”Big Brother”: Bully for you!
Well, they’re obviously celebrating like its New Year’s Eve over at CBS. This season’s most notorious player has survived like a roach post-Armageddon, guaranteeing at least one more week of fairly good ratings for Big Brother, if not an incredible surge in page views on the ad-supported CBS.com. (I, like you, am starting to think something’s up with Dick’s strange, if not dubious, distinction as the Most Favorite Player on the website — chosen, theoretically by fans.) Good God, I’m speechless.
I’m not exactly sure where things went so tragically wrong, though it likely involved Dick shouting about a million variations of b—h, f— or c— at somebody in the yard. Wait, I remember what happened now: that idiot Dustin offered himself as a pawn when Dick took Daniele off the block! Why Jessica only considered members of her own alliance as replacements and not Jen and Zach is beyond my comprehension. Why weren’t these two even remotely considered?
Poor little shell-shocked Dustin: so confident that he was going to stay, he forgot to change his shirt! Josh Wolk must ask him at the exit Q&A how much that thing smells. And I found it terribly unfair that the producers went to Gonorrhea Joe, not sympathetic friends and family (a privilege that was obviously afforded to Dick a week earlier) to provide outside testimony on Dustin’s game. Mean old producers! If I had to find one thing entertaining about Dustin’s unexpected ouster, it would be the moment toward the end of the show when Julie abruptly cut off Amber as she blubbered on about her little evicted buddy. Ah, the Chenbot — never ceases to botch the broadcast. Puffy shirt, though — nice!
Of course, I blame Jen for Dustin’s fate and am now revoking my unwavering support. First, she attempts to sway Jessica into thinking that Dustin can’t be trusted because he’s in a secret alliance with Dick. Then, she turns around and teams up with the man who’s made her life miserable since Day One. Who the hell is this woman, reality TV’s version of Hedda Nussbaum? I’m convinced Jen’s decision to align with Dick will come back to haunt her: Dick has already indicated on the feeds that he’d like to see Jameka and Amber nominated and Jen backdoored. It’s clear that she — like Eric, Jessica, and Zach — see the benefit of keeping Dick around. Surely, the jury won’t want to reward him after behaving so deplorably in the house, right? But I can see the plan backfiring (Jen, Zach, and Eric can’t win against Dick) and then we’ll be left with another anticlimactic win like the one we had last year: the much-reviled Boogie walking away with the cash. God, I hate that feeling; watching someone win who behaved so badly. We will all belabor this point well beyond this summer, but there’s no comparing shrewd and intelligent players like BB2’s Will and BB3’s Danielle with amateur bullies like Dick. Yep, he’s a train wreck; yes, he brings out the rubbernecker in all of us. But you’ll never convince me his vitriol is strategic. Never!
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