by Drew, the Big Brother Cynic
Hey everybody! Our fearless leader Jamie has been kind enough to grant me some web space, so welcome to the
first edition of The Big Brother Cynic!
Without further ado, thereís really only one place to start in this initial column. Like her or not
(and NOT certainly holds the unsilent majority on the Interwebs), you canít talk about Big Brother 12 without
talking about Rachel. You can blame Bren-Bren the Puppet Master or just blame Americaís public school system for
creating a monster, but, any way you slice it, Rachel is a force to be reckoned with in the Big Brother house.
ďShut up, no one cares; Iím dumber having watched itĒ. - Britney
Being a lifelong Red Sox fan, Iím certainly no stranger to the art of yelling at my television set, but watching
Rach three times a week is a new kind of hurt. ďMe&BrendonĒ are making misplay after misplay and coming out smelling
like roses every single time. Most recently, Rach decided that she couldnít trust Matt, even though he had no
power in the situation whatsoever. Not satisfied with just one irrational move for the week, The Chest then
proceeded to convince herself that Matt double-crossed her, even though he did exactly what he said he was
going to do (act blindsided). It would have been a great gameplay by Rach if it was intentional, but it
And while Iím talking misplays, letís talk about this weekís severely flawed veto competition for a second.
If anybody with half a brain was in that competition, there was literally NO way for Britney or Monet to win
the POV. I feel Iím corrected in assuming that nobody was going to change the nominations, so hereís the
scenario that should have gone down:
At the 20-minute mark, somebody (letís say Lane) drops his briefcase. Thatís your ace in the hole to ensure
that somebody stays under the 60-minute time limit. Then all you do is watch Britney and Monet. When Britney
drops her case, Brendon (or Enzo or Rach) drops his case. Then, when Monet drops her case, one of the others
drops theirs. Unless Monet or Brit hit the hour mark on the button, they literally couldnít have won in that
Misspeak of the Week:
Iím the first to admit that if I was on camera 24/7 (minus the many hours of fishies) AND had to give
interviews taboot, Iím sure I would say something stupid every once in a while. But some comments are just
unforgivably dumb, and this is where I ďhonorĒ my favorite slip of the tongue each week.
A lot of chat room ire is going to Rach for her now infamous ďrainĒ as HoH, but Iím give inaugural honors to
Monet for her ď60 times 60, so thatís 1200Ē during the veto competition (the abacus tells me itís 3600, FYI).
Early talk on the feeds has Matt looking at Andrew and Kathy, but I think thatís just gameplay. Considering
Matt is a part of the only other real alliance in the house, the only way to go is to put up Me&Brendon to
guarantee that one of them goes home. Target would definitely be Bren-Bren in this case: (a) heís the stronger
competitor and (b) Iím setting odds at 50/50 that Rach freaks out and quits if her man goes home.
Well, thatís my 500 words. Thanks for letting me rant at you; much like Big Brother itself, I promise to focus
on other houseguests once the two-headed monster goes home.