Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jeremy Roloff At Brooks Institute of Photography -- Orientation Day

Just thought we would pass along this photo of the new Brooks students during orientation.

I'll assume most people can spot Jeremy in this picture.

74 comments:

Ashley said...

The kid in the first row, second over is hot! x:

Greg said...

They look scared.

Justin said...

What is with the wrist bands and head bands? Is that a California fashion statement or something they hand for the orientation?

Expressed said...

Ashley, I agree :) Between him and Jeremy, the "hot" quota has been exceeded at Brooks this year! ;)

I'm still not sure on this whole photography thing for Jeremy. I'm glad he's found something he likes, but I think certain people are supposed to be in front of cameras and certain people should be behind of cameras. It's kind of a shame that Jeremy and 'hot guy in the front row' are trying to be behind the camera people...

Name tags? I've always dreaded the first day of anything that they make you where name tags...

Erica said...

I can't find Jeremy? Are you sure he's in this picture?

David said...

Sorry to be stereotypical, but they look like they have very wealthy parents.

Expressed said...

Erica, Jeremy is in the middle, about halfway back, wearing a light green shirt...I don't think anybody is on the far side of him, just empty seats....the girls in that class have their priorities all wrong! j/k

Vicky said...

Good luck Jeremy. I hope he grows up and matures and does well. But technology might hold him back. Peggy was on Skype with Jeremy. He's never going to move on if he's always on Skype with Mueller and his family.

The guy in the front row does look like a model. He looks european.

Keith said...

I think the wrist bands are something they hand out in different colors to split them into different groups.

DebbieB said...

What picture? Is this a prank Spirits?

Brandon said...

DebbieB, what are you talking about. Are you blind? If not, time to get your computer fixed.

Jocelynn said...

Debbie B, stop trying to cause trouble.

At least Jeremy looks like he's paying attention.

I agree with a previous comment that it doesn't bode well if Jeremy is still "hanging out" with all the same people via Skype.

He's not going to cut the cord and break out of his bubble that way. That's supposed to be the real benefit of him being in a different state.

Perhaps he's simply not mature enough to really be alone and to meet new people.

Austin said...

Did Jeremy buzz his hair? It's hard to tell from the picture because Jeremy isn't near the front.

The skinhead look has always been appropriate for Jeremy.

Rachel said...

Does anybody know the name of the hot guy in the first row? I agree that a lot of them do have the "child of really rich parents" look.

Hopefully there's a few good, not spoiled, people there that will rub off on Jeremy.

Nancy said...

Was Mike from Brooks there? Come back Mike! Please!

Katie said...

Jeremy is not the best looking guy there. Shocked!

DebbieB said...

I was not kidding. I had to switch to internet explorer to see the picture and its really grainy and looks like a photo from the 1970's. Are you sure this is even from Brookes?

Carrie said...

Jeremy already won't like the guy in the front row, haha :)

Michelle said...

I've never liked the first day, introductions and all that stuff either.

@Carrie, what do you mean? Why?

Rap541 said...

Debbie B, if you don't see a picture you might want to check your computer.

Because there's clearly a picture posted. Its a little fuzzy but it appears to be Brooks orientation.

Jocelynn - I am going to be eminently fair on this topic. I don't find it unusual at all that Jeremy on his first week away from home is skyping with his old pals like crazy. If it is still going on a month from now, then it is more of a red flag.

That Jeremy is 21 and a few months and this is his first time away from friends and family is why he's behind the curve.... He's never had to function without friends and family bucking him up. Most people aren't so sheltered.

I'm really curious to see what happens when he's at his first "Daddy isn't my supervisor" job... if he's anything like pal Mueller, it should be amusing how long he can keep a job.

Rap541 said...

Michelle, because that guy in front is a cutie and rumor has it Jeremy doesn't like competition.

Natalie said...

DebbieB, I use Google Chrome and Safari (when I browse from my phone) and I can see the picture fine on both.

Google Chrome is the best browser btw!

And count me in the shallow fan club for cute guy in the front row!

Carrie said...

@Rap541 Thanks. Yes you're right!

@Michelle I was half joking, but yes Rap is right.

That guy is very good looking and Jeremy doesn't like to have competition if you know what I mean.

Do you know the friend Scott from the show? Some of us think Scott is better looking than Jeremy!

Enough about that...moving on...let's rewind to Faith Bible Grade 5 and 6.

Jeremy is King of Faith Bible. No one else was there to challenge him. All the girls getting their crushes, they crushed on Jeremy. All the sports? Jeremy was the best.

Then Scott started going to Faith in about grade 6. Suddenly Jeremy had competition as the "Cool guy" in school. Girls liked Scott too and Scott was good at sports. He could compete with Jeremy.

Jeremy hated Scott. He didn't like having his position threatened.

They eventually became good friends, but that wasn't until a few years later, the show came along and Jeremy's position as the heart throb was unquestioned because of him being on tv and they grew into the same interests like trucks and engines, etc..

Personally, I think that's why Jeremy and Mueller became best friends. I think Mueller must feel comfortable defaulting to Jeremy. Jeremy is the tv star so girls coo over Jeremy. Jeremy is better than Mueller at sports. Even Jeremy did better than Mueller in school! But Mueller is still fairly good looking himself, a bully cool type, Jeremy having Mueller as his sidekick probably made Jeremy feel extra cool, it wasn't like he was hanging around with someone people thought was a dork, but he wasn't a threat to Jeremy's status as #1.

Well, that's my psychology 101 on Jeremy and Mueller! But it is true about Jeremy and Scott. I know that for a fact! :)

Abby said...

DebbieB, that's definitely Brooks, unless Jeremy is in a different school....because that is definitely Jeremy in the green shirt.

Chris Linton said...

Anyone else think it's funny that a photo of a photography class is kind of grainy? lol.

David said...

Chris and Debbie, in fairness, the photographer was obviously going for the "antique" artsy look.

And yes, that is Jeremy in the photograph towards the center.

Alicia said...

Ok, why is the cutie in the front row in a photography class and not a modelling or acting class??

Jocelynn said...

Rap, I appreciate what you're saying. Perhaps I'm just from a slightly different time. But I do think there is value in cutting the ties. A person won't fully embrace the new place, if they're on the computer video chatting with all their old friends.

When I was growing up and you moved away, a phone call here or there was all there was. It wasn't like I strongly suspect it is with Jeremy and Skype.

I guess my point is when I was growing up, kids went to summer camp. Kids made new friends at camp. Why? Because their old friends were not there. There was no choice. What happens nowadays if kids can sit at the computer, video chat and play computer games with their friends online? There's almost no need to actually be present where you physically are located.

Jerome said...

There are some really cute girls there. I wonder if Jeremy will be faithful to his "girlfriend" back home in Oregon? ;-)

Rap541 said...

Jocelynn, I hear you. I really do. I am genuinely trying to have an open mind and to be fair. I do think, at Jeremy's age, it starts to become problamatic.

Is he going to handle being away from home? I hope so, because its really kinda sad if he can't. He's not a 17 year old freshman. Like I said, if the skyping and online chatting is still going on as hot and heavy as it apparently is right now, then I would be more concerned that he's ffailing to launch. As it is, I think he's been so sheltered from criticism by his parents and positioned as the Official Big Fish of the Pond in his lifelong social setting, he may have some real difficulty. I hope not. But I don't think Matt and Amy have done him any favors by never encouraging him to be independant. He's twenty one, and this is the first time he's been away from home without adult supervision and without a brother or a buddy from home in tow to be his playmate.

Cathelitou said...

I'm not a super fan of Jer but give him a chance. Poor guy! Se can still speak to his family and friends and be independant!

Brandon said...

Cathelitou, I think the question is how much is he still speaking to his family and friends?

Is he being the same ol Jeremy (oh brother!) living in California with new people, or is his free time spent chatting up all of the people in his comfort zone?

I think a fair question is just how social is Mr. Social Jeremy Roloff when he's not surrounded by family, handlers and the kindergarten gang?

Morgan said...

Thanks for the picture Spiritswander!

Hopefully they'll be more and more of the cute guy in the front row too!

Timothy said...

Carrie, I agree with you about Jeremy and Mueller and that is an interesting personality trait about Jeremy re: Scott.

Gerry said...

OMG people, U actually think that kid on the front row is HOT?? Are U crazy? That kid is a straight up NERD. About like every other person in this class. Geez, whats this world coming to?

Ashley said...

Gerry, that's kind of mean...but I think you're looking at the wrong kid in the front row! I thought it was obvious who everyone is talking about.

Connie said...

Jeremy won't like not being the best looking guy in the class.

I wonder if the other guy is as big a douche bag as Jeremy is?

Erin said...

They gotta get the guy at the front on a reality show!

Gail said...

Prediction: Jeremy will drop out.

Marsha said...

Matt and Amy forgot to teach and prepare their kids to function in the real world. Matt is so focused on being "extraordinary" that he forgot to teach his kids the basics. They aren't prepared. It will come back to haunt Jeremy now.

Darlene said...

I think Jeremy had the potential to be a nice person, but was ruined by friends (Mueller) that cultivated the worst qualities he had, family that indulged him by never demanding he show respect or responsibility and all the negative effects of fame (a massive ego and 'better than you') attitude.

It's hard to really hope great things happen for a person like that.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jeremy just went for Photography because it seems like an easy job. That's all. I hate to tell him this but Photography is not a job you can just buy your way into it. You have to have a vision... an artistic eye. I have never seen him interested in photography when he was little. He just got interested when he was way older. He just thinks that he can get away by setting the camera to auto and mimicking the photographers he have seen from TLC and etc... Well, he is wrong. Photography is very hard and the economy is way too saturated with artists wanna be like him who think they can buy their way into a money making career. He and Matt are very mistaken.
I am sure Matt is going to set him up with a few events locally, just to make people think that he is the next great Picasso of photography, but if you aren't born to be a photographer, no amount of equipment and technique is going to turn you into a money making cow. Believe me. There are 1000 broke photographers out there for every good one that actually makes it.
as always... time will tell the story.
I can't wait until he realizes that he real love is... I don't know... mechanic... wait, wasn't Matt selling Jeremy as a mechanical genius during the last season?
I can tell Jeremy what his profession is... professional d-movie has been. Man. Those Roloffs don't realize that their 15 minutes of fame are over?

Anonymous said...

Don't you people realize that Muller and Jeremy are gay?
You are watching the biggest male romance in history.

nyc said...

I've seen some of his photos and whereas they are better than anything I take, you don't feel any "oomph" when you look. You just think, "That's nice." A friend's 14-year-old daughter is someone with real talent. That girl can take a shot of a rock and you are stunned at the beauty she saw. That's *genuine* talent--when you are able to communicate your artistic vision, as "anonymous" has stated

Rap541 said...

They could be gay. Anon, it's been discussed before.... People tend not to bring it up because it tends to create a hostile reaction from the Christian crowd because the often overly girly and over the top "I love you"'s between Mueller and Jeremy, complete with them fondling each other while shirtless are apparently very masculine displays... at least when one of the participants is a Roloff.

My guess, the Christian crowd would be "praying out the gay" with their sons if they caught their son hugging a male agemate and saying "I love you" but they insist its perfectly masculine and after a while, its a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.

Needless to say, its one of those topics where taking any stance other than "Jeremy and Mueller are STRAIGHT! STRAIGHT BOYS HUG AND DONT WANT GIRLS AT THEIR PARTIES AND SAY I LOVE YOU TO EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME, ITS ALL SO PERFECTLY CHRISTIAN AND ANYONE WHO SAYS ITS GAY JUST HATES THESE TWO PROUD STRIAGHT BOYS WHO JUST PRETEND TO BE GAY TO SPREAD THE LOVE OF JESUS HATING GAYS!" turns into an arguement.

My opinion? Maybe on both, but more likely Mueller is closeted and Jeremy is just not picking it up. They're certainly creepily co-dependant, and Mueller insinuating himself into the family and spending his time playing with Jake because Jeremy isn't around is rather sad on his part, and something I'd nip in the bud if I was Jake's parents.

joe bloggs said...

Jeremy is in the unfortunate position of being a young man about to start making his way in the world and having to live up to an image that his parents did nothing to discourage, i.e. the handsome jock that things come easy to and easy for. I'm not saying he's a douche bag or anything like that, but he is perhaps a little too "look-at-me,ain't-I-swell?" or maybe that's just how he comes across. If he should stumble, as he undoubtedly will, as we ALL do, what will this do to him? You know that there are people who would be merciless; you can see it in the speculation about his sexuality.

dea69f9a-dd35-11e0-8aa5-000bcdcb5194 said...

that photo of a bare chested jeremy (when he was 14) having his chest and belly rubbed by the boy standing behind him is PROOF . duh

Eric said...

I wonder what Jeremy's classmates at Brooks think of him.

Linda Flynn said...

Jeremy is a snob and an arrogant jerk. He always will be regardless of he's snapping pictures or not.

Timothy said...

I wonder if Jeremy is discovering that he is not as social as he thought.

Is he still the life of the party, the one everyone gathers around, or is it completely different now that he isn't around the same people he's known since he was 4 and who treat him as though he's a God?

Jerome said...

Anon: Not to defend Jeremy...but there are a 1000 broke (insert profession here) for every good 1 that actually makes it. My point is that no matter what he career he picked people would have ripped him to shreds about it.

Rap541 said...

Jerome - maybe Jeremy should talk to his daddy about how his daddy treats others then. Matt Roloff surely looks down on those who he thinks are not living an "extraordinary" life like he believes he does.... I'd be a whole lot more forgiving of Jeremy acting like a lump and failing to launch, and of Zach acting like a lump and failing to launch to the point that Matt's buying a house nearby to plant the two in... if I wasn't utterly positive that Matt looks down on people who haven't reached his level of *monetary* success.

Also, I think we've all heard for years how we're all "just jealous" of Jeremy's incredible talents and how this extraordinary boy (not a man, not ever a man, and Daddy Matt already preparing the boy's new daddy owned home speaks volumes)is going to take the world by the horns and show us all just how incredibly talented and special he is.

I've been hearing that since the show started. When does Mr. "I did two years at community college with no degree to show for it" actually have to step up and *earn* his praise?

I mean, we've already established that in order to be an extraordinary Christian, you just have to treat others like dirt and quote the bible... actually acting Christian just makes you a lamo goody two shoes who Jesus hates... SInce I have been called a hater for not drooling out "Jeremy is a fantastic Photographer and will be a success!" - I have expectations now. I've been treated like dirt because people think Jeremy is soooooo talented. Lets see that fantastic talent turn into that fantastic career that I have been repeatedly told is Jeremy's for the asking.

I didn't set this expectation. I think he's a fairly lazy guy who has next to no drive and pretty much quits anything that he's not having fun with... but after years of seeing Jeremy placed on that pedestal, please don't blame me for people having the idea that Jeremy should be instantly successful.

nyc said...

Jeremy & Zach. Soon to be the 21st century version of the Collier brothers (look these guys up if you haven't a clue). This came to me after reading Rap's post about this house Roloff has allegedly bought for them


Thanks for a good laugh Rap. You'll never know how much I needed that :)

Jerome said...

Rap - I totally agree you with everything you said. Hence why I said that basically no matter what profession Jeremy decides to take up he is going to get ridiculed and mocked for it because of what we have seen in the past regarding his work ethic and lack of motivation and laziness.

Grandma Sheila said...

NYC-what an excellent comparison! The only difference is they will find Mueller in there too.

Colette said...

You're the one that looks down on people Rap. You constantly put Christians down and people who haven't finished or gone to college. And you complain that people don't take responsibility for what they say but you never do either. All you do is whine about other people. What makes you so great that you are the world's judge? You're not God, stop acting as if you were.

Rap541 said...

Well, Colette , let me explain. I look down on Christians who talk the pious talk but cheerfully break all the rules with a "well, church is a hospital for sinners so I better gt sick for Jesus!" attitude. I admit it... people who snot how they don't drink and aren't like other kids because they know better than to namecall (this would be Mr. Jeremy btw) and talk a great game how they LOVE their preacher.... shouldn't he be held accountable when he is drinking? And namecalling? And not patted on the head with a "You're a 21 year old boy! You didn't know any better, now say whoopsie Jesus and go have another shot!"

My only issue with college education and the twins spending two years in community college without managing to graduate is that Matt Roloff bragged how well they were doing and how they were extraordinary...aka putting them above others. Is it unfair to point out that *ordinary* students typically graduate after two years with associates degrees? I mean, does Matt mean the twins are extraordinarily slow? I don't think so, I think his point is that his boys are better than the other kids.

I've never put Matt down for not having a degree. I did ask when he was stating that he stabilized Intel's water supply why Intel was hiring him for any sort of structural engineering work when he doesn't have any sort of degree (and never mentioned working *for* Intel) and a couple of people who never posted again frothed in rage on how awful it was that I was implying it was bad to not have a degree. No one was ever willing to clarify *what* Matt did to "stabilize Intel's water supply" and we then discovered his current big deal of buying property for the dumping of construction fill.

Colette? What did Matt *do* to "stabilize Intel's water supply"? Did it involve being paid to dump construction fill on his land?

And here's the difference between you and I. A)this is a blog about the Roloffs and you're attacking me for my opinions and have nothing to say about the Roloffs (which strongly suggests your agenda) and B) No one, including me, is chiding you and telling you that you should be positive or shut up.

Roloffs get to judge, I never see any of the true fans say "Matt, Amy, your childish namecalling is judging and you aren't God!" and since the Roloffs insist they *aren't* better than everyone else, I see no reason to accord them priveledges that I am not allowed.

Don't you agree Colette? Every time Matt trots out "silly bloggers" and "negative nellies", he's abrogating the rights of God? :)

Rap541 said...

And on a complete aside, I don't think college is for everybody, but I am not the one who displayed my two sons failing in school and looking at colleges. I am pretty certain the "the twins have to go to college" stuff started with Matt and Amy.

And I think we have Jer-Bear's own words that he ended up in community college because he was lazy. Why exactly is that extraordinary? And an action worth emulating?

I notice none of the defenders ever say "I want my son to do exactly what Jeremy does!"

Colette said...

Rap, I'd hope that you would be able to hear yourself, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. You're so heated up declaring your usual checklist of defenses and justifications on how you not only have the right, but it's your duty to criticize and condemn. Then you cross your arms and clinch your jaw and begin playing the interminable childish game of "that's you but what am I". It simply highlights my point even more.

Christine said...

Colette, you're doing exactly what Rap said you would do. You don't say one opinion about Jeremy, you make it all about Rap.

Rap541 said...

Thanks Christine.

The reality? Anyone can feel free to call me a bad person or mean - thats more honest than this passive aggressive nonsense that we get from these types.

Colette? Are you allowed to have an opinion about the Roloffs? If not, I must point out that this blog isn't about me. You're off topic. Do you have an opinion about the Roloffs or are you here just to hate? :)

My bet? Just to hate, and we won't see Colette again...

Colette said...

I do have opinions about the Roloff's. They appear to be a typical family. I don't think they are particularly extraordinary, but for other people they might be. Does it get my panties in a wad that they make money "inspiring" other people to live extraordinary? Nope, not in the least. As for Jeremy, in my opinion he's like most young men his age and has probably done and said many stupid things. Do I think that defines him as a human being? No. Do I think he is an extraordinary photographer? Don't know, don't care. Do I think he should be able to pursue his education without a bunch of strangers dissecting every real or imagined tidbit of information written about him. You bet. Does it bother me that Rap makes high and mighty statements, slapping people around who question her legendary 'Truthiness', Yeah. "this blog isn't about me"? Another Truthy statement. Call her Rap-Koresh, evangelizing her dogma to a soma infused congregation. It is all about her and that is just the way she likes it.

Rap541 said...

Rap Koresh :)

Colette - again, you're making it all about me. I know it hurts, but that is the truth. This blog is not about the exploits of Rap. One of the reasons no one is blogging about the exploits of Rap is because I decided not to whore myself out to the media and have fans. The Roloffs are still happy to take the checks from TLC... apparently not so happy to hear any thing other than "Bless the Roloffs and nothing they do is ever wrong!"

I will point out that Jeremy is pursuing his education with a camera crew from TLC filming his first steps.... so the big boy who is old enough to say no to whoring himself *isn't* and clearly does not want to be a private citizen. There's a reason we don't see internet chat about Emma Watson's college days.... she's not filming it for money, she's attending college as a private citizen.

Rap541 said...

Colette - One further point.

You do realize that you have expressly sought out this blog of people doing something you despise to use the forum to tell them to stop doing what you don't like and you've couched your requests in childish namecalling?

See why no one is listening? "SHUT UP! HATER POOPYFACE! EITHER LOVE THE ROLOFFS OR BE *SILENT*! ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH ME IS WRONG AND THEREFORE I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CALL THEM WHATEVER NASTY NAME I PLEASE!"

I am often struck by how the hard core roloffs fans demand the priveledge of their opinions and then throw hissy fits like babyish spoiled children when they discover that they have to allow the same priveledges to the people they treat like trash.

What ever happened to do unto others as you would have them do unto you? Colette, by the right of your actions, I hve every right to call you names and tell you that your opinions are unwelcome.

But that would childish and doesn't lead to an exchange of ideas. :)

Jocelynn said...

Colette, I think it begs the question if you really don't care that much about the Roloffs, why do you seek out a blog that is all about discussing the Roloffs?

I don't care at all about Jersey Shore. As a result, I don't go on the internet and browse Jersey Shore message boards.

Rap541 said...

Shhh Jocelynn, now you're making about the Roloffs again when Colette clearly thinks this is the "Keeping Up With Rap Koresh" blog :)

krisa said...

Rap, you are correct, this blog isn't about you. Anyone who posts on this blog should realize other bloggers will either agree or disagree with what you write and hence, we have a discussion. How boring if there was no differing opinions.

Timothy said...

Krisa, the point is the "agree or disagree" and "discussion" should be about the topic, not a personal attack on the poster.

Hence, look at the last few posts. Does it have anything to do with Jeremy at Brooks? No, it's about Colette turning the focus to Rap. As Rap pointed out, that's the crystal clear agenda of some people. It's very transparent.

Rap541 said...

Krisa - I agree with you completely. That's why I was wondering what Colette's opinions on the Roloffs were, since her opening posts were to complain about how Rap "whines about other people".

And come to find out, sure enough, Colette's opinion about the Roloffs is that we should all shut up if we're not going to be positive since she likes the Roloffs and doesn't want to deal with opinions that differ from her own. :)

To get back on topic, I do wonder how Jeremy is doing. Is he still Skyping his friends and family every day? It's Saturday, has he found anyone to hang out with tonight? Its been what? Three weeks? Has he made friends with anyone? Have his eyes been opened a little about how the world might be a bigger place than he thought?

I geniunely don't think Jeremy is articulate enough to carry a show (thats not Rap being hateful btw, Jeremy's hay bale confessions never seemed as articulate as say, Matt's) but I do wonder, if he establishes himself at school, how well the persona he's playing on the show will go over.

Eleanor Roosevelt said...

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Fan of Eleanor's Accomplishments said...

Well, Eleanor, thanks for dropping in! Assuming you are here to discuss ideas, I wonder how you feel about the idea of a son angrily admonishing his mother that her place is in the kitchen? Since you were a famously accomplished and pioneering feminist, I assume you find that idea to be as offensive as I. Sadly, misogynist ideas like this are still perpetrated by the small minded, even in the 21st century. Thank you, Eleanor, for not limiting yourself in this way, and for all that you did to make the world a better place!

Rap541 said...

And Eleanor is posting on a webblog about the Roloffs on how posting is wrong :)

Let me share a quote from many of Matt Roloff's Beloved Boardies - "If you don't like it, don't read the site".

Does Eleanor have an opinion on the Roloffs?

Irrelevant said...

There was plenty of internet chat about Emma Watson, thus she dropped out of Brown last spring and starts at Oxford this month.

Alexa S said...

That's so cool that Jeremy is going to Brooks Institute of Photography! My brother told me that he was going to school here in Santa Barbara at the beginning of October. I had no idea! Maybe I'll see him around town. That would be SO cool! I love photography and have thought about going to Brooks Institue of Photography, it's a great photography school. Maybe I'll go next fall after high school. I hope Jeremy does well! He will love Santa Barbara!:)