Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Have Nots Might be Really Screwed This Week #BB16

In retrospect, we should have known this was Scary Week in the Big Brother house. You know, with the Zombies, the bones, and now this.

The BB live feeders voted, and chose "Transylvanian Goulash".

Don't blame me...I voted for Frankenstew because I was guessing they would get to eat hot dogs (i.e. frankenfurters).

According to Wikipedia, this is what goulash is:

Goulash (Hungarianguly├ís) is a soup or stew of meat, andvegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices.[1]Originating from the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, goulash is also a popular meal in Central EuropeScandinavia andSouthern Europe.

I thought goulash involved noodles, like egg noodles.  And when I think of Transylvania, I think of vampires and blood, because that is where Dracula is from.

So who knows what Transylvanian Goulash is.....but it sounds gross to me...

Scenes from the #BB16 House, Before Hopes Were Dashed

After Derrick and Frankie won HoH on Thursday night, their group was just full of confidence and enthusiasm.  It would be an easy week, Derrick told them, and they could all relax.  That is probably a statement you should just think and not say, because it was a bad omen.

In the HoH Room, Frankie got several pictures of his famous sister, as well as her new CD, which may or may not be currently available for sale right now.  Derrick got some new pictures of his daughter Tenley, and everyone agreed that she is the spitting image of Derrick.  Derrick also got one of Tenley's baby blankets, which is blue for some reason.

Derrick did not get his "Frank Eudy is my Homeboy" T-shirt in his HoH basket.  He thinks that Production must not have been able to get in touch with Frank, because they would have to get his permission to allow Derrick to wear that shirt on television.

(You may recall Frank's "Julie Chen is my Homegirl" T-shirt that he wore on BB14.  Derrick's sister went to Michael's the day before he left for California and had the shirt made for him, in the same exact color as Frank's shirt.)

(Julie told Frank on one of the live shows that she was his "home skillet".  Ha ha ha..  That crazy Chenbot.)

Zach recognized Ariana from her pictures, saying his little brother watches her shows on Nickelodeon.  He says she is "just about perfect" and he liked her music, too.  Everybody liked her music...she's a good singer and that is undeniable.

When Donny saw the pictures he told the group that Ariana reminded him of Jessica Alba, and the guys agreed. I'm pretty sure that is a HUGE compliment, right?

In her letter to Frankie, Ariana said she was in rehearsal because she was "opening the VMA's" this year.  She also said she had so much to tell Frankie, and he should "prepare himself".

In other news, Derrick's daughter is learning to talk, and can say the dog Mason's name.  Derrick's dogs Mason and Rocky are sleeping on his side of the bed now, and are really enjoying the extra space.

Everyone commented that Frankie looked a lot heavier in his pictures.  He says they were taken before he "became vegan".  (Frankie is not eating vegan now though...)  Derrick's CD is the first Daughtry CD and everyone was happy about that.

Frankie continues putting on a show.  In fact, he apparently exposed himself shortly after I took this picture, but trust me I'm not looking to see that.

Caleb and Victoria are allowed to eat now.  Derrick helped them get started by making them some quesadillas with corn tortillas.  He said the key was to put some really hot vegetable oil in the plan so they would crisp up.  I could hear the crunch as Victoria bit into her' sounded delicious.

(There are going to be new Have Nots on Saturday, so they'd better chow down now.)

You probably know that the team (Detonators + Caleb) drew Skittles to see who would go on the block, and who would have to throw the BoB.  They discussed the situation for at least an hour before this, and finally decided that pulling Skittles was the best option.

Initially, they wanted Zach to go on the block next to Donny and throw it. Zach told the group that it might be hard to throw it...if it looked like they were going to win.  I think anyone would feel like that, but since Zach was the only person honest enough to say it, he took some flack for that.

Each person picked their color, and one of each colored Skittle was put in Derrick's beanie.  (Actually Hayden's beanie, I think.)  Derrick had to ask for clarification at least three times before he understood the process.

Frankie pulled Christine's color first---I think it was purple.  This meant she would go up next to Donny, and would be tasked with throwing the BoB comp.  Caleb and Cody were picked next.

Only Zach's orange Skittle was not picked, which is pretty ironic under the circumstances.


It Was Quite an "Operation" #BB16

It sounds like the Battle of the Block game was based on the old children's game "Operation".  I don't know if this game is still in production now, but this is what the board looked like:

The Operation game board was powered by a few batteries, and you had to use tweezers to place the bones and other assorted plastic body parts into their space.  The spaces were designed so that the pieces were a close fit, and they were rimmed with a metal border.  If your tweezers touched the metal while you were trying to get the pieces in there, there was a LOUD BUZZ and the patient's nose would light up.

I always found it terrifying, and nerve wracking, just waiting for that loud noise.  I never really thought about the fact that we were staring at a naked fat guy.  But I do remember thinking the patient's hair looked like Moe from the Three Stooges.

(In the Battle of the Block, they had to search for bones in the dark, I think, and then fit them into place on the wall.  Not every bone fit, though, which was reportedly a problem for Caleb.)


*  Caleb told Frankie that he was looking for "money coins" instead of bones during the competition.

*  Derrick heard someone cheer for Donny on the other side of the wall after he won.

*  Derrick is trying to put some love out there for Donny, saying that he respects his win, and that Donny knows what's up now.

These Bozos Can't Do Anything Right #BB16

So two weeks in a row now, the Power in the house has been bragging and boasting that the would lose the Battle of the Block on purpose, to make sure their targets are on the block for eviction.

And two weeks in a row, they failed.

Christine was on the block next to Donny, for the sole purpose of throwing the competition so Donny could stay on the block and go home.  Caleb and Cody are also on the block, playing against them for the Battle of the Block.  You'd think that would be a formidable team to play against.

But you'd be wrong.

Caleb is just chock full of excuses.  I guess they continued the whole Zombie theme this week, because they had to search for "bones" that sounded like they had to fit in some sort of puzzle on "the wall".

Christine and Cody were all giggly in the bathroom after showering.  I know why she's happy...she just bought another week of safety in the game, but Cody?  His ass is on the block, and it might just stay there.

He and Caleb might have muscles that look good on camera, but I don't think either of them have the intelligence to organize a two camel caravan.  It sounds like Christine kept pretending not to find a bone, and she may or may not have tried to give Caleb a bone but was prevented from doing so.

Caleb and Cody stuck together during the competition, instead of splitting up to cover more territory.

Christine:  Yeah, you definitely should have split up.

Derrick came in to quickly remind everyone not to turn on each other.  And Derrick is the ONLY house guest right now who has NEVER been on the block.

Maybe it's just me, but if you feel like you have to remind people not to screw you over, you might not be in the best spot.

Maybe Derrick needs to remind Cody to stop playing footsie and start playing the game.  It's time, Cody.

Zach busied himself with doing dishes with Frankie.  Good idea, since as the surviving HoH Frankie will have all of the power over any additional nominations if the PoV is used.

Caleb is in the kitchen telling everyone that he thinks Donny had an earpiece telling him where to look for bones.  He says Cody found all of the "good ones" on his side, and that Donny must have had some outside assistance.

You know, I'm not much of a Donny fan, but Caleb needs to wake up and smell the coffee.  You got beat, dude.  And nothing is worse than a sore loser.

Caleb:  Well, we'll just have to win the PoV.

(That's what you said about the BoB...and the last HoH....and the last PoV...)

Zach sees Christine and says Donny definitely knows that Christine tried to throw it.

Zach:  He told Frankie, I know how you feel now.

Christine:  I got screwed over.

Zach:  You got screwed over?  How?

Christine:  Because everybody is extra pissed at me...I couldn't even act excited when we won.

Zach tells her not to worry.  Caleb must be getting paranoid, because he is showing up now during every conversation.  Christine complains about the situation.

Zach:  Hey, would you rather be in your spot, or his spot? (i.e. Caleb)

Christine:  True.

Christine pretended not to find any bones, but really found six bones.  She wishes she had pretended to put them on the wall and they didn't fit.  Christine did give Caleb a bone but Production told him to give the bone back.

(No way we'll see that on TV, right?)

Christine:  Donny and I could have won that in two minutes flat, if I had really played.

Zach:  Was it hard?

Christine:  NO!

She really expected Caleb and Cody to win, so she wasn't that worried at the time.

Zach:  We really need Victoria to go home this week.  This week is going to be a lot scarier than I thought.