Tuesday, August 29, 2017

You Got Got, Brah. Now Get Over It. #BB19

There is just too much sadness and cruelty in the world right now.  Things were bad enough already, with all of the political turmoil and hateful terrorist attacks being committed regularly, and then seemingly-forgotten days later.

So we didn't need this.

My heart breaks for the people in Texas, and also the animals.  My heart just can't take it.  Please donate to the Red Cross and also to the Houston Humane Society if you can spare it.  If you think it can't happen to you, you're wrong.  We had eight straight days of torrential downpours here in Atlanta in 2009, resulting in catastrophic flooding.  And even then, what we experienced is NOTHING like what is happening now in Houston, nor what happened after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

I really don't care about Big Brother anymore.  So I apologize to the many daily readers out there, but I am limping to the finish line now.  I'll try to finish the season, but as of right now I just don't care.

Well, that's not true, because you have to care to be able to hate someone. So maybe what I'm feeling is apathy with a few short bursts of caring hatred, which miraculously goes away as soon as I resume my normal life.


I took a bunch of pictures during yesterday's post-PoV ceremony fiasco, so let's just blow through them.  If you are keeping an eye on this season, then you probably already know all of this, anyway.

The feeds were down for about an hour for the PoV ceremony, which is standard this season.  When the feeds return we see Jason in storage with Paul and Alex.  The air feels frantic, but Alex is jubilant.  And Paul has on that goddamn pool floatie.

I just realized that I was still following Paul on Twitter, so I promptly unfollowed him. I encourage you to do the same.  Paul doesn't really tweet much, anyway, so you're not missing anything once the season is over.  But losing followers DOES matter to him......so UNFOLLOWING him is all I can do.

Everyone is being hateful in there, but Paul is the one who started it, and is continuing to fuel the fire. Did you see him terrorize Bridgette last year and then gloat afterwards with Paulie that "he broke her"?  He's a shitty human being and doesn't deserve our support.  He doesn't need it, either, so there's that.

Raven got all gussied up yesterday for what she was sure would be a heart-warming PoV Ceremony where she was saved by Jason, with Kevin going up in her place.  Matt even wore his treasured Orange Blouse for the occasion.

So Raven was going through some changes as reality set in, that she and her fuckbuddy Matt are on the block for eviction.

Christmas has done nothing but verbally shred Raven behind her back this week, but put on quite a show of support here.

Raven and Matt went outside and she was cursing like a sailor out there.  Because Raven feels like she is a "good player" being cornered by a "bad player".

And Matt was not only accepting defeat, he was embracing it with open arms and uncovered armpits, because Matt and Failure have likely been old friends for many, many years.

I had to switch to the QuadCam to keep an eye on the action.  Matt's "action" included immediately announcing that he planned to violate the Have Not rules by eating "real" food every day, taking hot showers, and sleeping in the Rose Room with Raven.  I think I'm going to shit talk Matt in a few moments, so if you don't want to read that, you might want to leave now.

OK...Raven is swearing that Jason had a great talk with her this morning, and could have told her he wasn't using the PoV.  I actually watched that "great talk" and it included Jason asking Raven what she and Matt talk about with each other.

Raven: I don't know.  Real life stuff.

At the time Matt was sitting on the backyard couch, staring off in to space as he licked his lips and smoothed his mustache compulsively.  Jason asked Raven what Matt must be thinking about right now, out there on that couch.

Raven: Right now?  I don't know.

So the "great talk" wasn't that great, to be honest with you.  And in the storage room, Jason is reiterating his plan to be the one to suck up all of Maven's wrath, without exposing the fact that everyone else in the house was in on it.

And fucking Paul kept prancing around in his pool floatie from group to group, trying to keep tabs on all of the conversations in hopes that no one says anything to blow up his game.

But these people are all SO STUPID that even when information is revealed that leads to the truth, they won't believe it.

Later, Matt put on his Nike shoes and took a long, restful dirt nap with a purple blanket over his head.

If you didn't get that reference, then you have some reading and learning to do.  And if you do recognize that reference, you probably know that I didn't mention the SELF-CASTRATION that occurred before the dirt nap began.  Not that we'd notice that on Matt, of course.

Why would anyone take these actions?  Because this guy told them to.

I mean, just stick a ratty nest of hair scavenged from the drain on this nutjob, and take some colored Sharpies to draw some dark shapeless blobs on his skin, and you've got Paul.  Just saying.

I've been "approached" several times by religious groups over the years.  Twice that I remember while I worked in a department store in college.  They would just come right up to me and ask me to meet them at the services that night, handing me a card with the address on it.  I was polite, because I was working.  But the time I was accosted TWICE in one day as I walked across the National Mall in Washington from one museum to the other, I was not working.  And while I might have looked small and malleable from a distance, an attractive conquest, I can assure you that is NOT the case.  The second time they approached me, I got very loud, telling the young man quite clearly that he was BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE HERE and that I was NOT IN THE MARKET TO JOIN A CULT,  Homeboy couldn't scurry away fast enough, because there were a lot of people out there on the Mall that day.

And if you think I'm referring to a Mall with Dippin' Dots and a Panda Express, I command you to log off the internet and pick up some books before it is TOO LATE.

 All right...all right.  Back to the damn shit show.  Christmas, Paul and Josh gathered in the bathroom to hear the action kick off, muttering and giggling about it all.

Raven got real nasty here, and kept referring to an incident where she said Jason came over and "whispered in her ear" that he planned to save one of them this week.

Did that happen?  I doubt it.  Jason isn't a big whisperer, and Raven knows that she is making a claim that no one else can confirm.  Because it was whispered, you know.

But even Raven can't top Matt's nasty and asinine display here.  It was kind of funny, because all of a sudden Matt feels the need to get involved, and when push comes to shove, Matt is TOO MUCH OF A PUSSY  to push OR shove.

Instead, Matt starts YELLING at Jason for "hiding in the storage room" and also reports that Jason "doesn't have any testicles" several times, adding at one point that Holly Dent will have to deal with that situation later.

NEWSFLASH:  Holly Dent will knock Matt right the fuck out.  She won't even get her hands dirty by hitting Raven. Welcome to Iowa Matt.  Let the good folks of Iowa show you their testicles, instead of just talking about it.

In the real world, Jason and Kevin don't sit around fielding verbal insults like this.  Instead they use their fists to address people like Matt Clines.  So while I am not surprised that Jason didn't exactly have the gift of gab in this argument, I am very impressed that he didn't make any moves that indicated he was about to slap the fuck out of Matt.

Jason is too ambitious for that.  He's having a new baby, and he knows that Humeston is watching.  Jason has ALREADY won this season, as far as his career goes, so this is all just icing on his cupcake.

And you can see Kevin made his way over to Jason, squaring off against Matt with a steely stare.  Even if Matt ends up having Diabetes Type II (or whatever) from eating all of that sugary cereal, or a MRSA infection from wearing that filthy blouse and rolling around with Raven, he might never be as close to death as he was right here.

Matt's frat boy high-pitched squealing and scampering to-and-fro wearing GIRLS' FOOTIE SOCKS will speak for themselves on the Wednesday night CBS episode.  You'll see it.  You'll know.

Kevin later told Jason that if someone said that to him, about his being a pussy and dragging his family into it, they'll find out what he'll do.  And I believe him.

As the talking died down, there was an incredibly tense few minutes, probably at least five minutes of SILENCE, with everyone just sitting there staring at each other.

Look at fucking Paul down there, in that stupid blow up toy.  Maybe in Paul's cult they will all wear blow up floaties instead of the purple blankets on the Day of Death.  Why not launch that dirt nap with another layer of utter embarrassment for the family that you leave behind, while you're at it.


***and more crickets***

It went on for a long, long time.  It sounds like there would have been no problem if Jason had just told them that he didn't like them, and wanted them out.  And all of the fans watching were waiting in vain for Paul's game to get blown up, making it all worth it.

But it didn't happen.  And it won't.  It's far too late for that.  The best we can truly hope for is that Josh has the power at the end, cutting Paul out to be the last member of the Jury.

And the issue that pushed me right over the edge was when Christmas later started bitching at Kevin in the kitchen,  just because she was tired of Kevin and his Kevin-isms.  And she wanted attention, of course. Christmas wants to be sure she makes that CBS edit this week, kids.

Kevin:  Christmas are you going to jump in the pool later?


And so on.  And then Josh came over and got into it, demanding to know if Kevin took the $25,000 and then asking him to swear on his kids, his family.


The feeds went to FISH for quite some time, and then to the Animal Shelter, so we knew it was serious.  It sounds like Kevin picked up a glass and said he wanted to smash it in Josh's face, maybe even threatening to choke him out.  But he didn't do it.

And when the feeds returned Kevin had to make his apologies, just like Big Mark did after the pickle juice incident.  And now Paul is spreading rumors that Kevin is an actor, in addition to being an undercover cop and Derrick's best friend.

And Alex threw out the batch of slop that had been cooked, later blaming it on Matt and Raven.  And since Kevin is now the only Have Not, he's the only one who needs slop, and everyone knows that Kevin can't cook.  So these bastards were LAUGHING at him being hungry.  Paul wanted to hide the instructions for cooking slop, out of spite.

I think Jason later tried to walk Kevin through the cooking process.  I was trying to like Christmas, but this situation has totally turned me against her.  I expected more from her, at least trying to protect her public image, if nothing else.  Christmas Abbott is a weak little follower, after all, nowhere near the "badass" that she projects in her products for sale.


I told you I was going to be mean today.  Maybe tomorrow, too.


A poster on Reddit has thoughtfully reminded us of all of the house guests who went for the $25,000 on Premiere night.  I already told you that Jason won the practice round.  but the following house guests also tried and failed to win the money, in addition to Jason and Kevin.

*  Cody
*  Raven
*  Mark
*  Alex
*  Ramses


And I know about Jason's inappropriate comments, too.  I saw it happen, and it is taken out of context if you just watch the YouTube snippet.  Kevin already told Jason that he doesn't care what Jason has said, and that it's only the game.  Kevin also said that Jason would get his vote no matter who he is sitting next to in the end.

Trust me, Kevin's family has too much to be angry about than to turn on Jason about this very inappropriate joke.


I had some pictures and topics to discuss of my usual,  more mundane nature, but I don't feel like that stuff right now.  I'll save it for later, maybe.

Right now somebody's dog is paddling down the street in Houston trying to avoid the 350 alligators that are about to escape into the streets.  None of this Big Brother crap matters next to that.


  1. Feedwatcher: Excellent post as usual. I would be sorry to see you go, I've been reading for at least two years and you are by far my favorite BB19 blogger. And I agree with about 99% of everything you've commented on this year (sorry, I like eggs, of every sort). Please keep writing, if for only to experience that sense of schadenfreude when paul wins and these idiots see how badly they got played. Then again, they'd probably never see it even if you clockwork oranged their eyes open and forced them to watch the live feeds from beginning to end. Dimwits.
    Oh, and I know what the National Mall is, I used to work a block away. i would spend my lunch hour wandering the national art gallery, exploring a different floor each time.

    1. What a great lunch hour activity. I don't think enough people realized that all of the museums on the Mall are FREE, and the DC metro system is one of the easiest to navigate in the US, if not the world.

  2. For those having to turn to books because they can't get enough BB19, I recomend Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.

    1. Well I'm putting that one on MY reading list for this fall.

      I read Diary last year by the same artist....he's a weird, dude. When you read a story that stays with you afterwards, you know it was a good one.

    2. I'm going to have to check if my library has that one.

  3. Well, Matt finally developed a personality this week. Between him going after Jason and the fight he and Raven had the night before (which may or may not have been staged), he finally decided to play the game. Way to late to be getting into the game now. I read on Joker's where Matt was talking to Raven and claimed that Mark was the most useless house guest because he did nothing. I had to re-read that several times because I couldn't believe that two players could be so blind, but they haven't done anything all summer except each other, so of course, they can't see anything. Really can't wait for this game to be over. Only two players I can really stand at this point are Jason and Kevin. Hope at least one of them wins AFP.

  4. First & foremost, my thoughts are also with all those affected in TX, it is truly devastating!

    Secondly, I know how bad a season it is when I, who will make up excuses to not go out with friends during BB season, finds myself watching feeds less & less, but then when FW is also fed up, I know it's BAD!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, that whole damn Jason situation yesterday was completely blown up & out of context & I blame the person who originally tweeted a NINE second video of it, if someone had listened to a full 2 minutes, it would've changed things. Do I think it was funny? No, of course not but I also don't think that Alex is going to scalp Kevin & wear his skin as a hat or whatever crap it was she said about Hunger Games. I also told my roommate that if he left the toilet seat up again that I would cut his nuts off when he slept, shockingly he did NOT hide all the knives. People say problematic shit, I agree but people need to learn to use common sense & look at the situation. & people tweeting to family members/friends running their social media account is ridiculous! Sorry, that was quite the rant!

    Leaving on a positive note! Thank you as always FW for keeping me entertained in a not so entertaining portion of the season (brutal tactics), if you start posting less, it's understandable but I'll be checking back daily to see if you've graced us with your witty words on the house happenings! :)

  5. I don't know what you've been eating today, but please send me a case! :) Your commentary is dead-on! I don't understand people that go into 'lord of the flies' mode in the BB house and forget that there's a real world out here that sees everything that they do. Raven is a perfect example of this to me. Does she actually think that her BB appearance will result in an increase in the number of students at her dance studio? Or an increase in donations to help fight her 'diseases'? Are these people so obsessed with being on TV that they'll do anything, no matter how disgusting they appear to others? Some of these people may have seriously screwed the pooch with their actions this summer. But hey...they're famous now, right?

    Anyway...love your writing style! Hope you stick out the season, and continue next year.

  6. Don't go, I just discovered you blog and it keeps me from having to religiously read the updates at Jokers. Far prefer to read about it here.

    This has turned into an ugly season, and I do think that Paul is the ringleader, but he needed Christmas and Josh and Maven to make it happen. And Alex I guess. Oh Alex, why'd it have to be you. In the words of the great poet Tyra Banks, "I was rooting for you. We were all rooting for you! How dare you!" Words as true now and they were then.

    Here's hoping somehow Jason comes out with the win. I just don't see Kevin making it unfortunately. Either way, I would be shocked if one of those two don't get AFP at least.

  7. This is my favorite BB blog so I would be sad to see you go, but I'm pretty much at the same point. The only person I like in the house is Kevin, but watching how they treat Kevin just makes it even worse.I am not a Jess or Cody fan, but I get why both of them were so defeated and ready to go, I can't imagine living in that house with those awful people.

    This may be the end of Big Brother for me.

    At this point my only hope is that Paul and who ever he takes to the Finale get booed so much that CBS shuts it down and just decides to donate all the money to Houston Animal Shelters.

  8. I NEEDED this today FW. This mirrored my mood to a tee. I'm in Houston and this is some serious walking dead shit. I'm high and dry for now but many of my friends have been evacuated by air and/or boat. The Kroger near me opened yesterday for a little while, and were letting in small groups of people at a time for small amounts of time to buy what little was left off the shelves. I took some things over to my 94 year old mother-in=law, who thankfully has a wonderful caregiver with her. We thankfully have a break in the rainfall right now, but we're monitoring the news of the dams and bayous, checking to see if we'll have to pack up our 4 dogs, my M-I-L and head out. I'm on a volunteer kitchen team at my church and we're waiting for the water to go down enough to make it to the church kitchen and make whatever food we can to deliver to whatever shelter we can logistically get to. This is a damn fine city and damn fine state though, and when the shit hits the fan, we come together like one large family.
    But I needed a break and today's blog was just what the doctor ordered. I cosign every.last.word.

    1. Hang in there Amber.

      We're all wishing you and your family the best.

    2. Hey Amber! Am in Houston too ( near Pearland). Yes! Reading FW was one of the ways I escaped as I stayed up all night monitoring the water situation at my home. My friend was across town off I-10 in a condo safely on the 3rd floor. We were txting about BB at 4am for some crazy reason. As you well know, this has been very INTENSE experience. Happy day, the relentless rain has stopped.

  9. I know you are busy girl, and this season will probably go down as the worst ever, due to terrible casting, Paul returning, no rules enforced and in my opinion, some of the worst attacking of a house member (Kevin), with terrible treatment like hiding his food, accusing him of terrible things, and just today, Alex is now saying she believes Kevin is a child molester. WTF??? That should be an immediate dr session with a warning of accusing him of that, with possible punishment. There are crazy people out there who only watch the cbs shows, and maybe some online gossip, that will see that and get half the story, and could take that as a fact, which could put him in danger. NO WAY SHOULD SHE BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT COMMENT WITH NO REPERCUSSIONS!!! I just hope we dont lose you. I agree with almost everything you say, and I don't know if you are rambling on in a fit when you blog, but I know I read it fast and angry, like I do when I'm venting about it with my husband. So I feel we are so on the same level. Lol. Just like I said yesterday, I am shocked by all of this. This is my first season that I just kinda wish would end or they would pull an awesome twist, and do an American viewers week where we vote for hoh, the noms and then the evictions. I think shit would hit the fan when Kevin is hoh because Americans voted for him. Anyways, everyone please pray for all those effected by Harvey. Please send prayers if you cannot afford to financially help or volunteer. Hope you stick around FW, and get you taxes handled without too much aggravation. (I know how it is. Not lol...lol)

  10. Oh wow...I totally agree about the child molester statement! It made me sick when I read that on jokers. And it makes absolutely no sense. I liked Alex early on but she's gotten a little too big for her britches and needs to go now.

    1. Oh yeah jalex was my original hopeful f2 and I wanted alex to win, but it n the last week....she has lost her mind!!!! I don't know if it is stress of being trapped inside the house so long, or if she has just started to show her true colors, but she has got to go. I hope Jason sees this and separates himself from her. Kevin is the last real person to have Jasons back. Even after finding out Jason was talking behind his back, he said he is still his friend and would vote against him. Kevin told him he has his jury vote if Jason makes f2. I guess Kevin knows he will be jury. Sad because he has been loyal to the one's that he promised to be loyal to.

  11. This is the worst season I think I've ever seen on big brother and I've been watching since BB2!! The only part I find enjoyable is this blog, and right now I'm loving the meanness lol!!!

  12. I will never understand the way they go after one and make him/her an isolated target. I hate to say it, but I long for the earlier seasons. They fought but I don't remember it being like this.

    Love your blog FW.

  13. ReaderOfFeedWatcherAugust 29, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    FW please don't quit, this season sucks already without your updates I'd quit watching bb altogether. Hang in there and we can all have a laugh about how terrible their lives will be after this is over.

  14. Please dont leave!! Your blog is the BEST BB blog out there and I am a religious reader of it!! :-)
    Your thoughts and mine are usually in sync the entire season and it is nice to see someone with the same thought track.

  15. Nooo Feedwatcher. I too am in Houston!! And after constant watch of 24/7 local coverage and monitoring the water creeping towards my house, I too turned to your blog during the storm for some escape. I've always considered it the best! Thanks so much for your warm message re: H-Town. By grace my home was spared, but yes it was a rough time.

    Please know that as the 4th largest city and the MOST diverse in the country, we help each other here. So many heart warming stories too. I'm a native, we have excellent emergency management, and we WILL be okay as the flood waters recede. It's kind of surreal that I'm sitting in a disaster zone writing this. Please continue your witty banter as you are helping us in a rather unforeseen way!

  16. I feel guilty because I just can't watch the Houston stuff. I donated my money and I am using that as an excuse not to watch the heartbreak. I hate to see our country, people, and animals suffer. I know what you mean about not caring about BB. it's so frivolous compared to the world's big problems. But on the other hand, we need frivolous things or we'd go insane. I appreciate your meanness. I do admire you trying to normally be unbiased, but I also lover reading your true feelings on Paul. At this point, I am simply watching so I can laugh as people get voted out (Although I still like Kevin and jason) and i also plan to be gleeful when these people get out of the house and realize they were STUPID and that No One liked thrm because they were mean. Seriously, is there anyone worse than Alex, Paul,andChristmas???

    1. Josh too. The stuff coming out of him, because paul told him to. What a Paul Puppet.

  17. Thank you feedwatcher, for all you do. I appreciate your blog posts and often check-in daily for updates. Your writing is witty, insightful and enjoyable. One of the main reasons my daughter and I became hooked on BB years ago, is the humanity of it all. It is a social experiment and can be relatable, until it is not. I agree, that, with what is going on in the world, right now it is a stretch. What feels better for us, it to watch the houseguests, with all their foilbles and failings, and challenge each other to find the good in each one. Abet, BB19, has been harder than most, I challenge you now, during this time of suffering in our world, to look for the good in each human on the feed. Even thought I am certain I, personally, would be boring, I wouldn't want someone to watch me and judge. I believe in the notion that you get more of what you pay attention to. I also understand how hard it is to have empathy and understanding for people who look only at the negative in each other when people in the world are suffering far greater. Perhaps during times of crisis, like Houston, we can benefit by focusing on the positive aspects of each player. Even Raven, who I personally have found myself strongly disliking more than any other player in history, has made me aware of a medical condition I never knew exisited. Can we, as watchers look, consistently for something redeeming in Matt? Paul? Raven? Jason? Alex? Josh? Christmas? Kevin? Mark? Elena? Cody? Jessica? Ramses? Dominque? Jullian? Megan? Cameron? If nothing else, it just feels better.

  18. I could excuse the Cody/Jess bashing, as they made their own bed and generally treated people like shit, so they got shit in return.

    But the attack on Kevin is complete bullshit and obviously a front to paint him as a "target". The guy has done NOTHING wrong to any of them, relative to what all of them have said and done. I've said before, Kevin is one of the most unique, refreshing g and entertaining cast members in a long time and people see that, therefor, it's now a threat to them. So they've flipped out on the guy.

    Alex, pleeeeease go away. Just shut up. STFU!

    Raven is a train wreck. Her lack of self awareness or general smarts is pure entertainment in itself. She's like the kid in HS who thinks she's part of the "cool kids" but is, like...NOT!

  19. My town is drowning. Your blog and your delightful snarkiness about these ridiculous hamsters is the bright spot in a day filled with depressing news reports, texts from stranded and now homeless friends, and the fact that I am not going to be making any money from my freelance job for a while. No pressure, but I really hope you continue with the blog. I need to see small bits of contained and artificial treachery to balance out what is taking place in my reality.

    I keep logging in hoping to find that Kevin snapped and then strung Paul up by his pool floaty and used Raven's hair extensions to burn the place down. It's the simple wishes that keep me going during these dire times.

  20. Thank you for your blog. I love your take on the situation and most of the time agree with you. I don't understand Jason. I love him but don't get why he is on the Kevin-bashing train. Is it because he doesn't want to be isolated and is trying to protect his game? #KEVINAFP


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