Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Big Brother After Dark - Outsit. Outwhine. Out Last.... 9-18-12 #BB14

This episode aired on Showtime at 9:00 pm BBT on Monday night, and in the wee hours of Tuesday where I live.

The Final Three of Dan, Danielle and Ian are still in limbo, waiting on Wednesday's finale to determine who will win the final HoH of the season---will it be Dan or Ian?  Whoever wins will send someone to the Jury live on Finale night, and the Jury will cast their votes for the BB14 winner.

Only two more BBAD episodes this season, including this one.....so let's go.

1.  As the show begins, the Final Three are all in the backyard.  Dan and Danielle are sitting on opposite sides of the couch.  Dan is laying down and Danielle is propped up, staring into space.  Ian is rocking in the hammock, and it is LOUD.  The squeaking and groaning noise seems deafening.  I can only conclude that it is so loud due to the placement of Ian's microphone. I can't imagine Dan taking a snooze on the couch if the sounds were that loud for him.  I also can't imagine sitting in the control room with headphones on, listening to this.   (Supposedly there is a person from Production that is assigned to each house guest to track their actions for story purposes---I guess someone drew the short straw with Ian.)

As a matter of fact, I haven't really heard too many complaints from the house guests all summer about the hammock noise.  So either it is not that loud to them, or they know the hammock is Ian's pacifier and they are happy to just have him out of the way, where they can keep an eye on him.

(Kind of like those automatic swings for infants, so they won't cry.  But I guess it would suck if you actually did want to sit or lounge in the hammock without swinging like a baby.)

Danielle comments on how she needs to do her fingernails.  I guess she has just been so damned busy she hasn't had a chance to take care of that.  She musters the energy to go inside and sits on the bathroom couch, starting her manicure.

Ian appears shortly to ask her if she would like any ice cream. She says no.

2.  In the kitchen Ian snacks from some small food items in a white bowl by the stove.  I'm thinking that they might be M&M's.  I'm also thinking these people are nuts.  Hasn't there been a constant ant problem in that kitchen?  With ants found even in the cereal boxes, and frozen in the ice cubes?

Yet there is a dish of uncovered candy on the counter top?  There is also a 13 x 9 glass Pyrex dish with what looks like chicken breasts laying in a large pool of blood just sitting out uncovered as well.  (Sorry.  I'm a vegetarian.)  I think they tried to make Chicken Parmesan earlier in the evening.  Ian takes the glass dish and puts it in the fridge, uncovered.  Ian commented that they had a lot of beer in the fridege.

He gets a container of Breyer's chocolate ice cream out of the freezer, and it looks like it is frozen solid.  He gets out a large spoon and labors to scrape off several large pieces of ice cream and puts them in a bowl.  He then goes to the storage room to get a jar of generic creamy peanut butter and puts two huge globs of it in a coffee cup.  He heats it up in the microwave for 20 seconds, gives it a look, and puts it in there again for another nuking.

Once melted, he pours the peanut butter on top of the chocolate ice cream and goes back outside to his hammock.  (I think he learned this peanut butter trick from Chef Joe, who used to enjoy this snack on the reg.)  Ian makes an exasperated noise when he gets on his hammock, saying "Dear Lord!", like this is all taking so much energy and effort.  He is capable of rocking and eating at the same time, and he does.

3.  Danielle has decided to "work out" tonight, and sees Dan curled up in a ball in his bed.  He is apparently playing a new role tonight, of a Big Brother player who is depressed and pouty.  He is a horrible BB player, he sucked at all of the competitions, he played a shitty game, he will not win.  He speaks into his pillow, and is muffled, but Danielle snaps into a Supportive Role and tells him:

*  his social game is amazing
*  she has not been carrying him, if anything, he has been carrying her
*  he survived his own funeral
*  she hasn't seen anybody have the social game that he has, and get away with what he does
*  he is great at controlling people, and that is what Dr. Will did

Now she gives him bullet points for his Jury Speech.  (Oh, is that what this is about?)  Now she says that she would have fallen off the Pirate Ship if it wasn't for him cheering her on.  She tells him how amazing he was, and how crucial he was for her game.  Dan mumbles that he didn't win anything and keeps saying "it doesn't matter" to every argument that she brings up.  She tells him everybody knows he played the best game in this house.  Dan says it doesn't matter, and if that is true, why would Ian take Dan to the finals?

Danielle:  Because he has a Final Two with you!

Dan:  But that is because he thinks he can beat me..that's why he's not taking you...

Danielle says that she can get jury votes for him, and Dan mumbles that "he's never thought about this until today".


Now Danielle goes on and on about how she wouldn't be here if it weren't for him.  He has played some incredible moves, and every single one of them has worked.

Danielle:  Don't you dare give up!  Don't you dare think you can't win!

(Maybe this is research for Dan's new book, "Coaching the Crazies". Clearly he's trying to reverse roles and have her play the coaching role.)

Danielle says this is absurd, and she's not going to stand for it.  Dan is laying on his stomach and is wearing his karate kid headband.  He rolls over on his side to talk to her, but his mouth is hidden, so I can't see if he is smiling or smirking.  She tells him his game is amazing, and that no one has carried him, no matter what he thinks right now.

The fact that Dan has said that he thinks she carried him is pretty funny, huh?

Danielle:  You're sitting here, having one of my moments.

This goes on and on and then when Danielle finally leaves Dan looks up at the ceiling and smiles.

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Memphis Garrett Tweets #BB14

Memphis Garrett has been watching his old buddy Dan Gheesling from the sidelines this year, and has been chatting with the fans a lot lately.

Will Memphis be at the BB14 finale?

 Does he think Dan thinks Danielle is nuts?

 Do you think he's going to allow Ian to be an Official Renegade?

FYI - Some of you may know that Memphis Garrett went to FSU.  None of you know where I went to school, but I may or may not be an alumni of FSU, too.  The mascot of the football team is a horse named Renegade who comes out on the field before every home game.  There is a studly "Indian" called Chief Osceola who rides Renegade and plants a firey spear in the middle of the field just before kickoff.  Seriously it is one of college football's best mascots and every football announcer on TV says that when they watch it.

***ALSO***  I may or may not have made out with Chief Osceola before, and this may or may not have occurred on a steamy night at The Phyrst.  That's all I'm sayin'...  I will say that I feel a good booze buzz just looking at this picture.  If you've never gone to a Saturday football game at a big university, you'd better put that on your Bucket List before it is too late.....

Julie Chen Wonders, Is It Ever Okay to Lie? #BB14

Julie welcomed Lynette Rice from Entertainment Weekly on The Talk this morning to discuss Dan's performance on Big Brother 14, and the way he has dominated the show by lying his pants off.  Lynette mispronounced Dan's last name as "Gheering", but says she thought he was boring on BB10 but is pulling for him this year due to his superior lying skills.

I thought all of the Final Three appeared live on The Talk today, but I guess I thought wrong.  If I find where they did appear I will report on it.  We know they got dressed up this morning to do something...

You can watch it for yourself at this link.  The segment about Dan's filthy lies starts at the 11:00 mark.  (I seem like I'm mad at Dan, but I'm not.  I don't want anybody but Dan to win the big prize at this point.  After what he's been through, and what he's done, he deserves it.)

Tidbits from This Afternoon #BB14

I had the live feeds on in the background today while I worked --it's really the last day of the live feeds, and the last day for the house guests to be in the backyard.  The Final Three has been outside for most of the day, and I am happy to say that everyone is acting relatively normal.

There has been constant chatter as they think about what is coming up tomorrow in the game, and also seeing their family and friends.  Ian rocked in the hammock almost the entire time, while Dan remained at his station standing in the pool.  Danielle was in or near the pool, and I think she laid on a towel for part of this.

I started jotting down bullet points of notable information, and ended up with a long list.  As usual, nothing is important, but every detail is interesting to someone, I'm sure.


*  Dan came out of the DR all hyped up, and when Ian also got called to the DR as he came back to the pool Dan started talking about what "troublemakers" they are, "trying to stir shit up".  Danielle wanted details about this, and Dan started telling her.  The problem was, they were both in the pool at this time, so they didn't have their microphones on.  BB didn't like it one bit, and warned Dan to STFU.  He ignored them, so we went to FISH until he finished speaking.  Obviously he thinks they were trying to tip Ian off about something not beneficial to Dan.  Ian wasn't in the DR very long, by the way.

*  Danielle knows some ex-football players from Alabama from her college days.  I think they are professional football players now, and at least one plays for the Falcons.  Dan peppered her with questions about this, and Danielle says she never dated any of them, but they do get together in big groups when they visit Alabama, or when she visits Atlanta.  One of them is Julio Jones.  I don't know who in the hell that is, but the name is great.  A good name for a puppy, I think.  Danielle helped Julio buy a necklace for his mother when she worked at the mall jewelry store.  She mentioned a few others, but their names must not have been as peppy as Julio Jones, because I don't remember them.

*  Ian was on a quiz show called Hometown HighQ.  It sounds like a local cable access show to me.  He and Dan both participated in academic teams in high school, solving equations and competing and other nerdy activities.

*  Danielle can't decide if she is going to sell her BB bag on Ebay or not.  They tease her about being the kind of person who will want to use it as a carry-on on airplanes.  Everyone thinks that would be cheesy, but Dan and Ian both say the size of the bag is perfect for that.  Ian also thinks it would make a good beach bag since it has some sort of insulation capacity in it to carry snacks or drinks.  If Danielle sells it, she does not want to sell her nametag, so Ian tells her to specifically mention this when she lists it for sale.

*  Dan jokes about "Vern from Wisconsin" who will buy all of Danielle's items on Ebay and roll around the bed on top of them.  Danielle is grossed out about this.  Dan explains that he used to tease Memphis during BB10 about Vern, saying that he was watching Memphis on the live feeds and was going to bid on all of his clothing and other items.  Dan has to explain to Danielle that Vern is a made-up person.  But then he and Ian agree that Danielle is more likely to have internet stalkers than Kara, since she appeared on the show for much longer.

(I will soon publish the top list of search terms that brought people to this website this year, and let's just say seeing Danielle nude was a popular google search.  Sorry Danielle.)

*  Dan teased Ian about going online to see Kara's Playboy issue.  Ian says he will definitely do that, but he won't order the issue from Playboy.  (Note that no one asked Dan what he was going to do, but you know 24 hours won't go by without him doing this.)  Ian is already excited about seeing Kara tomorrow night.  Danielle claims she "might look at the cover of Kara's magazine, but that's it".  (Liar!)

*  Ian is going to sell his dog suit on Ebay.  Danielle is going to sell her Candy Corn dress but they both tell her to wait until after Halloween so she can wear it.  There was a little hat that she was supposed to wear, but she had her hair in a bun and it wouldn't fit on her head.  She asked the DR if she could keep the hat anyway, even if she couldn't wear it that day.  I'm not sure what they said, but I think they told her no.

*  Danielle went in the restroom for a moment, and Dan asked Ian if he was nervous about tomorrow.  Ian said he was nervous to address everyone, and to plea for votes live on TV.  Dan asked him if Danielle "pitched him", and Ian said no, not since "several days ago when she said whoever cut her wouldn't get her vote".  (Ian, that happened last night. It may seem like several days ago, but it was last night.)

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Excitement on a Tuesday Morning #BB14

The Final Three were awakened today, and they all got up immediately to get ready.  But for what?

All signs lead to some sort of official activity.   Danielle is using her curling iron!  Dan is ironing a shirt!

I heard Danielle ask Dan something like "isn't it usually live?"  Dan didn't say much--I'm sure he is mentally preparing his plan of attack, as well as how to get as many plugs as possible for his website and books.

I'm guessing that today will include a chat with the Jury,  or maybe some media work.  Like interviews to hype the finale.   This is also the last day of the live feeds, if history serves as a guide.  The feeds will probably shut down by mid-day tomorrow, as they prepare for the live finale.


I think they are going to appear live on The Talk, Julie Chen's talk show.