New “Will & Grace”????!!!!

The old gang reunited to have a hilarious 9 minutes about the upcoming election and it’s absolutely amazing.  I miss this show so damn much…I think it needs to come back permanently as they’ve still all got it.  Will, Grace, Karen & Jack?!  Yes, please!

And oh yeah, Hillary, knock it out of the park tonight at the debates!  Shouldn’t be hard considering the competition.

Two Pauls Enter, One Remains

BB18 Episodes 26-29: August 17,18,19 & 21, 2016

<– Previously, Paulie Gets a Surprise

You’d be smokin some Whitney-level crack if you think I’m going to do much in the way of recapping FOUR episodes, one of which was just a reason to insert the season recap clip show much earlier in the season than usual.  No, what you’ll get here is a much abbreviated and to the point review as I’ve got so much Jeopardy! studying to still do.  So much.

My headline above really doesn’t work for what happened this past Sunday, so let’s get into what it DOES pertain to, as I really wanted to use that headline.

Paulie, You Had It Comin’

BB18_Ep27_PaulieOutAnd I don’t envy your first day in the jury house.  But first, let’s recap what unraveled your game:

  • Your scheming heart wrote some BB checks that ended up bouncing but you were the one who had to pay.  Tortured metaphor much?  Anyway, your bud Paul caught wind of and also noticed for himself that you and he had different goals.  Thus, Paul happily convinced Victor to nominate you.
  • No one was unhappy at this turn of events.  Your attacks on Natalie, and by the transitive property, James, removed part of your support.  Bridgette and Michelle had done quite a bit of work to make sure everyone knew your dirty laundry.
  • Victor still harbored a grudge against you for blindsiding him back in Week 2, and once the tables had turned and Paul convinced him to target you, that ship was gonna sail.  More tortured metaphors!
  • Your pity parties were just sad.  Like, when a golden boy who has been genetically blessed and has had everything go his way in the house up until this point suddenly stops getting his way, throwing a tantrum is not a good look.  In fact, it makes you look like a fucking spoiled brat.  Your hotness factor will be deducted accordingly.

BB18_Ep27_StillSoCuteButSoDoucheyOkay, points restored.  You’re still pretty hot.  But a hot douche nonetheless.  Never forget.

Other Notes From the Eviction and Special Friday Episode:

  • 5-0 eviction is pretty decisive.  Corey wasn’t ever in danger.
  • I do enjoy the occasional Rachel update….okay, no, I don’t.  I’ll admit that I’m surprised as fuck she and Brendan are still together.  And now there’s a baby.  But enough.  Get a job.
  • The Jury House:  Seeing DaVonne again was wonderful.  I am still so sad she’s not able to comment on the goings-on.  LOVED her facial expressions when Zakiyah was explaining the Paulie situation….like, GIRL, YOU DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND???  I also liked Bridgette arriving and loudly and forcefully announcing Paulie better be coming to the jury house right after her.  She certainly ensured that outcome could happen, and well, we all know it did turn out that way.  Fun times in the Jury House to come!
  • Stupid Games, a random concert from Ziggy Marley, and more of Victor being a dick.  What’s NOT to love???  Seriously, Victor is such a douche, it makes Paulie look absolutely normal in comparison.  Please tell me he goes home soon.

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A Bummer of a Farewell to Gawker.com

One of my favorite websites is going dark today, after having been sued into oblivion and put out to pasture.  Many think that Gawker is getting what has long been coming to them, but the actual machinations of what occurred seems to be complete bullshit and cast quite a bit of doubt on this being Gawker’s “just desserts.”

Frankly, I’m just going to miss there being a website where all sorts of DGAF happen, calling out shit when shit needs to be called out.  Also, plenty of funny pieces of writing were there, as were some really dumb and stupid stories.  But it almost always could be counted on as a great way to find out what was going on in the world.  The commenting section of the site was always an endless rabbit hole of conversation too, although for me, I’ve never felt comfortable throwing my 2 cents into the wind outside of this here website.  When you would read some of the fabulously witty things written in the comments, that would be reason enough for me to bow back into the shadows.

The other sites in the Gawker Media empire will remain, including Kotaku (for which I am very grateful as that is the best video games site), but there’s going to be a big glaring hole in the webspace where previously a great bit of snark and fanfare used to be.  🙁

http://gawker.com/how-things-work-1785604699

And We’re Back, As It Just Got Interesting

BB18 Episode 25 – August 14, 2016

<– Previously, I Was OVER This Season

I went a whole like TWO or THREE episodes there.  The Executives alliance and the total dickishness of many of the guys in it was just not my cup of tea.  And lo and behold, it seems the Big Brother producers read this here blog as they went and remedied that situation stat:  as of last night’s episode, that bromance alliance is kaput.  Donezo.  Hasta la vista, baby.   How’d this happen?

We Can Thank Michelle & Bridgette

Honestly, their work in getting Zakiyah out the door last week as the first eviction during Double Elimination was instrumental, as it broke up the “PP” alliance of Paul & Paulie.  Neither agreed on who should go home between Michelle & Zakiyah, and it was clear to Paul that Paulie was just using him and didn’t want to have anything go in Paul’s favor.  Then Bridgette rallied the other side of the house to make a move against Paulie by targeting Zakiyah, getting James on board to use his power of knocking two votes out.  As we saw in the beginning of this episode, that information did get out to Paulie ahead of time and he of course turned his asshole meter up to 11.  Where the fuck did the fairly sweet Paulie go from Month 1?  As this current incarnation has totally lost his mind, and is showing that Cody definitely got the chill vibes of the family.

So then Zakiyah goes, followed immediately by Bridgette due to the Fluke of the Century win by Corey of HoH AND Veto, and it certainly seemed like the “Executives” had made up, but nope nope nope…

Paul & Paulie Are NOT Good

BB18_Ep25_PaulieSeeingHisGameCrashing BB18_Ep25_PPOver_PaulOverItThis bromance is completely over.  They exchange platitudes about moving forward and all that, but Paulie doesn’t trust Paul anymore and Paul is well aware that Paulie’s gameplay is erratic and destructive after witnessing his reaction to Natalie’s conversations and just knowing that Paulie only has Paulie’s interests in mind.  Paul is ready to make some moves and go big game hunting for once.

BB18_Ep25_PaulVictorEmergeAnd happily for Paul, he’s got his original buddy from the newbies to work with, Victor.  It’s clear that Paul is running that twosome for his own purposes and Victor is all too easily manipulated accordingly.  At this point, I’m totally down for a Paul win this season, as he’s really the only one left that has been hustling every fucking second to stay in the house and win.  Let’s see if he can pull it off.

HoH for Victor, But Let’s Be Honest….

BB18_Ep25_HoHComp BB18_Ep25_HoH_VicWinsStep 1 for Paul’s plan is to ensure that Paulie doesn’t win HoH.  Sure enough, that goal comes to pass as in the end of this competition, it’s Paul vs Victor, with Victor grabbing the win.  Or Paul hands it to him, Continue reading And We’re Back, As It Just Got Interesting

So, Yeah, This Will Be Happening

I got a call today that indeed, even if I don’t get on as an Alternate on my initial taping opportunity later this month, I WILL get on the following week.  HO-LEE SHIT.  You guys, this is really really happening.  So many things to keep brushing up on to make sure I don’t completely embarrass myself!  Current things I’m having to focus on:

  • U.S. Presidents
  • World Geography
  • Sports recent events

I’m sure those are easy to study and remember.  🙂