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    Re: *Spoilers* 2/21 The Bachelor: Episode 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloomers View Post
    What the heck does that mean anyway? Emily went on the show. She is a mom; therefore, if she got to the HTs, they were going to want to see her child. The focus was not on the child, so why is this exploiting or "pimping"? out the child?

    To me, exploiting or "pimping" out the child would be perhaps like parents that panhandle their kids, or maybe their children in their capacity in the advertisement industry, etc., are the sole means of earnings for the family.
    In other words, they live off the child.

    BTW, this is not directed at you! I am just furthering your comment.

    I so totally agree. I can put up with the snark towards contestants, and pages of nothing that is related to the thread topic, other than nasty comments, but comments such as pimping towards an innocent child, in this case, is IMO completely disgusting. If you don't like the contestant, that's fine, leave the children out of it.

    There are threads for the Gosselins and the Duggars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mprssdbyu View Post
    So much has been made of the Hendricks wealth but if Emily's family is building a house next to the Hendricks, her biological parents aren't exactly PAUPERS!. I'm pretty sure this is how she met Ricky at 15.
    No, I don't think they are paupers. Didn't we read somewhere on FORT, even though she said to Brad in the M&G that she was a coal miner's daughter, that her father actually owned a coal mine?
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    This episode was the first my daughter watched with me (on the computer) since DVR is already taping Pretty Little Liars and House on Monday nights...she immediately picked Chantal as "her" winner; I have not spoiled anything for her. Shawntel's (one of my early faves before I peeked) date really got my daughter interested enough in checking out a career in mortuary science. It's not an option she (or I) had ever considered. Unfortunately, Vegas has quite a few vocational schools and programs - but we don't have that kind of school here. At least it probably opened the eyes of several other young, compassionate women that there is something else they can do to help people besides the "regular" medical field careers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guardianangel View Post
    i so totally agree. I can put up with the snark towards contestants, and pages of nothing that is related to the thread topic, other than nasty comments, but comments such as pimping towards an innocent child, in this case, is imo completely disgusting. If you don't like the contestant, that's fine, leave the children out of it.

    There are threads for the gosselins and the duggars.
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    I wanted to bring something up about the HTD with Emily. I can see Brad being more respectful and reserved towards Emily when little Ricki is around for two reasons. 1. He has two nieces and a nephew so he knows how kids can be with someone they don't know. 2. Brad was a step-child himself (if I remember correctly more than once) and he knows first hand how he felt when meeting one of his moms "friends". Brad was introduced to Ricki as a friend, nothing more like a boyfriend, so it would have possibly made Ricki uncomfortable if she saw them (Brad and Emily) hugging and kissing on one another. Brad clearly explained to Emily why he was being so reserved and although she didn't agree with it or even really like it I felt that she did appreciate it. I wonder if Brad ever walked in on his mom and one of her "friends" making out. He could have remembered how he felt if that happened and did not want Ricki to feel the same way.

    I did love at the end, when standing at the door, that Emily gave him permission to kiss her. It seemed to relax him after she said that and it was cute that she picked on him a little after the kiss when she said "Now that wasn't so bad, was it?!"

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    Re: *Spoilers* 2/21 The Bachelor: Episode 8

    Quote Originally Posted by sclilred1 View Post
    I wanted to bring something up about the HTD with Emily. I can see Brad being more respectful and reserved towards Emily when little Ricki is around for two reasons. 1. He has two nieces and a nephew so he knows how kids can be with someone they don't know. 2. Brad was a step-child himself (if I remember correctly more than once) and he knows first hand how he felt when meeting one of his moms "friends". Brad was introduced to Ricki as a friend, nothing more like a boyfriend, so it would have possibly made Ricki uncomfortable if she saw them (Brad and Emily) hugging and kissing on one another. Brad clearly explained to Emily why he was being so reserved and although she didn't agree with it or even really like it I felt that she did appreciate it. I wonder if Brad ever walked in on his mom and one of her "friends" making out. He could have remembered how he felt if that happened and did not want Ricki to feel the same way.

    I did love at the end, when standing at the door, that Emily gave him permission to kiss her. It seemed to relax him after she said that and it was cute that she picked on him a little after the kiss when she said "Now that wasn't so bad, was it?!"
    I completely agree, and posted about the same thought.

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    Re: *Spoilers* 2/21 The Bachelor: Episode 8

    Quote Originally Posted by sclilred1 View Post
    I wanted to bring something up about the HTD with Emily. I can see Brad being more respectful and reserved towards Emily when little Ricki is around for two reasons. 1. He has two nieces and a nephew so he knows how kids can be with someone they don't know. 2. Brad was a step-child himself (if I remember correctly more than once) and he knows first hand how he felt when meeting one of his moms "friends". Brad was introduced to Ricki as a friend, nothing more like a boyfriend, so it would have possibly made Ricki uncomfortable if she saw them (Brad and Emily) hugging and kissing on one another. Brad clearly explained to Emily why he was being so reserved and although she didn't agree with it or even really like it I felt that she did appreciate it. I wonder if Brad ever walked in on his mom and one of her "friends" making out. He could have remembered how he felt if that happened and did not want Ricki to feel the same way.

    I did love at the end, when standing at the door, that Emily gave him permission to kiss her. It seemed to relax him after she said that and it was cute that she picked on him a little after the kiss when she said "Now that wasn't so bad, was it?!"

    I thought the same thing. The same thoughts crossed my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicechick View Post
    This episode was the first my daughter watched with me (on the computer) since DVR is already taping Pretty Little Liars and House on Monday nights...she immediately picked Chantal as "her" winner; I have not spoiled anything for her. Shawntel's (one of my early faves before I peeked) date really got my daughter interested enough in checking out a career in mortuary science. It's not an option she (or I) had ever considered. Unfortunately, Vegas has quite a few vocational schools and programs - but we don't have that kind of school here. At least it probably opened the eyes of several other young, compassionate women that there is something else they can do to help people besides the "regular" medical field careers.
    That's too funny. My teenage daughter also picked out Chantal as the "winner", she thinks there's too many problems with Brad and Emily!!!
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    Re: *Spoilers* 2/21 The Bachelor: Episode 8

    Quote Originally Posted by lithargic View Post
    Isn't it odd that so many of them make the same grammatical mistakes over and over? And these are not common mistakes either. For example, you never hear them say "don't" in place of "doesn't" " or "ain't" in place of "isn't", both of which are common grammatical errors.

    I noticed that the grammatical errors seem to come when the people are either talking directly to the camera or giving a narration (not when they are talking to each other). Those statements and narrations are the most likely to be "scripted" for them. So this means either that the mistakes are intentional to make the statements seem more real or the script writer is a total moron!
    From my observation, many grammatical mistakes and verbal tics are generational. For example, my elderly parents, who are both generally quite articulate and do crossword puzzles and watch Jeopardy! religiously, sometimes use "don't" instead of "doesn't", and aren't even aware of it when I bring it to their attention. Which I do whenever they scold my middle-aged ass for unconciously inserting "you know" in my conversational speech, same as many of my highly educated friends do. Our generation also coined the ever popular "so I go" instead of "so I said". None of us have ever said "I's" though, but the younger generation of 20- and 30-somethings has been scared off of using "me" (and subsequently has forgotten about its friend, "my") by educators as retribution for my generation's misuse of "me and my friend went...", and now substitutes "I" at every turn, often incorrectly, including going so far as to make up words.

    I don't know if producers are encouraging the errors or not, but I have often felt that TB contestants are as a whole, more inarticulate than those who go on other reality shows like Top Chef, Project Runway, Survivor and The Amazing Race. Maybe because they're younger, read less and are drinking more alcohol?

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    Re: *Spoilers* 2/21 The Bachelor: Episode 8

    After re-reading Brad's blog, I wanted to make two comments about the last show.

    1) I still feel it's weird not meeting Emily's family (aside from her daughter.) Brad said in his blog: "This week was especially important to me because I place such an emphasis on family. It gave me true insight about where the women come from..." How can you do this if you don't meet the family?
    I know this has been discussed to death but here's my $.02. My daughter (who had previously been married and had a child) met a guy who lived out of state online through a dating service. After visits and then most of a Summer together where he lives, (she's a teacher) they began to get serious. We had not yet met. Speaking with him on the phone, I told him I wanted to be sure he knew that I felt very concerned about the possibility that he might consider marrying my daughter without even meeting us and getting to know us. He assured me strongly that he wouldn't think of that - we had to get to know each other first. (And we did and they've actually been married three years now.) Meeting the child(ren) is important, but who you are is so much more than that. Every other season I've seen, the few times that the parents don't participate in the hometown dates, it's a BIG DEAL. This has been more swept under the rug. CH said in his blog it was more important to meet Ricki. How are those two goals exclusive? And it doesn't sound as though they did perhaps meet off camera. If so, CH wouldn't be explaining the fact that they didn't meet.

    2) Many comments have been made re: Brad receiving unsolicited blessings from at least two of the dads. We're shown a scene where Chantal's dad offers his blessing, but we don't know for sure what went on before that was said. (Or if it was somehow encouraged by tptb.) What was said in Brad's blog is: "I even received unsolicited blessings from some of the fathers..." He doesn't say which ones. He could be referring to Shawntel's and Ashley's dads. I don't see where that says that he didn't ask one of the dads for his daughter's hand. It's possible that he did ask for Chantal's hand. (And also possible, I know, that he didn't!)

    Fleiss has been known to mislead before. Who's to say he's not misleading us in these things?

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