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Friday
Jul052013

Shocker (Not Really)

It took longer than expected, but the feeds are back and Elissa and Helen have been nominated.

What a strange day, though. We had an entire afternoon of ring kissing, as Jeremy and Aaryn have been holding court. One by one, they've come in for interrogation, with the main question being who should go up next to Elissa. Strangely, Helen basically offered herself up, which was an unnecessary move as she was going up all along.

Kaitlin, though, made it all about herself, with some strange pleas for Candice to go up instead of Helen. In some strange piece of brain farting, Kaitlin would end up going home if it was Helen as the pawn instead of Candice. Not really sure what that was all about.

Even weirder, though, was the sad case of Elissa. She was scheduled to be the last person to grovel, but was suffering from stomach issues. Oddly, this caused the Cat Lady contingent on twitter to start praying, becasue she may be close to death! She just needed a good poop, which means this was the first nomination ceremony in history to be delayed by an intestinal issue. if you think about it, it's fitting.

So we know that Elissa will get the (non-deserved) MVP again tomorrow. Who will go up? Will it be Jeremy, or Kaitlin? Tell us your prediction!

Wednesday
Jul032013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 4 Recap

I’m settled into my couch ready for the first eviction of the year. Will it be the boy-crazy Jessie? The no-nothing surfer dude, David? Or the whiney, living-on-the-coattails sister of Big Brother “royalty”, Elissa?

More importantly, will CBS make mention of the various controversies surrounding the show? At this point, with TMZ even weighing in, won’t they look like fools if they don’t?

So let’s start with the phoniness surrounding Elissa replacing Candice on the block. Remember, McCrae ended last night’s show by saying she was the real target, and CBS-only viewers fell for it hook, line, and sinker. She’s not. He was fulfilling a role for the rest of the house, and, more importantly, the CBS production team. Or was he? (See, I can also play that game.)

Ha, Julie did throw in a sly comment about people showing their “true colors” in her intro. To sum up the post-veto comments, McCrae hopes that Nick can get the votes to save Elissa, David isn’t worried, and Nick is pissed that McCrae put her up. Elissa says that McCrae “betrayyyyyyyyed mah twust”. She says she has to be “a little more open with some of these houseguests”.

We immediately see that, as she admits to a variety of people that she is Rachel’s sister and the MVP. Andy is impressed that she opened up to them, and Amanda agrees. “Maybe she’s human. Maybe.”

Jeremy is sitting outside with his boo, Kaitlin. For some reason, he tears open his shirt, and they have a laugh. Jeremy says “we’re vibing”, and we see them mauling each other. Kaitlin then apologizes to her dad. What a waste of time.

Back to Elissa, who is now again bonding with Judd and Helen. It really is the Elissa show, to my anger. But at least we get some J-U-DOUBLED, and this leads to a discussion that the house needs to save the booze until Judd is no longer a have-not.

This doesn’t work out, as the moron foursome decide to steal the wine about 45 minutes early. When the clock hits midnight, the have-nots, including Judd, are ready to drink. Unfortunately, there is no wine left.

Aaryn is upstairs admitting this to GinaMarie and Nick, while the rest of the house searches for the bottle. Helen is particularly fired up to eat and drink, and Aaryn complains that everybody is so two-faced. Uh, baby, it’s because you stole their wine!

She heads outside to whine some more, and reports that Amanda claims that she’ll put them up if they did steal the wine. That poor little Aaryan girl is sick of those people! She heads back inside with Jeremy, who admits that he was the rude one. “I feel great, and I don’t give a fuck.” He doesn’t want everybody else to yell at Aaryn and the others. What a bore.

He then heads back outside, and they all make fun of them. At the same time, Aaryn is impressed and can’t wait to get rid of “all of these jerks”. Good luck with that, little bitch. Amanda then comes out and yells at Jeremy, who tells her to “be quiet and listen”. For some reason, Helen starts bawling inside as Amanda continues to yell at Jeremy. Seriously, though, this is nothing compared to the other stuff that went on during that day.

After a commercial break, we head back to more house footage. Amanda is shown heading into the HOH, and we see their late-night banter (but not some of the more embarrassing stuff they did). McCrae does admit, though, that he’s scared of the “man eater”, and then the romantic music comes on as they start kissing. McCrae says it’s “pretty sweet” for a pizza boy like him to be with this high-end real estate agent.

Aaryn is now telling David that there is no way that he is going home. Yet, the next scene is a Judd, Amanda, and Spencer talking about how Elissa is going to win MVP every week, so she may be a valuable ally. “We’ll have the third nominee every week, no matter who is HOH.” Even my pal Judd makes some sense in this segment.

Spencer then goes on to Nick about this plan, who then moves on to Jeremy. He’s not so sure about this idea, though, but Nick convinces him it’s a good idea. Spencer keeps making the moves, now telling Howard and McCrae.

We quickly move to Julie addressing the house. The first question goes to Andy about the mood of the house, and he says it’s been “odd”. She then asks Helen about how much the third nominee changes the game. Yeah, you can predict the answer. “Anything’s up for grabs.” Julie then asks Judd about the have-not room, and he says he hates airports. “It’s a pretty shady airport”. We end the segment by asking Candice about being on the block before going off the block, and she gives a nonsensical pageant answer.

It’s already eviction time, but first we have the final pleas. Jessie goes first, and says happy birthday to her father and the usual “I love you guys” babble. Elissa is second, and goes full Rachel about how she’s a huge target. Ugh, she even does the “nothing gets between me and my” bullshit line. David is last, and he says he should be kept because he’s a “stand up guy”. God, he’s an idiot.

It’s now time to vote, and Amanda votes to evict David (to cheers, for some reason). Aaryn is next, and she votes to evict Elissa (to boos). Nick then votes to evict David, but Candice goes for Elissa. I see how this is going. Spencer then votes to evict David, and Kaitlin votes for Elissa. Next up is...commercial.

We return, and the pattern is the same. Helen votes against David, but Howard goes against that pattern (but against the Moving Company) by also voting against David. GinaMarie, though, votes against Elissa, but Judd goes against David. Jeremy votes against Elissa, and Andy against David.
Julie addresses the house, and David is out 7-5. There’s a stunned silence (except for a bleeped out word), but Aaryn is pissed! When we finally get to Julie’s interview, David has even less to say. Literally, nothing to say. Just head offstage, surfer boy! At least Amanda had a great goodbye message, saying his biggest mistake was hooking up with the “biggest bitch in the house”.

It’s now time for the HOH competition, and it’s called “BB-BBQ”. They are in teams, and they have to fill their cup with barbecue sauce. This is transferred to their partner, who then has to dump it in the jug. There are also smaller jugs that, when filled, allows you to grab a bigger cup. Oh yeah, and the floor is slippery.

This is a competition that will go on for quite some time, so stay tuned to the site for further news. Other than that, a big “F-U” to CBS for not dealing with the controversies from earlier this week!

Do you agree? Are you upset with CBS? Are you happy Elissa was saved? Or that silly Jessie didn’t get a single vote? Do you agree it’s bullshit that a MVP can repeat? Tell us what you thinK!

 

Wednesday
Jul032013

Enough!

I've had to shut off social media for the time being, as the circular discussions are driving me nuts. Just to be clear, I'm as shocked and offended by the various racial and sexual slurs uttered by over half the house as everybody else. 

But I can no longer handle the chatter.

Every one of those unfortunate comments is being rehashed and rehashed. We all know what was said! We all agree that it's horrible!

There's no coverup, though. The incidents (except for maybe one case of loose lips) all happened after Saturday's veto meeting. Sunday's show was already in the can at that point, and it also didn't fit Tuesday's timeline. Tonight is the night that it would be shown, during that opening segment that is usually present to make you believe the eviction is a tossup.

I predict some of it will be shown, and it is due to those that heard them on Sunday and Monday. It was those people that led to news outlets such as NPR, HuffPo, and other publications to report on the incidents. It was those people that are ultimately responsibel for Rachel Reilly's self-serving interview with TMZ earlier today.

Without it hitting the media, CBS could have easily swept the story under the rug. They're now forced to deal with it, and I'd be shocked if they didn't. If they do ignore it, then you can scream about conspiracies.

Until then, I'd like a couple of hours of other topics. Can you help a fella out?

Sunday
Jun302013

The Night Owl

Well, the shit hit the fan in the BB house tonight!  First there was some game talk so I will get that little tidbit out of the way first.

 

The Moving Company had several meetings of the minds both in the HOH and the Hammock to discuss the plan, make sure it was still on, and discuss who they would like to see go next.  They ultimately came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter who goes next as long as it isn't one of them.  My personal favorite part of these conversations was Nick talking about the insanity (while making wrist slashing motions) of having to "hang out and listen to GinaMarie's garbage pail mouth and put up with Aaryn's stupid bullshit" while pretending to be in the BlondeTourage.

 

 

BUT THEN THEY GOT ALCOHOL!!!

 

Okay, lots and lots happened and if you have the feeds and want to see it you should flashback to around midnight BB time when the Have Nots went off food restriction. (did I mention the have nots were allowed to eat and drink?)

Before midnight, Jeremy decided that he would steal the entire bottle of red wine that Elissa had been looking forward to and drink it all himself..sharing only a little with Aaryn.  He got pretty buzzed and then went out to the hot tub with Aaryn while the have nots had their "yay we can eat" party.  Well, Aaryn decided that it just wouldn't be any fun for everyone else to be having a good time and decided to get up on her mean girl high horse and tell Jeremy how everyone was "mean mugging" her as if she stole the wine.  In reality no one was looking at Aaryn at all and the only thing said about the wine up to that point was Elissa saying "where is the red. I've been a have not and I wanted some. That sucks.".  She didn't say it to anyone in particular though.

After Aaryn got Jeremy all riled up about them getting "mean mugged", Jeremy decided to go into the kitchen in the middle of the party and start yelling at people.  He said a whole bunch of things that didn't make sense along the lines of "go ahead, put me up. I came here to win and it was all me. Ya'll can just be mad at me" etc..   At some point he yelled specifically at Helen and she started to cry and got really upset about it. 

He also yelled either at or about Amanda? It's hard to keep up with.  Anyway, he then went out to the hot tub. Judd followed and said something along the lines of "I'm just happy to be able to eat"  to which Aaryn replied "you don't need to get all snappy with ME Judd. I've had your back this whole time!".  WHAT?!

Then Amanda decided she had to get her 2 cents back in at Jeremy and came out to the hot tub and started yelling at him about how she didn't say anything about the wine except to "check people's teeth if they wanted to know who drank it."  So Jeremy vs Amanda commenced and they yelled for a while and Amanda cried.  She eventually went inside.

Meanwhile, Kaitlin who had been hiding in the back bedroom decided that she was mad enough to need to call Jeremy inside so that she could confront him, but on her way through the kitchen, Elissa decided to yell at Kaitlin, but that tiff only lasted for less than five minutes and then Kaitlin began beckoning Jeremy to come inside so she could have a  piece of the action.  Jeremy however was not ready to come inside since he was busy fighting with Andy at the hot tub!!

Eventually Jeremy came inside and Kaitlin told him how stupid he was being and told him that he was going to get David sent home etc.. etc.. and he asked her if she was breaking up with him and wanted her ring back. She said "I'm not saying anything like that." and eventually went outside. 

Candice, not to be left out of the action, came in to defend Elissa and Helen to Jeremy but was only able to do so for a moment before Aaryn decided that this battle better turn into a hat issue again and SHE began fighting with Candice.  That fight died down for a little while...long enough for Gina Marie to convince Jeremy that he needed to apologize to the still sobbing Helen.  So off he went to apologize to Helen.

Aaryn, was not to be shaken though and continued to fight with Candice while Jeremy apologized to Helen.  Candice then came with my favorite line by far of the whole fight: "I ain't afraid of you, boo thing.".

Eventually, Judd, McCrae, Amanda, and Andy made it up to the HOH room and started talking about how Aaryn MUST go because she is the starter of all of the shit. 

All of these fights and discussions went on for a pretty long time and it would be impossible for me to include everything that happened here.  I hope you guys have flashback.  All I can do now is let a stream of pictures speak for themselves. 

Oh, on the smarter side of the house, Howard was nowhere to be seen or heard during all of this and stayed away from the Drama.  Nick was in the room, but as usual had on his "completely no reaction" face the entire time. 

So here you go...the fight in pictures:

 

 

 Aaryn drinking and shit talking

 

Jeremy with stolen wine

 

Amanda vs Jeremy

 

A lot of people fighting

 

Kaitlin vs Jeremy

 

Candice vs the room/hat

 

Andy vs the room

 

Helen after the fact

 

Aaryn still being a bitch vs Candice part 2

 

Apologies and Aaryn still fighting

 

Completely unaffected

 

Well..unaffected until the meeting with McCrae and realization that the house was turning on itself as planned.

 

You guys!! This is amazing drama that happened before BB would usually even start.  What an exciting night.  If you don't have the feeds you really should consider them. It's only going to get more volatile.  I'm spent for tonight and they haven't even headed to bed yet.  Until tomorrow night... (unless they get into it again in which case you will get a follow up.)

Sunday
Jun302013

The Night Owl 

Due to real life BS getting in the way of my BB watching (hate it when that happens), I didn't see as much of the feeds tonight as I would have liked to.  I'm pretty sure I didn't miss a whole lot though.

For anyone worried about Amanda losing her spot in the HOH bed, you can relax. She only left the room once I think in the last 24 hours and it was just to go drink som beer.  Her mouth also ceased to stop moving at all.  She seems to be running out of game related things to say about people and has now moved on to just being critical of every single one of the other HGs in general.  Anything she can think to say about them she does.  I cannot believe I started off wanting to like this girl.  It's official, I'm over her.  I just need to come up with a title for her more creative than "Aman-DUH".  I would be feeling super sorry for McCrae's ears right now if he wasn't getting some kissy face from her and possibly other things when no one but BB and the world is looking.

 

 

GinaMarie came to the brilliant conclusion that there are 10 votes this week (there are actually 12) and took this to her faux BlondeTourage alliance member, Nick.  He of course listened to her talk about how they have the votes to get Elissa out no matter what etc.. etc.. and agreed with her blah blah.  These kids really don't have a chance right now if they don't wake up to the bigger alliance controlling everything for now.  I do think eviction  night is going to be interesting if everything plays out with the votes and eviction the way it is planned though. I look forward to it.  Anyway, after talking to Nick about it GM ran to tell her other BlondeTourage members Aaryn and Kaitlin about her ideas.

 

 

The girl side of the BlondeTourage decided that Andy has turned on them and is acting shady and planning to keep Elissa since they have heard him say that he feels bad for Elissa because she IS a human being after all.  Andy of course IS voting to keep Elissa, but was not at the time plotting against them.  While the girls talked in the Hammock, the BB experience proved to be a little too much for Andy tonight and he was upstairs pouring tears to Regina Spektor.  I feel bad for the guy.  I really like him as a person, but that isn't going to win the game for him, and I'm not seeing any impressive strategy out of him yet.

 

 

There was a booze delivery at some point in the evening, but unfortunately I didn't see any real drama come from it or even anything really fun.  They mostly just did this:

 

 

 

Both during the day and overnight several of the TMC alliance members talked to Jeremy to make sure he was okay with voting David out.  To my GIGANTIC surprise he was actually okay with sacrificing him for the sake of the alliance.  I really wasn't expecting Jeremy to be on board, but apparently the MC alliance is solid for now.

 

 

Amanda got all emotional and spent some of the evening crying based on hearing that some people were coming after her. I'm not going to lie to you all though, I changed the feed and didn't hear what she had to say about it.  If I tried to keep up with everything Amanda said I would never look away from my computer screen or see any of the other HGs.

 

In more fun news, while the drinks were going around, some of the other HGs tried to teach Judd how to speak in a manner where others could understand him.  They also taught him a little bit of NY speak.  Speaking of Judd, I'm starting to not recognize him and think there is a new HG now that he has been on slop for the week.  Someone needs to feed that guy soon or we may lose the late night hilarity that is the J-U Double D. 

 

 

There was a very very small late night tiff between Candice and Aaryn that is hardly worth mentioning. Apparently Aaryn thought Candice smashed her hat, and Candice was upset that Aaryn was bitching to everyone else instead of just asking her if she did it.  During the fight Aaryn corrected Candice's speech by saying "ASK!" (instead of ax) much like Aaryn does to production when they ask her to stop doing things.  The fight was over quickly when Aaryn walked away, but there is a big tension building there and they both went and told their versions of the argument to other people.  Apparently according to Aaryn it is the highest form of disrespect and is demonic for someone to sit on a southerners hat.  I can tell you as a southerner that this is absolutely not true. She also went on a tirade of racist and homophobic remarks after this, but that's not really so shocking coming from her.

 

Other than all that stuff, everything was the norm. David was a tool, Aaryn whined at David, was a smartass bitch to production and kept singing, Andy and Judd were funny, the showmances showmanced, and Amanda talked ..and talked...and talked.  Oh, and for anyone who didn't know, the POV ceremony DID happen today/yesterday and Elissa went up as expected.  So that's pretty much it for the night. Hopefully more action will come tomorrow night.  As always, for my other random thoughts on the night you can read my twitter @ashes2ashes13

 

Thursday
Jun272013

The Night Owl

It's been a busy 24 hours in the Big Brother house.  When I first turned on the feeds early in the day on Thursday, everyone was all atwitter about the MVP nomination.  Elissa had chosen David and his mane of blonde to sit in the third nomination chair.  She revealed to McCrae that she actually was the MVP which otherwise would have remained secret from the HGs leaving her nomination anonymous.  McCrae told Amanda and the news flew like wildfire from there.  Lots of the HGS, the girls especially, started talking about and getting worked up about all the things Elissa has done in the house, including lying about who her sister was and having confrontations with many of the other girls.  This eventually led to a confrontation between Elissa and Jeremy, and at some point left Elissa sort of fake crying and duckfacing reminiscent of another member of her family.

 

 

There was lots of talking among the girls and a few of the guys about getting Elissa out this week.  Their plan was to hopefully have David throw the veto comp so that whoever won could pull off one of the original nominations and have McCrae put Elissa up so that they could vote her out.  Most of them made it clear to McCrae what they wanted and really put the pressure on.  At one point, Amanda even tried to convince Elissa that maybe she should just quit.

 

However, McCrae and Helen, as well as a few other members of his alliance had other ideas.  He fully intended to put Elissa up if the situation arose to do so, but the plan among his alliance is to vote out David anyway unbeknownst to the girls and few guys who want her gone.  Helen seems to be one of the main supporters of this idea along with Andy, Nick, and Judd.

 

 

The veto was played and McCrae was once again victorious.  At this point I think he may be hurting his game a little to be winning so much so fast.  I'm rooting for the kid, but he may find himself forced to win in order to stay in the house soon if the rest of the HGs start to see him as a huge threat.  Immediately after the competition, Nick and McCrae went up to the HOH room to discuss what the best move would be since he was now in power of the veto.  They eventually came to the agreement that it would be better to take down Candice and put Elissa up, but to make sure that David and all his crazy tresses were voted out anyway to the shock of all those that vote for Elissa to leave. 

 

Nick and McCrae are two of my very favorites, but I have to say my hopes were shattered when it turned out to be THEM rather than production trying to keep the other Reilly in the house.  I understand their reasoning though. Keeping Elissa in the house does leave someone in with a large target on her back.  It also gets out David who is in a showmance alliance with Jeremy, Jessie, and Aaryn.  Between David and Elissa, David is most likely the bigger threat to McCrae, Nick, Judd, Andy, Amanda, Spencer, Howard, and Helen (the group planning to keep Elissa) as Elissa has no real alliance.  Nick continued to talk to David at different timed of the night discussing surfing and skateboarding and reassuring David that he of course is safe since Elissa is the target (and the Oscar goes to..).

 

 

David seems to be none the wiser and trust that he is going to be okay.  He did have some awkward tiffs with Aaryn earlier in the day, but for the most part those were about him chatting with Elissa and he really doesn't seem to be all that concerned.

 

 

After all the veto game talk, everything calmed down and went back to normal. Jessie returned to obsessing about why Nick sleeps with GinaMarie now instead of her and wondering if he is gay since he is not giving her attention.  Last night she was traumatized that Jeremy was more into Kaitlin, but since Kaitlina and Jeremy are spending more time together, she had now returned to her former choice of unreciprocated interest.  She decided to take a bubble bath with Aaryn to discuss this with Amanda also present to explain the things too difficult for her to understand.

 

 

Speaking of Amanda, I have NO idea where this girls head is at.  She seems to be into everyone's business at all times, and she talks to everyone about everyone else.  Each time she talks to everyone she seems to be completely on that person's side.  I really want to like this girl, but I think she is making herself into a HUGE target by doing so much talking.  The one person I think she really IS loyal to right now is McCrae, but he is HOH, so there is no telling where she will go when the power shifts.

 

 

I am really starting to enjoy Andy tonight.  As far as alliances, he seems to be in pretty tight with McCrae and possibly Nick, and his humor has really started to stand out.  I think his intelligent quick wit is going to be great entertainment if he is able to stick around.  Unfortunately, he is another that is on board with keeping the Reilly beast in the house, but I can live with those shortcomings for now I suppose, and again, I understand why as players they are doing it. Also, I'm not completely convinced that Andy is keeping Elissa.  He tells a different story depending on who he is talking to, and he is very good at it, and very good at being casual about it.  I think his vote could easily still be up in the air and no one is really the wiser about it.

 

I haven't seen much of Candice or Kaitlin tonight other than some laying around in the room that used to be "the lounge" among other names (I don't think they have named the rooms yet this year), with each other and Jeremy and Judd.  They mostly just talked about areas where they feel fat and boring things of that nature.  There was a little Elissa bashing here and there, but nothing out of the norm. At some point there was a giant game of chess, but this broke up pretty quickly.

 

 

Spencer and Howard seem to be very close, and had some conversatoins over the night about the positives and negatives of keeping Elissa around, but I am not sure what conclusion (if any) they actually came to.  I am fairly certain they are still leaning on the side of keeping Elissa though.

 

After a while the game talk seemed to die off almost completely and everything just turned to nonsense conversations about everything from sports to what sounds a starfish can make.  Gina Marie rubbed her crotch on a few people (not kidding).  Amanda played "milk the cow" using her own boobs as udders.  There was a long discussion about who farts when they pee, and other random silliness.

 

Right now the plan seems to be to nominate Elissa and then blindside David, but we all know this is subject to change.  There are a lot of things (including production) to take into consideration, and days in the BB house always bring quite a few flip flops anyway.  I'm personally hoping the "keep Elissa" plan goes south and she walks, but I am seriously doubting that will even be allowed to happen.  We shall have to wait and see though.  Until then, it's all up to what our long haired HOH decides to do when the POV ceremony is held.

 

 

Oh, this also happened and I have no really good explanation for it:

 

 

What do you all think of the season so far? Who are your favorites?  I think we are off to a pretty good start. I cannot stress ENOUGH how much I am enjoying this cast of new kids vs the old rehashed HGs.  Until tomorrow night...

Thursday
Jun272013

The Night Owl

The Big Brother Gossip website and CBS live feeds are both having issues tonight, so make of this blog what you will.  Half the night the feeds were not working, and half of the night the sound was out on 1/2 of them.  I will try to convey the basics and what I learned though. I am also unable to upload pictures, so sorry for the lack of those.

When I first got my feeds working tonight, all the HGs were gathered in the living room in the midst of a fashion show (yawn).  Helen won and was crowned with a fuzzy pink kitten hat.  After this the HGs broke off into little groups in different places.

16 HGs is a LOT of people to try and follow, so I am still completely fuzzy on the details of who is aligned with who.  Here is what I know:  McCrae is HOH.  He has nominated Candice and Jessie.  He seems to have an alliance with Nick and possibly Howard, Jeremy, and Spencer.  The have nots are Andy, Elissa, Judd, Howard, and Helen.  We do not know who the MVP is yet, but a lot of the HGs, along with the rest of the world, are pretty sure it will be Elissa.  AAryn is positive it will be Elissa and that she will be the one nominated. I think they must have had a confrontation of some sort before the feeds came on.  A lot of the girls are really interested in the idea of getting Elissa out, but are pretty sure it won't happen this week. McCrae and Judd had a discussion about wanting to keep Elissa around so that there would be a big target in the house.  Obviously we all know production would never let her go out this soon.  They also all seem to either by noticing or by hearing it realize that she is Rachel's sister.  The HGs have been on lockdown all night, which leads me to believe they are likely playing POV tomorrow/today. 

There are crazy romance, couples, and love triangles everywhere.  Aaryn and David already seem to be a full on couple.  Jessie (who I despise already) spent most of her night not only whining about being nominated, but whining about how Jeremy (who apparently at one point showed some interest in her) was now flirting with and laying in the same bed with Kaitlin.  She spent a good hour or more telling Jeremy how she felt about him showing Kaitlin attention.  Kaitlin gives as good as she gets and spent a good portion of the night complaining about Jessie and Jessie's relationship with Jeremy. Jessie's insecurities really started hanging out when she tried to talk to several other HGs about being nominated and she really seemed to be losing it.  I'm hoping for a full on meltdown very soon.

What I got from Candice is that she talks LOUD and she talks a LOT...to EVERYONE.  She spent most of the night talking about everyone to everyone else.  I have no idea where her true loyalty lies at this point.  She does seem to be closer to Jessie than to the other girls she was talking to though.

I could see, but couldn't hear much of anything from Andy, Judd, Nick, McCrae, Elissa (small blessings), or Howard, so I can only tell you that it was obvious that they were doing some gaming, but I have no idea what they were saying.

 I'm actually really loving this cast so far.  I only loathe Jessie, Elissa, David, and Jeremy so far.  That's pretty good out of a cast of 16.  I'm loving McCrae and I am happy for him winning HOH. This is the first time in a long time that I've liked the first HOH.  I also still like Nick.  He shows promise as a gamer, he is pretty smart (so far anyway), and he was the last one hanging in the HOH comp with McCrae. I like Andy a lot from what I have seen of him, but that was very little tonight.  What did you all think of the first episode? Who are your early favorites?  Welcome to BB 15!!!

Hopefully tomorrow night more of the bugs will be worked out and I can give you all a more thorough rundown of everything that has happened.  I also tweeted pretty much every ridiculous thought in my head about what I saw (including pics of GinaMarie with a tampon up her nose) @ashes2ashes13 if you want to read through that nonsense.

 

Monday
Jun242013

Scott The Media Whore

As I mentioned on Saturday night's Big Brother Gossip Show, I now have a side gig as a music writer for the Argus Leader in my hometown of Sioux Falls. The paper, part of the Gannett chain, has a daily online video talk show, hosted by my old friend, Patrick Lalley. Today at 4 pm ET, I will be on as a guest to talk about this site, the Big Brother Gossip Show, and a sneak preview of sorts of the upcoming season of Big Brother.

Join us at argusleader.com and toss a question or two in the chat, or take a look at the archived version that will be available shortly after airing. 

Friday
Jun212013

Scott's Initial Impressions - Elissa

 Elissa Slater (Reilly), 27 

Hometown: Concord, N.C. 

Current City: Kannapolis, N.C. 

Nutritionist 

I’ve put this one off as long as possible, and I’d still rather not endure it. 

Why oh why does Grodner and her minions think we need to have a Reilly family member every season? It’s bad enough that we’ve had Rachel for two full seasons, plus other appearances AND Amazing Race. Not to mention her Skype-loving husband. It’s disgusting, and I feel dirty whenever I see any of them. 

Now I must admit that a relative is a bit of a step better than a returning player. I do want all newbies, and technically this horrific human is in that category. But but but...I still don’t have to like it.

So here we go. Five seconds in my eardrums break. She has the Reilly laugh. In fact, her laugh goes beyond that ugly caterwaul. Oh Lord, what have I done to cause me this pain and suffering?

It’s not just her laugh. Even her talking voice is more annoying than her sister...but it’s clear they’re sisters. The same sort of enunciation, and the same attempt to hide her southern drawl.

She says she isn’t going to tell the house that she’s Rachel’s sister, but anybody with any knowledge of the show is going to immediately jump on it. Plus, isn’t she in the TV wedding?

The plan is to play a better social game than Rachel, which really shouldn’t be too tough. Thankfully, she also wants to be “more demure”. Those of us disgusted by that family is so grateful.

The vast majority of this interview is based around Rachel, and what she will do differently and similar to her. She believes her yoga regime will be a huge asset to her in the endurance competitions, and I can’t argue with that. 

Somehow, I made it through the entire interview. I now need a stiff, stiff drink...and a shower. Sadly, if she does refrain from her sister’s over-the-top antics, we’re going to be stuck with a Reilly up to the very end...although she may need some help here and there from Grodner.

Friday
Jun212013

Scott's Initial Impressions - Spencer

Spencer Clawson, 31

Hometown: Conway, Ark. 

Current City: Conway, Ark. 

Railroad Conductor 

A long, long time ago, your intrepid Big Brother reporter actually made an attempt to be a musician. A bunch of friends who had a band needed a bass player. I owned a bass, but didn’t know how to play it. Neither did they, so the method that was used was they would figure out what the bass line was, and then teach it to me.

Since I have a pretty good memory, I did “learn” what they taught me, but I never really felt like I was learning the instrument. After a couple of rehearsals, I bowed out. There was one song, though, that I felt proud about being able to play, and that was “Driver 8” by R.E.M.

Why do I bring this up now? I couldn’t get it out of my head as I listened to Spencer’s interview. He is a railroad conductor after all (who knew that was still a career?), and these are the lyrics to that song:

The walls are built up, stone by stone,

The fields divided one by one

And the train conductor says

"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break

We've been on this shift too long"

 

And the train conductor says

"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break

We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away"

 

I saw a treehouse on the outskirts of the farm

The power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged

Bells are ringing through the town again,

Children look up, all they hear is sky-blue, bells ringing

 

And the train conductor says

"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break

We can reach our destination, but we're still a ways away"

But we're still a ways away

 

Way to shield the hated heat

Way to put myself to sleep

Way to shield the hated heat

Way to put myself, my children to sleep

 

He piloted this song in a plane like that one

She is selling faith on the Go Tell crusade

Locomotive 8, Southern Crescent hear the bells ring again

Fields of wheat are lookin' thin

 

And the train conductor says

"Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break

We've been on this shift too long"

 

If I was to ever interview Spencer, my first question would be whether he was a fan of this song. It’s highly doubtful, though, as his Duck Dynasty beard certainly points to him being a ZZ Top fan. Who knows, though?

This is an extremely likable guy. He’s laid back, honest, and really has no annoying traits. He understands that it is unlikely that he’ll have a showmance, but will be more than happy to have a flirty, “friend zone” relationship.

He is another one that throws out the superfan line, and says he has had the live feeds in the past. He is also one of the rare players to come out of one of those cattle calls that occur in every medium-sized city in the country.

Ok, now he has really won me over. The interviewer made the mistake of comparing him to Adam, and he take a bit of umbrage to that. “Thank you for comparing me to the fat white guy with no hair and facial hair.” I have to take away points, though, for saying he hopes he plays more like Enzo. 

I really want to see Spencer go far, and in previous seasons I think he could have don just that. Like last year, for instance. He is certainly smarter than the likes of Frank. This year, though, he will have to compete with jock types and bikini models. If he can infiltrate the cool kid’s club, he can be a real threat. I’ll be rooting for him, but the odds are that he’ll be out around jury house time.