Thursday, July 02, 2009

Big Brother 11 Bloggy Bits

Big Brother 11 Blog Logo

First, the esteemed Zoetawny has created another new BB season logo for the blog. She rocks, y'know. Thank you, Zoetawny!

Second ... blog community lifeguard Margo is running the blog pool this season. The way it works is that we're assigned a houseguest to cheer on. There isn't any wagering (although virtual wagering would be okay, I guess -- you know, like a dozen virtual chocolate chip cupcakes or something). It's all just in fun. Here's the latest on the pool from what I can gather:

Braden – KarenCA, Monty924, DonnaAL
– PDX Granny, Jackie, Patti in kzoo
– Brent McKee, Delee, DonnaFL
– sizzie, dla, Margo
– Becky, meb, Lynn1
– Tessa, NanaNW, Laurie
Laura – nomad, SueGee, Sasha
– Witt, RBennie, Gaylos
– Sydney, ORKmommy, Susan in FL
– Caroline, Jennasmom
– Sally, Catonine
– TerryCA, Zoetawny
– Lars Eller, Feral Cat

Margo will assign a name to the mystery houseguest once we know who it is. I'd like to thank her and possibly get a virtual round of applause from everyone for her efforts!

Some BB11 News

Look! It's Chris (Gunther?) from The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson! He was one of the twelve media people who did a week in a day in the Big Brother 11 house last week. Yikes, he got himself evicted, but not before he got a shout-out in to Craig. The videos aren't embeddable, but you can find them on the CBS BB11 website. Jen Johnson from BB8 was the host for the bunch. If you recall, I wasn't invited.

If you're not familiar with Chris, this video I previously posted may jolt your memory --

Due to Chris being in on the Press Day in the house, I guess we'll be seeing the hamsters and Julie each week on Ferguson once again. Also on the CBS website, there is a (non-embeddable) video of the houseguests telling us how great they are. One mentions her boob job. @@

Regarding Live Feeds
I always have mine as I use the Rhapsody credit monthly. I don't know how to go about offering the feeds to customers. But, if you're looking to sign up for them, it would be great if you did it through That Dingo's Hamsterwatch website. She runs one of those sites I keep an eye on all season and she works hard for her money. Of course, they can also be purchased at

Regarding my show episode reviews and live feeds coverage
TV Squad is paring down the coverage of Big Brother. I'll be reviewing all the episodes, but the reviews will be much shorter. I was also informed they will not be doing live feeds reports this season even though they brought in a lot of traffic. That decision may change, I don't know. It hits me in the financial arena as I was expecting the income.

Not to fear, though. I'll just do all the live feed reports here and not run myself ragged doing separate content for TVS and here. As always, there will be live blog show posts for discussion of the episodes as they air here on the East Coast. You know you're all invited!

New this season
I succumbed to cyber peer pressure. I'm now on Twitter. While I won't be going wacky tweeting all the time, I'm definitely planning on using it for some reporting in addition to this blog.

I'll be starting the more in-depth look at the houseguests tomorrow. In poking around, I already found two words for Braden -- "soft porn."


monty924 said...

Jackie says:
In poking around, I already found two words for Braden -- "soft porn."

Thanks Jackie a million times over for this blog. Its a special place to come to all year long and especially during the summer BB season.

I guess my guy in the pool is a porn star, lol. Oh well - I've had worse in the Survivor pools, lol. Here's to the new BB season starting in one week. Woohoo!!!

Catonine said...

where do you go to find all the dirt on the people in the house? Sorry I am a newb.

email me at catonine at gmail dot com

if it is inappropriate to post links here.

Jackie said...

Welcome aboard! I go to and along with a gazillion other places for information.

PDX Granny said...

Hey Jackie and Patti! It looks like we may have one of the good guys. . . . the "old" man of the group. Although I'm old enough to be his mother!! LOL

Sounds like he has a relatively normal life. That's more than I can say for most of the rest of them. Let's hope being "normal" doesn't end up being his downfall!

Margo, thanks for setting up the pool! I know you went to a lot of trouble getting it ready for us. I'll try to keep the umbrellas from my adult beverages out of the pool while I'm floating around. If I make a mess I'm sure one of my pool mates will get after me for it.

Sydney said...

Thanks Margo -- I was kind of sweet on the Lydia but I was also cnnecting with the "smart" woman, who I did get as my person to root for in the pool. Will she be out or last? Is she the new Nicomus as there is a nerd herd and perhaps she'd be in it? We SHALL SEE!

Nana in the NW said...

Catonine--don't worry about finding all the "smut". We are very willing to post what sites we get info from during the season....than you can venture over to watch if you dare!! LOL I'm not sure where you live but if you are not in the Eastern Time Zone there is a website you can go to and watch the shows as they air on the East Coast. Since I am on the West Coast and can't stand waiting I always watch and then re-watch when it's on locally! As the show gets closer I will check and see if it is going to be shown this season.

Jackie--are you having another knee surgery this summer? I know you have been talking about it for sometime.....

Sally said...

Margo, Thanks for setting up the pool. So I'll be rooting for Ronnie, "the gamer." Guess we'll see if he's really learned much from watching the show previously.

I just read the bios at CBS, and tried to slot the players in the four high school categories. Found an abundance of contenders for the Popular and Athletic groups, but the other two were harder to fill. It'll be interesting to see how the groups are determined.

Any guesses about who the mystery house guest will be?

Jackie, sorry to hear that TV Squad reduced your assignments (and income). I bet they'll regret it. Your coverage of the live feeds is quite addictive--no wonder it drew a lot of traffic.

lynn1 said...

I am really pumped about this seasons Big Brother!
Thanks to Margo for being the life guard at the BB pool.
I will be cheering for Jordan and her new Boobs! LOL
Her Bio is confusing in that she claims to be a party girl but according to BB is naive.
She is a waitress and I have to wonder if she is another Hooter's girl.
Jackie, thanks in advance for working so hard to give us so much fun with BB.
I hope Jackie won't mind me mentioning that all of us can make donations to Jackie for her hard work by clicking on the link in the side bar.

Sydney said...

THanks Lynn1 for bringing the donations up. And I think we may need to start a margarita fund for Margo, our pool mistress!

gaylos said...

Posting this here, but hopefully Margo will see it. Just read your post about adding me to the BB pool only after a baby update! Lol! Thanks for adding me anyway and it was very sweet of you to remember my pregnancy...

I'm due end of this month (finally!!) I'm still at work, for another two weeks... So far so good... no swelling feet or anywhere else! But I am R-E-A-D-Y to have this baby! My back aches!

I'm looking forward to BB and esepcially the live feed updates because I know I'll be getting little or no sleep in about a month's time! May not be able to post much, but I'll definitely be following!

I'll post this in the houseguests cheat sheet post as well, so hopefully Margo'll catch it!

Margo said...

Thanks for the update. Are you gonna name him/her Jack/Jackie?

I hope you have an easy birth. And keep us posted please.


Zoetawny said...

I'm working backwards reading and I had to laugh when I saw the BB graphic. Yep, it's really BB time once again.

I've got Russel in the pool. Guess I'd better go find out what he's all about. I'm relieved I didn't get the porn star. ;)


Oh NO! You got Braden. :D Can't wait to see how you make him look good.

PDX Granny, Jackie and Patti...

Your guy seems "normal". But, what is BB normal is not necessarily normal in RL.

Hey sydney!...

Here we go again!

I haven't gotten around to seeing who all got who in the pool yet.


Thanks so much for remembering to include me in the pool. I have to go find that entry to see who has who.

Newbies! Welcome to the best blog in town. It's been such a long time since I've been here I feel like a newbie myself.

I should be starting dinner but everyone is napping so I'm getting away with being online here.


meb said...

Lynn1 and Becky... Jordan is from NC, so it's only appropriate I should have her in the pool. Glad to be pool pals with you two.

Good to hear from Gaylos again. Keep us up to date on the baby.

Zoetawny... excellent graphic as usual. Great to hear from you again. Hope you can stick with us for BB. Also hope things are better with your step-son.

meb said...

OK.. Had to go back to my Little Roofus avatar. The Dragon Fly just never went with my meb...

Speaking of Roofus, have you seen him lately Jackie?