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hamster7/26/05 - Day 24

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Prude Jude speaks


The story behind Michael's blog - HamsterWatch exclusive
..eat your heart out, secret-leak syndicate sites

Yes or no, was the Michael blog real or not?
It was real in that it actually existed on the interwebs. It was fake in that it was not Michael Donnellan posting from inside the BB6 house. So I guess the answer is 'no'. I officially apologize to all 7 people who care.

So who are you?
Green Lantern or the Flash, but not Aquaman.

And you don't work for CBS or SGP or anything? What's your real job?
Honestly, I'm just a Big Brother fan like anyone else. I saw that I was going to have a bunch of free time this summer, and decided to get hard-core this year; get the feeds and everything. I'm a professional screenwriter by trade. I write porno movies.

Why the blog?
I always have a lot of opinions on the show and thought I would give them an outlet. A blog seemed to make sense. I really felt I'd reached a point in my life where the world was ready to hear what I have to say about Big Brother. Last year would have been too soon.

Obviously I wanted people to read it, so I figured I needed a hook. At first I thought I would do like a blatantly fake one with a houseguest, like a 'Michael's Subconscious Thoughts' or something, but then I thought, 'why not a real fake one?' There was really no way someone could prove Michael wasn't doing it, y'know? If I was careful and paid attention to details, I thought I could pull it off. I've averaged about 10-12K hits a day, so I guess I did all right.

Why did you pick Michael Donnellan?
When they released the HG info, I tried to find the one who would be likely to stay in the longest and also who was closest in age/demo to me, so that it sounded genuine. Michael was the best looking dude and we're the same age, so he stuck out right away. Then I found his website and saw all the things he's done and that he was educated he was really perfect. I honestly thought he'd win. I had a Howie blog in the beginning (just in case) but then the Michael one was found earlier than I wanted and I had to go with it.

I look more like Michael but act more like Howie in real life. If they had a child it would be me, except not like a full grown adult already, because humans have to start as babies and then grow to full size. Maybe I should have tried to do both blogs. Little did I know Michael had no clue he was on BB6 or how to play. I think he thought he was on vacation. He's a fascinating person, though, y'know?

How did you get everything so accurate?
A lot of it was really calculated, and I'm sure some people will think I'm crazy for going to such lengths. I guess I'm kind of obsessive about doing something right if I'm going to do it. This is where I need to hold back some info, but I can tell you I've been in the house. About 5 or 6 times. I was also in the sequesteration hotel once. I've seen what goes on behind the scenes and was able to observe Michael before the show started that's why I knew things like him being a little ADD, referring to himself as a 'scumbag', and subtle things like that. People picked up a lot of cues in the blog, but there is a lot more people didn't. I did my research.

(btw when that newspaper article used the word sequesteration as if it were a real word I was dying lol)

Anyway, the other part was pure luck. Like, I had that post about taking a table apart, and then that night (1st night of the feeds, I think) he tries to take a table apart. I was like 'well, that was odd. And exciting!'

Shaving the goatee? From what I've been able to find out, I'm 95% sure they told him to do that, which means they were playing along with me. Honestly, I was shocked we didn't get a 'Prude Jude' on the live show that week. Maybe that would have been too clear of a 'shout out', but I thought he'd say it.

He might have if he'd gotten any screentime that night. Is the blog going to continue with Michael evicted?
Yes, absolutely, although it's going to be reinvented to some extent. I was thinking of continuing the ruse, but then realized having Michael blog from [edited] would be really boring, plus I can't get to where he is right now to even see if he's in a hotel or house or what. With no details, when he returns to BB, he could easily negate anything I wrote pretty quickly. Plus, if he's not the one who comes back, it's a wash, anyway, AND the real reason for the blog is to comment on the show, not to live the fictional life of Michael Donnellan.

I'm happy to be continuing. Honestly, reinventing the blog will really let me cut loose on these people. I'm still watching the show and feeds, after all. Michael had become my de facto favorite (rooting interest and all), but I'm a Big Brother fan first. I'm just happy people read the thing and liked it.

Wait, so someone is coming back?
Allegedly, yeah. That's all I know about that, and most people have speculated it already anyway. I'm not sure how, considering Julie Chen has so smoothly held it back in post eviction interviews. Is 'smoothly' the right word? What's another word for 'catastophic train wreck'?

What were the clues all about? Did you have an answer of how Michael would allegedly be doing this?
No, those were just for fun. It was funny to watch people try to put it together, because the clues intentionally made no sense whatsoever. There was actually a lot of thought put into making sure they made no sense, so that's kind of weird, huh? The next one was going to be a picture of Carl Lewis holding up a gold medal from the 1984 Olympics, and the one after that was a crayon drawing of Alf.

So, just to be clear, you don't work for CBS or anything? Do you have contacts there?

'Contacts' would be a loose word. I'm not friends with anyone over there I'm just like the type of person who can walk into the Oval Office and convince everyone I'm supposed to be there. I sat in on a production meeting with the higher-ups of the show one day. Seriously, there were only like 10 or 12 people in there. I'm sitting here laughing as I type this, but I walked in with a laptop and a bunch of notebooks and stuff, grabbed some coffee and sat in on a meeting. lol

I don't work for the show or CBS. If I did their ratings would be a lot higher. They could fix this show so easily. They frustrate me because I truly believe they could be doing 'American Idol' or 'Survivor' numbers.

It's funny, though I've actually been contacted by three other television producers and a couple of those snarky blog sites about work. It's very funny to have concrete things develop from what I see as just a bunch of stupid crap I made up for fun.

I'd be happy to take any offers for snarky work that you don't want off your hands. Has BB been in contact with you? Did they try to find you?
I think they did try to find me or at least track me down. I was pretty careful with masking my ip and stuff. Like I said, though, I've been in there which I think is just hilarious. I might go back one day for fun. From what I could gather, they were trying to figure out if it was an inside job at first. There really are like 300 people who work over there, so it wasn't unfathomable that someone in there could be doing it. It's not at all organized.

I think once they saw that I wasn't doing any damage to the show, they were probably cool with it. That newspaper article on the blog certainly didn't hurt, and I was careful not to put any of those google ad things on the side, so that they knew I wasn't capitalizing or trying to profit from their show. Not to brag, but any one post on my blog was roughly 80,000 times better than the bland-blogs they have on the CBS site. I understand it's because they're on the CBS homepage, but why do they have to be? Use the internet, y'know?

Interesting side note I've tracked the ratings with the hits the blog gets. It's not conclusive, but I think Michael was pretty popular. Admittedly, I know little about this. Just that when blog hits were up, ratings were. Like I said, I was getting like 10-12K per day, which amazes me. It's obviously been less nice he got the boot, but it's holding steady. Of course, I haven't really been posting since he got evicted, so hopefully it goes back up when I get going again.

Anything else you want to say?
I have a bunch of fanmail for Michael when he gets out. It was actually really touching what some people wrote in as he was getting slaughtered. I almost felt bad for being a really big liar. I will get those to him, though, for those of you that wrote in. A few of his relatives have actually emailed asking if the blog was really him, so I may do a few interviews or something, also. Other than that, I don't like Eric or Ivette. I'm excited for the NFL.

Thanks for doing this interview, fake Michael Donnellan blogger.
Thank you. I love your site and read it every day. The Michael Blog gets 'relaunched' later this week! I have a lot more to say.

Thanks very much. We'll be watching for its return, and thanks for taking the time to make it all more fun.

Back to our story


Kaysar's meat was an issue today - it was left out of the fridge overnight.. who did that?! Turned out he probably did in a late night prowl

More of the same.. lots of fishies today

Late night is still the best.. Sarah & James did the deed, or some deed - it was done by the time my Real logo stopped spinning but Aldav says it happened and he wouldn't lie about these things.. Beau gazed at Howie in the bathroom for what seemed an eternity.. Kaysar gazed at (and lovingly interrogated) Janelle for an eternity in the backyard

Enough wordage for one day.. here are some free random pics

   

     
Beau: What would you & Rachel talk about?
Howie: All kinds of things.. horses
Beau: You know about horses?
Howie: Sure, they got the ones with the wings, and the ones with the white horn, and the ones with the feet

   

   

     

     

   

There's a new Night Prowler in the house, and he's doing a 5am arts & crafts project
 


Linkage


Today's must-click special: Michael's blog what else?
CBS Big Brother 6 the official site
House Calls weekdays live 10am BB/1pm ET on BB main page - show archives
Live feeds signup - No timeout feed links
BB6 Park by TD listed on Hamsterwatch daily index
Hamsterwatch on Youtube BB6 & BB7 videos off the feeds
Hamsterwatch Big Brother 8 here we go again
Hamsterwatch Big Brother 7 All-stars in the house - from me, that dingo person
Hamsterwatch Big Brother 5 Dailies, Cowboyisms & Hollyisms - also from me
Aldav has all of the edgier stuff & the best mini-recaps in town
BB Chatter feed updates, screencaps, and fun boards - easy to use and functional!
Screencaps refresh site is back, from bbfan
Reality TV Links - Big Brother 6 emphasis on individual hamsters' sites
Sir LinksALot Big Brother 6 all the links
Big Brother Link news, info, caps, forums, and links
Big Brother Fanatics chat, updates, caps, news, and links
Big Brother 6 Keyhole peruse various BB sites in the same window, feeds too
Joker's Updates Big Brother Grins can't do BB Park this year
2005 or 2006 Kaysar calendars by BBVoyeur - pdf format
C=Venus BB6 chops new site full of really great work
BB6 Houseguest Fun play Mr. Potato Head, mess up their faces, send cards
Destroy a houseguest fun for fishies times by johnbb
Patrick's Place one-man BB show - 15 streaming cams including his car, turn his lights on/off
YAYsports! snarky stuff for sports fans from the creator of Michael's Blog
another 2 cents quasi-intellectual sleaze & radical gumbo aka blog

Please read before linking to pics

Special damage report

Who is Winston Smith?
nobody cares - nobody reads



Editors
They did it again on Tuesday, compressing days of chaos & convos into a compact 48 minutes or so, and it was good tv. They seemed sympathetic to Eric (CBS Fireman Hero Campaign still on the job); they made Maggie look like the victim she cries she is, Kaysar the evil overlord, and James the brilliant mastermind. But those skews are almost forgiveable since we got Maggie's reaction to Kaysar's 'I sealed your partner's fate'. Spy vs. spy music for the chessboard and the Yes cover were good, but tragic boo-hoo music for Maggie's tears didn't warm many feedsters' hearts. Seeing them all cooperate happily on the treasure hunt was disturbing, as was the ad for the feeds 'see what's going on right now' when fishies had been swimming for 2 hours. It's looking like they're setting up for Eric to go out a martyr, bleah.



April
I didn't see her much again today and that's still fine with me. She looks like she's wasting away before our eyes - I don't think he's eaten anything for a few days and sometimes she leaves when others are eating. Potential anorexic and she's already had least one supra-ventricular tachycardia attack (SVT) which Eric called an 'electrical problem'.



Beau
Internet fans were aghast at Ivette trying to pimp him out to Howie last night, but Howie didn't want to start a habit and sent him back to the coven. (btw the charge would be pandering, not blackmail.) He's hanging out with Howie again late tonight - I like how the two of them make everyone grind their teeth, wondering. He said the other night he knows BB2 Hardy well - Beau's a name-dropper but if this is true, it's very wrong, producers. I'm not aware of any BB-induced health problems for Beau - he's a winner in that sense.



Eric
NOMINATED
Let's review from Tuesday's show: 'This is a game, remember that.' 'I'll honor your (Kaysar's) decision.' 'We have to remember to keep our game face on.' And all-knowing Mr. Integrity's bitter 'Kaysar doesn't know how to throw a game.' The show also had a nice bit showing him taking off the flame shirt soon as the veto ceremony cameras were off (so he thought). They may want to send him out a martyr ('monarch' as he puts it) but we know better. He's had a stress-induced rash on his hands & arms but seems recovered from dropping the barbells on his hand. I'd check that blood pressure, though.
Still investigatable item: he's got the same last name as an 'Amazing Race' producer - it also airs on CBS



Howie
He's toning it down a lot now that he's comfortably in the final six, final four (he thinks) but when Julie rolls out the million dollar prize on Thursday he & Rachel won't seem like such perfect teammates anymore - why should they work to help someone get twice as much payout as them? Howie's got a unique way of being offensive without offending, and he's the schmooziest guy around. He's obsessive about dental hygiene and body hair removal and he's got nasty crusty feet but Jennifer's working on them, and there are rumors of genital warts.. but he brought all that with him. In the house, he says he's getting out of shape, and we all know he's got stinky farts and there was that one case of poopy pants.



Ivette
She's been giving the best Diaries of all of them lately. 'What do I look like, Bobby Fisher?' was pretty good for her big loss on the veto comp chessboard, along with the others 'surrounding her like piranhas'. It'll be interesting to see what happens with her after Eric's exit Thursday: she doesn't seem to be tied to Maggie, and Beau is just her pull-toy.. will she hibernate and sulk, or get trapped with April, or try to join the cool kids group? She's likely the first one out when the other guys are next in power: she's part of a million dollar pair, she's on the visiting team, and she's as obnoxious as cat claws on a blackboard. She's gone poopless for a few days, a few times.



James
I didn't see him much today but he sure had a lot of screen time on Tuesday's show. You'd think he masterminded the whole chain of events instead of being mean & sullen about his nom - he was the original target - and then desperately grasping for options which Janelle & Howie helped provide. His Diaries show a cold, calculating machine and he's fine with that - no wonder he resents having gushy, romantic Sarah hanging around. He did score a direct hit to Eric with his sarcastic 'Be a good sport' and that was sweet. Looks like his face is breaking out a lot more lately and he's hostile about PB&J.



Janelle
The nasty people's team keeps saying how horrible and trashy she is, but she set an example as a nominee that the 'mature' whiners Eric & Maggie could learn from. She's losing more fans on a daily basis but she's the most even-tempered one in there and is pleasant to most of them most of the time. Now that Michael's gone she's back to late night convos with Kaysar and those are fun, even if he takes 3 hours to say 'I like you' and never quite gets there. Ivette would be glad to know she does have extensions, but most of her hair is her own. She thinks she's gained weight in there and she's had some constipation on PB&J.



Jennifer
She's hoping to get a multi-week pass by being the house manicurist but that kind of thing is easily forgotten at nomination & voting time. She's rarely mentioned when they go thru their lists of the competition - maybe we've got someone who can play under the radar successfully. She's definitely gained weight and has had an attack of hives.



Kaysar
HEAD of HOUSEHOLD
He almost tapered off on the 'how I changed the game' stuff but then Tuesday's show came along and ran it all again.. even though they made him come across as the evil overlord and pretty much gave James the credit for Kaysar's plan, I didn't need to hear the story again. Still, he gave many fans an all-time best line with 'I caught the bigger fish - I sealed your partner's fate' to a dumbfounded Maggie, who deserved nothing less. He's got sores inside his mouth from stress.



Maggie
NOMINATED
She may not believe in pawns (aka ponds) but she will on Thursday. She boasted about being city chess champion then cried when she lost. She was all about kicking out the first two evictees and she didn't speak to either in their weeks on the block, but when it's her turn she's the pissiest-poor loser ever - and she's not even going! She didn't see the game being played around her but when it was spelled out for her she said 'If Eric goes I don't want to stay' 'Eric leaving would be the worst thing that could happen' - this from an emergency room nurse? I don't know what being in the house has done to her health cuz I'm not watching her anymore.



Rachel
I heard a rare snippet of her & Howie talking game tonight, and she is loyal to the Do The Right Thing alliance, so why does she spend all day & night with the whining sore loser team? They don't have to keep up a front anymore - everyone knows what's going on - maybe she just wants everyone to play nice and she's setting an example. I know she's had complaints in there, a lot of them, but I don't remember what they were. She takes a handful of pills in the morning - maybe vitamins.



Sarah
She seems to be having a wonderful time at summer camp. That will change when they find out about the big money and everyone decides to break up the two-member James Gang. No damage report for Sarah - she's not the complaining type.



Michael

Not blameless but not the villain they made him out to be either. He had funny voices, 'The Continental' and Janelle - plus the best hoax of the season.



Ashlea

There's never much to say about the first out except they're gone. She blabbed too much so she wouldn't have lasted long but she was fun while she was there.



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