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Big Brother 8: Joe Has Got to Go!

Posted by Ryan on July 5, 2007

I just watched the first episode of Big Brother Season 8 tonight and I’ve come to this conclusion:  Joe sucks!  But seriously folks, he needs to get voted off now!  He made two really dumb mistakes on the first day in the Big Brother House:

  1. The eleven House guests were told that three more people were joining them.  Suddenly, when the House found out that three of them were having enemies join them in the House, Joe turned from nice funny gay-guy to wretched, potentially back-stabbing bitty, showing how quickly and severe his emotions and composure can turn.
  2. So, he started telling a story about his ex-boyfriend, Dustin, who gave him the clap (mysteriously, of course) who was a lying back-stabbing meanie… just two minutes before Dustin walked down the stairs to join the rest of the House!  I mean, who does that?  In front of people you just met and will be competing against for $500,000, go shouting that you caught gonorrhea from your ex-boyfriend who actually might come down those stairs– and in this case did!

So, Joe has to go for two reasons:  he’s too emotional to trust with the ever realigning alliances in Big Brother, and there is now a huge “ick” factor surrounding him.  Personally, I’ve never seen a reality show where a contestant tells everyone in the first episode they had an STD.  That’s just not normal.  Oh, wait.  Real World 3: who could forget Pedro!

CBS photo.

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Big Brother 8 Starts Tonight! But First

Posted by Mike on July 5, 2007

The wait is over. The eighth season of Big Brother kicks off this evening at 8 PM on CBS. With All-Stars airing last summer, this season will feature the first new cast in two years. A quick glance at the official Big Brother website predictably shows a cast that looks as boring and phony as can be. This is always the first impression; however, first impressions can be misleading. No cast look more artificial and unentertaining before the premiere than Season six, but that was the cast that gave us Janelle and the Jedi.

Every season in recent memory has operated around a theme. This season’s theme is enemies. According to CBS, some of the Houseguests will play the game with someone from their past, someone they thought and hoped they would never see again. It will be interesting to see which enemies target each other and which bury their differences and form alliances.

Over the last few weeks, I posted videos from seasons past mostly because I couldn’t wait for the new season. Since it is still technically “pre-season”, I figured I would post one last video. This clip is a tribute to the woman who hosts the program, Julie “Chenbot” Chen. Chen is not the best television personality out there. In fact, she is robotic and usually downright incompetent. However, her routine is so bad that is actually entertaining and still manages to give Big Brother some of its charm. The show wouldn’t be the same without her.

So the season begins tonight, but first

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Tony Snow Knocks the Clintons

Posted by Ryan on July 5, 2007

I like this kind of stuff… you know, Conservatives actually responding to Lib criticism!  Tony Snow, upon hearing that John Conyers is going to have hearing to investigate the commuting of Libby’s sentence by the White House, replied that Conyers could just “knock himself out” with that task and asked Conyers to look into January 20, 2001 (the day that BJ pardoned 140 people including a fugitive criminal Marc Rich and those Puerto Rican FALN terrorists) while he’s at it. 

This is just another example of how the Left is trying to criminalize politics.  It is Bush’s right as the chief executive to pardon whoever he wants.  You may not like it, but it is still Bush’s constitutional right and in this case it’s not even a full pardon!  BJ Clinton even called what Bush did consistent with the Bush team’s philosophy that “the law is a minor obstacle.”  His “wife”, She Who Must Not Be Named, linked this to Bush’s effort to “stifle dissent.” Classic projection.

Ha!  I love this kind of hypocrisy on the part of the Left.  Do they think we’re stupid?  Do they think those that pay attention do not have memories?  However, most of the time, the Right doesn’t fight back and lets these things slide playing that “new-tone” nonsense. 

Pic from Sydney Morning Herald.

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