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|9/12/05 - Day 72
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No shopping spree
Today was their last chance for the clothes burning & new wardrobe deal they've done for Final Four in the past, but no such luck
I like to think the Powers That Be have given up on the Unholy Trinity as much as we have and can't be bothered to reward or entertain them anymore.. I know, I know - it's my fantasy, don't ruin it
Maggie greets the day in what feedsters are calling her Unabomber hoodie look - she makes odd convo over brekkies.. Ivette's still sulky but looks from one to the other over corn flakes.. April gets to work when she & Maggie are alone
Maggie: It's been 3 months since I worked a dead body.. I'd like to see a few
Maggie: I'd really like to hug my co-workers
April: I usually don't hang around the loud person, the person who puts people down
Maggie: Did Eric ask you to protect me? Or take care of me?
April: That could have possibly happened, I don't remember
April: I've been feeling like this for awhile, it's not like it's a fucking eye opener or something
April: I wanted her out the week that Howie & them wanted.. I really did
April: Jennifer & I both really thought about it
Maggie: The only reason that I would have pushed it away is because we already had our own alliance
April: I thought about y'all.. that's the reason I didn't do it, absolutely
April: Again, it's not because I don't like her.. just in this situation, it's been hard on me with her
April conveniently forgets to mention it was her & Jenn's idea once again - she's likely bringing it up cuz she knows it'll be biting her back in a week or so and she knows it's time to super-spin that one
Feeds cut out and are replaced by 3 NO SIGNALs and 1 freeze.. oh no, it's a power outage in SoCal - it takes over CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, the fishies cam has moved and their logo is gone! Logo comes back before power but with a <poof> of something blown into the water
Feeds return and all's well.. there are rubber duckies around - a preview of tomorrow's HOH comp perhaps - the hamsters have been fitted for helmets.. Ivette's come out of her slump a bit and tries to talk to Maggie about April, veto, guilt, feelings, etc.. Maggie shuts her down and carries on packing.. she's got time for April every time she brings it all up though, which is often
Maggie (to Ivette): I'm really tired of hearing about this
Janelle's back in training - she paces around the yard, then has a fun volleyball match with her sometimes-supporter April (but no sharting incidents today)
Still no shopping spree: Maggie comes out in a Woodstock I ensemble and makes a study date with Ivette before sitting down to study/finger-count, and "think"
Ivette traces Janelle's walk-a-thon path, passively aggressing Maggie with comments about being hurt, lies being told in the jury house, loyalty, etc with each step.. Maggie says it's all a "wasted worry".. Ivette finally sits down to an icy reception with Maggie.. they small talk awhile and study the easy stuff
(Ivette finishes pacing & comes to sit down.. Maggie moves her chair away)
Maggie: I have to move into the sun, I just got cold
(Ivette comments about Maggie's outfit)
Maggie: My best friend would like this skirt.. she's more hippie than me
Ivette: Oh really?
Maggie: She's good quality hippie though.. like she would spend $40 on a skirt, I wouldn't
Ivette: She's very Bohemian?
Maggie: What's that?
Ivette: Like very flowy skirts & flowy shirts
Maggie: Oh.. yea
Eventually the entire quartet reforms for a bit and wonders - like us - what happened to the shopping spree they all expected
Janelle didn't get the HOH digicam again, and I'm unsure if she got a blog this time.. they did put up pics from her field trip to the sitcom though
April & Maggie are polite - the cute kid and familiar faces help - April lingers longer, getting cozy.. Janelle stays after they've gone, remembering her only good day recently
Maggie versus The Worm
Ivette talks to Maggie some, but April talks to her more
Ivette's decision is clearly agonizing for her.. she feels very strongly about loyalty and she's got to choose between her blood family in Miami and this strange new family in public.. it's not an easy position she's in
Maggie looks like she's napping nekkid but no, it's her Woodstock ensemble still.. she poses in the bathroom
She's not feeling too well - sounds like sinus headache - Ivette gives her a facial massage that looks wonderfully soothing and like she knows what she's doing.. cams keep flashing to Ivette's mom, "the worm"
Janelle pays a buxom visit to the coven to show off her new red fingernails and wind them up a bit, like she does.. you can almost see the thought bubbles over Ivette's head "Could I beat her? Should I try or should I just give it all up to Maggie?"
April does some packing including her oh-so-famous tampons.. Janelle knocks Maggie a bit more off balance by mentioning her swollen boobies again
April & Maggie continue to bond over Oreos.. April soaks hers real good and points out that Maggie has a boobies problem of her own: extreme visibility
Janelle comes downstairs to curl her hair.. Maggie cocoons and watches, throwing out questions & comments meant to intimidate but Janelle rallies back each time like a champ.. there's still some fun to be had if we look for it
Janelle: I've painted my nails, I've curled my hair.. what else did I have to do?
Maggie: Kegels, good call
Janelle: They're exercise
Janelle: I wonder how many calories you burn for an hour of kegels
Janelle: We should all do them together, and hold hands
Maggie: Look into each other's eyes?
April: In a sexual way?
Janelle: No! Eewwww
Maggie: That pink thing looks like a dildo
April: Oh my god!
They move to the living room.. April & Maggie look for alone-time but Janelle's buxoming all over town, making Maggie crazy.. it's a good thing
Another endless day finally ends.. Maggie & April cuddle & coo for hours in the pimp room, whispering about votes and lies and James and Ivette and Janelle, revising history to their liking like they do.. Ivette sleeps alone next door, eyes open & listening for some of it.. Janelle goes off to her last night in another short HOH week, hopefully to return tomorrow and hopefully dreaming of rampaging revenge
Picking a winner
My take on Maggie, photo chopped by C=Venus (thanks) - check out her new site of superb BB6 chops
This year it's pretty easy to choose which side you're on: you're either rooting for Janelle or for the rest of them.. but if you're still undecided or if we end up with a lesser-of-evils scenario, here's a rerun from Hamsterwatch 2004 that may help
We're all at a disadvantage due to the blue iceberg cluster known as DR: we should be able to watch diaries as they happen, unedited, like we're able to watch most of the rest of it, in order to form accurate judgements of which hamsters are worthy of our vote and which get kicked to the curb.. (it doesn't matter that we don't have a vote: we like to think that we do).. the real jury is also denied the crucial diary portions of our program, so they too need to adopt one of these methods to choose a winner:
Played the best game
This is the popular, politically-correct method that everyone claims to use, but nobody really does.. nearly every 'game' falls into one of the other categories
Lied the best/most
This one's a little squirrely as it crosses over into ethical/unethical territory, and that leads to arguments about politics and/or religion, and that leads to flame wars and 'yo momma' cracks every time.. BB2's Will is the exception here: he won cuz he skirted the moral issues and flat-out lied about everything - except the fact that he was a liar
Needs the money most
Puh-leez! We all 'need' a half million dollars! Anyone who goes on a tv show to pay their Visa bill or cuz they can't scrape together the next car payment should consider credit counseling, bankruptcy, gambling, or steady employment: we're all tired of the sob stories
An obvious front-runner for internet fans, but more jury members are closet cutest-sexiest-dreamiest voters than they'll admit
A favorite for internet fans and jury alike, it's what most really mean when they say 'best game'.. basically it means 'smarter than me'.. given the fact that we're dealing with people who are spending the summer being humiliated for our enjoyment and pooping on camera, most hamsters are eliminated from this category by sending in their application
Played like I would
The big daddy for internet fans who haven't caught on that everyone's different and everyone does different things for different reasons.. it's the most popular judging criteria and the dumbest: they aren't you! get over it
One of the elimination categories, this one's about rooting for anyone except the player who took out your favorite (or yourself, if on the jury).. this one usually decides the winner.. in gamespeak it's also known as 'nothing personal'
Creeped me out
Another elimination category, this is rooting for anyone except the player who gives you the willies or reminds you of your ex.. more popular among internet fans than the jury, which is odd: they're the ones who lived with the creepies - we can shut 'em off
I just like him/her
Hands-down easiest method because it requires no reasons or explanations, making it the best category for avoiding involvement in flame wars
Deserves to win
This means you don't know or don't care and are probably just afraid of getting involved in a flame war.. back it up with something or shift over to 'I just like him/her'
A personal favorite, but let's face it: the ones that entertain us the most are usually the ones that drive them nuts inside.. there's probably a connection
Played with integrity
This is a nice pipe-dream for optimists and romantics, but not much more: in reality tv, the good die young
I hate them all equally
Most feedsters end up here sooner or later
(observant Hamsterwatchers will notice I use different categories for the daily ratings.. in case you're wondering, it's random)
I don't care who wins, I'm just here for the cheap entertainment - the cheaper, the better
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