April 5, 2008 - Day 58 (or 59)
>> Adam is Head of Household - Sharon & Sheila are nominated - Ryan holds veto <<
Smackdown Round 2, already|
BBQ Smackdown '08 is getting off to rousing start this season: the barbecue is thirsty for blood this time
The metal monster scored a point against Adam on only its second outing, giving him a quick, painful, yet minor burn.. and just when it looked like the grilling was done without incident
Round 2, The Stinger final score: BBQ 1, Adam 0
Once again it was a committee event, with Ryan, Adam & Sheila all supervising each other.. Adam finished up and the turkey burgers with Swiss came out great, but the damage had been done
The watercolors, checkers and clay were taken away a couple days ago, but they finally got their "outside toys" won on Thursday: a golf set.. Adam & Ryan were glad to have a supplement for their basketball set, and they quickly put the new toys to use for baseball.. Sheila tried out the plastic putting green in a more traditional way, wondered if a golf comp is in their future, and stumbled yet again about how much BB she's seen before.. Natalie wondered why no pool toys?
Sheila [wondering about a golf comp]: I did see that on one season - I mean, I watched a little bit of it
They also got a couple zippy little RC cars.. Ryan's neck/shoulder hurts and he's walking around with a crinkly-sounding ice pack - fortunately it didn't affect his snacking.. Adam's shoes came back from cleaning(?).. Sharon put a DiGiorno in the oven with its cardboard, officially making her the worst cook/warmer-upper in there and maybe out here - luckily they found out before another LAFD visit
I saw this ad a few weeks ago on the CBS site and tucked it away.. I was remiss in not remembering to use it last week when James & Sheila had their undies face-off, and now they're getting along like gangbusters so I probably lost any chance of posting it in a timely manner.. better late than never
It was looking that way over fish, but Adam resisted the grill's telepathic commands to lop off Natalie's head
They carried their plates in like waiters in training.. later Sharon & Sheila donned Ewok robes to co-grill the next surf 'n turf course.. there was much discussion and concern about not letting the fish touch the meat, but otherwise this third and final grilling of the day was completed without incident
Ryan's neck/shoulder got worse and he had a few Diary trips about it between laying around.. he said a few times he's afraid whatever it is will develop into a muscle spasm.. he came out when wine arrived and the guys noticed a red mark, so they all decided it's a muscle strain for some reason.. James' rear view is taking on a mermaid look lately
They got a box of question cards meant to provoke conversation & discussion, and cycled through them a few times
Observant hamsters might have used the cards to figure out a little more about what makes their roomies tick, depending on how they answer the questions and/or lie, but not this bunch, nope.. they go through them fast, to hear themselves speak
Still, there was some solid belly laughter in there again today, and that's always a good thing.. Adam caused a bunch of it and contributed more than his share.. he also made sure the table was salted
They all got loud & sippy and had some pointed fun with the Q&A cards that led to a few kisses and a few spats.. it felt like it might lead to truth or dare for a minute but then broke up for the various faux alliances to whisper amongst themselves, and then this happened:
Natalie made some cookies.. she was sporting a new Trump look tonight that didn't do much for her, and Adam auditioned for the role of next season's lazy susan
Sharon yapped excitedly at James for awhile, and then he put on his best used car sales persona to make a last minute pitch to Ryan about the veto.. Ryan was fairly diplomatic but wasn't buying, and then went up to tell Adam, Natalie & Sheila all about it
Both James and Ryan are such bad liars that this was one of the funnier events of the day
Once Sheila finally left him alone, he settled into bed for some reading
He was digging around his crotch as he read, like he does.. maybe he was reading about the Bible bitches again.. he took a peek under his covers and then remembered we were watching.. he turned in soon afterward, without pursuing things further
He gave some of the best answers with the question cards today, but the best by far and Line of the Day award winner was for the card that asked, "What are the biggest obstacles to achieving your dream?"
He answered, "James, Sheila, Ryan, Natalie and Sharon" - (not necessarily in that order)
Drunken kisses plus picking on Sheila; and James works on Ryan are posted in the forum, linked top & bottom of every page
Daily ratings - Putt-putt edition
Ratings are based on entertainment value
Thanks for fixing the audio bleed between feeds!
Sunday show review to follow, eventually
Interesting factoid to ponder: half of the remaining hamsters have already been evicted
Paired with Sheila
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
He seems to be shmoozing them all, especially Sheila, and successfully! Plus he laughs a lot, makes constant jokes - often at others' expense, and he always comes out clean. He's a definite keeper even at this late stage, and it says a lot about him that the guy with some of the worst personal habits and nastiest stories has legions of fans rooting for him, even though much of what he says can't be understood. Maybe it's a lesser of six evils kind of thing.
Paired with Chelsia
Most of his answers to the question cards seemed designed to shock or impress rather than sounding genuine, but he seemed more genuine overall today than I've ever seen him. Sure, he's working all of them, but at least it's in a humane way this time. I don't believe he'll go quietly and his late night pitch to Ryan proved he doesn't believe he's 100% dead yet, but it was still good to see him relaxed, laughing, and just having a decent time in there that didn't involve sucking face or dropping trou.
Paired with Matt
She thinks she's running everything and maybe she is.. they're letting her think so, anyway. James keeps picking on her about vocabulary words she asks about, but that's kind of a pot/kettle situation if you ask me. At least she wants to learn.. he acts like he already knows everything.
Jen's boyfriend Paired with Allison
He's really suffering with his neck and very afraid of muscle spasms but I don't know where they arrived at the conclusion that the red mark meant it's muscle strain? I was thinking along the lines of a severe sort of bug bite. Laying around in bed for two solid months with his head propped up can't have helped the situation.
Paired with Jacob (her ex) Joshuah
She thinks she's running everything but she's not even close. Tonight she told more sex stories, this time about doing it while driving, and on a Sea-doo, and 'all dressed up at Cheesecake Factory'. Plus she gave James a massage that was starting to look scarily more intimate than therapeutic.. it was more than enough to squick anyone. After she put the cardboard in the oven, someone said she'd put a spoon in the microwave early on. I don't think I've ever seen her cook or clean or do anything around there but chop a banana or pepper once a day for the BEEBIES and fondle her blue thing. I hadn't realized she's that much of a princess.. even Chelsia vacuumed the place sometimes on live show days.
Paired with Adam
She thinks she's running everything and they're all letting her think so, especially Adam. He was unbelievably patient and indulging as she ranted at him for an hour or two about how she's manipulated everything and everyone, and how she will definitely win the final HOH comp and the game. Little does she know, he and most of the others want to take her to finals for a guaranteed win for themselves. Fortified by wine, tonight she said she likes girl-on-girl porn or has fantasies like that, or something, and we also found out that an infomercial is included with her ever-growing list of scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. Junipersf has invented a drinking game where you take a drink every time she says 'frikkin' but I don't recommend it if you want to stay upright for more than 20 minutes or so.
Paired with Neil Sharon
He put on costumes and breakfast shows, and did hot tub monologues, praying & sobbing aloud. He exploded viciously on Amanda & Allison, and about Sheila & Natalie (usually focused on genitalia), but he left the guys alone except James, who he c-blocked & puppy-dogged. He had lots of schemes to save himself but used them up early, and his huge drama potential fell short when we needed it most. He had the only Diary restraining order I know of: 5 feet away from Allison.
Won: $21,000 Vegas trip
Paired with James
Sometimes a spitfire who gave us good fights & fireworks but she laid around with James way too much, which was her undoing and ours. She'll be remembered for feedmasters' attempts to protect her, strip/lap dance/makeout night, having sex, raunchy stories, a colorful vocabulary, getting smashed, smashing everyone's Easter eggs, and for going out with the nasty speeches they all threaten but rarely follow through with.
Paired with Natalie
America's Playa came on strong, prepared to showmance his way through all the girls and into the money. That didn't work out but he was fun to have around and he usually kept things light amid the chaos. He brought BJs to the feeds and made Bibles fun in there. Despite the fact that he's a pig, he has some good qualities too and he kinda grows on you.
Paired with Ryan
She called it manipulation - I call it emotional blackmail with a lot of 'poor me' thrown in. One of the most delusional hamsters ever (and that's saying something), she's the poster girl for Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It. She did give us some confrontation doozies and fireworks deluxe but trust her, like one million percent, she does not care.
Revive-a-Hamster winner & loser
Paired with Amanda
He started out looking like he was on board with Matt's showmance plan and CBS picked up that angle, but then we got to know a bright, charismatic, and goofy guy who had everything going for him in there except his partner. His diplomacy was remarkable and he might have gone the distance, but he went out as another casualty of 'Til Death Do You Part'.
Paired with Alex
She began with hysterics & drama and was at the center of the biggest BB fight ever, but she went out with more of a whimper than a bang. Her moods dropped as fast as her blood sugar but to her credit, she rebounded just as fast. She & Allison had dual 911 events, but Amanda's collapse brought unexpected (and uniformed) guests into the habitat and onto the air.
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?
Paired with Jen
He was good watching at first til he gave up and went on strike. He bounced back 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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Adam is Head of Household
Sharon & Sheila are nominated
Ryan holds veto
Veto meeting is Sunday
Sunday, April 6 at 8pm: food comp, James crying, nominations, and assorted dramas
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Wednesday's eviction show was third for the hour with a 4.0 rating and 6 share, behind 'The Moment of Truth' on Fox with 6.4/11 and 'Deal or No Deal' on NBC with 6.0/11. For perspective, the following hour 'American Idol' on Fox had a 14.6 rating and 22 share.
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They didn't show the jury house last summer til the night Jameka (4th place) was evicted and the final HOH comp started. Why so late? It's in the US, probably Palm Springs area, and its location will be figured out as soon as it airs.
The HOH of the Final 4 can participate in the following HOH comp.
That Final 3 HOH comp is in three parts. The first is an intense endurance. The two who don't win that compete in Part 2. The winners of Part 1 and Part 2 then compete in Part 3 for the HOH title. Whoever wins it just evicts someone (no noms or votes), therefore choosing who they'll go up against for the jury vote to decide the winner.
Finale is April 29 but 'subject to change'
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Round 1, The Teaser: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Round 2, The Stinger: BBQ 1, Adam 0
Sex: 7x (3 Jen/Ryan; 4 James/Chelsia)
Oral: 4x (all Natalie/Matt)
Sex tallies are minumums, based on overwhelming circumstantial evidence
Self-service: 3 (James, Adam, Matt)
Makeout session pairings: 4
Nekkid makeout pool orgy: 1
Nekkid party favor: 3
(Natalie, James, Chelsia)
Nekkid party trick: 2 (James, Natalie)
Ambulance rides: 2 (Amanda, Allison)
Rodent bites: 1 (Ryan)
OB Incidents: 1 (Ryan/Adam)
Returned evictees: 3
(Sharon, Ryan, James)
Revive-a-Hamster vote hoaxes: 1
Major fights: too many to count
Chelsia abortion/baby mentions after Diary said one more and she's out: 2
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