Thursday, July 3, 2014

Derrick Worries as he Does the Math #BB16

Derrick went into The Hive and flung himself down.  Zach came in and asked if he was okay.

Derrick: Yeah, I just couldn't take hearing Brittany bitch anymore...and I'm mad about how I did up there...that really was an easy competition but I went too fast across the beam the first time.

Derrick is worried about Devin putting him up, but Zach tells him the truth.

Zach:  Amber said she wanted to put you up...and then Caleb said if you put Derrick up, you better put me up, too.

Derrick:  She said that?  He said that?

Zach assured him that Caleb said that.. Derrick started to stress.

Zach:  Why stress?  Caleb's got your back so don't worry.

Derrick:  Do you think I need to go tell Amber I know and talk to her about it?

Zach:  NO!  Don't do that..


Zach left and Cody came in.  Derrick repeated what Zach said and it was news to Cody.

Derrick: Do you think he would make that up?

Cody:  No...I don't know...

(Zach didn't make it up...Caleb said that to Amber and I saw it myself.)


Cody is concerned.  He hadn't considered Derrick to be in trouble this week and hopes he isn't nominated.


Earlier, Derrick told Zach he might feel more comfortable if Devin wins the overall HoH this week, instead of Amber.

Zach:  I'd feel more comfortable if Cody was HoH....

(No one's talking about about Zankie, that's for sure.)

What Might Have Been.... Live Show Aftermath #BB16



For some reason Derrick thinks Devin is putting him on the block.  Cody says he better not.

Derrick: If he does...I know I was the first one off..I understand, but I will stand up and tell him as a man if I win the Battle of the Block, I'm coming after him.

Cody agrees.

(That might not be a bad strategy...if Derrick goes on record in the house as Anti-Devin the others might want him to be the one to get him out of the house.)


Brittany has been crying and is in the WC.  Cody mumbled to Derrick that he loves Brittany and knows she is going to feel like this all week...

(I don't think he meant, "love" love, if that's what you are thinking.)


Victoria asked Brittany through the door if she needed anything.  She said no, that she was just blowing her nose and she would be right out.


I'm trying to see the swelling and/or knots on Derrick's head---maybe over his left eye right there?  It sounds like when he fell Devin kicked him in the head without meaning to.


Amber came in and was congratulated by Cody.


Brittany dug around in her make up bag to start freshening up.  She told the guys that she's not trying to be a baby, but she knows exactly what Devin is going to do, because he's so transparent.


Zach burst in railing about hating Victoria.  He said he hates her, she thinks she is better than everyone and he can't stand her.


Zach:  And she never says please or thank you to anybody!

Brittany:  Oh, I know that.  I had to take a minute yesterday with her...I don't think she thinks she's better than everyone..I think that's just the way she is.  I have a friend who is middle eastern and she talks the same way...they just don't know any better, but  I don't think she thinks she's better than anybody.

Brittany:  It's not just me that doesn't like Devin...it's everyone in this goddamned house...he's going to do the same thing to me that he did to Joey...he'll walk around and order everyone's votes...

Zach:  You have my vote.  And he could still go home this week..you could win Battle of the Block.

Brittany thinks Devin is going to backdoor her, but Zach says he thinks Devin will put up Pao Pao as the pawn and Brittany.

Zach:  If you win the Battle of the Block, you're safe.  And if you lose, we'll vote out Pao Pao.

Zach: Did That Just Happen? #BB16

Cody won.  And then he lost.  It hurts.


Zach is stunned.  And angry.  Did you see him do the "Gator Chomp" or whatever they call it after he voted?


Devin washed his face and told Caleb that he knew he won on a technicality...he would have come in third based on ability...he just wants to see his daughter's picture.



Christine makes some pleasantries about the competition.  She said she fell on the beam and struggled not to touch the ground.


If anybody should be upset, it should be Hayden.  He was a few feet from hitting the buzzer when he fell off.  Unfortunately he showed how good a player he is, once again.


There was tension in the storage room as people milled around, crunching snacks.


Zach came in the storage room, and as soon as he was alone with Derrick he said "did that just happen?"  He tried to pump Derrick up, saying that two members of the bomb squad are HoH---they are golden, because the deal was that it would be the 8 of them for the first part of the game.

Derrick:  Let's see if he keeps his word..


Frankie came in and there was an exasperated air of What the Fuck?


 Paola came in and they inspected some meat and decided it wasn't fit to eat.


Hmmm.  What's going on here?


Caleb tried to talk to Amber about her nominations---she knows he wants her to put up Donny and Pao Pao, but she doesn't want to put up her friends.  He told her that she wants to nominate people who can lose the Battle of the Block, and then she doesn't have to worry.

Amber:  So then...I wouldn't be the HoH anymore?


There is an uneasy feeling in there now.  The excitement of the live show is over, and the reality of what is coming is setting in.  Cody is in the DR now.


Devin and Caleb sat alone in the living room for a few minutes, and Devin said he already knows who he is putting up.  Caleb described the nomination process, that there would be two eggs to open, and that would decide who gets to make their picks first. Caleb was trying to make the point that the order of who nominates first might make a difference, but I'm not sure Devin got it.


Jocosta wanted to know who hit her with the frisbees.  Devin said he only threw two of them and then stopped.  Jocosta is upset that she didn't get a chance to say hello to her kids.  Apparently the house guests were strictly warned not to give any shout outs when they placed their votes.

Devin said she should follow the rules, but then he and Jocosta went in the storage room to look at the rule book.


They flipped through the rule book and Devin admitted that he didn't even know there was a rule book.  During this discussion, the feeds shut off, and we had to watch Jeff Schroeder's interview with Ian Terry for a few minutes.


Derrick is disappointed in his performance, and is apparently worried about being nominated.  Apparently he fell on the beam and has a few knots on his face or head.  I think his left eye may be swelling up.

He played it off by saying he's taken hits to his face before, and one of them in particular would be gone by tomorrow.



Devin started lecturing the group, saying he's going to tell people why he is nominating them, and said he was wrong to target Donny last week.

Devin:  I thought Donny was like, the twist, and I was just wrong and I admit it.

There was one big run-on sentence about someone saying that Devin "sees food and he eats food" and whoever said that shouldn't be surprised to be nominated, along with all of their friends.


Cody comes out of the DR and they asked him if he got to see the tape of the competition.

Cody:  No, I didn't get to see shit!

He went over and congratulated Devin and said he hoped Devin didn't think he was pissed that he won, he was just disappointed and was on a roller coaster of emotions.


Cody announced there would not be Have Nots for a few days, so everyone guessed they would be picked after the Battle of the Block.

Devin just told Pao Pao she was going up, but it wasn't personal and he wanted the person who would go up next to her to go home.

Devin:  I'm just being real with you, but I want whoever I put up to lose the Battle of the Block so whoever you go up with will go home.

(Is he allowed to tell people he is nominating them?)

Buildup to Wednesday's House Meeting - Caleb's Delusions #BB16

OK, so I know that the shit hit the fan yesterday concerning the Caleb-Devin- Amber drama triangle.  I am proposing that we call them CADAMBER, but of course the internet is a democracy.

I kind of know where this buildup ends, but I want to get there slowly and relish the tension.

When I see BB fans bitching about the live feeds being boring...I think they are crazy.  This season is a slow build, but there is A LOT of drama bubbling all over.  If Amber had just jumped in the bird's nest with Caleb, this would have been a much different situation.

Right McCrae?

This Flashback begins around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, and there is a counseling session underway with Derrick, Caleb, and Frankie.  They are talking about Amber, of course, who Caleb stopped talking about yesterday...and has spoken of nothing else since.

Let me summarize by saying Caleb thought Amber was into him, but she wasn't.  I've tried to summarize it twice, but it is too ridiculous to document again.  You can catch up on the two major CADAMBER incidents discussed here and here.

OK, so a conversation was being held between Cody, Christine, Nicole and Frankie in the Hive Room.  Victoria was there, too, and was going on and on about how much she hates Devin, and how stupid he is.  Apparently he has said and done many offensive things during their two-week stint in the BB house, and she remembers each one, punching into a pillow as she speaks.

He talks nonsense all day long, she says, and she can't understand how Caleb puts up with him.  Cody agrees Devin is crazy, and says Caleb is basically a nice guy in a really bad situation.

Caleb himself appears in the room and the girls disappear in moments, leaving Cody and Frankie in the room with Caleb.  I'm guessing that the girls giggled about leaving the room with Crazy Caleb in there, because the next thing you know, Derrick knocks quickly and bursts in, saying "private meeting?" but he is already crossing the room to sit down.

Caleb may have nodded at Derrick, but I didn't hear him skip a beat as he brought up the same old complaints about Amber.  You know, the ups and downs of their relationship over the last 14 days.


Caleb pointed out that she said things in front of a "bench of people" that were hurtful to him and that is hard to accept.

Caleb:  Just the other day, she had my hat on and I was spinnin' her around to Florida-Georgia Line...I hope she comes up to me, but she was tellin' Devin that every time she comes in the room, I just walk off..

Apparently she had a conversation with Devin and Devin said how can you expect Caleb to feel, when you said those things about him?  Cody is being supportive and basically mirroring back what Caleb is saying.  Caleb wants people to tell Amber why he's not talking to her, because he's sure she's going to bring that up with everyone.  He wants them to tell her she's still part of the alliance...he'll still do everything he can to keep her here...and tell her when we get out of here I still want to take her out on that date...(OMG)

Caleb, to Derrick:  You know the situation, don't you?

Derrick, sounding irritated:  Oh yeah  You told me last night!

But Caleb has to repeat it again, that Amber told a group of people that Caleb was really into himself.

Derrick, trying to cut it short:  Oh yeah. Oh yeah.

Now Cody says Amber probably snapped because she was on her period, and Caleb agrees.  Derrick tries to get the conversation back on track and says it was probably a coping mechanism for Amber to deal with the stressful situation.


OMG Caleb goes on and on and on, saying that even if Amber didn't mean it, she still said it, and she needs to apologize for it.  And he goes on to state exactly what that apology should say.

(BUT WHAT AMBER SAID IS TRUE!!!  I've heard him say all of this at least 10 times now....all he does is TALK ABOUT HIMSELF!!)

Caleb:  ...all she's gotta do is say I didn't mean it...it was my time....her period...

(OMG POOR AMBER.  CALEB IS SO SCARY, TALKING ABOUT "HER TIME".)

Caleb tells Derrick that Devin came up there to the HoH to back him up, and told Amber that what she did to Caleb wasn't right, and Devin heard it all with his own ears.

I'm sure Derrick has already heard enough, and is ready to roll back to the station with Caleb restrained in the back seat.


Derrick:  Where is she now?

Caleb:  She's downstairs...with her head in Jocosta's lap...

(I swear to god this is just like an episode of Cops, where at least half of the calls seem to be domestic violence-related...)

Suddenly the topic changes when Derrick asks Frankie what is wrong with his hands...


Frankie:  I don't know.

Caleb:  I'll bet it's all them four different creams you were usin', and the ones you put on Devin's face.

(OMG.  Madness around every turn....)

Derrick says since the tops of Frankie's hands are red (they really are) it looks like it is a circulatory problem.  Or a burn, Caleb says.  Frankie thinks it is from product he has used, maybe a reaction to something.

Caleb goes right back to talking about Amber, saying it sucks that he has to "protect a girl who's been talking crap about him".  He's had to suck up a lot in life, but this will be really tough.


Derrick:  Well, I think Cody already said it...this thing is going to come to a head.  She's going to be sitting on the couch and you're going to be sitting on the couch, and it's going to come up....it's going to be organic....I don't want to use the word 'afraid' but maybe she's embarrassed...it's a tough
conversation to have with someone you just met 14 days ago....


But Caleb just won't let it go.

Caleb:  But I don't think she thinks she's done anything wrong.  I mean, she goes to bed and says good night sweetie and kisses my head and then asks Devin what's wrong with me..


Caleb now launches into a moving rendition of how Devin described Caleb to Amber..."you see Caleb and you see a tough country boy...who's been into war and seen his friends get jacked right in front of him....who's from a broken home and hides behind this tough shell...Caleb is not who you said he was....


Derrick:  Well that's pretty straightforward....she'll come up to you when she's ready to talk.  If he said all that to her, then it's clear that she knows the facts and she can decide to apologize to you or not..

Caleb:  She can go home or not....

Now Derrick starts recounting the things that Amber said about him AGAIN and Derrick tries to cut it short, saying "right...right".

Caleb clarifies that Amber didn't know that Caleb knew what she said about him, and she didn't know that Frankie knew, too.

Derrick:  ..until an hour ago, right?

Caleb:  Yeah, now she knows we know, after Derrick said all that..

Caleb mentioned that there were other people in the room, too, during this conversation.

Derrick: Oh, so there were witnesses...it's too bad you haven't known her longer, because after knowing someone 14 days, you don't know what they're like....let's be honest, after that amount of time we really don't know who any of us are as people, or how we react in situations...so for you to go up to her right now....it would be simple outside this house, but inside this house it is a roll of the dice....because we're here to win half a million dollars....14 days ago you didn't even know Amber...you were just saying this to me on the couch the other day...you know what time it is...

Caleb:  It's game time!

Now he goes into what he wants to say to Amber AGAIN, that they can go back to the way they were before, and she can wear his hat, and he'll take her out..


Derrick points out that Amber didn't want to have a showmance on TV, anyway.

Derrick:  Look how many showmances last outside the house...Brendon and Rachel and Jeff and Jordan...that's it.

Frankie:  I wonder what McCrae and Amanda are doing right now?

Derrick:  They're over...they broke up right out of the house...but what about that other couple who got married....

Frankie:  Britney?

Derrick:  No...that girl....Evel Dick's daughter...

Frankie:  Daniele?

Derrick:  Yeah, and that kid...that Spanish kid who wore the earrings...(ha ha ha Spanish...)

Frankie:  Oh NO WAY!  Really?

Derrick:  Yeah...

Frankie:  Jose...Enrique....(WTF how can they call themselves fans?)

Caleb:  Getting married on the show?

Derrick: No, these two definitely got married.  She's referring to him as her husband.

Derrick says Caleb should feel better, because now she knows and there can be no misunderstanding.  Caleb says that he feels better that Devin is taking up for him now.  He didn't when the comments were first made, but now he is stepping in to stop the jokes and Caleb appreciates it.

OK. OMG Caleb still thinks Amber still feels the same way about him...she still likes him because "nothing's happened...he hasn't done nothing..." .  And now he goes into the WHOLE BUSINESS of Amber saying Goodnight Sweetie again....

OMG now Caleb is saying Amber asked him to take him with her to the end, because she had a good feeling that he was going to be up there at the end winning the $500,000 check..  She wanted him to carry her all the way to the end..It's like a loop....the same handful of conversations running over and over inside Caleb's head.

Caleb:  I'm not here to carry nobody....I'm here to carry my bros to the Jury House.  And once we get to that point, it's every man for himself.. I'm just concerned that people are lying to me...

Derrick:  You know what?  It's a fair fucking concern.  Lying is condoned in this game, so for you to be wondering about that is completely valid...until you watch the show, you have no way of knowing...you've just got to go with your gut...nobody knows the answer...her name might not even be Amber!

Caleb reacts to that.

Derrick quickly says that he does think her name is Amber, but for now he's got to keep his eyes on the prize..

Caleb:  After this is all over, I'll take her on that date..

Derrick:  And you know what, when all of this is over, you might not even want that...

Caleb:  I'll just go back to the little town with my check (OMG he thinks he's winning) and I'm going to be on the Bachelor next...

Derrick chuckles, and then sees that Caleb is serious.

Caleb:  Can you imagine that?  If I tried out to be the Bachelor and she ended up being one of the girls on the show?

Derrick:  Oh geez...

Caleb:  I'd say, CUT the show..there's the one right there!

Now Caleb tells them he applied to be the Bachelor, but the application would have taken to long to complete.

Frankie, perking up:  Really?


Caleb:  It would have taken a month just to apply...one video you have to make after another...25 to 30 videos...

Derrick says that doesn't surprise him..they are trying to do matchmaking so they need to know about them.  They say one questionnaire for BB had 400 questions on it and took Derrick 8 hours.  They mention a 50 page questionnaire they had to complete in the hotel at sequester.

They start describing all of the clothes they get to keep for the competitions, and all the shoes.

(Wait until they get the 1099-MISC at the end of 2014 with the full retail value of the items reported as taxable income.....)

As the Clock Struck Midnight, the Have Not Feeding Frenzy Began... #BB16

Zach calls out that there is one minute left, and the screaming and shouting started.




For someone going home the next day, Smurfette sure is excited.  Someone thanks Brittany for laying out the food and people chant "EAT EAT EAT EAT".  (Look at that platter of burgers up on the pedestal.)


There was a pizza, and the sandwiches next to the burgers are Reubans, I think.



Caleb told Brittany her offer of food was nice, but he "wanted them to eat all they wanted first".  But he actually ate before Cody did...I saw him grab one of those sandwich halves and shove it into his mouth as he moved out of the way.

I was hoping to get some close-ups of Cody chomping down on his burger, but the camera guys kept the wide shot on the kitchen scene.  He took a big bite of his burger and over the noise I heard "MMMMMMMM" and Christine announced loudly "Cody just came in his pants".

No close ups of that, either.


I think Cody actually had a burger in each hand, as Hayden crows that he didn't know food tasted so good.

Christine:  I feel like I'm stoned!



Zach is being very loud, singing in an operatic voice about the Have Nots eating food again.  It's rather annoying.  There were also several unappetizing comments about how the Have Nots are going to be in the bathroom all night, and I think someone said "they're eating all of our food".

Christine asked Brittany if she was tasting her food and she said she's really just swallowing it.  Hayden is getting to work on what looks like a burrito, too.




Hayden:  This is one of the best food moments of my life....I'm gonna throw up all night!

Cody:  This is like, stupid good.


Cody is eating a piece of pizza now, in total bliss.  I heard him say earlier in the day that eating pizza was all he could think about.

By 12:08 am, the frenzy was already winding down, and the chewing slowed down.   The group toasted the Have Nots, saying that they made it through the week with a minimum of complaining and "only a few personality changes".

Meanwhile Devin is whining about how fat he feels---he is going to run all day tomorrow because he ate so many carbs.

Devin is such a Drama Queen.  I'm waiting for him to ask the guys if those shorts make his butt look big or something.