And this is frequently followed by a fist bump among the dudes in attendance. Never females...always the guys in the house. Yes, this is going to be another post detailing Paulie Califiore's bad behavior, but frankly, that is the main story of the last 24 hours. I'm not happy about it, and I'm not looking forward to it, but here we go.
Before we begin though, I want to remind everyone about what Paulie told Big Jeff during their pre-season interview. I lot of house guests say stuff like this, but Paulie literally meant it. And it makes even more sense given the comments Paulie has made this season about how his dad monitor's Cody's fan mail, and also his social media accounts to protect him from the smacktalking and also the threats.
(If sweet little Cody got threats, I can't even imagine what Paulie's situation is going to be. Maybe Mr. Califiore should hire an intern or something to assist him this year.)
Yesterday evening, Paulie, Paul and Zakiyah were having a conversation about modeling while they sat in the shade of the backyard.
Zakiyah reported that before coming in the house this summer, she had interest from "a few agencies". Paul then started talking about Wilhelmina Models, saying that he can see Zee fitting in with their stable of models with exotic-looking features.
Paulie, with a tone in his voice: I don't model anymore.
He then mentioned seeing an article on "some website" about him and his brother earlier this summer, but he did not elaborate on the situation beyond that.
Paul: I'm not working with modeling agencies anymore....I can make just as much on my own.
He mentioned some print campaign he was in for a leather goods company in Europe. They sent him two really nice leather jackets and what I think was either $250 or $2,500. Paul also mentioned some sort of Buzzfeed article that mentioned him, causing his friends to "go wild".
(I'm betting that without the beard, Paul would not be mentioned on Buzzfeed. Just a guess.)
Zakiyah - I want to cut all my hair off. Because when a girl cuts her hair, she changes her life. I want a pixie cut, or something like that.
Paul says he could see that, and that Zee could carry it off with her facial structure. Zee also said she wants to dye her hair jet black, with some gray streaks.
Paul mentioned his friend "Josh Mario" and we immediately went to FISH. I guess "Josh Mario" is this guy....perhaps he is Paul's "style inspiration".
Zakiyah said that she frequently sees Confederate Flags in North Carolina, and also mentions Myrtle Beach, saying that she saw people ride bikes with the flags waving behind them. She said her mother "tried to drive over real close to them" when she saw that. She also has a neighbor with three Confederate flags in their yard.
Zakiyah: It's just normal down there.
Paul: I'm from L.A. If I did that I'd get my ass kicked.
Paulie came out with a plate of food, and offered Paul a bite.
I was trying to catch the girls running behind Paul as he spoke, but I only got Nicole's legs. They were running like the wind, it seems.
Zakiyah went over to the weight area to workout with Nicole, and Paulie started low talking about the PoV ceremony earlier today, and how angry he was about Michelle trying to throw shade on him with her speech.
Paulie: When it was my turn to speak, I wanted to say that I had been planning to use it to save her, but after that speech, I'm going to save Zakiyah instead.
Paul laughed about that, but Paulie said he decided not to joke about that because then Zee might believe it and then she would keep asking him about it for the rest of the week.
Paul made a series of bragging comments about vacation properties owned by members of his extended family, including one in a mountain area with a hot tub. Paulie then let everybody know that his aunt "provides spa services in the Poconos", if anyone is "interested in that".
Paulie: You know, if you're interested in some Fantasy Suite action, with a bathtub shaped like a champagne glass.
I think Paulie was actually talking to Paul here, trying to top his story about the mountain-top cabin, but that didn't stop Zakiyah commenting on it.
Zakiyah: I'm about that life. All about it.
FYI - The Poconos are renowned for this sort of super-cheesy hotel room rental. Why would Paulie invite Paul to have spa services with him in a place like this?
Paulie got Nicole started on some weight routines, and Zakiyah joined in.
Paulie started talking about "F.T", which of course is code for Natalie and her "fake titties".
Paulie: You missed it Paul...she told everybody that she has fake tits. She admitted it to everybody but you Paul!
Zakiyah: She admitted it to me early in the game, but I already knew.
Paul: We all knew! But it's the denial that got me. I've been making backhanded comments about her FT's all summer. Like she was telling me that something was going to be hard, and I said 'not as hard as your nips'. And I guarantee you that everyone behind that wall was cracking up.
Paulie: Headlights all day.
Zakiyah sat and listened to this conversation, but then she went into the house and the following conversation took place.
Paul: She's a cool ass girl, but it's getting to be crunch time.
Paulie: She's....a piece.
Paul: What? I don't get it.
Paulie: Boned.....Flopped.....Never worried.
Paul seemed kind of shocked about this, but didn't ask any follow up questions about the matter.
Paul: I'm not sure where "Midget's" head is at right now.
Paulie: Midget? FT?
Paul: No! Bridgette!
I have also heard that Paulie told Corey that he and Zakiyah had sex in a bumper car, but I didn't hear Paulie say that with my own ears. I did see the action Paulie is referring to (two separate occasions, at least), and information about where to find it is widely available if you look for it. I will say it was fast and lacked any appearance of caring or affection.
Hours later, Paulie was pretty upfront with Victor about his feelings about the women in the house. He pointed out that Michelle and Da'Vonne were the ones who tried to start the All Girl's Alliance.
Paulie: And we got Tiff out, and Day, and now Michelle. And she tried to recruit Bridgette, too. Zee is lucky this week....it might not be her week to go this week, but it's coming soon.
Paulie then started railing on Zakiyah, and the fact that she kept hanging around the backyard while Paulie was playing pool "with his boys".
Paulie: At least when Nicole gets sleepy, she goes inside and goes to bed, and lets Corey stay out and talk. But Zee just stayed out there...
Victor: She was laying down on that couch while were playing pool! It looked like she was sleeping!
Paulie: And then she asked me if I wanted her to go inside....what am I gonna say? Am I supposed to be a dick about it and say yes?
Victor: Fool has a girlfriend, and didn't even want one.
Paulie: I don't know why she would even think it's like that.....
Victor: I'm happy to not have that problem in here.
(Which is ironic, given that Victor's preseason conversation was all about how he wanted to charm the ladies.)
Paulie: Trust me, I'm not trying to have a girlfriend when I get out of here. I'm going to be busy as soon as I leave here.
They discussed how the "showmance girls" need to leave the house, and in what order.
Paulie: I have no problem with mine being the first to go. Corey's really should be the first to go, strategically, but....
Paulie said that after the PoV Ceremony, where Michelle told the group that "someone" has won over 50% of all of the competitions, Bridgette told Zee that Michelle "had a good point".
Paulie mentioned again how irritated he was by Zakiyah hanging around out there when he was playing pool.
Paulie: I'm always happy as fuck when she's sleeping...oh my god, you don't know.....and I'm so pissed that Michelle fucking did that in her speech, because she could have stayed.
(I believe everything Paulie is saying here but that last part...even though he wants to bounce Zee as quickly as possible, he is using Michelle's speech as an excuse for keeping her this week when speaking with "his boys".)
Paulie: I basically have two options with Michelle this week...either try and provoke her, or be nice and hope she keeps her opinions to herself.
(We need to all PRAY that Big Meech has the Round Trip ticket in her Secret Envelope. )
Victor mentions how Zakiyah was bragging about how when she goes to a club, she and her friends get free admission and a table. Paulie scoffed at that, saying that the club promoters always want pretty girls hanging around for atmosphere.
Paulie: I have to really hold back sometimes...I was like, do you actually KNOW what my life is like outside of here? And what my life is like when I go out with my friends, or with my brother? Because when a guy gets in a club for free and gets a table, it's about who you are, and what you've DONE with your life,
(Or what fucking CODY has done with his life, not Paulie.)
I tried to flash back to the time frame they were discussing, when Zakiyah was lurking and making them all mad, but I found this scene instead, which I could only tolerate for a very short period of time.
Paulie's body language should tell Zakiyah that he is not interested in the conversation. He didn't look at her, and kept his hands folded like you see here. But we can't expect Zakiyah to get the hint now, after all of the hundreds of direct and indirect signs Paulie has given her all summer.
Paulie was venting about a number of things, but I think most of his irritation was the fact that she was sitting there, being a doormat.
Zakiyah: What is it? You can choke me...you can slap me....
Paulie: ***snorts*** I only do those things in a sexual way.
And with that, I'm out.
Oh, except for this...Paulie peed in the hot tub with "his boy" watching, who would probably still be interested in getting in the champagne hot tub with "Fool".