Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Meet Mark Jansen - Huge Hands, Huge Heart. #BB19

Well, hello there.  This is Mark, who introduces himself to us by saying he is from Buffalo New York and he's a personal trainer.

Mark certainly is a big'un, as they say here in the south.  They probably say that about Mark up north, too. Just a guess.

Jeff is sarcastic about Mark's announcement, but Mark takes it in stride.

Mark:  Yep.  I work out a few times each week.

Jeff:  Yeah, you're pretty big.  But thanks for making me look so small over here.

Mark assures Jeff that he's sexy-looking right now, and not to worry about that, but that he's just gotta try to stay in shape.

Mark tells Jeff that he played football at "UB" for a year, and when he graduated he was a "big boy--about 330 pounds"  Mark knew he wanted to work in the fitness industry, so he started getting in shape and working out and ended up losing about 100 pounds.

Jeff:  Wow.

Mark:  So I got into body building, and then people started asking me how I did it, and then I started helping people, and it just kind of went from there.

And if all of that wasn't enough good news, get ready for this:

Jeff:  And you're a fan of da show?

Mark:  Yes.  I  love Big Brother.  I love the show.  And like I said...seeing you?  I'm starstruck just sitting here next to you.  It's crazy.  Just starstruck like I said.

Jeff:  Well, like I told you, you're the Big Ticket now, man.  It's season 19 and Mark is coming in!

(YASSSSS.  C'mon in, Mark.)

Mark, in a calm friendly tone:  I feel like I'm dreaming right now.  I'm excited.

Mark knows he can't make a big strategy right now, although it's easy to say he's going to get in alliances.  He knows that he needs to see the house first, and learn who is in the house before he can commit to some big plan.

Mark:  I've gotta see who I'll be living with, and who I'll be interacting with every day.

Jeff:  That's what I would say.  Because it all just depends.  You gotta Expect the Unexpected.

Mark:  Yeah.  Expect the Unexpected.  That's right.

Jeff wonders if Mark knows what his potential downfall in the game could be.

Mark, without hesitation:  Girls.  A showmance....

Jeff:  You're girl crazy?

Mark:  Um...a little bit...a little bit.  Because, like I watch the show.  And sometimes there are girls on the show and I'm just like, MAN....so, that could be my downfall.  I'm an honest person, so I think that's the thing.

Jeff: But you're a big guy...are you really a softie?

Mark:  Yeah, I'm like a big teddy bear.  But I tell people not to say that though...I like the tough guy persona.

Jeff:  But it's transparent.  I can tell you're a nice guy.

Mark thinks this could help him, because people won't want to talk to someone who is intimidating.

Mark:  But I guess it could hurt me....I guess people could walk all over me...I don't know.

Jeff:  What if you're getting played though?

Mark: I dunno....Jeff, I dunno.....I'm worried about that Jeff.

Jeff wondered how far Mark will go to win the game. Mark says that he'll do whatever it takes to win the money.  If he wins the money, it's hard to say what exactly he'll do with it.

Mark:  It's hard, because you want to buy some fun things, but at the same time, I was raised by a single mother.  My dad passed away at a young age, and then my mom passed away when I was 17.

Jeff, getting real:  Oh.  I'm sorry to hear that, man.

Mark:  I've talked to people, and I know it's hard to be a single mom.  I was fortunate that I was very close with my mom, so I'm lucky, but it's not always like that for people.  So I'd like to do a foundation, to help somehow....to do something to help single moms.  Especially for kids who lost both parents.

(Awww.  Maybe Mark can marry one or two of those single moms...that would help, right?)

Jeff was noticeably relieved to hear that Mark's grandparents are still alive, and that he will be missing them while he's in the BB house.

Mark:  I'll be missing going boating with my grandpa, and talking to my grandma.  I'm gonna miss all of my clients and friends, but especially my grandparents.  They're everything to me right now.

Mark says he used to watch Big Brother with his grandmother, but he's not sure that she really knows what it is.  But he knows his grandparents are going to watch the show.

Jeff:  So, we've got two new fans coming in, then.

Mark:  Oh, I'm excited about them watching.  I know they'll be watching.

Jeff wondered if knowing they are watching will prevent Mark from doing anything in the BB house.

Mark:  Um, not really.  I am who I am...I'm not a tough guy who wants to get in fights with people.  It's just the girls....that's gonna be my weakness.

Jeff:  Well, good luck with that, because there's gonna be some good-looking girls in there this season.

This is Mark playing Jeff's Stoopid Sharade game.  Jeff started asking a bunch of questions, and the process went on a long, long time.

Mark:  Jeff you're not gonna guess it.

It turned out to be a jaguar.

Mark:  High school was a long time ago...eight years....the Rock Canyon Jaguars.

Mark says if the camera frame wasn't an issue he would have been crawling on the floor and Jeff might have guessed it.  (Um, I'm not so sure about that, but it sounds interesting.)

Then Jeff asks Mark the Big Question, and Mark is expecting it.

Mark:  That's so hard...see, I'm on the show to win.  And I don't know too many winners that America hated.  So in order to win, the house guests have to like you, because they're voting.  So if you're that hated, you're not gonna win.  So I'd like to win.....but you'd know better.....

Jeff:  I don't know what it's like to win!

Mark:  But you shoulda, though!

Jeff:  Yeah, but things happen for a reason, though.  You go in there and win one for me!  You're a good guy!

Mark:  Thanks Jeff!  I appreciate that!

Then Jeff said it was gonna be a good summer with Big Matt, but then immediately corrected his mistake.

Jeff:  MARK....it's MARK....

Mark didn't break Jeff's suddenly dainty-looking wrist, but it sure looks like he could have, right?


OK.  Some of you may remember my mentioning my high school sweetheart, who was an offensive lineman who ended up playing college football and a few years of pro football before falling back on a career as an attorney.  Well, due to that part of my past, looking at Big Mark just feels like home.

I find myself incredibly attracted to big guys like Big Mark, particularly the ones who are really big softies.  My boyfriend didn't resemble Mark though---I always say he looked just like Kim Zolciak's husband Kroy Biermann, if Kroy had dark brown hair.  Like this:

But Mark Jansen is obviously very, very cute.  And with that sad family story....you'd have to throw him one, right?  If I was in that house, I would see Mark and know I was going to be in big, big trouble.

(BIG trouble.  Ha ha hah.)

Let's take a look at Mark's CBS profile.

Ohh...he picked Brendon as his favorite BB player, but the reason why sounds a lot like Jeff, too.  I guess the difference is Rachel...she was as big a competitor as Brendon, which made their unbreakable twosome so fierce.

Once again I can't find out very much about Mark from the internet, so kudos to Production for putting someone in charge of that effort this season.  So I'm just going to have to go with my gut here.

The real fans in the BB house are going to see Mark as no real threat to win the game due to his size.  Many of the competitions are going to be geared to smaller body types to give the girls a chance, like endurance competitions or balancing acts.  So they might see Mark as a loyal ally in the game that they can use as a meat shield until he is no longer needed.  So that could help him.

But unfortunately I do see him getting into at least one stupid showmance, perhaps with the female house guests that I already do not like.  But maybe he'll be like Victor, and come to his senses before the feeds go live, and stay single for the rest of the season.  (Victor "dated" and then "dumped" Natalie before the feeds went live last summer.) Or maybe we'll see an unexpected pairing that is impossible to predict, like McCrae Olson hooking up with Amanda Zuckerman.

Maybe, just maybe.  I'll try not to be too salty about it when it happens.  Because it's going to happen....

Meet Elena Davies - Heck Yeah She Wants to Win the Money. #BB19

Meet Elena Davies, who reports that she is a 26-year-old radio personality hailing from Dallas Texas.  She speaks in a clear, confident voice that does make her sound like some sort of radio talent.

But Elena looks just like Busy Phillips, the actress, to me. In fact, I find the resemblance uncanny.

Elena tells Jeff that she at least she WAS on a radio station, and Jeff takes that to mean that she had to leave that position to be on Big Brother.  Elena just nods when Jeff says that, so I guess that is what happened.

Jeff: So you're used to being "on", right?

Elena:  Yeah, I have to be "on" when I'm "on", I guess.

Jeff tells her that she'll need to be "on" in the house, and Elena agrees that she will need to be "on" 24/7.  Jeff thinks the fans will like that....and they probably will... within reason.

Elena reports that she is a fan of the show, and that her initial strategy relies on her social game.

Elena:  I do want to be charming, and get along with people.  I don't want to be a target right away.  But once the game gets going, I want to align with people who may have strengths that I don't have.

Jeff asks Elena if she's single, but not if she's ready to mingle.  (You can thank the harsh BB17 live feed commenters for that.....Jeff hasn't said the word "mingle" in at least two years.)

Elena, "punching" Jeff:  I knew you were going to ask me that!

Jeff:  Well, it seems like everyone falls in love now on Big Brother.

There was a flash in the video just then, indicating that perhaps something got cut out in the editing. I actually watched Elena's interview live on the feeds, but I don't remember anything that might have been cut.  One contestant did blurt out the Eff Word twice, so when I get to his intro I'll definitely let you know if the curse words were removed in post-production.

Elena says it is hard enough to have a relationship without having cameras and microphones in your face all the time, so maybe she won't try to have a relationship on TV.  But if there is a great guy in the house who challenges her intellectually and makes her laugh a few times......(shrugs)...

Jeff clearly struggles with the intellectual part of that, and asks if that means the guy will have to beat her in chess.

Elena: He'll have to teach me to play chess first, so the odds would be in his favor.  But if there is a great guy in there, I'd definitely be open to the idea of it.

(I get the feeling that Elena was trying to choose her words carefully here....she sounds very rehearsed.)

Elena hopes she doesn't have to just float through the game, but if that is going to get her to the end and win $500,000, then so be it.  But she does want someone to connect with in there.

Elena:  And it wouldn't have to be a guy, but that would be one of the benefits of being in a showmance, because you would have that one person that's gonna be on your side and protect you.

Jeff:  You just said you're gonna be a floater!

Elena:  I DID NOT!

Jeff, obviously personally offended:  You gotta take that back....

Elena pointed out that she actually said she would float if that is what she needs to do to win. but she does hope to make a few friends in there, because there is safety in numbers.

Elena:  That's a proven fact on Big Brother.

Elena doesn't see herself as an emotional person, adding that her friends call her "The Mannequin" because she can look so stoic and unfeeling sometimes.  But Elena knows that being in the BB19 house will be a trying situation, rather than just "watching some viral video to tear up about".

Jeff gets her to admit that she might cry, but it seems like a hollow victory to me.  (I think there might be a better chance for Elena to get emotional in an angry way.....at least, I HOPE SO.)

Elena knows she has a big personality, and knows that it might be a lot for some people when they first meet her.

Elena:  I think I'm equal parts both abrasive and charming.  And I need to make sure they stay equal parts, that the abrasive part doesn't get too high, and the charming part doesn't get too low.

(That's got to be something she learned in radio, right?  Because not much is unplanned or left to chance in that industry anymore.  But it is certainly a shrewd observation.)

Elena:  As long as I don't come on too strong, I think I'll be okay.

(To me, this is usually the person who directs everyone to sit in the living room and volunteers to go first to introduce him or herself to the group.  And probably rehearses what they're going to say, too.)

Jeff asks Elena for her hashtag, but a simple hashtag isn't going to do it for this bossy house guest.

Elena, addressing us:  What I'm going to need you to do is to put my face on a T-shirt and wear it proudly around your towns.

Jeff:  Oh!  You shoot for da stars, huh?

Elena:  Heck yeah!  i feel really strongly about this.  But take a picture....a decent picture...screenshot this and put it on a shirt.

(Um....Elena may have had unapproved access to a crack pipe before her interview.  She might as well have said #BlondeDumbass instead....)

That last exchange actually resulted in the two of them posing for the picture, and then a discussion of whether or not Elena's armpit might or might not smell.

For the record, Jeff said she smelled good, but then retracted that statement to say that she "didn't smell like anything".

Hey former house guests: what does Jeff smell like?  Do you remember?  I always imagine that he smells like Aqua Velva, which is an ancient after shave lotion that everybody's dad used to wear.  Is "after shave lotion" even still a thing?

My dad used to have an Aqua Velva poker chip set, where each of the stacks was a different bottle of after shave with a different woodsy but manly Aqua Velva scent.  It looked just like this---I think it might have been sold by Avon.  I bet I could retire early if I could get my hands on that old thing.

And I think I could still identify each scent by the name (or at least the poker chip color) if I were blindfolded or something.  It's just one of those permanent scent memories, like the smell of the car seats of a Volkswagon Beetle.

Elena seems to struggle with Jeff's Big Question, but then quickly lets us know that she wants to win that money bad.

Elena:  But what would be your answer to that question?

Jeff:  That's why I'm asking the questions...but it's a good one.  But I want people who are gonna fight and go for da gold.  That's what I want.

(ie. Jeff turned out to be the Lovable Loser, even though he wasn't shooting for that result)

Elena:  It's a struggle, because I want that money, but I do want to be liked. I want America to like me...I want to entertain America....but while I'm here trying to win money.  So enjoy me while I'm here....enjoy me.

Jeff tells us to "get dose T-shirts ready" and watch Elena all summer long.

Elena: Heck yeah!


I know that Elena is already a big hit with some of the BB fans, and she was doing well with me until the last half of that interview.  Based on what she said to Big Jeff, I have some concerns about her sincerity and true objectives here.

Red Flags From This Interview

1.  The T-shirt idea, obviously.  I'm sure she knows that the radio station already has some sort of Elena T-shirt in the pipeline.  I think this is known as a "work" in the radio business.  She's working us here, but I think she should save that for the naive CBS audience, not the BB-weathered bitches who counted down to the House Guest Reveal Day like me.  (Her whole appearance on BB19 might be a work, for all we know.)

2.  That little statement about wanting to "entertain America".  Yeah, that's bad.  Because Frankie Grande wanted to "entertain America", too, as did James Huling with all of those "funny" pranks.  Playing the game and the other house guests is the type of entertainment we're looking for, Elena, not you playing up to the damn cameras every other minute.

3.  The "enjoy me" statement.  Yeah, that's a fun and original thing for a house guest to say, but you'll have to let this Very Loud and Large Community decide if we enjoy you or not.  Don't assume that is going to happen, because we all know how it works out with house guests who are just positive that the fans love them. (i.e. Maggie Asburn, Danielle Murphree, probably Clay Honeycut, etc)

It turns out that Elena was a part of the "Kidd Kraddock" show, which just has Z-Morning Zoo written all over it, from the sound of it.  I learned this from a poster on Reddit who was shocked to find her on the cast this season.

Here is some info about that radio show.

She's not listed as one of the "stars" of the show, but once I dug deeper I found her listed in a section for former employees.  Elena is listed at the bottom of this list, but check out who is at the top....Kidd Kraddock!

Most of the radio programs that are on terrestrial radio are syndicated now and strive to give each city that plays the show the feel of a local station.  In fact, sometimes it is very difficult to tell whether a radio show is local or not.  I do recognize two of the names listed as radio personalities that were on the air in Atlanta at one point, though.  (Rich Shirtenlieb and Bert Weiss)

I don't know who the guy is in the picture below, but it is definitely not Kidd Kraddock.  I like this picture of Elena, though, because it does make her look like a 26-year old.  Her makeup is way too heavy in the interview with Big Jeff---she looks twenty years older sitting there with Big Jeff.  (And that neckerchief thing isn't helping, either.)

And apparently one of her regular segments was "Tinder Tuesday", which is probably just like it sounds.

I wonder if this picture is a result of one of Elena's Tinder dates?  I think the work would have been funnier if they blurred out the guy's tits, too.

Because as the great Valerie Cherish said, "WE DON'T NEED TO SEE THAT!"

Elena got to meet Joe Jonas, too.  By the way, do you think there is ANY chance that Elena decides not to share her radio employment and background with her new house guests?  I don't.  In fact, I'll bet she will talk about stuff like this all summer long.  It will no doubt be interesting, but I think she needs to be aware of who she's talking to first, and be alert for signals that she's not coming across well.

By the way, isn't Joe Jonas all jacked up now?  Is he the Jonas brother who got really big?  If so, this may be a very old picture.  If Elena is really 26 now, maybe they even dated.  Who knows, right?

Let's take a minute to review Elena's CBS bio.

I like that she is well-aware of being both abrasive and charming.  And I also like napping and tailgating.  But as mentioned in that Reddit post above, Elena did call out James as the house guests that she liked most.  I guess that may be another red flag that she's here for the exposure, and is not necessarily aware of what makes a good BB player.

It's interesting that she got a breast reduction....I'm getting a backache just looking at her chest in the interview pictures, so maybe she could have gone smaller.

So....I do like Elena.  From watching her speak I can tell she is quite intelligent and can think on her feet, both good assets in the BB house.  She seems fun to have around, not like someone who is going to be a nag, bitching and moaning about every little thing.

For some reason, when I watched her interview live, I immediately saw her as the first HoH (or one of pair, if it's a duo).  I can't imagine her being the one to get the boot on the premiere episode, but really, what in the hell do I know?  I don't think she'll be the first to leave, and she might just have the skills to go deep this summer.

I think she's going to be pushy and bossy though, and some of the house guests aren't gong to like that.  Can't you just see her grabbing that HoH camera on Picture Day and not wanting to let anyone else use it?  Unless they are taking pictures of her, of course.  And I think she is going to have an extreme case of HoH-itis if anyone close to her wins HoH.  She might be one of those house guests who bogart the wine in the storage room on the sly, too. Yep. I can see it now.

I guess I can say I'm open to Elena's success this summer, but I'll probably say "I TOLD YOU SO" a few times about her, too.  So I apologize in advance for that.

Meet Matthew Clines - Swipe Right, Bitches. #BB19

Please allow me to introduce you to Matthew Clines, who immediately captured my attention with his relaxed, breezy hotness.  He would like us to call him Matt, and is 33 years old from Arlington Virginia, and is a consultant for a home remodeling company.

Jeff:  So you're handy?

Matt:  A little bit, here and there.....I do sales, though!  I can take care of a few things here and there, but I'm just in sales.

Well this information immediately gets Big Jeff's attention, since he used to be a sales guy, too.

(On BB11, Jeff's job was to sell yellow page ads, or something like that.  He actually demonstrated his sales pitch a few times in the backyard that season.  This work experience might explain why Jeff doesn't seem to let the haters get to him....you have to have a thick skin to succeed in a sales career.)

Jeff:  So we have that connection....the sales and the gray hair!

Matt tells Jeff that he is "very much single".

Jeff: Okay..do ya think something's gonna go down?  Because you know there are going to be a lot of pretty girls in dere...

Matt: I'm sure they do a great job picking out the women....I'm excited to see what they have going on in there!  I'm definitely not closing any doors, that's for sure.

Look how relaxed Matt is, just kicking back on the couch with Big Jeff, taking each question as it comes.  Matt is one cool customer.

Here's how attractive I find Matt:  Those tattoos on his arm are not bothering me.  At least not yet....not at this time.  And he might even have a small bald spot on the top of his head, I noticed from the blurry camera footage of him entering the room to meet with Jeff.  But that certainly doesn't bother me....a handsome man just gets more handsome with age, if you ask me....

Jeff wondered what Matt will miss most when he's in the house, and Matt doesn't hesitate with his response.

Matt:  Oh, definitely my Mom.....Yep.  My mom and my friends.  And staying up on sports is going to be difficult as well.

Jeff loves that response and can relate to it.

Jeff:  That's a tough one!

Matt, laughing:  I'm so glad the NBA finals ended the day before I came out here.

Jeff:  So you know!

Matt:  Yep, I know.

Jeff:  Sometimes people don't even know that.  So you got lucky!

OK...I certainly don't "know", so I looked it up in order to impress my new boyfriend Matt.  The Golden State Warriors apparently won the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday June 12th, before Matt went into sequester for BB Finals, where there is no such thing as TV, internet, or telephones.

Matt scored in the BB Finals, too.  I mean, obviously, because he's here, right?

Matt says it's going to be tough to miss out on Fantasy Football, too.

Jeff:  Yeah, but this is a pretty good gig, too!

Matt:  I'm not complaining!  Not complaining!

(Not yet, anyway......)

Matt says in terms of strengths in the game, his dad was in the army so his family moved around a lot when he was growing up.

Matt:  So I learned to make connections with people quickly...and to build relationships like that.  I'm able to read people pretty well, and I'm also a trustworthy person, and I think people will be able to see that.

Jeff:  Do you think being trustworthy might be a downfall in this game though?

Matt:  Well, I'm not necessarily trusting of others all the time....but I'm very transparent in terms of people trusting me.  I definitely see what you're saying though....yeah, that might be a problem.


Matt thinks if he has a downfall, it might be that he's too nice and friendly with everyone.

Matt:  But I'm also an intense competitor, as well.  So I'm going to have to play up the nice part...not that I'm not a nice guy, but so as to downplay being some sort of threat.

Jeff reminds Matt that there will be some quirky people in the house, and how will he deal with that?

Matt:  Like I said, I have a diverse group of friends, and I've been around a lot of different types of people...I'm sure that if someone doesn't like, clean up the kitchen it's going to drive me wild, but I'll take care of it.

(Oh. My. God.  Matt is going to keep things clean.)

Jeff:  We'll see....we'll see.  I'm interested to see how you'll do in there.

This is Matt doing the Stoopid Sharade for Big Jeff, acting out his high school mascot.  Matt is playing the role of a viking, and  Jeff was able to guess correctly this time without too much trouble.  Perhaps it was the marching of the feet that did it, or the "tough guy" squaring of the shoulders that Matt also acted out.

But let's talk about that fucking STAIN on the couch behind Matt.  That spot did not come from Matt.....HELL NO.  In fact, I don't think that is a stain at all---it is likely that is a velvet couch and this is where Matt's elbow was leaning on it.

Or is his elbow really dirty?  Or slathered with some sort of greasy lotion?  I sure hope not.  It will break my heart if Matt turns out to be a Dirty Bastard.

Jeff wondered if Matt has any interesting talents that we need to know about.  Matt immediately says that he can guess the milligrams of caffeine in any beverage at any time.  He says he drinks about a 1,000 milligrams of caffeine every day, so he knows.  Matt also likes to lift weights, too.

Now I feel like we need to study that, too, in order to impress our new boyfriend Matt.  Assuming we didn't just break up after he left a big stain on the couch.

Then Jeff asks a new question that I've never heard him ask before.

Jeff:  Do you think you'll make a big impact on this season so that people will remember you next season?

Matt:  Oh, absolutely.  I would be sorely disappointed if they don't...that would be a big disappointment.

Jeff asked Matt if he has a hashtag and Matt his surprised.

Matt:  Oh, we're hashtagging right now?

Jeff:  Well, they're going to tag you with all kinds of hashtags, but do you have one right now?

Matt brings up that he's been compared to Brett Favre, so maybe that's a good hashtag.  Well Matt, you clearly don't have a good grip on what makes a good hashtag, but personally that makes me like you even more.

But now we have more damn homework to do...having a boyfriend is hard, ya'll.  I guess I see a little resemblance....Brett could be Matt's ugly cousin, I suppose.

Then Jeff asks Matt the Big Question...and unfortunately Matt said he'd rather lose and be loved by America.  Jeff seemed deflated, hearing that, just like the rest of us.  Matt sensed that, of course, and did his best to recover.

Matt:  But I'M GONNA WIN, THOUGH!  If it's just those two options you're giving me, I want to be loved, but I'm gonna win and be loved.

Jeff:  OK buddy.  I got a good feeling about you, but don't listen to me because I can't win this thing.  I tried twice....

Matt:  But you got married though, so that's okay.


OK, so you already know that I think Matt has potential.  He's a smooth talker and appears to be someone who is not only self-aware, but very aware of other people.  We don't really know how much he knows about this game, but he seems smart enough to be able to figure it out.

I can't find much info about Matt on the internet---apparently Production recommended that the house guests delete their social media accounts this year.  Probably a smart idea, but it makes it hard to get the scoop.

Matt did get a speeding ticket, though.  He got caught doing 85 in a 65 MPH zone.  Big whoop.  I doubt you'd even get pulled over in the Atlanta Metro area for that, unless you were driving a stolen car or something.

I won't be breaking up with Matt over this moving violation, because I'm forgiving like that.

OK, here's the thing.....Matt has a connection with Alex Kidwell from Rob Has a Podcast.  Apparently Alex told Rob that Matt is one of Alex's friend's roommates.  Or something like that.  Is Alex from Virginia?  I know Alex moved out to California last year to work for Rob, but did he live in Virginia before that?  How does Alex know Matt's roommate?  And is Matt aware of how involved Alex is in the BB community?  Was Alex aware Matt was being cast this season?  Has Alex met any of Matt's ex-girlfriends?  What toppings does Matt like on his pizza?  Does Matt drink energy drinks all day, or just coffee?  Does Matt like dogs?  Do dogs like Matt?

And so on.  So many questions.

Rob asked Alex if he would mind Matt winning the game, and Alex said absolutely not---that Matt is such a nice guy and Alex would love to see him win Big Brother 19.  So that's a real endorsement.   I'll be keeping my ear to the ground though, to see if there are any forthcoming juicy tidbits about Matt.

Let's take a look at Matt's CBS bio.

Matt loves animals!  And also sleeping and eating!  What a guy!

But then he had to call out Donny Thompson as is favorite house guest......ruh roh.  I hope Matt doesn't play Big Brother like Donny Thompson did....because Donny was an absolute bust as far as game play goes.

And Matt has good grooming habits, saying he needs a beard trimmer and tweezers to get through the summer.  And he was naked once in the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas hotel lobby...but hey, hasn't everybody?

Needless to say I will be pulling for Matt and I hope he comes across in the house as well as he did in this interview with Big Jeff.  I think there is a slight risk of Matt coming off as an arrogant slimeball, ala Nick Uhas, but I'm counting on Matt to be able to read people in there and adjust his persona accordingly.  And he's right in the zone, age-wise, to be able to form bonds with every house guest..  I'll be looking for Matt on the live feeds....you can be sure of that.  But we all know this isn't my first time at the rodeo---every season people say and do all sorts of things in their interviews with Jeff that turn out to be Big Fat Lies.  So I'll stay Cautiously Optimistic about Matt Clines.

I think Matt could be the person that Dan tweeted about, assuming Alex Kidwell was somehow involved with asking for Dan's feedback.  But I can't imagine that Matt wouldn't at least want to hear Dan out regarding his advice---being successful in sales includes being a good listener.  And Matt seems too calm to get snappy with people.

Here is Dan's tweet again, in cast you somehow missed it.  I think I'm still leaning towards Cameron Heard as the cocky BB19'er who wasn't buying what Dan was selling.  But if it is Matt Clines who dissed Dan, how fun would it be if he wins BB19?  I'll bet Dan will delete this Tweet if Whomever-It-Is even makes it to the Jury, but of course that's just me running my mouth again.