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Liz is Head of Household
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Day 60 - Sunday 8/16

Game changer

In the hottest ballot initiative since the BB7 All-Stars cast vote, cinnamon rolls finished in a dead heat with donuts, with each receiving 50% of the votes.. BB math being fuzzy, cinnamon rolls were declared the winner and a couple boxes were delivered this morning.. as usual, the real victory goes to Team Ants

Vanessa went back to work, attempting friendly chit-chat with Johnny by repeating a lot of chit-chatty things she'd already told him, which he mentioned.. later she told the twins all the reasons Johnny has to go, and how she's had their back since the start.. later, she had to ask for directions on how to prepare slop because she said she was weak and malnourished (note, it's only Day 60)


The photobooth returned to life, so they did that.. Vanessa, Becky, and of course Johnny were told the noms won't change, so everyone was free to enjoy themselves and/or each other, work out, nap, sulk, whatever.. most of the shenanigans and fun were led by James, who did an Irish Spring shower commercial, and then defied the "no jumping in the pool" rule before leading a group of them in a marathon pool party that involved shark jumping/riding, wave-pool making, dancing, buckets-on-heads pouring, and that old standby, Marco Polo

Vanessa had a little meltdown about being on her own while everyone else has someone, and most of them coddled her back around to acting like a citizen again, more or less.. another small but welcome booze delivery fired them up and they played another very loud game of Pot Ball, which involved another loud and messy candy fight.. Austin and Liz had a play spat and he was (play) banned from HOH room for the night - later that become a sort of real spat, but I don't think it was very serious

James upped the prank ante once again by piling all of Steve's belongings onto his dental chair, and wrapping the whole thing in rolls of saran wrap.. it looked like a creepy chrysalis, and everyone who saw it approved of James' handiwork, even Vanessa

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Day 59 - Saturday 8/15

Waiting for OTEV, or Zingbot, or whatever

Feeds went to Jeffish for two hours, leading most to think they'd picked veto players and gone straight to the comp, but it turned out to be just a mysterious and possibly faulty block.. I think they forget about us sometimes

Hamsters laid around bored waiting for the draw - which turned out to be Meg, Steve, Austin, with James hosting.. they laid around again afterwards waiting for their comp.. Austin and Liz did their thing, making some feedsters cringe in horror and others laugh hysterically.. I suppose there are few out there making flowery tributes and gifts for this twosome but not many, as of now anyway

Johnny got a formal warning about eating cookies by mistake yesterday after he was assigned Have-not.. Liz insisted repeatedly that she wanted the noms to stay the same, and Johnny told Steve and others that he'd try to throw it to Steve.. that also made many cringe in horror, but just because one hamster says something to another never has or ever will mean it's true, necessarily

Candy wars

It was OTEV, and Liz won.. Austin told her she should wear it around longer "like Janelle" and show the feedsters she won it, which she did.. Johnny was out early - maybe he really did throw it, and Austin finished second.. there was the usual slide and it sounds like quite a bit of the almost usual shoving and elbowing, but they all agreed it was very fun to play, even Meg who finished third and apparently fell over at the top of the slide

Vanessa started up her loops to Liz about historical Becky crimes and Johnny conspiracy theories.. the rest of them seemed in pretty good spirits again/still, which surely kept Vanessa's paranoia fired up, even though she's nobody's target as of now

They got a small but welcome booze delivery and that led to another game of Pot Ball which most played, including Vanessa although she left for awhile claiming an upset stomach.. that led to an all-out candy fight between most of them that was hilarious, especially when the twins hid in the lounge, both of them laughing so hard they were snorting and couldn't breathe


Pranks carried on with another candy fight later; Liz spelled out WE H8 U in carrots, cucumbers, and candy in James' bed and later redid it as STILL H8 U in all candy; Steve filled Julia's bed with candy under the sheets; and James wrapped it in tinfoil on top of the sheets.. they also made a new tinfoil nominee modeled after Audrey in her blanket and shades to sit next to Mr Voodoo with giant sword and/or penis and tiny dinosaurs


Low key gametalks carried on here and there.. as of now, Liz isn't planning to use her veto and Becky will be evicted.. of course that comes with the usual disclaimer "it's only Saturday night"

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Johnny: I heard the next takeover is gonna be Phil Collins

Vanessa: I will tell those people who want to be here it's much harder than it looks

Meg: The two of us have just been roly-polying all day

Austin: Two people like each other - no one's looking at that as bad

Johnny: Some days I go into the office and I don't want to think, I just want to pull teeth

Johnny to Becky: Did you roll on the potato?

Johnny about Vanessa: If there's sound coming out, it's probably a lie

Vanessa to Steve:
[John]'s not letting go of something that's so fuckin old!
Is our F2 still good?
Usually you're the most paranoid, what's going on with you?

James: It's not a penis, it's a sword.. this is arts and crafts, you can express yourself without criticism


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I always marvel at how they pull off the double eviction shows with few hitches, considering what a logistics nightmare it is and especially because they're doing it all with amateurs. That said and ups granted, the Goofs Tally below is a shambles this year. It's riddled with basic spelling errors and the kinds of BB mistakes that even the most casual fan knows are wrong. I simply don't understand how a major media outlet and public corporation can be this sloppy.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
He's infinitely hateable because he's got tattoos, long hair, and a beardytail. He's doubly despicable for liking a girl and treating her like a queen, especially since he's had no discouragement from her about it. Plus he's still there and hasn't even been nominated, how dare he exist?

Won: $10,000; Never Not pass; Outback dinner (guest)
Curse her for being the girl next door type, curse her middle management job because it's in retail and not show biz, and curse her chirpy demeanor too. And that train story, she made it up right? She found an obscure Munich news story and made it her own because who wouldn't do that when they go on Big Brother?

Won: Outback dinner
He's a horrible prankster and he's always wasting candy, and all those tinfoil creations - what if somebody needs to cover up a tray of cookies and all the foil's gone?? Plus he's a non-deadbeat dad, he loves his cat, he makes jokes all the time, and he hated hearing he's been called sexist. Get him gone!

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
His shouty Diaries, weird Beavis laugh, and random jokes are just too much to stomach. He doesn't gametalk for hours, he doesn't say nasty things to or about the others, and worst of all, he's pale and skinny with sticky-up hair! If I hear one more dental hygiene tip I'll scream! I just can't with him. And where's his penalty for eating a couple cookies by mistake? SO UNFAIR! <footstomp>

Won: ½ week Wackstreet
She doesn't take any of it nearly as seriously as she's supposed to, and she laughs a lot - how dare she?! She's part of a solid trio plus a supersolid duo but nobody's targeting her, so she has no business being there. She and her voice and her voice's genetic match have got to go.

Won: ½ week Wackstreet, Outback dinner
See Austin. Also see Julia. Which one is which anyway? It's not fair putting twins in there.

Won: Gronk party cruise
Don't even get me started on her! She's so dumb, she told Liz to 'use the Vanessa card' on Vanessa by telling her this week is 'a house decision'. She's so bad at comps, she finished third on OTEV after recent knee surgery. She's so pleasant and fun most of the time, it's disgusting.

How dare he love his momma and win comps when he has to, the nerve! Socially awkward people should only watch Big Brother and never be on it, this is known. We don't want intelligent, ordinary, regular fans in there ever - dummy recruits only! All together now, 'STEEE-EEEVE!'

Won: Outback dinner; 24 hours polishing Jackie
She's everything we love on our feeds: an expert manipulator, a hissy-fitter, a gametalker deluxe, a liar, and a deal maker/breaker. And best of all, she's paranoid as hell for our amusement. But that everlasting green hat? OMG she must die.

Won: 1 week 6 days knight; 24 hours polishing by Vanessa
She came in as a stuntcast cross-promo opp with Jeff and she was easily the better of that duo, even if she was barely seen for weeks. She had a better grasp of this show and game than he did, and she talked some big talk but didn't get a chance for us to see if she'd put it in action or not. She did her costume week with a good attitude, and she was a good-natured participant in most of their non-game activities. She gave us some behind-the-scenes 'Amazing Race' info which was fun and different. Like Victoria last year, she doesn't need all that fake hair but at least hers stayed in pretty good shape most of the time.

Won: 2,400 battles
She's the type who had Star of the Season potential but she didn't quite make the cut. She was volatile, emotional, controlling, and prone to hissy fits, and she took most things personally. But she was also an unexpected comp beast, especially on the endurance wall, and she wasn't afraid to make 'big moves' even if Vanessa had a heavy hand in most of them. She did her 2,400 battles largely (and surprisingly) without complaint, and she gained some hard-earned respect with that. Her thing with Clay was odd and uncomfortable to watch, and she easily won Death Race 2015 with her curious and unflattering taped-in extensions.

Won: Ireland trip; Outback dinner (guest)
He started badly, calling himself a 'superfan' after being recruited at a basketball game and marathoning a few seasons. He said BB is about making new friends and memories, and he had a problem with lies and backstabs except when he was doing it. He spent most of his time stapled to Shelli and they got a lot of mother/son jokes, but I saw them more as creepy Lannisters, especially when she went on about how like her brother he is. He provided loads of unintentional comedy, weird mouth things and mumbling translations, he peed in HOH shower, and he got out just in time.

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
Another superfan who found out it's easier to play BB from home, he fell into Vanessa's disastrous Renom Roulette wheel and went out earlier than many hoped. He got mouthy about many of them and popped some good funnies, but he laid around most of the time until it was too late. He gave us some of the best reaction faces of all time, especially the night they played squicky truth or dare - he even had a dedicated cam for much of it. He mentioned this site often, usually saying it's 'hard to navigate' so he'll probably never see this.

Won: Nothing
She was erratic and unpredictable, and the random ways she kept them stirred up made for some of the best feeds in ages. And as a bonus, she featured in all the fights, many because the others didn't believe her telling truths. They did buy most of the fibs, and without 'empirical evidence,' but they fell for her wacky gameplay more than twice. She marooned herself in a bed and a dental chair, with some laughs in between, and she got the 2nd ever penalty vote. I enjoyed watching her, and will miss her.

Won: Nothing
I haven't given many empty wheels before their time, and I don't think any of those got them as early as he did. But we've never had such a misogynistic, inappropriate, and unfunny pig before. CBS let him get away clean and that's what it is - I'm just glad to see the back of him.

Won: Power to nullify 3 votes
She wasn't afraid to confront people nor to keep fighting to stay, which was good for us, but didn't help her much. She figured out the twins early but didn't leverage that to her advantage soon or well enough. Her 'game on' fight with Audrey and pantry rant to us were memorable, especially her catch-phrase 'get your life!' She was smart, funny, and volatile. She didn't let us take full advantage of #DaVonneHasADaughter, a hashtag that was too good to be true.

Won: Nothing
He was like a parody of all the former surf boys we've had, with all the worst qualities of asshat hamsters past rolled into one. He verbally beat up on Steve a few times but the primetime version earned him viewer loathing, even if his actoring was lousy. He ranted, streaked, flipped us off, and mostly talked about himself, but he promised to save us all someday through music.

They erroneously said last year that BB16 would have 'the most houseguests ever' but this year they really did, with 17 total after the twins split into separate entities. Now my symmetry for this section is out of whack and I don't know what to put here.


HOHs in order *denotes surviving HOH for BOB weeks
James*/Jason; Becky/Shelli*; Austin/Vanessa*; Shelli*/Lizia; Jackie/Vanessa*; James; Becky; Steve; Liz

BOB wins in order
Becky/John; Steve/Jason; Meg/Jason; James/Jackie; James/Lizia

Veto wins in order
Steve; John; John; Vanessa; Clay; James; Steve; John; Liz

Evictions in order
Jace 12-1; Da'Vonne 7-2; Jeff 7-4; Audrey 10-1 (9+1 penalty vote); Jason 7-2; Clay 9-0; Shelli 8-0; Jackie 6-1

Evictee Twitters
@NikolaPoe; @DayDaVonne_; @JeffWeldon21; @OddreyM; @TheJayRoy; @C_Honey25


Late arrivals: 3
Jeff, Jackie, Julia

Twist delivery guests: 3
Phil Keoghan
Kathy Griffin
Rob Gronkowski

Fights: 8
Audrey vs Jace 6/28 8.21pm
Audrey vs Jace 6/30 3.25am
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 6/30 1.38pm
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 7/8 1.52pm
Audrey vs Meg 7/11 1.10pm
Audrey vs Clay plus Vanessa
 3 rounds starting 7/19 12.54pm
Shelli vs Clay 7/27 2.51am
Vanessa vs James, Clay, Johnny
 plus James vs Clay 8/6 2.20pm

Pinkyswears: 2
Becky with Austin, and with Liz 7/27 2.29am

Makeout pairings: 2
Clay and Shelli
Austin and Liz

House meetings: 1
7/19 8.43pm

Twin switches: 14
4 on 7/2 show recap
1 at 7/2 vote - Julia in
7/3 11.58am - Liz in
7/6 3.07pm - Julia in
7/9 10.34pm - Liz in
7/11 11.07am - Julia in
7/13 6.24pm - Liz in
7/17 2.05pm - Julia in
7/20 6.12pm - Liz in
7/22 6.26pm - Julia in
7/24 3.27pm - Liz in
7/30 show - both in

Incredible backstories: 1
6/25 9:35pm Becky and the train

Uncanny coincidences: 3
7/1 4.53pm Meg & John say 'weird situation' in different rooms at the exact same time
7/8 3.47am Jason & Clay say 'hey Arnold' in different rooms at almost the same time
7/11 12.15am Jeff & James say 'beefcakes' in different rooms at almost the same time

'The Soup' mentions: 1
7/31 Johnny's dental school cadaver

Scandals beyond BB world: 1
Jeff/Julia 'sticky spot' incident

Self-service: 3


 1 Mixed up BB10 Steven with Memphis Bob
 2 Renamed Rachel 'Linda Donahue'
 3 Got Boogie's seasons wrong
 4 They probably meant #exasperated
 5 6/25 show: Julie omitted Alison Irwin in her & Phil Keoghan's BB-to-TAR rollcall
 6 Dental x-ray graphics upside-down
 7 Misspelled Dan Gheesling's name
 8 Closed captions symbol, for a minute
 9 PROMO instead of PROM
10 Wrong show time on Jeffish loop
11 7/2 show: Dead air + Julie audio leak
12 Veto comp workers on feeds
13 HOH prep workers on feeds
14 Misspelled Shelli's last name
15 Goof #10 still not fixed a week later
16 Julie got special guest's name wrong
17 Wrong show days on Youtube
18 Staff person's reflection seen
19 They erased Jeff for CBS show
20 Misspelled 'receives'
21 Mixed up Christine and Candice
22 Wonky fishies cam plus workers' feet
23 Shelli's last name again plus ordinal error
24 'Official snack' brand mixup per 7/25 slopcorn delivery of Skinny Pop and other brands
25 Misspelled Jackie
26 Julie said 'a twist every week' + BOB 'all season'
27 The Wall was HOH comp, not BOB
28 Omitted Julia from post-twins poll
29 Beauty to beast photobooth feeds vote task was given to them before vote was posted
30 '12 Craftiest BB Alliances' double screw-up
31 Same poll as #28 - no results on August 6
32 Showed Steve with veto on noms show
33 Misspelled regimen
34 Majorly misnamed feeds highlight
35 Wrong show time on Snapchat promo
36 Misspelled Derrick
37 #32 scene reused pointlessly, with veto erased
38 Misspelled argument
39 Called Steve's third comp win his first
40 Misspelled two and pyramid
41 Your/you're error on the CBS show
42 Pantry stocking staff on feeds
43 Winner does not get $1 million
44 Jeff/Jackie were not the only pre-existing pair
45 Ian never veto'd Dan
46 8/4 news quiz earned them 3 meals, they only got 1

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(Preliminary ratings, to be adjusted due to golf delay)
Sunday's show won the hour with 2.0 rating, 7 share, 6.72 million viewers, ahead of Bachelor in Paradise on ABC with 1.3/4/3.96, Teen Choice 2015 on FOX with 0.8/3/2.61, and Ed Sheeran Live at Wembley on NBC with 0.5/2/2.09.

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Big Brother 17 FAQ
June 18 was Day 1 move-in. June 24 was CBS premiere, Day 7. Finale will be September 23, Day 98

Feeds are streamed by CBS, and accessible via All Access subscription. Call 888-274-5343 for account help, including cancellation.

CBS shows are Sundays 8pm, Wednesdays 8pm, eviction Thursdays 9pm (Global in Canada).

Big Brother After Dark is on POP (formerly TVGN). It airs Monday, Tuesday 11pm-2am; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday midnight-2am; Thursday 1am-3am. The aired blocks are recorded earlier on the same night.

The CBS app (by CBS Interactive) will play BB air shows and other CBS shows, but not feeds. Use your browser to watch feeds on mobile devices. The same All Access link used to subscribe will lead to the feeds viewing page if you're already signed up.

Liz and Julia had to survive five evictions in order to play separately as individuals, which they did, with Julia officially entering the game on Day 43. They switched places every few days. They had a limited time in Diary to change clothes, adjust their appearance, and exchange info. The non-playing twin was sequestered in a 'house,' possibly the jury house.

BB17 prizes are the same: $500k for the winner and $50k for 2nd place. Stipend for the others is $1,000 per week again, including pre-show hotel and jury sequester. Recruits or those with established pre-season fan bases might get more.

The habitat has 80 HD cameras (up four) and over 100 microphones.

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


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