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Post by SLA44 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:09 am


kasey_9 / drew_9 / zach_9 / juan_pablo_9 / mikey_9 / brooks_9 / chris_9 / ben_9 / michael_9 / zak_9 / bryden_9

Is it just me or does Michael G. look really out of shape/condition in this picture - it is very unflattering of him and it is :yuck:that they have all the guys holding hands.  Sorry but this is justSickIMO.


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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:56 am

IMHO none of them look very happy in this picture.  Based on the screencaps I've seen elsewhere, I think I might put this episode on VCR and skip through the "offending" parts.

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Post by singlyme on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:02 am

Again, this is a knock-off of Miss America, when they all hold hands to hear the winner announced.  Their expressions reflect anticipation.  If you look at this as a joke, it could be hilarious.

*Note Ben.  He's in his element.  Confident, legs locked and posed, "bumped" out in his speedo.  Lord, I can't STAND him!

Certainly a lot of spindly calves in the group.  Ben has girl legs.  And yes, Michael has a bit of ... shall we call it "overhang?"

I'm not as "up" on these guys as the rest of you.  Please identify #'s 3 & 11.  Is James missing?

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:47 am

I don't know who #3 is, and you can't see #11's face.  Perhaps James got a one-on-one date this episode and is not part of this fiasco.

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Post by SLA44 on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:35 am

Singly #3 is Zack K. and #11 is Bryden.  James is not part of the group date because he has one of the 1-on-1 dates and Brad has the other one 1-on-1 date.  I copied the photo from ABC's Bachelorette home page and it is photo #19 of 50 from episode 4.  Here is the listing of who's in the picture they put below the photo on their website:

kasey_9 / drew_9 / zach_9 / juan_pablo_9 / mikey_9 / brooks_9 / chris_9 / ben_9 / michael_9 / zak_9 / bryden_9
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Post by singlyme on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:39 pm

Thanks for the ID, SLA.  After I posted, I thought it might be Zack K., but I had NO clue about Bryden.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:17 pm

newto the boards wrote:IMHO none of them look very happy in this picture.  Based on the screencaps I've seen elsewhere, I think I might put this episode on VCR and skip through the "offending" parts.

I think I'm just going to mute the TV and go do the dishes or something...LOL

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:03 am

sdreindeer wrote:

I think I'm just going to mute the TV and go do the dishes or something...LOL

Rein - if you leave the TV on it counts as someone watching this mess. Maybe it is time for us diehard fans to protest by not watching? I don't know...........

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Post by singlyme on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:52 am

I'm not going to "judge" it until I've seen it. Laughing I wish someone would 'splain why all of you find this idea so offensive (aside from the high heels). We have Mr. Universe, body building contests, Miss/Mrs America, Miss Universe. I don't get it. Do you object to ALL beauty contests - or just this one? I don't mean to be offensive or challenging - just puzzled as to why you find THIS contest disgusting. ??

If it's a mockery of ALL beauty contests, I think I'll enjoy it.

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Post by SLA44 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:54 am

I think what I am objecting to most is it looks like the producers are trying to humiliate some of the men.  The high heels are a good example and there is just something wrong about having the men holding hands like a bunch of kindergartners.  The talent portion may have some funny moments but having a man put on high heels to hula hoop is going a bit too far and is more than likely going to bring some not so nice bashing his way.  The speedos will also probably bring some pretty nasty remarks.  You don't see the guys in speedos in any of the pool or hot scenes so why do it here?  I'm sure it is a spoof for the tiny bikini's that are worn in beauty pageants these days but it is a bit different when it is men in speedos IMO.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:57 am

I'm going back to the basics of a heterosexual world.  In human nature men are the defender of the family (protector and provider) and we have a certain image of that.  Women are the nurturer of children.  Nature endows women with feminine traits to attract a man and women are attracted to men with their image of  physical strength to protect the family.  A men's beauty pageant on a heterosexual matchmaking show goes totally against human nature.   If it were a show that related to gay relationships then this male beauty pageant would be appropriate. No, I don't object to beauty pageants or body building competitions, when they are in the right context.

BTW Singly, I took no offense to your post.  I think it's a good thing having open discussions.  I also don't think everyone has to agree on everything to make the board a good board.


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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:05 am

SLA44 wrote:I think what I am objecting to most is it looks like the producers are trying to humiliate some of the men.  The high heels are a good example and there is just something wrong about having the men holding hands like a bunch of kindergartners.  The talent portion may have some funny moments but having a man put on high heels to hula hoop is going a bit too far and is more than likely going to bring some not so nice bashing his way.  The speedos will also probably bring some pretty nasty remarks.  You don't see the guys in speedos in any of the pool or hot scenes so why do it here?  I'm sure it is a spoof for the tiny bikini's that are worn in beauty pageants these days but it is a bit different when it is men in speedos IMO.

I agree and I think these poor guys just have to make the best of it.  Wish there were a few heterosexual men on the board to get their comments.

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Post by grace8136 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:20 pm

I thought I'd start changing my Avi to some actual sexy guys, since we aren't getting much this season. I'll start with Bradley Cooper. drooling

I understand that they are trying to be funny, but I'm with Rein, I'm not interested in them in dorky dodge ball uniforms or high heels. I don't think they are making their bachelors all that appealing this season. How about some manly man activities and outfits? Did you notice Ben's neon pink shorts and girly T? Yuck
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Post by SLA44 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Yep, I agree with both you grace and rein.  Yes I noticed Ben's neon pink shorts and girly T, how could you miss it.  Is that style T the latest thing for men now?  I remember Ryan B. wearing a white one during Emilly's season and yuck is right! Yuck

BTW I wouldn't mind starting out with Bradley Cooper myself!Giggle
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Post by Bachjunkie on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:31 pm

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Post by Bachjunkie on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Sorry I have been MIA..forgot how to sign in..but I have saved it now..

Not excited for tonights show..just wished they would have some FUN dates..

And Lord knows I'm tired of all the drama too..

But as a loyal fan who watches every season..I will watch.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:26 pm

Hi, bachjunkie -- I think I remember you from the motherboard (??)

Someone used the word "humiliation" in reference to the beauty contest in tonight's episode.  That is true in any beauty-type contest or pageant.  Why are women paraded out in bathing suits all the time?  I wonder they don't feel humiliated.  I think that is the gist of what we are trying to express here; not so much that it is a bunch of guys in bathing suits, but just the whole premise.

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Post by SLA44 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:04 pm

Welcome back Bachjunkie!  I hope you hang around and post more with us for the rest of this season and beyond.
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Post by singlyme on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:35 am

In reading your post, rein - I beg to differ about nature.  In nature, it's the male who's more colorful to attract a female.  Don't know how we got turned around with humans.

I was surprised last night with the guys' enthusiasm for the competition.  I loved Kasey's comical tap rendition and Zak's song.  He had a pleasant singing voice and the words to that song were great.

I liked Manny and Jan.  How sweet they got to celebrate.  A Cinderella evening for them.  Love, love, LOVE Hootie!!  THIS is the kind of country music I'd listen to.

Not crazy about James.  Aside from his grim look on the helicopter and his cheating, there wasn't much character revelation.  Perhaps the "cheating" was enough for us to know.  Was the rose an overflow of generosity due to Manny & Jan?  Despite what she said to the camera, her expression during his confession said something else.  Looks like next week's focus is on him rather than Ben.  Can we please just get rid of these two and move on to greener pastures? 

Were there two 1/1 dates this week?  *furrowed brow*  If she went on a 2nd, it's left my mind completely.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:39 am

The date with James was very sobering.  I had family who were without power for quite a while.  I know it was all a set-up but it was lovely that Des and James gave up their romantic dinner for that couple.  If what people saw pushes them to help the victims of that horrible disaster, so much the better.

As for the "beauty" pageant, Des seemed to enjoy herself thoroughly and all the guys took it with a sense of humor.  However, hopefully we will not see such repeated again on the Bachelor.  JMHO.

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Post by singlyme on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:55 am

I've led a very blessed life when it comes to disaster - my family as well.  And I thank God for it.  It's difficult to even imagine how these people dealt with this - especially in the winter months.

I was reminded on the 'Ette thread that it was Brad who had the other 1/1.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:10 am

Yes, Brad's date was "forgettable." While he was very handsome, he really lagged in the conversation arena. JMHO. Rolling Eyes


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Post by rkc1960 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:59 am

I kind of took the pageant with a grain of salt. It was dumb but what do you expect from MF? What bugged me was the muscle guy...did he really think he would win by doing nothing but flexing his muscles? How about using your brains? I wasn't impressed.

And what was up with Bryden? Was that part just put in there for drama? Probably, but if you are having doubts about being there then clear out so someone else doesn't get sent home that wants to be there. If it was me and he had hesitated that long before coming up after his name was called then I would have put the rose back down and ask him to leave.

Well, I guess we are stuck with Ben for another week. In the previews for next week wasn't it Michael that says that Des recruits him to out Ben for not being there for her? I hope that means he is leaving soon. And what was up with his outfit at the cocktail party? At least be respectful and show up in a suit when Des is wearing a cocktail dress and the other guys are in suits. Even if you don't wear a tie at least show up in dress slacks. Those jeans with an open neck yellow shirt paired with a tuxedo jacket was just dumb.

I have to say I really enjoyed the one on one date with James. It was so refreshing to see a date that actually meant something. Manny and Jan had me choked up. That was so nice to see them given Des and James date. And when they pulled out that photo album restored by the Red Cross I about lost it. My guy usually avoids this show like the plague but even he came out to watch Manny and Jan and it was clearly making him emotional. What I didn't like was when James told her he had cheated on a 5 1/2 year relationship. I mean it was good that he confessed the truth but that is a deal breaker with me. I believe the old adage, once a cheater always a cheater. Now he can never be trusted. I wouldn't have gotten rid of him that night due to all the other things going on but he would be going soon if it was me.
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Post by gin1972 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:17 am

I love they helped Manny and Jan. I do not care if i was staged or not the fact they just wanted to help someone that has been effected by the storm. It was a perfect night to show it.  It would have been our 41 st wedding anniversary.
Not sure what I think of the men. So far no one has really stood out to me. I sure hope Des has a shovel cause most of them are really dishing it out.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:41 am

So far no one is a real standout and it doesn't appear to be so with Des either, but you never know the way they run this show. I think for anyone, male or female, to tell someone they are interested in that they cheated on their ex is just plain stupid. Brooks still makes my skin crawl, and I think he's creepy. I think that they spent a lot more time on Atlantic City and Manny and Jan to put something of interest on the show.

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