Big Brother 6 "Position the habitat of your hamster somewhere light and airy,
away from drafts, heaters, direct sunlight and other pets.
Never put it on or near a television, radio or hi-fi or a fridge."


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hamsterJune 21 & 23, 2006 - Pre-season

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Janelle sends a shout out


Janelle has sent a message to Hamsterwatchers: "I would love your vote to be back in the All Star game!"

Here she is with her friend Naters and her Buxom Blonde campaign slogan that none of the others can co-opt

You know we have to have her back in there, so here's a direct link to her voting page at CBS since their pages seem to default to Alison (what's up with that?).. also here's a direct link to Janelle's highlights video that ran on the casting special.. you'll find a link to her offical site below in the candidate roll call

Meanwhile mouse fingers & auto-vote programs are busy click-click-clicking and the candidates' whistle stop tours are underway.. I still can't make out how or why Dana & Erika figure into Madonna & INXS gigs, but they're listed on the CBS appearance schedule along with everyone's "Early Show", chats, and restaurant dates - go figure.. it looks like George is putting out the most effort as far as personal appearances so far, while the James Gang guerrilla campaign continues on the web

As usual, I don't care who wins - I'm just here for the cheap entertainment - so therefore I don't care (much) who gets in, but there are some things that might be fun to see: a Diane vs Ivette deathmatch; the Howie/Janelle/Kaysar trio entertaining overnighters again; hamsters & feedsters alike falling for whatever James or Will says; Jase finding a new bath buddy in Howie; a new round of Danielle impersonations; a Bunky & Cowboy cryfest; or George coming up with something to top blasting off in the shower

These aren't necessarily my picks - I'm just preparing to find entertainment from whoever does get in

Rumor mill update


Latest speculation & likely rumors indicate that the eight who aren't chosen will compete for the remaining two open spots - see Aldav's caps that clearly show 14 photo frames.. it makes sense: 12 would leave us two hamsters short from BB5 & BB6 though we're on the same schedule

Marcellas thinks the alternative to peanut butter will be tuna.. other ideas circulating are mac & cheese, Spam or tofu.. my choice would be a liquid diet as that would mess with them real good psychologically as well.. it has to be something healthy - if they get sick from malnutrition, a good medical lawyer has a better shot at breaking the contract than ambulance chasers picked up in strip malls by sour grapes sore losers

BB Park by TD is back!


I'm very pleased to say that TD is once again going to provide Hamsterwatch with mostly-daily installments of BB7 Park this year! The first installment is already up

TD worked tirelessly last year working up South Park-inspired companion pieces for the daily episodes here that were great fun.. they started in early August after I'd turned the BB6 hamsters into South Park characters on the July 12 ratings sidebar, which in turn were inspired by the great Grins at Jokers during BB5

TD's BB7 Park will be linked up on the daily index as we go and will have its own daily listing this year as well.. thanks TD!

Get a piece of BB


This tie-dye shirt made by Janelle last year and signed by her is up for auction in a fundraiser event to help support me so I can keep this site going this summer

It was made by Janelle for Howie for last year's Revive-a-Hamster America's Choice, worn by both him & Rachel and says AMERICA BRING KAYSAR BACK.. Janelle signed it "Love always, Janelle Pierzina 'BB6' " and sent it to me at the end of last season - huge thanks, Janelle!

Now that Janelle & Kaysar are both announced as being in the running for All-Stars, it's all in fashion again (sort of).. ok, even if it's not ultra-trendy style, it is a unique keepsake from BB6 and hopefully BB7 too

Check Day 36 from last year's Hamsterwatch and the auction page for more pics

   

   

The ballots are printed


Yep, Leaked List #1 was right and so was I in predicting it was - although I pegged the wrong Michael, Mike and Will

Here are your nominees and some things to consider when voting.. their official sites have been added where known - several MySpace pages were linked the other day

Chicken George
BB1 Finished 5th
Known for wild shenanigans, attempted walkout, hometown power phone bank
official site

Bunky
BB2 Finished 5th
Known for crying, back hair
official site unknown

Dr. Will
BB2 Finished 1st
Known for lying
official site

Mike Boogie
BB2 Finished 8th
Known for bad hip hop, proposing to Krista in Julie's boudoir, celeb namedropping
official site

Monica
BB2 Finished 3rd
Known for 'It's aawwwnnn!' and a wicked temper
MySpace page

Marcellas
BB3 Finished 5th
Known for getting thwacked by Julie after not using veto, Boo the gnome, hosting HouseCalls
official site

Lisa
BB3 Finished 1st
Known for peanut butter bikini, and Lisaisms
official site by csnet

Danielle
BB3 Finished 2nd
Known for successful secret alliance, giving good diary, having diary backfire on her
official site unknown
supposedly an area at James' site but it isn't linkable

Erika
BB4 Finished 4th
Known for semi-successful secret alliance, not sure what else
official site

Dana
BB4 Finished 9th
Known for being known as 'Buzzard crotch' (© Jack) and 'Mantroll'
official site

Alison
BB4 Finished 2nd
Known for skanky behavior, lying,
being freaked out by a mime
old official site
new official site

Jase
BB5 Finished 10th
Known for mirror-face, bath buddies, last ditch efforts
official site unknown

Michael/Cowboy
BB5 Finished 2nd
Known for not winning anything,
the hat trick, being the butt of jokes,
and Cowboyisms
official site

Nakomis
BB5 Finished 4th
Known for tats & kooky hair, Five Fingers & a Pinkie Plan, meltdown rant aimed at producers
(and feedsters)
MySpace page

Diane
BB5 Finished 3rd
Known for having no filters on her mouth, being dumped on tv, Hamsterwatch star
of the season
official site

Howie
BB6 Finished 5th
Known for boobies, Busto rant, his jack shack, light sabers, icky undies
official site

Kaysar
BB6 Finished 10th
Known for taking
out Eric, 82% public vote to return, trusting Jennifer
official site
Ivette
BB6 Finished 2nd
Known for rants of
all flavors, bad judgment, 'do you know what I'm saying?'
official site
James
BB6 Finished 7th
Known for playing both sides, swearing on Beau's Bible, winning 4 vetos
official site
Janelle
BB6 Finished 3rd
Known for being a buxom blonde bombshell, 'bye bye bitches', being smart, Hamsterwatch star of the season
official site

Note the color schemes: looks like we may be seeing ongoing themes (and comp shirts maybe?) of BB2 tan, BB3 lavendar, BB4 red, BB5 blue and BB6 orange.. George's was aqua

I can't say that I'm looking forward to the next week with all the hand-shaking, baby-kissing, hollow campaign promises, etc - not to mention a zillion fan lists of who we should/shouldn't vote for - but at least we're on our way to a hopefully fun summer

Thanks to Patrick's Place for tuning to CBS so I could grab caps off the show (he's always in linkage)


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RATINGS WATCH
Wednesday's casting special came in 3rd behind Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dateline NBC'



The polls are open: vote at CBS BB7 through June 28 9pm BB time/midnight Eastern. Make sure you get 'Your vote has been submitted' message on the right.

Daily rallies on 'The Early Show' and hopefuls are chatting all over town - Jokers and James seem to be hosting most of them.. battle lines seem clearly drawn except Howie who's bouncing between teams.

Check out the 20 suggestions that Entertainment Weekly forwarded to BB producers, also 6 'guaranteed' into the house

Hamster hopefuls may use "any reasonable means" to campaign their way back into the house.. note to hamster hopefuls: this space for rent

Move-in show is Thursday, July 6 at 8pm. It won't be live. Feeds will likely begin when it ends at 6pm BB time/9pm Eastern, or possibly when it ends in the west, 9pm/midnight (hopefully not 15 minutes into the show for the west like last year.) First HOH comp is usually endurance but will likely be long over when the feeds come on. BB will air Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday, all at 8pm



Editors
Pre-season ups for a terrific casting special Wednesday! They jumped right in at the start announcing names instead of waiting til the last 5 minutes like many of us expected, and they gave us good highlights for each of the 20 potentials. The mix of hopefuls is so varied and volatile they really should put them all in there and let them fight it out, but we'll have to settle for 6 of our picks and 6 of theirs (or 12 of theirs, depending how you look at it.) Julie teased about something worse than PB&J and an HOH room surprise (but not surprisingly didn't mention that the CBS site had already leaked the list of 20 on June 5.) Here's hoping for more shows like this one this season.. we've all had enough of the misdirection and created drama. Hamsters in the house, plain & simple, is all we need to see to stay happy.



Individual daily ratings will start when the feeds do.. their wheels are being readied but remain empty for now




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