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Friday
Aug012014

The Day Timer - Last time for 4 nominations, but keep on Caleb-hating

Nicole nominated Zach and Jocasta this afternoon for eviction, and Donny put Caleb and Victoria on the block as well. Julie Chen announced last night that there will be a double eviction next Thursday night, which means we've hit some new #BB16 milestones:

  • Despite the fact that it's Week 6, it's the very first time this season that the reigning Head of Household, regardless of the Battle of the Block outcome, will be a house guest who isn't a Detonator (or Bomb Squad) alliance member. That's enough right there to potentially change the course of the season.
  • The "dual HOH" twist will be over after this week. If it were to keep going, just about everybody left in the house would be either an HOH or one of the four nominees ... so, yeah, we'll be down to the more typical one HOH and two nominees.
  • Unless my math is wrong or there's some other twist coming, all future evictees will be going to the jury house.

I have definitely crossed over into the #STFUCaleb crowd -- that kid seriously annoys me with his self-importance and ... yeah, I'll say it ... misogyny. I can't blame Caleb solely for #BB16's less-than-stellar treatment of female house guests this year -- the men seem to target every woman who either spurns their romantic advances or who simply expresses a contrary opinion -- but Caleb is certainly this season's poster child for sexist house guest behavior. Yes, I know it's a game, and I know that deceit and disloyalty are necessary to advance one's game.

But ask yourself this: Would Caleb's continued unwanted attentions and stalker-like behavior toward Amber after she gently expressed her disinterest have been similarly tolerated in the real world?

I'm not a lawyer, but what does it take to qualify for a restraining order?

Part of me wanted Nicole and Donny not to nominate Caleb at all, in the hopes that he could be backdoored next Thursday like Amber was yesterday, or at least have fewer chances to get himself off the block. (Remember that a "true backdoor" happens only when the evictee did not play in a competition that week, thus having no chance to save him/herself.)

Usually, the people I most think deserve eviction end up sticking around for several weeks more. Caleb could win a comp and be safe for the week. Them's the rules, and I'm cool with that.

When I'm talking with family and friends about this show we watch, though, I wish not to have to start by saying, "Big Brother has no socially redeeming qualities whatsoever."

These are my opinions, you're welcome to yours, and I have absolute respect for anybody who thinks differently when our conversations about it are friendly. Share your thoughts in the comments or @uselesstraffic. Who is going home next week? Will Caleb or Zach win the Battle of the Block? (Jocasta & Victoria are just along for the ride.)

Reader Comments (6)

Douchebag Mode Cowboy is complaining about getting a haircut and slop for 2 weeks.
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIrishcurse
Since it is a double eviction maybe Caleb will be evicted in his Adam costume. Now that would be awesome>
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterironsa
Should we start taking bets now on long it takes Caleb to declare his love for all things Victoria? And she would totally eat it up.
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
John - when they do the double eviction, it usually parallels the start of the jury - so that one person doesn't have to be by themselves in jury house.

Amber was sexually harassed by Caleb. Would it have been tolerated? Yes. Women have to tolerate this stuff all the time. Look at Zach's argument to Amber: Caleb risked half a million dollars, more than any of your other boyfriends. What is the implication? If someone spends (or risks) money on you that should override any personal feelings? That if a guy does an unsolicited favor (Disney prince) then the helpless female recipient should marry him and live happily ever after. Don't know how much Zach actually believes what he says, though. I don't think he believes it when he says he's not gay!

So it would've been tolerated, but it shouldn't be. Hard to mimic real life, however, when you have a house full of greedy narcissists all playing for their own self-interest. Amber should have been able to play the game without a crazed stalker single-handedly hijacking it and though I"m not a fan of All Stars, if they're gonna have one, they should include Amber in the line-up and exclude Caleb (I've seen enough already).

Now Caleb is chained to Victoria for 48 hours. When she first entered she wasn't allowed to sleep in same room with a guy, now she's planking Derrick and seemingly not at all upset about her ivy-leaf-clad attachment. Guess she found her cuddle-buddy for next two nights.

Caleb may now be fixating on Nicole. Hopefully he goes home in Double Eviction. Wouldn't mind if Frankie gets replacement nominee this week.

But - I want Victoria and Jocasta gone yesterday too. So can we have a quadruple eviction this week, instead?
August 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterobjkshn
objkshn, you make a good point about real-world sexual harassment. My hope, I guess, is that women are more empowered to do something about it outside the BB house. I suppose that's naïve thinking in all too many situations.

A quadruple eviction would definitely fall into "expect the unexpected!"
August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTarget John
Victoria reminds me of a much younger, prettier, nicer, and smarter Elissa.
August 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCraig
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