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Kalia is Head of Household
Rachel & Lawon are nominated
Jeff used veto
Jeff, Jordan, Rachel, Shelly are Have-not


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They called Adam's elf Cruddy and his beardless look Phillip.

Brendon's knees got messed up from the food comp with the ant costumes.

They call Dominic PT for pre-teen, a running gag about how young he looks, and/or part-time, referring to his modeling career.

Nominations & veto were pairs-based until there were 10 left.

The evictee's surviving partner got one of four Golden Keys, meaning they couldn't be nominated or play for HOH until there were 10 left.

Dick left mysteriously, off the feeds, due to 'personal reasons' per him and CBS. We may never know the full story.

CBS shows air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm, and live eviction Thursdays at 9pm

Big Brother After Dark airs 1-4am Thursdays and 12-3am other nights, on Showtime in USA and Global Reality in Canada

BB13 prizes are the same: $500k for the winner and $50k for 2nd place. The others still earn $750 a week including pre-show hotel and jury sequester. The BB veterans might get more.

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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Lawon got pawned (Monday)

Sure enough, all of yesterday's shenanigans came to nothing, but the late night development did come to pass: Jeff took himself off with his veto, and Lawon was nominated

As reported below, this was his idea and he hopes to get evicted since he thinks he'll get scooted right back in - and maybe he will.. but he's acting all hurt & surprised for the vets & the smokers, which is going to raise all kinds of questions out here for those who go to bed early and/or don't read the sites to catch up what they missed

Just do the flashback 8/8 12.54am to see this plan get hatched - the HOH crew thinks they can use Lawon to get info from the others but Shelly found out all about it last night so they all know what's going on, despite Lawon acting all hurt about it today.. not much happened after that, except that Lawon seemed to forget he'd volunteered, and most of the others did too at various points - odd.. Jeff grilled without incident.. spontaneous slap-clap-dancing with gymnastics broke out for a few minutes during Showtime, and Jordan made some really peculiar noises at 8/9 1.03am - check it

In other words, things were slow so I started "translating" Shelly's lines to Twitter & Facebook.. I figured it would be annoying but it seemed to be a hit, so I'll do some more #shellyspeak as we go


Meanwhile on another live feed

I'm glad things were slow in the habitat as it gave me a chance to follow some coverage of the riots and fires around London, which have now spread to Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham.. I've lived there and it truly saddens me - I hope it doesn't get any worse


Makeover day (Sunday)

I guess Adam finally got permission to shave his goatee, leaving him with yet another whole new look - apparently TPTB are ready to move forward with Part II of this summer's storylines.. Porsche gave his head a touch-up and also made a cake & cupcakes for his birthday.. Jeff had a haircut too, and Daniele finally touched up her roots

Rachel approached Daniele during her dyeing, apologizing and begging in the same breath.. the convo alternated between mature & logical and petty & emotional, with Daniele returning some good points.. it could have ended in a truce or deal, but didn't.. flashback 8/7 1.50pm for that one

Kalia told Porsche she's not going to put her up, and she told Lawon she's leaning toward Adam but Lawon would be her second choice.. Adam had a couple more uneventful grilling events: even though Rachel had "turned it all the way up" Adam salvaged her catfish, so BBQ Smackdown still isn't officially underway but I've installed the cumulative scorecard and am ready for explosions.. they held Adam's birthday cake (and possibly their halfway party) behind trivia


The master at work

Shelly had a long convo with Kalia in the hammock, convincing her (between compliments) that it would be a good idea to put Porsche up tomorrow and boot her out instead of Rachel.. Shelly gave her the script to run it past Daniele, and said Kalia didn't need to give her credit for the plan, that it was okay (and better for Kalia) to let Daniele think she thought of it herself to boost her stock.. when Kalia left, Shelly said to us/herself "my work here is done"

Kalia took the script to Daniele who didn't like it much, naturally.. Kalia then reported back in to Shelly, and then she asked for Jeff.. Shelly whispered the plan in his ear before he went up, and that it was really her idea and to go along with it.. flashback 8/7 around 6.55pm for the start of this cascade of comedy

Kalia went back to Shelly to report, sounding pretty much like she thought the whole thing was her own idea.. then she took the rewrites back to Daniele, and rewind, repeat.. Daniele asked Rachel why she was copping deals with everyone (survival, perhaps?) even though Kalia still hadn't made the pitch to Rachel that Shelly suggested

Meanwhile Shelly caught Jordan in the pantry to fill her in, and they squealed, danced, hugged and high-fived until Rachel came in, looking very confused when Shelly said she was so excited to find beer (which they can't have).. Shelly told her "you are gonna owe me big fuckin time.. just wait"

Things could change in the morning but as of now, we're probably back to Adam going up in Jeff's place, although Late Night Lawon offered to pawn himself so he could be evicted and immediately revived, so that could happen - at least the first part.. it was a fun ride today though, much better than the usual half-hearted waffle sessions


Ratings - Banana Pancakes edition

Ratings are Sunday's, based on entertainment value, and can stand since they didn't do much at all on Monday

Why did they withhold Adam's birthday from us? We were blocked a lot longer than it takes to sing 'Happy Birthday' and we had trivia instead of palms. I'm glad they're finally showing some Shelly, although Sunday's segment of her stealth hammock-sneak routine on Kalia happened awhile ago: she did the same to Brendon & Rachel more recently. I loved the Diary additions of Jeff & Jordan explaining her crying as feeling bad for putting others on slop - I don't think that was mentioned at the time. Every Sunday I get a little thrill when I hear the SHWINNNGGG sword sound effect when they pull out their keys from the box.. they're plastic, aren't they?

Paired with Dominic - GOLDEN KEY
Won: One week elf suit
He made the most of his birthday, first by shaving his beard, grilling up a storm (without incident), and adopting a whole new persona. Phillip's like the Clark Kent to Adam's Cruddy, a nice guy with a day job who's worried about the economy, and Adam's quite good at providing the shtick to go with. He was the pawn until the Porsche idea came up, but even if they go back to the original plan, he won't be going anywhere.

Paired with Rachel
Won: nothing
His return was unwelcome, especially now that he's had a year to suck the life and Vegas out of Rachel. This time he wore superhero suits, used not-funny voices, lost a toy turtle, lectured everyone, and had big goofy smiles for Big Booty & Porsche's striptease. He had a pathetic sense of entitlement and made a giant stink about Rachel calling him Buki.

Paired with Shelly
Won: nothing
She started off okay and had Dominic in her pocket, but Shelly befriended her so well that when they were both nominated, Cassi just laid down and died. She complained a lot, failed to fulfill her catfight potential, and was the third model in a row to be booted out second. She had the best Mirror-Face since BB5/7 Jase.

Paired with Dick - GOLDEN KEY/TICKET
She got interrupted while doing her hair by Rachel campaigning, then blindsided twice by Shelly's plan to have Kalia put up Porsche. That really threw her for a loop and she had to spend hours working on Kalia when she was probably hoping for an easy night.

Paired with Daniele
Won: nothing
We haven't had a premiere night no-show since BB9 Jacob, and we haven't had a mysterious early exit since BB9 Neil. These pairs twist seasons just seem to complicate things for production. No real word yet on why Dick's gone (and there may never be) but he sure was looking rough in the premiere.

Paired with Adam
Won: nothing
He was the first casualty of Daniele's too hard/too fast strategy but he didn't help himself by not brushing up more on how BB works. He told a lot of pointless lies about his modeling, schooling, virginity and then fessed up to them, which might have come back to bite him anyway. His adolescent jokes and behavior did nothing for me.

Paired with Jordan
Won $10k
He laid pretty low with all this swirling around his veto but what I'd really like to see is him take Rachel off like Brendon did, and this time it would be a real surprise. Kalia and everyone else would be caught off-guard like Daniele was supposed to be last week, and the BB universe would go insane. He'd likely have all the votes he'd need against anyone, and we'd have a good time. I know, I know, but hey, I'm bored with this group, I'd like something to stir it up.. anyway, he's the closest to having a guaranteed return ticket through the revolving door.

Paired with Jeff
Slop takes too much out of them to be much fun but that goes double for her.

Paired with Lawon
Her HOH could prove pointless when Julie revives someone, but she's making it a ridiculous parody all on her own. Kaliabalia, all the 'big moves' you advertise all the time mean nothing when you're just running a script from Shelly to the real HOH, Daniele, and asking for her approval. Even after the veto's settled, Kalia is a potential tiebreaker on Thursday.. her head's probably going to explode by then.

Paired with Porsche
Won: nothing
He claimed to be a fan since BB1 but even watching only CBS, he clearly wasn't paying attention: who throws a veto comp when they're on the block? He went in with a clearly outlined womanizing strategy which failed miserably, he set off another BB Weinergate, and he panicked himself right out the door.

Paired with Kalia
I'm writing these ratings early tonight (1am) so he might still come out and do his thing, but he was mostly AWOL for much of the day.. and safe from all nomination chat.
Update: Sure enough, Lawonderful came out later and upgraded himself to neutral by offering to pawn himself, since he's sure this week's evictee will go out and come right back in again with no strings or repercussions attached.

Paired with Keith - GOLDEN KEY
She helped with barbering and frosting but otherwise she was back to her usual mostly absent self until late night, even though she was the main topic of most conversations for hours. I kind of hope the plan to boot her will still happen, only then we'd probably get Dominic back.. or worse, Brendon.

Paired with Brendon
Rachel on the block without a veto was surprisingly calm all day and night, which is something nobody saw coming. I still expect a hissy-fit sometime before Thursday but maybe she's just extra confident that she'll be revived.. as she should be.

Paired with Cassi - GOLDEN KEY
The Master went to work in a big and blatant way with a brilliant plan that got Kalia going twice, and gave us a manic Shelly dancing jigs, high-fiving, tackling Lawon with a beer ruse, and culiminating in a hammock dump. Even if it doesn't come to pass and Adam goes up against Rachel as originally planned, it won't have been for nothing. Shelly now knows how extremely pliable Kalia is, she knows how much control Daniele has over her, and she's planted the start of a wedge between them.


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Keith - Cassi - Dominic - Brendon
I strongly urge you DO NOT VOTE! Send the message that we're tired of their endless Has-beens twists

Which food supplement should the Have-nots get?
> Coconuts & catfish


Sunday's show remained in first place with 7.8 million viewers, 4.5 rating and 8 share, ahead of 'Ty's Great British Adventure' special on ABC with 3.8/2.3/4, '2011 Teen Choice Awards'on FOX with 3.1/1.7/3, and 'It's Worth What?' rerun on NBC with 2.7/1.7/3.
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BBQ Smackdown Scorecard

Big Brother 13
Ready and waiting

Big Brother 12
Round 1: BBQ ½, Brendon 0
Round 2: BBQ 2, Britney 0, Lane 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Lane 0, CBS 0

Big Brother 11
Round 1: BBQ 0, Jeff 0
Round 2: BBQ 0, Jeff ½
Round 3: BBQ ½, Kevin 0, Michele 0

Big Brother 10
No title events

Big Brother 9 Winter Edition
Round 1: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Round 2, BBQ ½, Adam 0
Round 3, BBQ ½, Ryan 0

Big Brother 8
Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Zach 0
Round 3: BBQ 0, Dick 1

Big Brother 7 All-Stars
BBQ training sabbatical

Big Brother 6
Round 1: BBQ 1, Ivette 0
Round 2: BBQ 0, Howie 0

Big Brother 5
Round 1: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Drew 0
Round 2: BBQ 1, Drew 0, Diane ½
Round 3: BBQ 1, CBS 0, Cowboy 1, Nakomis 0



Lawon: For people to walk around and say I volunteered would be a bunch of bullshit

Lawon: I feel like somebody had sex with me without a condom
Shelly: That's not a good analogy!

Jeff re laundry: We can do two loads - what else are we doing today?

Adam about his & Shelly's cigs supply: Don't pull a Cassi

Lawon: Something fishy's going on

Adam: Hey Jordan, what was Keith's last name?
Jordan: Keith who?

Adam: I always say bad sex is better than no sex
Jeff: Like pizza

Jeff to Jordan: I wanted to get to final two, and then we'll play this game

Adam: Now my exterior is just as sweet as my interior

Daniele to Rachel: I'm sincerely sorry you're hurting - I can't apologize for making a game move

Rachel: When it comes to Brendon, I don't even think

Jeff's preview if Rachel's evicted & revived: Rachel, you're back, yay! I didn't mean to vote you out

Shelly to herself/us: My work here is done

Kalia to Daniele: I feel like I have these big moves or whatever but I still feel like I get talked down

Porsche on CBS: I'm not really sure what onions taste like


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Sex events: 2
Brendon/Rachel 7/25 3.10am
Brendon/Rachel 7/11 3.32am

Sex events cancelled by knee-jabbing:
1 Brendon/Rachel 7/26 2.54am

Major fights/house meetings: 1
Brendon, Jordan, Dominic, Kalia, Jeff, Daniele plus supporting players 7/27 1.18pm

Noteworthy fights: 5
Rachel vs Daniele 8/3 3.52pm
Brendon vs Kalia 7/27 12.52pm
Brendon vs Daniele 7/25 10.55am
Rachel vs Cassi 7/17 8.25pm
Brendon vs Rachel (ongoing)

Pinky swears: 4
Jordan/Dominic 7/17 3.37pm
Jordan/Kalia 7/18 11.27pm
Jordan/Rachel 7/21 10.03pm
Jeff/Shelly 8/5 9.15pm

Striptease shows: 2
Porsche, Adam

Weddings: 1
Brendon/Rachel 8/2 10.36pm

'The Soup' mentions: 1
Adam <3 Tori, Hofftacular comp & visit

Beyond BB scandals: 1
Jeff & Dumbledoregate

Nominee speech scorchers: 1 Dominic

Premature exits: 1 Dick

Absentee hamsters: 1 Jason

CBS goofs: 15
- Misspelled AMERICA
- Revival poll & Brendon's eviction posted a day early
- Pauley Perrette in BB 'Newest Photos'
- All noobs are Alan Cumming
- Called noms 'eviction ceremony'
- Cassi's exit interview bla bla bla
- Survivor Jenna Morasca at ComicCon in Jordan's HOH pics
- Cassi misspelled by Allison Grodner
- Golden Ticket Holder 7/17 show
- Julie congratulating Jordan for her 'first HOH win' 7/14 show
- Forgot to move Julie to The Talk
- Labeling Jeff as Dominic
- Premature show schedule
- 3am wrong trivia screen
- Typo 'Evil' Dick
(I'm not even tracking out-of-sequences on the CBS shows or the Showtime crawl errors)

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