Monday, July 31, 2017

Watch What You Wish For..... #BB19

The PoV ceremony will take place  today, on Monday.  In fact, it might even take place while I am typing up this post, so if that happens, I will certainly let you know.

We expect Paul to use his PoV to save Jason, leaving Jessica and Cody on the block for eviction. That's not really a big deal, but what is a big deal is whether or not Jessica will use her Halting Hex on Thursday night. Paul wants her not to use it, so the house can vote out Cody for the second (and last) time.  Jessica has appeared to consider that, contingent on a few demands of her own.

I've been watching Jessica, and it seems to me that she is going to use the Hex, but at other times it seems like she is seriously considering shedding the dead weight of Cody so she can move forward in the game alone.

Alex and Jason have been getting friendly with Matt and Raven,  which should concern the other house guests. Alex says she "checks all of the boxes" about her ethnicity when she's applying for something.

Matt:  What box, though?

Alex: Usually Pacific Islander, and Asian, too.  And if there is a native Hawaiian box, I check that , too.

Alex discussed older seasons of Big Brother with Matt and Raven, who both appear to know A LOT of information about the older seasons. Alex says she watched the last three seasons, but I'm not sure if that is the true extent of her fandom.

Raven even brought up Season 3 in the discussion, which really was the Dark Ages of BB since it was filmed in the original BB house.  It is my understanding that that first BB house was built out of shipping crates, which is kind of mind-blowing.  In BB6, the show set was moved to a new sound stage that is still in use today.

Raven thinks Derrick was boring, but that Dan "is a savage".  Alex and Raven both know that Derrick won the biggest prize in BB history if you add in all of his America's Team and other miscellaneous earnings.

Matt mentioned Cody's mistake several times, saying "you should have taken Victoria, dude".

Matt:  Cody made a $450,000 mistake, do you realize that?

( might not want to say stuff like that Matt, particularly since you made a BFD out of saying you would let Raven win.)

(I'd like to point out that what we hear the house guests say to each other might be big fat lies.  In fact, I hope that is the case, actually.)

Alex says she usually doesn't like watching the Diary Room sessions on the TV show, but she will pay more attention to them now, because she appreciates what goes into a good DR session.

Alex:  So much of my stuff I can't say.....they say it's trademarked........

(It isn't "your stuff" if it is trademarked.)

Matt:  And you can't's so restrictive.

Raven:  I can't wait to watch all of Paul's DRs on TV.

Raven made that comment like she was excited to watch because she is Paul's #1 fan, but if she or anyone else had commented on how Paul is probably clowning all of them in the DR, a barrage of anti-Paul comments might have been made.  I think there is a lot of anti-Paul feelings in that house, but everyone is afraid to express them out loud.  Particularly since Paul's last act of HoH power is looming ahead of them in the PoV ceremony.

Jason used to have a "rodeo chicken" named Linda, who can be seen in some of his old Whistle-Nut videos, he says.  Jason used to hide Linda in a bag, and then during his act he would crawl into a barrel.

Jason: People didn't expect me to get in that barrel, because I'm pretty big. And there would be an old Mountain Dew can in there, and some other pieces of trash.

Jason would start throwing the trash out of the barrel, and then he would toss Linda out and the crowd would go wild every time.  Apparently seeing Linda get hurled out of the barrel and then squawk and cluck around was quite a surprise.

Alex frequently makes harsh comments about how animals are treated at the rodeo.  For example she grilled Jason a few days ago about the use of a cattle prod, but Jason said he's never even owned one.  (I can't even think about what goes on at a heart just can't take it.)  So now Alex focuses in on the Treatment of Linda, asking question after question about how long Linda lived, and what became of her.

Jason: I haven't had Linda for a long time.  I don't have any chickens now.  The dogs go after them and kill them.

Alex:  Is that what happened to Linda?

Jason grimaced and made a face.  He didn't have to answer the question.  We all know what happened to poor Linda now.

Jason:  Well, the dogs are worth a lot more to me than a stupid fucking chicken.

(Linda performed her feathery heart out for Whistle-Nut, I'm sure.  Linda deserved better.)

These two act like children in the house, running around and yelling.  Well, Raven yells.  And it is so loud that I deleted this BBAD episode before I was finished watching it.  If you've heard Raven shriek and scream with all of the shower pranks, then you know what I mean.  She really thinks she is God's Gift to the live feeds.  Chatter about America's Favorite Player can't be too far behind, I assure you.

I wish we could vote for America's Worst Player.  Now THAT would be a fun prize to award on Finale night, wouldn't it?

Kevin wondered how Josh was doing, and commented on how much weight Josh lost when he was a Have Not for two weeks.  Josh had a handful of granola or something that he was eating in bed, and Kevin said he would be better off eating slop a little longer.


Kevin:  Fuck a slop?  You can't fuck a slop.  You can fuck some slop, or the slop, but it's not a singular thing.

Then Raven appeared, and made a little scene before leaving.

I'm just going to say it:  I think Raven has gained about 15 pounds so far this season.

I'm not saying she's fat, and I'm not saying she looks any better or worse than the average woman her age in America.  But as my old friend Scott W. used to say, Raven is starting to chunk up.  If you watch the live feeds, keep an eye on all of the mindless snacking she does, and the late night eating.  If you take in more calories than you burn, this is what happens.

These two are extremely demonstrative now.  All of this is going on your permanent record, Matt.

Raven's looking for her next snack.  Yep.  She is.

Hey Matt:  This is who you lay with?

(Shout out to Da'Vonne.)

Meanwhile Mark's energy is very low.  He's feeling low, too, and tells Elena that the guys outside "smoked him" playing pool.

Mark:  I was hitting the wrong balls for over half the time.

Elena feels badly about playing a role in Mark's sad mood, referring of course to her trying to break up with him for several days in a row.  When you live with someone like this though, it's tough to have a clean break, because you still see them 24/7 and sleep in the same bed, too.  They can't just disrupt everyone else's routine because they're in a rough patch, whether it is temporary or permanent.

Mark:  You're not responsible for my emotions.

Elena:  At least you're safe this week.  You're going to Jury.

Mark:  Am I though?

(Good question, Mark.  None of you, even the mighty Paul, will know when Jury actually starts until Julie Chen tells you.)

Mark: Jury's not that great for me.  I mean, I like having more paid vacation time, but it's not that great....especially if I'm the first one in there, just sitting around and waiting.

Outside, the showmance chatter is happier between Cody and Jessica.  They are discussing movie stars they like and Jessica talks about the movie "Troy".  She said Orlando Bloom is really hard to watch in that move due to his actions (which I presume were rather wimpy).

Jessica:  And meanwhile Brad Pitt was in bed with two chicks like a boss.

Cody liked that comment, but Jessica clarified that in real life, Cody would be dead if he tried that.

Jessica decides that she is Cody's Helen of Troy, because he is going all out to protect her. Some of these comments make it seem like she may not use the Hex, and let Cody be evicted, but of course I'm not sure.

Cody's favorite actor is Tom Cruise.

Jessica:  But isn't he crazy?

Cody:  I don't like his politics, or any of that other stuff, just his movies.

Jessica likes Jennifer Anniston and Julia Roberts.  She attended a premiere movie event in Boston that Jennifer appeared at  and was impressed by the way Jennifer spoke in front of the crowd, and how beautiful she was.  It sounds like Jessica got to meet her briefly.

Meanwhile, inside the storage room Josh and Elena are having a pretty sobering conversation.

Josh:  How's Mark doing?

Elena explained to Josh that she told Mark that they needed some distance between them, that their relationship just wasn't working out, and this was New News for Josh.

Josh:  Oh my god....poor Mark.  I didn't know that.

Elena:  This isn't a healthy environment for a relationship....I told him we need some distance in this house,and if we like each other outside of the house, that's different. He really likes me....but I'm just not at the same level.

Josh:  I just had deja vu.....just now while you were saying that.

Elena:  I would love to have deja vu right now.

Josh:  I just asked you because I've noticed both you and Mark have different moods lately.  I won't be disrespectful of him.  I won't make jokes about it like I've been doing.  I didn't know.

Elena:  I'm a slow mover, particularly after what has happened in my other relationships. I love really hard, but it takes a while for me to get there.

(Elena went through a tough break up that is discussed in this post, about half-way down, I think.)

Josh told her about a girl that he liked that told him the same thing, that she needed space.  Josh says he gave her lots of space, and she soon came back around and wanted to date.

Let's take a minute and appreciate how pretty Elena is with no makeup.  Try and forgive that messy hair style, and just focus on how pretty her skin is...there is no need for all of those layers of clown makeup.

Inside, Christmas is eating a bowl of slop.  There was a ziploc bag of "Slop Bites" that is empty, and this was a disappointment to Christmas, particularly since whoever finished them just left the empty bag out on the counter instead of throwing it away.

Raven apologized for eating a cookie in front of Christmas, but Christmas said that was just fine with her.  When she was competing and needed to "make weight", she became used to people eating things she couldn't have in front of her.

Raven:  Well, I'm used to people eating things I can't have in front of me.....

Christmas, trying to nip that topic in the damn bud:  This is just a week, not a lifetime. If I can't handle this for a week, then I don't deserve to be here.

Elena has now joined Cody and Jessica by the hammock, saying that she misses Ramses.  There is an energy in the house now that is missing since he left, and it is noticeable to her.

Cody:  I really never talked to that guy until the last few days he was on the block.  He's a nice guy.

Elena;  He and I vibed so hard at Finals.

(I guess they saw each other during the casting process.  They are not allowed to talk but we've heard many times about house guests seeing each other at casting and forming a bond based on eye contact.  For example, Jason and Da'Vonne, Meg and Clay, etc etc etc.)

Josh can't wait to spill the beans on the news he just got, sidling up to Kevin and saying in a low voice that he just got some good news.

Kevin:  What is it Josh?

Josh:  Elena and Mark aren't together anymore....she just told me.  But don't tell her I told you...

Kevin:  What, I can't ask her why she and Mark aren't out here hugging anymore?

(Josh and Kevin don't want to work with showmances, so it is good news to them that Elena might be willing to target Mark now, or vote with the other side.)

Within seconds of this conversation ending, Elena walked by Kevin and said it was cold out there.  Kevin immediately rubbed her bare shoulder and as we went to commercial, he said "why isn't Mark out here keeping you warm tonight?"

Elena: Mark who?


Jessica:  When you left the first time, I was really worried you would start talking to that girl in Dallas, but now I think that would just be your choice to make, if you want to choose to do that.

Cody:  Oh, that girl is long gone. It wasn't a real thing, only the potential of it....there wasn't any instant love.  I was just happy being around her.  She's a really sweet girl.

Jessica is silent, but her stare could burn a hole in Cody.

Cody: make me much happier, Jess.

Cody swears that from now on, if guys try to mess with him in bars, he will just turn the other cheek.

Cody:  I will not fight.  I swear.

Jessica is pleased with this, because the main reason why she tried to break up with him a few days ago was seeing him lash out in anger at Paul.  I'm sure she's worried about being with a violent man, but she also said her bosses wouldn't want her being with a guy who is so volatile.  (ie:  SBE isn't going to stand for some jealous boyfriend showing up in their clubs and causing a scene....or WORSE).

Elena paints Josh's fingernails and says she is going to embrace the health benefits of the Have Not diet, and try not to complain about it.

This commercial is quite funny.  A young student is making a speech in class about his dreams to make the perfect pizza, with plenty of cheese and pepperoni.

Then the teacher rudely tells him to give up on that dream, because it's already been done.

This is clearly not the perfect pizza, but I guess that is a matter of opinion.

I don't pester everyone about diet and exercise, but you shouldn't be eating stuff like this at all, even if you are a card-carrying carnivore.  This is an express pass to heart disease, people.

Josh puts on a show for us, telling us that he is going to ask the Diary Room if he can switch with Elena, to take the two weeks of slop for her.

Elena:  Well, that's quite a gesture, Josh.

I guess Josh remembered that he just promised not to taunt Mark about the breakup, so he whispered he would do what Mark wouldn't do, and take this burden for Elena.

The two of them went into the DR together, as Elena asked aloud if this was okay, if it were allowed for them to go in there together.

Note that after the incident the other night with the pots and pans, the DR told Josh later that he is not allowed to continue with that type of warfare.  You know why I think they made that statement to Josh?  I heard Elena talk about the incident later, and she said she thought Mark was going to take both pans and smash Josh's head between them.  And several other people thought Mark was going to be ejected for rushing towards Josh like that.  I think Production realized that if Mark took the pots and pans for only a split second with the intent to hurt Josh, there is NOTHING they can do to prevent it.  So they don't want to take that chance.  They got their footage....that should be enough.

You can see that Christmas is getting amped up now, angrily low-talking with Alex about Mark and what it's like to be a Have Not with him.

Christmas:  Mark never cooks his own slop!  Last time he ate all of Matt's slop, and yesterday I made two pots of slop, and it's gone now!  And he's the one who ate all of the fucking slop cookies!  Mark ate them all!

Alex:  I had two of them.....

Christmas:  Yeah, I did, too.  But Mark ate the rest of them!

Christmas commented that Elena is not complaining as much as she thought she would, particularly since she has two weeks of eating slop.

Alex:  She's not really eating much, though.

Earlier, Josh complimented Kevin's attire tonight, saying he had the best swag in the whole house.

Apparently last night was the semi-finals of the pool tournament.  I guess they are finishing the tournament from last week, which seems like last year at this point.

Kevin also said that there is more stress in the BB house than he ever had raising seven children.

Kevin: And that's with all of the proms, dating, all of it.  I lost $63,000 one weekend, and this house is still more stressful.

Now Mark joins Jessica and Cody in the hammock, and he's not happy.

Mark:  I hate this house.  I'm in there trying to sleep, and all I could hear is Elena and Josh running around giggling.  They went in the DR so he could ask if he could switch places with her for two weeks in the Have Not room.

Jessica:  WHAT?  Shut the front door!  If she can make that happen, it's Big Brother history.

Mark tried to tell them what Elena said to him about needing distance from him.  He's trying to keep his emotions out of it, but it's hard.

Cody:  It's probably coming from Paul, Mark.  He loves to separate people in here and create distance between them.  I always thought you and Elena were stronger than Matt and Raven, but can you imagine anybody splitting them up in this game now?  I can't.

Jessica then finishes her story that she was apparently telling Cody before Mark came over to them.

Jessica:  So then I crashed that guy's car right before I dumped him.

Cody:  That'll teach him to try and tell you what to do.

Josh and Elena are back from the DR, but they don't have an answer yet.  She reports that the request had never been made before, and they would have to look into it and get back to them.

(But they say the same thing if you ask for organic almond milk, or whatever.)

Kevin:  America's gonna hate this motherfucker.  And everyone in here is gonna hate you too, Josh.  Why didn't you do that for me Josh?  Why not Alex, or Christmas?

Soon after this, the excruciating sounds of Raven squealing filled the air on every camera view.  I tried to escape it, but I couldn't.  When Raven made the comment that it was all great for TV, I had to bow out.

Oh, and it appears that the DR will not approve Josh's chivalrous gesture, after all.  I'll let you know if I hear anything different though, of course.

This morning Paul had quiet time in his HoH room.  This cool shot is from the camera behind the bathroom mirror, looking straight through the room to the fish tank on the other side.

And the pranks just keep right on coming for Cody, as he finds Vaseline all over the handle of the coffee pot.  I think they hid the coffee filters, too,  so Cody had to use paper towels instead.

Not to mention that they switched the decaf and regular coffee grounds, so that Cody is drinking Unleaded now.  If nothing else drove me crazy in there, I would definitely storm out if I didn't have regular coffee.  Probably not very energetically, but still.  I must have a stiff cup of joe every morning. Or else.

Then it was time for the PoV ceremony, but these two cute puppies don't care what time it is.  They just want to see people and wag their tails.  You can just feel the puppy kisses from here, can't you?

Yesterday they were both tugging on their toys, having a little fight and they were adorable.

Then the PoV ceremony was over and people were scurrying about, with a certain energy in the air.  Kevin stopped Jessica to ask how she was, if she was going to be okay.  She is, of course.

Kevin:  So, are you gonna use it?  Never mind, don't tell me.  I don't give a fuck, really.

Paul used the PoV to save Jason, as planned.  And even though it might not make any difference if Jessica uses her Halting Hex, I'm sure Jason is relieved.

OK...Raven was sitting with Kevin and Jason, talking about the recent game events and also mundane topics such as the brass used to make the PoV medal.  Jason can make one if he wanted to, with his metalworking tools.   We had a quick FISH break, and when we return, Jessica has pulled Raven aside to chat.

And Jessica is NOT happy.

Apparently Jessica saw Raven talking to the guys, and saw Jason make a hand motion that appeared to indicate that Jessica was nearby, so they switched topics.

Jessica, controlled but clearly pissed:  When I walk in a room and see that, it looks bad.  Especially when you just stabbed me in the back with last week's vote.

Raven: What? was just...

Jessica:  I don't care.  It looks really bad.

Raven:  No...I was just talking to Kevin...we talk all the time....we were just talking about the Veto.

Jessica, cutting her off:  Raven I'm just letting you know...that looked BAD.  It looked really sketchy...

Raven sat down, and then stood back up.  I could hear her breathing hard.  Jessica is a scary girl.

Jessica:  ....and I'm just telling you...the last thing you want right now is for me to feel is that you're in on this right now.

Raven:  Seriously?

Jessica: Yeah.  You looked me right in the eye last Thursday and said you were voting Josh out.

Raven:  That vote changed at the last minute...listen...

Jessica:  NO.  That right just pissed me off.

Raven had grabbed Jessica's wrist and Jessica told her to "let me go".  Raven left the room and found Paul and Christmas deep in conversation about investing in something, oblivious to Raven and her problems.  To her credit, Raven decided to face trouble head on, asking Cody and Jessica to please talk with her privately.

Raven started swearing that they were talking about how to cut the metal to make the PoV, and that's it.  She swears, swears and swears that nothing was being said against Jessica.

Jessica gave Raven the Big Dog treatment, trying to separate herself from Raven's run-on apology and explanation by ignoring her.  Raven then went off the apology rails, saying how much she "truly, deeply" loves Jessica and Cody, which was a little too much.

Jessica:  I just want to be alone so I can talk to Cody.

Raven: Can I give you a hug?  Because I really, really, really, really love you.

And so on.  Jessica did not accept the hug, even when Raven came over to give it.  Raven kissed her cheek and left.

(This INFURIATES Elena, by the way.  She was LIVID when Raven came over and kissed her after the blindside vote on Thursday.)

Cody:  Can I say something?  I love the way you take on controversy head on like this.  It makes me so proud to be your boyfriend.

Jessica:  I just hate her fakeness.  She's so fake.  Now she's going to run to Paul and tell him, and he is going to think she made me want to use the Hex.

====>  She's going to use the Hex.

====>  And Raven wants TV time.  Shouldn't she be happy about this confrontation?


  1. Jessica throwing shade at Les Moonves yesterday, talking to Cody & Elena about how the head of "every movie production company in this town" is a Jew...(Cody jumped off that train real quick in responding "I don't know his faith!")...Uh, Jessica sweetie, Les Moonves is the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of CBS the network plus Julie Chen's husband...

    Julie's already no fan of Jessica. In an EW interview on 7/28 she said Jessica was foolish & purely ego driven, basically stupid AF for targeting Josh (and not Paul) as HOH, then announcing to Julie & HGs on live TV after Ramses was evicted instead, that she had the temptation/power of safety.

    Julie, I second that opinion!
    (Stupid, stupid girl)!

    I can't wait to hear what Julie has to say about Jessica now.

    Julie has Les Moonves.
    Jessica has, um, Cody

    1. You jelly?

      Looks like they both made out quite well!

  2. I bravely faced watching the end of last night's BBAD, despite Raven's screeching, only to be rewarded with her (screechily) insisting that Matt join her to go to the DR so they could "show off the carnage" from their fight. Anything for Raven to get more air time, right??? So obnoxious. So yeah, you didn't miss anything deleting the episode before it was over.

  3. Can't wait for your next update. Thanks, thanks, thanks for all of the great free entertainment your posts provide. It will be interesting to see if anyone sees the live feeds as disgusting as I have this past day. It is a game, but ganging up, kicking people when they are down, personal attacks, seems to be Paul's (Mr. CBS Player) modus operandi. Sick. Reminds me of lynch mob movies. I was hoping that Kev or Jason would step up, but they just let it happen and walked by. They are not horrible men, especially compared to Paul, but, they are not the guys who would step up if they saw a guy beating his wife, obviously. Sad. I don't know if I can watch BB again if this continues.

    1. Go troll Big Brother Network!

      It's become the official Kool Aid Drinking Paul Worshippers website!

  4. I would so love Jody and Mark to self evict asap. Tell CBS that this has just been too much. CBS, is lately trying to prevent self-evicts by calming down their boy Paul and all the others they give hints/tips to, but today has just been too much for me. The abuse of Jody. And Mark. They should get out. Their fans would more than make up for any CBS financial penalty by Internet campaign. I don't think they see that, but I can hope. Get out. CBS against you.

    1. Of course you would - just like all you Kool Aid Drinking Paul Worshippers!

  5. After watching the bullying going on today towards Jessica and Cody and remembering the bullying from Jessica and Cody earlier in the season...I must say I have never seen a bigger group of nasty juvenile adults in my life. The only person with any integrity left is Kevin. And for that reason alone he will hopefully win.

  6. I am sorry but regardless of Jessica being a "foolish" girl..... she and Cody do not deserve any of the crap that these nasty people in this house are doing to them.
    I really liked Xmas before she went in this house BUT now .... Hell no! I want to return her books and everything about her is bullshit! I am completely disgusted by her! The house doesn't "change" your personality but it does help to bring out the "real" person! She says she can "rip out people's souls" well maybe that is awesome for some shitty people but for a woman who presents herself as uplifting and as a powerful leader she has proven herself to be a fraud!
    Then you have a the little scammer Raven with her fake ass "disease"!
    WTF is going on with the casting director on BB..... These people are nasty! I have never seen such trash! I thought I was watching something on Bravo not CBS! This is shameful!! Just rename the show to the Bad Brother or Big Bully House!


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