Big Brother 5

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  1. Daniel Kikin

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    The houseguests are up on CBS.com, 90-minute season premiere is next Tuesday, July 6 at 8 PM.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

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    Looks like Mike is the token ‘old’ guy at 41, with Marvin close behind at 36. No women over 30—and the two who hit that birthday are both married.
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    Well, this show is definitely skewing to the young'uns.
     
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    The twist this year is that some are blood relatives without the knowledge of the contestants.

    I wonder if CBS would stop the contestants from getting their freak on this time around.
     
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    Maybe they WANT the cousins to sleep together?

    Wait, this isn't Fox...
     
  6. Daniel Kikin

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    Looks like there could be a second twist:


    On the BB5 website on CBS.com, there are three empty spots in the 4 x 4 houseguests grid. The rumors circulating on the Internet are that another twist will be that three houseguests have twins that will join the show sometime later on. Here's one link that provides more info. Maybe one of these twins is the long-lost relative being talked which would really make it all part of the same twist?
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    Just a reminder that the season premiere is on tonight (8 p.m. EDT) on CBS!
     
  8. Micheal

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    Is this show being broadcast in HD?
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    I doubt it just because with so many non-HD cameras in use all over the house, cutting from one to the other would be a nightmare in production/editing.
     
  10. Micheal

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    Hmmm.... good point.
     
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    Looks like a fun season of craziness ahead for the summer.

    Can Holly really be this dumb?

    Adria is down to earth, I think I like her vibe.

    Michael reminds me of Justin Long (Warren Cheswick on "Ed").

    Jennifer will have to fight that tattoo/wacky hair color stigma.

    Will is kidding if he thinks no one knows he is gay.

    Lori is an idiot for taking the money. She's got no long-range vision or strategery.

    Karen appears to be tough-minded, but will need allies to move ahead.

    Scott is someone I look forward to getting the boot, too cocky.

    Jase reminds me of Ryan Seacrest, but might be a playa.

    Marvin is hilarious, but will also need allies to advance week by week.

    Diane is not too likable so far, very closed minded. Hope she goes soon.

    Mike might be the grumpy ol' guy of the house. Can't see him lasting halfway through the game.

    Drew is probably too young and naive to win it all, could stick around if challenges are physical.

    As to who's the twin, I doubt it'll be the twin of either Drew or Diane, but someone else. Please let it not be Holly...

    The half-brother/half-sister thing is a bit creepy. Michael lost points with me with he kept mum on what he knew. He could use this to really get far in the game by having another set of allies outside of the "Knights".
     
  12. Lew Crippen

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    No kidding. I figure that she just decided to take the money and run. It was interesting to see how much the $10,000 meant to her—she said that she had no other way to get that much money.

    Here’s a clue Lori—try working (she is listed as a Yoga Instructor—but it is pretty hard to tell if that is serious or sketchy).

    Plus we get our first real moment of irony, as Lori lists here biggest fear as ‘having to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a week.’
     
  13. CalvinCarr

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    My vote would be to get rid of the witch who made me eat crap for a week. How could you take 10k know it could kill your chance at 500k?
     
  14. Patrick Sun

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    Then again, if you thought you had no chance at the 2 main prizes, $10,000 is a nice payday for a week of "work". No? [​IMG]

    I'm just pissed because Lori's my pick in the BB5 Challenge. There was a big "Doh!" coming out of my mouth when she took the money.

    Will does seem to be trying to play the "politics of the weak" card to get rid of the KORT (Knights of the Round Table: Scott, Michael, Kase, Drew) one by one by cozying up with the chicas in the house.

    Diane is already going for the "Dana" strategy of being the 5th wheel with a bunch of guys. Silly.

    If Marvin sticks around, I know he's going to make me laugh a lot. It was funny when he busted his crappy cot.
     
  15. CalvinCarr

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    What was the whole deal with the arranged sleeping? I missed that part.
     
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    Apparently there is a bit more to Lori than we know:

    Lori's Story
    By Lori Valenti
    October 2002

    My name is Lori Valenti. I have had an extremely difficult last six months. I just graduated from Umass last Dec. 2001, and got a job that I really loved. After working for the company for about 3 months my boyfriend and I got an apartment together. The very first night I stayed at the apartment I had an awful asthma attack. Over the next 2 months I would go back and forth to allergists, pulmonary specialists, and many other doctors. I was developing skin rashes and becoming very fatigued at the apartment, along with the allergies and asthma. I came down with a bad respirtory infection and finally had to get a lawyer to get my boyfriend and I out of the lease. We had to be out Aug. 1st, this was fine by us.

    At this point in time, I thought the hard part was over. On July 11th (and I will never forget that date) I was standing at work and I got a very strange sensation in my head. It was not painful, but is was scary and it lasted for about 10 seconds. Immediately following the sensation I became dizzy and started to vomit. I went into the bathroom and started to splash water on my face, but I was still dizzy and nauseous. I came back into the office and realized my vision was blurred. I asked my boss if she would follow me to the doctors.

    When I went into see the doctor I told him all my symptoms. He said I was depressed and gave me a prescription for Zoloft. Figures! That was a Friday. I went home that night and slept around the clock until Sat. night, when I woke up for about 1 hour and then went back to bed. Sunday morning I went to the ER. They did a spinal tap on me and told me that I had viral meningitis. Later I found out this was not the case. After several weeks of not getting better I went back to the ER. They did blood work and took a urine sample and told me I was fine.

    About 1 month into this, I woke up in the morning and had an extremely rapid heart rate. I went to the ER and the EKG said 168. That was sitting down. They dismissed it as the lovely "anxiety" and sent me home against my will. The next morning I woke up and my heart was racing again. When I stood up I fainted (the first of about 8 fainting episodes), and I went back to the ER. They did blood work and took my urine again and said I was fine. The doctor specifically told me that there was nothing more that they could do for me there, and that I shouldn't come back. That was a nice feeling when I was so scared about my health…

    Finally, the following day I was taken to the Mass General and admitted there. I met a wonderful doctor, who is working with me and researching as much as he can about my problem. I was diagnosed there with POTS. My doctors keep telling me that I will get better. The neurologists and cardiologists can't seem to find anything wrong. They just know that my heart beats too fast (and also too slow at night time.)

    It has been 3 months that I have been really sick. I am mostly bedridden except for the days that I go to the doctor's office. I wake up every morning feeling like you would with the flu. My arms are completely numb. My heart starts to race. Then I take my meds, inderol and midodrine, and I force my way to the couch. I have no strength at all. Before this all happened I was running about 5 miles a day. I am nauseous all day, and for the first 5 weeks was vomitting a lot. I am so dizzy, for the whole day, and I have some concentration problems and vision blurring. I mostly sleep the whole day because of the fatigue and weakness. And through all this every test that I have taken has come back negative, except for the table tilt.

    I have a good support system and I thank God for my family and my boyfriend who have been so supportive. They have also steered me away from doctors who are quick to label "anxiety". My mind is very confused as to what happened to me. We still don't know what was in the apartment that made me so sick. I am starting to become very depressed about my deteriorating health and I pray for some remission. This all just seems like a very bad dream. I try to do yoga when I feel up to it but, unfortunately, that is not too often. I just say to myself every night before I go to bed, " Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and it will all be gone."

    http://www.potsplace.com/stories4.htm#Lori's%20Story


    http://www.theweberfoundation.com/grants2003.html
     
  17. CalvinCarr

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    That's very wierd.
     
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    And yet, Lori has placed herself inside a house with at least 12 other strangers, and thinks this is a good idea for her health? I guess she really is susceptible to financial inducements (if she's got medical bills to pay).

    As to the sleeping arrangements:

    (I may have the groupings number wrong)

    Julie called out the first 4 people to go into the house first and they had a minute to claim a bed. Naturally, they got the good, comfortable beds.

    Then another 5 people went inside, and were faced with the crappy flats with minimal padding, or the double beds, so 4 of them took the 2 double beds, and I think Marvin took the cot.

    The last 4 were left with the crappy flats with the minimal padding in the room next to the front door.
     
  19. Lew Crippen

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    Exact!
     
  20. Jodee

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    I wasn't surprised that Lori took the money after Julie told her that everyone else would get the same offer if she turned it down. I would have initially turned down the offer, but after learning that I probably would have taken it also. What are the chances that none of the other houseguests would have taken it? If you're going on the PB&J diet you might as well be the one to benefit. She would have kicked herself had she turned it down and then someone else took the offer.
     

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