Celebrity Bull-Riding: The No-Seriously-ening
Okay, so the link was sort of a joke, at first, kind of, but I did DVR it. Did…anyone else? DVR it? C'maaaaahhhhn, admit it. Lord knows I'm not going to judge you; I'm still watching Real World, for the love of Pete.
Anyway, not that you're watching it, but if you were watching it, as I am doing today in the home office, you would know that Leif Garrett quit in the first episode while Vanilla Ice made "are you effin' kidding me" faces. Vanilla Ice also tried to give Stephen Baldwin a haircut. There was also: a speech from Ty Murray about how he's proud of Jonny Fairplay for facing his fears; Jonny Fairplay in purple drop-seat pajamas; and Nitro making himself my most hated guy on the show for 1) trying to "call" the biggest bull on the first day while 2) being passive-aggressive girls'-school-group-project-y about it at the same time. So far, he's acting like he's going to school the rest of the group on some shit, like, it's bull-riding!With D-listers!Get a sense of humor!
And you know who has exactly the sense of humor that's called for here? Jewel! Yes, "that Jewel"! …I know! But she's Ty Murray's girlfriend, which is kind of awesome, and she was running the controls of the mechanical bull during their first training session, during which she 1) referred to herself as the Vanna White of the mechanical bull (hee), and 2) after Nitro did a bunch of blathering about being an athlete or whatever the hell he's always on about, Jewel stopped the bull short, he fell on his face into the peat, and Jewel gave him an insincere "…sorry" while pulling a bitchface. Hilarious. I take back at least 85 percent of everything bad I ever said about her.
It's actually not horrible, is my point. In fact, it's actually somewhat informative, and even Fairplay is, so far, acting like a human being. A human being with a red perm, but still. Baby steps.
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