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Monday
Aug192013

The Night Owl

Sometimes when you add alcohol crazy things happen.  The night started out pretty standard.  Amanda had a confrontation with Helen because she knew that Helen had been campaigning to Aaryn and GinaMarie to stay in the house.  The conversation took a really long time and went in a lot of circles, but basically ended up with Amanda outing all the information her allies had asked her not to about their conversations with Helen, and then Amanda telling Helen that she did not want to vote  to keep her, but that she was just one person and she didn't know how the others would be voting.  She also said she would vote with the house. 

After this there was some scrambling back and forth from Helen about votes.  Andy told Helen he was keeping her 100% (he isn't) and McCrae kind of said he was keeping her, but also tried to bait her a little because he said he wants to know if Elissa was MVP or not, and thinks Helen might tell him for his vote.

Shortly after the scrambling, alcohol arrived.  Aaryn caught a little bit of a buzz and she and Amanda got into it while re-hashing the silly red wine Jeremy incident.  Aaryn told Amanda she was being a "little cunty" that night and Amanda freaked out. Aaryn pointed out that Aaryn had actually told her she WAS a "cunt" before but Amanda tried to justify that by saying it was just a joke.  Aaryn didn't take it so lightly and the next thing you know they are arguing with each other. 

Originally it was just a small spat, but then Amanda started fighting with McCrae about it when McCrae told Amanda he did think she was a little "cunty" the night of the wine.  Amanda freaked out at McCrae and while she was yelling at him, upstairs Andy and Aaryn were talking about their ideal final 3 being GinaMarie and the two of them.  Andy drunkenly agreed with Aaryn that Amanda And McCrae are after GM because she is close with Aaryn, then Amanda came  up to the HOH with what started out trying to be something close to an apology, but ended up being a defensive mess that started a bigger fight.

After Amanda marched out of the HOH room mad to go fight with McCrae some more, Aaryn and Andy had a really long chat about everything Aaryn doesn't like about Amanda right now.  Aaryn cried about how she feels like she is doing Amanda's dirty work instead of doing what she wants to do.  She complained about how she feels like she is just being used while she is at the bottom of their alliance etc..  Eventually Amanda was traded for GinaMarie and Aaryn continued her rant.

After a while of ranting and talking about Amanda not having Aayrn's best interest in mind, GinaMarie and Aaryn came up with a plan to possibly backdoor Amanda in the morning at the veto ceremony.  They talked for a long time about the votes they thought they would have and the possibility of working with Helen and Andy, and eventually came to the conclusion that they wanted to follow through with the plan.

While GinaMarie and Aaryn were plotting Amanda's demise this week, Amanda continued to fight with McCrae downstairs.  McCrae felt like Amanda needed to just shut her mouth and let it go with Amanda, but Amanda of course said she "can't just sit there and let Aaryn think she is right about this!"  I am AMAZED and astounded at this point that Amanda has not killed her own game yet.  Her need to be right all the time is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen in the BB house.  To me it seems like the worst social game ever to walk around screaming at people all the time when you are usually wrong and can't win anything, but apparently in this season it gets everyone to think they have to listen to you.

Regardless, while Amanda and McCrae continued to fight, Aaryn got GM to go downstairs and summon Helen to the HOH room.  Helen and Aaryn talked about how Amanda only uses them both for her own gain and Aaryn told Helen she would feel way more comfortable with her there.  She told Helen all about Amanda's plan to get her out and about the fact that the nomination were not her choice again this week.  She told Helen that if Spencer goes up on the block she is going home, because that is Amanda's plan.  She then presented her with the idea of backdooring Amanda and asked for Helen's advice on getting the votes to make sure Amanda would go home.  They had just begun to get into a talk about making a deal with Spencer to get him to vote their way when Andy entered the HOH.

Aaryn approached Andy with the idea even though she had originally said they couldn't tell Andy because he would never vote that way.  Andy said (for the sake of saving face in front of Helen I'm sure) that he would definitely vote out whoever Aaryn put up and that he was cool with the plan.  Helen started sobbing and grabbed Andy's arm and told him she would NEVER vote him out so he better vote to keep her.  The plan was starting to gain some momentum when suddenly Amanda decided to march back up to the HOH and scatter everyone out so she could squash her beef with Aaryn.

Amanda told Aaryn that she alone had been keeping Aaryn safe and she alone was the reason Aaryn was there.  She also said she alone is the one that trusts Aaryn (even though last night she was planning when to get rid of her) and this whole "everything I do for you" rant went on for a long time.  For a while Aaryn resisted and told Amanda the problems she has with her, but eventually as we knew would likely happen, Amanda talked until Aaryn finally broke down.  Once we reached sobbing levels, I knew it was over and the backdoor plan was off the table.

Unfortunately for Aaryn, GinaMarie, Helen, and Elissa had been downstairs talking in the cockpit about the plan and Andy had told Spencer about it.  Spencer actually surprised me by telling McCrae and Andy that he was going to go volunteer himself and campaign to get himself put up because putting up Amanda was a bad idea.  He then swore that even if Amanda got put up, he would not vote against her no matter what.  Spencer and McCrae then started discussing how Aaryn needs to go very soon...like sooner than Elissa or anyone else..as in next week.

While Amanda and Aaryn were hashing it out, Aaryn lied her ass off and told Amanda that Helen had come to her sobbing and begging Aaryn to consider backdooring Amanda.  She then told her that Andy had been on board for the plan, but that it may have just been for show.  She also told Amanda that Andy had told her she and McCrae were gunning for GinaMarie, so Amanda had Andy summoned to the HOH room so she could confront him in front of Aaryn.  Aaryn pretty much fed Andy his lines of "you were just playing along for the sake of Helen, right?  Were you up here when she came crying to me with this plan?" etc..  Amanda bought it and eventually went back downstairs to talk with Spencer.  Andy remained in the HOH to ask Aaryn if she was still considering backdooring Amanda.  She said no, she was back on the plan to put Spencer up.  Aaryn told him that Helen was going to die now when she puts Spencer up in the morning.

Andy went downstairs and talked with Amanda and told her that he had stopped Aaryn from backdooring her, but that she needed to start keeping her mouth shut more because it was close.  As of now there is a game of "wait each other out" going on in the HOH room.  Helen is listening to the CD and waiting to be the last person in Aaryn's ear, while McCrae and Spencer sit around and talk with Aaryn making sure that Helen can't talk to her before she goes to bed.

Either way, even if Helen talks to Aaryn, I don't think it will make a difference.  I think we are back where we started at the beginning of the night with Spencer going up and Helen going home.  The only things that have changed are that Helen now knows she is going if Spencer goes up, and most of Aaryn's alliance doesn't trust her now.  I feel like if Aaryn had actually put Amanda up, she may have actually been able to secure the votes, but by just threatening to put her up and not actually following through, she now has Amanda, McCrae, Andy, Elissa, and Spencer possibly gunning for her this coming week.  Then again, someone is coming back from the jury and could potentially become public enemy number one...especially if Helen just bounces right back in.

I do not expect Aaryn's mind to be changed and I am certain that Spencer will be on the block by this afternoon.  I think this will be his 5th time, but don't quote me on that..it might actually be his 6th.  Unless anything super drastic happens, that's pretty much it for tonight. As always you all can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates.  Until tomorrow night...

Wednesday
Aug072013

Throw Out The Alliance Charts - Here Is How I See It.

I've had a really hard time this season explaining the 'Alliances' to people when asked.  The reason is because since Jeremy was given the boot, there really has not been one easy to define alliance of more than two people much less two major opposing alliances.  So after much thinking I came up with a visual of a piece of tile, or perhaps a plate where the outside keeps getting chipped away slowly.

That lead me to create the following image - which I further refined by placing circles trying to show who was closest the middle where the strongest forces are.

Helen is one very strong 'force' and I see Amanda/McCrae as the other (I do feel Amanda is the more dominent of those two however). 

The next layer out has Andy and Elissa.  These two have close ties to both Amanda and Helen but I don't think of them as floaters since Amanda and Helen have been working together for most of the game (this relationship HAS to end soon). 

Next in "orbit" (I've also compared this to a Solar System with two suns), would be GinaMarie, Judd and Aaryn.  Judd has fallen out of favor of late, although he doesn't seem to be too aware of it, if I were to re-do this I might bump him out to the next area.

That next and, once Candice leaves, final area has Jesse and Spencer in it.  Today Helen has been working to get closer to Spencer but I suspect thats only to keep him from getting close to Amanda/McCrae, I don't think she plans on pulling him in any closer.

Candice is all but gone - she and Howard would have been in the same area last week.

Thats how I see things, its going to have to fall apart soon, Helen and Amanda have already both explored the idea of voting each other out just this past weekend.  As soon as they split the others will pick a side and the lowest will probably end up floating between while the middle people get picked off.

Does this help you visualize things?  It will most likely be worthless after the second eviction on Thursday, although Jesse or Judd may go, the last three players to go via the second eviction in a double eviction night were Joe (BB14), Mike Boogie Ashlee (BB14) and Jeff (BB13).

Comment below with your thoughts or holler at me on twitter @bbgossip.

 

Tuesday
Aug062013

50 Shades of Wrong

Big Brother just didn't feel right these last few days.

On the one hand, I assume that any of this week's Power of Veto competitors -- Amanda, Candice, Gina, Jessie, Judd, and Spencer -- had nearly equal chances of being stuck with the dog cone, the clown suit, or the repeated spray tans. As long as producers intended no specific "punishment" for any specific house guest, perhaps we should think that all is as it should be in a game show which is outrageous by design.

GinaMarie & Candice, neither looking especially happy.On the other hand, in a season already infamous for insensitive, incendiary house guest commentary, why would CBS allow producers to design competition outcomes which seek to produce humor and/or humiliation by changing participants' appearances into caricatures? Candice was targeted early on by racial comments ... which, whether spoken in malice or ignorance, were unquestionably inappropriate. Now Big Brother dresses Candice as a clown, practically inviting us to laugh at the character she was required to become? After days of this, it's no wonder she mostly stayed in seclusion on Monday. And what would everybody be saying if, instead of Amanda, Aaryn had been the one to have the color of her skin changed so drastically?

It's as if they're trying to morph #BB15 into a farcical reverse-psychology whacky after-school special on race relations.

Candice's clown outfit; Amanda after repeated spray tans.At best, this is uncomfortable. At worst, it's outright disrespectful. I'm not necessarily sayin' the producers shouldn't have gone ahead with plans which were probably in place before the season started. I'm just sayin' that it troubles me when factoring in the present context.

This is an honest reaction from a newbie's perspective, and my commitment to sharing the remaining #BB15 experience with you is unchanged. But CBS should recognize that events like these do not particularly inspire new viewers to come back next year.

CBS added a disclaimer to the feeds and broadcast this season for the first time in show history. Do I need my own disclaimer? These views are mine only, offered with zero offense-causing intent, in the hope of inspiring civil, respectful discourse even if we disagree. Comment here or chirp @uselesstraffic.

Back to normal (if there is such a thing) next time at the Newbie Desk: Making sense of the different daily activities, weekly competitions, and TV schedules.

Sunday
Aug042013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 17 Recap

If you’re a stickler for correct sentence construction, or even a semi-accurate use of the English language, this is going to be a tough episode to endure. You see, a certain (former) pageant executive is going to live her dream of running the Big Brother house. She’s going to get her stuff, including a few pictures, and may even be able to take care of that mess down there, if you know what I mean.

So let’s kick it off with the start of the endurance competition. Immediately, Helen is struggling, and we hear Spencer say that he just has to win this. Then Elissa almost falls. She’s on her knees, but is able to save herself. Funny enough, it is Andy who makes fun of her difficulties.

Candice talks about being a big target, and being alone in the house, and starts crying over how lonely she is. “I’m a fighter”, she says. We then get a flashback to Howard’s eviction, and Amanda saying the “house did the right thing”. Aaryn adds that she hopes this is the beginning of a relationship with Helen since she did what Helen wanted. Andy goes on about Howard’s ‘weird metaphors” that indicated how shady he was. “As a result, he had to go.” As he leaves, he tells Candice he loves her and “go get your bed”.

They all stare at Howard’s photo as it goes dark, with Elissa adding a long, long “it’s saaaaaaad”. Spencer explains that he still wanted to vote against Amanda, but all it would hae done is piss her off. They hug anyway, although he says “I wish it was a goodbye hug”.

Amanda then heads into the bathroom and apologizes to Candice. Helen does the same, and babbles about how every week she decides who needs to go to help her game. Yes, another great edit for Helen.

We’re back to the endurance comp, and Helen is still struggling...and over-explaining how you have to do it. Aaryn mentions that McCrae makes it look easy, and he replies that “I have carny blood in me”. He then adds that he never works out, but “for some reason this competition is really easy for me”.

The barrels then pick up speed, and it is clear that Helen is about to drop. Spencer is also starting to sweat and breath really heavy. The contraption then reverses, and it’s now Andy’s turn to over-explain as many are struggling. Spencer is the first out and he punches the “china”. Candice is next, saying all she cared about is going out after Spencer. “My intuition told me to play a low-key game this week.” Say what?

Helen and Amanda both almost fall, and then Helen does drop, as Amanda says, “like broken cowboys after a long night of drinking”. Elissa is next, and then Amanda. McCrae is pissed that “all of my alliance members really suck at this”. A bit later, Judd is the next to fall, and he’s mad because “this was my competition”. Andy is next, leaving Jessie, GinaMarie, and McCrae left in the game.

It’s now time to open the “prizes” for being the first to drop. Spencer “wins” a bullhorn that he must use for the next 24 hours. Candice’s box has five thousand bucks. “Thank you, Jesus. Something good happened to me in the Big Brother house!” Helen, meanwhile, won a barbecue with four guests.

Back to the final three. Jessie starts to struggle, and falls. GinaMarie immediately starts offering the HOH room to him and Amanda. She’s non-stop chatter, and Aaryn wants her to win as she’s the only sure allie she has. GinaMarie just wants her crown and stuff, and complains that McCrae is a tough sell.

We head to commercials, and when we return Helen is shouting encouragement to the final two. Elissa hopes that GinaMarie doesn’t win because Arryn “will be in her head”. GinaMarie is still offering her deals, but McCrae says you can only trust yourself. They keep jabbering, and GinaMarie even offers to let him put up somebody. She’s getting upset that he won’t take her deals. “This Italian stallion ain’t going anywhere.”

Suddenly McCrae loses his balance and falls. GinaMarie isn’t sure what this means. “Did I win? DId I win? Can I get down?” Everybody hugs her, as she says it’s “like a dream come true”. Yeah, let her have her moment in the sun.

People are nervous, though, as GinaMarie is a “wild card’, as Amanda says. Candice hopes that she remembers how she felt when Nick left, because it’s just like her and Howard. Helen is also worried, as “no one knows where her head is”. She does what Helen does best, and completely kisses her ass about how great she is. Seriously, I hate Helen’s diary room comments even more than I did back in the Dan days.

GinaMarie runs off into the bedroom, stopping to kiss Nick’s pic, to dance around with Aaryn. Andy even comments how dumb they look as they jump around. McCrae looks a bit worried, but Amanda says there’s no way GinaMarie would nominate either of them. “She knows we’re not going after her.” McCrae, though, is concerned that somebody will get in her ear as “this would totally be the time to make a move on us”.

Amanda is then unpacking her clothes as Spencer is wandering around with his bullhorn. He motions that the two of them are cool. “I know what you did, and it’s cool”, she says. Spencer even says in the diary room that things with them are now ok. “I’ll keep him around as long as I need him”, adds Amanda.

Now GinaMarie is telling Aaryn how great she is, and totally so proud of herself for her victory. They want Candice out of the house. “Everyone in this house hates her.” GinaMarie wants her out for three reasons, and one of them is her voice. I can’t argue with that logic. Plus, she helped vote out Nick “so she can kiss my ass”.

One more set of commercials, and it’s time for what is normally my least favorite segment of the week - the HOH room reveal. But for shits and giggles, I’m watching tonight. “Let’s get it onnnnnnnnnnnn!’ They all head upstairs, and she screams. She has her crown, photos...and a pic of her and Nick! Holy hell, that’s funny. Plus, she got her hair dye, and as Andy says “all the things in her room insinuate she’s fifteen”, including the godawful Christina Aguilera CD.

Silliness over it’s now Spencer, Judd, Helen, and Jessie in the cockpit room. Helen is babbling about her grill. She has chosen Aaryn and Elissa, but that third spot is still up for grabs. Jessie asks why Aaryn, and gets whiney about it. Aaryn then walks in for a second, and doesn’t stay long.

Aaryn moves on to the bedroom, and reports how Jessie was whining about her being invited to the BBQ. “It was so awkward.” Jessie then walks into the room, and gives the evil eye before sitting on the bed.

We’re now back in the cockpit room, and Jessie is still whining about the BBQ. This time, it’s to McCrae and Amanda, who says not “to take it personally”. Amanda attempts to explain why it was done, but Jessie won’t let it drop. “What about my whole loyalty thing? Does that have any weight in the BBQ thing?” Jessie thinks it’s a big deal to be able to drink, and that “it’s completley an ass-kissing move”. Amanda adds in the diary room that maybe she isn’t the one to complain about loyalty. “Just sit there, shut up, and look semi-pretty”.

It’s now a bit later, and Jessie is still whining. “I’m done playing games. I’m just over the fakeness.” Amanda brings up how she tried to get people to flip the votes against her the previous night, and we get the footage of her talking to Howard and others about that very issue before Andy shuts it down. We also see Andy reporting the plan to McCrae and Amanda.

Jessie says that all she did was ask Andy if it would work. Amanda says she should go to everybody else’s face and tell them that they’re fake. “Don’t sit there like a little girl and cry abotu not being invited to a BBQ when you’re talking about flipping the house against the girl with the BBQ.” Amanda walks away, and then informs Helen, who thinks maybe she should give her that final spot. We go to commercials with a final shot of Jessie crying in the diary room.

When we come back, McCrae is now talking to Jessie about “loyalty and trust”. Jessie responds that she is tired of them “controlling the vote for the last three weeks”. McCrae says that you “have to pick your battles”, but Jessie doesn’t like to take orders.

Uh oh, here comes Amanda in her panties as McCrae continue sot lecture Jessie. Andy is then thrown out of the bus a bit, and Jessie and Amanda go back to yelling at each other about the audacity of her going to him with a plan like that. “You are acting like a not-staying person”, says Amanda. Jessie makes fun of her sitting there in her underwear, and finally says “fuck you” to her. She calls Amanda a bully, who responds that her entire game is playing a “victim”. Amanda finally says that Jessie is acting like somebody who is going home this week, and Jessie’s last words is that she’s not scared of her. Seriously, the edit of this is going way longer than it needs to be.

We’re now back in the house, and McCrae is lecturing Amanda, telling her it makes her “look bad”. He wants her to apologize, saying in the diary room she doesn’t need to take everything so personally. Candice, after all, is the target. He tells her not to act so dumb, which pisses Amanda off. “You never have my back.” Spencer interrupts them, ending the segment.

Now it is time for GinaMarie to interview the house, and her first subject is Jessie. She talks about the fight last night, and weirdly pleads that she shouldn’t be up next to Candice. Ginamarie does say that Candice is her target, but doesn’t know who to put up next to her.

It’s now the moment of truth, as GinaMarie gets to help pick the people she’s “gonna send packing”. She brings everybody in, and manages to get through the speech. The first key belongs to Aaryn, and is followed by Helen, McCrae, Judd, Amanda, Elissa, Spencer, and Andy. GinaMarie then says she put up Candice because she questions her “loyalty”, and for being a “drama queen”, “tattle tale”, and “a little bit of a rat”. Everybody starts cracking up, as she stumbles over the whole “do the best in POV” part of the speech. Holy shit, that’s funny.

She then tells Jessie that she nominated her because she’s a “flip flopper”, which is “worse in my book”. Everybody continues to giggle as she tries to explain how she runs from one side of the house to the other. She goes on and on and on before it’s finally over.

Candice says she’s “genuinely shocked by the things that came out of her tongue-ringed mouth”. She’s going to work her ass off to save herself. Spencer feels pretty good for herself, while Jessie continues to pat herself on the back for standing up to Amanda. She thinks people are going to respect her more, but Amanda says that putting her up is like putting a child into time out. I’m not so sure about that, Amanda.

So that’s it. DId you enjoy tonight’s episode? What about that fight between Amanda and Jessie? Who came out looking worse? Tell us what you think!

 

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