Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Big Brother 11: A Closer Look at Russell and Ronnie

Ah, finally ... I'm down to the last two hamsters! You can find all of my "closer look" posts as well as a cast cheat sheet by clicking on the "BB11 cast" tag on the bottom of the post.

Well, Russell ... what can I say? His last name is kind of fun. According to his CBS bio, his friends call him "Russell the love muscle." Um, I'm already getting the idea that Russell and I don't run in the same social circles. Oh, how I'd love to see him fall flat and be the first one out of the house after I read this on the bio -- "Loud and brash, Russell holds nothing back and is always ready for a fight. In fact, his brash personality is probably his biggest asset outside the house, where he is a mixed martial arts fighter. He claims nothing scares him and that includes the game of BIG BROTHER."

On second thought, he might be interesting to watch. Let me amend my previous thoughts. I'd like to see Natalie (the girl martial arts champ) whip his butt while Michele (the neuroscientist) humiliates his probably weak "brain muscle."

Diane Henry's non-embeddable video interview with Russell is at this link. The Reality Wanted interview is below. He apparently does have a strategy. I don't care. His neck is as big as some folks' waists. He scares me. Plus he's wearing a Dustin-esque v-neck.

It's onto Ronnie ... kind of a polar opposite of Russell. I think my biases are showing as I look at this cast. I'm definitely gravitating more towards the non-physical bunch although I think Natalie is going to be a strong contender in the game. But I LIKE the non-physical bunch better. I think Ronnie might have a strong game going.

According to his CBS bio, Ronnie is a gamer, debate champion, and a huge BB fan. All in all, the bio doesn't give us a ton of information about him. Diane Henry's interview tells us more.


Anonymous said...

Hmm, no love for MJ? Or did I miss it.

Jackie said...

Well, you won't find it in a Big Brother post. I posted something when he passed away. Today I worked and didn't see the memorial service. I'm not sure if that equates to "no love" or what. The MJ news is all over everywhere, so I need to concentrate on posts I've promised.

Catonine said...

go Ronnie! woo woot!!

hmmm where my pool mates that are supposed to be egging err I mean cheering this guy on lol??

Jackie said...

Catonine - Well, I have Casey in the pool. I mocked him, too. Sometimes you can't go by first impressions. I could be wrong about Russell -- not about his neck or that awful v-neck Dustin shirt, but ...!

Sydney said...

EEK, the show hasn't even started yet and I am so far behind! Thanks for doing all this Jackie -- the first of MANY MANY thanks!

Sally said...

Catonine--I have Ronnie in the pool too, so I'll be cheering with you. I think it'll be easy to root for him, as he seems like a good guy who could do well in the game.

I'm ready for the season to start. And I really hope that Jessie isn't back!

joy n said...

Russell sounds like an immature clod. 24 and he's always ready for a fight? I'm thinking he and Braden may be bumping heads trying to prove which of them is the king of the mountain. Yawn.

MJ was a talented man, but enough! Hopefully, he's found the peace that seemed to elude him in life.

Thanks, Jackie, for providing this space for us reality junkies.

Margo said...

********POOL REMINDER*********

Swimming Suits are NOT optional
No running
No Roughhousing
No Horseplay
No Name Calling
No Swearing
No Glass containers

We are only here to have fun so everyone please PLAY NICE.

Which ever team wins the Pool gets bragging rites until the next season starts.

The teams as of 3 pm CT are:

Braden – KarenCA, Monty924, DonnaAL
Casey – PDX Granny, Jackie, Patti in kzoo
Chima – Brent McKee, Delee, DonnaFL
Jeff – sizzie, dla, Margo
Jordan – Becky, meb, Lynn1
Kevin – Tessa, NanaNW, Laurie
Laura – nomad, SueGee, Sasha
Lydia – Witt, RBennie, Gaylos
Michele – Sydney, ORKmommy, Susan FL
Natalie – Caroline, Jennasmom, Plaidchick
Ronnie – Sally, Catonine
Russell – TerryCA, Zoetawny
??? – Lars Eller, Feral Cat, Petals

I will fill in the ??? when it is available. If it is more that 1 person I'm gonna have to shuffle some peeps around. I'll keep you posted.

Margo aka Pool Monitor

Anonymous said...

Jackie, Thanks, once again, for giving all of us reality junkies a place to go. I love your blogs and share it with all my friends who are also fans of the show.

Let the games begin!

Catonine said...

When is the first show? Is it tonight or tomorrow? What days of the week do wee get this summer? I hated last years scheduling!

Margo said...

The show starts tomorrow Thursday July 9 and runs Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.

mamawolf said...

many thanks for all the work you do on your wonderful blogs. i look forward to enjoying the season with all.
mamawolf aka judi or

Zoetawny said...

Hey Margo!

I have one question about the pool rules...can I go topless? I can't stand strap marks. I promise I'll lay on my stomach. J/K

How the heck am I going to defend and root for Russel. OY! Sorry Terry, but we're going to have a hard time with this guy. I think his neck looks like a "love muscle". Or...am I being prematurely judgmental? If he turns out to be another Jessie,the tool, I'll be happy to be out of the pool.

I can't believe BB starts tomorrow. I may not be able to watch all of the 3 shows a week but I'm going to make sacrifices. I deserve at least one frivolity, right? I hope my stepson doesn't mind watching BB when I'm at his house.


Thanks for all the sacrifices you make to keep us entertained on this blog.

On a serious note...