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9/14/04 - Day 75 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
"Pictures are everything.. they say over 100 words, or more"
thanks to Sherri for providing Nik's stuffed cow, and to Aldav for Karen's 'Trust Me Diane'
and 'Stool Pigeon Cowboy'.. today's headline is another Cowboyism
Let me help you with that
Right around the time Cowboy helped Diane with a hair emergency, there was control room slippage again and we heard the three hamster leftovers talking with staff
I didn't see Cowboy come off, but apparently he was eliminated (almost immediately) for letting go of the ever-present symbolic key.. while Big Brother was still clarifying the rules to them
This quad shot by Amy's Bus Ticket posted at 7.01pm Pacific shows Cowboy's hand clearly on his key.. Syren at Reality TV World may be the only one who caught it come off for an instant, as the feeds were unwatchable for most of us.. Was it intentional in this 'throw the competition' season? Or was he hoping nobody noticed?? We may never know - either way, Diane was involved (surprise!)
A minute or two later all hands are on deck again, Diane's hair is fine, Cowboy's looking around and doing a "whew" sort of exhalation.. at the time I found it comical (was he wondering how long he could hold out?) but maybe he's hoping he got away with something.. Regardless, the rules were being clarified at the time, and why did it take 15-20 minutes for the authorities to make a ruling? All around, it smells a bit fishies to me
Diane: Oh my God I can't breathe!
Drew: What are the rules?
Big Brother: So, you guys will be holding on to these keys, and you will be..
Cowboy: Hey I got a question.. say if it shakes and somehow both our legs falls off the post, but we hold ourselves up, can we reposition ourselves if we don't touch the ground?
Big Brother: If you can manage that, sure..
Cowboy: And is the internet watching this?
Big Brother: Yep
(a few minutes pass with frozen feeds and RealPlayer 'communicating' messages)
Cowboy (still in it): It was good to see her smile.. it was hard to watch her crying at the table, but we've all had our weak moments, and there's nothing wrong with that.. that did not enter into my decision
(more feed problems - almost 20 minutes have passed since the hair-fix)
(around 7.17 to 7.20 Cowboy's down and pacing the yard)
Diane: I'm sooo sorry Cowboy.. why didn't you help me with my hair Drew??!!
(around 7.40 Drew & Diane agree Drew will step off and Diane will take this stage)
Diane: I don't care if I break his heart
Drew: Ok.. ready?
(a minute or two later, Diane reaches to cover more of her newly-enlarged backside with her too-small jeans and lets go.. Drew wins this stage about 45 minutes in)
Meanwhile, turning back time..
Any attempts to report the day in correct sequence are obviously out the window again (yea editors, I hear you snickering).. but what came before wasn't much
The final four struggle with boredom and impatience.. Nik & Diane are packed.. Diane applies her first layer of makeup for the live show
Drew: There are people out there who type out everything we say
Diane: I'm just weak, and frail today
Diane (inside bathroom): You guys only want to use the bathroom whenever I'm in here changing! Only!
Drew: Always in the way, Diane.. always in the way
The nominees chat in the green chairs, with an entirely different tone than last time they met here.. then it's everyone to their stations (Cowboy's asleep)
Diane: I never sat here for a live show, it's kinda weird!
Nik: Welcome to the club
Big Brother spins records in an attempt to pump them up, including Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" and Beck's "Loser" (titles are mere coincidence I'm sure).. Diane adds a few more layers, and gives Drew a photo "to remember her by.. just in case.."
We get an eerie look into one possible future.. and so does Drew
Diane: Which earrings do you like better, these or these?
Drew: Probably those
Diane: These ones? Really? Not these?
Drew: They look nice
Diane: Well yea, you're probably right.. but these small ones..
On the treadmill, Drew takes some deep cleansing breaths and pep-talks himself.. then he studies, rattling off HOH winners, evictions, etc.. Cowboy's late for the study date but pitches in with a few corrections while he rolls on his roll-on
Drew: Love you Mom, love you Dad, love you Ben.. doing this for you..
Drew: <clap> Smokin' time!! <clap> Feel alive feel alive!! <clap>
Time! Drew has a final primp.. so does Diane, with Nik's assistance.. Cowboy's already in place, with his veto medallion (the "Precious")
Nik: Is that your 'I got into my jeans' walk?
Diane: Yea, but my ass crack shows in them
Diane: If only I had some bootleg jeans, then I'd be set
Diane: This blazer doesn't go with this like it should
Nakomis is gone with the fishies, and we meet the pricey endurance apparatus, ready to settle in for an all-nighter.. dramatic sky-cam zooming around.. no expense is spared.. it shakes.. you know the rest
Aftermath includes a fight, as usual.. Cowboy prepares cheese.. Diane cooks a towel
Drew: I don't trust you anymore, that was bullshit out there!
Diane: I knew you'd say that!
Drew: Whatever, it's all good
Diane: It's true! I swear on my sister's life, I swear on my sister's grave! She isn't dead but if she was I would!
Drew: If you say your foot fell off, your foot fell off.. I believe you
Diane: I can feel your karma!
The boys take apart the remnants of the pricey apparatus (against direct orders from Big Brother) and play ping pong, with shoe paddles.. Drew & Diane are back in the clouds for their nightly love/hate ritual - this time Diane feigns interest in a long story about Drew losing a college homework project.. the feedmasters feel our pain and give us the plasma screen bubbles on Feed 4 the rest of the night - thanks guys!
So long Nakomis, you'll be missed
You know how the feeds mess up sometimes and you get these chromakey blended effects? That's how this came about, almost a month ago.. it remains my favorite cap of Nakomis
The watercolor effect and the pose just seems
to capture her essence, and her colorfulness
She's definitely the most colorful of them this year with her tattoos, piercings, and in-your-face attitude.. her look changed frequently, but her demeanor was pretty constant - except when she felt betrayed, and that says more about her than anything.. she even quit smoking without a fuss
Nik was thrown in with people she probably wouldn't normally associate with - nor they with her - and she fit in with them as far as she wanted to.. She never pretended to be someone she isn't, and she made it to the milestone they all aim for at the beginning: Final Four
She gained a brother from this, whom she probably won't be close with but they'll likely stay in touch.. I think she got something more in her friendships with Will and especially with Karen
She cussed up a storm and fought hard in competitions - winning many - and she carted her cow and Garfield pillow back & forth from the clouds to HOH, reminding us that it hasn't been so very long since she was a little girl named Jennifer
I wasn't always kind to her, but I loved the kooky little things I'd find her doing, like sleeping with boxing gloves :) She was the resident weirdo (a compliment) and I love and respect how she went out.. I think she held herself back from us most of the time and that's ok: she doesn't owe us a thing
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