Monday, March 30, 2015

#BBCAN3 Live Feed Updates - Sunday Evening & Monday Morning

I just started doing these damn updates for the season, and I'm already behind.  Here are some tidbits from late yesterday and earlier today that I haven't had a chance to share yet.  Please note that I am trying to learn everybody's voice  so I know who said what in big groups or even small groups.  I can't just stare at the screen while the live feeds are on because unfortunately I need to earn a living.  (For the US version I watch a lot of pre-season interviews that help me identify everyone's voice, but I couldn't do that for BBCAN.)

*  Sindy was indeed the PoV replacement once Kevin took himself off the block.  She was very down about it and appeared to be shocked.  She sat and pouted at the kitchen counter with Britnee (also on the block) and then started trying to work people to get votes.  I think she thinks she has the votes to stay, but I think everyone wants her ass out of there.  I'm sure her stellar performance in the HoH competition didn't help her case much.....she was a beast up there teetering on the ledge.

*  But of course, whoever leaves this week has a chance to return, and if Sindy has to compete for it, I think her chances are good.

*  Sindy's selling point to people for keeping her was that if she stays in the house, she will be a target next week, and then the next week.  And if she aligns with people, they know she will put it all on the line to win HoH to keep them all safe.  And she pointed out that Britnee won't win anything, and is a "nothing" in the game so far.

*  If Jordan had to pick former BB player to hook up with, he would choose Nicole from BB16 because she seems approachable and is the right age range for him.

Jordan:  Plus, she said she thought Ian Terry was cute, so I figure that gives me a chance.

He contrasted this to a girl like Janelle, who is in another stage of life now (i.e. older) and wouldn't give him the time of day.

*  Jordan put on quite a little show yesterday with all of his Big Brother knowledge, including performing a spot-on imitation of Jeff and the "Dumbledore Incident". (If you don't know, you can learn about that here.)  I think Johnny may have been the one chiming in with him, but they went on and on talking about minutia about seasons dating back to BB2.  On the one hand it was impressive, but on the other hand, it was way too much in my opinion.  He should have pumped the brakes on that, but it's too late now.

*  Hey Rob Cesternino:  Jordan would be a worthy competitor against Ian for BB Trivia.

*  Johnny and Kevin lay on the couch together "cuddling", but this is totally different than last year's Zankie crap.  For example, girls always pile on in a big stack of people (Sindy, Ashley) unlike BB16, where most of the cuddling was done in private.  You know, like in the HoH bed in the middle of the night.

*  They were sitting in the living room, relaxing, when all of a sudden a pipe that ran along the ceiling dropped down about a foot and water started pouring out of it.  The people on the couch were like, "hey, look at that" and then Sindy yelled "Big Brother....come in here!".  Someone else said "there's another one over here" and yet another house guest said "that's not good at all".  Then the feeds went down for what I think was a long time.

*  This morning Kevin was doing laundry in the backyard with either Jordan or Johnny and I noticed that on the ground right in front of the shiny silver washer and dryer is a HUGE floor panel advertising "Oxy Clean", with I think some additional information about the product.  Funny.

* Sindy hit up Jordan ("JP") for a vote this morning, and made it sound like she has the votes to stay.  JP said all the right things, saying that he would vote to keep her unless the majority is voting to evict her, since he doesn't want to hurt his own game just to save her.  She said she understood and bopped on out of there.

*  Then JP immediately told a bunch of guys what just happened, and they all laughed about poor clueless Sindy.

*  Sindy is toast, I think.

*  One of the Have Not girls (Naeha maybe?) said she is having some digestive difficulties and got approval from BB to have coffee in hopes of "moving things along".  She was super happy.  They must have had to let all the Have Nots have coffee now, too, because Britnee is drinking some and saying she's so happy to have it.  She has two days left as a Have Not and thinks she can make it now.

*  Graig went off on a little tangent with another guy (Bobby maybe?) about how he can't stand Naeha.  He also wants Johnny gone and claims he thinks Johnny should get evicted first, but he "fucking can't stand" Naeha.  He says there is "just nothing there."  (Maybe Naeha's Resting Bitch Face is intimidating to him.)

*  Graig is going to be fun to watch when he's on slop and on the block.  Production might want to schedule some additional security that week, because he seems like a volatile dude.

*  The Chop Shop is very self-congratulatory and the number of members seems to grow every time I hear them discuss it.  They feel they are "golden, dude", and "good for weeks", and so on. Sort of like The Bomb Squad, maybe?

FYI The Chop Shop is the nickname for the Atlanta Braves stadium, so I keep waiting for Production to tell them they can't use it or something.  I know no one in Canada cares about the effing Braves, but still...

*  They got a jump rope today from BB and you'd think they got a pass to DisneyWorld or something.  I've never seen so many fit house guests who seem committed to working out every second.

*  This morning I was wrapped in two sweaters here in Atlanta at my desk, and most of the guys were lolling around the BB backyard wearing shorts, no shoes and no shirt.  I'm guessing I couldn't hack the weather in Canada long-term.

*  Godfrey made a disparaging comment about the nutritional content of Twistos, and the feeds were immediately cut.  (ha ha ha)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

#BBCAN3 Live Feed Updates - Sunday Morning

Big Brother isn't playing around in Canada.  They expect these lazy kids to get up when they tell them to....and Godfrey is apparently used to slapping the Snooze Alarm every morning.

I think today is the PoV ceremony, so they are all getting ready, but they don't know the details of where or when.

OK...some tidbits from this morning:

*  Apparently Pilar and Kevin were kissing last night in bed.  Kevin was sleeping in between Johnny and Pilar and he was the Middle Spoon, so to speak.  I didn't see it with my own eyes, but apparently when Pilar turned her spoon around to kiss Kevin, Johnny was well-aware of the situation.

*  Anyway, my point in mentioning this is that when I turned on the feeds this morning, I immediately saw Kevin and Pilar in the kitchen, making awkward conversation while Pilar cooked some eggs for him.  Kevin is wearing a crisp plaid button-down shirt and may not be a morning person.  He is giving her short, one or two syllable answers, while she chatters on and on about her relative lack of knowledge making eggs.  I think he wanted his eggs over easy, or something like that.

Pilar:  Is this the way you want it?  Soft?

Kevin:  hmph.

Pilar:  But if I turn it over, it gets hard...hard, right?

Kevin: Just a little....for a minute.

And so on.  Pilar is not a good conversationalist, as many live-feeders have noticed.  She is cute as a button, totally cheerleader-like, but she is not someone who appears to have a lot to say, or a lot going on inside her head.  She did cheer when she flipped the eggs, though.

*  I like Kevin when he's being stoic and quiet.  It's a good look for him.

*  Kevin is yummy, in my opinion.  Eggs, however, are not.  The smell of them nauseates me, and the thought of that smell nauseates me, too.

*  Bruno sat on the couch with Jordan, Graig, Godfrey and Sindy and talked about his construction job.  It sounds like they can't do any building during the winter, due to the weather conditions where he lives, so he usually is the full-time dad while his wife works.  He said he loves it because he can bond with his children, and is used to the rhythm of working very long days during the summer, then doing virtually nothing the rest of the year.  Last winter his wife was on maternity leave, so his entire family was home together for months and he loved it.  Next winter, his older son (Damian?) will be in pre-school, and he will just be home with the baby (Dominic?) and he is looking forward to it.

*  One drawback, Bruno says, is that during the summer his wife wants to be outside to enjoy the warmth when she isn't working, but he wants to just enjoy the air conditioning since he is outside in the heat all day.

*  Bruno loves to see the buildings he has worked on and feels a sense of pride when he drives by, knowing he contributed to his community.  Not a day goes by when he doesn't drive by something he has built and he is very satisfied by this.  He's been doing construction for years.

*  During this conversation (and others), Jordan asks probing questions that are inquisitive but polite, getting the others to talk about themselves.  It's a good strategy, if indeed it is a strategy.  He has worked in Human Resources in the past, he says, and wants to get some sort of desk job when BB is done.

*  They are all sluggish today and Bruno wants to do some yoga if Graig is up for teaching a class.  He never did yoga before coming in the BB house but now he feels like he's addicted to it.  He wants to get his wife involved when he gets home, even if he is just watching the kids for her while she goes to a class.  It's a great date, too, Graig says, and encourages Bruno to keep practicing.

*  Godfrey entertained the guys by talking about life in Zimbabwe.  He said that if you have to sleep outside, you should lean up against the back of someone else, and sleep sitting up.  He explained that a lion will attack you when your back is turned, whether you are awake or asleep, so sleeping against someone will help improve your chances.  He has seen lions "in his backyard" countless times.

Godfrey:  If you're over there and you're not careful, you're food, man.

*  Godfrey says the worst animals are the hippos and the rhinos...."they'll kill you bro", he says.  He claims that hippos and rhinos hate each other naturally, and will fight to the death any chance they get.  He claims to have seen a hippo chomp down on a rhino to kill it.  He says if one of the adventure guides (or whoever) tells him a hippo is nearby, he leaves as fast as he can.  He was told from a young age not to even make eye contact with a hippo.

*  Godfrey says that when the hippos, rhinos and lions see you, they think you are out to get them, so that is why they are so aggressive.  But in contrast, elephants or giraffes are pretty cool, as long as you don't try to touch or get too close to their babies.

*** SIDEBAR***

OK, before we continue,  I feel like we need to look at some pictures.  After what Godfrey has just told us, how scary is this picture?  I mean, he sees us and is coming right at us...


And the hippo doesn't have many teeth, but I guess the ones they do have are some real killers.


Damn.  The San Diego Zoo has a spectacular Hippopotamus facility, where they have a big pond to swim in and you can watch them from a window.  When I was there the hippos did a few laps, and then one of them came right over to the glass, backed it right up, and then let loose a stream of poop right on the underwater window.  Children screamed, people ran...and now I think he or she did it on purpose, based on what Godfrey said.

***END OF SIDEBAR***

*  Godfrey then gave some incredibly scary information about Black Mambo snakes.  He says that they can do a lateral jump and showed them how high he's seen them jump by lifting his had up way over his head.

Godfrey:  If you see a Black Mambo and you don't kill it, it's going to kill you.

***SIDEBAR***

OK, I'm going to have nightmares about this.  I grew up in the South, where it is hot and snakes are pretty common in the summertime.  Most of them aren't poisonous, but the ones that are (i.e. rattlesnakes) will not eff with you if you don't eff with them.

I literally told someone two days ago when I was walking my dog down a wooded road that if we lived in a world where snakes hunted us, and pursued us, I would never go outside.  So this new information about Black Mambo snakes excited about hunting us down is something I don't want to hear.

In fact, I had to pick a somewhat pleasant picture of the Black Mambo to post here.  Trust me, if you look you will see plenty of terrifying pictures of Black Mambos doing evil things.  No can do here.  Sorry.  This is bad enough......so if you see this....RUN.
***END OF SIDEBAR***

*  The Have Nots are trying to make Sriracha cookies and they had mixed results.  Needless to say they were very spicy.

*  Pilar loves the smell of cigarettes, but says she doesn't smoke.  Kevin thinks it reminds her of her dad, and she agrees.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

#BBCAN3 Live Feed Updates - Saturday Afternoon

The feeds were down for hours today, and apparently some sort of competition took place, probably a luxury competition, because they are all chattering now about the "pool party" they are going to have tonight.

The Have Nots are hoping that there will be food they can eat.  Which of course there will be.  There always is...they don't want the Have Nots to keep laying around with no energy.  Although Godfrey has been working out with Graig, who appears to be addicted to working out any spare moment he can find.

Willow made a spectacle about herself today, about something really stupid.  She apparently has not been asked to give a DR session in a few days (or maybe ever?) and when she was called to the DR this morning and it was only to tell her to change her batteries, she started crying.

And I believe she broke down several times today about it.  She is now saying she "was a girl today" and the guys were muttering that she was being annoying, even though they admit they like her.  They think that BB might be trying to "break Willow down" and hope it is not their turn soon.

Tidbits:

*  During the discussion above, BB asked them to stop talking about Production.

*  You might know that for some reason Graig is lying about his job, and has told everyone he works at Costco.  They bring that up occasionally, so they must be buying it.  For example:

Jordan:  Like, if we are talking about who has the most chemistry knowledge, that's Zack....or who knows the most about Costco, that would be Graig.

*  Kevin was joking that depending on how much booze they get at the pool party, he plans to kiss every girl in the house.  Johnny said if Kevin does that, he needs to kiss Johnny too.  Kevin laughed but said he could give Kevin a peck, but could not kiss him passionately.

*  Jordan is talking about getting really drunk tonight and doing a "RHAP Podcast" and says they plan to do that every day.  I think Johnny was the one who was agreeing to do that with him.  If you listen to Rob Has a Podcast, then you might know that Jordan is a frequent commenter on various podcasts on Rob Cesternino's podcast network.  So we know Jordan knows the game, but can he execute successfully?

*  They discussed how Talla and Gary got totally wasted in the BB house and want to avoid that.  But the guys admit it would be wicked cool to have a hangover in the BB house, too.

*  Zach and Willow sat together to quietly talk game.  Zach talked about some guy who was a dad and that no one wanted to put up on the block (Bruno, maybe?).  Zach also seems to think that even though they know Johnny is a threat, he might not need to be targeted too early.  They also muttered that everyone pretty much knows who is going home this week, even if they're not all saying it.

Willow:  She made her own bed....that's for sure.

(I'm assuming they are referring to Sindy, who may go up in Kevin's place after he uses the PoV to save himself.)

*  Sindy is being quiet, so maybe she has an idea about the way she is annoying everyone.  She is wearing a green bikini for the party and has a little matching skirt and is standing around posing and looking at herself, on the outskirts of a conversation between Johnny and Willow.  They kind of ignored her while Sindy shifted her weight from foot to foot, waiting to join in.

*  Willow has a cute long-sleeved white top on with little blue anchors.  It has a J Crew vibe about it.  She says she doesn't want to be the prettiest in the house, but she kind of hit bottom today and feels weird about it.  If she was watching at home, she tells Johnny he would be her favorite.

*  They had to play a game where they guessed certain things like, "who would be most likely to enjoy going to a funeral".  They report that Sarah took offense to this and yelled "What the fuck?"  I think Willow was voted "most irritating" or "most bossy" and that may be one reason for her breakdown today.  Oh, she thinks Production hates her because they scold her about sleeping, etc.  And they don't want to interview her in the DR, too.

*  She might have a point there.

*  The "backyard" opened and it looks like an indoor backyard, with nice clean fake grass.  For now.  So far.  If they get enough booze tonight that may change.

*  Britnee has two bandaids on each leg, one just above her knee, and one just below her knees.  Did she get hurt in a competition?  Or dis she slip when shaving?  The knees are the most dangerous place on the leg, you know.

#BBCAN3 Live Feed Updates - Saturday March 28th

The house guests are locked in AGAIN.  I have yet to see them frolic in the "backyard" or the hot tub.   (I say "backyard" because the entire BBCAN house is on a soundstage, so even the outdoors is indoors.)

I'm sure they built it that way to beat the harsh Canadian winters, but the bonus is that the house guests can't be the victims of SuperFan Drive By Shoutings. (Remember this from BB16?)

Sindy is a major chatterbox and needs to calm the fuck down, in my opinion.  She is safe from eviction this week, of course, but my advice would be to try and sink back into the background instead of running her yap so much.

You know, like pestering Bobby about why he nominated her the first week.  (The week when everyone nominated two people, so she should leave him alone.)  He told her it was nothing personal, but he "had no other choice".

Various tidbits:

*  Britnee (I think) went on and on about how she thinks guys with imperfections are like, so sexy.  She described imperfections as "scars, and other stuff like that". They discussed Johnny Depp and River Phoenix and how he died outside Johnny's club the Viper Room.

*  Pilar makes good salads, apparently, and the girls on slop want her to make them a salad when they are allowed to eat real food again.

*  Sarah seems to know a lot about Will Smith and how he did or did not get along with some woman who was on one of his TV shows. Oh, they are talking about the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. One of the girls suggests we all google "Fresh Prince of Bel Air bloopers" for like, the funniest stuff ever.

*  I have never even seen one episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and not even one blooper from the show.

*  The hammock has already been broken, by Jordon I think.  Did The Brick make that hammock?  They wonder if the hammock repair is what is going on in their backyard right now.  (Surely they would just replace it, right?)

*  The heating system must be cranking on High today, because half of these kids are laying around with bare feet and tank tops, and the guys frequently are shirtless.

*  I guess I should tell you about the "Chop Shop" alliance, which includes Graig, Bobby, Bruno, Zack and Ashley.  I have to say that Ashley is doing very well in this game, staying low and making inroads with the Power Males.  Smart.

*  The Chop Shop has special hand motions that they do...so you can look forward to seeing that.  And they are frequently congratulating themselves on how well they're doing in the game, and how awesome they are.  (Uh....it's always awesome when someone in your alliance is the HoH...)

***FUN FACT***

In the early days of BB15, Howard Overby (who?) was talking to Spencer Clawson about their new alliance The Moving Company.  Howard actually told Spencer that he thought The Moving Company would become a legendary Big Brother Alliance, and that they would be invited back in future seasons to compete in some sort of All Star Alliance season.

I would not believe that if I hadn't heard it with my own ears, but I did hear it.

The Moving Company, of course, is a legendary alliance, but not for the reasons Howard may have hoped.

My Game Plan for Big Brother Canada Coverage #BBCAN3



I think most of us can agree that watching Big Brother Canada can be a little problematic....so after much ado (or about four days of ado) I have decided to cover Season #3, which looks to be a great season.

However, I'm not going to torture myself by trying to cover it the same way I cover Big Brother USA.  I'm not going to try and illustrate each post with pictures.  I might not even take any pictures of the live feeds.

I'm just going to write some lengthy chunks of updates, old school-style.  You know, like reading Jokers back in early seasons of Big Brother USA.  I will have the live feeds running during the day when I'm working, and will describe newsy little tidbits of information that catch my attention.

That will include game spoilers, mundane conversations, descriptions of the food they are eating and how much, and other minutia that strikes my fancy.

You know, the usual.  Just without pictures and the full scale coverage I typically provide.

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Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I will proceed.

Right now the live feeds are down (sponsored by Ramada Worldwide), but I did do a little feedwatching yesterday.

Bobby won the HoH competition that aired at the end of Episode #2.  He nominated Kevin the energetic poker player and Britnee, the plus-size model.

You might also need to know that Keven is playing the Everybody's Buddy bit a little too hard, too early.  People like him, but also know that he wants to win, and realize he is going to be a big threat.  In short, I think Kevin needs to calm down.

Anyway, Kevin immediately started spreading the word that Sindy was trying to put together a girl's alliance and told Bobby that she was "throwing his name around".  Bobby took this under advisement, and said if he won the PoV, he might consider saving Kevin from the block.

But this didn't matter, of course, because Kevin won the PoV.

Who will Bobby nominate in his place?  Will he try to target a physical threat?  Or nominate one of the girls who is irritating people to stay on everybody's good side?

I've heard that he didn't want to make waves so early in the game.  Why win HoH if you don't want to make waves?

Johnny might also be in trouble, from some of the chatter I've heard.