Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jacob Roloff Selling Booklet Online

Jacob Roloff has written a booklet which he is selling online.

It is available on Amazon.com or Etsy

Jacob describes it as:

VERBING is my first foray into official compilation of my writing. It's split into 3 parts, subtitled: "Ignorance", "Frustration", and "Revelations". The format is essentially 3 short essays on the subject of my growth spiritually, intellectually, and in the public eye. This is my exploratory experiment with writing to get my feet wet with the process and establish the subject(s) I would like to write on in the future. This is a BOOKLET.
I've formatted for regular sized phones. Layout may look funky on tablets and kindle readers.


He also discussed it in an Instagram post:

For those of you curious as to what's in this booklet, it is essentially 3 short essays of reflection on three different seasons of my life: childhood, adolescence, and this current stage, or more succinctly, Pre- Peri- and Post- film. My love for writing has developed greatly over the last year, and I took this opportunity to share a *little* bit of my story directly from me. There are many rumors about me I care not to even justify with a rebuttal, and I realize that when I say I've spoken about film, people expect certain things. I am not trying to fulfill expectations here, though. This is what I mean by the inherent tone of non-seriousness.

This is just a tiny glimpse and truthfully, just the beginning. I hope you enjoy peaking into my mind and my thoughts about growth/spirituality and briefly my experience with filming. There will be more of this. And in greater depth.







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Episode Of Little People, Big World June 20, 2017 - Review

Here is a recap/review of the new episode of Little People, Big World which aired Tuesday June 20th, 2017.

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Review Written By Rap541

Heh so apparently the new house for Jer and Auj is being remodeled which makes Auj’s starting whine about being 8 months pregnant and having to move really funny since that’s, if the remodel goes as planned, exactly when she will be moving in.

Wait, I apparently missed the grandma shower discussion where Deb and Lisa were joking about Chris attending and coming out of a cake in a thong?


Tory is huge.


I will also throw Caryn a bone in that she told Matt that Amy needed to be involved with the sandbox situation. It’s also amusing that Amy finally alludes to the potential of a prior affair by stating “Matt’s now openly talking about how he’s dating Caryn”. Also there’s a car in the background of the “talk about the sandbox” scene that makes me curious.


I also love Jeremy and Auj’s perfectly clean Carhart jackets – its all so hipster.


Bonus scene! Finally! It’s Matt getting a phone call. Opening the gate and unloading a new track hoe? Matt has a new mechanical penis! :D Matt digs dirt and notes how clever Caryn is.


Another bonus scene! With Chris and Amy on the farm. They discuss the tower of terror. She also shows him the remnants of the grandma shower. She’s made an indoor picnic! They smooch! Amy notes how she feels lighter and alive! Chris is buying a bike and plans to make it Amy ready! Oh they are so gonna do an episode at Sturgis!

I especially like how Audrey whines about how hard it’s been to not live closely to the family for three years when um… yeah, pretty sure that was at their choice. There’s some talk about tearing out a wall and Audrey hopes she doesn’t have to live with her parents…. And guess what? That’s exactly where they are, complete with Audrey in a bikini barely covering her bits that I am sure will be a completely awesome and acceptable way to wish her daddy Happy Father’s day! Go look at her Instagram and tell me how Christian modest she is! 


Am I the only one who thinks Jeremy looks like  a meth using hobo?


Zach has the baby carrier ready for Tory’s c-section. There’s various bags and Zach is all time to welcome the baby. There’s some amusement at how all the equipment will be carried in. Also there’s talk of Zach’s mystery illness.


Matt rolls up to pick up Amy and show her how the projects are coming. The pirate ship and sandbox are delayed due to rain. Matt notes Jer and Auj are coming into town and will have a nice house. Amy is considering a pampering time for the daughter in laws. Matt decides its time for guy time with the twins.


Jer wanders in where it is sad and raining. Jeremy looks very tired. He also looks like a meth using hobo. Matt and Jeremy discuss how Zach is probably having a shunt problem. Jeremy monotones how he feels for Zach.


Amy and Zach mock each other over cooking. Zach notes how he’ll be bringing the kid over a lot. Amy seems to be making avocado toast. Amy notes they are bringing a miracle into their life and her eyes light up and I *believe* her for a moment.


Back at Zach and Tory’s, wait, this is a super extended commercial break!


Auj wanders into the big house. She’s 22 weeks pregnant. Auj is of course in an always more cap. Amy offers to take Auj and Auj’s mom and Tory and I assume Tory’s mom for a pedicure. Auj on a haybale monotones how happy she is for the support.


Matt is making Zach a custom gift. It’s a rocking chair and they have a sully sort of dog. Matt wants the rocking chair specially fited. Caryn notes don’t be an ass, get Jer a chair too because why make things jealous and this feels stages.


Jer and Auj head to the furniture liquidators! They try out rockers. Jer tells Auj about Zach’s mystery illness. Auj is a bit “Yeah its tough for Tory..”


Amy is making chicken salad in Tory’s place for Girl Day. There’s a pedicurist, Carla.  At the farm, Matt notes the girls were doing dumb girl shit and he has cool presents for the twins. Matt gives gifts. There’s two rocking chairs. Interesting note – Matt has a giant fire pit on the porch of the shitty double wide.


Tory wanders in for the pedicure. I suspect Tory is all “GET THE PARASITE OUT!” Amy shares pictures of Zach. There’s scary stories of babies and pedicure pictures.


In the orange bmw, Jer and Auj are taking Zach to their new house and Zach is sick. Zach looks like death and notes he’ll be sick and no one is stopping the car until Zach can vomit in jer’s yard. They turn around and Zach gets a call from Tory and she convinces him to ask Jer to see his doctor. Auj waits in the car. And jeez no one seems to be paying attention to the shunt issue.  Jer leaves Auj in a manly way while he checks out Zach. There were shots. The doctor thinks its anxiety, which isn’t impossible. I will throw Jer a bone here, he seems genuinely worried. Amy also wanders in and has food. Also Amy had an ulcer as a younger person. Matt also wanders in, and Zach explains it’s maybe stress.

Next week, Chris maybe meets Matt? Jer and Auj have a house problem? There’s a baby being birthed?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Little People, Big World: New Episode June 13th, 2017

Here is a recap of the episode of Little People, Big World which aired on Tuesday June 13, 2017.

Written By Rapy541
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Ok, let’s see, I totally don’t understand the first bonus scene. Are they looking at the ultra sound picture?

Also, to be fair, I like the house Jer and Auj bought, although I don’t like the cinderblock fireplace in the extra side room. Audrey’s hair in the scene is much lighter than her hair in the haybale. There’s also adorable sonogram photos.  There’s some talk of the c-section.

There’s a bonus scene of Zach and Mueller and the kids on the pirate ship.  It’s cute and Mueller seems like much less of a dick.


Now to the drama of will Jer and Auj get a house???

We’re at the restaurant with Amy and her pals who call each other grandmas. Amy is all “Chris is so cool! He’s like cool! COOL!” Her pals agree that he’s basically ok that she’s an LP. Amy is seeing Chris a LOT per her friends. She’s having a grandma shower, which I find super tacky on so many levels.

Zach and Tori are packing the baby bag. They’re basically packing everything. They talk a bit about the c-section. Zach is basically “You’re having it so you make the call!” She’s huge btw.


At the big house, Auj and Jer wander in and Auj is feeling the baby at 20 weeks. They are buying the house! 

They’re still monotone and there’s an inspection that could make or break the whole deal. To again be fair, having an inspection is such a good idea because that’s how you don’t buy a money pit.


Caryn and Matt plot together on projects. Matt is all “We’re so compatible”. Caryn is like “Has Amy signed off on the giant sandbox?” Matt notes that his facebook relationship status is “complicated”.


Amy notes that this is awkward. Matt notes how awkward this is for Caryn. They discuss the sandbox. Caryn loves the idea of a pumpkin shaped sandbox. So far Amy is cool but then Matt is all “It’s the grandkids! LETS SPEND!” Matt is annoyed that she’s unwilling to spend money. Yeah, this will end well.
Matt chides Amy to reach into her checkbook. She says she doesn’t have the money, and Matt chides her that she has as much money as he does. They scout the sites – they both need to e able to see the sandbox per Matt. It’s pretty ridiculous.


Jer and Auj are in matching Carhart jackets for the inspection. I suspect some of the earlier scenes in prior episodes were from the inspection. . Jeremy looks tired and old. He notes how intense it is.

Amy and Lisa go off to set up a Grandma shower registry. I do get the concept in that I soundly recall my father declaring when the niece was born that everytime he was allowed to have the child, the child would always be 
given a chocolate ice cream cone 20 minutes before pick up.


Zach wanders in to chat up Amy. She’s in an always more sweatshirt…. Zach finds the grandma shower silly. Amy offers a baby outfit that Zach wore to Zach. Zach finds it gross that the outfit is crusty. Also Zach is worried about the c-section. She describes it pretty grossly and in an excited manner.


Matt is now helping Zach install the car seat. Matt decides to test Zach on how pregnancy gets weird. I really really really want Jeremy to have to deal with this same exact scene, Matt pouring water on his crotch and declaring the baby on the way.


Back to the grandma party – it’s silly and stupid and its basically middle aged women being silly. There’s a risqué gift. The gift is pretty lingerie. To be fair, I get Amy’s awkwardness over the lingerie. She is relatively gracious even though I hate the whole concept of a grandma shower.


Zach and Tory are cute for the whole using apps to move the baby bassinet. Tory worries about the operation.


Matt and Sven and Jer and Auj discuss the home inspection. The house is basically fine. Auj has a giant wad of hair on one side. Matt loves how Jer wants to renovate the house while Auj is pregnant in a three week period. NOTHING CAN GO WRONG.

And Zach and Tory schedule a c-section. Honestly this continues to draaaaaag.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Episode Recap: Little People, Big World, June 6th, 2017

Here is a recap of the new episode of Little People, Big World which aired on June 6. 2017.

Written By Rap541


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Let’s see, did you know if you are a sustaining member of PBS you get the PBS Passport? And you can watch PBS Newshour for free! Without being a member!

Hmmm I wonder what kind of bonus scenes we’ll get. Jer in the scenes where he is walking with Audrey in Bend? Totally looks like a homeless bum.

In a bonus scene Jeremy is whining that he wants the party to be low key so even though Amy is offering to make pulled pork, he wants take out tacos as that’s  more “low key”. Also, Jer? Your mom is Mom, not “Amy”. It’s called respect, learn some – especially when your mom is offering to cater your gender reveal party.


Bonus scene – Audrey and Amy talk about the baby. Also Amy shares her plan to have an online business. It’s dull.


Tory is 33 weeks along and Zach’s cystic fibrosis is still acting up and they need to pack stuff. They are more and more “it’s probably a dwarf”. They’re talking about the baby shower. Tory insists that the dad always shows up at the end of the baby shower, which, I don’t know, but customs change I suppose. They discuss how Zach is all “My son!” and “My boy”.

Matt and Amy talk about Tory’s baby shower at “the big house”. Tory’s friends are doing the planning and Amy is doing the food. Matt wonders about the ultrasound and if it’s an LP. For some reason Amy thinks Tory might need a c-section if the baby is LP but is mostly “I don’t care what it is” although she has some realistic concerns.


Auj and Jer are in the orange BMW and they desperately need to move. This is like the fourth car they’ve been driving. The house they are soon to buy seems nice. Apparently there’s multiple bids. Jeremy is worried about the mortgage, and Auj is all “but we need a house you moron!”. Jeremy decides to run it by Matt.


Amy is off to work out on her ballet barre. She worries that Chris is turned off by her being a little person for the umpteenth time. Honestly, Amy working out and voicing over how she’s dating got old a bunch of years ago. It’s up there with Matt’s brutal childhood of horrors.


Tory and Zach are fixing up the nursery. Basically Zach is short and wants to be able to reach the baby in the crib. They’re going to build a step! Because the show needs a project.


Jer and Auj tell Matt about the house and how the price is do-able but not comfortable. Auj looks really tired in this scene. Matt in the haybale is like “they’re asking my advice!” Basically Matt and Auj tell Jeremy to increase the bid and he’s allowed to pretend he made the decision.


Now Zach is with Amy, telling her about the ultrasound. Amy continues pressing on how it doesn’t matter, whether it’s average height or not. Amy wants the baby to be healthy. 


Then Amy begins discussing dating average height people. Zach notes how incredibly awkward this is and leaves to spend time with Dad. Somehow this turns into Matt going on about how he’s now semi-retired and ready for new projects.

Now Amy and Chris are on a date! Its all so exciting and yet so incredibly boring. Chris gave her a card. Amy, stop being so desperate. She’s actually lucky Chris isn’t truly into grifting because she would fall for it. She asks Chris if people laugh at him for dating a dwarf, and he’s like “yeah but I Ignore it”. Honestly, Amy’s insecurities get old.


Tory and Zach are off to the ultrasound. Again, it might be a dwarf! In the haybale, Zach and Tory note how weird it is.


Yeah it’s a dwarf baby and they handle it well. Now Tory is talking c-section as well. She’s probably not taking it as well as Zach but she’s pretty good about it. She’s not too excited about the c-section. Then they tell Amy. Zach and Amy discuss the c-section.


Then they show the baby room off to Matt. Aw, there’s a stuffed dog that looks like Sully.


Next up, the baby shower at Amy’s house which is pointedly not the baby shower that Caryn and Matt threw, since it’s obviously at Amy’s. So basically they had a shower to appease Matt. Amy has some rational views on how they shouldn’t treat the baby differently. Zach and Mueller play pool and talk baby. Mueller seems to have grown up a bit.


At the shower its mostly women despite Mueller in the background. Auj says Jeremy is off putting in a new bid on the house. Mueller changes a diaper and Zach is fairly awed by parenting. Meanwhile at the shower, everyone is giving sage wisdom to Tory.


Yeah honestly, this one was a snooze.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jacob Roloff: "I said inflammatory things" - Implies He No Longer Hates The Show And Is Not Against Christianity: New 'Rock&Roloff" You Tube Video

Jacob Roloff and his girlfriend Isabel, have uploaded the 4th episode/vlog of their recent road trip. This episode follows them through their travels in Utah.

During their videos, while driving, they speak to the camera about different topics.

In this video, they talk about growth and Jacob reflects on things he has said in the past. He is mainly referencing his thousands of answers on the website Ask.fm.

This is conversation from the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGWxvJii3UA


Isabel: When you have an online presence, everybody has a fixed idea of who you are in their heads. You Tube can either reaffirm that for them or break down these ideas and you can really get to know someone differently. So why do you think people are shocked to know that you have grown even a little bit?

Jacob Roloff: People reference things that I said 2 years ago on this stupid website...

Isabel: Even more than 2 years ago

Jacob: Even more than 2 years ago, 3 years ago, 4 years ago.They'll reference things that I said and I remember at that time, I was very....what's the word?...Causing strife...what's that word?

Isabel: Inflammatory.

Jacob: I said inflammatory things. Yeah.

Isabel: Our generation, without a doubt grew up in the technology world, the social media world, so we had to navigate who we are in front of a lot of people. He (pointing at Jacob) had to navigate who he is in front TV...

Jacob: And even as I said those things I would admit, yeah in about a year, I will probably regret some of this, but these are the thoughts I'm having so I'm going to work them out, I guess out loud with you folks 

Isabel: And the beautiful thing about life is everybody changes so much even day to day. I'm not who I was yesterday, who I was a year ago and that's a beautiful thing. You need to give people the room to grow and change and become who they are going to be.

Jacob: People have to be allowed to "go out of their minds" for at least a second in order to gain their bearings. For instance, I "rebelled" and I left the show and I left the religion I was brought up with. And I left it in a pretty flamboyant way or whatever and now I'm kind of like...I don't need to hate it. Essentially all that is just to say I sort of grew up.

I started reading a lot. I went more internal than external. I stopped saying more things out loud and started thinking about things more, because there's lots of old wisdom that says the more you talk the less you know. I took that to heart and stopped saying as much. Started being more deliberate and calculated about how I express myself. That's why we started this website and why I write longer blog posts now instead of stupid tweets for a second. Now it's more calculated and thought through.


You can watch their whole video on You Tube below:




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Zach & Tori Roloffs Son, Jackson, Has Achondroplasia Dwarfism

It was finally revealed in a People Magazine article on Tuesday May 31st, that Jackson Roloff, Zach and Tori's son, does indeed have achondroplasia dwarfism (the same as Zach).

http://people.com/tv/little-people-big-world-zach-roloff-childhood-baby-jackson-dwarfism/

Fans have been speculating about whether Jackson has dwarfism or not. The Roloffs kept it a secret until the People Magazine article. They also were secretive with pictures of the baby (some Roloffs posted and swiftly removed pictures featuring Jackson) until the People Magazine article was published. It is common for celebrities and people on Reality TV Shows to sell the "Exclusive" First Pictures of babies, weddings, etc.

Zach tells People Magazine:

“You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” says Roloff. “But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”

“The world is changing. People are more open to diversity,” says the reality star and soccer coach, who hopes nothing will impede Jackson from achieving his dreams. “Whatever he wants to do, we’re going to find a way to help him do it. That’s our job in life now.”

The full People Magazine article is Here

New Episode: Little People, Big World On TLC, May 30, 2017

Here is a recap of the New Episode of Little People, Big World which aired May 30th, 2017 on TLC.

Recap written by Rap541
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Ah, its Tuesday night and I have tomorrow off! Also had some good news, my dad doesn’t have Alzheimer’s, he has an easily treated B12 deficency that was causing his symptoms and already seems better after having a shot. So, yay! I also became a sustaining supporter of my local PBS station, I am so grown up now!

Jeremy looks like Sideshow Bob these days.  In the reruns, I am struck again by how sweet Zach and Tory are when grieving. I am also struck by how kind the farm worker was to Tory, how heartfelt he sounded in expressing his sorrow. It was very kind and we don’t see enough acts like that these days.

It’s amusing to see Caryn just smack Matt back to work. Bonus scene! Oh look! It’s Matt mourning Sully for the cameras. He does a little confessional on how sad it is. Oh another bonus scene! Amy and Lisa “touring space” for their restaurant that will never happen. Amy basically wants a hobby restaurant. Amy, this is a *terrible* idea, stop it. Please just write a children’s book about your dog or the goats or something. In the end, it will cost less.

New bonus scene – Matt notes how directing the shoot is a big test for Zach and as usual he hopes Zach doesn’t screw it up. Now that we know Matt has an extra bedroom in the double wide, why do Jeremy and Auj insist on staying in Amy’s little sex den of horrors when they could stay with Daddy Matt and avoid all the tensions with Mom?

I’m still struck by Audrey’s smirk upon discovering the reality that Zach and Tory’s baby will likely be LP.

So Tory and Zach are opening baby stuff. They haybale how they are and aren’t prepared. They also rehash that the kid is likely to be a dwarf. Tory looks huge. They put together baby stuff. Basically its silly and kinda cute.

In Bend! Jer and Auj are still referring to the baby as a boy. Auj is 17 weeks and says the nurse offered to tell her the gender but of course they’re copying Zach and Tory by having a gender reveal party! :D Jeremy wants the gender reveal party to be low key. Audrey goes on about wanting a boy, and Jeremy wants a boy to play with Zach’s boy. Jeremy looks like a hobo Sideshow Bob. They go on about loving Bend and their friends in Bend and yet are havng the gender reveal party on the farm. Hmmm.

Matt wants the party to be not at Amy’s house. He then whines that he doesn’t have a nice big house where the kids to have a party. He wants a new house. Amy strongly notes that he needs to do that with his own money and not the farm money and then they have genuine argument about Matt’s constant whine about how he’s dying so he should get his way. Amy calls him on that shit. Finally! Seriously, you go, Amy! He was getting pissed, too and she was having none of that!

Zach moans on the couch and describes basically how he has migraine headaches.

At the farm, Matt is in the men’s adventure hut and talks to Zach on the phone about Zach’s mystery illness. Now it’s stomach pain. Matt chimes how serious medical stuff is and how Zach needs to see a doctor and isn’t this the same guy who openly stated he refused to see a doctor because they were basically butchers who tortured him?

Zach wanders in to ask Amy’s opinion on his fibromyalgia. Amy wonders if it’s his shunt (this seems like the obvious choice) Amy notes how worrisome it was. Amy describes the shunt issue. She then tells Zach to see a neurosurgeon.

Jeremy wanders into Matt’s office. To plan the gender reveal party. Jer notes Mom’s house is practical. Matt shits on that idea and notes how *awkward* it is and offers to stir up some drama. Jeremy haybales that he’s not interested in drama. They check out the wedding barn. I note Matt is getting his way by actually threatening to create a problem. Audrey notes that there’s no bathroom in the wedding barn. The wedding barn is also basically gross and Jeremy finally decides to use “the big house”.

Matt threatened to create drama to get his way. How charming.

Now we’re back to Amy and Lisa making a home business. Amy loves making sweet breads and considers selling them on line.
Matt ropes Jeremy into helping him move the new pirate ship. Matt blames the openly rotting old pirate ship on his neck injury and not on basic neglect. Matt notes how if Jer has a boy, things will be wild! Jer notes how he misses being a man. Matt screeches  and the pirate ship is moved.  Matt notes that recent days have been “dark days”. The pirate ship is placed oddly.

Back at Matt’s office, Amy, Zach and Matt discuss the baby. And baby CPR. Matt relates a story where Zach as a baby almost died until Honey did baby CPR stuff.

At Zach and Tory’s, Jeremy and Auj are there. There’s a cute bear outfit. Jeremy notes that its rare for an LP like Zach to have an LP child and I sort of want to slap him because Zach has a 50 percent chance of having an LP child which means NOT RARE. Then I remind myself it’s Jeremy, who is still expressing shock and “what does it MEAN????” over the very concept that his dwarf brother may have a dwarf child. Jeremy notes how he’s doing the gender reveal at Amy’s and the dynamics are so messy and peculiar! And tough! It’s all so tough for Jer. Audrey btw barely speaks except to agree how the dynamic is awkward and messy and peculiar!

Amy and Lisa continue to natter on about the business they are planning. They plan to sell baked stuff on line. Baker friend gives them some reality checks. Amy? Lisa? TLC? NO ONE CARES.

At Zach and Tory’s. Zach goes on about his vaginitis. Tory notes that she is pretty concerned about this. She worries about the possibility that her child could have similar health issues. Since it’s in People magaizine today, Jackson is a dwarf baby and watching Zach and Tory… I am more and more convinced that they could carry the show. I don’t think that’s a good idea but dwarf babies mean more seasons so…

Amy makes cupcakes for the gender reveal party. All the friends and family except Caryn and Chris – Jeremy doesn’t want drama. And now they insist that they want a girl. Some friend we’ve never ever seen before, Cambria, is in charge of the *smoke grenades*. Auj monotones how cool the smoke bombs are. Matt trots in, guests already there, and Matt thinks it’s a girl. Amy asks after Caryn and Matt notes how Caryn WAS NOT invited (and seems annoyed). Amy notes that she didn’t invite Chris. Matt asks if she needs anything and she notes the party is basically on so no. This is actually quite hilarious as it’s pretty classic Matt  - showing up literally when the party is starting to pretend to want to help and Amy was having *none* of that game playing

Pop and Honey and Molly are there. Everyone discusses boy or girl. They head outside for the gender reveal with the smoke grenades. And commercial!

Oh and there’s a commercial with Jackson! He looks gross and squishy to me but I don’t like children.

It’s a girl, although Audrey’s smoke bomb was a tease. Jeremy monotones how excited he is about having a girl and how his dynamic is changed. Matt facepalms disappointment at the smoke and notes that Zach’s boy will now be king of the farm. Jeremy is stoked and notes it would have been too out of control to have a boy. My goodness they wanted a boy really bad…

For the record, this looked like a MUCH BIGGER party than Zach and Tory's. And did we see special friends Dale and Veronica?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little People, Big World New Episode May 23, 2017

Here is a recap of the New Episode of Little People, Big World which aired on TLC Tuesday May 23rd, 2017.

Written by Rap541
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Hmm more bonus scenes. Oh hey, weird thought. Has anyone noticed that Matt has almost totally given up on wearing the signature red shirts? I wish Audrey would take that hint. Amy’s friends asking for “the down and dirty” really made me wish Amy would just be all “so first he ate me out…”

Oh, there’s gonna be some real talk on birthing! I so love how Auj and Jer are sorta irked at how they aren’t the experts and this is a lengthy talk about placentas and Jer is all “I’m grossed out”. Oh Jer,, wait till you see it! Maybe try an episode of Call the Midwife first, they are delightfully graphic (awesome show btw). In the scenes with Dale and Veronica’s kids, they don’t seem that into the kids. Also in this scene, I think Jer’s hidden bottle on the table is beer.

Oh hey, if Jer and Auj are moving to Portland, I trust there is an expectation that they WILL be loudly and proudly committing to joining the blessed church of John Mark Comer? I mean, there’s really no excuse if they live in Portland now. Revisiting Jer and Auj snobbing their way thru houses reminds me yet again how neither of these two have jobs.

Hmm Auj muses to Jer about having a baby shower in their new house in a “flashback” that wasn’t in the prior episode. Auj, I know you’re a Roloff now and that synonymous with having no manners, but you shoudlnt be planning your own shower.

Amy meets her BFF Lisa at a restaurant. Lisa is still “OMG! CHRIS! Six months! WHEN ARE YOU SHACKING UP!” Amy thinks she might have scared off Chris with her intent to marry. Lisa mentions how Amy needs to not continue mixing her finances with Matt. Amy wants her own income, and we’re not mentioning the show income at all. Amy wants to open a restaurant and Lisa wants to work with Amy on this as a partner! Ugh, if I have learned nothing from reading Anthony Bourdain’s books and watching Anthony Bourdain, its that restaurants are a shitty investment,

In Bend, Jer pours tea for Auj. He haybales how he has the reins for the decision on moving. He of course does what Auj wants, as Auj previously articulated that she wants to be closer to family. Jer needs to cut his hair or learn how to wash it or comb it.

Matt and Amy meet in the office to discuss the family dinner. Matt wants to use the family dinner to discuss various business projects. He haybales how he wants the farm to be too enticing to them to make them stay at the farm. Amy wanted a more casual meeting. Matt is like “lets check out the powerpoints” and Amy is like “why are we not asking the kids about how they are and what they are doing?” Amy is frustrated and Amy, little tip? Let Matt have his family dinner where he has an agenda and have your own family dinner where you check up on them.

Zach wanders in with bad news. Sully has liver cancer and stomach cancer. Amy even mentions that it’s Tory’s first baby.  It’s sad.
Sully is buried. Amy remarks how sad it is. Tory is all “he’s my best friend” and cries. There’s a lengthy homage to Sully. Zach worries that this is stressing Tory out and he hopes she’ll cry and release emotions. Wow, Tory hugging Zach and crying was powerful.
Matt and Caryn talk about Sully. Matt is sad, there’s a moment, and Caryn puts it back on the work thing.

At Tory’s house, there’s flowers from the funeral and wake. Tory makes her mom dinner and Zach mentions Sully and kills the mood. Tory and Zach both note that the house is empty and there’s more photos of Sully than anyone else at the house.  Everyone reminisces about Sully.

Wait, now Lisa and Amy are opening a restaurant. They’ve hired a consultant! God this sounds dumb. They ignore the consultant knocking. There’s an actual cat on the table for the consultant to see. The tripod for the presentation collapses. Amy wants a casual relaxed quaint place. The consultant is like “Bitch please, restaurants are loser businesses!” and is pretty realistic, in my opinion. Amy and Lisa reconsider how they are gonna do a restaurant.

Oh look, its Jer and Auj in another different car. They have how many now? The bmw, the jeep, the suv from last week, this week’s four door thingy. Jer and Auj pretend to care about Sully. Then they wander about. Jer muses about moving back and how different it is. Matt muses on how he moved his pregnant wife around a lot. Jeremy drones on how complicated it is.

Zach wanders into Amy’s kitchen for food. He mentions the DAS thing. Amy notes how its awkward even tho it’s a great opportunity. Zach drops the “its prolly a dwarf” bomb.

So, Zach is upset but is also noting how the pictures look average sized. Zach notes he’s trying to not react or be weird with Tory. Amy is all “don’t worry, but pay attention to Tory”. Zach recalls how being physically different was awkward and at times was unpleasant. Amy tries to buck him up but is realistic.

Now they’re doing a DAS photoshoot. Zach greets the little people family. The photo shoot goes well. Zach is made to hold Emma the dwarf baby. Caryn takes pictures. Zach asks Andrew the model about having an LP child. Andrew is a really short guy dwarf. Emma seems to have a lot of health issues. For the record I find it odd that they can’t know definitively.

There’s a family dinner, aka just the twins and wives. No mention of Molly and Jake. There’s some discussion of the dwarf diagnosis. Tory says it could be a dwarf and Audrey smiles at the news. Oh jeez. Zach and Tory are still excited. Oh hey for the first time, we see Jeremy pray.

Jer and Auj are moving to Portland and house hunting. They’re looking in Rock Creek. Tory notes that cousins will be down the street. Amy wants Sunday dinners to be a tradition. She also notes how a baby is a miracle. Poor Tory looks a lil puffy. I do note that this meal didn’t involve any PowerPoint displays. Interesting how Amy won that battle off screen.

I know some people will mention in relation to Sully dying that the "Babymoon" referenced was the Hawaiian trip that clearly wont be mention on the show and how Tory was a monster for not seeing the dog's illness, so I welcome all commentary from experts on what was discernably wrong with the dog in prior episodes.

I also note that "We aint got no place to live" Jer and Auj went on that babymoon to Hawaii as well, despite you know, being pregnant and having NO PLACE to raise the child that isn't coming from their parents.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jacob Roloff & Girlfriend Isabel Have New You Tube Channel

Jacob Roloff and his girlfriend Isabel, have started a new You Tube Channel. They  have an embarked on an extended road trip to a variety of National Parks. They said they will document their adventures on their You Tube Channel.

Rock & Roloff You Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ZYgkjbVnChIbAcLuItc_g/videos

Jacob had posted a few Instagram pictures preparing his truck for the road trip. They are travelling with their 2 dogs, Moose and Luna.

Jacob and Isabel also have their own website: http://www.rockandroloff.com/


Isabel has been posting her paintings: https://www.rockandroloff.com/art-1/ and Jacob written a few entries: https://www.rockandroloff.com/writing/

One entry Jacob made in late February kind of went under the Radar, until Radar Online recently wrote about it: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/little-people-big-world-family-feud-jacob-roloff-slams-reality-show-fake-harmful/

Jacob wrote this in depth piece on February 26, 2017.

https://www.rockandroloff.com/writing/2017/2/9/life-happens

Jacob opened up about what it was like growing up on the "reality show". Jacob refers to scenes for the show as "staged and fake" and describes watching his parents, Matt and Amy, stage an argument that was based on a real life argument that they re-hashed for the cameras and Amy had tears in her eyes after the staging the scene.  Jacob also responds to the frequent criticisms that he is a "spoiled brat" and ungrateful when he says he hates the show because he is "rich" and has gotten "things" from being on the show.

Here are just a few excerpts from Jacob's writing:

"Here's something original: I was on camera almost every day for at least 13 years. Putting that in the background, I can now talk about old ideas I've found that have impacted me and which have that 'new' quality when put in the context of such an original thing as growing up on TV. 

It takes me quite some time to get through my thoughts on this filming thing because I have for so long expressed myself and been met with an overabundance of people who know who I am, so challenge me, or even ridicule me. Because of this I've learned to some extent to build trapdoors, or rather 'safeties', in my writing

To give you a real example, I just said, "I've always been partial to not doing the show," and I can expect to be met with several of the common — let's say grievances. One of which will undoubtedly be, "Sure, you hate the show, but you're rich! Spoiled! You have things." Or something along the lines of my not appreciating filming to their standards, but still accepting and using the benefits of it.

I see no conflict and I'll try to explain it. First, from a bigger and general view, I was 6 years old when we started filming; what were you like at six years old? Fast forward to 18, when I decided after some minor controversy to not sign the contract for the show. That means: I am not contractually obligated to do formal interviews or show up to film anything, although it was still very strongly encouraged. What I'm doing here, is at 18 years old, making a decision when I legally can to not film the rest of my growing up. People then talk to that 18 year old and accuse him of hypocrisy for taking the money earned from ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 and 'abandoning' the show. Does that make sense? Their reasoning is that during those ages I was a brat, and resisted filming, so I don't deserve the compensation from that period

However, filming is the raw material, production is when they createa story. Obviously I was a brat sometimes, which would be abnormal if I wasn't, but Created Character Jacob from Little People Big World was a brat in totality. Not just simply acting bratty, like normal; production redefined his humanhood to Brat. They did the same tricks with my whole family. I posted once that, "the family that is filmed is not my family. They are the Roloff Characters.." People mistook that and said such outrageous things as, "So who is your real mom?!" Obviously what I meant was that the Characters everyone sees on TV are merely the product of a group of folks in LA editing raw footage into a story that sells. Dad: Creative; Mom: Controlling; Zach: Angry; Molly: Smart (okay that one is on point); Jeremy: Adventurous; and Myself: Brat. That's quite a dynamic cast! It's too bad that people take those caricatures as Gospel. Although it really speaks to the talent of an editor that can sculpt such believable personalities. (As an aside, these characterizations are not only incomplete or untruthful but can be harmful as well. 

This has got me thinking though, what really is an 'innocently experienced' childhood? Which childhood is fair or good, and which is unfair and 'failed'? I suppose the answer to this is one I've already dawned on from a different angle. I say sometimes that my childhood was changed somehow by filming but my childhood was filming. I as ego, that is, as Jacob Roloff, do not have some separate thing that is my childhood againstother interferences to that childhood. They are one in the same. This realization is how I've come to let go of all bitterness in recent years towards both my parents and the production company, as if they had robbed me of normalcy. Ah!, again I am realizing something, a parallel.

You can read Jacob's whole post and Jacob and Isabel's website: here

Here is their 2nd You Tube Video:

http://youtu.be/1LSpiMl6wVw

Here is their 3rd video





Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little People, Big World: New Episode Recap - May 16, 2017

Here is a recap of the new episode of Little People, Big World, which aired Tuesday May 16th, 2017.

Review written by Rap541

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Hey, if you need something way interesting to watch, let me recommend Victorian Slum House. Also I am missing Frontline for this recap.

I’m also amused at how Audrey’s hair goes from straight to curly in different scenes. 


 First bonus scene is Matt on the Mule heading into his office and opening bags of stuff that Amy brought over. Apparently these are all precious possession that he didn’t know he had until it was deposited in his office. Matt has deep feelings about a water cooler full of change.

Matt just loves noting he has no regrets over anything.


Good lord, Amy and Chris have a ton of stuff for an overnight. Also, amusingly, Jeremy is referring to the baby in Audrey’s belly as “he” all the time in the rerun. Oh hey, I am utterly certain that TLC’s show “Nate and Jeremiah” is about two gay male interior decorators with a baby! Huh! So, that’s Christian programming!

I also still love Tory’s very honest “God, I want it out!” views on pregnancy.  And Amy…. Who makes pot roast on a date??? And Amy, stop musing on how many women Chris has had. Another bonus scene, also with Matt. He’s talking to the dog and going through more boxes of stuff, complaining how the dishes were packed.

So we’re at Zach and Tory’s house. The new kitchen looks nice. They can see the baby’s face on the ultrasound. Tory wants Zach to cut the cord. Zach is grossed out but Tory notes she has to push the baby out her “hoohaw” so he WILL be cutting the cord. They have deep thoughts on the haybale about c-sections.


 Hey kids, don’t watch season three of Downtown Abbey – nothing good comes from birthing babies.

Auj and Jer assure the audience they will name the kid weird but not too weird and they AREN’T likely to have a dwarf. And they have to move. Auj is pro farm, but Jer notes that the dating situation is awkward and messy. Auj is all “I’m nesting!”.


At Zach and Tory’s, Matt shows up to look at the ultrasound. Matt notes how expensive the kitchen looks. 


Zach asks Matt about cutting the cord and Matt was all “oh god no, NO!” Matt is all “do you think its LP because it looks LP!” Zach thinks it’s not. Matt resumes the lecture on how expensive the baby is. Matt is all “live within your means!” – which is great advice and really, I just question Matt saying it.

Amy has her lady friends over and they’re all “did you bang???” Amy is all “it was comfortable…” Then she drops the “he thinks I am angry!” She has no idea when he ever saw her angry and I am like… there’s dvds, Amy. TLC is actually streaming episodes. Amy is worried! Chris is invited to Soup Night! It’s some sort of get together with her friends. 
Yeah, I dunno.

Dale and Veronica! Are visiting Jer and Auj. Dale gets right to the point, are you moving??  Jer monotones how the farm is there and also problems. Jer and Auj frown and frown. Jer worries about travel. Auj haybales how they have to move! If they are gonna buy, they have to do it soon!

Meanwhile Zach wanders into the sacred office. Matt wants to hire Zach into DAS, the stool business. Basically, he’s offering Zach a job and Jeremy can’t run DAS because he’s average height. Zach hems and haws. If Zach wasn’t on a reality show, I’d be all “take that job, yer having a baby!” Plus I think it’s an honest offer.


Amy has invited Chris to “Soup night!” I think the concept is interesting. Chris seems irked. The soup looks good. Chris makes some rude comments. Amy and Chris are going to Idaho.


On a side note, I think this is the first time DAS has been mentioned since Mike died.


Jer and Auj roll up in a white SUV.  Amy is happy to see them and is all “Yay baby!” Amy wants the kids nearby. They are “just starting” and Amy offers them temp housing. Jer haybales how that’s a worst case scenario. Jer heads over to Matt’s office. This is a desperately monotone talk. Matt mentions the moving. Matt notes how they’re having a baby. Jeremy looks depressed.

At Zach and Tory’s, they’re making a mural of mountains. Zach mentions the DAS offer.  Tory is like “Cool!” and notes that she may prefer to raise children. Zach still harps on soccer but notes that babies need stuff.


Amy and Lisa discuss how awesome soup night is and how awesome Chris is. Lisa is pushing Chris on Amy hard. Personally, I think Amy needs to date more. Lisa tells her to talk to him. I’m getting bored, to be honest.


Zach heads in. Apparently DAS needs to be rebuilt and rebranded so basically the business was shut down for ages and Matt is making Zach a job. Then Matt pulls out some creepy pig guts for Zach to practice cutting the cord. Yeah this is weird and it makes a huge mess.

Jer and Auj are looking at houses. Auj wants a new house.  They notice immediately that the house is on a flight path. The house is a split level and the realtor is Auj’s buddy. They hate the enclosed kitchen. Auj refers to the entryway stone floor as “gross”. They are shocked to find out that the house is already in a bidding war. 


Oh the kids are seriously contemplating living with the folks! Poor lil bitches. Hey Jer, as a Christian Man, aren’t you, and not your momma, supposed to provide your wife and your daughter a home? Also, maybe you could afford more house if you weren’t “babymooning” at a luxury resort in Hawaii

Amy has a date with Chris. Chris brought flowers. Amy wants a “conversation” about their relationship. Chris wonders if Amy wants to commit. He couches it in whether she needs space. Amy wants a marriage and sharing her space. Chris seems off put by that. He lived with someone long term… I wonder if that someone is dead. Dead and secretly buried in the desert! Chris isn’t terribly into commitment when Amy is already making yummy meals for him. They have coffee.


Next week – Amy is considering opening a restaurant. Sully has cancer.