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  1. ChristmasJones

    S02.E08: Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    Here is what I would pay money to see- like a pay-per-view boxing event or something - I would like to see Paige tell Bernie that she has realized she doesn't want this at all and if he is going to insist on it, she will divorce him. I want to see a woman stand up to one of these arrogant men and just tell them no. Are there some women out there that truly enjoy this? I guess that is certainly possible, but I wonder how many would choose it if they didn't have social pressure from their families, communities, or financial pressure. I think if you eliminated the folks with those things holding them back, the numbers would get smaller. Ashley, the one who seems so OK with it, if you read any of the stuff on the internet about her, it sounds like its not such a walk in the park as she makes it seem on this show. The part I absolutely hate the MOST of all of it is this idea that the women just have to "get over" their feelings of jealousy and hurt. It just maddens me!!! If someone wants to pursue a spiritual practice where they consciously choose to reduce feelings of jealousy toward others, etc, that is one thing. But to have these horny men sit around pushing this narrative on them... I caaaaaaaan't!!!
  2. I've come to realize that these reality shows are best during the first couple of years. After that, production starts directing the plot lines too much, and the people start getting big egos. Then they get a taste of z-list celebrity, start making money from social media due to the number of followers they have, and it all becomes stupid and predictable.
  3. ChristmasJones

    S08.E12: You Give Love A Bad Name

    Ok... but those are things he SHOULD have done. Is there a reason we should assume that Luke would do the right/legal/moral thing? (not directing this at you personally, just using your comment to make the point). I guess I am interested in if there is something more nuanced about their relationship than just he is a jerk/she is a nice girl. I'm genuinely curious about what is causing him to act in the way he does. As for Kate, I also wonder if one of the reasons she is not more forceful about the whole topic is that maybe she does become an asshole when she drinks. This does happen. People can seem one way and then once they get enough alcohol in them, another side can come out. Some are funny/affectionate/sloppy drunks, and some can get aggressive and mean. ---- This now reminds me of a trip I once took with some college friends, a few years after college. We came back to the hotel after a night of heavy drinking and one of these ladies turned into a demon - screaming and trying to attack us. The other friend and I ended up locked in the bathroom to protect ourselves from her. I had never seen her act like that before and if you had asked me before that night if she was capable, I would have said you're crazy. -- I'm also open to the idea that Kate has always drank a normal amount of alcohol, it has not affected her behavior, and that all references to it are a distortion in Luke's mind.
  4. ChristmasJones

    S08.E12: You Give Love A Bad Name

    Just throwing this out there -- Is it possible that Kate did get overtly drunk on the honeymoon and put excessive pressure on Luke to have sex? And since this is a total stranger, it was a major, major turn off to him. But he didn't want to admit this openly (to experts/etc), and it made him feel highly ambivalent to her, so he just kept acting strange and hot/cold toward her. Then, despite this, at other times when she came on to him, he gave in because he wanted to have sex (not because of feelings for her), and he knows this is wrong, so he told her not to tell anyone. I guess my point is..... could there be a tiny kernel of truth about what he is saying?
  5. One of the grocery store chains in my area has posted these signs .. I was thrilled!!! A couple of days later I was in Walgreen's and this woman was waiting at the pharmacy with TWO DOGS - a small one she held in her arms, and rested on the counter, and then a big one that was sniffing everything. She wasn't even trying to pretend they were a service animal or support animal or anything... just her pets! And no one batted an eye.
  6. ChristmasJones

    Season 10 Spoilers, Speculation and Social Media

    I hate to be a one-trick pony, but the only reference point I have for reality show salaries is the Teen Moms due to what Amber apparently said in court. I think it was $250K or $300K/year? Let's say each TM was getting that per year..... how do you think the Browns compare? Do we think that each Brown adult would get 100K/yr each? Or the whole bunch would get 500K/year? Or more? Would TLC be paying lower salaries than MTV, or higher? I can't figure out a ballpark number that I think they are pulling in from the show.
  7. ChristmasJones

    Janelle Brown: Smarter Than Your Average Brown (Maybe)

    Ok, last post about embedded YouTube links. I've believe I've figured out a trick to make it work if it doesn't automatically embed the video. Paste your link into your post, highlight your link, right click, and choose the "inspect" option. This will open a box on the side of your screen. Once this "inspect" window is open, click another space with the space bar right after your link and it should then turn your link blue, and embed the video directly into your post. You can then click on the X in the upper corner of the pop-up box, and close it. It seems that once you've done this in a post, any other links you post will automatically be embedded. @ginger90 --- Sorry for all my posts about this.. I couldn't find a help section ... maybe its just something quirky with my own browser.
  8. ChristmasJones

    Season 16 Discussion

    I've been having problems embedding videos - here is the one I tried to embed earlier- I liked the version of this that was sung during the blinds... can't recall the guy's name though.
  9. ChristmasJones

    Janelle Brown: Smarter Than Your Average Brown (Maybe)

    Ok, here is that same link to the Sister Wives video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiFhGslghvc It will not auto-embed it !!! ---- coming back, and trying again, and now it embeds- very strange!
  10. ChristmasJones

    Janelle Brown: Smarter Than Your Average Brown (Maybe)

    OMG- I just tried this and it now works!!!!! here is a random Sister Wives video on Youtube: On the old forum, that would embed the video right into my post ... now its just a link. ... which really sucks!! IT WORKS!! yay!!!!!! I tried to embed a youtube video on The Voice thread a few days ago and it wouldn't work.. -- Ok this is really strange, if I try to embed a music video from YT in this post, it will allow me to... but if I try to do that same thing in The Voice thread, it won't do it!! WTH is going on I even tried to make a new post in this thread, with the music video, and it will not embed. Is there any place to ask these questions?
  11. ChristmasJones

    Janelle Brown: Smarter Than Your Average Brown (Maybe)

    Speaking of videos- it seems we cannot post direct links to them (on youtube) on this new version of the forum... does anyone know if that is correct, or is there some way to do it?
  12. ChristmasJones

    S17.E02: Auditions (2)

    I detest background stories on all singing shows. I would much rather have them completely eliminated, and then, once they get to the final 12 or 14 or whatever, start showing some backstories. I would find them much more interesting once I had a chance to hear how good a singer is.
  13. ChristmasJones

    S17.E02: Auditions (2)

    This season is absolutely terrible IMO. I can barely stand it. I keep my finger on the fast-forward button and only watch the actual singing. This means I can watch a 2-hour episode in about 25 minutes. I cannot stand the banter between the judges. I don't think they have any natural chemistry at all. Lionel Ritchie is fine, but Katie Perry is just horrid. I find her so unappealing. She is not funny, she tries to be overly-dramatic and always fails when she tries, and I hate her attempts to flirt with the contestants. There is so much filler. I loathe the extended back-stories. I never watch these on any singing shows. A person only becomes interesting to me once I hear and like their voice. I'm actually surprised they're still keeping AI on at this point.
  14. ChristmasJones

    S08.E10: D Day Comes Early

    Its sad when the best part about an episode is the preview for next week's episode.
  15. ChristmasJones

    Season 16 Discussion

    Loved the guy at the end tonight!!! Also love that song. Here is that song on YT- not sure if we can post videos here anymore.... can't get it to show as a video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a5WyAjL1MM
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