“Reader Emails” For Days…

July 11th, 2013 | 24 Comments | Posted in Reader Emails, The Bachelorette 9 - Desiree

I don’t know why this struck me as odd the other day, but it did. There have been 17 “Bachelor” seasons, using 16 different bachelors. Brad obviously was used twice. Do you realize of those 17, and if you count Brad both times, that 8 of the 17 had four letter first names? Sean, Jake, Brad, Brad, Alex, Andy (Baldwin), Andy (Firestone), and Matt. I’m a huge math guy. I run numbers all day long in my end, I love everything to do with math and solving math problems. So for my sake, can the “Bachelor” please make Drew the next “Bachelor” so we can have exactly 50% of them with four letter first names? (9 out of 18). Stuff like that makes me want to get up in the morning. Hated geometry, loved algebra. Go figure.

I can’t believe I didn’t even address the return of Nate Hartsock next week in Tuesday’s column. Awwwww, we missed America’s favorite gangsta brother. Will be good to see you again, Nate. For those asking, no, he doesn’t meet any of the four guys next week when he shows up at the hotel talking to Des. Sure, the promos had him standing behind a wall looking like a creeper ready to shank one of these guys, but alas, it doesn’t happen. He just shows up, talks to Des, and doesn’t meet anyone. He won’t meet anyone until they have the “Meet the Family” dates in Antigua.

I finally was able to get that video of me giving Olivia her Selena Gomez tickets from back in May up on YouTube. She had no clue what she was getting. Here you go:

I’m not sure what’s more amusing about this video: Olivia almost passing out (when she gets that excited cry, she starts to lose her breath, yet we had no clue that’s what was happening when she was tapping her feet. We thought that was excitement), Nicholas asking her if those are “tears of joy,” or Nicholas handcuffing himself and not knowing where the key was. Even though the concert isn’t for another 5 months, do you know how many times I heard “When you’re ready come and get it, na na na na, na na na na, na na na na…” this past weekend? And oh yeah, the choreographed dance she has to go along with it? More than you can imagine.

Here’s a link to an interview I did with the Huffington Post regarding reality TV in general. I’m just glad I got to share space with Brande Roderick, since she is on my list. You know, that list. The one I’ve made of the people that I want to interview once the “Bachelorette” ends. Gonna try something new this offseason.

24 thoughts on ““Reader Emails” For Days…

  1. Jeff has four letters. Oh wait… lol Jef! Guess it’s only three!
    Arie
    Juan (Pablo)

    None of which will happen :(

  2. For a guy that doesn’t care what people think about him, RS always seems to respond in his column…. every time…. to anyone that’s taking swipes at him in the comment section or emails. Wouldn’t “not caring” result in RS ignoring those comments, rather than responding to them? No RS, you actually have very thin skin for a blogger. You shouldn’t care what people say, since your whole persona is built on talking smack about everyone (and that is going to result in some negative comments), but you obviously do care. So, next time prove you don’t care by ignoring the comments rather than commenting on them.

  3. Well technically he was responding to a reader email, which is the purpose of his column today. Someone brought up the many negative comments he’s received the past few days, so he addressed his feelings on that, which is that he isn’t bothered by it. I think he truly doesn’t care, which he probably shouldn’t. I mean once he starts altering the way he writes and catering his blog to people who might get hurt feelings is the day his blog becomes like every other boring Bach recap blog.

  4. Not being able to drink tap water in Europe?? What is that person talking about? I’ve lived in France for the past twenty years, have been to Spain several times, I’ll admit Italy only once, but have actually visited most of the countries nearby and I’ve never, ever heard of someone being sick because of drinking tap water. That’s just plain crazy talk… Do people drink bottled water? Absolutely! But that’s mostly because water has different tastes, thus flavors, and everyone has their preference – tap, sparkling, flat… Tap probably isn’t very high on people’s “favorite flavour list”, that much is true, but it’s drank everyday basically everywhere in Europe.

  5. In response to the first email, I could bring up Bentley. He was portrayed as the jerk he was, left, never came back for MTA or ATFR, and has never been heard from again.

  6. RS, given that you’ve said you don’t care what your readers think of your comments, might I ask why you bother to have a comments section at all?

    As for this reader, it’s not much fun to follow the recaps of someone who so candidly disparages and dismisses the comments of his readers — your right, of course, but getting some spoilers in advance from a blogger utterly disinterested in his readers just isn’t worth the time.

    Farewell, RS.

  7. New ending. Brooks exits the limo as des awaits in her flowing gown. A second limo pulls up with drew. Brooks takes a turn and ends up proposing to drew and des runs crying into Chris Harrison’s arms. The most dramatic ending ever !

  8. Perhaps the reason Desiree’s season is so boring is that there is absolutely no dialogue shown on these dates. How many “awesomes” can one sit through? It literally puts one to sleep. In comparison, Ashley originated conversations with her dates like Ames, Ben, and J.P. Desiree seems like a nice, sweet gal and is easy on the eyes, but she doesn’t bring up anything provocative, so we know what makes these guys tick.

  9. Ahhh haaa…Jef is not referencing Steve on Twitter! So he definitely reads your blog and is trying to paint himself as a decent and good guy.

    A thought….maybe producers would choose Jef just to give Steve a “back atcha” for his remarks on Jef never being bachelor! Steve you DO have clout with this show and they follow you all the time, but of course won’t admit it publicly!

  10. Whoever emailed about the bow legs…that was the funniest email I’ve ever read. I was dying! Everything you wrote in there made me laugh. Thank you!! Ps. I totally agree with you!

  11. Also, @thegambler, i agree with you about the conversations. The entire dates are “– is the perfect place to fall in love….this place is soooo beautiful…I’ve never seen anything like this…..thank you for planning this amazing date….can you believe this place…etc”. She doesn’t seem to have a connection with any of them. Soo boring. And also, I think there is some gayness, but moreover, I think there are just very few manly men that would go on or even watch this show. The guys applying are metro and opportunistic or looking for 2 minutes of “fame.” Maybe not every single one…but most. Maybe that’s what we’re seeing here…the gay men I know would NEVER go on this show.

  12. So Michael got in trouble for looking at dating websites while working as an AUSA? I guess he won’t be named Greatest Prosecutor any time soon.
    I’ll bet by last dollar that Michael would love, just love to be the next Bachelor. Actually, it might work. He’s got a more compelling personality than any of the other candidates (let’s be honest here: Chris, Drew and Zak are BORING) and he has a compelling back story – the lawyer who wins in the courtroom but keeps losing in love.

  13. To the person who wrote about Desiree being bow legged, I guess you missed Ashley Hebert’s season. Her legs are way more bowed than Desiree’s!

  14. True about Ashley. And, whatever kind of legs they have, both she and Des are plenty cute. It’s not the cuteness factor that’s dulling things down this season, it’s the tired formulaic nature of the show and the apparent dullness of the dialogues (though we really don’t know what gets talked about that we never see).

  15. Was anyone else struck by the one comment they aired from Catherine when Des asked her how things were with Shawn and she said that “we’re best friends”? Again, I’ll add the same proviso as above in that we don’t know what else was said, but that comment when heard out of context sure doesn’t speak to a very exciting love affair does it?

  16. Not surprised about Catherine saying Sean was a friend. He bored me to death and could be he is doing the same for her. She was all ga ga about his body and could not stop remarking about it…even to his family. Maybe the luster has worn off.

    Yes, poor Ashley’s legs were way worse than Des, however, I think both girls are cute.

    Anyone see Jillian’s Love It Or List It on HGTV? She does a home makeover for various families. Looks like she is doing very well for herself…without that tool Ed. She looks very pretty and knows her stuff.

  17. Yes, Ashley H’s legs are way more bowed than Desiree’s. Yes, it was an interesting edit on Catherine, probably to generate hype about them being in trouble because that sells more than boring stable couples. RS – I think he’s been stalked by some older women so he’s trying to discourage them. RS, psychos will be psychos, and stalkers, despite what you might tell them, will always read into “so you’re saying there’s a chance”. I think it is way more fun for him to do the extreme. I do agree that the cheating factor is more alarming in terms of judging Brook’s character than making out with a cougar. I actually remembered back to my 27th birthday which was spent in … wait for it… Sitges and Barcelona. It was a really gay place, and yet I think I managed to make out with the opposite sex but there weren’t cell phone cameras back then to capture the moment. (I’m 1 year older than RS). My travelling partners were trying to get me drunk enough to hook up with the female bartender but no dice… ah memories. my point being that 26 or 7 is so young these days to be getting married, that’s what makes this show preposterous and uninteresting, we all know what vibe they are in and maybe 1/5th of the bachelors/ettes are really ready to settle down, at most.

  18. chubbypants….Good ending. How about Drew and Brooks waiting with Chris for Des to pull up in her limo, with their long flowing dresses blowing in the wind. When Des gets out of the limo, Brooks and Drew can ask her if she’d witness their wedding, since Chris can officiate the ceremony. Then Drew and Brooks can drive away in the puke-blue Bentley with Desiree crying “I don’t understand.” “This was supposed to be my journey and it was supposed to be amazing.” NATE….GO GET EM!

  19. Somehow I got shut out and my account was locked. I emailed Steve but nothing was resolved —so here I am…bigfatwoman….part 2.

    Des is more pigeon toed than bowlegged. She also has very large calves and a bit of a cankle….just an observation. I’ve said it before — her gait is completely unsexy. Sorry Des.

    Also, Jef Holm blocked me on Twitter. He tweeted a shirtless photo (hello Justin Bieber chest) and I tweeted back….”now that’s an ego”…..and with that, he blocked me. What a moron that boy/man is. Yeesh.

  20. bfw – i love it! you keep speaking truth to the fame-pretenders and they block you. Guess they just need people who blow smoke at them 24/7. Problem is I don’t tweet and you were the only person who could report on the lunacy.

    Hmmm – anyone else think Brooks looked COMPLETELY stoned on the hometown?!!?

  21. Wow Brooks looked totally out of it…maybe drunk! I can’t for the life of me understand a thing he says with all those teeth getting in the way! Mumble, mumble!

    And dorkey Drew…the 50′s jelled hair look and style makes me cringe! He is just too over the top for me in his declarations of love and constantly smothering her. And for sure he will get the pitty vote as Bachelor. She’d love it to be Brooks all over her…but I’m not seeing it.
    Poor girl will be saddened when he dumps her.

  22. My boyfriend pointed out that Des has cankles. I didn’t notice until he mentioned this but she has some serious cankles. They try to hide them.

  23. I meant to point this out, but most of the names that he claims to have four letters are actually nicknames. Andy = Andrew, Alex = Alexander, Brad = Bradley…. and so, that’s the point of a lot of nicknames to shorten a formal 7+ letter, multi syllable name to a less formal, one syllable, 3-4 letter name. So…. outside of people that insist on using their formal first name, almost everyone is going to have a nick name of 3-4 letters. So RS, use your brilliant math skills on this.

  24. Maybe the cankles is why Desiree is so weirdly obsessed with wearing boots all the time.

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