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hamster9/17, 9/18, 9/19/05 - Days 77-78-79

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And the minutes drag

Sunday morning they pick up where they left off the night before, ranting about the jury: how could they say such things.. justifying & rationalizing up a storm as they pace the backyard.. this was good entertainment last night but it used itself up

Even they seem to know this, and they let it wind down over yet more card playing

Ivette turns to reading labels and pondering the apple & apple juice industry, it's that bad.. everything takes on a still life quality
They get UNO, dominoes and a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.. the bashing tapers off but doesn't end - Maggie keeps it alive more than Ivette, who seems like she doesn't even want to be there anymore, let alone with Maggie & her bashing ways.. they concentrate on the puzzle and don't say much for most of two days.. zzzz

Nowhere to hide

They're bored, crew's bored, we're bored
I didn't see much of their day but check in here & there.. Maggie's been given some haircolor finally - she's gone darker

They play hide 'n seek but it's not too fun.. last year's wasn't too fun either and they did it when they were still 5

Maggie makes the rules: count to so high.. put the timer on before looking.. Ivette doesn't put the timer on.. they run out of hiding places ideas after a couple rounds
Maggie (in cupboard): I'm dying! My fucking butt had a pipe up it!

They play cards, they play solitaire, they lay around.. they rehash a bit.. Ivette confirms for a third time in 12 hours how she got on the show
Ivette: I said to her (Janelle) 'You're an amazing player but I made a promise, you know what I mean?'
Ivette: Can you imagine when they find out I used to hide up on the balcony?
Maggie: I'm sure they're all talking about that.. who cares? We all did it
Ivette: I don't think Janelle thought she was probably leaving, if she left all her stuff
Ivette: Janelle left those soft pack cookies there, do you want some?
Maggie: I don't want them
Ivette: You don't want anything of hers huh?
Maggie: No I just don't want them, it's not cuz they're hers
Maggie: They found you in Cafeteria randomly, right?
Ivette: They found me in Cafeteria randomly
So much for all the thousands of applications & videos sent in by hamster hopefuls

They walk the back yard and practice for jury questions coming up later.. they focus on their positive moves & victories
Ivette (practicing): Did you play dirty?
Maggie: The only time I think I played dirty was breaking a promise.. I went against something I said I would do, in this game that would be considered dirty
That's about as far as they get as far as non-Julie type questions

They primp and wait.. Maggie goes into Diary for a long time and comes out much more nervous & stressed (I suspect they warned her it was gonna be rough - Ivette knows, she's seen the show a lot).. Ivette reflects.. questioning is delayed another couple of hours.. Maggie plays solitaire and Nervousing 52 Pickup
Maggie: I don't know why we're scared.. these are people we've talked to for 13 weeks
Ivette: You're turning into Janelle, you only like to win
Maggie: What do you mean I'm turning into Janelle??
Ivette (at photo wall): For awhile I thought this was gonna be it
Maggie: Us three?
Ivette: Sometimes.. cuz I knew they would take you
Maggie: Who? Oh, Jenn & April?
Ivette: Yea
Maggie: They could probably say the same thing about Beau & you
Ivette: Right, I know
Ivette (pointing to Janelle's pic): I never seriously thought this picture would go black & white at some point
Maggie: A whole bunch of bitter people, maybe

Ladies & gentlemen of the jury

The fishies come & the fishies go, like they do

Ivette & Maggie are probably wishing they could swim away with them this time

They'd said earlier they were most leery of Jennifer's questions.. "she's intelligent, and you never know what she's really trying to find out"

They're shaken up & agitated, and get more so the more they talk.. they chow down chips as they start to rehash.. their cages were definitely rattled tonight
Ivette: I don't understand how I'm supposed to tell someone I deserve to win
Maggie: I know.. is there a good way to answer that?
Ivette: Oh my god I am like in shock right now, Jenn hates me!
(about Jennifer's question who first suggested backdooring Kaysar):
Maggie: That I can't quote that? Apparently it's a big fucking deal
Ivette: I think it's hysterical how Rachel hates me! 'Congratulations for sitting there'
Maggie: How about everyone else calling you a strong player and not me? How do you think that felt?
Ivette: Sorry Maggie
Maggie: Well
Ivette: I think you're a great player
Maggie: Apparently not if nobody else noticed that I was playing
Maggie: So much for my idea of getting hugs at the end of this

They get stuck on someone (April I think) saying "we all talked about (something)" and they head to Diary to complain, since the jurors aren't supposed to be talking game.. they're in there for awhile, likely getting a lot of "we know, we know.. there, there.. awww, need a hankie?".. when they come out they're subdued a bit.. they play more cards and start Round Two, the mopey phase
Maggie: That was them handing us our assholes! Not one person was nice, except Beau to you
Ivette: That bocce ball was a crapshoot
Maggie: Why is Janelle seen as this huge mega player?
Maggie: I've never been told I didn't deserve something in my whole life
Ivette: Janelle was the only one who told you that
Maggie: She said 'Maggie, you look so shocked as usual'
Maggie: Oh my god I was so ruthless: 'Well Janelle from someone whose seen as the mecha of this game I take that as a compliment from you that you didn't see my strategic moves'
Ivette: I felt kinda bad when you said Jenn was the first person you could turn to (after Eric left)
Maggie: I said last person

Maggie's reality check arrives at 12:03am BB time.. it may have passed her by, or maybe it flagged down a hurt little girl somewhere inside her

Was that to make me look stupid?
I know I'm fucking stupid, I don't need a reminder
They think I put out my own players
Alison (co-producer) would not lie to us
I'm gonna tell them at the wrap party 'you made me feel like fucking shit'
Congratulations, I feel like fucking shit
The thing I don't get is why are they so mad? Why do they hate me so much?
Was I cocky?
How do you go thru 3 months of your life and have nothing to show for it?

They go to bed and have a short Round Three.. Ivette goes to sleep and Maggie gets up.. she sits alone with her cards til 3am.. she's in bed a little while when Ivette gets up to pee.. there's a quick epilogue when she gets back.. Ivette goes back to sleep and Maggie tosses & turns

Ivette: The whole thing with Jenn is really bothering you huh?
Maggie: It was, I kinda let it go.. it wasn't so much that Jenn asked me that question, what bothers me more is not knowing the 100% answer
Ivette: 'You guys are in the seat but you don't deserve to be there'

It sounds like Howie made some direct hits as did James, Rachel, Janelle, and of course Jennifer's question about Kaysar.. see the videos below for bits, and see StickySixx's transcript of the whole ordeal in today's links

Note the rest of yesterday's episode has been posted - there's some interesting convo, considering what happened tonight

I'm not sure how much I'll watch or post tomorrow & Monday - I expect more of the same & not much else and I have other stuff that needs doing, but Hamsterwatch isn't wrapped up for the season yet!

I'll report the finale of course, acknowledgments, Housecalls group assault if they have one, and I hope to have pics from the wrap party so don't bail yet.. the site will remain up along with Hamsterwatch BB5 so you can come back & relive it all anytime you're feeling hamsterish.. huge thanks to Hamsterwatchers everywhere as always!

Today's videos These links will launch your RealPlayer - it may take a few seconds

Initial reactions Just coming back from jury questioning
Crapshoot Ivette tells Maggie her HOH win was a crapshoot, and more
Holy shit Beau Questions that surprised them
No lube (wait for it) The more they talk about it, the more agitated they get
Ivette speechless It's a first, and more
Kaysar blame Who first suggested backdooring him?
Maggie didn't play She resents that it was said or implied
Not a good person Maggie speechless, and do they think she's not a good person?
Shitty & befuddled How Maggie says she feels


What really matters must-clicks: Survival of New Orleans blog - Live video feed
Do the right thing: Direct Relief International - American Red Cross

Today's must-click specials: BB6 Park for September 17 by TD - part 1 - part 2
Super must-click special: Jury Q&A aftermath transcript by StickySixx
Aldav must-click special: Aldav Janelle
Bonus must-click special: Janelle fan site
Extra must-click special: BB6 Janelle Janelle fan site by menthol
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
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LAST CHANCE for producers and/or CBS to do the right thing and donate the unwon $700k to hurricane relief

Finale is Tuesday 9/20 - who cares - most of the audience left with Janelle

Friday's show ratings were lower than NBC's 'Dateline'

Missing: 2 Janelle HOH blogs, 2 Janelle HOH pics, 1 Janelle/Julie HOH Q&A, 1 Howie HOH blog, 1 Howie HOH pics, 1 Howie/Julie HOH Q&A, 1 gnome

Surplus: 1 pointless PBJ pass

Where to start on Friday's show? I don't think they had a clue who would win or who they'd take so edits were interesting: Janelle came across as smart & strong but her chess convo with Ivette looked like she was more manipulative than she was, and left out Ivette's heartfelt gratitude for the chat. Ivette was mostly accurate as the mix she is, urging Janelle on the spinner, 'America thinks I'm horrible', and loyal to her promise to Maggie even as she was torn over it. Maggie came across as a dummy on the padlocks and a ditz in Diary, but how they dared air that total farce of a farewell to Janelle from Ms Morality without ever airing any of her constant hate-speech is beyond me. As predicted, the reshoot of the safe opening was what aired, sans excitement or 'it's a car!' of course, but Julie shocked me by asking Janelle 'Are you saying she chose friendship over money??' in an unbelieving, derisive tone.. doesn't hubby's network run hours of dramas, comedies & movies every week preaching those values?? I'll admit to a decent exit interview that actually talked about the game, and Janelle had the last laugh on them all by being poised, quick & confident after she'd come out of the FOTH smiling.
Late add: I forgot to mention the over-budget Eric count in the show: his segment, his kids (get them off camera! what's wrong with that man?), his name in a comp question instead of Week Number, 'who do you miss/who do you not' for guaranteed Eric mentions, etc etc etc. CBS Martyred Fireman Hero Campaign continues to the bitter, bitter end.

Ups for good tv like Ivette rants often are. Much of Ivette's distress came from thinking Jenn hates her, Rachel hates her, and cuz she felt attacked about her family. She's used to confrontation though: she doesn't take it as easily as she dishes it out, but she gets over it. All last night and today she kept talking up Janelle and Maggie never acknowledged it; Maggie also kept saying 'our win' referring to Ivette's two hard-fought solo battles for the final HOH. It became clear tonight that Ivette didn't take Janelle's offer and didn't throw the comps because she respected Janelle so much as a player and wasn't sure she could beat her, but she wanted to try and she did it. Nobody's acknowledged that huge accomplishment to her (least of all Maggie) and she deserves kudos for it. She also deserves recognition from Maggie that Ivette's the one who got them both here. Not long ago Maggie was trashing Ivette with April, but April couldn't win HOH for them and Maggie knew it. Maggie also took all the pain tonight for her own - she didn't offer comfort to Ivette when she was bruised, but Ivette kept comforting & reassuring her. Ivette did good tonight as she has all along game-wise (abrasive behavior and several hideous incidents aside). If there's any justice in this game she'll get the big money that she's so certain she hasn't a shot at: she earned it by playing hard and doing most all of Maggie's dirty work for her. (She also said she'd take credit for first bringing up Kaysar, the question that Maggie wants to get stuck on.)

Ups for good tv as Karma Electra boomeranged her ass. She was blindsided by the questions and never once realized the jury is made up of equal members of her 'Friendship' who are going home with nothing, and people she trashed night after night behind closed doors. She was shocked that she's not seen as a competent player (even though nearly everyone's made a point of commending Ivette's play and not hers for weeks). She took every question as a personal attack and can't take any ownership for what she did or what she didn't do in the game, just like she can't acknowledge that Ivette & Janelle were damn good at playing it. She stayed up late, alone, after dozens of comments for hours that she can't believe they 'made her feel like shit' but she didn't crack. Her emotions are as suppressed as her self-awareness and she can't deal with not being able to find an answer that doesn't include blaming someone else. At this point she owes Ivette more than any amount of money can buy for getting her through the game, into the finals, and monopolizing the role of victim tonight when both were equally attacked. Like the padlock comp, she started dwelling on one question and avoiding the whole: Jenn's about who first suggested booting Kaysar. At the time and since it was famously a 'group decision' but it sounds like Maggie's looking for a scapegoat now to blame this whole night on. The queen of denial needs a mirror so she can learn to stop taking credit for what she doesn't do, and to take responsibility for what she does.


Buxom blonde bombshell and star of the season. Part femme fatale & part small town girl, she did anything but meet expectations. She wasn't a saint but she entertained and gained legions of fans. Her brilliance kept her in til the end in spite of being hated & lied about and she played a clean game despite what they say. She stood up to all of it, never cried & rarely moped, and rallied back every time til math took her out.


She ran from side to side every week with angst even though she DID NOT CARE! She tried to get Ivette kicked out & blamed it on Janelle, like everything else: she's most of the reason her fellow crones hate Janelle so much. She brought Gladys Kravitz into the house, picked her nose, freaked out regularly, lied & cussed up a storm, and called all us fans 'pieces of shit' on tv, but thanks to her we got Howie's Busto rant.


Pure fun & entertainment, he gave us boobies, his jack shack, the Busto rant, and so much more. His friendliness & charm outweigh his explicit mouth & harassing ways and most everyone loved him in the end. He brought the Force into the house and inspired Jedi Janey to carry on. Never mind his looks, build, and future economic potential: his best trait is just being Howie.


As BB's double token he danced, he flashed, he puked and rode Ivette's jetstream. Not as fabulous as promised, and it doesn't seem right that he knows so many people that Janelle & Howie do, not to mention he's pals with BB2 Hardy. I thought he'd be this year's Cowboy at #2 but he won an HOH so he's gone.


He played a good game, saved himself too many times, and played both sides against each other instead of for himself. He wasn't a very nice boyfriend, and he was mostly dull with an excuse for everything. Arrogance was his undoing.


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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