||8/26/05 - Day 55
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All greased up
..and no place to go
I missed most of today and VH1's "Rock School" was more compelling than the feeds when I was here.. I'm uninspired by the hamsters and might have skipped today altogether but TD's on the job with BB6 Park so I'm going to make an effort.. it's another lite episode
The high point of my day came this morning when Janelle got up early and hung out with James while the coven snoozed away upstairs.. it griped Maggie no end when she woke up at 11 and saw Janelle already up & at 'em on the spyscreen.. she was asking "why is she up already??" like it was a crime
Bikini hour brings out April's little girlish pink ruffles again and Janelle's teeny-weeny that she showed Rachel & Howie the other night.. she plays solo volleyball awhile, from one side then the other.. Howie paces the deck calling out the score "1 to 1"
April joins in and James does too, it's girls against guy.. they have fun
Janelle & Howie are nominated according to plan and Janelle pays a visit to the coven to see if James really is their target or if she's being conned.. looks like Maggie's shopping in the Little Miss department today too
Maggie: I'd take you off cuz you took me off
April: Beau & Ivette have both promised us they'd use it on you
Janelle: And you believe them?
They compare James stories and Maggie finds out more about his two-timing.. Janelle doesn't get many surprises though, and neither does April.. they assure her she's safe with them and probably with Ivette too.. they part with a hug, it's a little disturbing
(after Janelle leaves)
Maggie: She cares about Howie, and that's good
April: I know she cares about Howie!
Maggie: That makes her look good, in my eyes
April: She's worried that Ivette or Beau won't use it on her
Maggie: I can't speak for anyone else in this game, I can't make anyone do anything
April: I can always tell when Janelle's lying
I can't get enough of April's variety of expressions in these chats
Ivette shows up - she's sporting ruffles today too - Maggie & April tell her about Maggie's new James revelations and remind her he has to go.. Ivette says she won't lie to him but sounds resigned to the plan and trash-talks him with them.. I don't know if she's sincere or just playing along.. they're still intent on making up elaborate matching stories to tell James instead of just telling him the truth so everyone can have a pleasant week
Most everyone's hanging out together some now and getting along.. ruffles & butts.. Jennifer's pressure cooker rally beanie now lives on the photo wall, propped up by her black & white pic
James is no dummy.. he knows what's up when everyone's getting along and ignoring him - he's been here before - later he makes a plea to Ivette who dances around the issue.. I don't think she gives him any info but I can't listen for long the way she drags everything out for days
James isn't as panicky as usual but he's worried.. he tries to get Howie or Janelle to say they'll use him for the veto comp but he doesn't get promises or denials.. they are after all, both up for eviction again and don't owe him any favors at this point.. James' new fans are afraid for him but his long-time supporters figure he'll get out of this mess too
Looking for Pepperoni
April has a brainstorm but it ends with disappointment.. more on that in a minute
Maggie & Beau bed down early - around 10.30 - can't have that nasty Janelle getting up before her again! She too has a brainstorm that perks them both up a bit, it's so profound
Maggie: Maybe he (James) just lies so much that he convinces himself he's not lying?
Funny, I've said the same thing about her & hers
April tries to throw her HOH weight around a bit, but it doesn't work this time.. Ivette gives them a towelled version of her veto speech, should she win it.. it's long, involved, dramatic, and includes the many reasons why she's putting James up instead
April: Ivette, I want you to go down and tell James you're playing and see if he asks if he's being backdoor'd
(Ivette gives her speech)
April: Wait, I'd be the one nominating him
April wonders if there's anything written on the back of her pics like Jennifer's.. pausing to adore little Pepperoni on the way she pries off the backs and finds.. nothing! She can't understand it.. she remembers she had to write her name on them but they're blank.. Maggie says they might be different ones that Matt sent later
Hearing they had to write their names on the back of their pics adds even more credence to the idea that Jenn wrote on hers herself.. especially since boyfriend Dan lives in another state
It's another late night kitchen party but a new assortment of partygoers.. Janelle & Howie complain about how fat they've gotten in there.. April's fairly quiet but she lingers til it's over.. James makes some burrito-y kind of things and heads off - he's not one of the cool party kids anymore
Ivette becomes the star of the show but she focuses on Janelle - complimenting her, asking about her life, her loves, her style.. there's some funny stuff and it seems like so much harmless fun.. Ivette goes on to Ashlea and Michael.. it all seems good natured but it also seems kinda nasty.. it's hard to pinpoint what's really going on
I'm not sure if Ivette is looking for chinks in Janelle's armor or trying to see if she'd be a good new ally but she's definitely doing research and gauging reactions.. she goes on & on - she can be pretty funny.. Janelle shocks them all by showing she can fart on command, and she says she's forever doing kegels
Ivette revisits the Michael the Molester issue sort of, and uses April to demonstrate some of the creepy stuff she says he used to do
They eventually head off to bed.. the ass-cam guy is still on duty and follows Janelle around as she does her thing.. if this is hideously fat, there's not much hope for the rest of us.. feedsters reach for some more ice cream
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Yesterday's mirror-face edition rerun - nothing much has changed
No show Saturday - next week will likely have two evictions again
It's clear that CBS doesn't care much about the AC poll: the vote confirmation says 'keep watching to see which houseguest returns'.. I highly recommend NO VOTING on America's Choice: send CBS and/or Shapiro-Grodner another message that we're fed up with their shenanigans
It's criminal what they keep showing, knowing how many thousands of us know it's wrong. We had Janelle (captioned) again 'Give me that key bitch' but once again we did not see Jennifer throwing the key away. We had several references to Howie's Busto rant even though April's confessed knowing about it ahead of time, and even though they've long made up - they even laugh about it now. Julie even said 'Howie's behavior last week angered Maggie' (when was this??) and she brought it up again with Rachel 'Howie caused some problems in the house last week' - the only problems were April's over the hubby & doggie and they were fleeting. Maggie sat that one out too. We still don't see a hint that April or Maggie are anything but angelic but we hear lots of bad stuff said about them by Howie & Janelle (and it's minor compared to what the Fiendship says constantly). We had five - count'em FIVE! references to 'The Friendship' while the other guys were tagged a made up on the spot 'Sovereign Two'. We didn't even get a whiff of Ivette's intensive rant about Rachel at the hot tub the other night - which was entirely unprovoked but completely sanctioned by her teamies who not only stayed and listened, but laughed the whole time. We did get a hateful good-bye to Rachel from Ivette.. but it seemed like it may have been her farewell to Howie from the key words 'your behavior' but we'll never know. Janelle got one over on them though by saying (live) she'd like to see friends & family in MN most of all, even though CBS seemed to have edited in 'I'd love to talk to Michael' from a convo unrelated to America's Choice. What CBS is doing here is unfathomable and it disgusts me more than all the hate spewed by the coven. The jury will see the air shows with the nasty Maggie, slippery James, and unbalanced April as the righteous, noble people they all say they are. Former teacher's pet Ivette's done something to piss them off though: she's coming across just a bit truer to character lately.. finally.
HEAD of HOUSEHOLD
That's two miracles in a row. The new at-home game has started: instead of I DON'T CARE, take a drink this week every time April says TRUST ME. Gotta hand it to her though, however she did it. And she set out on her agenda within a half hour, telling Howie & Janelle they'd be nominated (of course) and that James would be sent out the back door. Maggie was on board, but she sat back and let April take on the hefty job of convincing Ivette which, to April's credit, she did quite well; and she also snapped at Beau in a surprising moment that hushed the HOH room (applause for that). She also told Maggie privately that they'd probably be expected to step aside in a few weeks so Ivette & Beau can go for the big money. April wasn't much fun to watch through this but she held it together better than I would have expected, and it looks like she's going to get her way (again) over all of them.
His reign came to a crashing halt when new HOH April shut him down for folding a sweater. He turned my stomach though when he started reading from his Bible to them about the righteous people versus those with a slanderous tongue: we all know who's who by those guidelines, but they're still self-deluded into thinking they're the shit.. and CBS encourages it.
He was a bit of fresh air in a stagnant pond of a show, with his inflatable mic at the ready to answer Julie and he got more than his share of air time with it too. He choked in the comp again, and kicked himself the rest of the night for it save for a short peacekeeping mission that lasted only as long as they were all together. He lost his partner and his shot at a million bucks, slim as it may have been, but he still comforted Janelle who was also feeling low.
Her team is ready to make her cut her ties to James and at first it seemed like a losing battle but by the end of the night Ivette may have decided this is as far as her secondary alliance can go and she was trashing him to her teamies. Watch her get her first win of the season with this upcoming veto and not use it.. then we'll have fireworks. For now it's just smolderings.. Ivette's an expert at sprinkling little comments into every convo that are subtle digs at her opposition of the moment. Tonight that included Janelle, April, and Maggie. Her Diary farewell to Rachel was inexcusable (even if it was meant for Howie) - her tirade against Rachel the other night lives on in the minds of anyone who saw it though, even if CBS tries to sweep it under the carpet with all their other lies about people's true characters in that house.
He's toast and he knows it - but wait, I've said that before and so has he, and he's still there. The week's young - not even a day old yet - it seems inevitable that he'll be meeting Julie in a week's time but we've thought that many times before so we'll have to wait and see. He popped another funny tonight, sad as it was, about the current state of things: 'it's Alfalfa versus Mike Tyson' and then reminded roomies Howie & Janelle that Julie didn't talk to him tonight, even after he'd set an all-time veto record this week.
She had a bad night. She was portrayed as an evil schemer without provocation in the tapes, then she acted like a drunken bimbo on her way to her live vote, flashed her undies to the country, and then choked in the comp after all that studying. She knew it too, and kicked herself the rest of the night over it. She trumped the editors and/or her own worst enemy (herself) by answering family & friends to Julie's who she'd like to see question - that balanced the AC phone call from Michael diary (which may have been out of context.) She's the overwhelming favorite of most remaining feedsters and won't need a BB win to go on to great things but you have to ask yourself: why does CBS continue to villify her? She's the epitome of everything network tv loves: the buxom blonde bombshell with brains, and she's one of the most all-around likeable hamsters they've ever had in there.
She used the excuse 'I want it to come from the HOH' about giving Ivette the bad news cuz she knew Ivette would steamroll her into putty in no time, so she made April do it, thus keeping her hands clean at the same time. She needed those same hands a couple hours later in order to count the votes for next week on her fingers, even though there are only 7 left in the house = 4 voting. Her self righteous hypocrisy continued with big and little things all night, from making a midnight meal (which they bash Janelle for via spyscreen every other night) to telling Beau to stop being a diva since he wasn't HOH anymore. That shoe fits Maggie and we wish she'd wear it.. all the way home. Nobody likes her and that's a first for me as a Big Brother fan (I skipped BB4).
Half of the oddest pairing since Oscar & Felix, she did her best but went to bed too early to make it all happen. She's not the most fun hamster by a long shot, but she's one of the most decent and I wish her well.
She wanted to 'stir up the house like Kaysar did' but instead she stirred up everyone with a whopper of a lie to America's Choice, and she took out his partner with a huge lie of omission. So long Jenn and remember, roses really smell like poo poo.
America's Choice by 82% (at least) but he was out 4th and 6th. He turned the game on its ear, took out an emperor, and fell for Janelle overnights but was taken out by the cheerleader who took out his partner because she cried. He's a class act and did it all with brains, humor and integrity.
She was too young & too naive to be in there but held up well considering she played with the boyfriend from hell. I'm glad she got out early and alive.
Maybe the poorest loser in BB history but he gave us the best fight sequence. He said it nonstop but he never understood that 'it's just a game'.
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.
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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