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away from drafts, heaters, direct sunlight and other pets.
Never put it on or near a television, radio or hi-fi or a fridge."
|July 30, 2006 - Day 28
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Another day, another luxury.. this time it's a competition, winners get to watch Will Ferrell's latest, Talladega Nights.. big whup
Feedsters had flames and WAY TOO LOUD music for much of the day.. I did some paying work and also remembered how to sleep so missed much of it
They break into red teams & blue teams à la "Real World", with movie ad logos on their shirts & hats .. there's a getaway car in the backyard but nobody takes advantage of it.. the winners head off to the balcony seats in HOH.. they come out later complaining how lousy it was
Diane: Probably one of the worst movies I've seen in my life..
[Flames and WAY TOO LOUD music]
Erika: We have to fake it? We do? They're gonna think that..
[Flames and WAY TOO LOUD music]
Feedmasters can't let the 'luxury' (translated: big bucks marketing partnership) get sabotaged by the spoiled kids hating the movie
As every nanny show parent knows, you don't reward one spoiled kid for earning something without also rewarding all the other spoiled kids for nothing, so they get cards.. it's officially Big Brother now as Diane attempts to teach them how to play euchre - watch the video.. Erika eventually starts to get it "Ohhh, it's like spades?"
Remember the last time Diane taught them euchre? aye yi yi
Will visits the pink palace, where Janelle tells him she isn't going to put him up.. he promises he & Boogie will vote out whoever she does put up, and if either he or Boogie wins HOH she'll have "complete immunity"
He also says she can have immunity for one other person.. "just one?" she asks.. she says she'd like to keep Marcellas safe along with Howie, Kaysar & James.. Will says she'll have to give up someone - he'd need someone to nominate - but that it can be worked out later
Janelle says she feels bad over what she's about to do.. Will says not to, it's the game and somebody has to go.. she doesn't say she's going to put up Diane but it's clear when Will says the person is "going to start crying" - watch the video
In a stunning turn of events, they break into some spontaneous fun in the backyard.. it's orchestrated largely by Will, whose sniping subtlety flies <whoooosh> over most of their heads, but it's a fun time just the same
Watch the videos: BB7 wrestling match - BB7 wrestling post-show
Kaysar: What's James' character?
Will: James is the bad guy.. he's confused.. does he really have to wrestle this guy?
Funtime's definitely over when James pays a call to HOH.. Howie's there and Marcellas too.. James starts by telling Janelle "I'm calling you out on your lies" and it gets worse from there.. he's irate, his tone is hostile and accusatory in a victim-like way
He rehashes all the history again and says she's lied to her alliance, is going against them by not putting up Willboogie per plan and is instead collaborating with them behind their backs.. Marcellas heads towards the bathroom at one point and James tells him not to sneak out.. Marcellas says he feels he doesn't belong there, yet he stays
The camera pans to the HOH photo of Janelle at her "Two and a Half Men" field trip last year.. Erika shows up at one point (no surprise) in camouflage pink but quickly leaves
Midway through the 20 minute tirade James says "I'm not gonna argue" <koff>.. he then lays the groundwork to nominate her later: "If that's what you guys want to do, then when I'm HOH I'll make decisions that are best for me, and not take the team into consideration" - watch the video
Are the feedmasters trying to tell us something again? Janelle plus Howie & Kaysar, with James as the half a man maybe? Just a thought.. (see today's linkage for the thought chopped by Johnbb)
Later we find Marcellas talking to Erika in the backyard, ratting out Janelle (and referring to her as "Blondie") and sharing much of what he heard as far as the BB6ers' plans for each previous week, their plans for Willboogie vs floaters, and so on.. he stumbles and pauses a lot, as if he's trying to clarify what to spill and what not to spill, but he spills plenty
He says he was amazed at the intensity of the attack - "James laid that shit out like a five dollar ho in desperate need of five dollars".. it's clear that Marcellas isn't at all on Janelle's side like she thinks he is - watch the video.. Erika just nods & um-hmm's & agrees & giggles throughout
Marcellas also says they're "gonna go full tilt fucking boogie" on BB6 - the exact phrase Danielle used to James yesterday about going after Janelle & Howie.. what's the odds?
It's another week according to plan: Diane was the original target when Janelle won HOH, and after three days of waffling deluxe, mass confusion and near riots we're going back to her again
Janelle's tried to protect every person who's turned on her lately - James, Marcellas, Erika, Danielle, possibly Kaysar? That's kinda sucky and is bound to build even more viewer support for her.. if she's evicted (as nearly all of them are threatening) chances look pretty good to me that she'll come back
Here's an idea Why don't easterners with webcams turn them toward their tv sets at showtime and let their western pals watch live via Yahoo camchat? Do I have to think of everything around here? (P.S. please let me be your buddy)
There's a rumor that Kaysar's been mopey because some friends were in a plane crash.. I won't link the story out of consideration for the people in the plane (who are innocent bystanders to this reality show foolishness) and because the pilot's wife died.. the pilot & their daughter, 20, were in "serious but stable condition" as of July 12.. I doubt BB would inform the hamsters of such things unless it was a family death, but at any rate Kaysar was fine til just a few days ago so I kinda doubt that's the cause of his problems.. I'm sticking to my theory that he's hurt by his team's betrayal - whether he sees it as James' or Janelle's - or maybe he doesn't like being a part of a scripted hoax
There are also rumors about one of them being a mole and working with the producers.. if that's the case it would have to be Erika, who I've captured on video saying she has worked for "Survivor".. others say she's also worked for "The Amazing Race" - both are CBS shows - she also put in a lot of time getting behind-the-scenes scoop (and strategies?) when she did time as BB1 Josh's girlfriend.. that's Josh of the Fishbowl reality roundup web show
As for Sunday's show.. well, I'm going to let my rant at the entire staff ride in place of a write-up for that mess.. the continuity people aren't even trying to make things appear in proper sequence let alone get it right.. the James as Solid Alliance Man and Janelle/Will showmance storylines are as predictable as dawn, but what's the tv-only audience supposed to think about Will's wanting to leave and "I hate you all" (which they described as "his true feelings") when he's now so anxious to stay and play? Never mind how neatly they skipped over all the confusions we suffered for the easy route once again, or cut out Will's split-the-money pitch from the duckies puppet show, but you have to laugh at them cutting one of the best bits in it - a forbidden Twix bar portraying Mr. Veto Nomination - since they ran the puppet show as if it happened before the food comp
It's another Hamsterwatch lite episode today.. that's how it goes.. anyway, we all need to preserve our energy for Diane on the block
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