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February 24, 2008 - Day 17 (or 18)

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Bikini day

The girls have to wear bikinis all day as a consequence from last week's HOH comp

When I tuned in, most of the bikini group was gossiping, discussing Big Life Issues, Allison's gambling rehab plans and The Life of Sheila downstairs; while Joshuah, Sharon and James gossiped and talked game upstairs.. it's still raining

Some of the girls were saying last night that surely they wouldn't have to wear bikinis for the veto meeting if it happened today (which it did - the veto wasn't used).. these poor pointy-heads don't understand yet that their job is merely to be skin fodder so CBS can create a racy show

CBS and the show producers still don't understand that a skinflick isn't most viewers' preference for turning this mess into a tv show: most of us want some reality in our reality tv.. you'd think The Powers That Be would start to catch on with the bad-to-worse ratings decline so far this season but no, they're dead set on making BB9 the trashiest tv show ever.. they can't do much about "American Idol" twice a week or the Academy Awards red carpet tonight, but you'd think they'd realize they're doing something wrong when they can't even pull 2nd place and keep falling behind "Deal or No Deal", "The Biggest Loser" and "Wife Swap".

That said, this group is producing the best feeds ever - trash, skin 'n sex included - along with mass quantities of drama and more pure fun every day, and for that I'm grateful

Booze delivery

Alex to Natalie: "Did you buy those socks to match that bikini?"

I can spew about the trashy show CBS is putting on the air, but when it's bikini day and they get a booze delivery, raunch is sure to follow on the feeds

Alex & Sharon were making eyes at each other over dinner/slop - more on that later.. they brought out the nail polish arsenal for Natalie to draw a picture, they got booze, and the pans & zooms kept panning & zooming


Chelsia mooned from upstairs again - more on that later, too.. some suggested giving their beers to Natalie to shotgun, and she chugged three from her square bowl.. most were encouraging her to put on a show and it would have felt like an ugly hazing incident if she wasn't so into it.. she headed upstairs with Chelsia & Joshuah to dress.. err, undress for their show
After last night's fight, it was interesting that Matt was one of the loudest urging on Natalie to shotgun the beer, saying things like "Now, this is the girl I like".. he doesn't seem to have caught on to how the sequence of these events unfolds yet

The rest of them made some play money out of paper napkins or something.. then the announcement from Joshuah that it's showtime/Showtime and the crowd assembled on the sofa that seems so pristine when Julie looks in on them
The hamsters whooped and hollered as Natalie & Chelsia grinded, shimmied and shook their way through, among and atop the crowd.. Joshuah beat a drum and joined in from time to time with some bump 'n grind and grind some more.. everyone stuffed the girls' bras & G-strings with their homemade money til they came off - the tops anyway.. their bottoms stayed put, more or less

There wasn't much held back.. Natalie went everywhere but Chelsia held her own too, passing out spanks and slaps as she went.. Joshuah brought out props: a cucumber and whip cream.. both girls had a ball and really seemed to be enjoying themselves as much or more than their audience

Nekkid pool party

Apparently one of the HOH keys was at the bottom of the pool

I think Natalie went in first and most everyone else followed soon enough.. she & Chelsia were topless & thonged, James was his usual starkers (and did his whoopie-do party tuck trick again).. I'm not sure about the state of dress or undress of the others

They had a few rounds of double decker wrestling til Big Brother told them to "Stop that!" and the makeout orgy began in earnest


I didn't keep a tally - there were too many rounds - but I think most everyone kissed most everyone else except Sharon wasn't going to make out with the girls, and Matt wasn't going to make out with Natalie.. even James & Joshuah swapped spit
During and after all the partner switching, Alex & Sharon went at it off to one side, and kept at it.. they all moved to the hot tub afterward and things finally started to calm down

Sheila, Allison and Amanda remained inside, watching, and sharing disapproving remarks.. afterwards Natalie asked why they hadn't come out? Amanda said "We didn't want to be the losers that said don't kiss me," to which Natalie replied "You WERE the losers that said don't kiss me!"

Daily videos

The strip show and nekkid pool party in several parts - for adults - along with evening banter; James about dealing ecstasy; and State Farm won't be sponsoring BB9 are posted in the forum and at Veoh, linked top & bottom of every page

Daily ratings - The producers are happy edition

Ratings are based on entertainment value

My rant above was pretty much reaffirmed with Sunday's show. The pointless lesbian storyline lingers on as do the usual gratuitous boobage & butt shots and bikini comps, complete with team names Seduction and Devotion this time - gag. Why don't they just run a wet T-shirt contest or bikini fashion show three times a week? I think they ran a little blurb about the habitat being biodegradable this year or something, but it's too late for them to go PC now. But while they've definitely aired controversial stuff from the others, they did cut the scene short before James slipped out the n-word to Ryan & Adam, so maybe they are learning. The trauma that is slop is beyond old, but you have to wonder why Amanda didn't say something about hypoglycemia while griping about slop in Diary? Maybe they'll leave the 911 calls out of the CBS version: we'll find out Tuesday. Alex & Joshuah are both showing great Diary potential and I hope we get more of them in there. They didn't confirm the day numbers (which is highly unusual), and Neil's disappeared from the opening credits.

Paired with Sheila

His creepy quotient climbs a little bit daily, but it went through the roof when he got a little reachy & grabby during the strip show. He boasts that he frequents strip clubs but isn't it pretty much known and accepted at such places that the guys can look but not touch? You'd think he'd know that, even if it is his roomies sticking their parts in his face.

Paired with Amanda

He's showing more personality every day and seemed to strike a good balance between joining the fun and not being tacky about it. He & Sharon really went at it at the pool makeout party, way more so than the others who seemed to pretty much just be having some sexy fun, and that was after they'd slyly flirted with each other all day. Definitely something to watch there. Overnight update: Matt ratted out his buddy (and fellow nominee) to Adam & James by saying Alex owns his company and isn't just an employee as advertised. The boys were skeptical, but they did mention payments made to 9/11 victims' families.

Paired with Ryan

She seemed to have a good enough time at the strip show but she also seems to have a line she won't cross, and it smells a bit like she thinks she's too good for all of them. I would have liked to hear more of what she was saying with Amanda & Sheila while they watched from inside, but the outside group was hard to look away from.. like a trainwreck.

Paired with Alex

She too participated as an audience member and commended both strippers for a job well done, but sat out the second show. I think she's working hard to try to get some of the spotlight back and it's become an uphill battle. After everyone settled down, she lectured a bit about everything from STDs to colonics but it was way too little, way too late. Oddly, CBS opted to use her for the comic relief segment with 'bueno/no bueno' but that's a non-item on the feeds, especially when there's so much else to choose from. Loads of strong contenders today but she wins Line of the Day award with 'I am not campaigning, but..'

Paired with James

What can I say? Watch the videos.

Paired with Chelsia

Blurring out his Brawny and suicidal clergyman tats have to be making the editors nuts, especially when there are so many pottymouths to blur for each CBS episode. He looked like a 15-year-old kid in a candy store for much of the strip show and while Natalie & Chelsia went a lot farther than prior hamsters have gone, he broke into more new feeds territory by kissing Joshuah along with all the girls. Overnight update #2: he told Matt he'd been on both 'Next' and 'Parental Control' (and gotten nekkid on both), plus incriminating tales about dealing ecstasy and insurance. When the boys turned in after 4am he went upstairs, paused by the door, then hung around on the balcony for 10 minutes or so before going in to bed., maybe Chelsia was too much for him tonight.

Paired with Neil Sharon

He made a good emcee with his beaded G-string and heavy makeup, and he joined in the show as much as the crowd wanted to see (which wasn't much - they all seemed more interested in Natalie & Chelsia). His watchability is going up, as recommended, and he looks like he's going to give some good Diaries.

Paired with Natalie

He might have had the best time of any of the non-performers tonight, but his reluctance to kiss Natalie during a near-orgy where everyone was kissing everyone will come back to haunt him - and us - as Natalie's sure to bring it up again. 'Never trust anyone with pink hair' was a great line from tonight's show. See Alex re overnight events.

Paired with Matt

Once again, the caps & videos speak for themselves. While it could have been horrific to hear a crowd urging the 'loose' girl to chug beer and strip if it was anyone else, you get the idea that Natalie truly does enjoy being the showgirl/party favor. If she has emotional issues that have made her who she is, they sure don't show. She didn't even get over-whiney about Matt kissing everyone but her, but wait for it.. it'll come.

Jen's boyfriend/Paired with Allison

He had a good time even when he got a big thwap from Chelsia that took him by total surprise. Thinking Jen was watching, he behaved himself as much as anyone could with two near-nekkid girls grinding on his lap and face, but I have a feeling that won't matter much when Jen sees it.

Paired with Jacob (her ex) Joshuah

Was it bikini day or just proximity that made her come out so suddenly today? I don't know, but she sure did, and once she & Alex started making out she wasn't changing partners anymore. I don't pay much attention to her usually since she's so quiet and/or strategy-intensive but after tonight, she's definitely become one to watch.

Paired with Adam

I didn't see much of her except when she was getting tweezed, and I didn't stay on that for long. I'm not sure how critical she was while she watched the pool party from afar with Allison & Amanda, but I'll catch up on that.. it'll all repeat.

Won: $5k
Ryan's girlfriend/Paired with Parker

She & Ryan could have gone far if she hadn't opened her mouth in the first days. She made loads of enemies in a short time and took Parker down with her. She'll be remembered for super-quickie sex in the bathroom and a rash on her backside.. hmm, coincidence?

Won: $5k
Paired with Jen

He was good watching at first til he gave up and went on strike. He rebounded a bit at the end but his doom came early when partner Jen couldn't keep her trap shut about her & Ryan. She had to go, and he was just the innocent bystander casualty. 'I'm sick of people's dumbass assinine ass comments' might be Line of the Season.

Paired with Joshuah

He left suddenly and mysteriously but wrote on his MySpace that he didn't leave for health reasons and that he won't be back. He seems like a good guy and I wish him well.. he's probably lucky he got out when he did, unscathed.

Paired with Sharon (his ex)

Gone before the feeds kicked in: he didn't even make an appearance. All that potential for rehashing their breakup and/or a jealous rage up in smoke. To make it worse, he & Sharon didn't even get an exit interview in Julie's boudoir - how rude!

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Lots of campaigning and vote waffling

Chelsia/James are HOH
Alex/Amanda and Matt/Natalie are nominated

Jen & Parker didn't do 'Housecalls' or 'Early Show', and Jacob hasn't surfaced either.. maybe they're all sequestered to rotate back in later.

On slop: Alex/Amanda, Adam/Sheila

Operation Condor means getting rid of hamsters on the top row of the photo wall first (Jen, Parker, Alex, Amanda). Lots of them are in on it.

HOH comp consequences:
No drinking cups for 1 week
Females cook dinner for 1 week
No washing machine for 2 weeks
No hot water for 72 hours - done
Margarita party - done
Females wear bikinis 24 hours - done

Julie said tune in for couples nomination & couples veto, and 'the' live eviction. Maybe nothing, maybe something: last week she clearly said Feb 20 would be couples eviction.

Nobody knows when or if they'll play solo at some point, but CBS has announced it will be a full season.

Sunday's show was fourth again with a 3.6 rating and 6 share, behind ABC's Oscars pre-show at 16.1/24 and the Academy Awards at 19.1/28; NASCAR on Fox at 6.1/9; and just behind 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' on NBC at 3.6/6.
Rating = % of all TV households
Share = % of households watching TV

Tuesday, February 26 at 9pm: veto comp and ceremony, assorted dramas

Sex: 3 (Jen/Ryan)
Oral: 2 (Natalie/Matt)
Self-service: 1 (James)
Makeout session pairings: 3
  (Jen/Ryan, James/Chelsia,
Nekkid makeout pool orgy: 1
Nekkid party favor: 3
 (Natalie, James, Chelsia)
Nekkid party trick: 1 (James)
Ambulance rides: 2 (Amanda, Allison)
Major fights: too many to count

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