Here's our vote for the third week in August as the most annoying week of the year.
It's when the lull between spring and fall television programming really takes its toll -- our DVR is only 10 percent full (22 episodes of "Repo Games" and five episodes of "My Cat from Hell").
That, combined with overwhelming complaints from teachers that have to go back to work after a relaxing summer, is enough to reach a boiling point.
News flash: Most of us work full-time all year and still get paid less than you do. Here's hoping tonight's episode of "The Bachelor Pad" makes us feel better during the year's most annoying week.
The bromance ends
Sarah: Chris ("Lt Dan") is still pouting because Blakeley ("Cougar") didn't get sent home at the last rose ceremony. He feels betrayed that Kalon ("Butt Chin") and Ed ("Adam Corolla") didn’t vote for her, and because of that betrayal, Chris remains on her diarrhea list for another week. I like that Kalon didn't try to apologize. Chris called him a liar and Kalon's response was "and?"
Chris: Isn't the point of this show to be the best liar? I wouldn't even trust these people to wash their hands after they use the bathroom.
The great fall of china
Sarah: In this week’s challenge, contestants must stack and carry dishes on a tray without touching or dropping them. Blakeley is thrilled because she was a "cocktail waitress" for 13 years ... at Hooters.
Chris: I don't think Tony ("Slug") has won anything in his entire life, so it's good to see him pull off a victory. Blakeley won with her well-honed skills, and will now be able to harass Chris without the fear of going home. Since they decide to go on a date with each other, they award the second rose to Kalon.
Dinner on a bridge
Sarah: Traffic in Los Angeles is horrendous. Great idea -- lets make LA residents angrier than usual and shut down a bridge so Kalon and Lindzi ("Horse Girl") can have dinner in the middle of it. Though I was impressed with the huge chandelier over the table. Surprisingly enough, Kalon admits that he's falling in love with Lindzi and seems sincere.
Chris: Eating in the street just like homeless people. How romantic.
A trashy overnight date
Sarah: Blakeley had the choice for an overnight or an evening date. She chose the overnight thinking it would be more extravagant. Not really. Kalon's date started with diamonds and a Bentley, while Blakely's date began with a map and a Jeep. Erica ("Plastic Princess") is happy with this outcome because it fits them better, since Blakeley "is trashier." Even trashier (but still pretty cool), the overnight date is in an Airstream trailer.
Chris: Tony must be spending too much time taking care of his son and staring at lumber because he's inexplicably attracted to Blakeley. I guess any guy in his line of work would be over the moon to date a former Hooters waitress, even if she's weathered like an old catcher's mitt.
The rose ceremony twist
Sarah: If counting votes wasn’t hard enough for this group, now they must all vote for one woman who will then decide which man leaves the house. Michael ("Puppy") has a brilliant idea: Vote off Erica and make her believe that Chris was the mastermind. She's dumb enough to believe it, until Chris takes her into the voting room and votes for Lindzi.
Chris: To win this game, it's best to lay dormant while others fight it out and then flare-up at the end like nasty case of herpes. Though Erica was sent home, she took Michael down with her. Her low blows on his character would have been more poignant had she not been holding a baby gavel.
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Two girls, several cups. (ABC)