Let’s face it, with Game of Thrones, Homeland, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire all on hiatus, you’re gonna need a reason to mindlessly stare at your TV. And that reason should be Fantasy Bachelor.
It’s arguably the most enjoyable TV experiences I have all year. And it’s simple, because I do all the work. Here’s what you do:
1. Get a group of friends together. Five teams are ideal but not necessary. Read my Fantasy Bachelor Rules so you know how points are earned and lost. In general, the longer your contestants stay on the show, the more points you earn. Plus there’s a ton of fun bonus points and penalties along the way. You want to draft ladies who are going the distance. Stack your team with those who collect roses and kisses, but don’t cause (too much) drama.
2. Watch the Season Premier on ABC.com before Monday January 14. That’s technically the second episode, but the start of the Fantasy Season.
3. Take copious notes on who’s crazy and who’s bat shit crazy.
4. Hold your draft before Jan 14. I prefer Google Hangouts but email works fine. Then download GroupMe and set up a group to live chat with friends while watching. The jokes are endless - and this season looks like a real doozy.
5. Copy the previous Rules and Scoring Sheet as your own - so you can draft your teams and copy over my scores each week. I’ll post scores typically by Wednesday night. Feel free to modify any of the rules. But if you do, you’re on your own for scoring.
That’s it. Have any feedback? Please drop it in the comments section below. Or find me on Twitter @jonathancrowley #FantasyBachelor
Happy Rose Collecting!
This is awesome. Get on it.
Jauntsetter of the Week -
Honored to be this week’s Jauntsetter of the Week, on one of my favorite travel sites for New Yorkers.
5 years ago to the day, we got married here. Stopped by to crash but settled for this pic. cc @somecallmekate (at Angel Orensanz Foundation)
so much to be thankful for today, but nothing more than this little nugget of happiness. #evef (at Namskaket Beach)
In all the iPhone 5 hubbub this week, the sharpest critiques of Apple have come regarding Lightning. Users, the media and accessory manufacturers are up in arms that Apple would dare to change the standard connector that they pioneered with the first iPod way back in 2001. Very few people seem to realize that this is almost definitely a good thing for everyone in the ecosystem. Perhaps not tomorrow but definitely by next year.
Why is the annoyance you’ll have to put up with for all your legacy chargers, accessories and docks worth it in the end? A few reasons:
1. AirPlay is much much better anyway. If you have a Sonos, a Jambox or Bluetooth-enabled sound system in your car, you’ll know this to be the case already. There is no need to plug your device in, no need to have it locked to your accessory and you can enjoy the freedom to multitask while being device-connected. Quite simply, it’s a better technology and thanks to Apple’s market power and the introduction of Lightning, accessory manufacturers will have to embrace AirPlay/BlueTooth significantly faster than they would have otherwise. I am fairly confident that within 18 months the *only* time you’ll actually plug your iPhone into anything will be to charge it up. This is a good thing.
2. A decade is quite a long time for a single hardware standard. But because this particularly standard was attached to the most successful consumer electronic device ever (and spawned a huge economy predicated on it), people are pissed. But the new standard is smaller, lighter and supposedly better. Despite the headache, that should probably be reason enough to warrant a change on its own.
3. It works upside down. This insight is so obvious and dumb that of course Apple is the one who executed on it and brought it to market. Every connector should work rightside up or upside down, right? I am sure (or at least hope) that there are technical reasons this can’t be the case for USB and mini-USB, otherwise it would have been done already.
The Apple fanboy in all of us respects the company because they are the most innovative in the world and they never ever give in to inertia. To criticize them for the same base reason we also love them is hypocritical.
all of a sudden, the term “daddy’s little girl” makes perfect sense.
first bath = success! #evef (Taken with Instagram at Furst Continental Congress)
It’s Friday night! Perhaps you have need of a bottle of wine for a nice evening out (or in)? Don’t fret. We at the Discovery News tumblr page have found a way to help you pick. If it looks complicated, that’s because it is.
Infografica dedicata al vino
Good luck with this. — tanya b.