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Yeah, I know.. a rip off from Craiggers - but his show is pretty much sucking right now (should have stayed with The Daily Show), so I don't feel nearly as bad as I would normally for stealing his stuff.  I think I could do a better job with it anyway. 

So here it is, my words of wisdom to take you through your day (or couple of days as you will cut me some slack on how often I update this).  You can even ask a specific question to me (via email - not icq) if you want some specific "wisdom" from me. 
Here is some non specific wisdom: 

So I finally think it's time for me to speak my mind about a few things on Big Brother. As you know, I was a big watcher of "Survivor" and watching those people conive their way into staying on a rat infested island with people you wouldn't even normally talk with to get change for a dollar to make a phone call to get out of a bad neighborhood - to win 1 million dollars is good clean fun, so I thought that maybe Big Brother would be halfway as interesting. (sorry for the extreme run on there)

Wow - slackerdom at it's finest, yet filmed with the finesse of a waiting room at a dentist's office - with the dentist still taking patients. I have only seen this show a few times, (usually because I couldn't find the remote and was lazy) and of course today - which led me to write this. My god, I am not sure if I missed anything anyway. During the nominations they looked petrified sitting around the coffee table, nervously looking around at the others, wondering which one was going to go next - it looked a lot like a hostage situation crisis - complete with a voting system and live news coverage.

Here you have the residents who nominate other residents to leave the house and then the viewing public at home gets to choose which one of the nominated gets to leave. That's not exactly fair. If they had done that in Survivor, I could already tell you who would have won. Colleen would have easily stolen the show with both grumpy old men out in the first week. And Rich would have been gone the moment he stripped down on his birthday to his birthday suit.

George was a personal fav of mine (he reminded me of my dad) and on one show they gave him a sixty second phone call - whose wife on the other end was urging him to forget about his life at home - that he was NEEDED at the big brother house. If you had the sound down while you watched his phone call (and i did after she started rambling) - it almost seemed like he was being chastised and threatened. He ended up not being able to get a word in edgewise. What kind of wife is that? sure be supportive.. but telling him to stay at all costs seems like the wife has some other loose ends to tie up before he gets back home. If I called up a guy and he told me to stay where I was - I would take the hint and be hooking up with someone in the house. (yes, i know money was at stake - but the way she said it was kinda evil).

Which brings me to my next point. There is no one atttractive left in the house whatsoever and they got rid of all of their drama by getting rid of the stripper. Here was a girl who was any TV sitcom dream - attractive, hateable, and put a spin on any situation. She was even LOOKING to screw people over. Sure, no one liked her and I bet she was crawling with disease, but everyone tuned in to see what she would do next. Way to throw a wrench into the plotline and make it skid into reverse.

So what happens when there is no TV, no computer, or anything else to do (as they don't actually have to avoid rats and bugs and hunt their own food - which gives them plenty of free time) I could see how things would get a little dull - especially to me the viewer. Then I started looking around their house - there were more empty beer cans littering the floor then after a nite at the local club. Jolt cola bottles were strewn everywhere as well to keep our residents geeked up and talkative. The execs at CBS knew what the public would want and how to get it - they wanted to tear down everyone's inhibitions but keep them awake so they don't pass out from drinking so much. What a plan.

Then, when I thought it could get no worse, they oust the remainng gal Jamie and we are left with the playboy, the lawyer guy and of course - the new fav - eddie the gimp. Which led the show to have a "remember when..." episode just like every other boring sitcom that has it's actors out on vacation or the writers are on stumped on ideas - or in this case - the remaining candidates are too mind numbing to the viewer to want to watch just the three of them.What happens when we are left with these guys having the run of the house? Well, since the girl is gone, the Playboy decides this is his shining moment to win over the gay vote (and that was stated in the show) and do a strip tease complete with a mooning. TV viewing at it's all time low. I started in on my art history homework I was so riveted. Jeez.

btw: Hey, I am so close to staying on top as first so please continue to vote for me at STVlive's poll.

and -Here are more drawings (not too fabulous though) that i did in art class.

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