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Summer Has Arrived!
It's difficult to tell when the seasons change in LA as one seamlessly folds into the other and creates one long chain of sunshine only to be broken for a brief period of rain in February. It gives an odd sense that Earth is not rotating on its axis and everything has come to a screeching halt. Sunny days are taken for granted and the importance of wardrobe change becomes illogical.

But for the past four years, there is one sure-fire way to know summer has arrived. It is when CBS gives us back our pets in their cage called Big Brother that I know I can sit back and relax with an iced tea or maybe a mint julep. Last night when the first episode aired, I was giddy knowing I would be able to meet new friends that I could look at through a glass and sometimes clink the aquarium with my finger just to see them stir.

It was like going to a party and being introduced to everyone at once last night so I don't remember their names. I did immediately like Dana, the Bayside chick who is a karate instructor with a big gummy smile. Erika seemed cold and professionally tanned - Bob and I didn't like her much. There was a cute guy who had too much gel styled into a greasy looking Caesar cut but I don't remember his name. Oh, there's a Korean girl from Manhattan who has given up her roots yet Big Brother, in its infinite wisdom, dug up her old, Old Skool Korean boyfriend to be in the house with her. She's all slutty and flirty and had already announced she never dates Asian men. I guess she forgot.

Yes, summer is here and for the next four months, I will become unnaturally involved in these people's lives. I'll really get to know them, too. I curse CBS for letting me only look into the zoo three times a week. It can seem like an eternity between Friday and Tuesday's viewings. But on those nights when Bob and I get to see our pets again in their little Skinner box, we will turn on the ceiling fan and mock our charges for their bad behavior.

Current Mood: summery

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From: inkprincess Date: July 9th, 2003 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
sweet, we can be BB4 buddies. i've been hooked since season 1! :):)
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: July 9th, 2003 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the best, second only to Amazing Race! What did you think last night?
From: inkprincess Date: July 9th, 2003 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
i really liked it. usually i don't get really into it until at least the 2nd or 3rd episode...but i'm already hooked. :) i love the X factor. will make things nice and spicy!
backawayslowly From: backawayslowly Date: August 13th, 2003 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
while I haven't seen BB4 yet - Big Brother is my favorite reality show (I was addicted to BB1 and BB2 like CRACK) and the Amazing Race is my second favorite as well! In fact, those are the only two reality shows I watch (except for Queer Eye and Boy Meets Boy, of course).

I actually made an audition tape for Big Brother 2 and it was hysterical - but, i never had a prayer - they only pick er, "conventionally beautiful" people these days. Unlike BB1 where the "uglies" reigned supreme - subsequent seasons have featured hotties almost exclusively.

it's only a matter of time before Bravo does a gay Big Brother - how HOT/absurd could that be? LOL
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 13th, 2003 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
This year's behavior is especially bad. They've already kicked out the crazy but lovable like a scorpion Dana. Allison is the evil bitch in high school you always hated. The best eye candy by far is Justin who is straight out of a Bobby Vasquez video.

Wasn't BB2 the one with Mike Boogie, that horrifying white rapper/bartender and Will the creepy winner? What was their clique's name again? Oh and also that was the year of Bucky, right? Where was GLAAD when we needed them to do something about Bucky?

Is it just me or do all of the guys on BMB look alike?
backawayslowly From: backawayslowly Date: August 15th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes. Thanks for the memories, BB2 was indeed Mike Boogie (who was so LAME!), and Will the pathologoically scary doctor ("Some village is missing it's idiot..." is one of my favorite Will quotes...), and Monica "it's ON!" and the scrumptuous but dim Hardy, and, er, Bunky, the giant hairy dwarf-creature who cries every 4 1/2 minutes.

And one of the highlights of the season was when the producers told the houseguests about September 11th, and no one believed them.

Kudos to CBS for breaking their rule about exposing the guests to news from outside the house. I mean, I'm sure CBS did it for THIER benefit, NOT because that particualr episode was great television. Um...right?

Man, I woulda loved to have been on a show like BB2. Sometimes I get "horny" for THAT MUCH mind-fucking.

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guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: July 9th, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the swagger of Mr. Special Ops too. "I can't tell anyone what I was doing in the service because it would threaten national security." Nice touch.

I also agree that this year does not have the right age mix in it. Even Erika, at age 33, was deemed on her way down the hill by that self-loathing Korean slut. Mr. Former FBI is the only one with age on his side but the kids will quickly turn against them as we've seen so many times before.

Real World: Vegas was by far the worst season but this year, Paris is going to totally slam. I love the beautiful alcoholic, the bratty mixed-race guy from Beverly Hills filled with rage and Ace, the dumb good ole boy. But what's up with that guy who wears the hat to cover his werewolf-like hairline? He's trouble.

I have this week's Road Rules on TiVo but have yet to watch what happens after Abe punched Donell, who in my opinion was asking for it.
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guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: July 9th, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's ignorant!

Donnell takes his verbal cues from Michael Jackson, deeming everything "ignorant." He's just plain, well, ignorant. Woo-hoo.
prowler323 From: prowler323 Date: July 9th, 2003 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Am I just getting old? I find myself less and less inclined to look at TV anymore. (Yes, I purposely chose the verb used by my grandfather.) Unless, of course, it's a rerun of an old show, like "The Leslie Uggams Show" on GoodLife Network. Or, perhaps, "Match Game '73" on the Game Show Network.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: July 9th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't "The Leslie Uggams Show" targeted for old people when it first aired?

Since you watch GSN, check out National Lampoon's Funny Money - it's new but feels old. And don't blink at the end because you'll miss my credit.
prowler323 From: prowler323 Date: July 9th, 2003 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


Oh, I've already seen it, mister, I've already seen it AND pointed it out to Josh
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