Real World: Back to Las Vegas: Michael Ross

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He intrigues me and I can't to see what he's like on the show! However...not a big fan of making a silly face in every photo. Then again I'm seeing about 7 photos of him so could be a coincidence. The faces remind me of Andrew from DC, and I didn't care for Andrew that much as a cast member.
[QUOTE=AEvans5;222552]Me too! He just looks super annoying for some reason. And we don't need another panda or whatever Andrew used to call himself.[/QUOTE] I agree. I mean I hate to judge him before actually seeing him, but he justs seems like an Andrew kind of guy to me.
I really hope he's not another Andrew, that guy seriously killed the whole DC season.
I don't think he's going to be much like Andrew. They're both goofy guys, yeah, but that's about as far as the similarities go. I think he may fill that "goofy guy" role that they need in every season (Bronne, Ryan/Chet, Andrew, and Isaac are some of the ones that come to mind), but from what our mutual friends have told me about his personality he doesn't sound like he's anything like Andrew--their interests, for starters, are completely different.
I get more of a Frank from the first Vegas vibe.
He is a college student at University of Maryland and is against health care. I do not think he has either the academic credentials or real world experience to have an informed opinion about that issue.
[QUOTE=sbrca;232035]He is a college student at University of Maryland and is against health care. I do not think he has either the academic credentials or real world experience to have an informed opinion about that issue.[/QUOTE] I doubt he is against health care. He is probably against the movement towards a universal health care in the US.
[QUOTE=sbrca;232035]He is a college student at University of Maryland and is against health care. I do not think he has either the academic credentials or real world experience to have an informed opinion about that issue.[/QUOTE] Considering all the various political opinions expressed over the years by all the various Real World cast members who were coming from a similar lot, I do not see him having an opinion on health care as being shockingly frivolous nor surprising. Besides, that boat has sailed.
Mike did a podcast interview with Elizabethany :) [URL="http://www.loveelizabethany.com/2011/03/real-world-las-vegas-beyond-real-world.html"]http://www.loveelizabethany.com/2011/03/real-world-las-vegas-beyond-real-world.html[/URL]
Mike also has a website where he does video responses to the episodes: [url=http://www.realworldmike.com/]The Official Site of Michael Ross from Real World Las Vegas[/url]
Just saying I had never watched the show before and never thought I would, but my roommate had it on and I thought he was so cute and funny. I'm so glad he's on it. He's the reason I watch the show now.
I don't know. I think the only thing worse than hanging out with an introspective person is watching one on TV, but to each their own.
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[QUOTE=SeanDaniel;243285]I don't know. I think the only thing worse than hanging out with an introspective person is watching one on TV, but to each their own.[/QUOTE] Mike Mike is AWESOME.
He is by far the coolest male roommate and not as naive as I thought he would be.
Mike Mike really surprised me. I had thought that he was going to be slightly annoying, but he is a breath of fresh air. He's so adorable and hilarious! I especially love all the moments between Mike and Leroy. They're awesome :)
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He's definitely my favorite cast member this season. He isn't trying to be someone he's not, and I feel like he's truly enjoying being on the show.
[QUOTE=TheSeenScene;244183] I feel like he's truly enjoying being on the show.[/QUOTE] I get that vibe too. I like it!
The daily today of him and Leroy on the simulated bike ride is really one of the funniest dailies I have seen in ages.
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I haven't really been keeping up with this season, but I caught a few minutes of what I assumed to be the most recent episode. Mike was frustrated that he couldn't sleep in his own room because Leroy was "entertaining" a lady-friend, so he built a fort in the living room. That really cracked me up, almost more than his bedroom bible study with the two girls he brought home on the season premiere.
[strike]what a ******, i cant stand this guy. it was so obvious that he was jealous of dustin. but for him to use his own father as the reason he didnt like dustin was soooo lame. if anyone needs help its michael ross. but then again they dont make a pill for someone that is homophobic. or just plain ignorant.[/strike] What a ******, I can't stand this guy. It was so obvious that he was jealous of Dustin. But for him to use his own father as the reason he didn't like dustin was soooo lame. If anyone needs help it's Michael Ross. But then again, they don't make a pill for someone that is homophobic, or just plain ignorant.
Mike has shown that he is not the goody two shoes he was made out to be in the beginning, but I don't know if that is just how they edited it so that viewers would always find something unexpected going on or if that is true to Mike's person and story. I don't like that Mike was trying to get another cast member kicked off the show, but I also accept that it is a show and we really don't know what he is like in private. I've read stories on the internet that make me think maybe these shows treat the casts like jail and manipulate them endlessly to force storylines, and they create them if they have to out of different events. I am hoping he is a better person than he has been shown on TV as being lately. He seems like a nice guy.
[QUOTE=mboy19863;248049][strike]what a ******, i cant stand this guy. it was so obvious that he was jealous of dustin. but for him to use his own father as the reason he didnt like dustin was soooo lame. if anyone needs help its michael ross. but then again they dont make a pill for someone that is homophobic. or just plain ignorant.[/strike] What a ******, I can't stand this guy. It was so obvious that he was jealous of Dustin. But for him to use his own father as the reason he didn't like dustin was soooo lame. If anyone needs help it's Michael Ross. But then again, they don't make a pill for someone that is homophobic, or just plain ignorant.[/QUOTE] Personally, I don't see him as either homophobic or ignorant. What I do see is someone whose story would have been one of growth in the original format of The Real World where seven strangers stopped being polite and started being real. We might actually have seen some growth (maturity) from the entire cast with the right format. But, now we, the audience, are judge, jury and executioner before all the evidence is in or the accused has an opportunity to testify. We're in danger of becoming the pathetic fast food reaction to episodic reality TV.
I think Mike said it himself. Dustin reminds him of his father. I am sure when Dustin flares up it brings back the memories of fighting with his abusive father. I think that's where the resentment lies. I think both of them were wrong,but both of them have valid points. Mike was busting his *** to get this charity going,only to have Dustin come in and take over. I think Mike mentioned the school thing (which is true,schools are iffy about those sorts of things they are always concerned about image) as a way to tell Dustin to back off. It was not Mike's place to tell him that. Though Dustin took it the wrong way. He was not saying the school would be concerned about Dustin doing something to the kids. Later on Dustin was being a complete *** in Mexico,but Mike should have waited till the next morning when he was sober to bring it up. He knew what he was doing,not to excuse Dustin's violence, but Mike was egging him on. I think behind it all both guys have big hearts and are good guys. It's just that their personality's clash to much for them to actually be close friends.
I don't think it is unrealistic for viewers to draw conclusions based on what they have in front of them at any given time. The Challenge girl Katie even talks about doing that in the podcast she did with that Derrick guy. I'm not sure there is anything we can do in the audience to change how MTV does it shows. We can watch or not watch, but we cannot do anything about pushing them to edit one way or the other. The only feedback they seem to think about are ratings and I watch even when the episodes aren't great just because that is what MTV is showing at the time I watch MTV. When it comes to Mike, I would guess his frustration with Dustin may somehow relate more to his frustrations with his brother who apparently Mike has disowned for being a drug addict. Mike seems to have some sort of problem with people not taking his advice or living the way he thinks they should. I don't know but that is my guess subject to change.
[QUOTE=CrazyHorse;248092]I don't think it is unrealistic for viewers to draw conclusions based on what they have in front of them at any given time. The Challenge girl Katie even talks about doing that in the podcast she did with that Derrick guy. I'm not sure there is anything we can do in the audience to change how MTV does it shows. We can watch or not watch, but we cannot do anything about pushing them to edit one way or the other. The only feedback they seem to think about are ratings and I watch even when the episodes aren't great just because that is what MTV is showing at the time I watch MTV. ... [/QUOTE] The "Challenge girl Katie..." One presumes you mean Katie Doyle. You are correct that it is not unrealistic for viewers to draw conclusion, but that is not the point. One's conclusions will vary, however, based upon the data available, the experience of the viewer, and the application of his or her intellectual capacity. Most people do simply respond to what they see before them, as would most any primitive mammal. It probably is a bridge too far to either hope or expect that the mass of reality TV viewers would behave otherwise. However, the regular readers of vevmo do have more information available to them, interact with many with more experience, and as a result increase their own experience level over time. There are a few who come in from among the masses, never have a clue that there is anything more available to them than the few lines on the screen in front of them or don't care to easily search the site for information. These individuals leave us the warm turds of their wisdom based only on what they saw during an episode. They then depart, leaving the rest of us to deal with the egalitarian nature of the Internet where at first blush all are equal. What I continually hope for is the regular nurturing of those who combine what they see with the other information available here and elsewhere (twitter, for example, offers interesting insights into any cast, but must be warily measured), who then weigh of all that data through the filter of our collective experience with reality TV by applying their intellectual capacity to the exercise in order to reach conclusions of merit. It may not be unrealistic for someone to conclude instantly that "Mike is homophobic." or "Nany (or Heather) is a ****." I'll not, however, be swayed from my own view that such statements, absolutely void of an intellectual rigor in their defense as fact, represent nothing more than a simple Pavlovian response to what appeared on the screen, complete with accompanying "mood music" to cue the desired emotional response. I hope it's not too much to export more.
[QUOTE=V1man;248102] It may not be unrealistic for someone to conclude instantly that "Mike is homophobic." or "Nany (or Heather) is a ****." I'll not, however, be swayed from my own view that such statements, absolutely void of an intellectual rigor in their defense as fact, represent nothing more than a simple Pavlovian response to what appeared on the screen, complete with accompanying "mood music" to cue the desired emotional response. I hope it's not too much to export more.[/QUOTE] Not to speak of the fact that we only see those people once a week on screen from great distance. I always have to remind myself that me and my friends do some pretty dumb stuff or say ignorant things every once in a while, too, and that it's very short-sighted to judge someone harshly just because one only sees their most "entertaining/ignorant/aggressive" moments which is not necessarily an accurate represantation of their true personality.
Why do people think Mike is homophobic? Just because he doesn't like a guy who did gay **** doesn't mean he hates gays. Did I miss something or does not liking a gay person for any reason suddenly make you a hate criminal?
[QUOTE=CrazyHorse;248112]Why do people think Mike is homophobic? Just because he doesn't like a guy who did gay **** doesn't mean he hates gays. Did I miss something or does not liking a gay person for any reason suddenly make you a hate criminal?[/QUOTE] Unfortunately that seems to be the bandwagon that a bunch of non-thinkers have jumped on. No worries, though; something else will come along to attract their attention soon. All we need is a shining object that twirls...
[QUOTE=CrazyHorse;248112]Why do people think Mike is homophobic? Just because he doesn't like a guy who did gay **** doesn't mean he hates gays. Did I miss something or does not liking a gay person for any reason suddenly make you a hate criminal?[/QUOTE] I don't think he is homophobic; however I do think that he is very insensitive and not open minded.
[QUOTE=V1man;248121]Unfortunately that seems to be the bandwagon that a bunch of non-thinkers have jumped on. No worries, though; something else will come along to attract their attention soon. All we need is a [B]shining object[/B] that twirls...[/QUOTE] I stopped reading after "shining object" and went straight to this: [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=10077][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/15504dd80053e9f70.jpg[/img][/url]

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