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Brendon gets blindsided Thursday

Take a swig whenever one of them trashes another one - your local AA number is in your phone book

Matt is Head of Household
Brendon & Rachel are nominated
Britney did not use veto
Matt holds diamond veto
Kathy is Have-not
Ragan is Staboteur 2.0

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Next CBS show is Thursday 8pm: Brendon vs Ragan/Britney fight? live eviction, live HOH comp, assorted dramas

Wednesday's show won the hour with 6.9 million viewers, 4.2 rating and 8 share, ahead of 'Minute to Win It' on NBC with 6.4/3.8/7, 'So You Think You Can Dance' on FOX with 5.9/3.6/7, and two 'The Middle' reruns on ABC with 4.3/2.8/5. 'Big Brother 12' also won the 18-49 demographic.

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Episode 1 8/8 11pm Quads
Episode 2 8/9 11.44pm F1/2
Episode 3 8/10 11.10pm F3/4
Episode 4 8/11 11.20pm F1/2

Who do you want to be the new staboteur to WREAK HAVOC?
- Ragan
They're soliciting stabotage ideas again but don't bother submitting any as they'll ignore them and do dumb stuff they wanted to do in the first place

Two hour finale is September 15

Matt opened Pandora's Box which held the return of the staboteur (in the form of Ragan) to WREAK HAVOC, and gave him diamond veto for 2 weeks.

Ragan will win $20k if he performs 3 tasks a week for 2 weeks undetected. His identity will be revealed to them on the finale.

Matt holds diamond veto for 2 weeks. He can override the regular veto if used this week or next, and name a replacement nominee.

I use Stabo/Staboteur/Stabotage because of the typo in an early official CBS BB tweet

Annie & Monet have been sprung from sequester so we won't have Revive-a-Hamster after all.

The first saboteur was Annie. She'd have won $50k if she lasted 5 weeks undetected.

Have-Nots have their own room again, cold showers again, slop again, plus additional food items decided by viewer votes.

Nobody knows why Paolo isn't there.

The winner of BB12 will win $500k and 2nd place gets $50k. Hamsters earn $750 a week including pre-show hotel and jury sequester.

The habitat has 52 cameras and 95 microphones.

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

All feeds stay on one 'scene' when someone's in Diary.


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    Clusterduck (Wednesday)

    I missed big chunks of the day's feeds but that's okay as there wasn't a lot to miss.. apparently the camera came out but not for long - I missed it, and Matt wrote his blog.. Rachel & Brendon exchanged the nametags on their little BB bags as well as trinkets, so expect tribute bandanas next week, or worse

    They had a stabo video that nobody paid attention to, something about "true love conquers all" and hinting tomorrow's evictee might not actually leave, and they had their halfway party (a couple days late) with pizza, music and a little booze - not enough, there were no fights when the feeds came back.. The Plan is still a go, although the Gruesome Twosome© have talked about the possibility so they'll only be 98% blindsided rather than the hoped for 100%.. I expect Rachel's eviction will prove memorable, and am hoping for a humdinger of a Brendon meltdown afterward

    Matt shared his duckie strategy with Hayden and they ran the scenarios, and later Britney did too - I don't know if they matched up to Matt's solo sessions or not.. they did a 4th episode of Just The Tip which is turning out to be the best part of every day and a nice recap of same, punctuated with witty digs from Ragan & Britney.. I've added a Just The Tip Flashback section on the left sidebar

    They were on lockdown all day so another big apparatus is probably being built in the backyard again - we'll find out soon enough what that's about.. most of them are expecting a double eviction/fast forward tomorrow, but I doubt that'll come along now while Ragan's stabo and Matt's sparkly are still active.. Rachel & Brendon's final sex event in the habitat fizzled

    That's all I got today, but I've updated the ratings at least.. instead of looking at this as a smashed up triple lite episode, look at it as a super deluxe jam-packed page.. Hamsterwatchers who made it this far and want to avoid the zoo in chat for Thursday's show can use Diary Room, password bubbles

    Fight night (Tuesday)

    It took 39 days but we finally had a major fight.. it started with Rachel finally cornering Ragan at the hammock (he'd been avoiding her for two days), with Britney.. Ragan gave her the goods, the real stuff about why he was tired of her and her drama.. he stayed calm and very rational, and pointed out that she'd been involved in every spat so far except Andrew vs Kristen, but they're both gone now

    He finally said he was done with her, she'd exhausted him, and she went off to Diary but not before Brendon got wind of it.. he strode out to the backyard and laid into Ragan and Britney.. all kinds of angry stuff flew in every direction, culminating with Brendon shouting "You have been an asshole.. FUCK YOU!!" to Ragan.. Ragan called Brendon a neanderthal and Brendon corrected his pronunciation.. Britney laughed at that and then imitated his walk as he was leaving, and he said her boyfriend Nick was sleazing around right now and she should take his balls out of her purse

    Britney cried a bit over that when they replayed it in the backyard, and Brendon sat outside Diary telling his story to the door since they wouldn't let him in.. Britney came inside and scored a direct hit with "No wonder your family doesn't support you, you humiliate them"

    Flashback to 10pm to watch it unfold and/or 11:10pm for Just The Tip talk show episode 3 for the replay - both are well worth the watch.. I seriously doubt Brendon would take on any of the other guys, but he sees Britney & Ragan as easy prey - he's shown his misogynistic side and has let more than a few gay slurs fly

    Flashback also to 8/11 3:21am F1 for Matt's duckie puppet theater.. in other news, Enzo won the corrugated pool trophy tonight

    Rummage sale

    Before all that it was a yawn of a day, with The Plan being fine-tuned and developed into an elaborate tapestry that should deliver a live show of epic proportions, if we're lucky

    But the overall slowness got me wondering about the connection between Matt saying someone had rummaged through his stuff yesterday (he said this to Ragan and suggested it might be Rachel), and Rachel & Brendon checking the rule book a few hours later to see if stuff rummaging was legal.. so I asked my almost 9,000 people on Twitter and almost 2,300 on Facebook what this connection was, and nobody knew

    Avoiding the various tangents about whether Matt actually has the sparkly© in his possession or not (nobody knows), or whether Rachel took it already (OBVI not), or whether stabotage is involved, I'm left with the same question: isn't it a wild coincidence of unreasonable proportions that the topic of stuff rummaging should come up from such separate corners, in such close proximity time-wise?

    Yes, yes it is.. and huge thanks to @smellykelley for sitting through several hours of Flashback to confirm there was no visible connection - outside of a lot of bubbles when Rachel talked about asking Diary about rummaging rules

    Bam! Pow! (Monday)

    Apparently the veto meeting was another doozy, with Brendon calling Britney a spoiled brat & selfish, and calling out "alliances" (his view of them anyway), and Britney responding that he doesn't have the balls to call her out

    Feeds came back to Rachel apologizing to Britney and saying she had no idea he was going to do that (she did), and Britney saying she didn't blame Rachel for it.. they parted with a hug but I think Britney got Rachel's attention when she said Brendon loves Rachel but he doesn't like women

    If you're behind, a brief summary: Brendon & Rachel are actoring (© BB5 Cowboy) so everyone will boot Brendon and keep Rachel, but everyone else is on to that and just letting them think their ruse is successful - they're planning to boot Rachel

    The big news today is good news for Canadian Hamsterwatchers: Global Reality Channel will begin running Big Brother After Dark tonight! That's the three-hour midnight to 3am block that Showtime airs in the USA (9pm to midnight in the habitat).. our neighbors to the north don't have their own BB and can't watch the CBS episodes at the CBS website, so if they don't have feeds they're left to the various interpretations of what's going on by sites like this one.. read more about the announcement

    This is just a kooky cap of Enzo with the mural behind him - it looks like he had the day off and went to the beach

    Trophy match

    Not a lot else happened today.. Rachel & Brendon continue to be in the dark about The Big Plan, and Rachel/Brendon bashing continued to run amok - that includes them as bashers as well as bashees.. Ragan got called to Diary and seemed excited to go - maybe he'll get a stabotask sometime before Halloween

    The ongoing pool tournament had another round robin with all of them playing, and this time there was a trophy for the winner, which went to Lane who beat Ragan in the final game.. Enzo & Hayden took turns with Brendon attempting to small talk them - it was awkward and almost painful to watch

    Last night's talk show had a second episode, this time in HOH.. it's called Just The Tip, and featured special guests Kathy and Lane, who brought his trophy.. it wasn't quite as good as last night's debut but still fun, and they're planning to make it a regular feature

    Bashing carried on with Britney & Ragan with Matt on a roll of rolls upstairs, while Rachel & Brendon (especially Rachel) complained to Hayden how unfair it was that they fell in love and are now nominated together and about to be split up - you read it right, she said all this to Hayden! She really doesn't seem to have any concept that she did the same thing to him just a few days ago

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    Daily Ratings - Self-Awareness AWOL edition

    Ratings are based on entertainment value, and are more random than usual.. I'm sorry about the leftover title & pics but what I've got going on IRL makes the habitat look tame and I just wasn't able to do more. However the leftover title still fits like a glove: self-awareness is the missing link that connects Brendon & Rachel, but Ragan & Britney scored a direct hit on each of them during the fight so that's something.

    Wednesday: Tonight's show featured not one but two full moons, when it isn't due until the 24th. They lightened up Rachel's WHACKing after the veto meeting but otherwise it was the show everyone's been waiting for all these sleepy weeks. They pretty much mirrored my coverage here day by day, paragraph by paragraph and again I ask if I'm doing their work for them? I just skim the surface.. what if there's something big I missed? With all the Rachel & Brendon drama, I've not dwelled too much on the Brigade Boyz, and they're doing just fine without me. But CBS forgot them too, and they're driving this thing!

    Monday: They've got this thing on auto-pilot and probably aren't even paying attention to them, so I had a big long rant here about viewer hate and how draining it is for me to try to enjoy the feeds and the work I do with all that flying around. But we're only halfway through and it's too soon for that - I'm just tired. So instead I'll just ask where's their halfway party? I know they read this section but don't know if they scroll any further down so let me just point out to them to please READ RAGAN TODAY and cut me a check for consulting services and/or writer fees.

    Wednesday: I'm surprised but pleased they showed his anger-thrown wooden ball and his general ooky on tonight's show, and I have high hopes for him having an all out angry meltdown on and/or after tomorrow's show.
    Monday: Apparently Jordan wasn't allowed to respond to questions about him throwing the ball in anger so I'll ass-ume we won't be seeing that on Wednesday's show, and I wonder how much we'll see of today's performance. Listening to him ramble his cocktail party small talk is painful, but listening to him swagger about everyone behind their backs is ridiculous. He's supposed to be the innocent nice guy role, right? He's cussing and being vulgar more than Enzo these days. Also his old man shorts are not working for him.

    Won: $10
    Wednesday: Some folks are getting upset about her mean girl stuff but I figure some of that's jealousy over her total recall abilities and her oh so funny delivery. Or they just have no sense of humor. Either way, she's much more than just a snippy bitch: in study sessions, she's a walking, talking DVR of the entire season, with every detail down pat.
    Monday: She said she just wanted to do the standard veto script but Diary made her change it up, presumably so Brendon could do his little show. She's been going over the top with her Rachel bashing but it's still damn funny and I challenge anyone else to be locked in there with Rachel and cope with it better. Britney could have a career in stand-up comedy if she wanted it: she's got the material, the quick wit, and the delivery down pat.

    Won: 42" 3D TV
    Wednesday: He's been overshadowed by the drama lately but that's okay, he's still got one-liners and routines for most situations. Due to the all day & night lockdown, he's still carrying his pool trophy (scalloped salad bowl) around with him whenever possible.
    Monday: He had a double shift on Brendon babysitting duty and it wasn't easy but he made the best of it, kept the one-liners coming, and managed to once again laugh at Brendon while making Brendon believe he's laughing with him. If he weren't in there doing that for us, we'd be in far worse shape than we already are. A special thank you on behalf of all of us for babysitting right into bedtime so nobody had to experience Rachel & Brendon spooging themselves again.

    Won: 24 18 hours solitary
    Wednesday: See Monday, with the addition of his insight about the way they're transformed from genuine personalities into 'characters' for the CBS show.
    Monday: He gave a reading of the Triscuits box that rivaled Shakespeare, but he really came alive once again as emcee of the Just The Tip show. Meanwhile he's nurturing along his fake Brendon & Rachel alliance while strengthening his side alliance with Kathy. I'm impressed he was able to keet quiet while Rachel was bitching to him about what's happening to her when it's exactly what she did to him last week, but he did.

    Wednesday: See Monday, but without the Kail reference.
    Monday: She was back to sleep, waking up for just a few minutes to tell the Just The Tip audience that BB8 Kail owns her town.

    Won: $1,000
    Wednesday: He seems to be okay about surrendering his trophy to Enzo, but Lane's not the most emotional guy and a bit hard to read.. maybe he's ready to explode. Nah, not likely, not yet and not about that. But it might be coming.
    Monday: He won the pool tourney and carried his trophy around for awhile, and had a long debate with Britney about 'red shirts' and quarterbacks, or something. But his real value in there is his consistency in floating around the pool. The true showmance of this season is a three-way between him, the blue swimmy tube and the chlorine duckie.

    Won: $1
    Wednesday: See Monday
    Monday: He's driving everything but he's barely there.. brilliant!

    Won: $5,000
    Wednesday: Her haters are getting militant but she'll be missed, in a sick sort of way. You'll see.
    Monday: We had a short example of what life will be like in there without her and it was really really dull. Love her or hate her, you have to admit she's the focal point. She should have one of the more spectactular exits on Thursday, but once she goes we can all take a nap.

    Won: Veto ticket
    Wednesday: He's getting some flak for mean girling it with Britney but I figure some of that's jealousy over his quick wit and superior intelligence. We aren't used to having brainy hamsters in there, and I'm not referring to Team Brainy from last year. This guy's the real deal.
    Monday: He was a close second at pool but he would have had a better victory celebration than Lane did. He was quite the straight man to Britney again all day and night, getting in plenty of his own digs when she stopped for breath. I liked that he remembered he had a dentist appointment coming up but I'm feeling stabby about him suddenly using the phrase Gruesome Twosome© - that's mine, and Diary has no right to feed it to him without written permission and/or payment of royalties.

    Won: $100, 1 week wig & catsuit
    She was barely there the first couple weeks but she came alive and participated in some juicy spats and was the subject of Andrew's scorching exit speech. She was half a showmance with Hayden and wore a silly wig & catsuit for a week, yet for all this, she still was barely there. She spent most of her time horizontal with Kathy or Hayden, and would only talk with others one-on-one.

    He promised chaos and delivered on that, leaving them and us wondering what he was up to most of the time. He was a good early guess for the staboteur but he WREAKED more HAVOC just by being himself. He was early-to-bed & early-to-rise so I missed a lot of what he did, but he brought some Orthodox education, travel companion/fingerbang stories, and he made lots of threats to make good tv that didn't pan out until his final moments.

    Won: $10,000
    She promised princessy but failed to deliver, opting instead for poor-me tears, complaints about being fat, and a lot of moping around. But she wasn't all doom & gloom: she rode the slip 'n slide and made fun of her keep-warm sleeping layers, and she was Britney's #1 mean girl cohort. She tried out for ANTM and might have fared better there, as they wouldn't have flashed her boobies.

    She turned her nomination into the House of Annie and wheedled everyone for days, to no avail. She promised catfights with Britney and Rachel but nothing came of it, leaving her in the 'Who?' category for future BB trivia, even including her stabotage. She's lucky she went early: she might have cracked bad and the chops would get really brutal.

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    Rachel: Brendon, I don't like this good-bye business, this is stupid

    Ragan about Rachel: My v-neck shirt is longer than what she's wearing as a dress

    Brendon to Rachel: I feel like we're leaving camp

    Britney: I want HOH so bad I could rip my own esophagus out

    Britney about Rachel: I feel like she's definitely the brains of the operation

    Enzo: I'm putting salt on my eggs - I don't want to hear about scurvy and pirates!

    Lane about pool trophy: Enzo can't it that unless he wins it

    Matt: I'm surprised sabby hasn't done anything besides videos

    Ragan about Diary: I don't want to be the crying gay guy

    Brendon to Kathy: I would like you to vote me out

    Brendon: If they're trying to keep me and evict Rachel it'll be a whole other level of maliciousness

    Britney: My mom's meaner than me.. my mom's watching right now - Mom, Ragan & Matt thought that you were Kathy

    Rachel: I don't want to be a career cocktail waitress

    Ragan: Okay Rachel, I'm done

    Britney to Brendon: No wonder your family doesn't support you, you humiliate them

    Enzo about Brendon: I just hope DR gives him a gun and he comes back out here
    Kathy: They didn't give him a gun! They took mine away from me

    Kathy about Brendon: He is a piece of shit, and I never say that

    Ragan: I took way too many naps yesterday

    Ragan: I hope we don't get made-for-TV speeches today

    Britney to Rachel:
    What he did today was disrespectful, non-classy and gross
    Britney: He loves you but he doesn't like women

    Britney: I'm going to vote to evict herpes - I mean Rachel. I vote to evict tequila vomit and $100 bills

    Enzo to Brendon & Rachel: Great entertainment today

    Hayden to Britney: You brought up his ballsack

    Lane to Britney: Your speech was so clear and cut, it was like an HD speech

    Britney: I do have the brain of an Italian greyhound, but it worked for me in bowling.. I really have an advantage in most competitions because Italian greyhounds are smaller

    Rachel: Lane is rich & spoiled too, his dad owns an oil company

    Kathy about Rachel: She was really upset she wasn't invited to the house meeting upstairs
    Britney: You mean the house nap?

    Kathy: If I were Rachel's parent, I'd take a switch and whip her

    Rachel: I'm stuck to the bed

    Ragan: I'm sure we look really petty right now

    Britney about bubble baths with Rachel: I've had to do two of those, they're horrifying

    Enzo: It's decaf, yeah
    Lane: Why? Thats like getting fake pot

    Hayden about pool: Could you guys finish this? I want to see the trophy presentation already

    Enzo about Brendon: I'm gonna start being mean, fuck it

    Big Brother: Rachel, please put on your microphone
    Ragan: Please put on your panties

    Ragan about Rachel: She spits fire out of her vagina


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    House meetings: 2

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