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9/5/04 - Day 66 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
Is that a new necklace Cowboy?
Cowboy has a new team to follow..
he follows and follows and follows
It's one of the more tedious days in the hamster cage, which is odd, since it's one of the more pivotal days.. Last night's badgering about the BBQ is all but forgotten.. Diane wins the veto
Cowboy hands out the rest of Marvin's Sociables, and tells Diane & Drew about his necklace: his & April's dating anniversary, got it at Six Flags, etc. and so on - you can imagine - they barely feign interest either.. Diane's calling him Michael now.. D&D pull themselves apart to switch beds, but first she tucks him in for his nap
Drew: Guys like to have scars
Diane: You know what I hated most about Adria..
Drew: Dude, I bet we just grossed out the camera guys
The fishies are more interesting: one shark is more lethargic than usual.. the little fishie with the surprised look has some sort of interspecies sex with it while the others float by and laugh.. even the little pinky one who normally attacks the camera (when he isn't being eulogized) is bored, or maybe hiding out.. the symbolism is overwhelming
Nik: One of the sharks keeps burying his head in the sand
Nik plays solitaire while sleeping beauties sleep.. uh-oh Diane's up - tension builds and fishies hide.. Diane's really sticking to that diet!.. Nik takes her best shot
Nik: So how does it feel to be a veto holder twice in a row?
Diane (through chips 'n dip): I feel so stupid! I can't believe I forgot <whatever>
Karen emerges from wherever she's been, and Cowboy joins the festivities
Karen: That's a cool necklace, have you worn that before?
Diane: That's what I said this afternoon
(Cowboy takes us back to Six Flags and the lovely April again)
Karen: Did you wear it with a shirt before? Like underneath?
Cowboy: I've worn it, til Production told me to take it off
Karen: Oh, it clanks
Diane: We can get drunk tonight
Karen: Do you have any left over?
Nik: Technically we didn't drink last night
Nik: So tonight we get to talk about the veto in Diary
Karen: 'I got locked in, Cowboy let me out, I didn't win..' what else can I say?
Nik: Tonight when we're drunkards, we should play cut-throat
Nik: That golf game
Barbecue Death Match III
This innocent-looking gas grill has been the source of two previous HamsterWatch highlights of the BB5 season.. here goes number three
(they use the tongs and flipper they bought at Amazon.com for all grilling events - you can too!)
Cowboy makes an offer he would live to regret, if he was anyone else
Cowboy: Should we cook these steaks on the grill?
Karen: They were great last night
Cowboy: Nakomis did a great job
Karen: That first barbecue you did was great, Cowboy.. maybe it runs in the family
Cowboy: Should I add wooo-shy-er sauce and garlic salt?
Cowboy says he'll slow-cook the steaks, like Marvin showed him.. Nik says her restaurant sears & turn thems, diamonds form, etc.. Cowboy heads out to the grill
Karen: I'll do the inside, you guys do the outside.. I really liked eating outside last night
Cowboy: They should be done in about 2 hours
Nik is seriously perturbed.. Drew comes out from a nap, oblivious to any tension about secret veto deals or grill times.. but even he catches on
Nik: Oh no! He's putting my medium steak on with his well-done steak!!
Drew: I woke up choking on my own saliva
Diane: I don't want to wait two hours!
Nik: I want mine medium!!
Karen: All $50 worth of steaks, ruined
(they all keep moaning about it.. Cowboy's outside grilling away)
Nik: Diane, go ask him.. when I did, he just said 'Marvin said..'
(Nik goes on & on about grilling times, techniques, diamonds, etc.)
Diane: Drew, go tell him
Nik: Drew, your steak is out there, it's probably done by now
Drew: Oh well
Drew and Diane sneak off for a quick kiss 'n cuddle.. he tells her "I have a half boner" and goes back to the kitchen, where they all continue bitching about Cowboy
Karen sends Drew out to check on Cowboy
Karen: Be gentle, he's being the provider
(Drew asks him about the 'banana boat'.. they set off to search for something, together.. they can't find it anywhere)
Cowboy: I'll go ask about it in Diary Room
(Cowboy heads inside.. Drew looks in the outside cabinet)
Drew: Here it is! Shit!
Drew (into mic): Hey Cowboy, I found it! If you're listening to me.. Big Brother, tell him I found it
Drew puts lotion on himself and talks game - not steaks - it's like bad gay porn:
Drew's Half Boner, Some Lotion, and the Cowboy
Cowboy: Nakomis will be mad at me too (about their veto plan), she put my ass on the block to get rid of me this week
Drew: Nakomis won't have your back
Cowboy: She tried to put me up this week dude!
Drew: Don't worry
Cowboy: I'm more worried if it'll come true next week (Diane's promise).. I told Diane I'd come check with her
Drew: Diane's the kind of girl, she'll get going about something, and she'll think about it
Cowboy: Kinda like you
Drew: A lot like me
Cowboy asks Drew to go get Nakomis so she can check her steak
Cowboy: I cooked them a little faster.. I think they're done.. that far one still has a little blood in it..
Nik: Yea, they're done
Cowboy: That farthest one would be the one you'd want I think, it's still pink.. they look good
Nik: Yea! They turned out pretty well
Steaks are done - nothing else is.. Diane has a rushed meeting with Cowboy in the pantry/conference center
Karen: We can keep them warm in the oven
Nik: Maybe we can put them back on the grill for a minute
Cowboy: I think I need to tell them I'm saving Drew, should I? .. whose shirt is this?
Diane: Is it Will's? Aww, I'll take it to him
Cowboy: I really appreciate this (veto deal)
Diane: I just feel things in my gut, I do what I gotta do
They sit down together to a mostly-silent dinner outside
Cowboy: This is my first time doing steaks, I apologize if it's not how y'all like them
Karen: It's the thought that counts
Diane: We can split Cowboy's wine
Cowboy: That's some nasty shit
After dinner they mope around the hot tub and mope around the fire - all pretending they don't miss Marvin as much as we do - and all pretending they aren't waiting to talk to each other privately about veto-veto-veto
Booze delivery doesn't even excite them anymore.. the only happy hamster is Diane, who seems to think she's got what she thinks she wants.. Drew has a quick solo toga party, and then phones home
Drew: Love ya Mom, Dad (with sign language, after a lengthy time in the toilet)
After hours of threatening livid, Nik finally just asks Drew if he wants to be saved with the veto.. he says "Uhhh"... Karen worries.. Drew has a little fire problem - Nik fixes it
Drew: I guess.. I.. well sure.. I'd like to stay
Nik: I'd rather see Cowboy go than you.. but what if I have to put up Karen, who would you vote for?
Drew: I don't know why Nakomis just did that to me, it pissed me off! It's like she's attacking me.. she's like if nobody's in her little alternative world, fuck them.. that was like Adria or Natalie style, she just attacked me
Diane: I told Nakomis 'I don't know if I'm going to keep him, I made two promises in this game: one to you, and one to him.. it's a trust thing, a relationship thing..'
Drew: The way I see it, things change.. I will be there for you, I promise.. why are you scared?
Diane: I don't know.. somebody I liked stopped talking to me
Diane: I think you could get away with sleeping with me tonight - just sleeping - if you want
Diane: I just can't stand lying to people! I have to lie and it makes me feel so bad!
Diane: Karen's had a free ride through this game, never taken a risk, never did anything
Diane had asked Cowboy to stick around her to keep Karen & Nik away.. then resents him always being around.. everyone's resenting Cowboy always being around..
Suddenly Drew goes for the I Love You strategy.. and it works!
Cowboy: I just called you Ben! Ha ha ha ha
Drew: I do love you, you know
Diane: Are you my boyfriend now?
Drew: Chinese.. Japanese.. oops! Guess I shouldn't do that on tv
Diane: I think I'm gonna get my period in a couple days, probably tonight
Cowboy: What'd you tell her?
Drew: A bunch of bullshit
We've never seen Drew be like this before! They pose for us (which was kinda creepy).. Diane keeps asking about their future, how often they'll see each other, when's their first date.. Drew deflects and doesn't give her any specifics
Go to the hole, Cowboy
The whole night is a lot of he said/she said/I wish he'd say/I wish she hadn't said.. they all hate each other and they all hate Cowboy most of all
Nik & Karen figure out why Cowboy's been especially irritating today, and are not pleased.. they talk badly about the other three - "Stoo-ey" in particular - the other three are doing the same about them.. it goes on and on.. rewind, repeat
After everyone goes to bed, Karen visits Diane.. Diane visits Nik.. Diane tells them both about Drew's "natural reaction" method of nominating her, and how Drew "attacked" her last night, and that she needs to show him that he can trust her..
Diane tells Cowboy to "go to the hole" and fills him in whenever anything needs filling.. Diane tries to talk future and Drew tries to talk tomorrow.. he's thinking with his other head now that Mom & Dad are watching, and only takes about an hour to figure out the players in the current scenario.. they skip the half-hour kisses and hand-jiving tonight
Drew: This game has taught me how to compartmentalize my thoughts.. I thank you for showing me that
Diane: When we get out, when we go to Walmart, that'll be so weird!
Drew: They'll be more happy to see you than me
Diane: They'll be so happy to see us together! .. 'Oh God they're together! They're still together!'
Diane: So you wanna go ahead and lie about it?
Drew: If I'm supposed to trust them.. if they're assuring me I'm sooo safe, here's the thing.. shit.. I forget
Diane: I can't believe I'm 22 years old and dating a guy 3 months, and never slept with him
Drew: It's better that way, if any kind of sexual relations get involved.. it messes things up.. well, and it's just not right
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