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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:42 am 
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There were the usual caricatures of HMs and stick persons - Callum's was strange though. In it he bore the weight of the world on his shoulders, resisting the force of a central explosion, and there was a long dark tunnel at the end of a straight road through which he swore there was light. The odd thing was that he was the only HM in the picture. The Twins think he needs therapy - that may well be true.


Most geniuses need therapy! Callum is the only original in the house. Well, Gina, too. For that alone, he or she should win.

It seemed somehow symbolic that Gina bears out Hazel's own opinion of herself by seeing evil in her eyes. The camera shots are not close enough for viewers to judge, but I am prepared to believe Gina sees evil in them. And then Charlie tries to gouge Hazel's eyes out with a cucumber! Only on BB!

Still, in the main, the haunting figures in the BB sponsored advert for 'S*perc*sino' (asterisks because this forum does not allow you to post the full name of this company), -- i.e. the blonde woman striding toward the table, the cool laconic guy with untidy hair but handsome face etc and the spinning chip and the no. 17 or the no. 20 -- are far more interesting than this set of HMs in general!

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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
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Marion Arnott wrote:
There were the usual caricatures of HMs and stick persons - Callum's was strange though. In it he bore the weight of the world on his shoulders, resisting the force of a central explosion, and there was a long dark tunnel at the end of a straight road through which he swore there was light. The odd thing was that he was the only HM in the picture. The Twins think he needs therapy - that may well be true.


Most geniuses need therapy! Callum is the only original in the house. Well, Gina, too. For that alone, he or she should win.

It seemed somehow symbolic that Gina bears out Hazel's own opinion of herself by seeing evil in her eyes. The camera shots are not close enough for viewers to judge, but I am prepared to believe Gina sees evil in them. And then Charlie tries to gouge Hazel's eyes out with a cucumber! Only on BB!

Still, in the main, the haunting figures in the BB sponsored advert for 'S*perc*sino' (asterisks because this forum does not allow you to post the full name of this company), -- i.e. the blonde woman striding toward the table, the cool laconic guy with untidy hair but handsome face etc and the spinning chip and the no. 17 or the no. 20 -- are far more interesting than this set of HMs in general!



You sound war weary yourself, Des. Spinning chips forsooth!
Callum is a fascinating HM; Gina has been losing her edge this week (or airtime) but has charisma; Dexter is a marvellous creation (albeit self made); Dan was a suberb caricature.

But these fine HMs have been stunted by BB's predilection for twists and turns and injustices, and dare I say, the desire to control his material. Why can't he let the HMs be - develop and grow their own way? BB should have more trust in them; they are in themselves interesting. But i think they have reached the stage where they are paralysed by too many twists. And too much editing. I don't believe that Gina has been silent this week or that Dexter has been docile. The attention of the cameras is now on Callum. BBs winner?


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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
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I agree with Marion's 'stunted' view.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
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I agree with Marion's 'stunted' view.


And Supercasino is possible to write here after all.



What is currently giving me the horrors is that Big Characters will be evicted this week and we'll be left with those ghastly twins, Sophie and Sam the Sleeper. And it's all on the throw of a dice!


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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:08 pm 
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'I Haven't Pissed Anybody Off This Week...'

Cucumber was top of the agenda tonight. Charlie reckoned that they'd all had good conversations last night until cucumber intervened. It was a bit like school, she said.
Well, in all my years' teaching I have never seen a cucumber intervention, but I'll keep an eye out in future.
Hazel told Dexter that she and Charlie hadn't exchanged a word since last night and since Charlie was so far out of line, she wondered if she would get an apology. Dexter thought not. Meanwhile, Charlie was at her glib best with Sam, explaining away last night's row and stressing her difficulties in keeping her big mouth shut. She is quite determined that she is not at fault.
However, today is nominations day and so Charlie apologised (it was all a dreadful mistake) and Hazel accepted it (Charlie was drunk, she said, and thanked goodness that they both hadn't been) and they hugged and hugged and were BFF once more.

Callum volunteered to power the shower for Dexter. He made a great big point of having cleared up the cucumber debris in the kitchen - no one had noticed that he had, you see - and guilt tripped Hazel into powering Dexter's shower. He thanked her fulsomely for 'sharing the load' and got back to his dishes, sighing. A martyr's life is not an easy one.

Today's task was silly - Dexter had to follow Sophie about and Hazel to follow Dexter and Gina to follow Hazel and so on. It took them an age to cotton on but when they did they enjoyed a rousing conga. It sure beats eating Scorpion toast. The conga seemed to raise Joe's spirits and he decided to be entertaining again by repeating the same questions rapid fire over and over and over again. It's a small miracle that no one gave him a slap. He and his brother were much taken up with what life will like when they get out of the house. Joe thinks life will never be the same again - yeah, loads of modelling contracts await and fame and fortune and boatloads of beautiful people.

Nominations swiftly followed. The twins actually nominated Callum for sayinhg 'Oi' to them. Callum was deemed inappropriate and creepy by Dexter and too touchy-feely by Sophie. Amazingly, Charlie nommed Callum too - for putting words in her mouth and finishing her sentences. It was all great fun until BB announced the nominations (Hazel, Twins, Dexter and Callum) and replayed an audio of what everyone had said. Poor Callum - stabbed in the back by Charlie The twins were furious and Dexter was resigned - and he had thought he hadn't pissed anyone off this week.

Still, Dexter had some consolation in a session bitching about Callum. Sophie called him a creep-bag and cheesy. Others thought he was an actor. Dexter said he was just a good liar. On the other side of the house, Callum and friends had plenty to say about Dexter.

Gina, Dexter and Callum discussed their experience of BB. Dexter said he had had a hard time until he started to come out of himself. He meant that in the early days he'd been nominated every time. Forgot to consider that now he has come out of himself, he is still being nominated every time.

Callum was irritated that Dexter hadn't told him about how he felt about all those nominations. Dexter said he hadn't because everyone was having a rough rise. Gina kicked in with her feeling that she and dexter had had the worst experiences. Dexter was suddenly angry, Some people, he declared, some people had had a very easy time indeed.

And indeed that's true - Sam the Sleeper resides in the house, pristine and free of nominations. So does Sophie. And we are at risk of losing Callum, Dexter or Hazel if the Ghastly Twins aren't kicked out. And if there are two evictions this week, even if the Twins go, we will lose another big character while Sam snoozes and Sophie scowls.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:45 am 
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Callum nominated Dexter, saying that he should be in prison because talking such utter crap for so long is surely against the law.
If that were true, our prisons would be even more overcrowded and most of us would have to be allowed to stay at home to continue our illegal ways unpunished. That sounds like a good SF plot to write...

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Sam the Sleeper resides in the house, pristine and free of nominations. So does Sophie. And we are at risk of losing Callum, Dexter or Hazel if the Ghastly Twins aren't kicked out. And if there are two evictions this week, even if the Twins go, we will lose another big character while Sam snoozes and Sophie scowls.


Many still live under the radar in real life. I'm beginning to think that is a good idea. I'm intending to slip away from interaction on the internet. As a start, I left Facebook nearly two months ago and fiddled with Twitter for a day or so only to abandon it for good. 'Horror Without Victims' is my last book and I feel in my heart that I am heading toward the end of my pretentious real-time reviewing. And this will probably be my last season of BB commentating. And then I shall be like those old people who used to sit at home listening to 'Have A Go, Joe' with Wilfred Pickles on the steam wireless and pottering around the house or garden as long as their legs don't give out, with very few remembering they are still there, still alive, till they are dead. Ah bliss.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
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Callum nominated Dexter, saying that he should be in prison because talking such utter crap for so long is surely against the law.
If that were true, our prisons would be even more overcrowded and most of us would have to be allowed to stay at home to continue our illegal ways unpunished. That sounds like a good SF plot to write...

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Sam the Sleeper resides in the house, pristine and free of nominations. So does Sophie. And we are at risk of losing Callum, Dexter or Hazel if the Ghastly Twins aren't kicked out. And if there are two evictions this week, even if the Twins go, we will lose another big character while Sam snoozes and Sophie scowls.


Many still live under the radar in real life. I'm beginning to think that is a good idea. I'm intending to slip away from interaction on the internet. As a start, I left Facebook nearly two months ago and fiddled with Twitter for a day or so only to abandon it for good. 'Horror Without Victims' is my last book and I feel in my heart that I am heading toward the end of my pretentious real-time reviewing. And this will probably be my last season of BB commentating. And then I shall be like those old people who used to sit at home listening to 'Have A Go, Joe' with Wilfred Pickles on the steam wireless and pottering around the house or garden as long as their legs don't give out, with very few remembering they are still there, still alive, till they are dead. Ah bliss.


The way things are going, if this were all true, you'd be in with a chance of winning BB. And I would have to write a report on you.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Look At Me, Look At Me

It was an ordinary start to the day in the house of fun. Callum and Sam blatantly ogled Hazel in the shower. They were rather disgusting. Sometimes I feel sorry for the women in there - much harder for them to get by. Also it's much harder for women viewers - the men get Hazel to look at; we get the Twins. Gina took a couple of hours to put on her face - the old saying is true - there is no such thing as a plain woman, only a lazy one.
The big excitement of the morning was the discovery of a little frog which had hopped into the bedroom. It caused a sensation: the first non-hostile face any of them have seen for weeks. In the end, Callum rescued it from all the hoo-ha and carried it out to the garden, treasuring it like his only friend in the world. Judging from the noms, it probably is.

Gina was teased by Dexter and the other girls about wearing contact lenses. He thinks her beautiful without them. Wearing them, he said, was like putting furry dice in a ferrari. Gina had to think about that one. In the DR, she had her revenge, calling Dexter a Ford Fiesta and attacking his horrible hoodie and luminous socks. Charlie needs her entire wardrobe jettisoned. And Hazel's wardrobe is a load of old flannel.
Gina always makes me laugh - it;s he WAY she says things.

The task tonight was that two teams of HMs were to be shop mannequins. They had certain actions to perform (Dex and Gina had to clink champagne glasses; the Twins had to throw a beachball and so on) but otherwise, had to stay still and not break their poses. The champagne glasses clinked and clinked again and again and again...BB made them hold their poses for over 40 minutes. Dexter's face must have been aching from the smile which adorned his face!

In the end, the team comprising Gina, Dexter, Sam and Callum won a takeaway meal. Sophie was not amused and the twins were, as usual, ravenous. Sophie sulked - they lost, she said, because people didn't take the task seriously: they spoke; they dropped things. Her resentment was palpable - I guess she's hungry. Anyway, when the prize meal arrived, Sophie wondered what would happen if they had some of it. No one responded. Gina extolled the richness of her chocolate brownie, and the next thing you know, Sophie et al were tucking into pizza slices. BB let them eat and then pronounced their doom - the prize food was for the winners only and therefore the winners were to go to jail directly for failing to stop the scavengers eating the prize. No one laughed. The Boreham Wood 4 trudged off to the cell. Callum told Jack that he had no principles, that he should offer to swap places but Jack would not. He hied him back to the dinner and helped clear the dishes, doubtless scoffing the remains on the way.

The post nomination fallout was fascinating in what it revealed about HMs. Dexter wanted to know what Sam meant by accusing him of being rude as he was not aware of ever having been so to Sam. Sam's complaint was more about a general dismissiveness of him. Dexter took it gracefully and said he'd learn from what Sam said. He actually did look quite taken aback when he understood what Sam meant.

In the kitchen, Callum told the others that he had decided to nominate Charlie but changed his mind at the last moment since he wouldn't give up on her. What an odd thing to say - the orice of not being nominated is to be his romantic interest? Spiteful. he was not so firm with Dexter. Dexter laughed at what the two of them said about one another - he always laughs things off. Callum wriggled, as he does when he is caught out giving his true opinion - he is generally braver behind people's backs. He told Dexter he was only trying to be funny when he said it should be illegal for anyone to talk so much rubbish. Dexter told him what he'd said about serial killer eyes and shivers down his spine. Callum could not laugh it off except in a sort of maniac braying which is totally false.

Joe mended fences with Gina but did admit that Jack was angrier than he was about her nomination. As always, Gina was frank with him in that oddly appealing way she has. The moment was rather spoiled though when a chunk of her weave fell out and jack picked it up: Are you moulting? he asked.

The highlight of the fallout, though, was Charlie and Callum's encounter. It began with Sam and callum going over Charlie's wickedness in nominating Callum - she backstabbed you, Sam said. Callum grinned his maniac grin, his eyes swivelled restlessly, his facial tics leapt into action, he was understandingand wise and reasonable. If he keeps finishing her sentences for her, why then does she continue to ask his advice?
It's called keeping fellow Hms onside, Callum.
He failed to ask why she fled from him the other evening and told him that close in the house did not mean close on the outside. She wouldn't even agree to go for a drink with him. I expect he realises that was Charlie being stupid again and not knowing her own mind.
And at that very moment, Charlie wandered over to clear the air with him. The silly creature started ni with ohw much she liked him (she should have taken a leaf from Sam's book and Gina's and stood by what she had said.)But Callum interrupted her, his jaw clenched like stone. He was not suprised by her nomination but was disappointed - he thought she had an emotional connection with her as she had with him. Charlie was not allowed to speak, just as she had complained of when she nominated him. He spoke gently, his head nodding back and forward 'You have lost your biggest fan in the house' he said portentously but gently and sadly, nodding and nodding and looking anywhere but at her. He twitches, he scratches, he reproaches. When she tries to speak he says 'Look at me, look at me' and silences her again.
It was a Trilby moment.
Then he complained about her putting words in his mouth and finishing his sentences for him. If I hadn't heard it with my own ears, I wouldn't have believed he said that - he claimed her grievances for his own! And he was terribly sad at what she had helped bring to an end. That relentless disappointment and reproof was appalling.
Sophie was right about him - he's a cringe bag; Dexter was right about him - there's something amiss with him; Dan was right about him - there's something NOT RIGHT about him.

I hope Charlie has the sense to be relieved that he's not going to trouble her any more. I hope one of the other HMs tells her that he was going to nominate her.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Brother
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:36 am 
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A field marshall or a games maker?
You know, after the recorded revelation of HMs making their nominations while they are still HMs not only prevents BB from asking these particular HMs for frank nominations in the diary room again but also prevents BB from asking any HMs in future BBs from doing the same. The cat is finally out of the bag. And BB is finished.

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des2 wrote:
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A field marshall or a games maker?
You know, after the recorded revelation of HMs making their nominations while they are still HMs not only prevents BB from asking these particular HMs for frank nominations in the diary room again but also prevents BB from asking any HMs in future BBs from doing the same. The cat is finally out of the bag. And BB is finished.


Field Marshall Badgeman.
By sacrificing the sanctity of the DR, BB has gained some fleeting friction which will end in hugs and 'reconciliation'; in exchange, they have sacrificed what is often the funniest part of BB, the DR confidences and performances and also the viewers' feelings that they are 'in on it'.
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I've Got You Under MY Skin

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A two day shopping budget task was sprung on the HMs: Nemesis. Two wrestlers and a wrestling ring appeared in the garden first thing and then came into the house and bossed the HMs. Each was given a fighting name (Dexter the Devious; Cowboy Callum) and given their instructions along with it. Callum objected to being ordered about and put his face right into Lionheart's and stared manfully - Lionheart was not impressed. HMs were paired off to compete in a number of tasks.
First up were Hotshot Hazel and Gina the Warrior Queen. They had to wear sticky suits and wrestle on sticky mats. There was a pre-match conference in which the girls snarled convincingly and indulged in some verbals. (Gina to Hazel: why are you such a bitch? Hazel to Gina: Because I was born that way, babe.)
The two of them danced their way to the wrestling ring, Gina not quite so enthusiastically as Hazel - I don't think wrestling is quite Gina's forte somehow. My heart sank watching - it was pretty obvious Gina was about to be mollicated. In the end, she was. She didn't try very hard - well, she had her weave to think of, her makeup, her contact lenses - come on, BB!

Gina is better at the verbals, as she proved in the DR after the match. She felt she had been proved right in calling Hazel an evil hobbit. She said she even looked like a wrestler - or a shop girl in a cheap nightclub.
Ouch!

Next up were Cowboy Callum and Devious Dexter. Callum appeared barechested in shorts and a stetson, and carrying a little costume whip. He looked utterly ridiculous. Dexter appeared in waxed moustachios and great furry eyebrows and a sinister swirling black opera cape. He was SO funny. Particularly amusing was a villainous giggle straight from the script of a Victorian melodrama. The pair indulged, like Gina and Hazel, in some stinging verbals and insults - but nothing stays fun and lighthearted for long when Callum is around. He turned deadly serious and began levelling all sorts of accusations at Dexter. As with Charlie last night, the accusations made were what he is guilty of himself: manipulation, a sense of superiority, condescension. Dexter only laughed and said he doesn't take anything personally. Being laughed of hurts Callum. He sat wringing the stock of his little whip and I just KNOW he was imagining Dexter's neck.

I began to fear for little Dexter in the wrestling ring - but they were not to fight. Each was sat in a chair with a flinch detector attached and gunged with nasty stuff. First to flinch was the loser. Callum could not resist machismo - and actually licked the octopus tentacle draped over his shoulder, all the time giving Dexter the hard eye. They both did well until it came to the icy water and Dexter flinched and lost.

However, the game was not yet over. Callum flinched from Dexter's insults still and insisted Dexter made him feel small - on purpose.
Dexter meanwhile was angry at Callum's accusations of fakery and says Callum spends too much time thinking about him.
This is true.

In the living room, the pair came together again and Callum began whingeing about how Dexter makes him feel (angry, that is, and small and belittled). He feels condescended to and was still brooding about Dexter saying he would bend him over and stick it into him although he agreed that Dex was speaking metaphorically. Gina and Dexter howled with laughter unsurprisingly which caused Callum to unleash a perfect torrent of grievances among which was the accusation that Dexter had trashed his family and background. You've got under my skin, he said repeatedly.
Well, we have all noticed that!
(In the DR, Sophie said Dexter had never said any such thing and that Callum was going too far).
Dex tried to talk to Callum, but when does Callum ever listen to anyone but himself? Finally Dexter announced that if they couldn't have a mature conversation to get to the root of the problem they had better drop the whole matter. And then he left the room. Callum did not follow - probably pinned to his chair by the weight of his own self important self regard.

In his abscence, Callum described the purple mist that came down whenever Dexter patronised him (everyone else has a red mist come down, or is overtaken by a black rage - but nothing so common for callum - his mist is royal purple). Gina tried to talk him down as she did not like the conversation and soon Callum was alone in the kitched, talking and swearing to himself.
In the bedroom, Dexter declared that he never wanted to be in the same room as Callum again. That's the first time I've seen Dexter really rattled. Sam had little empathy with Dexter - he loyally defended Callum, his only friend in the house.

Well, it sure beats a showmance!


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A much more interesting programme last night, one that was truly on the uncomfortable edge of truth - where BB excels and where nothing can equal it, nothing dramatic (theatrical or fictional) or real (the news, real life). It started off with a remarkably articulate real wrestler (looking a bit like Michael the 'postman' now physically beefed up) who was also genuinely frightening in arranging the task - as Callum was frightening later with his purple mist echoing the vision in his earlier painting -
(Daley and Hazel had some sort of mutual mist, too, earlier in the series. Perhaps it's in the air there?)

Dexter, in his own way, was also frightening as his reaction to Callum developed cumulatively.

Gina and Hazel (despite the latter's reputed 'evil') were kittens, by comparison.

This is the first time for ages I've left a BB programme still thinking about it constructively as well as anxiously. And Sam gained some mist points too via his passionate words to Dexter about Dexter's own pre-fight trash talk with Callum. Sophie, too, with her appraisal of the situation in the DR. Why DID Callum bring his own family into the argument?

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A much more interesting programme last night, one that was truly on the uncomfortable edge of truth - where BB excels and where nothing can equal it, nothing dramatic (theatrical or fictional) or real (the news, real life). It started off with a remarkably articulate real wrestler (looking a bit like Michael the 'postman' now physically beefed up) who was also genuinely frightening in arranging the task - as Callum was frightening later with his purple mist echoing the vision in his earlier painting -
(Daley and Hazel had some sort of mutual mist, too, earlier in the series. Perhaps it's in the air there?)

Dexter, in his own way, was also frightening as his reaction to Callum developed cumulatively.

Gina and Hazel (despite the latter's reputed 'evil') were kittens, by comparison.

This is the first time for ages I've left a BB programme still thinking about it constructively as well as anxiously. And Sam gained some mist points too via his passionate words to Dexter about Dexter's own pre-fight trash talk with Callum. Sophie, too, with her appraisal of the situation in the DR. Why DID Callum bring his own family into the argument?



Yes, I also could not stop thinking it over, long after the show finished. This is so much better than tatty showmances!
I didn't think Dexter was frightening so much as frightened as he finally realised the depth of Callum's obsessive loathing of him. Dexter often sits down to sort things out as he did with Sam the other night and tried to with Callum. He's good at it because he is in essence a reasonable man, well able to play the game in his outrageous way but able also to step back into reality if he errs. I think what I saw last night was Dexter registering that Callum cannot distinguish betwen game and reality or move between the two. Callum REALLY hates him. It came as a shock to him.
As to why Callum brought his family into it - he's an emotional manipulator, forever reenacting last act operatic tragedies in his head. Disdain Callum and you disdain him and all his tribe. Somewhere inside himself could he perhaps disdain his own background? Because whatever angers him in someone else is a reflection of what is in his own mind. But as a manipulator, he knows that trashing family is a no-no with the public and therefore accuses Dexter of it. I don't believe Dexter has said any such thing. Like everything else, the 'connection' with Charlie , his own victimhood, iother people looking down on him, it's all in his own mind.
We already know some of his his touchstones - that creepy humility, his claim to superior intelligence (he's constantly accusing Dexter of parading his own intelligence), Charlie, his martyr complex (always me who washes the dishes), his need to be noticed, to be at the centre. I'd love to know his family background. Is he jealous that Dexter's Mum came on the show with a public show of affection? Is he jealous that Charlie spared Dexter and nominated him? Does he envy Dexter's lightness of touch and his easy ways? His ability to be unimpressed by anybody and laugh things off?


Whatever the explanation, let us hope, Des, that the public do not vote him out tonight (let it be the Twins!) We could go storming through to the final with this odd and rather scary personality struggling to control itself. The other HMs' reactions to him are a show in themselves, that dawning wariness, that desire to talk him down, to placate. And butterfly Dexter, the nemesis, how will he handle it from now on in?
Callum must be retained in the house. I want to KNOW more!


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if You've Got It, Flaunt It

After last night's drama, tonight was an anti-climax, tirbits here and there, but nothing subsatantial.
The show began with thwe HMs being prepared for the next task. Gina cried at having to drunk raw eggs (lkke drinking an embryo, she said) and the boys knocked back protein drinks. The worst of it was the sight of the Twins working out. They had their backsides up in the air - I shall make no comment except that it was the ultimate grossout. or so I thought. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, they appeared in costume for their task - dressed in skin tight lycra. Some sights should never be seen. They just shouldn't. Aiming for hilarity, they taunted one another about being fat so that even if i closed my eyes so as not to see the rippling flab, their wobbling forms were tacked to my eyelids by their words.

Dex woke up hating Callum this morning. In the DR, it transpired that Callum felt much the same. He was still complaining about being put down bt Dexter - apprently Dexter has spoken of his money and his whirling lifestyle in Callum's earshot. This he interprets as Dexter putting him down and Dexter making him feel like crap. He's an envious creature. His consolation was to go back and try and reel Charlie into his mind games again. Charlie and Gina were discussing what would happen if a man knocked them over in the presence of their boyfriend. Both felt that they would epect the boyfriend to do something about it.

Callum instantly exclaimed that he had worked Charlie out now but refused to elaborate. Naturally, Charlie, who is as thick as two short planks, wandered over later wanting him to explain what he meant. Nothing, he said, only that he understood her now. And there he let it lie. This silly biddy will persit in asking, I;m sure, and he will keep her to his side for as long as he likes. I think she probably deserves Callum.

While HMs played at being models on a catwalk, Hazel and Dexter fell into conversation. She complained that all the intellect had gone out of the house (surely she can't mean Daley) and that she and Dexter are different from the other HMs.She doesn't like the HMs childishness (has she forgotten the nutella wars?). Dexter agreed - he thinks the house is full of people who can't laugh at themselves. This is true with only one exception - Dexter himself.

Sam told Callum that the likely evictees for tomorrow night are Callum and Dexter. ad that last night might tell against Callum. For Callum, the birght spot on the horizon is that if evicted, he will never have to talk to Dexter again. Sam was furious that all the people who nominated callum were the same ones who had predicted victory for him a short while before. Sabotage, the pair agreed, happy in their mutual paranoia, How odd it is that Sam , who seems sensible enough in his own right, should have come so far under Callum's influence that he shares his delusions. he even lets Callum emabrrass him. Hazel lay on the sofa near Sam and immediately, Callum was in with the innuendo. Sam was scarlet faced but Callum did not desist. Hazel wasdn't even touching Sam.

There is another feud in the house between Sam and Sophie,. Their dislike of one another is palpable. She complained about being paired with Sam in a task. Really she was complaining about being paired with him since the outset - the two potential winners, the two sweet ones. (Sweet? Dour Sophie and Resentful Sam?) She shouldn't beleive the house propaganda - Gina and dexter are in the lead by a country mile and Sophie is destined for oblivion. With Sam.

Dexter and Hazel discussed what they would do if they were offered prize money to leave the house, as Connor once was. They agreed they would take it and go but Charlie wouldn't dream of it, she said, because it is too important to her to win. The look of incredulity shared by Hazel and Callum was priceless. Dexter, it transpires, like Hazel, expects to be booted out tomorrow night, or maybe Callum. He is sure that Hazel is safe.

Callum promised that, if he stays tomorrow night, he will kick ass next week.
Or maybe he will do the usual teasing of Charlie or complaining about washing the dishes.
All I hope for is the eviction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

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Marion Arnott wrote:
All I hope for is the eviction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

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Me, too. And, if two evictions, Hazel along with them.
The Dexllum feud is too priceless to lose from Wonderland.
Feuds are a fact of life, sadly, in this age of the Jabberwiki.

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