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|July 9, 2006 - Day 7
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Busto Junior, phone home
It looks like Nakomis is on the phone - getting the day's storyline from the control room maybe
Turns out it's just her mic battery pack
Fans are abuzz everywhere.. why does Howie keep going off about her? Here's another crackpot theory.. if it turns out to be true you heard it here first, otherwise it's just another what-if
It turns out it wasn't unprovoked - well, not quite - apparently Nakomis told a number of people yesterday that she doesn't like Howie or his shtick, and she wants him out for "a quiet house" (heaven help us)
Jase, Marcellas, Boogie & Will reported this back to Howie throughout the day.. Diane didn't but James overheard her meeting with Nakomis and spilled it to Howie.. Nakomis asked Janelle if she'd mind if Howie was nominated when she gets HOH
Finally, Nakomis asked Boogie to stop doing his Monica impression and he agreed, which didn't sit well with Howie on top of the rest of it.. by the way, it isn't the sex stuff she's got a problem with - it's the loud & obnoxious stuff
So what gives? Nakomis didn't invent the Five Finger veto plan like she's given credit for - the producers and/or writers did - but she was the first to figure it out, use it and name it.. she's no dummy and she knew some or all of this would get back to Howie
Maybe it's what it looks like: she didn't like Jase either when he was a noisy guy, and she put the Finger Plan in place to get rid of him.. but maybe it's all a script and she & Howie have a secret partner pact
Consider that several known allies have mentioned staging a fight or pretending to hate each other to throw everyone off track.. consider that it took 40+ days for Howie to build up to April's Busto rant, and that she knew it was coming & agreed to it (though maybe not to the lengths he took it).. consider that Nakomis barely campaigned at all and most likely had a guaranteed in, giving her time to set up all kinds of things, if she chose to.. Howie was pretty much a sure bet too
Finally, if it seems Howie & Nakomis would be an unlikely pairing, think back to this time last year, and Rachel.. remember, we shouldn't be believing everything we see this year
Okay, back to our regular program - thanks to Penguin for summarizing yesterday's meetings
Preliminary body count
Howie wasn't only the focus of the late night show, he was also the focus of the HOH bed
George would have been better off if he'd stayed out on the balcony sofa.. he's an early riser though, and trudged his way downstairs and through the house as only George would
Jase & Janelle have their room to themselves for awhile.. they talk about their moms (both watch the feeds) and say hi to them.. they talk about their hometown rallies for vote week and the bits that were filmed
Janelle: Marcellas said the Nerd Herd was like the twins with Bibles
Janelle: So when do we get to do our blog?
Jase: What's that about?
Janelle: Just write our feelings and stuff.. I've never done one
It's another dull day around the kiddie pool.. bikinis come & go.. Nakomis explains the tat that lets her "spank her monkey in public"
Will & Howie banter is getting better and better - they're like an old comedy team now.. groupings and pairings come & go.. snippets produce themselves
Marcellas: If Danielle stays how long do you think she'll stay in the game?
Jase: Til the end
Howie: Nobody talks about the game to me
Janelle: Me either
Howie: Except Will
Janelle: He's the worst one
Janelle: Even if we tried and pretended we hated each other, they wouldn't believe it
Howie: If there's a crack in our alliance it's James, but I think he's good this year
Janelle sits down to teach Boogie how to play chess.. downstairs Marcellas is smiling in the kitchen as Howie rubs his shoulders while everyone's eating
Howie's doing his usual sexchat as he goes - Nakomis is there, she doesn't seem to mind.. Howie keeps calling Marcellas Beau-Beau.. even though Marcellas claimed to hate Beau and to be compared to him as the other black gay male hamster, he's unusually quiet and subdued during all this.. he's unusually happy too
They switch places but that doesn't seem to work so well.. Erika steps in front and says "Do a train".. Marcellas says "Howie, you have NO stress!"
Body count escalates
They're still perky as hamsters go, but they're starting to settle into the nap routine we'll get used to over the next few weeks
I think this is George inside this napping contraption
Janelle didn't use the veto - but she said in the ceremony she'd been thinking about using it
Up on the balcony Janelle & Boogie's quiet chess lesson/game has gone public with new arrivals all the time, each arriving in their own special way
Alison's not spending her time playing board games or socializing - she's training
Nakomis tells the assembled crowd how tongue piercings are done - George won't be rushing out for that anytime soon
Nakomis: It didn't hurt at all
Will [to Howie]: Did it hurt when you got your dong pierced?
Howie: About like a bad sunburn
Howie tells a very long & very loud story about alligators.. Will provides a surprise ending he wasn't expecting
Will: That's the dumbest story I ever heard [gets up & walks away]
Howie: But Will, it took a lot of guts for me to..
Will: SHUT UP!!!
All of them play except Boogie & Janelle.. not sure where they are, maybe napping
Marcellas doesn't play either.. he comes wandering out in his robe then wanders back in.. wanders to his room and goes through his drawers.. then sits and eats in his hoodie while the rest of them are whooping it up outside
It's a good time - watch the videos
part 1 Getting started
part 2 Game on
part 3 Will goes splash
part 4 George goes splat
part 5 Marcellas isn't playing
part 6 Shockingly fun
Jase does the commentary, with George pitching in.. but it's not the same as Marvin
Afterward half the team goes on a weird parade through the house
Danielle & Janelle discuss boob jobs in detail with Marcellas
Identify the bodies
Out of the blue they all start pairing off and whispering about game, giving up alliance info and filling in blanks in feedsters' minds.. it's almost like their workday began and they started speaking their scripts
There are too many of them and too many convos to keep track of in detail - plenty of other sites do that - but in summary here's what we've learned, barring any still-secret cross-season pacts:
Jase talks with Will & Boogie - Alison talks to Diane
In related news, Diane & Alison are the new (but not surprising) Mean Girls who hate Janelle with a passion.. Nakomis is either their mascot or cheerleader
In other news, Erika talks with Kaysar a long time and we get the first BB7 tears when she tells him about breaking up with BB1 Josh.. it's brief.. they remember feedsters wait for moments like these and they say hi
Boogie: This isn't Big Brother All-Stars, it's Big Brother 6 and a half
Jase: Janelle won't say anything bad to their face but Alison will come right out and say it
Boogie: I hate this game
Will: Of all of those BB6-ers Kaysar's the one I'm least worried about now
Boogie: I walked in on James & Howie talking about you throwing competitions
Will: Think I should win the next one?
Will: Janelle is the most dangerous person in here
Will: I think my apathy is working for us.. I keep saying I want to go home.. they don't think I'm trying
Will: Who's gonna bond with Chicken George? Cuz I'm trying and I just can't
Boogie: Let's just keep up the Mike & Will thing just for tv time
Will: We've got to get on 'The Amazing Race'
Will: If she [Janelle] was in here five years ago I would have been like <pant pant> 'whatever you want, master'.. things change in five years
Boogie: The thing is, cuz it's all-stars there isn't that personal thing when people get nominated
Boogie: Neither one of them has made a big deal about it this week
Jase: Cuz it's the first week
Will: Everybody's on their best behavior.. next week it'll change
Jase [to Alison]: Will's gonna come talk to you.. we need George too
Alison [to Diane]: No for Kaysar and no for Howie, so we have to work on them
Alison [to James]: Has anyone asked for your vote? That's what I'm doing now
Jase [to Diane & Nakomis]: I'm most loyal to you - you know this
Diane [to Nakomis]: James was talking to Danielle about 'dividing the house'
Alison [to Diane]: I just wanna grab her [Janelle] & Erika and bash their heads together
Waffles and doom
Half the house is still up at 3am, likely all parannoying (© Diane) now that the game's begun.. fun Jase finally shows up telling Cowboy & Marvin stories, and heads up a project to collect snoring George and deposit him in the backyard - the feeds go to flames
By 4am it's just Janelle, Howie & Kaysar.. Janelle makes waffles with much supervision by Kaysar.. Howie's sporting a new fly/Bono look
This trio's old overnight spark is a bit sputtery but they try.. then they get deep into game chat over waffles and show us they're as misled about the others as they appeared to be: they trust Jase implicity, as well as James, and they proclaim Marcellas a great player.. they wonder about George.. Kaysar says he can deal with Danielle
Janelle says she almost used the veto today on Danielle.. she would have nominated Will.. they think Alison would have been evicted
Watch the video - they're doomed
Howie: I've lived in this house now longer than some real places I've lived
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