August 10, 2007 - Day 42
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"Eric's playing for you, America"
A line has been crossed
Regardless of what others have said in there, or what your opinion or mine is of them or what they've done or said, I hope most people would agree that Eric's gone too far
I've tried to keep this site fun - which hasn't been easy - albeit with a bite at times, and I acknowledge the complaints about my hypocrisy, lack of impartiality, wrong opinions, what have you - but they are my opinions and I've tried to base them on their behavior, without being hateful - also not always easy.. I've tried to stay away from the overly-controversial as there are other & better venues for that, and I just don't want to go there
But the fact that Eric's "playing for us" and has gone where he has in doing so is something I can't overlook
He's said a lot of things and so have most of the others.. verbal attacks are not forbidden and in fact encouraged in the rulebook if I recall correctly from a prior season reference.. when he called Zach a "child molester" several times a couple weeks back it was bad - I didn't get video of that, but I do have two clips of him insinuating an incestuous relationship between Dick & Daniele:
Thursday night - Friday after nominations
Regardless of what you think of Dick or Daniele, regardless of what you think of my ravings here, and regardless of their faults or any of the others' faults, I don't think many would condone this being done by America's Player "playing for us" - at least I hope not
If you have a problem with this or other over-the-line behavior by any of them - there is plenty - that CBS seems to be condoning, I suggest writing to CBS headquarters and also to your local CBS affiliate.. be specific when you write and don't just make it "I love this one" or "That one should go" if you want your complaint to be taken seriously
CBS Television Network; 51 West 52nd Street; New York, NY 10019
212-975-4321 - this main number requires a name.. your local CBS station might have a suggestion for who to speak with, or a better number
I can't keep up with emails, Youtube or Myspace messages but please feel free to discuss this specific issue of Eric's behavior as America's Player on the forum and/or chatroom but be aware that the holy wars aren't invited in either.. plenty of sites are all over that stuff and rightly so.. I prefer to fight the real enemy here: the producers and network who exploit these human beings' faults, and who are creating a fictional soap opera using real people's lives
That's all I got today
Bye for now
This is the last daily Hamsterwatch episode - actually yesterday was, and contrary to some conclusion-leapers, it's not because Eric's still in the house lol.. ass-ume what you like but the truth is I don't enjoy this house of hatred and there's precious little entertainment in it
I'm thinking I might have a bit of a summer too - it's been a few years
I'll keep the forum and chatroom open, at least for now, and I'll add my usual credits and thanks in a day or two.. thank you Hamsterwatchers for all your support over the years and especially your donations - I'll refund those for this year if requested - they're the main reason I kept going this long
I may upload a few later.. meanwhile you can catch up on what you missed at my YouTube.. see also videos in the forum by LilTiger
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Today's must-click specials:
Press tour of the habitat on Day 19 article dated today, including 'Cameras in the bathrooms, with a view of the shower and toilet, are shielded for privacy, [executive producer Allison] Grodner explains when asked' - tell it to Amber
Did Diary 'encourage' them to flip their votes? Jen, Dick & Daniele video by auntjulie
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Jessica is Head of Household
Dick & Daniele are nominated
AMERICA'S PRODUCERS' PLAYER
Who should Eric 'get nominated'? Polls closed at midnight.
Sunday August 12 at 8pm - Westies can watch live thanks to Jen & Sean
Thursday's show and Fox's NFL preseason game tied for 1st for the timeslot with a 5.2 rating and 9 share.
NOT SO SPECIAL EDITION
Daily ratings are on hiatus. Editors are based on the most recent air show.
PLEASE TURN UP THE VOLUME ON THE FEEDS (but not the blues music).
Thursday's show moved on from Nick the Martyr to a combo of Stoopid Amber and Evil Saint Eric in a morality play that left out most of the major characters. The music's getting worse, from the hinkydink backing up Amber & King Dustin to Jameka's organ hymns making a joke of religion and the downright cruel clown music for Kail's hubby Darin.. what's up with that? Kail's farewell from Dustin was obviously 'led' or 'coached' since CBS exploited her gay comments, but she & Dustin were good pals in there. Amber's rant was the highlight of the show and it's exactly how they hoped the AP scam would work, even though it wasn't really related to that. It was wrong for Julie to only ask Daniele questions about Dick and when & where did they solicit 'viewer questions' anyway? I don't understand the point of a Q&A comp having a Western theme and titled 'Let's Make a Duel' but they do love to stir up hatred, don't they? If Julie could get through a show without a flub or a season without blurting out an answer, I think most viewers would faint from shock. As for the bunny suits? Best twist ever!
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
BB8's professional pawn artist didn't contribute much but she stuck longer and hung 'like a bat' longer than anyone expected. Some thought she was a mastermind but she needed a diagram most of the time.
He went from designated pretty boy to badass with pink nails but remained ambiguous. He got blamed for just about everything but spent most of his time laying around with Daniele so missed his chance to get in the game.
He was on Big Brother 8. Barely. His game was like Drew's but without Diane, and without winning anything.
His & Dustin's part in the 'twist' felt legit and disturbing to eavesdrop on. Joe was chatty and catty, he told stories and entertained, and will be remembered for Amber from Vegas and gonorrhea.
She & Jessica didn't fulfill the 'twist' as advertised so off she goes. She wasn't prepared for this, she moped a lot and was barely around, but she gave a good show when she had it out with all the cameras watching her.
This site isn't necessarily thorough: it's what I catch and/or what interests me. It also isn't necessarily about who should win, who will win, who I'd be friends with or who is cute. It's about watching hamsters: which ones are doing what and why, which are fun and which are dull. If they aren't entertaining, get rid of 'em! Thanks for encouraging my behavior.