I enjoy the show Big Brother. I like watching the people who are cooped up like lab rats, especially when they start to break down and start getting 'real' with one another. I like watching people who like to be watched, suffer. I am not proud to admit that.
This season is like every other. The 'cast' is made up of mostly pretty entitled white people who are way too impressed with themselves to ever be truly 'likable'. In fact the person who wins the season is usually the biggest dickhead of the bunch. I see nothing different in this new crop of players. Like always, the person who wins will have to cut the throats of those closest to them in the house.
Several past players are back this year to 'coach' the new contestants. I like the twist and especially the fact that Britney is back. I like her alot because in real life she would have nothing but contempt for me. She also has the best meltdowns in reality television. You can't act that kind of crazy. She's a pretty girl but not a pretty person. Britney, thus, is just the kind of bitch that will mentor someone to victory because she LOVES to plot and scheme. Go with what works for you baby and I will watch you all day long.
Sometimes I cheer on the evil people because they are working so hard to entertain me. Sometimes, despite my promises to the gods, someone I truly HATE (like Rachel) keeps advancing in the game. I like those surprises.
I won't bore the uninterested with explanations on how the game works but every couple of episodes someone gets eliminated from the house. On this first episode, the ONLY person of color got the boot, leaving the house even whiter than before. That got me to thinking.
Do you think CBS deliberately tried to skew the cast towards it's main demographic (older white people) by keeping the caste free of too many of those 'scary colored people'? I can't be the only one who noticed this. There are very few 'ethnic' performers on CBS shows. I think that is one of the reason why Julie Chen has so much power at the network (aside from the fact that she is married to CBS CEO Les Moonves). She is a high profile rebuttal to any criticism of CBS's color blindness.
In CBS's continued love affair with the Hantz family, Russel Hantz's (from Survivor) brother Willie is on the show. He looks so much like Russel that all the other contestants suspect he is related. Willie has denied it all. When the other players learn the truth they are going to lose their shit. He already has a target on his back. He needed to be this week's 'Head of Household' just to survive. Luckily, Britney is his coach and was smart enough to reward him with the honor when she was given the opportunity.
There is another William on the show but he spells it Wil. I was hard wired to hate him just because of his faux-Fabio look to begin with but after ten minutes of seeing him in action I was convinced of his dorkness. A pretentious attitude and not doing up the second button of his shirt is not winning him any points with me.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.