Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Monday night into Tuesday - July 29

Hayden isn't in the house mess

Welp, Caleb's infatuation with Amber has indeed cost her the game. We can only hope that Caleb himself does himself in as well in the coming week or two. Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Pancakes:
  • After the whole Quietly Backdoor Amber Plan blew up, the more aggressive Okay, Amber You're Going Home Plan took its place.
  • Caleb told Frankie he feels responsible for it and would prefer Jocasta go home.
  • @@
  • Now, they were going to do this whether Caleb went along or not! The dolt is just too um ... doltish to realize it.
  • The sad thing (other than the whole Caleb infatuation which ruined any chances Amber ever had in the house) is that Amber can't even spend much time in peace.
  • Caleb keeps cornering her, questioning her.
  • NO, she did NOT enjoy the "date" with him. Leave her alone! You've done enough damage.
  • He once again wants to be her knight in shining armor and save her.
  • Dude, she just isn't into you. Sure, at this point, any help anyone can try to give her, she'll take. But then she'll drop you like a hot potato.
  • Nicole's upset because now Amber is mad at her. Derrick told her it's because Frankie threw her under the bus. 
  • I wonder how all these buses fit in that tiny backyard?
  • In these many talks, Amber has hinted that she didn't want any romance because she recently lost someone. She doesn't want to go into details.
  • Whether that's it or not ... she's NOT INTERESTED IN CALEB.
  • Sheesh.
  • Caleb tried to convince Cody they need to keep Amber.
  • Bwahahaha!
  • Does he seriously think with this huge kerfuffle, they're going to change their minds and keep her now? Voting her out is pretty much the only option at hand because of all the damage done.
  • Caleb is a broken record, repeating things ad nauseam.
  • My only hope is that he gets laryngitis.
  • Really.
  • Where's the main tool of destruction through all of this?
  • Yes, I'm talking Zach.
  • He slept through the majority of the aftermath.
  • It doesn't matter to him anyway. It's all a big joke to him.
  • But, with Caleb going off the deep end, he'll be out before Zach. While Zach is a wild card, he's easily usable by the others -- just get him excited about the chance of ruffling feathers and he's on it!
  • In other news, Nicole has been upset that Victoria keeps hanging on Hayden. Hayden has told her he's not interested in Victoria while Victoria told Derrick she needs Hayden in the game. 
  • Caleb finally admitted to Amber that he threw the pillow at her (after telling her once again he was asleep).
  • She doesn't know how creepy and stalkerish he looked in the hoodie with the night vision cameras on. It could have been out of a horror movie. Thankfully it was only a pillow he threw.
  • Donny and Hayden talked to each other about Frankie needing to go home. They think everyone LIKES them while everyone LOVES Frankie, not good for their chances.
  • Y'know, I like Donny and Hayden more than I like Frankie.
  • They're both playing a good game on their own. Frankie's running from side to side will hurt him in the long run, I think.
  • Derrick is playing the best game of all.
  • Alas, I don't think any of the women are playing a good game this season.
  • Not that I want another Rachel, mind you.
  • But I wouldn't mind seeing another BB6 version of Janelle in it to win it.
  • So, things are pretty set. Amber should be going out the door despite Caleb's persuasion attempts which we can expect for the next two days.

"At the end of the day ..."

Amber will be going home

Really? The cameras are everywhere?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Monday/PoV Meeting - July 28

Caleb stares at Amber

Oh my gosh. I don't even know where to start today. Here's roughly what happened today in that Big Brother House of Caleb Gone Wild:
  • Okay, remember that Caleb twisted around the Backdoor Amber plan set up by most of the house as his own little creation.
  • He stalked Amber in the wee hours of the morning, throwing a pillow on her which she later blamed on Hayden.
  • It doesn't sound like the "argument" during the PoV meeting would count for the Team America mission as it sounds like Zach ranting.
  • It sounds like Zach not only ranted his rant at Amber, but may have thrown Frankie and Derrick under the bus while doing so.
  • Amber is steamed.
  • After the PoV meeting (when the feeds returned) she confronted just about everyone ... but not Caleb.
  • All professed innocence, not knowing what Frankie was going to do with the re-nom.
  • Then she talked to Caleb. He threw all of his buddies under the bus, said they were all in on it.
  • They dragged poor Nicole in on it and she admitted that Amber had talked about an all-girl alliance as the "boys" were going to pick them off one by one.
  • Caleb told Amber that the original idea was his, but they all lied to him.
  • Then Frankie got called in to the Amber/Caleb discussion. He totally threw Frankie under the bus right in front of Amber.
  • Frankie asked Amber to leave and lit right into Caleb, practically yelling at him.
  • Caleb is sure that Amber had enjoyed the "date" with Amber, Nicole reported differently.
  • Frankie could almost get an Emmy for his dramatic verbal assault on Caleb.
  • Caleb crumbled.
  • He's lost his love of his life AND all of his friends in one fell swoop.
  • Now the plan is that, instead of letting Amber think she's just a pawn, they're going to tell her due to the problems, she's out this week.
  • That ought to go over really well, don'tcha think?

Caleb admiring himself in stupid outfit

The Hitmen after the PoV meeting

Frankie lights into Caleb; Caleb crumbles

Caleb throws everyone under the bus

In between the drama

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Sunday night into Monday - July 28

Has he grown a devil horn?

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of NO Singing:
  • Hayden's thrilled that Amber will be going out and he has a hand in it. He's very upset that Amber told Victoria she's going home.
  • Of course, Hayden told Victoria when he won the veto that he would save her.
  • Caleb thinks it's all his doing, even to the point of Hayden using the veto.
  • Victoria suggested to Frankie that he might put Amber on the block if the veto is used.
  • Heh.
  • They had a nice memorial service led by Jocasta in church robes with her bible.
  • Each of them stood up and said nice words to Frankie and Derrick, some with tears in their eyes.
  • It was a nice and touching service for them over the loss of their grandfathers.
  • Back to the game ...
  • Frankie and Cody talked about Zach being so unpredictable and how he might harm their own games with his mouth.
  • Caleb, whose career will surely take off with big things due to BB, can also break dance.
  • He did a few moves and he seems to know a bit of what he's doing. But that isn't a surprise for me as he seems more like a street dude Eminem type than any sort of cowboy.
  • Christine is still worried about Donny. Caleb eased her fears by telling her Donny could never win an HoH.
  • Um, I bet he could!
  • Don't ever give Hayden a toy knife.
  • He went around acting like some kind of robot monster attacking with it.
  • It brought back memories of BB2 and Justin/Krista.
  • However, Hayden was truly harmless.
  • The PoV meeting will be later today.

At the memorial service

I'll have girls under both arms

Intent on the food

Violence in the kitchen?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bug Brother 16: Live Feeds Sunday into the evening - July 27

The lights must remain on

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Caleb the Fool on the Hill:
  • Just a side note to start with -- with all the manscaping going on in the house, Zach looks foolish with a bare chest and bushes growing under his arms. I'm jus' sayin' ...
  • Caleb, obviously still pining for his unrequited love, wants to confront Zach to make sure Zach was telling him the truth about Amber using him.
  • Frankie, obviously still thinking America's Team argument at the PoV ceremony mission, thinks it's a better idea to wait until tomorrow.
  • Frankie told Zach that Caleb wants to talk to Cody to see if Zach is telling him the truth.
  • For someone who's "over her," he's certainly all over her!
  • Donny advised Jocasta to just lay low for the day and that there was no sense talking game with anyone except perhaps Hayden.
  • Donny is a bit worried that Frankie might name him as the re-nomination. Derrick assured him that Team America is too important.
  • They figure Amber is the only one likely to argue with Zach as well as their target anyway.
  • Derrick, whom we know has a distrust of Donny, told Donny that he trusts him more than he trusts Frankie in the long term. Hmmm.
  • Of course, we do know that he trusts Cody more than he trusts either Donny or Frankie.
  • Will Derrick's mojo work on someone like Donny? It works on all the others!
  • When talking to Derrick, Donny told him that he (Donny) isn't working with Jocasta when Derrick asked about possibly working with her. Donny said that right now he's focusing only on the Team America alliance.
  • When talking about who's more of a threat -- Amber or Caleb -- they both think Amber. Donny said, "Amber is actually the brains of two in the house. Caleb can't think for himself."
  • Heehee.
  • I hope the boy gets some therapy once he gets out of the house!
  • It was Photo Booth Funday Sunday.
  • Um. Okay.
  • Caleb has taken the ball (seeds planted by Zach) and run with it, going off on an Amber obsessed bitterfest for most of the day.
  • He went around confirming the rumors with everyone.
  • He told Jocasta the only ones who didn't say Amber was using him were her and Donny.
  • Jocasta said she doesn't get involved in that stuff.
  • Nicole and Donny talked about the backdoor Amber plan. Donny said it's a shame Frankie would get the blood on his hands and can't even vote this week.
  • I say it's about time someone got bloody hands in there!
  • Frankie wanted to nominate the weak players so he could be HoH. Now he's stuck with it.
  • Zach practiced his nomination speech. Derrick and Frankie egged him on as it should start the argument that would fulfill their mission.
  • Christine reported back to Zach that she advised Amber not to talk to Caleb (as they had asked her to do).
  • Amber thinks Christine is being a good friend.
  • Now, all of a sudden, it's CALEB'S idea to get Amber nominated as the re-nom.
  • Oh my gosh.
  • Who would have thought Caleb could have come up with such a plan?
  • Caleb told Cody not only that he arranged the whole thing, but it's all strategical and not personal.
  • I have no words.
  • I can just roll my eyes.
  • @@
  • Frankie told Donny that he won't be putting him on the block tomorrow and that he too wants to take Team America as far as possible.
  • Frankie told Donny also to say as far as he knows, Hayden won't be using the veto if Amber asks.
  • Hayden told Frankie he's been telling everyone he hasn't decided whether to use it or not yet.
  • This should all come to a crescendo tomorrow in the PoV meeting. Everyone in the house is in on the plan except Jocasta, Amber and Caleb. Victoria knows that Hayden plans to save her with the veto and told Frankie she'd like to see Amber backdoored. So, while she's not really aware of the entire plan, she'll be in on it once it goes down.
  • Woot.

Thinking ...

Talking Amber and Caleb

Playing the best game so far

Not deserving of the Rutgers sweatshirt!

Zach. What can you say?

Big Brother 16: Nominations, Battle of the Block Show Blog Party - July 27

Big Brother summer on Make A Gif

Hamster watchers ready? As tonight's show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest news!

However, as always, if you're looking for the party, head down into the comments area and join in on the fun!

Both Frankie and Zach want to target Amber. But, of course, it will be Zach who has to do the dirty work.

Frankie got a Justin Bieber CD in his basket. Oh wow.

Christine picks at her toes as she refuses to throw the PoV comp for Zankie.

Due to losing a bet, Amber is stuck going on a "date" with Stalker Creep Caleb.

Neither wants to nominate Donny. Frankie is thinking Jocasta and possibly Victoria. Zach really wants to nominate Christine because he doesn't think she's carrying her weight in the alliance. He questions Nicole. She claims she and Christine are just friends.

Christine denies being in an alliance to Nicole.

Cody and Derrick solidify their final two pact and name themselves the Hitmen.

Donny gets the TA mission -- start an argument between two people at either the PoV or Nominations ceremonies. Since Zach wants to call out Christine in nominations, they think they're going to go with that.

Amber tries to work things out with Zach. Ain't gonna work.

Nominations - Frankie will nominate two weak players so they'll lose and he'll remain HoH. Zach is a wild card. Frankie nominates Jocasta and Victoria because it's 100% strategic, no blood on hands. Zach nominates Christine and Nicole. Christine because she's a floater. Nicole Froot Loop dingus, I bet you didn't see this coming.

TA mission failed.

Battle of the Block -- Caleb hosts, all set up like a wedding scene. Build a giant wedding cake, must stand on top with your partner three seconds to win. Christine and Nicole are nailing it, the other two built a mess.

Nicole and Christine win! Zach is dethroned. Jocasta and Victoria remain on the block and Frankie remains the sole HoH.

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Saturday night into Sunday - July 27

Caleb alone with his Slinky

I bet Caleb named his Slinky "Amber" and sleeps with her. In turn, she will give him the unconditional love and adoration he so deserves.

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Whirling Dervishes:
  • Victoria tried telling Zach that he needs to be a bit less mean. After all, according to her, "If you die tomorrow, you don't want to be remembered for yelling at women."
  • But, to Zach, the world is a joke. While he's entertaining to watch as he's so unpredictably hyper and all over the place, he would drive me crazy in real life.
  • And, his silly abrupt clap-clap during voting is annoying me. Make him stop.
  • Frankie and Derrick discussed the replacement nom for when Hayden takes Victoria off the block. Their target is Amber. But they want to smooth it over with Caleb first. If he's cool with it after they tell him she's been stringing him along (!!!), she'll be the one. If he says no to Amber going up, he will go on the block and go home. 
  • They didn't talk about telling him that last part.
  • Frankie said they can't put Donny up because of Team America.
  • Derrick agrees but not with any enthusiasm. He thinks Donny plans on targeting him.
  • Yep, Donny just might do that someday if he gets power. Donny is the only one really seeing what a fantastic game Derrick is playing and that, if Derrick makes it to the end, he'd win hands down against ANYONE in the house.
  • They're scared they might fail the latest TA mission. Frankie's been working on Zach for a PoV meeting kerfuffle, but we'll see. 
  • Frankie told Christine about his backdoor Amber plan. She's totally down with it.
  • Christine would actually prefer that Donny or Jocasta go, though. She thinks they're more dangerous to her own game.
  • Me? I'd prefer Christine go. I can't keep watching her mess with her toes then bite her nails. EW!
  • Frankie and Derrick planned a Sunday morning memorial service for both of their grandfathers.
  • Nicole continues to get upset that Victoria has clutched onto Hayden and hangs all over him.
  • Jocasta has miraculously cured from her severe illness ... again.
  • Derrick is still working wonders. He's giving sound advice to just about everyone in the house and acting like he cares about their game. He's toned it down a bit since he got the news about his grandfather. That will be the only thing which is hurting his gameplay -- he's getting a bit too cocky and trying to rule the world.
  • Or, if Donny wins HoH and nominates Derrick.
  • Those are about the only two things which could stop him in the game.
  • Derrick's latest undercover mission (NOT Team America)? Convince Caleb he wants Amber backdoored out of the house.
  • Oh my gosh ... could he be doing it?
  • Zach told Hayden that they're making Caleb hate/mad at Amber so he'll be with the backdoor plan.
  • "She'll come crawling back to me once she's out of the house," says Caleb. "Or Cody."
  • Heh. I'd say between the two, it would be Cody. But I don't think Cody is really interested in doing anything other than flirting with her and being a friend.
  • Caleb claims at home he has "hoes hanging all over him."
  • I have a bit to say to that -- He's from a really small town, I bet they're garden hoes he needs to till the earth. And, second, how does he ever think any classy or even nice woman would ever be interested in him? I bet his mother is really proud. Yeah.
  • They've done it.
  • He's still in love with Amber, but he hates her, too.
  • He's totally bought the hook, line and sinker.
  • He stayed up long after all the others went to bed mumbling to himself about "Beast Mode Cowboy."
  • Of course, the PoV ceremony isn't until tomorrow.
  • Things could change by then.
  • And, they might have to go with Plan B -- put CALEB on the block!
  • Either way, this week should be interesting.
  • Heck, I might even have an entertaining brouhaha or two to watch!

Caleb alone playing pool

Caleb alone walking the yard

Girls with girl talk

Hayden in a hat

Amber dumping cold water on Cody

Hallelujah! Miraculously well once again!

Off Topic: That Was the Week It Was - July 27, 2014

Good morning! Welcome to my weekly off television topic photo post! If you're looking for my Big Brother coverage, you can find those posts right here at this link. This particular post is one I do each Sunday morning throughout the year, BB or not! I reflect on the week gone by in both words and photos I've taken along the way.

Alas, I didn't have a great photography week. It seemed like I was always rushing or conditions just weren't right. Oh well, there will be many more photos to take in my life.

I'm going to go once again with some random thoughts from the week:
  • Last night as I arrived home to my New Jersey 'hood, I had to hear two competing Mexican Polka Bands. Ack! One was at a house near the corner of my block -- they were having a huge child's birthday party with a bouncy-house and all set up in the front lawn. As I walked by, they sang Happy Birthday, then WHAM into Mexican Polka! The second band was at the usual suspect house in back of my apartment. Even with my windows closed, a fan and the AC on, I could hear the thump-thump of the music. It lasted until nearly midnight.
  • Two very young misbehaving children on the NJ Transit train were yelling and carrying on without any effort on the part of the parents to control them. When the piped announcement said, "Watch out for the gap when exiting." -- the girl cried out, "Cat? Where's a cat?" (I'll admit that was cute.) Her mother told her, "Gap. Watch out for the gap." The girl asked, "What's a gap?" I almost said, "A gap is a monster that swallows children who don't behave." I bit my tongue.
  • There's an abundance of lightning bugs around here this year. If I were several decades younger, I'd be all over that!
  • My cable and power were out on separate days this week, each for about six hours, neither due to a storm. Of course, my cable could have also been out while my power was out. I have no way of knowing.
  • I panicked a bit when I saw Vincent pursuing a long dark quick bug along the floor into the kitchen. Ah. A carpenter ant. Not that I want those in my apartment, but it must have somehow strayed in from outside. As I predicted, I have had no influx of bugs by refusing to have my apartment fogged with poisonous junk.
  • Oh. And Vincent killed the carpenter ant and then wondered why it wouldn't play with him anymore.
Onto this week's photos --

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Early morning sun

Although the days are getting shorter, it's not to the point that I'm seeing the sunrise on my walk to the train station. We have been lucky in that we haven't seen many actual heat waves so far this summer (temps over 90 for three days or more). But we've had a lot of humid days and it's been a summer for lots of thunderstorms. I took this shot on Church Street in Plainfield.

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Cool old car!

I have no clue exactly what make and model this is, but it sure is cool. There was an older man driving it. While he'd be too young to be the original owner, he seemed appropriate for the car. Watchung Avenue, Plainfield.

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Looking up!

This Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly flew over my head at the Bridgewater Train Station. I was delighted to see I actually captured a halfway decent photo of him.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Saturday/PoV Winner - July 26

The Don

Another busy day for the hamsters before they head into the three or four days of boredom. Here's what went down today (including the PoV winner) in that Big Brother House of Back to Back Comps:
  • Uh-oh. The microwave isn't working. Whatever will they do now?
  • I forgot to mention it yesterday, but feel the need to say this -- Christine is SO disgusting! [How disgusting is she?] She's so disgusting that she picks at her toes and toenails and THEN bites her nails! Ew! EW!
  • Frankie once again is trying to get Zach to blow up at the PoV meeting on Monday (for the Team America mission).
  • He already went whacko a bit at the nominations, but I'm not clear on whether that was enough or not.
  • Either way, it's easy to get Zach to act up. It comes by naturally for him.
  • The additional PoV players are Hayden, Donny and Christine. Amber is the host. Or hostess. Whatever.
  • Amber wants the nominations to remain the same.
  • I wonder if she has a premonition?
  • Caleb thinks he'll be on The Bachelor next.
  • @@
  • What kind of prize is he? Sheesh!
  • Apparently Victoria got the Houseguest Choice chip and chose Hayden.
  • Caleb thinks they're working together.
  • Well, they are -- Hayden promised Victoria she wouldn't be going home and taking her off the block would be perfect for him.
  • But Caleb doesn't know that. We do.
  • Frankie told Caleb that she chose Hayden because he's been saying how much he wants to play in a veto comp and has never been chosen.
  • That has a ring of truth to it, as well.
  • After the veto comp ... it was Hayden who won the Power of Veto!
  • We know what he'll do with it.
  • Shh ... don't tell Caleb or Amber.
  • Jocasta is really sick again. I hope she gets better or this will blow the whole backdoor plan!
  • They still plan on Amber going. Their rationale is that Amber won't be stuck in the jury house with Caleb if she goes now and Caleb will either refocus on his game or totally lose it and be out sooner rather than later.
  • The only one who really seems to prefer Caleb going first is Cody.
  • Frankie is worried about getting blood on his hands.
  • Oh, boohoo. You're the HoH. You know the deal.
  • They got the fish pizza delivery as the additional Have Not food. Along with the pizza, they have canned clams and sardines.
  • They're happy with that.
  • Well, when they think of some of the things they could have ended up with instead, they're happy.
  • So, there you go ...


Zach cooks a huge M&M pancake

PoV Man with his lollipop

Jocasta is sick again

They LOVE the fish pizza for Have Nots!

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds into Saturday pre-dawn - July 26

Derrick and Frankie hug

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Sad Times, But the Show Must Go On:
  • Before the news came down about Derrick's grandfather's death, Hayden gave Victoria some sage advice. 
  • Apparently she had some fit of temper after losing the comp.
  • Hayden told her that if she continued acting angry with everyone, it will turn the target on her. He told her to cry to the Diary Room, feel free to cry to him ... but outwardly act "normal" for the house on the whole.
  • Later on in the evening, Derrick gave her pretty much the same advice.
  • Hayden and Nicole know that Derrick, Zach and Cody have a final three deal. They think Zach is the weak/unpredictable link and must go soon.
  • Hayden thinks they could backdoor Zach this week, but he'd rather Amber or Caleb get backdoored.
  • Hayden pushed his backdoor either Amber or Caleb plan to Frankie, pointing out that voting out Victoria would be a waste as they can control her and Jocasta isn't a threat because she's unlikely to win HoH.
  • Of course, they're all keeping Caleb and Amber under the impression that Victoria is indeed the target while telling Victoria she's safe this week unless she does something foolish and keeps acting out.
  • Well, if she wins the veto again ...
  • Derrick differs a lot from Frankie in his time of grief. Frankie had been open to hugs and tears and company. While Derrick seems touched that his fellow houseguests are so sympathetic, he's the kind who sat quietly for a long time while others didn't quite know what to do or say. Then he went to the Have Not room, laid atop the bed with a hoodie over his face to hide tears. He told Victoria he needed some time, a half-hour or so, to be alone and he would be okay.
  • Frankie offered to go to the Diary Room and tell them he'd eat slop this week so Derrick could have real food. Derrick told him he appreciated the offer, but he didn't want (or need) any preferential treatment.
  • Like Frankie's grandfather, Derrick's grandfather was watching the show because he's on it, but probably had no idea the whole premise or what was going on.
  • Of course, some of us long-time hamster watchers are often in the same boat with that!
  • Caleb says he first fell in love with Amber when he saw her in casting -- there were so many pretty girls there, but he knew she was the one he wanted.
  • @@
  • Caleb doesn't want to look like an idiot on television.
  • A bit too late for that, don't ya think?
  • Derrick is sure the double HoH bit will be going away soon. I agree -- just the logistics of the numbers in the house predict it can't last much longer.
  • Derrick and Frankie think Zach needs to mend fences with Christine for the numbers. Zach doesn't want to.
  • Derrick told Victoria she needs to stop going on about losing the Battle of the Block. It's over. Concentrate on winning the Power of Veto.
  • They discussed other BB seasons. Derrick doesn't think people are liking this season so much; Hayden thinks it's possibly due to the unanimous votes and predictability. 
  • He has something there. But, as far as casting goes, this season has a much better cast overall than last summers Season of Hate Speech.
  • Nicole got to shun her Germa-tard at midnight in an awkward dictated by BB "strip" dance.
  • Nicole told Victoria she thinks Amber is "fake nice."
  • Yep, she is.
  • Cody and Derrick are concerned about Zach -- he's messing up his game with his mouth and is so uncontrollable.
  • Derrick is also worried that his Team America ally Donny might target him.
  • He probably should worry -- Donny made him out to be the brains of the covert operations long ago.
  • Cody thinks he will be the target of Caleb if Amber goes. He'd prefer if Caleb went first.
  • Victoria told Cody that, before she left, Brittany told her to only trust Cody and Derrick.
  • That brought back Cody's guilt over targeting Brittany.
  • Hey, that's Big Brother.
  • As it stands, it looks like Amber is the backdoor plan for the week if PoV is used. If not used, it's a bit of a toss-up whether it would be Victoria or Jocasta going home.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Update - More Sad News - July 25

Derrick got the news that his grandfather has died. His grandfather was 86 years old, a WWII veteran. This comes within two days of Frankie getting similar news about his grandfather.

Nothing like this has ever happened in the house before. I recall back in BB2, Monica was told her cousin was missing in the attack on the World Trade Center 9/11/01 (and the rest of the house was told of the terrorist attacks). That was horrific.

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Battle of the Block Update - July 25

Victorious (not Victoria)

Nicole and Christine have won the Battle of the Block. So, Zach is dethroned. Frankie remains the sole Head of Household. Jocasta and Victoria remain on the block. There have been a few mentions of backdooring Zach if the veto is used, but I doubt that will happen.

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds Nominations Update - July 25

Jocasta nominated by Frankie

Well, the nominations are done. Hmm. Donny's not on the block. That's good. Lots of tears and crying in the house today. The plan is still to backdoor Amber (alas, not Caleb). Frankie and Cody are going around saying how Zach is a wild card and they had no clue what he was going to do.

That's wrong. He kept saying that Christine is a waste and he wanted to put her on the block.

The bad thing is that they're picking off the women one by one.

The Battle of the Block should be later tonight. We'll see what happens then.

Victoria nominated by Frankie

Nicole nominated by Zach

Christine nominated by Zach

Big Brother 16: Live Feeds into Friday - July 25

Waiting for Godot?

My apologies for my no show last night for the blog party. We had a power outage here, no storm mind you, and I was in the dark for hours! I have yet to see the show. But I obviously know that Frankie and Zach are the HoH duo right now. Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Now What Do We Do:
  • Caleb thinks it's ridiculous that his Fitbit (oops, activity tracker) showed him to be one of the four least active in the house.
  • "How did Zach beat me in activity! I'm the most active guy in the house! Zach sleeps all the time!"
  • I can see how Zach beat him. Although Zach does sleep a lot, when he's awake, he's all hyper. He's even wiggly! Caleb, on the other hand, is much more slow paced even though he's awake more hours in the long run. 
  • Christine, Nicole and Derrick join him as Have Nots.
  • Again, you've got Donny who really doesn't move a lot in there. But, in his own way, Donny is a bit like Zach ... he's antsy. He's always tapping his foot and really can't stay totally still. He has a bit of nervous energy and I think that affects the rates on the activity tracker more than people who just plop down and only use their mouth muscles.
  • Before discussions even started, Caleb warned Frankie about putting him on the block.
  • @@
  • Neither Frankie nor Zach want to put Donny on the block although he seems to be the ultimate pawn of the season.
  • Of course, that doesn't mean he won't be put on the block.
  • Frankie wants Zach to be responsible for getting Caleb out.
  • Sure, no one minds the clown of the show getting all bloody!
  • They went around trying to get people to go up as pawns with either Caleb or Amber being the targets.
  • They start asking people to go on the block, then throw the comp so they can set the stage.
  • Christine refuses. Outright. While picking at her toes then biting her nails.
  • EWWW!
  • Nicole isn't cool with it.
  • Hayden says if he's stuck, he'll do it.
  • Frankie isn't happy with his HoH partner/duo. Of course, Zach is very unpredictable.
  • Frankie told Derrick that Zach outright refuses to put Donny up.
  • Well, duh. So does Frankie himself.
  • Derrick seems to be pleased that the America's Team player Donny is probably safe for at least a week.
  • Speaking of Team America ... Donny got the assignment. The mission chosen was to start the argument.
  • Yay! I love a brouhaha, y'know!
  • Victoria asks Zach not to put her on the block.
  • Zach is going around telling everyone, "Okay, I won't put you on the block." He's going to have to put SOMEONE on the block!
  • Zach pointed out to Frankie that Christine hasn't done anything for them whatsoever to this point, plus she's never won a comp.
  • That's what I've been saying! Christine is a tagalong for a vote!
  • Donny advised Zach that Amber is a more dangerous player than Caleb is at this point.
  • I'm getting ticked that all the women are getting targeted, but Donny has a point. Amber can be manipulative while Caleb can't win comps for $#^# and wears his heart on his sleeve.
  • My only worry is that if Amber goes, Caleb might find focus again like he did for the first HoH.
  • Cody doesn't like the way that Christine keeps pushing for a Donny nomination/eviction because she feels personally threatened gamewise by him.
  • I'm glad they're seeing that.
  • Victoria told Derrick that since he let Frankie win HoH, he needs to tell him not to put her on the block.
  • It looks like Frankie is going to go for the easier noms who will win the BotB and won't go home while Zach is stuck with one of his noms leaving.
  • While they're all fussing about Zach, he's the one in the hot seat more than Frankie.
  • Amber told Caleb that if Zach puts her on the block, she's outing the alliance.
  • So what, I say. That alliance is history although neither Caleb or Amber know it yet.
  • Oh geez. Frankie got Justin Bieber's CD in his HoH stuff.
  • Zach got a letter from his beloved little brother.
  • Zach wants Hayden in the Detonators instead of Christine. After all, she does nothing for them.
  • Well, duh. I don't know how she got in with the movers and shakers in the first place!
  • Zach has been pleading with Nicole to go up as a pawn.
  • The target is Amber this week with Caleb as a secondary.
  • But no one will put Caleb directly on the block in case he summons the beast once again.
  • Nominations will be later today. As of now, it's anyone's guess.
  • But, it looks like the first time in weeks, Donny might not be on the block.
  • Good. I enjoy the dude.
Christine says NO

Oh no! Now I have to decide!

You're not going home, Victoria

Just me and my monkey

Is Zach turning on me?

In danger this week