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9/3/04 - Day 64 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
Yet another two-for-one deal
Ok, now we have twistage.
In a shocking turn of events, the already-surprising Saturday "live" eviction took place today.. resulting in two exits within 36 hours.
Some east-coasters were upset, but hey, those of us in BB's own timezone have never seen a live show - not since TV10 went dark anyway. And you can't expect Julie to work a holiday weekend - she's got clout with the boss.
Still reeling from last night, the hamsters start the day with a veto comp: Diane wins (with a 1:20 bouncy time) and uses it on herself (surprise!).. Drew replaces her with Nik.. he's talking to himself again - announcing every action - and Karen's chameleon strategy becomes literal as she adopts the coloring of whoever she's with
Drew: I'll have some more of this
Marvin makes up the eviction bed neatly, and asks Karen for a favor
Marv: Karen, can you tighten my head up? You being the artist and all
Karen: You got Q-tips?
Marv: I fell out with my ex-barber.. she wanted mo' money.. how was the quiche?
Karen: Good, they ate it all.. somebody's gotta assume the position of head chef if..
Marv: Yep, if my time has come.. and to think, I just fell in love with Diane
Then they're doing live show set-up, again! Already!
Marv: I like the way you're playing.. I like anyone with balls and integrity.. wishing you luck.. I've taken my last shit on camera, hopefully
When the fishies stopped swimming, he was gone.
Adria didn't get much of a HamsterWatch sendoff yesterday, and now she and Marvin are flying off to paradise together (wouldn't it have been funny if it was Nik fighting for the window seat with her?) I've said a lot here about both of the newly evicted though, so I won't dwell for long now.. except to say that I ran hot & cold about Adria: the twins twist was a good idea, and Ad/Nat pulled it off great. They gave us something extra to watch for, and caused rumors to fly about more twins switching. They weren't always likeable - even less when they became two - but Adria handled her final week as an outcast with incredible patience and calm, and dignity. She changed the entire course of the game by sending Will to the beach, and she set sparks flying that everyone wanted to see by making Diane question Drew's feeling for her.. without raising her voice or pointing her finger.
Marvin's just one crazy muthafucka: I've sung his praises daily so there's no need to repeat here. His graphic way of speaking is being blamed for his eviction, but let's not forget that nobody in there minded until their numbers dwindled. His most vocal critics - Diane and Karen - were the ones who joined in most eagerly and often.. so chalk it up to game. Marvin had a lot of viewers get pissy about his sexual how-to seminars and overall pervy ways.. but they watched, many probably enjoying it more than they'll admit (and wondering just what the hell that bowling ball technique might be like!) Broadened horizons are good.. sexual exploration can be fun.. being a prude usually isn't.
When Marvin left, the last of the fun went with him: he was the last one in there that we could laugh with.. now we've only got hamsters left to laugh at.
Reduced body count
They're shocked, and sleep-deprived, but try to get back to something like normal..
Diane unpacks, and Drew's short reign ends as Nakomis is now head of household
Karen to Nik:
I didn't want you to have to be the one again
Marvin says you played the best game in the house
I don't want to have to depend on Diane - she gets all her personal stuff in there.. she gets all demented with Drew and everything..
She's a good kid, she thinks everyone's out to get her though - it makes me feel like she'll turn on anybody, anytime
Diane: So where ya sleeping tonight, Drew?
Drew: It's like nobody's here.. it's like a scary movie, or a tv set that's not on
Karen: It's a different house
Diane: My letter from home, from Lindsey, will say 'Dear Diane, I don't recognize you: you're fat and your face is broken out.. but you can laugh about it'
Diane: As long as it's light, I'll eat it
Nik & Diane go through the options from the remaining "pussy power" point of view..
Karen listens to both, takes mental notes for later (look at her eyes!) and reminds
each what they have - and haven't - promised to Cowboy
Naps are needed instead of just time-passers for a change.. Nik in her usual spot.. Drew in his.. but Diane's around the corner with Cowboy
Karen stays up and we have another Diary Room slip-up.. then she has a
strange and/or "special" shower - but unlike Cowboy, she's ever aware of us..
Nik wakes and plays solitaire, digesting the latest bits of Karen-info
Big Brother: Karen? Everyone's asleep and I'd like to start diaries.. do you want to come to the diary room?
Big Brother: Hey Karen, thanks for coming in now.. I was gonna let everyone sleep and all that, but then I..
Nik cracks under the pressure a bit for the first time - not wanting to put up her newfound quasi-brother, wondering exactly what she promised him, not wanting this HOH, etc.. Karen begins another marathon chat session, comforting Nik and giving her all the scoop.. eventually Nik believes it's her own idea to put up Drew & Cowboy
Nik: I just don't want 2nd place to go to a liar.. I've always said an artist should get a chance if they get a chance.. do you know how much art supplies cost?? My colored pencils cost like a dollar apiece!
Yet more Diary Room slippage (it's a sloppy afternoon in the control room - apparently all senior staff wrapped up the phony "live" show & took off for the long weekend)..
The feeds skip the usual HOH debut formalities (it's just Nik again).. she cracks open her first beer of the day (and reminisces about the Cheez-it strategy days?).. Diane
shows up to see what new snacks are to be had.. Cowboy shows up cuz that's what he does.. Karen settles in when they leave to continue the ordeal for a couple more hours
Big Brother: Hi, I need you to just have a seat for a second.. it'll just be about 60 seconds
Nik: Ok, I'm just mirroring
Big Brother: What?
Nik: Mirroring, you know.. looking in the mirror
Big Brother: There's nobody in there right now.. I am about to let you out, make sure you round everybody up - all five of the others (five??) then head on in to your room!
Diane: You two were fine all along with us being a couple, I tried to tell him that.. Drew pulls away from me now just trying to hold his hand.. 'no PDA's!'
The Big Brother Five five
They sit around, adrift in the silence.. BB takes pity and sends in a surprise booze delivery
They toast to themselves - as well they should! - for having made it this far
Her work nearly done, even Karen has a glass of wine
Drew cuts his finger and they realize they share yet another bond: they all have in there.. Diane shows off her new figure and Drew shows off his old one - with
a Cowboy-esque tummy rolling display
They spend the rest of the evening huddled together - friendly, with a bit of
silliness here and there - tonight not resembling hamsters so much as lemmings..
lemmings who missed the bulletin saying "It's time"
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