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You guys can help me, if you would please.. as you make your rounds of the various Big Brother sites, blogs, MySpaces, et cetera this year, please be on the lookout for my work posted elsewhere. If you read it here and then experience déjà vu on another site without credit or a link back here, or if you find my daily recaps or ratings being reposted elsewhere on a regular basis, please notify the site owner(s) and/or post a message that the material in question is from

There are so many BB sites anymore, I can't keep up with reading them all let alone chase down offenders, but stolen content has become epidemic and a real problem for everyone. The same goes for reposted/uncredited material you find from any site, Big Brother or not. All site owners, writers, choppers, updaters and cappers could breathe a sigh of relief if all the online communities pitched in to self-police the rampant plagiarism.

Huge thanks in advance!


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If you have questions, for now please ask them in the Off Topic/Help section of the forum itself.. thanks very much

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While I greatly appreciate the many nice emails and kind words I've received over the years, I just don't have the time to respond to them all when the season's underway.

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Here we go again! Big Brother 9 premiere is February 12, 2008 at 9pm. It will also air on Wednesdays & Sundays at 8pm. They are really hustling the casting process: if you are twist-free and want to air your dirty laundry for us, fill out the application - or better yet, just get signed at one of the actormodel agencies they use.

Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Zach 0
Round 3: BBQ 0, Dick 1

Task list and results
Final AP was Who do you want Eric to campaign for and vote to win BB8? Dick

Tuesday's finale placed second for the hour with a 5.5 rating and 9 share, behind the 2nd hour of "The Biggest Loser" with 5.7/9. (Note the first hour of "Biggest Loser" was second to CBS's "Power of 10".)

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Share = % of households watching TV

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Another edition of Big Brother is put to bed, but the first half of BB8 dailies will remain here plus the season recap page, along with BB7, BB6 and BB5. Stay tuned for more diverse hamsterwatching on the way.
HUGE thanks to TD/Mooman for another great season of BB8 Park toons!
Super big ups also to Jen & Sean, hoxharding, ajsaleens7, ati_tv, Attw x, LilTiger, Aldav, Wayne, Luckie, GG Jeffy, Piper, ABT, Jules, Zoo, Zack, each and every visitor to this site, to the forum and chatroom, and to my MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter, and particularly those who made donations and/or signed up for the feeds from here or made other purchases, Loosee, Norman, and Bckslash as always. Hamsterwatchers are the best - you guys rock!
Biggest ups to all the hamsters once again, for putting themselves out there for our amusement.

EditorsLatest show review is in the Forum.
Wow, lots of viewers & feedsters are questioning authority lately. As long as the fights keep going on they'll keep airing them, and people will watch them. That'll probably get translated into 'success' by the accounting department and we can expect yet another installment next year even though most fans realize BB jumped the shark with All-Stars. Maybe Canada will do a real 'Big Brother'? Meanwhile there are all the other countries doing it right and making good tv, and more web shows are starting up all the time.


$500,000 and Plasma tv
Volatile & confrontational like no other, you loved him or hated him (or switched between). He provided fights & fireworks galore, easily making him star of the season, plus father/daughter blow-ups and make-ups as bonus paydirt for CBS. The Dick at Night Show, hide the bunnies and redecorating were usually a treat for overnighters (loogies aside).


She whined and cried and laid around with Nick, but once she got in the game she played the hell out of it. Her stuff with Dick was intense and should have stayed private but she was the only one who could shut him up. She was too young for what they dropped her into but they did have some fun. I'm glad she found out she has a dad who cares.


Much maligned, often shunned, usually absent, and sometimes depressed, he built a strategy structure and an M&Ms calendar. He played BB and chess by himself, he was a good sport and came into his own first in a bunny suit and again in the final comps. He provided his share of fun including a weird food fight with Dick.


She went from one of the most liked by fans to one of the least (mostly due to excessive religious zeal and tears that harmonized with Amber's) and back. She was a lot of fun at times but usually seemed like she'd rather be anywhere else. She'll be remembered for "mmm-hmmm" and the holy wars with Dick.


He fell hard for Jessica but didn't know what to do about it, and watching him with her showed he could use a puberty re-do. His behind-the-back trashing, extraordinary persuasive and filibuster skills suggest a career in politics. He played hard and well (the game and the buffoon) but mostly gave up way TMI.


She was a desperately needed spark of fun in there until Eric sucked the life out of her. She was in good standing with all of them and might have gone all the way til Eric took over her game and she sent out two of her own. For pure hamster fun, she was usually the one to watch.


$1,000 on 'Power on 10'
Yea, she cried a lot and brought emo to a new level but she also got around game-wise and was a good sport more often than many realize. She said way too much way too often, and CBS punished her mercilessly but she let Eric have it when many thought he had it coming. She'd have done better at summer camp, and I wish her well.


Underdog deluxe, she put the show in Showtime and stood up to hate campaigns by the others and CBS, death wishes, mustard, catsuit, bunny suit, and iced tea without batting an eye. It would have been good to see her in final HOH BB8 trivia & endurance since she's a machine in both (not to mention angry sex potential with Dick).


$5,000 and Barbados trip
King Dustin's HOH blew open the backdoor and he pawned himself right through it. He was never busted for outing his alliance and he stuck with Amber too much but he led abs class, shouted at a closed door, and was an outstanding game show host.


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.

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This site was never necessarily thorough: it's what I caught and/or what interested me. It also wasn't necessarily about who should win, who will win, who I'd be friends with or who is cute. It was 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.

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