Bahh. What a thoroughly detestable lot we’ve got this season. The television edits have not done a good job revealing just how horrible these people really are. Dick, in particular, gets a deceptive edit but almost all of them are nastier than we’re seeing on CBS. America seems to think Jen is the worst but the reality is that Jen comes off as not only the most likeable but as the smartest in the live feeds. Taking them one by one:
Dustin: This week’s HOH. He gets a friendly TV edit but is actually fairly arrogant, mean-spirited, dishonest and gutless. He’s not the worst in the house, but I’m starting to wonder if maybe Joe wasn’t all wrong about him after all. Here’s a revealing little tidbit from the feeds. Dustin has a dog who he refers to as his “nigger bitch” because it’s a black lab. We haven’tseen that on CBS.
Amber (AKA:Waahhhmber): Cries at the drop of a hat. One of the most self-absorbed people in a house full of self-absorbed people. Not only an attention whore but also one of the stupidest people in the history of the show. She makes Kelly Pickler look like Stephen Hawking. She constantly has to have ordinary words defined for her. Words which people have had to explain to her include “ridicule,” “adulterous,” “celibate,” “entrepreneur” and “Jew.” That’s right, she didn’t know what Jews were. Had to have it explained to her. One of her housemates, Eric, is Jewish. At one point, Amber asked him if he was offended by her use of the word “God.” It wasn’t because she knew anything about the reticence of some Jews to refer to God by name. She’s just an idiot. She didn’t know that Jews worship the same God that Christians do.
Ironically, Amber is a member of a subsect of Godbothering Christians within the house but she knows nothing about the Bible or the details of Christianity, she constantly has to have everything explained to her during Bible reading sessions and her entire theological outlook seems to be that God exists to help Amber win Big Brother.
I can’t say enough about how annoying this woman is. From her voice, to her relentless crying and whining, to the way she eats to the delusional way she hangs all over Dustin with the sad, pathetic fantasy that she’s going to convert him. Man, does she grate.
Danielle: Her father is unquestionably an asshole, but she’s not much better. Mostly vacuous but also a classic, snotty Mean Girl. One of the leaders in the never-ending house sport of Zach bashing.
Nick: I don’t know what to make of this dude. He’s peeled off from the kool kidz clique of late and seems to have some awareness that their treatment of Zach and Jen is kind of fucked. He’s still way too schmoopy over Danielle and I don’t think he sees what a waste of space she really is.
Kail: Stereotypical, uptight, narrow-minded, homophobic, Republican bitch. One of the Godbotherers. Has a conniving mean streak that hasn’t really come through on the CBS shows. Another one who thinks that God cares who wins BB.
Having said all that, she’s more clueless than evil and even I think the crap she gets from Dick is overkill. I think she’s actually kind of normal and not personality-disordered like most of the rest of them. I think she’s kind of naive and way out of her league.
Dick: Self-centered, bullying asshole. I’ve noticed he never bullrags the men the way he does the women. Might be the worst human being in the house. As a father, I was sympathetic toward him in the beginning. No more.
Jessica: Mostly a non-entity except for the irritating baby voice. Kind of one of the kool kidz. Hangs out with Eric. Isn’t very smart or interesting but not that annoying and doesn’t seem thjat malicious.
Eric: America’s Monkey. He isn’t exactly nice. He’s one of the kool kidz who joins right in with the Zach and Jen bashing, but he’s actually a pretty smart player. He is absolutely under the radar, even though he’s in on every discussion and knows every secret. Not a small accomplishment, considering that he also has to do America’s bidding with arousing suspicion. Also seems to have a spark of intelligence a pretty quick wit and is savvy about the house. If it wasn’t for the AC wrinkle, I think he’d be a threat to win, but I think it’s only a matter of time before that twist begins to bring him out from under the radar and makes him a target.
Incidentally, the winning catchprase which Eric has already begun to introduce is “I’d do that for a dollar.” Sadly, it was not “Sweet Chicken,” but “I’d do that…” has the advantage of at least not sounding completely off the wall and Eric smartly introduced it under the pretext that he wanted to introduce an annoying catchphrase to make fun of Jessica’s own penchant for catchphrases.
Jameka: The leader of the Godbotherers. While she seems a little more genuine in her faith, she can also be obliviously hypocritical about it and has made some very judgemental statements about people who don’t believe in God. She currently holds the POV after having played for Jen. She said before the comp that she believed that God wanted her to play her best for Jen. Also believes that God wants her to use it. This is somwhat amusing because it stops he others cold from trying to talk her out of it.
Jameka believes that God has already preordained the winner of BB and they’re all just waiting to see who he choses. The fact that this outlook would seem to directly contradict the free will of the players appears to be lost on her.
Jameka is also capriciously judgemental and hostile to Zach, who has never said or done anything malicious to her.
Zach: The house’s favorite whipping boy. Zach bashing is a nightly sport in the house. They constantly intimate that he is “creepy,” he’s “ugly,” he’s a “desperate child molester” (Dustin), and many other things. Everything he says is dissected for hidden, sinister meanings. The women pretend to be afraid of him (daniell is one of the snottiest about it). Zach has no friends or allies in the house and is forced to play chess by himself to pass the time. The others how now stolen some of the chess pieces so he can’t even do that anymore.
CBS showed a clip of Zach talking about a comic con he went to with som weird sexual content, and it showed the others staring at him like they were shocked and appalled but hat was a deceptive clip. In reality, the others were fascinated by it and Zach was telling it in a sort of detached, embarrassed tone. Not only that but the others say far more graphically sexual things than that on a daily basis. Dick, in particular, is always saying sexually degrading things about the women in the house, including saying that he’d “like to fuck Kail in the ass and make her bleed,” and similar things about Jen, yet if Zach says “hello,” to one of the women they’re beside themelves with indignation.
Zach has done absolutely nothing to deserve this. His crime is that he’s socially awkward and he’s not as good looking as they are. It’s all EXTREMELY Junior High School.
Of course, if Zach ever wins HOH, they’ll all be kissing his ass and acting like his best friends. The only ones who don’t treat Zach like shit are Jen and Nick.
Jen: Self-absorbed, yes. Vain, yes. But she hasn’t been mean. She doesn’t try to hurt people, she’s nowhere near as dumb as she pretends to be (She’s the only one in the house who’s started to have a glimmer about the AC twist) and she’s also pretty tough minded. She doesn’t let much of anything get to her. Dick can’t get under her skin no matter how hard he tries. She has to wear a unitard for a wekk “yay, I wanted this.” She has to go on slop, “yay, I won’t be tempted to eat fatty foods.”
She cried a little bit when Dustin nominated her (I think she really thought he’d pay her back for getting rid of Joe0, but it was only for a few minutes, she dried her tears and got her game face back on. I am now totally rooting for her to win.
The Veto ceremony is coming up sometime later today. Jameka is expected to take Jen off the macaroni (as per God’s will), and Dustin’s most recent choice for a replacement appears to be Nick (who has no idea), but plans change in this house on a dime, so who knows. Jameka might not even use the Veto.