bit engulfed in that whole situation and probably heard something she wanted to hear, not what was actually said.
I think I need to start getting a subscription to “Psychology Today.” Especially if they keep writing genius articles like this one that appeared a couple weeks ago. I especially loved their last paragraph, something I must’ve said in some way, shape, or form at least 100 times since I’ve been writing this column:
“If you are easily influenced by what you see on television, you may want to remind yourself that what you are watching is for “entertainment purposes only.” If that isn’t enough, consider limiting your exposure to the romantic, sexy stuff in order to remain focused and committed to your current relationship.”
Translation: If you watch this show for any other reason besides pure entertainment, you are completely out of whack with reality. Are there really people out there who watch this show and compare it to their own relationships? REALLY? People are that far gone from their own reality that they have to live their lives through what they see on this fabricated, manipulated, mind f**k of a show? Wow. I feel sorry for those people. Must be fun to live in fantasy land. Does it rain candy and gumdrops in their land too? The sad thing is, as much as people don’t want to admit it, I bet you over half of the 9 million people that have watched Sean’s season on a weekly basis ABSOLUTELY are letting this show influence their thinking on romance and relationships. Those people should not be allowed to pro-create.
Looks like quite a few of you are enjoying the trivia game. Thanks to those who have played, and pass it along to others who haven’t. To play the game, go to this link:
Like I said, I tried to stick to putting in questions about recent seasons, and even the ones I included about the older ones, I made somewhat easy. At least I thought they were easy. Remember, you can add questions if you want by just going to the settings button. However, remember the questions you add can’t be “opinion” questions. Example: “Who was the worst villain on the show?” That’s an opinion question. These have to be facts where there is no room for interpretation when reading the question. Black and white. Stuff like “Who was on this date,” “Who got this rose,” “Who did this,” “Which girl said this,” etc. So try and keep them basic like that, and add as many questions as you want. They’ll go into a queue and someone will approve them, as long as it can be verified and the answer you put in is correct.
So far, the top 3 easiest questions have been:
1) “Who did Jake get engaged to in St. Lucia?” It’s been answered 1,235 times and only 12 people have got it wrong.
2) “Who is the first married couple the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” franchise has ever produced?” It’s been answered 1,266 times and only 18 people have got it wrong.
3) “Which broadcast network televises the ‘Bachelor’?” It’s been answered 1,232 times and only 26 people have got it wrong.
The 3 toughest questions so far?
1) “How many Bachelors weren’t contestants from previous seasons?” It’s been answered 1,271 times and been missed 1,127 times. By the way, the correct answer is 11. 11 of the first 12 seasons, the “Bachelor” wasn’t on a previous season. Bob was the only recycled contestant in the first 12 seasons. Alex, Aaron, Andrew, Jesse, Byron, Charlie, Travis, Lorenzo, Andy, Brad, Matt were all the “Bachelor” without having been on the show before. The last 5 seasons (Jason, Jake, Brad, Ben, Sean) were all recycled from previous seasons. But to do all that math in 15 seconds, yeah, I expected people to miss that one. But maybe I could see where people counted Brad as a recycled contestant and answered “10.” But if you go in order of how they appeared, and you got to Brad’s first season, he wasn’t a recycled contestant. The second time around he was. Tricky, tricky.
2) “How many pageant girls were cast on Ben’s season?” It’s been answered 1,269 times and been missed 1,100 times. I wouldn’t expect anyone to know that off the top of their head. I was just going back through my posts and saw one where I specifically named the 7 girls from Ben’s season who were pageant girls, so I made it a question. Tough one.
3) “How many roses total were handed out the first night of Sean’s season?” It’s been answered 1,260 times and missed 1,018 times. The answer is 19. I figured since that was the most recent season, more people would get it right. Not so much. 26 girls the first night, 7 went home. Mostly blondes.
Keep playing. No one will come close to my score…ha ha.