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UPCOMING EVENTS
Veto meeting is Monday

Monday is Dan's birthday

Finale is September 16 (Day 71 - most seasons are 80-82 days)

It's looking like BBQ Smackdown will not happen this season - boo!



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FAQ
Announcements/clues/comp questions:
·121 marble slots in a Chinese checkerboard
·Sweden is slightly larger than California
·The tallest building west of the Mississippi is 73 stories
·Over 300 species of turtles alive today
·Wurlitzer 1015 Bubbler arguably the most popular jukebox of all time
·Birch is the national tree of Russia
·It takes 1000s of volts of electricity to power a neon light bulb
·Largest weather vane is in Spain
·15 republics in the Soviet Union

'Switzerland', 'The Psychologist' and 'Dairy Queen' refer to Diary Room; 'Vacation' refers to pre-show hotel sequester

Jerry is being called 'The Colonel'

The winner will once again receive $500k, and second place gets $50k. The weekly stipend for the others remains $750, including sequester weeks.

The habitat has 52 cameras and 95 mics this season

The recorded Big Brother in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman


AMERICA'S PLAYER

Task 1: Who should Dan get nominated? Jessie/successful

Task 2: Who should Dan hug for 10 seconds? Jessie/successful

Task 3: Who should Dan vote to evict? Jessie/successful

Dan gets $20k if successful and not discovered. The previously-announced 4th task evaporated. Apparently all the 'Dan is America's Player' suspicions will not invalidate him.. 'plant' didn't, anyway.





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  August 30, 2008 - Day 54

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>> Jerry is Head of Household - Dan & Keesha are nominated - Memphis Bob holds veto <<

>> Latest Twitters should show here - if not, see them here
    Jack Shack basketball


    You have to wonder if Dan would have set up this game if he knew the Jack Shack's sordid history

    He and Memphis Bob also spent some time discussing April & Ollie's relationship, which reminds me to remind those attending the post-finale press opp to gloss over the finalists and/or viewer faves and keep an eye on Dan: when he finds out what the Hormonal Duo got up to in there, he might faint

    Then again, he might not believe it til he gets out and hears it from his own people.. by wrap party time, he'll be well filled in, as will all of them

    Final Two deals galore


    We finally learned that Memphis Bob won the veto in a morph-o-matic type comp, as predicted here.. he told Dan he'll take him off and that Renny would go up and out, and added that he doesn't want any more "crazy antics" from Dan

    However, Memphis Bob and Jerry also have a Final Two deal (like the one Memphis Bob has with Dan).. Memphis Bob told Jerry that Renny would beat the pants off any of them in finals but Jerry didn't seem convinced of that, and said "We can take care of the Renny issue next week"

    And at 2:20pm, Memphis Bob officialized his long-assumed Final Two deal with Keesha and told her he'll take off Dan, and the two of them would boot Renny.. Keesha cried, saying she doesn't trust Dan to keep her - or Jerry in a tiebreaker.. (she likely cried as much about Renny as she did about being kept on the block, and was vague with her afterward)

    It's ironic in too many ways that Dan and Memphis Bob are both still in there: both were high atop everyone's hit lists way back when for being original members of the Doomed Friends of Brian alliance, and both have played the same over-allied game that got Brian booted
           
    Both were also part of Sock Puppet Theater, way back on July 14th, on the second night of the feeds.. the fun sure didn't last long this season

    For that matter, it's odd that Jerry's still there too and in bed with both Dan & Memphis Bob, considering his major blow-ups with each, but that's Big Brother for you

    Activity bucket


    They got some stuff to do again, and once again The Powers That Be shopped in the preschool aisle

    Dan & Memphis Bob played marbles for awhile in the afternoon, looking like little boys again - maybe that alerted the back office that they're in need of therapy toys.. they got Beanie Babies painting kits, multi-color popsicle sticks & pipecleaners, glitter glue, and gigantic playing cards.. they also got another set of discussion cards - those don't go over well, but TPTB like to stage a cutesy segment with them anyway

    A couple of them said "I guess this means we're boring" - uhh, yep! Still, it's better than watching them aging or listening to Jerry drone on, and the toys were delivered with wine

    Ol' droopy drawers


    Yea.. sorry about this

    I've exercised restraint in not posting Jerry's droopy drawers before, but his time has come.. he earned it

    He spent the evening being a smug know-it-all again, and he was extra smug and very condescending playing gin rummy with Dan.. it was no fun at all

    Somebody built a house of cards with their gigantic cards - they're as big as their heads.. Renny & Keesha did some crafting outside, along with some Jerry-bashing and notes comparing.. later Renny did a mock hanging which I think was also inspired by Jerry
           

    Luckily for all, Jerry turned in around 11 and the others went through the conversation cards, proving me wrong by having very nice discussions for a couple hours, with nothing about this game involved

    It's so easy to trash them and hate on them in these last weeks, but with Hurricane Gustav looking like it's headed to take out New Orleans again, we should put things back in perspective, and maybe think about one card in particular that's a fitting question for Hamsterwatchers: "What are the redeeming qualities of the person you most dislike?"

    Some screencaps of the day are in the forum thanks to ABT and piperyoung

    Daily ratings - Farts & laughs edition


    Ratings are based on entertainment value


    I appreciate the activities delivery - they needed them desperately and so did we. The question cards worked out better than I expected, even if it is the same box as last time. But is it possible to send an adult out shopping for them sometime? Preferably someone who's not holding a bitter grudge about 'Don't get paint on the carpet!' directives or trying to relive childhood memories. A deck of normal sized playing cards is all they need, or a jigsaw.. or ideally, THE GRILL!


    Won: $20k (presumably)
    NOMINATED
    For a guy who plays the choirboy role so well, it still surprises me that he's always the worst repeat offender for singing and for talking about Diary. He's also the worst offender as far as the way he talks in Diary as we all know, but apparently he doesn't realize what a shouter he is in there as he seemed baffled when he (illegally) talked about being asked about that. Lately we can hear his Diary shouts leaking onto the feeds on a fairly regular basis, which is pretty funny. He & Memphis Bob were funny playing marbles like two little kids in their team uniforms, but Dan wasn't funny when he unnecessarily read aloud the directions about How to Paint Your Beanie Babies.




    Won: $4k
    HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
    After he & Renny argued about the 60s, his Korea War stories told to a small audience were actually interesting. But he was over-the-top awful when playing gin with Dan, announcing his winning plays with grandiose speeches like 'What's the name of the game? Gin! And I think that's what I'm doing now' while he theatrically laid out his cards. I'm glad he retired early and so were they: it was actually a really nice night in there.




    NOMINATED
    She's being assured safety right & left, but she doesn't quite believe it and worse, she seems to be having guilt attacks by not telling Renny about it. I don't know if she's not telling her because she can't deals-wise or because she can't conscience-wise, but I suspect it's more the latter. She & Renny have developed a genuine friendship and bond, and it'll be hard for either one to watch the other walk out, but at least when it does happen (and it looks like it will) it will have been orchestrated by others.




    Won: Classic Camaro
    HOLDS VETO
    He's setting up what looks like an ultra-smooth endgame but I'm not so sure he's as smooth as he seems. For one thing, he has a speech that's gone along with every finals pact he's made that goes something like 'I'm not ever going to see any of these people again' implying that he doesn't care if he screws them over or not. You'd think that would be a tip-off to anyone paying attention that he's a little slimey, gameplay-wise? But they don't seem to notice, and he's holding the trump card now, with finals pacts with three of those remaining. He reiterated his wish to be a pirate a few more times during question cards, expanding it now to wanting a real pirate ship with a 'crew of little people'. See Dan about marbles & uniforms.




    She knows something's up (and likely knows what it is) but she can't get confirmation, which could put a strain on her friendship with Keesha before the week's up. She's really getting angry about Jerry lately (who isn't?) so we might see some more fireworks there, or if/when she gets wind of the many finals pacts that have been made without her. It's not looking good for her though, and if she does go next week, the fun flame will definitely go out with her.




       
    He arrived as the innocent Preacher's Son but soon proved that false, as he & April shattered the record for hamster sex that included doggie-style, spanks and visuals. Nearly all of it was on the feeds, and the word spread even beyond the BB world. He was usually pleasant enough but had a temper tantrum ranking up there with the champ hissy-fitters. Like many others, he learned to swim at summer camp.




       
    Almost brilliant but poor judgment kept her glued to devalued teamies and she let paranoia take over her game. She was almost good watching but poor people skills, repetitive & constant whispers, and annoying babytalk didn't help - Holly Poodle skits & medical help excepted. She's the third member of the elite Red Catsuit Club and her leaked Diary showed how much flirting really goes on in there.




       
    Won: Designer clothes, $5k
    We've had sex on the feeds before, but we never actually saw it until she came along. She one-upped often but to her credit, she impressively won the first endurance. She had delusions about her importance in & out of the habitat, and her Barbie Battles with Keesha plus her other fights were something. But we knew from the start she wouldn't be invisible, thanks to her most unusual introduction to the others.




       
    Won: Hawaii trip, $1k
    She ran the tie-dye room with an iron fist but only for a short time: her minions had turned on her long before Jessie & Michelle painted a bull's eye on her for being their leader. She took a lot of flak for leaving her babies and for choosing Hawaii, and her financial sob stories didn't always add up. But she told some fun stories, rebelled against giving comp recaps to Diary, and added great fireworks to fights.




       
    The first to get an empty wheel before their time, his comic relief wore off fast and he brought nothing but a major mirror obsession and raging insecurity. But it's not all bad: he laid around in pink pillows and talked himself gone with rampaging harangues, and he'll carry the fact that he lost to a girl while wearing spandex, then lost to three girls plus Renny. Rehabs will profit from the Jessie Drinking Game.




       
    The third fan fave to walk the plank, she was a great sidekick to the fun guys but she didn't bring much after they left, including any real attempt to save herself. Like many who have gone before, she seems like she'd be a cool person in reality, but this isn't. Her angry hat and illegal tribute bandana aside, she did a great Julie puppet and manscaping. Bikini fans will miss her, as will the Behind Pillows alliance.




       
    They all liked him and his shenanigans, but his comp potential and desperate pledges of multi allegiance got him booted anyway, plus he was Brian's pal. He entertained them and us like few have before, with skits, dances, nekkid romps, Ambien-induced bedtime stories and general looniness. Too bad he went before he made it upstairs: he'd probably have revived Bath Buddies® and done it right.




       
    He made more of an impact than most who get voted out first and he had the potential to be a fan fave but he over-allied and betrayed too early and had a very negative edit to boot. He was smart, funny, and a good ringleader for the guys - time will tell if they can be as fun without him. Sock Puppet Theater on only the second night of feeds, under his direction, could be the highlight of the season.


     
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    LINES OF THE DAY

    Memphis Bob: Renny's the only person who can beat every person in this house
    Jerry: There's time to take care of the Renny issue next week
    Jerry: She ain't gonna win.. I could see Dan winning - I can't see Renny winning

    Memphis Bob: I was looking through the book, and they have a mandatory psychologist meeting for all of us when we leave

    Memphis Bob: What does [BB9 Sheila] do as a job?
    Dan: Good question

    Memphis Bob (to Keesha): If I get to the last three, I will take you with me

    Renny (to Keesha): Why are you looking at me like that?

    Dan (about CBS Mobile questions): One of them made me wonder do I really do that? 'One of your fans wants to know why do you talk so loud in the Diary room?'

    Memphis Bob: Think what we could do if we had the grill



    DAILY JERRYISMS

    Jerry: I will die in blood for you
    Memphis Bob: And I feel the same way about you

    I just can't believe they keep tearing people down, tearing people down, tearing people down

    (about Thursday's Fast Forward): Did that all happen just yesterday?

    I got three people I can probably control in the jury house

    This thing is a big circle jerk

    Keesha (hoping for hair dye before Renny leaves): If you're not with me, I can't do it by myself
    Jerry: I'll do it for you

    (about the 1960s): They had that Comstock gathering up in New York




    EXTRACURRICULAR TALLY

    Sex: April/Ollie (12x)

    Makeout pairings: 2
    April/Ollie, Angie/Steven

    Major fights: 10
    · Jessie vs Renny (pre-feeds)
    · April vs Keesha
    · Jerry vs Libra, plus Renny
    · Jerry vs Michelle
    · Jerry vs Memphis Bob (not on feeds)
    · April, Keesha, Libra, Jessie free-for-all
    · April vs Ollie
    · Jessie post-eviction free-for-all
    · April vs Keesha + Libra vs Michelle
    · Ollie vs the habitat

    Impressive party tricks: 2
    Renny's fist, Renny's headstands

    'The Soup' mentions: 7
    · Meet April's boobies plus Jerry's affirmation
    · Jessie's HOH pics of himself
    · Jessie's farewell to Angie plus Michelle's 'whore slut skank' catsuit rant
    · Renny's dirty mouth
    · 'Dumbest HGs in history' vs has-beens food comp plus Michelle & Jase 'two fax machines mating' noises (2x)
    · 'Dumbest in history' again plus M-Bob on Michelle a friend & a bitch

    'Best Week Ever' mentions: 1
    (BWE wasn't on during August)
    · Ollie/April sex with the lights on


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