Big Brother 8 8-14-07 *Possible Spoilers*

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  1. Mark W

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    I have to believe that CBS is putting a lot of pressure on Eric that we do not see to complete his tasks. For every 5 tasks that he completes, he gets $10,000, right? That doesn’t give much incentive to complete each individual task. Why would he risk giving Jessica the cold shoulder? She’s his biggest ally. Even more importantly, why would he go along with the task to put Dustin up as a replacement? He knows that America might make him vote Dustin out. If that happens, there is no way he can keep that a secret. He will be outed. He can’t think that through? If I were him, there’s no way I would allow Dustin to do that. He must have more incentive than basically $2,000 per task.
     
  2. Skittles

    Skittles West Coast citizen!

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    Big Brother is not real life. Big Brother is a TV show.

    People don't watch Big Brother because it's a paragon of humanity and decency towards others. They watch it to be entertained.

    Are Dick's actions wrong in a 'real world' situation outside of the house? Absolutely.

    But this is a TV show. People will want to be entertained.

    That's why lots of people seem to be working to sabotage Eric as America's Player. They don't care about his success. They just want to see drama.
     
  3. Mark W

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    Oh, I don't know, maybe because they're real human beings? How far would you like to let shows go for your entertainment? Gladiators used to fight lions for entertainment. Would you watch a Michael Vick reality show?
     
  4. dimented

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    What NYNY said basically. I agree with your last sentence but have absolutely no sympathy for the people in the house that volunteered to be there and can walk out when they want. Based on previous seasons they knew what they were getting into. And there isn't many lines he could cross in my opinion. People watch wrestling and boxing for entertainment. People also watch Jerry Springer to see people yell at and be mean to each other. It is just a fomr of entertainment. Right or wrong. And it is no different than most of the other drivel on TV. The morality of it sucks, but I don't need all of my shows to teach me a morality lesson. My kids don't watch this show, and mainly because I don't want them to think it is acceptable behavior to act this way.
     
  5. dimented

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    +1 :up:
     
  6. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    Listen, we could get into a whole debate on the appropriateness of certain entertainment in this country. Authors have written on this subject. Filmakers have weighed in as well.

    But the plain truth is that we (meaning you, I and everyone else in this thread) are watching. Whether it is out of morbid curiousity, the desire to see others brought low, or sheer entertainment - we are in front of our sets for every episode.

    I am not going to pretend that I exist on a higher moral plane than anyone. I find the show fascinating. I find all human interaction facinating. Do I feel any empathy for this group? Honestly, no. They put themselves into this situation volutarily out of greed or vanity. I save my empathy for people in real situations that they can't control. For the wives and children of all the "Dicks" out there that deal with this kind of abuse regularly and have no recourse.

    There is a lot of pain and strife in the world. Most of it is out of our control. Those are the people with whom I have empathy.

    These people asked to be placed in this situation. For money. For fame. I'll save my sympathy for those in genuine need.
     
  7. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

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    Dick's action past entertaining at least a week ago. Now they are just really annoying.
     
  8. dimented

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    NYNY, you are so wise!
     
  9. kemajor

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    In a nutshell the answer are, correct, there is no line short of the rules of the game, and no. I think E.D. is great.

    Go E.D.!

    - Kelly
     
  10. gossamer88

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    You're missing the point. They're family! And you really believe that when the show is over things will go back to the way they were? In even in her DR confession she admits that it's strategy her going to the LNC. She's more like her dad then she would like to admit!
     
  11. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    CBS must be loving ED. Last week all 3 episodes were in top 10 of the coveted "Young Adult" demos. I wouldn't put it past them if AP is all decided by CBS/Producers and not us.
     
  12. TivoDaddy

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    Yeah, Dick is a tool. But he wasn't the first to start an abusive verbal assault against another HG. People, don't you remember when Hurricane Howie went off on Busto...err, April on BB6? Maybe not to the extreme that ED is doing, but it accomplished the same effect on April, a member of the original Nerd Herd :-D. In a year we'll be saying Dick-who?

    I would love to see ED having to vote for anyone from the LNC-5 to get the grand prize. :)

    +1 On agreeing with Jameka telling Danielle that she never reached to anyone else besides Nick when he was there. I was so hoping that she would be voted out this week.

    Dustin is the new Marcellas.
     
  13. bkmunroe

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    Eric is obligated to make an effort to complete each task. I'm not sure how the producers decide whether or not he made enough of an effort. Plus, I think he likes the challenge. Also, the money is a lot. Only the 2 finalists get prize money. Everyone gets a small amount for each week they stay on the show. So, Eric is, probably, already guaranteed to end up at least third in the amount of money each person walks away with.

    I don't see how being forced to vote Dustin out will expose Eric. There is no real strategic reason for Eric to vote Dustin out. Even ED will have a tough time finding a good reason to blame Eric. This could give Eric a chance to deflect attention from himself. He could speculate that the mystery votes are a BB twist. He could suggest that the twist is that BB is randomly replacing one person's vote. For example, Amber is randomly selected and nominee #2 is randomly selected. If Amber originally voted for #1, her vote would be changed to #2. If she originally voted for #2 the her vote stays the same. That would explain the large number of mystery votes and why they don't occur every week.
     
  14. MassD

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    Whoa... that's a bit out there... If Eric started to throw out loony-tunes conspiracy theories like you suggest, everyone would immediatly know it was him. Even without the crazy stories, Eric exposed. It would be a 4-2 vote... with Dustin only getting two votes. As outworldly stupid as Jameeka and Amber are, they would still know that Eric was the 4th vote.

    Oh, goody goody... it HAS to turn out that way. Dustin... then watch everyone turn on Eric and bounce him the following week (No way he wins a HOH or veto comp, he's useless).
     
  15. unicorngoddess

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    I don't think anyone would actually buy that BB is actually changing the outcome fo the vote...HOWEVER I think it would be a good suggestion if Eric blamed it on a twist. As long as there's no tie (knock on wood) then he could just say maybe BB is making up the vote numbers entirely...changing unanimous votes to votes off by 1...for instance 3 to 4. I think that would make the HGs start thinking a bit.
     
  16. SnakeEyes

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    I don't think they thought it through as far but Jen suggested that Dick and Dustin had a deal to get Dick off the block, knowing Dani would be evicted. The idea was why, prior to POV when nobody knew what Dick was going to do, would Dustin offer himself up so quickly when they could have easily put up a member of the other group.
     
  17. Droobiemus

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    Might as...
    Danielle: "These people are so fake! Uh, hey guys, remember that huge emotional outburst I had earlier that was really part of my strategy to keep me in this house? No? Me neither!"
     
  18. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

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    Ego and perceived invulnerability.
     
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