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8/21/04 - Day 51 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
If they only knew
Most of the hamsters admit to having seen the show. I don't know if any of them have ever seen the internet feeds or have any idea how pervasive they are, let alone what a heavy hand the editors use to come up with what's shown on tv.
They are aware of the shower and toilet cams - although we're denied those feeds unless a toothbrush or chicken incident takes place in them (no such luck yet this year) - and all take precautions to prevent being nekkid in the open. Even the 3 Nekkid Horsemen only streaked the occasional rowdy evening. A couple have let slip that Diary Room has told them they have "internet fans" but it's clear they're not told about their legions of internet non-fans.. Nor do they seem aware of the many boards and chatrooms that consistently chip away at their looks, actions, and characters to the point of hate-speech.. or that sites like this and Aldav exist for the sheer delight of having fun at their expense. I would feel bad about what I'm doing here at HamsterWatch if it weren't for the fact that they volunteered for the job.. it isn't my fault they didn't listen to producer cautions or read the fine print before signing their contracts to stardom.
On to the day - it was a strange one..
..another pricey apparatus, another dutiful reading of the rules, another win
(sorry about pic quality - these are quick snaps between fishies)
Their reward is being let loose on the internet - but alas, without a keyboard
They go spree shopping at Amazon.com (you can too!)
Diane roots around for something.. Nik wants the Bowflex that's for the abs
Slumming in the clouds while they pull the access plug in her HOH room, Nik poses
and plays with her navel ring while Karen remains perceptive and photogenic
Nik: So what was the deal with them trying to wake us up every 10 minutes this morning?
Karen: Cuz it's Saturday and the internet fans want to see us walking around
Diane takes Q-tip & makeup in hand to give Marvin another new look
(currying favor with the producers and guaranteeing themselves some tv time)
She does an impressive job of it and receives kudos from all
Diane: I got a little artism in my heritage
Most of them cocoon the long afternoon away.. Diane & Drew are exhausted
(with good reason) .. even in sleep she elbows herself in front of him
Ad/Nat take advantage of the opportunity to plot, as always..
but first, a brief Cowboyism interlude!
about Nat's shirt <koff>: That's a nice kitty.. I see that and I just want to pet it
Finally alone, the Fitness Twins conspire and uhh.. stuff
They wait for the veto competition in "us" and "them" formation
The twins trash-talk and rally in typical fashion: "Are you ready?" "I was born ready"
.. until even they've had enough
They return around midnight (maybe sooner - feeds were broken for awhile)
and find the new hamsters from the comp have moved in..
They also find food! Everyone's happy.. except.. uh-oh
The night drags on with drama, drama, drama.. same stuff - different day
(I kinda like how Adria peeks during her sympathy hugs though)
Diane makes her nightly rounds, "confiding" and sucking up to anyone with
influence - even Marv (look away, Drew) - while the twins cry themselves to sleep
..prolly fueling more than a few fantasies, even if their own is ruined
This is just messed up
Back where we started this day: we have yet to view the shower from inside the stall.. the feed switchers seem to be giving the hamsters that much privacy at least, and showering hamsters often hold conversations with bathroom loiterers..
So there wasn't anything particularly unusual about Cowboy talking to a twin from the shower.. except for how suddenly the feed switched to him from the middle of something else going on somewhere else..
The camera operator running round a corner and then rushing to focus a close-up on Cowboy's face tipped me off that something "unusual" was definitely going on in there..
We arrived just in time to see Cowboy's tell-tale expression, and hear him telling Ad/Nat what a nice evening it had been.. how pretty she'd looked tonight at the competition..
how tired he was..
It was better this way - nobody wants to see Cowboy doing that - but it was good of the feedmasters to let us know it was going on, and just when it was ending too - any more would have been just icky. Thanks guys for thinking of us :)
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