I Vote to Evict "Big
Those who read my last OTB
piece know that I enjoy Big Brother very much. Even so,
there are some events from the past few weeks that have
taken away some of the fun.
On episode 18, the HOH game was Face the Facts.
Everything is fine until April, Beau and Janelle are the
last ones and compete in a tiebreaker question. The
question asked how many lightbulbs were in the SOLD OUT
sign used in a Battleship-type game for a luxury
competition. Janelle holds up the number "300", but
upside down. After Julie prompts her, Janelle changes
her answer to 275. The correct answer was 286, so
Janelle was declared the winner, even after answers were
supposed to be locked in. Beau should have won that
competition, since Janelle went over. Bad producers!
Bad! If Janelle were any other kind of person, I
wouldn't mind so much, but she is who she is, and I
don't like her one bit. Those who have seen the show
would know why.
I know that the key to these shows is conflict and
interesting characters/personalities, but I would love
to see Howie walk out the door tomorrow. His relentless
baiting of April earlier in the game was reprehensible.
Then, we have his shenanigans from last night's episode.
I tells ya, if you were to reach into my bag of Reese's
Pieces without asking, I hope you weren't too attached
to those fingers, because you aren't getting them back.
I want him gone so very badly.
The most recent Head of Household game had players
answering questions based on which of two contestants
had answered a question in a particular way from their
entrance questionnaire. Not terribly interesting, since
it's a race to score as many as possible. They soup it
up by having players place magnetically charged disks on
the appropriate side to answer. A little better, I
suppose. But the thing that cinches it is that some of
the questions used in the game had players who were
currently competing in the competition as choices. It's
inexcusable when there are ten other contestants to use
to have to have that happen.
On the upside, there are only three weeks left in the
show, so my suffering will end soon. Of course, "The
Amazing Race" begins their bastardized Family edition
soon. Survivor gets all of my attention this fall.
Travis Eberle has had just about enough of this
year's Orwellian-inspired contest. Console him at