Friday, July 31, 2015

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds Bulletin - Nominations - July 31


James promised just about everyone in the house safety. He had to go back on his word to somebody.

Shelli and Clay on the block.

Kerfuffles abound.

More later tonight!

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds Overnight into Friday - July 31

New power in town

If you haven't checked it out yet, take a gander at my post from the HoH comp last night. Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of A Better Regime:
  • Oh my! I can't believe they took down Jace's photo from the Memory Wall and replaced it with Julia! That's cold.
  • James promised Shelli that she, Clay and Johnny Mac (the last three on the wall besides him) would be safe from both nomination and blindside.
  • He's a guy who's proud of his word. Might this be the time to be like everyone else and go back on it?
  • Poor Austin is in hot water with Julia for telling Jason her name.
  • Heehee.
  • Julia does not care for him, not at all. She told Liz he disgusts her and she can't fake being nice to him.
  • They all called her the nicer twin before. Now we know she's the smarter one, too.
  • I like Julia so much better than I like Liz!
  • Julia told Liz she hopes they target Austin.
  • Liz tried to do damage control about Austin. But we all know she's just playing him along anyway.
  • Vanessa realized that, as much as she's done for Shelli, she was NOT in the deal for safety. Her name never came up and she couldn't play for HoH herself.
  • Meg can't stop smiling.
  • In other news, Julia was surprised that Johnny Mac noticed her crown. Hey, he is a dentist after all!
  • Steve feels bad that he's been the first out in two endurance comps. 
  • He should feel bad. If he makes it near the end, there's always a huge endurance comp. He needs to step up his game.
  • I don't think he wanted the HoH anyway. But, still ...!
  • After she talked to James, Vanessa thinks she's safe.
  • Maybe. Maybe not.
  • James told Austin and the twinz that they should be safe this week, but need to back him if he makes a big move.
  • Hmm. The names being tossed around by him and those in his group are Clay and Austin more than anyone else.
  • Shelli is backtracking with Vanessa, saying she never wanted to put Jason on the block.
  • To the tapes, I say!
  • Or: Liar, liar pants on fire.
  • Now she's trying to spin the same tale to James as I write this up.
  • James seems to be seriously considering breaking his word and might very well put Clay on the block.
  • I guess we'll know later tonight!

Will Steve be safe?

Jace gone missing, Julia in his place


Who wants to see my HoH room?

Julia doesn't like him. Heh.

Happy Jackie


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds HOH Endurance Comp - July 30

Once the live feeds come back, this post will be updated with the events as they occur (and screen caps, too). Refresh the page to get the latest!

The live feeds haven't returned yet. When we last left the show, stuffed eagles were flying into them.

Feeds up 10:10pm ET. It looks like all still up.

10:10 PM ET
10:15 PM ET - Austin uncomfortable

All still in at 10:17pm ET.
Steady water pelting down as they are tilted forward.
10:22pm ET - Blinding lightning.

Meg at 10:25pm ET - All still in

The wind and feathers blown at them at 10:30pm ET was a fail. All still in. Now the birds are hitting them again. Austin's sandpaper foot tape on the ledge came off.

Steve, then Austin down at 10:36pm ET.

Steve and Austin out in that order.
Liz in trouble at 10:41 PM ET

But she remains up. Now we have Jeffish, feeds blocked. Meg and Liz out at 10:42pm ET. I think it's Liz anyway.

Jackie sturdy at 10:47pm ET

Correction of above -- I think it's Julia out, not Liz. Y'know, they're twins and all. One of them is still up!

A couple of minutes (so far) of fish cam and feeds block at 10:53pm ET. I bet someone else went down. Grr.

Feeds back after gone a few minutes

10:58pm ET - Clay, Shelli, James, John, Jackie, Becky and Liz still in it.
More birds attack.

Bird attack at 11pm ET

11:06pm ET - Rain, lightning and birds.

Johnny Mac hanging in

11:15pm ET - John, James, Jackie, Liz, Becky, Shelli and Clay still in

We've been at a lull for a few minutes. Nothing happening with the wall or effects.

11:20pm ET - the ledges are moving in and out or up and down (or both). The 11:15 list of people all still in.

11:21pm ET - Jackie out.
11:22pm ET - Liz out.

11:26pm ET - James, Clay, Shelli, Becky and Johnny Mac still in it.
Fish going on for a bit.
11:29pm ET - Rain and lightning again.

Quad cam lightning 11:30pm ET

James at 11:35pm ET

11:36pm ET - Becky down. 
James, Clay, Shelli and Johnny Mac remain.

11:37pm ET - Clay down.

11:40pm ET - We have fish cam. Before feeds cut away - James, Shelli and Johnny Mac the only remaining ones.

11:43pm ET quad cam

11:46pm ET - More rain and lightning. The three hanging in.

11:53pm ET - Rain stopped. All three hanging in. Johnny Mac and Shelli look more solid than James.

11:56pm ET - Clay shouts to Johnny Mac that he has no worries. No words of assurance to James.

11:57pm ET - Johnny Mac down. Shelli dealing with James for safety for her, Clay and Johnny Mac. 

11:58pm ET - James is the new HoH. Unfortunately, he's probably going to keep being a man of his word and Shelli and Clay (and Johnny Mac) will be safe, not nominated, not backdoored. I don't mind that Johnny Mac stays safe. The other two? I think you know.

Big Brother 17: Live Eviction, HOH Show Blog Party - July 30

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Good evening! Ready for a blog party? Tonight's the big eviction! Either Becky of Jason will be out the door before jury.

Before we get into it, here are the latest blog pool standings:

Austin - Petals, Tammy, marthalight, Dr_Celine
Becky - Glenn, Jackie, Indiana Jane, Brian
Clay - FairieGoddess0714, QuixoticElf, DonnaNY, JonMD1267
James - uncartie, Marlo, Jackie~juju, ML
Jason - Witt, Sharon, WolfpackRed
John - Sasha, lynn1, clover
Liz - Skyriverblue, jo Chapman, monty924
Meg - Sharon S, Merrilee, MikesGirl
Shelli - Delee, Sharon N, chrob
Steve - KelseyNY, Carrie, K
Vanessa - Chacha, Heather Reyes, T-Town Chick
Jace - Becky in TX, CherylinNC, JOKATS, CaelaXO
Da'Vonne - jessica UNderwood, SueGee, Ed in Ohio, Nickelpeed
Jeff - No pool people due to being announced late in cast
Audrey - David, Chase, Orkmommy, Nicole K 

As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest. As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!

Let's get this party started!

Twins will both be in the house and an "epic battle of endurance" ahead. Then into recap. (I will cover any endurance comps live time in a separate post once the live feeds return.)

Julie tells us that Jason wasn't the only one blindsided. We know that. It dawns on Jason that Shelli and Clay seem to have been behind every eviction. Can he use that information? Austin is smug. Clay denies knowing about Jason going up to Meg. When Meg confronts Vanessa, she tells her it was Clay and Shelli.

Shelli lies to Jackie and tells her she never wanted Jason to go. Jackie sees through the lie. She is also onto Clay and Shelli having a hand in deciding every eviction. 

Heh. Shelli is freaking out because she realizes she and Clay are going to be targets. Clay devises a plan to scare Shelli and Clay into thinking the house (and Becky) will target them next.

A segment on Johnny Mac from his practice at home.

To the living room.
Becky - Strong players in room, genuine kind people, hard being next to Jason, friendship means everything.
Jason - Thank you all. Vote for the person who will help your long term game ... me. No regrets.

The votes to evict:
Austin - Jason
Meg - Becky
Liz - Jason
James - Becky
Steve - Jason
Jackie - Jason
Shelli - Jason
Clay - Jason
John - Jason

By a vote of 7 to 2, Jason is evicted.

Julia is about to find out her fate (which she already knew). She can go into the house. Julie puts an end to the speculation of a twin twist. (Like they never figured it out.) Julia enters.

Julia announces the game is resetting and the Battle of the Block is over. Grueling battle of endurance for the first solo HoH of the season ahead.

HoH comp - On the Edge - They're each on a crumbling cliff. Last one remaining wins. Of course, the wall titles. I'm suire they will get pelted by something. Yep, a storm is brewing and rain is coming down.

I will be creating another post with screen caps and updates on the comp. The endurance comp post is up right here.

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds Overnight into Thursday - July 30

Now, if I stay ...

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Anxiety Acne:

  • Jason packed his stuff up and is all but sure he's going to go home.
  • Yet, Meg egged him on to keep trying.
  • After all, if he goes, she loses her only real friend and confidante in the house.
  • Poor Meg.
  • Vanessa has applied for TAR and Survivor in addition to BB.
  • Lots of childhood, hometown and such talk.
  • Austin thinks Jason probably isn't liked all that much by America.
  • Hmm. I think Jason is more popular with fans than Austin. Austin blew a lot of his possible game by acting like an idiot with the Liz no-mance. 
  • The fact that he doesn't realize it's a no-mance is making many of the fans mock him.
  • Including me.
  • Liz reaffirmed that she doesn't like Austin, this time to Steve.
  • Austin and Jackie had a long talk and mended fences.
  • Well, on the surface, the fences are mended. But it's like painting over rusted barbwire.
  • It won't be long before the rust and barbs work their way through.
  • Jason began his campaign, this time with even more gusto ... even saying he'd go after Jackie.
  • Of course, Jackie has told him that she will vote to keep him.
  • We'll see.
  • I don't think Chelli is buying what he's selling.
  • Despite his valiant efforts, I think Jason will be a goner tonight.

I'm telling a story here!

Talk about boredom

Bowling for no dollars

What will happen?

At least I'm safe right now

Imagine if I stay ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds Wednesday into the Evening - July 29

Is this a poker face?

I realize I was a bit lackadaisical and didn't post a live feeds report this morning. But there really hasn't been a great deal going on in the house. And, I felt the need for naps. Since I last posted, here are the happenings from inside that Big Brother House of Assorted Alliances:
  • When Meg confronted Shelli and Clay about it being their doing that Jason went on the block, they denied it. They claimed they were trying to get Vanessa to put Jackie on the block.
  • That's actually kind of truthful.
  • Clay just skipped the part that Jason's been one of his targets all along.
  • During an overnight talk between Jackie, Meg, James and Jason, it sounded like there might be a chance to save Jason.
  • I doubt that will happen.
  • Although, to make it clear, I'd personally prefer Jason to stay in the house over Becky. He entertains me more. And, of course, it's all about me and what I prefer!
  • No?
  • Huh.
  • Clay and Shelli gave Meg a glimmer of hope that they might see things her way.
  • They don't.
  • Jackie has come to the realization that she's the next big target for the others.
  • Oops. 
  • Can she save Jason?
  • Probably not.
  • But now they think they have Shelli and Clay on their side.
  • They don't.
  • Jason tries to convince Chelli that Austin is gunning for them and, if they save him (Jason), it will give Austin a better target.
  • Um. 
  • Nah.
  • Becky is continuing to work with Vanessa, Clay and Shelli.
  • However, after Jason goes this week, she's sure to be expendable to them.
  • Vanessa went over many pros about Jason with Clay and Shelli.
  • Nope, ain't gonna keep him.
  • They might let Jackie THINK they might keep him.
  • But that's as far as that will go.
  • Clay thinks one of the other side needs to win HoH so that Austin and the twins will be targeted.
  • Jackie has switched from a Becky advocate to trying to save Jason.
  • That's confusing the others.
  • Becky doesn't know Jackie has switched, but the others are storing the info for future ammo against Jackie.
  • The last few hours have been no game talk, lots of chess and nail polishing.
  • I think I need another nap.

Or is this a poker face?

Leading Austin on

Can Jason get the votes to stay?

Meg will be a little lost lamb

They can't cuddle in dentist chairs

I love getting bad screen caps.

This dentist isn't killing lions.

Big Brother 17: Power of Veto Show Blog Party - July 29

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Good evening! Ready for a blog party?

As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest. As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!

Let's get this party started!

Recap, recap, recap.

Aw, poor Shelli is upset that Clay is on the block. And, Vanessa isn't happy that she remains HoH and the plan to backdoor Austin will be on her hands. James is apologetic over winning the BOB when he was supposed to lose. Liz is very suspicious that James might have thrown the comp. Austin thinks they might have been trying to set up Liz. Of course, he thinks Steve is the backdoor target.

Liz tells us that she doesn't like Austin in a romantic way. Meanwhile, he's starting to be head over heels. Sucks to be him, eh?

Time to pick players for the veto comp! Vanessa draws first, gets Houseguest's Choice and goes for Shelli, Clay draws Johnny Mac, Becky draws Liz.

Jason, the PoV comp host, announces it's time to Get Nutty. They're dressed like squirrels. (Unlike what Meg says about not doing squirrels in NYC, they do, too. Washington Square Park even has black squirrels.) They have send nuts down a chute, retrieve them and collect them. Jason pronounces squirrel as squarel.

Clay wins the PoV! Becky cries. She's lost three comps in a row. But this one leaves her on the block. She thinks the plan to backdoor Austin is still in the works, though. Silly gal. Fickle is Vanessa.

Vanessa thinks she must tell Liz the backdoor Austin plan. She tells her that Austin told Jason about the twins. Liz knew it already. Then she said that Jason said Austin said everyone needs to go after Julia. "I don't even like him," she whines. Liz thinks they're down an alliance number if Austin goes out and he was (stupidly) trying to protect her.

Now it's time for Austin to beg for his life. I already saw this on the feeds. It went on forever. She sends him on to convince Shelli and Clay that he has a case to stay. He begs to them.

Note that Clay has a mini-Trump thing going on with his hair. Ew.

The Outback dinner prize is going down. Each can choose a guest. Vanessa, Becky. Liz, Austin. James, Clay. A good time was had by all.

Shelli works on Vanessa to not backdoor Austin and Clay backs her up. Vanessa says she can't put up Jackie because she gave her word. Jason is looking like the likely target.

Time for the veto meeting. Clay saves himself. Vanessa puts Jason up in his place. Many look confused.

I'll be posting a live feeds update later on tonight. Stay tuned!

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds Tuesday into the Evening - July 28

Johnny Mac chillin' in his PJ pants

Good evening. Welcome to the live feeds update report of Big Brother, Got Lots of Pretty Pictures for you, but Not Much Action:
  • Jason is pretty resigned to the fact he'll go home this week.
  • He's not campaigning against Becky. 
  • If he was up against someone like Steve, I'm sure he'd be going at it to stay.
  • While Becky and Jason were talking, she thinks the vote will probably be 6-3. He thinks he only has Meg and perhaps one other. He thinks the hinky voter will be a no-show this week to cast the blame on him, but will reappear in a few weeks.
  • Becky really wants to target Steve.
  • Jason advised her to go for the other side's peripheral "characters" like Austin or Steve. After all, they're the puppets of that alliance.
  • Clay and Shelli are getting the heat over the Jason nomination.
  • Jason said any superfans shouldn't admit it when coming in the house.
  • After all, people who watched two seasons of the show in pre-season sequester are staying in the house longer than he is.
  • I say he perhaps should have upped his game a bit more.
  • I do kind of wish they had had an endurance comp before he got the boot (yeah, I know he hasn't gotten the boot yet, but surely will). He is super built to do well in endurance. He weighs nothing and is wiry!
  • The HoH camera came out.
  • Whoopie pickle.
  • Clay and Shelli think Jackie should be targeted next week.
  • A whole lot of internet, phone, computers, past season talking going on.
  • A whole lot of nuthin' going on.

Eek! I have an arm!

He's one with the squirrel

Put a shirt on. Geez.


Can she fight the power?

What will she do without Jason?

Not as in as he thinks

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Big Brother 17: Live Feeds Overnight into Tuesday - July 28

Power moves in chess, not in BB
Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of You Got to Know When to Hold 'em, Know When to Fold 'em:
  • Vanessa feels bad about "taking away Jason's dreams."
  • To me, that's the sad part about him going so early -- which I have no doubts he will this week.
  • He's wanted to be in the house since he was ten years old. He has a dead-end job in a supermarket which he lost by going on the show and he lives in his mother's basement.
  • Of course, if he were to win a half-million, he's one of the ones most likely to just blow through the money quickly, not spending any wisely (such as paying for education).
  • It's sad.
  • But, he knows the game. He should have been playing a bit more strategically.
  • Meanwhile, Vanessa tried doing some damage control.
  • Somehow, the blame for it all seems to be casting suspicion on Clay and Shelli.
  • Hmm.
  • Jason is helping that along by telling his buddies that they won't even look at him and knew all along he was the plan.
  • James is really, really ticked. He feels used. 
  • Vanessa keeps trying to tell everyone it wasn't just her decision, but it was indeed a last minute decision.
  • Shelli tried to console Jason and tell him he should fight to stay.
  • Jason, probably reading the cards better than Vanessa even, realizes that he has little chance to remain instead of Becky.
  • I feel that way, too. It's kind of hopeless even though I'd rather watch Jason on the live feeds than Becky.
  • Vanessa and Jackie talked about BB17 being flip-floppers and indecisive.
  • You don't say!
  • Oh, gosh. I don't think I can like Steve anymore. He was a Christine fan, even writing to her after the season.
  • Ew! Ew!
  • So, it looks like Jason should go this week and, if the power changes next week, it's likely Shelli (maybe Clay) will be a likely target.
  • I'd still go for getting Austin out because he's creepy over Liz and, since the twins will both come in, he can go away.

How will I rid myself from him in September?

Let me blame it all on Chelli

I'm not happy, not.

Earned more $ than in his real job