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|8/21/05 - Day 50 (Day 3 of Fishies)
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Don't get mad, get even
36 hours off.. 12 hours on.. 5 hours off again..
Complaining to Real or CBS won't help: Real is just the provider, they don't control the content.. CBS doesn't care - they already have our money and this sleazy method of theirs works: Saturday's show won the timeslot over football, A Beautiful Mind and "Cops" - they've lost a lot of other Saturdays to "Cops" this season: mission accomplished
People are talking about a class action lawsuit, false advertising, etc.. but we all agreed to this when we bought the feeds:
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So what do we do - lie down and take it? No! That's just what they want and expect.. it can't be a surprise to anyone that an American tv network treats us like sheep, but it doesn't mean we have to say Baahhhh
Phone or email your local CBS station, entertainment shows like "ET", E! network, consumer watchdog shows and columns, local & national news outlets (local stories will get picked up nationally, especially if they're appearing all over), talk radio, etc.. it doesn't take long.. if we don't anything about it, we deserve whatever we're given and we have no right to complain.. Just cuz it's legal doesn't make it right - CBS can't really afford another scandal this year, but we can make one happen.. they're screwing us over, denying us what they advertise and what we've paid for.. end of rant, but I'll do it again if they do it to us again
Before they pulled the plug again.. Howie was up way too early for medicine of some sort, then it was time again for what to wear and do the primp for tv
April: Matt is gonna be so surprised, because I can't live with girls.. I mean the reason I'm so annoying is - I'm so annoying.. does that make sense?
Yep, she said it
When the fishies swim away this time, they're in from a 4+ hour comp that involved underwater breath-holding and clips.. James looks worried but he's congratulated for being the all-time veto champ.. he's in a tricky spot with this one though.. Janelle did well but not well enough.. she auditions for a shampoo commercial - give her the job!
We always know the results soon as they're finished - why withhold comps, especially very long ones?
They prep for a 2-hour lockdown outside: Rachel's angry.. Howie says if it's his time to go he'll go, and they'll find out which side James is really on.. Ivette sits on Beau and caresses his cheek.. April puts on a ruffly little-girl type swimsuit
Janelle tells James she thinks they're out to get her.. he says it'll be ok "if Rachel calms the fuck down".. one cam moves from Maggie's face to Rachel's photo and back, several times.. they also focus on the table intently - not unusual, but it is about time for the middle sized one
Damn, I'm good
Even if I do say so myself
(so where are all the cool job offers?
I'm available after the BB finale)
Ok ok, sorry sorry sorry sorry
Things are getting good again
They come in from lockdown, Janelle bounds ahead when she sees the table.. she's squealing and laughing and shouting, surprising some.. she & Ivette hug.. Maggie's dumbfounded
Janelle: I'm the luckiest girl in the world!!
Janelle: I didn't think I'd make it this far!
Janelle: I thought I'd be evicted the first week! And I'm still here!
Ivette: You didn't think you'd last this long?
Janelle: No! But I did, I'm still here!
They gather round.. Janelle pulls out a chair and sits down.. they all follow suit, and Janelle explodes into conversation
She talks about her mom, her brother, her youth, her hometown, her dogs, Ashlea, her experience as a hockey cheerleader - several are surprised that hockey has cheerleaders - she assures them it does in Minnesota.. Ivette starts to talk about Miami but Janelle keeps going like a runaway train.. it becomes clear (even to themselves) that the crones have never talked with her before
Howie jokes about her breaking up with an ex boyfriend cuz he didn't make $250k a year.. she laughs.. Maggie's thoughts are clear on this topic
They all start talking about money and/or lack of it, the cost of things, designer names come up.. April's livid, Rachel's not pleased either.. Ivette participates but not joyfully.. James seems confused, looking from side to side.. Beau gets animated a bit and talks with Janelle about people & places they both know
Still giddy, Janelle says "Wheee and there are only two couples left!" and on to other subjects.. anyone who thinks she's lost her marbles and is buying her ticket to join Jennifer isn't watching her between lines - she knows exactly what she's doing
In a few seconds, she's got them all thinking about pairs and prize money, and she knows it.. somebody says something about her never dating anyone who makes less than $250k - she says "I never said that".. and it's true, she didn't
A quick check-in with James & Ivette shows her saying Janelle should really go this week.. he reaffirms to her that Rachel's still the best bet largely due to the pairs thing.. April catches up with Maggie in the gym, freaked out and falling apart - her wet hair intensifies the effect.. they go on & on and end up back at "we should have gotten rid of James when we had the chance" and "Beau & Ivette are a pair - we're not"
April: I know I can be annoying
Maggie: Well sometimes you can be, yea
April: She overtalked me, I couldn't say anything
Maggie: James & Kaysar are the reasons Eric's gone
Even as they start by trashing Janelle, she's clean game-wise, at least in Maggie's mind
Cut to Beau & Ivette at the laundry.. fighting! She's pissed, saying he turns into such a diva when he talks to Janelle and they only talk about money.. she's scolding him like she's his wife or his momma.. he's defiant and angry cuz she's neither, and he talks back to her in his HOH robe, saying he does not become a diva and he can talk to whoever he wants - he raises his voice!
She raises hers and he counters back again! He holds his ground and it's a joy to behold.. it's also short and ends quickly with smiles and a hug, like grownups.. just a momentary tiff, dealt with and done
Janelle has a quick meet with James.. it's confirmed they're in cahoots this time and that James won't use the veto and Rachel will go.. the plan is to next break up Ivette & Beau but make Ivette & Beau think they're going for Maggie.. yes it's James, but wise or not it's Janelle's only hope since Rachel's gunning for her, and she'd likely go up on the block again tomorrow otherwise
Janelle: They want you out cuz you're good
James: They hate you because you're a bitch and you're good
Janelle tells Rachel and then Howie that James confirmed the coven is voting Rachel out cuz she's a stronger player.. both take it well.. Howie tells Janelle that Diary needs her eviction bag back so she unpacks it again
Janelle (to Rachel): Ivette wanted me out but the rest wanted you out.. they want to break up a couple, and you're more of a threat than Howie
Rachel: I'm ok with that, I'm ready to go
Janelle (to Howie): They want Rachel out.. they want to break up a couple and she's stronger.. no offense
Howie: I know, it's true.. you're both stronger players than me!
Janelle: Besides they don't really want you alone with Jennifer for a week
Howie: I don't blame them
She holds up bits of lingerie & bikinis as she goes.. Rachel says they're cute, but they delight and pain Howie simultaneously.. he says all kinds of pervy stuff, like he does.. Rachel tells him to shut up, he's gross
No soup for you
The crones start making dinner.. they say "have they ever invited us for dinner?" apparently forgetting that Rachel has made many dinners for them all
They decide there will only be enough food for four "We don't have to invite anyone to dinner who's never invited us to dinner"
They always villify & demonize everyone they evict in order to make it "personal" and justify their actions to convince themselves it isn't their fault, so they bitch about Rachel as they're making their food.. Ivette tries to cover a window/mirror with saran wrap - I don't know why - Big Brother makes her take it off
Outside James is working Beau, who pops a funny.. they kind of play chess for a bit.. Ivette comes out to gripe about Rachel
James: How's it feel being king for a week?
Beau: Like I'm moving next week
Ivette: She's an arrogant, aging old woman!
The coven sits down to their dinner for four at the new table for eight.. they join hands and say grace before digging in
In the pimp room Howie & Janelle chat, like they do.. Howie asks about sex when she gets out, "climactic organisms" etc, like he does.. the camera pans over to a bit of red lace sticking out of a drawer
They head out to the kitchen and see the others dining.. Howie stands around chatting with them awhile, then pulls up a chair to an empty place and carries on, like nothing's unusual.. Janelle joins with some water.. pretty soon James & Rachel are there too, all of them chatting like nothing's horribly messed up - it's hysterical - Janelle keeps watching reactions again.. you just know it's pissing off the coven in a big way
Upstairs later it's a hats 'n cards party - I don't know - it looks happy but there's a lot of bitching and petty sniping going on too, mostly about Rachel or Janelle.. Maggie shows her slow uptake and lack of understanding of their opponents yet again
Maggie: I don't think Janelle's dumb.. maybe it's an act
Maggie: Howie thinks he's the one leaving so we've done something right
Maggie (to Beau): So you've never won anything before? Like April? I never knew that about you before
Maggie (about Rachel): She behaves so badly when she's nominated
Does anyone still think Maggie's the mastermind in charge here? It's day 50! Note that Ivette didn't volunteer her win/loss record
Howie & Rachel go over the game thus far and their mistakes, as they've done with Janelle & Kaysar the past several nights.. it's kind of good bye and it's kind of sad
Howie lays down with her and rubs her back for a very long time.. she likes that but she's uncomfortable when he gets too cozy, and she snaps at him when he says something pervy.. rewind, repeat
Aside from the early fishies problem, this was a terrific day on the feeds in my opinion.. all the good stuff, all the subtleties of human behavior that drive the game and make Big Brother what it is for me.. have as good a Monday as possible, hamsterwatchers
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