Tuesday, July 30, 2019

We're Getting Too Good at Goodbyes. #BB21

The world just keeps right on turning for most of us outside and inside the house.  And Christie and Tommy have still been enduring their "Poison Ivy" punishment that they got stuck with during the HoH competition.

I think that Production just makes this stuff up as they go along.  It's not like they tested this out backstage or anything.  Maybe they squirted some of this stuff on an intern's arm though.  Christie and Tommy burst out of the Diary Room on Sunday, saying "WHO WANTS TO SEE OUR CALAMINE TREATMENT?" and everyone gathered around to get a good look.

So, the first phase of this punishment involved being painted to look like they had a virulent attack of poison ivy, and I guess this second phase is the treatment phase, which is part of the four-day punishment, apparently.  The house guests asked a bunch of questions but the punished campers didn't have many answers.

Christie:  They don't tell us much in there.

One thing is that they still aren't allowed to go in the backyard.  Probably because that might melt the paint?  I've never worn any sort of body paint or theatrical makeup, so I don't know.  But they are not allowed to shower and have been using baby wipes to clean a few key areas.  For example Christie loudly announced last night that she cleaned "her  pits and her Girl Scout cookie".  This new pink paint is green apple scented, so I guess it could be worse.

Just a few days ago Tommy was saying this was the "best punishment ever", but now his position has changed and through Monday he was miserable and couldn't wait to take a shower.  Christie was hoping they could bathe on Monday night but I think they have to wait until Tuesday to wash it all off.

Sam feels blessed that he didn't get stuck with this punishment, after all of the other hardships he's enduring this week.  They discussed how Casey had to leave BB11 while wearing a banana suit, and someone mentioned Frank Eudy being evicted in the same costume.

Frank was actually dressed as a Carrot, not Banana, but whatever.  The basic indignity is the same.  Sam is happy to be spared from that particular embarrassing twist of fate.

Tommy gathered the entire cast together to rehearse the 16-count choreography that he taught them in the early weeks of the game.  Clearly some of the house guests have a sense of rhythm and some don't, but what is sort of amazing is how Tommy transforms when he's coaching everyone through it.  It's like we're at one of those auditions that you see in movies where the dance teacher goes through the routine quickly, calling out the steps to the count and you're expected to pick it up or get brushed to the side.

Most people easily pick up the finger pistol movement and the lasso, and there is a new move at the end that I haven't seen before where they "blow" on their guns before putting them back in an imaginary holster.

Cliff still has trouble with the up and down motions of the arms.  That's a tricky one if you can't feel the beat, apparently.  Tommy gives out helpful hints here and there, like how he's ending a move with his weight on his right foot so he can transition to the turn.  Or whatever.

Kathryn is quietly confident there in the back. She's done all of these moves before since she was a dancer in the NBA and also tried out to be a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader.  Twice, from what I understand.  On TV, too.

And I've heard Christie refer to Nick as a "bottle-popping, club-hopping Jersey boy" several times in the past week, so dance moves aren't an issue for Nick.  Sam would have been excused from the audition in the early rounds though, kind of laughing as Tommy went over the routine and saying "what was that?" as everyone swirled around him.

There is a sequence in the dance where they move their hands to all four corners, returning to the center each time before pointing both hands to the next corner.  As they work through the steps Tommy says "cahnah cahnah cahnah cahnah" and every time they got to that part of the routine the entire cast repeated the phrase along with him, Tommy-style.

Everyone:  Cahnah cahnah cahnah cahnah.

Jack:  I love that.

Suddenly Tommy announced he didn't feel well.  He was sweating and his throat felt funny and he abruptly ended rehearsal by going over to the kitchen to get some water.  I think he left Kat in charge of the rehearsal but everyone stopped at that point.  I guess that paint was blocking his pores or something, which is sort of a bad omen since he had nearly two days left to wear the pink paint.

The pink body paint reminded Kathryn of this swimsuit, which made it's debut on Sunday afternoon.  Everyone loved it and Christie said she looked like a Barbie Doll.  Kat explained that she didn't want to wear it on days when she would be out in the strongest sunshine of the day, due to the potential tan lines.  (True.)

I guess we have to talk about the game, huh?  I've been watching the live feeds off and on for days now, and while there is a lot of tension and paranoia bubbling below the surface of things at the moment, I'm not sure that these house guests have the guts to pull the trigger on each other right now.

Kathryn is on the block in Nick's place, but most of the house guests don't know that she volunteered herself.  Kat has made a few messy comments about it, but her relationship with Holly is still pretty much under wraps at this point.

So, it does look like Sam is nearly certain to be evicted this week, but not for lack of trying on his part.

And fucking Cliff started tattling on Sam even before Nick won the PoV, reporting like a little bitch to Jackson about how Sam said their best bet might be if Nick was the one to win the PoV this week, since they're both on the block.

Cliff:  Sam said if Nick wins and takes himself off,  he can start moping around the house and pull on some heartstrings, and then Nicole would go home.

Cliff did have an interesting conversation with Jackson where it was clear that Jackson is itching to take a shot at Christie.  He kept saying that the vendetta against Nick and Sam is mainly being driven by "one person" and there must be a reason why that "one person" wants them out so bad.

Jackson:  Maybe that "one person" knows that Nick and Sam are willing to take a shot at them.  So from that perspective it might not be a bad idea to keep both Nick and Sam in the house right now.

Cliff said he knew exactly what Jackson was referring to, and could see the beauty of that too.  And I think Cliff and Jackson could get the votes to evict Kathryn this week, leaving Sam in the game.  Let's see....there are going to be nine voters so Sam would need five votes to stay.

Potential Votes to Keep Sam if Jackson's Plan Moves Forward


So it's possible.  But I personally trust what Jackson says over what we hear Cliff saying.  I don't think they were serious about moving forward even though keeping Sam in the game will still make he and Nick two of the biggest targets in the game, likely going on the block together again soon.  And I think Holly would go BALLISTIC if the vote didn't go her way and that would be fun to watch.  But since Christie still has that Diamond PoV that can be used next week, they're scared to make a move before then.

But I think Cliff's bigger plan is to hold on long enough for the couples to go after each other without his involvement.  I heard him tell Nicole that it's coming, that they're almost to that point and they just have to hold on a little longer.

Oh, and Christie did a little Ted Talk about the proper way to touch a woman and both Sam and Cliff hung on every word.  At first I thought they were talking about massages, like a back massage, but as I listened to Christie talk I wasn't so sure.  And then Cliff made a comment about what he wants to do when he gets home that I'm trying hard to delete from my mental hard drive.

Sam has already lost quite a bit of weight this summer and is sure to drop a few more pounds during this week as a Have Not.

Sam:  Melissa likes it when I'm really thin so I think she'll be happy.

Nick:  You'll get home and she'll say 'Bella is here watching the kids' so you two can just go upstairs.

Holly has been talking lots of smack about how Sys is being a bitch around the house most of the time, but is talking in very flirty ways to the guys and also Christie.  She thinks Sys is using her sexuality to manipulate people.

There was a lot of drama late Sunday night as Sam found himself in the hot seat in the Target Room.  He was sitting with Cliff, Jack and Jessica when Jessica suddenly unloaded on Sam, saying that one minute Sam is buddy-buddy with her, but then she heard that Sam said he would put her on the block if he won HoH.

Sam stayed calm and did a pretty good job of explaining himself, but Jessica clearly doesn't understand that no one in the house considers her to be a strong competitor, and Sam probably said that just to suck up to the Powers That Be in the house, to let them know he's willing to play on their side of the game.

Sam mentioned how Jessica had told everyone that Sam acted like a big child and "probably played with his kids' toys at home", and how Jessica was "talking about the mole on Sam's leg".  Later Cliff and Jack cracked up about this conversation, and how Jack opened up one of the closet doors to hide behind it in order to avoid getting dragged into the mess.

Cliff:  When Jessica said, 'as long as we're going to talk about the truth' I was like, get me out of here....

(Pretty sure we'll see this conversation on TV because it's the only real game conversation Jessica has participated in that can be worked into the house drama.)

Nick was outside alone for a moment and called out that it sucked for him not to hang out with Bella.  But for the most part he's trying to keep that quiet, probably to fade back into the group and have them forget about why everyone was so mad at him.

Sam has said he's planning to blow up Christie's game on his way out, probably to help his buddy Nick since it seems sort of hopeless for Sam to stay at this point.  I think even Nick is planning to vote with the house and Sam approves of that.

Sam:  So after I do my shout outs, I might say, house guests, let's take a little trip down memory lane.....

And then he's going to talk about how Christie basically told Cliff that he could nominate anyone in the house that he wanted as long as it wasn't herself or Tommy.  And so forth.  Sam has plenty of anti-Christie ammunition to use, and I think that will make her CRAZY as she tries to defend herself.  So let's all look forward to THAT.

Sys told Sam that outside of the house she would be very sad about him leaving this week.

Sys:  But in this game, you know I have a black heart.

I've heard Holly say that Sys was so sweet and nice when the summer started, but now her personality is totally different.  We've all been waiting for Jack and Jackson to square off against each other, but if these girls start fighting among themselves, the result might be even more entertaining.  Because girls are mean, ya'll.

Sys has already approached both Christie and Holly with the idea that going into the Final Six with Jackson, Jack and Tommy just isn't going to work, because the three of them won't have a chance in some of the competitions.  But which of the three men will be targeted first?  I don't think any of them want their twosome partner to get the boot first, so that is where the cat fight might come in.  Not to mention gleefully repeating the parts of this very conversation later in a manner to suit their needs.

Sam went upstairs to Holly's HoH room to try to stay in the game.  But Holly always leans back on the idea that "the house" wants Sam gone this week,so that is how she is proceeding.

The day after Holly won HoH I saw her whispering with Kat about how FINALLY in the Diary Room she was getting to talk about her game, instead of just getting a bunch of questions about "some dude".

Jackson and Holly have had their share of conflict this week, too, after Holly got really pissy when she walked into a conversation Jackson was having with their teammates without her.  She asked him to please include her if he's talking about her HoH plans and Jackson got mad and stormed out of the room.  Then Jackson approached Holly when she was laying in the hammock with Kat and they openly argued about why she was mad, and why he got even madder.  And so on.

Ever have friends who are a couple that fight all of the time?  I have a distinct memory of sitting in the backseat of a car, stuck in standstill traffic on I-75 while the couple in the front seat were arguing about why we should have taken the back roads to get to the comedy show we were going to.  Then after she put her window down to smoke a retaliation cigarette (which he LOATHED) she said, "oh yeah, we're setting you up with someone tonight...it's HIS friend Robert.  And then they started bickering about whose friend and whose idea it was, and Robert's actual height and approximate annual income, and it was a miserable night where I ended up leaving the table and walking around Dave & Busters by myself until some people invited me to compete in one of those competitive motorcycle ride games.  And then my friend found me there laughing and having fun with strangers and then I was the one who was In The Wrong for deserting their sinking ship of a table in the comedy club.  And of course I was the one getting iced out on the way home to Buckhead while the lovebirds started pointedly cooing at each other in the front seat.

Ah, memories.  Those two got married and later divorced in a spectacular flame out of cheating and blame, having to sell their house right when the real estate market crashed, still fighting bitterly up until the very end.  I mean, it's a pretty humiliating end to a relationship when your S.O. starts openly fucking a 20-year-old waitress working at The Tavern at Phipps, am I right Atlantans?  (Bunch of W*H*O*R*E*S.)  Sorry, whores.

(Oh, and I just took a break to Google "Robert" and trust me, he would have been LUCKY to get a piece of this even now, much less years ago. Just saying.)

Now that Holly has mentioned it, Sys is getting sort of flirty in her conversations.  You can see it in the body language here.  But Sam is just talking to her.  Sam is always very conscious about what he's saying and where he's saying it.  He was telling Sys that even though the situation is bleak, he's still going to have hope and look for opportunities to stay this week.

Sys:  Yeah, it's not over until.....what's that phrase?

Sam:  It's not over until the cows come home.

Sys:  Isn't it supposed to be when the fat lady sings?

Sam:  FEEDS.  Think about that....let's say it's not over until the cows come home instead.

Sys, giggling:  Okay.



Our old fave David Alexander tried his hand at Twitter, but I think that cesspool of negative human emotions ran him off pretty quickly.  It already feels like David left the house years ago, and we certainly miss his energetic, sweet presence on the live feeds.

My guess is that David has watched all of the episodes now, maybe even catching up on the less-positive stuff reported online, and needed time away to process it all.  And it's a lot.  He's a good dude who deserved better than he got, that's for sure.

Stay away from those whores at The Tavern, David.

JC's weekly podcast featured Bella this week.  The podcast is called Big Brother, Small World and for some reason the Nolan Twins joined them for the discussion.  I'll try to listen to that later today but I'm already seeing the hateful tweets calling JC a racist.

WHAT?  As someone who actually watched the live feeds last year, I actually KNOW EXACTLY what transpired in that conversation between JC and Bayleigh.  And JC being racist IS NOT what happened.  But I know better than to waste time trying to argue with idiots.  It's like trying to reason with someone wasted on coke or meth.  It's just a waste of time.

(I actually don't know anyone who has done meth....I'm too old for that.  But the other thing, I've seen. It's a fugly situation.)

I thought this was funny.

These four are openly discussing their techniques in the HoH shower with each other now.  Jack has placed a hand towel in a particular spot on the floor of the shower "for leverage".

(The other day I stood in my currently-being-tiled shower and discussed placement of the new fixtures with the TDH GC and there was a second where he kind of leaned over and put his arm in there with me to show me where the "bar and wand" feature was going to go and I suddenly realized we were  in the shower together and it was sort of thrilling.)

Celebrity Big Brother live feed favorite Kandi Burruss is promoting her new makeup line in Times Square.  Go get that money, Kandi.  They are currently shooting the new season of RHOA and Kenya Moore is back so stay tuned for that.  Get ready to TWIRL, folks.

This young lady saw Kaycee Clark in a clothing store and wouldn't you know Kaycee was wearing one of her Peanut T-shirts.  Maybe it's just me, but I think Kaycee must be one of the Top Ten Hottest Lesbians in America.  But I guess we'd have to ask the lesbians about that.

This is funny, too.  All of that watermelon has to go somewhere.  Jackson is VERY sensitive about this, so I want to be sure to keep it here as part of the permanent record.  After all, it's only been one month.....with two months to go who knows what could happen?

Personally I like a Dad Bod but even me saying that would send Jackson storming out of the room and slamming the door.  Ha ha ha ha.

And the title of the post....I knew Sam Smith was a singer but I wasn't sure I knew any of his songs.  He's pretty good.  I guess that's why he's a multi-platinum selling bazillionaire.

He's Samuel Frederick Smith though.  Our Sam is Samuel Titus Smith, which I heard Sam pronounce as Samual Tight Ass Smith.  So funny.