Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Lesson from Professor Kevin. #BB19

I have so much work to do...usually I can just put the live feeds on in the background and make note of anything interesting, but today I was happy to see Kevin up and about, having conversation like the old days.  You know, three weeks ago.

So yadda yadda yadda, it's 5:00 PM here on the East Coast and I've wasted the entire work day on Big Brother, and I have tax returns to do.  I guess I was so happy to hear some conversations that did not involve talking shit about other house guests that I immersed myself in the action.

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Kevin and Jason discussed how they slept, or didn't sleep.  It sounds like Production pulled an all-nighter to edit tonight's episode, because they called Jason in for a DR session after midnight.  Matt later reported that he got called in at 4:00 AM, which raises my hopes for a real blindside to occur, courtesy of Production.  (I talked about that here.)  I'm hoping that they were looking for some last-minute sound bytes to wrap up Matt's participation in the season.  Just know that if that doesn't happen, I will be VERY disappointed, but what else is new this year?

Anyway, Jason was telling Kevin about his night in the HoH suite, and he said "and then".

Kevin:  And then...and then..you sound like one of my kids.  They always used to say that over and over when I would ask them what happened.

Jason:  And then...probably just making shit up.

Kevin:  Yeah.  And then I tried not to get in trouble.

They had a good laugh.  Kevin wants to walk outside with Jason every morning, every day they can and Jason agrees.  That's usually what they would be doing now, as the first ones up.


Jason mentions their talk last night about the Mayweather-McGregor fight, and says he kept thinking about the total purse being estimated at $250,000,000.  It's just crazy, they both agree.  Kevin said that Mayweather has been fighting for years, so he's considered to be spoiled with his riches.

Kevin: Mayweather will just go to Vegas and order 4 Bentleys to be delivered, without even getting inside any of them.  He has a 15 car garage at home, so he has them take 4 of the cars away to make room for the new ones, that he might have driven twice in three years.

Kevin wishes he could have enjoyed all of the pre-fight press coverage, and encourages Jason to watch it online when he gets home, particularly the pre-fight press conference and the actual fight itself, of course.

Kevin:  They try to keep it private, to make all the money, but it will get out there eventually.


They agreed that even though Michael Jordan hasn't played any basketball in over a decade, he's the first person you think about when you name a basketball superstar.

Jason:  I don't know anything about LeBron James.  I know the name because Holly's cousin likes basketball and she talks about him a lot.

Jason wasn't familiar with Mike Tyson (WHAT) so Kevin distilled Tyson's story for him, basically that he was the greatest fighter ever, and about all of the fights that ended almost as soon as they began.

Kevin:  He finally lost to Buster Douglas, when the odds were 35 to 1.  Then he raped someone and went to prison for it.  (Jason was INCENSED at the stupidity of this.) And when he got out, he was never the same.


The Tiger recharges for another long day of clawing at her cage-mates.

Jason poked his head in to tell her the HoH lockdown would happen soon.


Matt seems to think all of this overnight DR activity means he is a TV superstar or something.  He's guffawing here due to the hilarious comment that Paul made when Matt came back to bed after his 4:00 AM session.

Paul:  I said, Matt you're so gumpy.

(HA HA HA HA HA THAT IS SO DAMN FUNNY PAUL)

Matt:  It was the perfect thing to say.

Paul:  It was boys though.

Matt:  Oh yeah.

***VOMIT***  I will proudly tell you that neither Jason nor Kevin ever says "boys".  And they'd better not, for my own sanity.


Christmas said her mother is 5'10", and everyone was surprised by that. Raven said her mother is 4'11", so Jason estimates she'd come up to about "here" on him.

Raven said she was 5'1", but Matt chimed in that she was being generous.

Shortly after this, the HoH lockdown started and the feeds went down.


I was aware that Matt and Raven had a Very Special Interlude last night, their last night together in the BB house, and it was commemorated by Production by garnering all four camera views, so I flashed back in order to capture it for you.

Unfortunately there was some great conversation going on in the living room, between Kevin, Paul and Jason that was competing with the nasty business in the bedroom.  This was apparently the conversation about the Mayweather fight that Jason referred to the next morning (today).

Kevin:  If it only goes five rounds, that's $50 million a round!  $50 million a round!  Can you imagine?

and

Kevin:  Oh, anyone can GIVE a punch, but it's who can TAKE a punch that really matters.

But the action has started in the bedroom, so the camera crew gives "Maven" one last moment in the "spotlight".  You're finally a star, Raven!



As they pull the covers over their heads, we can still hear the conversation from the living room as the guys laugh and talk about various guy stuff.



Finally the camera crew had enough, and rejoined the robust conversation, still in progress.

Jason was telling a great story about what happened in Stanhope after he and Holly moved there.  Jason was bull-riding at the time, and Holly got a job downtown "on the strip".  This was the place where Jason met Shannon, Holly's co-worker who inspired Jason's signature move "The Shannon".  Anyway, Holly took Jason out to a bonfire to meet some people.  Even though most of the residents of the farm community were cowboys or farmers, they all dressed like "city guys".

Jason was trying to fit in and stay cool, and some guy screeched up to the party and hit a tree with his truck.

Jason:  That guy could have killed us! So I said, I'll beat this guy's ass. I was trying to be cool, and the guy gets out of his truck and he's built like a bulldog.

Jason said the guy was yelling and shouting, and was hammered and looked at Jason and yelled "who is this guy?"  Jason saw people shaking their heads at him, warning him not to do anything, and Holly told him not to get involved, either, since they didn't know who he was and everyone was shaking their heads.


Jason:  So I'm thinking, this guy must be a cocksucker, and I'm thinking, should I do it?  Not do it?  And then he starts going "fuck fuck" and air boxing me.  And it turned out he had a fucking ankle bracelet on and it was going off! And he got in his car and drove off!


Jason:  And then everyone was hugging me and saying thank god you didn't do anything because that was...(pause while he struggles to come up with a name)

Kevin:  Everybody I know has ankle bracelets....or at least 10 people.

Jason:  I can't think of it, but the guy was.....

Kevin: A gangster? (ha ha ha)

Jason:  No, he was an MMA fighter! He was a big sum bitch, but he was only about 5'10", but he was solid and crazy as a shit house rat.  People said he's probably not a good MMA fighter, but he's batshit crazy and just stupid tough.


Jason: So we went to see him fight....it was in a cage at Fort Dodge.

Paul:  That's what I used to do.  That's cage fighting...that's MMA.

Jason:  So we went to see him.

Kevin:  Don't tell me he was fighting...

Jason, laughing:  He was!   It was just ridiculous.  He had, like 10 people, and they had a boombox and a damn banner.

Kevin, riveted: How'd he do?

Jason:  Huh?


Kevin: Did he win or lose?

Jason:  Oh, he won.  But it was like a bunch of old sows out there, rolling around. They were out of shape.

Kevin:  A lot of blood?

Jason:  No, not a lot of blood, but they kept hugging each other. They were out of shape!  I mean, he might be tough, but...

Kevin:  Hit 'em in the nose real quick.

(I'm picking up some self-defense tips from Kevin, I think.)


Kevin:  What song was he playing?  Was it Ice, Ice Baby?

Jason: No, I think it was classic rock...I should remember, but I don't.  It was like an 80's boombox.


Paul:  We had a bigger budget...our songs played over a loudspeaker.


Kevin said his high school basketball team would take a boombox with them, too.  His team usually lost the last 28 games of the season, but they could dunk so they went to the state championships.  If I understood correctly, there were only 3 white guys on Kevin's team, and he was one of them. It sounds like the crowd at the championship was mostly white.

Kevin:  And everybody there, they had never seen city kids before.  We had the boomboxes and were playing One Nation Under Groove, and Parliament Funkadelic.  It was great.


Jason loved the term "city guys" and used it here with the air quotes.

Kevin:  They were calling me all kinds of names, you wouldn't believe it.


Kevin:  The starting guys, you know, the forwards, we'd have to chase the ball if it went into the crowd, and I'd reach in there and they would say "get back there, you motherfucker" and I'd be like "what"?

They called Kevin a "nincompoop lover" but of course Kevin is referring to the "N- word" here.

Kevin:  They'd call me that, and I'd point and say, look at the scoreboard, and they'd say, 'we'll see you outside'.  They wanted to beat the fuck out of us, outside.  There must have been three or four times when we had to call the police to walk us to the bus.

Paul:  Fuck.

Kevin:  Yeah, it's a true story and they all looked like they were in their 50's.  One time a brick hit the window of our bus and they'd yell, 'come on out here' and we'd look outside, and they'd be 46, and we were 17 years old!  So no we didn't go outside.  And it got to a point where we had to have somebody ride with us all the time, and they'd get upset that we'd play our own music, and I'd be like why, you're playing your own music, like Lynard Skinnard...

Jason, singing:  Sweet Home Alabama...



Kevin said they always played far away, so they didn't have any supporters in the stands, so one time Kevin said he told his friends they needed to show up to see the action.  They ended up having a big fight in the parking lot that went on for over 30 minutes, he said. (ie. the days before weapons, I guess)

Kevin:  We were a Catholic league, the Catholic Suburban League, it was called.  So the teams we played were like St. Mary's Catholic, or St.Vincents....they'd never seen guys like us.

Jason:  You were so good that you never played any other city teams?

Kevin said they did, and those were fun games because they were close games.

Kevin:  But you made a name for yourself, and people respected you.  I'll never forget, a cheerleader, two actually, from Coyle Cassidy (?) sent me a letter to the school, because she couldn't get in touch with me.  She sent a letter addressed to the high school, with attention to me, and a teacher brought it in.

The teacher asked Kevin if it was a joke, after it happened again from another school, with their picture and their phone numbers.

Kevin:  I was the only country guy on the team.

(But did he call the cheerleaders?  No one asked that!)

One of Kevin's old friends is now a doctor, and two are firefighters.  They were about 6'6", he says, and didn't ever want to go back to those places.  I'm guessing those are a few of Kevin's friends who DON'T wear the ankle bracelets, along with Lori and Gene, of course.

***TWO THOUGHTS***

1.  The story Kevin tells reminds me of The Basketball Diaries, and the team fights they had.  If you're in the mood for a story that will stay with you, a real downer, I highly recommend that movie.  Leonardo DiCaprio at his FINEST (after This Boy's Life, another excellent film), commanding the type of performance most actors could only dream of.


If I think about the scene where he says "I'll be a good boy, mommy" I'll just burst into tears, years after seeing that movie.  It's a true story written by poet Jim Carroll.  I've never been a druggie (only a pot head) and seeing movies like this one make me very glad about that.

2.  Boston was the center of some extremely racially-charged incidents back in the 70's.  I remember my parents talking about it, but I never really understood what happened until recently, when I read about it in a biography of Whitey Bulgar.  Legislation was passed back then to "desegregate" the public schools, so black students were bused into the city to attend formerly all-white schools.


What could have been an opportunity for everyone involved to diversify and enrich their own lives by expanding their horizons turned out to be a NIGHTMARE.  The busloads of students coming into town were pelted by rocks and the buses were rocked BY ADULTS who were upset about it.  There were protests and chanting and so much hate directed at CHILDREN who didn't want to be there.  They were TERRIFIED.  Just trying to get an education.  People volunteered to ride the buses with the kids, but that was probably dangerous, too.

It's hard to believe that happened,  and it happened in Kevin's lifetime.  Can you imagine your 17 year old kid playing a high school basketball game and being attacked and slandered as Kevin described by ADULTS?  And Kevin was white....I can't imagine what being black was like, living in that world back then.

We have a long way to go as a country, and certainly a planet, but we can't lose sight of where we've been, and what happened there.

***ALSO***

Paul, Christmas, Josh, Raven and Matt have spent quite a bit of time trying to rig the next HoH competition, down to deciding who will answer "True or False" or "Before and After"  to questions to ensure someone from their "team" wins so they can evict Jason or Alex next week.

Paul even plotted out what they should do if the competition is the "chicken wire" competition. Paul doesn't want to win unless he has to, because he wants the chance to be HoH next week, too, and everyone on the "team" just nods their head and agrees with him.  Whatever.

See You Later on the Anti-Social Media. #BB19


Tonight is the live show, and even though we know what is going to happen, I'm not totally convinced that we know what is going to happen.  And this is what keeps nagging at me:  MATT'S INSUBORDINATION and DISREGARD FOR THE RULES.

I just can't believe that Matt will get away with flaunting the Have Not rules with only one penalty vote as punishment.  I actually started this blog just after Chima's ejection during BB11 --- I'll probably say more about that as this season winds down, because I'm not sure I will cover another season, but that's not what I want to discuss here.  (I do appreciate the kind comments this week, but I'm not fishing for compliments here.)

HERE'S THE THING:  Chima not only threw her microphone into the hot tub, but she disobeyed Production numerous times when asked to go to the Diary Room, and she also covered up the camera in the bedroom with a blanket.  And that is something that you DO NOT DO in that house, no matter what you are doing on the other side of the blanket.  Also, CBS pre-taped the LIVE SHOW that week after Chima, who was the HoH, threatened to CURSE OUT everyone if her nominations got spoiled by the Coup d'Etat.  Yes, that happened, the pre-taped live show, and also Big Jeff overturning Chima's nominations with his own.  And Chima went nuts, and the rest is BB history, of course.

Matt didn't do any of those things, but I am hoping beyond hope that Production will hit him where it hurts tonight on the live show.  We already know CBS is  going to air the footage of the fallout after the PoV Ceremony, and the various fights that broke out, two of which involved Matt.  And they are going to have to cover Matt's Have Not insubordination, in order to explain to the CBS audience why he got one penalty vote.


BUT WHAT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS:  Maybe Julie will SHOCK the house guests and DELIGHT the audience by announcing that there will be no vote tonight, and Matt will not be joining the Jury, after all. And he can just do the Walk of Shame right out to the stage, where he will exit left without an interview, and make BB history at the same time.  Which is what Matt wants, to break records...he was upset that he wouldn't get a penalty vote for each infraction, actually.

If this happens, and that's a BIG IF, the schedule for the season would not be disrupted, and Production could still have the next Double Eviction as planned.  The only hiccup would be one less Jury member, but who needs Matt, really?  Maybe a tie would be exciting.....maybe AMERICA could cast a vote that week in case a tiebreaker is needed.  It's really a Win-Win situation for all of us.

We can only hope.  That's all we have.  And as discussed previously, hope is not a plan.

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The good news is that September starts tomorrow.  I have always loved September, as far back as I can remember, because it's my birthday month.  And I actually loved school, and in the old days school went back in session just after Labor Day after a three-month summer break. When you grow up in Florida, you just want the temperatures to drop so you can wear some of the school clothes that you see in Seventeen Magazine, like the sweaters and corduroy skirts and such.

Anyway let's all relax and look forward to getting our lives back.  Enjoy this acoustic version of a classic Earth Wind & Fire song.  Renewal is only a day away.


***HOW MUCH DOES CBS HATE MATT?***

Let's review the many ways that CBS clearly showed us on the Wednesday night CBS episode how much Production hates Matthew John Clines .

1.  Right after the nomination ceremony concluded, we saw not one, but TWO SHOTS of Matt trying to drink out of a Diet Coke 2-liter bottle and failing, for some reason.  Was it water in the bottle?  Or someone's spit or backwash?  Whatever it was, it made him look like an idiot.


2.  When Christmas was reading the rules for the Hide and Go Veto competition, we saw the house guests listening.  Jason looked focused and attentive, ready to give it his all.  And then the camera lingered on Matt, who is the ACTUAL TARGET this week, who should be focused and attentive like Jason.  But Matt is compulsively fingering his mustache, but if I didn't know that already, I might suspect that Matt Clines is Nose Picker.


3.  And then Matt turned back to look inside his cabana, while Christmas explained the PoV scoring and how to win.  And the hate has to be REAL for CBS to waste PRECIOUS SECONDS showing someone TURNED AWAY FROM THE CAMERA on PRIME TIME.


4.  After Matt hid his Veto placard, he took the time to drink some tea, and then he picked up a bowl of cereal that was just SITTING ON THE COUNTER and ate some.  The bowl of uneaten cereal was JUST SITTING THERE.  And Matt TOOK THE TIME TO SLURP SOME DOWN.

MATT IS IN HIS MID-THIRTIES, YA'LL!


5.  We also saw Matt slam into the fake hedge on his way into the house, and we saw Christmas laugh at him afterwards.  Raven also knocked down the hedge but we didn't see anyone laugh at her.


6.  And then, most SHOCKING of all, we saw Josh pull out the drawer of USED and UNUSED CONDOMS next to Raven and Matt's bed.  (Josh already knew they were there, of course. But they were STILL THERE days after he first found them.)

And just in case some grandma in Idaho didn't understand, we saw Josh discuss what he found in the DR.  Maybe they should have given the audience Spanish subtitles, to be sure everyone knows the truth.


7.  And then Kevin actually TOUCHED the nastiness, and told us about his REVULSION, and we saw him wipe his hand off on his way out.

And in case anyone at home was wondering "who is using all of those condoms?"  we saw several camera shots later of Matt and Raven getting cozy around the house.  Once you consider that Monday's episode was the "Raven is a liar" story line, it's clear that all of this is no mistake.  I think the "Raven mumbles" segment was only there to soften the blows they took, because clearly that was boring and unnecessary.  Certainly not cute or funny, either.


This isn't about Matt, but I included it here so I wouldn't forget to tell you about the food.  Apparently there was a spread of snacks outside during the PoV, and I guess everyone but the Have Nots (only Kevin, at this point) could enjoy it.

Josh is eating a flatbread pizza here, and I later heard Jason tell Kevin that he wished he had filled his pockets with the beef jerky that was out there.

Jason:  You know they just threw all of that away, and wasted it.  We could have eaten it later.

Kevin:  It's a shame, really.


***WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON***

Jason wanted to double-bag the trash before taking it to the storage room, so the bag wouldn't break.  Kevin came over to help him lift the first bag into the second, and you know what happened next....trash ended up falling out of the side and all over the floor.  Jason cleaned it up though, so don't worry about that.


Alex was chopping up a potato, but with the dull knives that BB gives them, that turns into quite a chore.


Jason was making his Cowboy skillet dish, with Alex's help.  It's basically hashbrowns with eggs mixed in.  I'm not sure whose small pan of eggs that is next to his.


That is Josh's bacon and two eggs.  All of that tasty hummus in the storage room, and all these people can seem to do is eat eggs.  I just don't get it, but I know I'm in the minority.  Welcome to Cholesterol City, but you won't see me there.  Nope.


***WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PLAN GOING FORWARD?***

Paul plans to keep doing what he's doing, because it's working.  NO ONE is targeting Paul.  NO ONE.  He has things all set for himself, with who he ends up with as a flexible target.

Jason and Alex think that Kevin is the next target.  We already know that Alex hates Kevin, but Jason doesn't hate him.  Jason has just been convinced by everyone that Kevin is a liar who has lied to him, too.  Alex and Jason seem to think they should THROW THE HoH to Josh or Christmas so they can be the ones to target Kevin.

But Josh and Christmas plan to target Jason and Alex, with Jason being the 1st choice here.  Jason needs to win the PoV no matter who wins HoH, in my opinion.  This week there is only one house guest who can't play in the PoV, so this is why the house guests feel the need to target Jason next week.  Most of the PoVs are physical comps, so getting him out as soon as possible is crucial to their game.

But Paul has both Jason and Alex thinking he's on their side, too, so even if this plan doesn't work, he's still covered.   Paul, Christmas and Josh have also tried to tell Kevin to calm down and keep his mouth closed, with Paul telling him that they are planning to target Alex, not him.  So Kevin might even want to let them win HoH, if he is in a position to throw it, since he hates Alex now as much as she hates him.  But they really want to target Jason, of course.

And Raven?  They don't give a crap about her. Paul might take her the end though, because her loyalty to him is so blind, and he knows the Jury can't stand her.  Only Matt would vote for her to win the game, so sitting next to her is actually a best-case scenario.  Paul likes the idea of taking Christmas and/or Kevin to the end, since he knows he can beat them in a physical competition, but he's probably a little worried about their ability to swing Jury votes.

Raven and Matt plan to put on quite a little show after the vote is announced.  And they practiced it.  Several times.  The plan involves Matt hugging Raven by the eviction chairs, as you see below, before hugging and "loving" everyone else on his way to the door.


At the door there are planned hugs and kisses, before Matt opens the door as wide as he can before winking at Raven and heading out to TV stardom.

If my first wish of Matt being ejected without a vote does not come true (see discussion above), then I guess the next thing I will look forward to is Matt acting out his compulsive behaviors during this Goodbye Process.  How can he get through a few minutes without touching his mustache or licking his lips?  You KNOW he's going to do that with Julie, but what about as he exits the house?  The stress of that would seem to cause all sorts of obsessive actions, right?

He already said he might "forget" all of this rehearsal, maybe even forgetting to carry out his BB duffel bag......is Matt having a premonition of my DREAM coming true?  Getting the boot in a cold and uncermonious fashion?


After all of that hard work, it was time for ice cream, of course.  And it's the same old thing with them.


Including a screeching fight, occurring just after Raven started applying the generic peanut butter on top of the ice cream.  And it was LOUD.


We saw the house guests in the Lounge cringing at the sound of the screeching, and cursing softly.

Paul:  I would rather hear your pots and pans right next to my head than that.

Christmas:  I just want to shove her head in the garbage disposal and laugh while I crunch it up.

Josh pantomimed putting a noose around his head for the sweet relief of death.

Christmas:  She won't be doing that shit once he's gone.


A clever "fan" tried to depict the sound of Raven's screeching.  I found this on Reddit.  I'm not an audio specialist, but this comparison seems reasonable to me.

And just to make sure the entire cast is aware of it, Raven opens the door to the Lounge and screeches directly at them, with her fake accent set on the highest setting.  Apparently Matt threw raw chicken at her and it hit her shoulder before hitting the floor, so that is more bad news for their unfortunate roommates.


And then it was back to the usual routine of piling raw cookie dough on top, with some Cool Whip.

Matt also said that if Raven's mother shows up at the Finale, he "might get emotional".

Alex: That's what I'm most curious about Raven, seeing your mother.


Here you go, Alex, in case she's not well enough to attend the Finale. Or too frightened, or too burdened with lawsuits against CBS, after the Monday night expose.

 No need to waste your curiosity on her, Alex.  You' re going to have too many other things to worry about.


Then the Grossmance Couple laid in bed while they discussed Raven's future in the game.  Matt thinks she has a great chance to make it to the end.  He's sure of it.  Matt also thinks Raven is well-liked by the house guests, and thinks Christmas would gladly forfeit her place in the Finale for Raven, because she knows that Raven "deserves it".

Matt: Christmas is a soldier.

But I just posted this to show you how Matt's tongue is ALWAYS working on his mouth.  It's a compulsion.  I know there are some experts that visit here who are well-versed in all sorts of compulsive behavior.  Please feel free to share any thoughts you have about what might have casused this syndrome.


Here's more evidence for Matt's file.


Meanwhile Kevin just tries to maintain his composure and dignity.  He's going to need it, but he's been thinking about a conversation he had with Jason about the potential of visiting Ames Iowa in October, when there is a big rodeo or festival or something.  He thinks Paul wants to go, too, since Paul has talked many times about wanting to ride on Whistle-Nut's Teeter Totter of Death, or whatever he calls it.

Jason and Kevin think the crowd will love it if all three of them are there, working the crowd and waving at everyone.  Kevin mentioned it to Paul later, and Paul kind of blew him off.  Dick.


This is the Rodeo Teeter Totter.   I feel panicky watching this.  Clearly there is a lot of teamwork involved with being a  rodeo clown, because even though it's all played off for fun, Jason's life is in the hands of several of these characters.  The bulls he faces in these situations aren't his bulls, but "Mexican bulls" who are mean and onery.  Ole wouldn't run at you, Jason says, due to his training with Whistle-Nut.

He told a story yesterday about his friend Frank, who is a "bull-riding sum bitch", but told Jason that there is no way he would ever be on the Teeter-Totter. One day the guy who was supposed to work with Jason didn't show for some reason, so Frank had to fill in.  Jason said as badass as Frank is, he was white as a sheet out there, and Jason had to yell at him to "push with your feet".

Do you think Paul would have the balls to try this?  No, I don't either.  I doubt he will have the balls to even show his face in Iowa after this.


***ALSO***

I told you in Raven's house guest intro post about the horrible "fans" who figured out she was going to be on the show, and exposed her name on the internet.  Apparently Megan saw that, and actually told Alex that there was a picture of Raven with Paul on the internet (see below).  Alex mentioned it this to Jason, I think.  But I don't think Paul even remembered meeting Raven, because he was on tour and was meeting thousands of people along the way.

I think Alex's point in telling Jason about it was to discuss the potential that Raven and Paul might be more connected than they think, but I don't think the suspicions gained any strength.  As usual, unfortunately.

I did hear Paul say once that Raven said she loves his music, and even had one of his T-shirts.  Paul scoffed at this, but it could have been true.  Out of all of the many lies that Raven has told this summer, this statement might actually be true, because we actually have proof they met.  Paul "liked" this post, too.



****LET'S REVIEW SOME HoH TWEETS***

These were Jason's HoH tweets....he's not very familiar with Twitter and Alex yelled at him later after he told her he remembered to use hashtags, but didn't tweet anything else with them.

I don't understand how some of you could watch Jason for two months on the live feeds and then go apeshit over his terrible yet take-out-of-context "joke".  And the media clearly isn't familiar with this season of Big Brother, if they are all pouncing on those few seconds of video, because Jason has been one of the few bright lights in this toxic season.

THINK OF IT THIS WAY:  Alex has received NO negative press.

So, I think we can all agree that it's not fair to demonize the Dent Family.  I am a animal-loving vegan who would NEVER attend a rodeo, and can't even WATCH rodeo video footage, and he's been one of my favorites from the start of the season due to his candor and honesty.  As my old boyfriend Scott used to say when I would nag him:  Geez, pull out of me, will you?


I actually forgot that Christmas was ever an HoH and had to check the sidebar to make sure she is the one who wrote these HoH tweets.  Of course she is complaining in the first tweet.

And  I think we all agree that her "temptation" (Ring of Replacement) might not have been "wisely used", unless you're brainwashed by Paul, of course.

Is it strange that she didn't mention the trials and tribulations of her broken foot?  I think it is.



And these are Alex's HoH tweets.  Alex is obviously very twitter-savvy, with her liberal use of hashtags scattered throughout her tweets.  Just like most of the other house guests, after the game is over for Alex, she will be taken straight into the conference room offstage and given some information about the season's various controversies, as well as her perceived involvement.  She will also be advised to stay off social media.

But you can't tell The Tiger anything.  #SavageAlex is #Thirsty.

(Note that Jessica confirmed exactly what I just told you in a Periscope session.  The pre-Jury folks get this Talking-To before they go home, but I think the Jury and Final Two have the meeting after the Finale.  Selected family members can attend, too, I think.  I learned all of this after BB15, and you know how THAT went.)


And this is Josh, who is much more organized with his thoughts and spelling than I expected him to be, so I'll forgive the punctuation issues.  Josh may be our last hope to blindside Paul on Finale night.


And this is one of Paul's HoH tweets the first time he was HoH.  I'm not interested in publishing all of Paul's tweets and hashtags, but this one did catch my eye, so I want to be sure that a few of the house guests get a chance to see it after the season.

Because they all end up visiting me, sooner or later, so I'll just put this right here, for convenience.