... than interesting,
the glamorous portrayal of the spy game keeps him focused.
Focused, so he is unable to see the specter he becomes.
Culture. So many reasons for it, so many functions
satisfied by it, yet we each see only what we need to see.
In one respect its like every other ilk of tv. Dramas on
doctor and nurses, or police and firemen, also serve this
other purpose of recruiting would-bees, whilst maintaining
the sense of purpose for those in the service. Education
and Entertainment warped up in the same form.
==== seen and not heard
If Big brother holds a warning on the tools we ordinarily
can't see, then what of this function. Can i comment on
the ease with which this subculture flourishes? Think on all
the tools and gadgets now as common as your domestic computer.
Think on ...
disabled people yet again this year?
This show is going to suck this year. If a transexual can win it then I
wouldn't be surprised if a sheep won it this year.
Commander HughesA week Friday, yes.
How many disabled people have applied to Big Brother in the past?
Oh I see where this is going. You are a barrel of laughs aren't you?Thank you.
Lots apparently. ALL have been refused due to the actual structure of each
of the buildings along with the fact that Mr Edgar Jones and Co will NOT
allow carers to come in at certain moments to help.
Don't know where you got that from. I was being serious, not trying to be
one bit funny.
Commander HughesAll gays are bad, but all cripples are good...?be
Name calling is so childish you know..
... This was tyranny, but you expect with tyranny a response
from the public. There was not one."
She said the constant surveillance undergone by reality
show contestants has an "insidious" effect on them and
can lead them to behave out of character.
Greer said this was evident when contestant Kinga Karolczak
performed a sex act on television in the latest series of
"Did Kinga really mean to humiliate herself to that extent?"
Greer said people had generally become more fearful of crime,
leading them to remain indoors and watch television - which
they often regarded as "reality".
"They should be aware that when they look through that frame
they are being shown a strange reality ...
BIG Brother bosses are set to axe the show weeks before it is due to
end, as explosive rows spiral out of control.
Death threats, fights and shock evictions have plunged the Channel 4
series into the deepest crisis in its nine-year history.
Over the past 24 hours, tensions in the house reached breaking point as
the atmosphere turned “nuclear”.
Bex Shiner, 21, became the latest housemate to get a warning over her
“aggressive behaviour” towards Kat Kasisopa, 30, Darnell Swallow, 26,
Rex Newmark, 24 and Rachel Rice, 24.
Meanwhile, her trio of victims all threatened to walk out, sick of the
rows and bullying.
Producers had hoped the hostility between the gang had peaked when
Dennis McHugh, 24, spat in the face of Mohamed Mohamed, 24.
The incident saw Dennis kicked out on Friday ...
... , this savage experiment, this virile,
this covert influ/ence, this whispered warning is over
for another decade.
Those with no reason to cheer will say it was missed,
the rest, those older with a memory of better, may
wonder how this think came to be.
Big brother - stern overseer? or joking sibling?
The subtle points encoded with this mock religion will
in time be lost. Just another vague memory, the way of
all history. Whatever its intension, its effects will
only be understood with what we see to question, or be
absorbed in the modes persisting as normal and natural
You Decide? That phrase, open yet covert. 'you decide'.
Another sound bite falling on so many deafened ears.
'You Decide!' That thought finding so many different
minds. YOU ...
... amp;amp; record label were - both to which she replied "I'm
not allowed to talk about that.." followed by nervous giggle. I don't
think she has a hope in hell of lasting until Sunday!Definitely not...
Preston has most certainly sussed her and has been discussing with
others his concern that he's never heard of "Kandie Floss" (although he
does have a ... auditions for the Standard Big Brother to get the
gig or was there some other selection process?
Oh, and Welcome Back BTW.Cheers, Moley. :)I think they 'kept her aside' from the non-celeb BB auditions. LOL, can you
imagine if they'd sent Kinga instead???!!
VicShe'd have got the party going after getting a couple of bottles of wine
in her. She may ...
... the shock, but I guess its
just to keep interest over the weekend after the flagging interest of
last week :)
Lets hope its good and evil :)
Ah, my fault for zoning out right at the end of the interview.her exact words apparently were.. "If you're fans of evil, then make sure you
watch this weekend because the housemates have got another big shock in store."Or in fact: "... watch this weekend because the housemates have got a big fluff
mumble splutter. I'll say that again."watch.
LOL yeah she certainly got tongue tiedNot to mention Vanessa, who almost needed "ventilating" and though
Jason was a "lovely groke".Emma's coming backOh dear, that would be bad :-)
... compared to the
dominance of the central theme. That said I did enjoyed
Brian Sewell's contribution, trying valiantly to raise
the quality of our future celeb's experience in the house.
[An art critic giving a whole different meaning to 'life
classes' - now there's an idea for a program.]
Still you raise an interesting question, how to improve
Big brother within the format of the show? How to change
big brother generally? What idea about life would I
transplant upon this program, to both add to the
entertainment and say something about our relationship
to big brother.
The central idea of big brother is one of judgment -
'you decide!' - barks that voice, as if we really do
have a choice. I would have the show pose the question,
... non-celeb winning CBB would be amazing - always seemed to me the
obvious choice for people to vote for.You know if the idea of a complete unknown winning celebrity
Big brother, was a plot in some silly novel, it would be read
as a joke. A cynically cruel joke at that. It would be taken
as the product of some devious mind. It might even be read as
a piece of social satire, much too fantastic to actually happen.
Yet here it is in real life. The ultimately joke played on us.
Those of us who can't see how the joke was worked, or how that
same joke continues to work in the rest of life. Celebrity,
as another mechanized product, in a society overtaken by that
production line mentality. Safe and sure things, as bold as
you dare to go with control.
This program, for all its cat calls and ...
Big Brother 5 - Latest news and events - www.damaja.co.uk/bigbrotheror you could just go to channel4.com/bigbrother.....or one of the many many other sites out there. some of which are more
updated than the official site...
Not a chance in hell I would move in with them lot ITS MADNESS !Often I've thought I'd like to try it but I realise that 5 minutes in there
with those fuckers and I'll either kill them or my self!
To quote Gwen Stefani
"this Shit is Bananas !"
... . The ease with which this blag worked, declares
celebrity to be within the reach of us all, like the
instant millionaires offered us by the lottery, or the
promise, which lures one pop star after another to try
his luck at the fame game. Perhaps the only truth lies
in the celebrity ability to fool us with their candor.
Is this still big brother? This production line of instant
celebrities, old school liberals warmed up and served to
current culture, as if it restore some lost continuity.
Yeah, that would be big brother.[ Follow-up ]
I have to say, its kind of cruel to the 'real' celebrities,
sharing their stage with this cheaper variety and this
conjunction of old and wanna-be does provoke some real
questions of this genera of entertainment, and the value
of the ' ...
Big Brother 6 contestant Makosi Musambasi has settled a libel action against
The Sun, which falsely claimed she conned her way onto the TV show.
Ms Musambasi sued the newspaper after it claimed she was an actress who was
fast-tracked into the Channel 4 house.
But her solicitor David Price told London's High Court she went through the
usual audition process and the newspaper now recognised that.
It is understood she has received undisclosed damages from The Sun.
But details of the settlement were not given in court.
more here :- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6343283.stmBBWatcher wrote on 09/02/2007 :
She's spent soooo long prove that she was a valid BB housemate that the
majority of people have either forgotten about her or simply don't
Citing her past as a reason why she'd thought the nation would take the
first chance to get shot of her, Nadia expressed her surprise, her gratitude
and her apologies for not having had faith in others.
"It's a great feeling to be in the last week; especially for me," she told
Big Brother in the Diary Room. "It's very flattering, so thank you all."
"Before I entered the House, I thought that the first opportunity to get rid
of me, the public will take it. But I've been there four times and I'm still
here, and it's great to know that maybe some people have connected with you
and laughed with you.
"I misjudged people and had bad thoughts. I'm ...
BIG Brother chiefs claim they deliberately made the show dull this year - to
stop calls for its axe.
So thats why it was rubbish this year.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2007410749,00.html#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=BigBrotherA good excuse.
Faria: 'British won't let a non-white win'
Faria sparked a race row in the house yesterday after hearing she was
up for the chop, by claiming the British public would not allow a
non-white person to win the show.
Story here from *The Daily Mail*... ... BB or CBB and the reason is that most
of the voters are women and they tend to vote for men that they are
attracted to. I personally couldn't care less who wins but if Faria wins
I'll eat my hat. She doesn't believe she has a hope in hell does she?
I know she has to believe she has a chance because she isn't really a true
celebrity and is finished if she gets voted out early on. She reminds me of
some the losers on the X Factor who burst into tears when rejected and beg
to be given a second chance ...
big brother Celebrity 2006 - The Edit.
It never ceases to amaze me. The power that lies in
the edit, the power to have an image say what was
The edit in this respect is rather like the bible code.
where a sufficiently large text can be used to extract
any meaning one looks for. Here the text is the habits
of human behaviour, the predictability of language.
Meaning is whatever the editor draws our attention to.
Its found in whatever experiance the viewer brings,
to whatever selection is made in the edit.
Innocent gestures stitched to infer some unintended
meaning. Reactions created in ... that an hour's
highlights edited down from 24 each day isn't manipulated in some way,
then that is seriously deluded. [Not that I would disagree that there
are some, possibly ...
... brother added to the house, or was it
also whatever the house guests could also do and get away
This leaves me to wonder what the 'guests' could have done
and got away with, whilst following this big brother
directive. Big brother, in this sense, would be any one
brazen enough to hi-jack the manner of big brother. Should
make you think!
The obvious might be the elephant 'handlers' in the room,
or the spooks haunting that glam house, or the clowns
scaring the bejesus out of common folks. Maybe like the
common cold, its so obvious we just don't get it. Its not
noticed, only because no one talks about it. Common, known,
accepted, yet strangely invisible...
The obvious. Is it what we all do, or have done to us,
without quite knowing why or how ...
Big brother house, this is Davina, please do not swear you are live on
Channel 4 (cough 'W*nkers'). Your votes have been counted and verified and
I can now reveal that the next person to leave the Big Brother house is...
Nikki, you are the fifth person to be evicted from the Big Brother House,
you have 30 minutes to say your goodbyes and gather your belongings. Nikki,
you're coming hooommmmeeee!Nah, book makers odds are 1.03:1 on foul mouthed Lisa, it seems a dead cert.Yeah, I know. Would be good though.
Big Brother 9 UK fans, I know you are out there. Here we are towards
the end of the Animated Summaries. This is week 11, i'd almost
forgotten what happened. As they say, out of sight, out of mind. Well
I hope you enjoy this as much as the others.
presented the following explanation :
Hehe I like it when you say "Rex's girlfriend" and not Nicole. Hee Hee.They're all on http://uk.youtube.com/user/darkfynne
... . They can plainly think for
themselves, though they seem happy to serve. At issue is whether the
robots are being exploited and the consequences of their treatment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RobotBig brother 2010 - Man or Machine?
Man versus Robot. Man competing with machines. Man becoming machine?
The latest cunning twist on the theme of big brother, makes a joke
of our old/new technology. I wonder, how many will get the point?
In the latest twist, a man in a shinny cyborg suit puts our 'house
guests' through their paces. They perform tasks against the machine,
simple tasks which might lead you to believe this 'machine' is
actually better than man.
Of course we know better, don't we?
I wonder about this relationship we have ...
... Brother is
one fundamental question.
Its not the obvious question, 'who do you want to
win', but 'could you remain decent and honest and
likable, in spite of Big Brother?' Could you
maintain your integrity in spite of circumstance?
The Big brother rules, dictate circumstance, it
promote the worst aspects of the house mates. The
petty squabbles over nothing; the hypocrisy of
nominations; the superficial judgment demanded by
the program's format; all look to broadcast a side
of human behavior, We normally would never give
We may identify with these players, but who are
we really drawn to? I wonder if we even see real
people, and not further elaborations on the theme
of entertainment? There is ...
Big Brother date confirmed
Big Brother bosses have confirmed that the show will return on May 27.
Big Brother's Little Brother will also return on weeknights at 6pm on
Channel 4 and will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary.
Last week Davina McCall confirmed that she will return as host of the main
eviction shows every Friday.
The highlight shows will be shown in their traditional slot of 10pm on
Channel 4 reports Heat magazine.
http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_1344772.html?menu=entertainment.celebritieslast year it was ther 28th, and dammit was on maternity leave last year
gona have to get me holidays in at work so i can watch the 1st 2 episodes
... him in to have a long chat with the
psychologist. :-/*Sue* explained on 29/07/2005 :
I don't think he will cringe. He can see no wrong in what he's doing
and will justify his actions as being protective towards his 'best
The time has come for BB to call him in and kick the bastard out.Ant is bound to CRINGE when he sees the footage. He's gonna take a hell ... willy tends to put pay to all
the genderless talk...
[Takes a look] yep it definitely does... and I also should have inserted the
word BIG somewhere in the above sentence and all. :-)Ah.....you're a BIG angel?Heh heh, and there I was thinking it would be BIG talk!||
|| Extraordinary. After six years of watching BB you feel that you've
|| seen it all and can't ...
... us, and that
did make it awkward," said Nush.
Now they have vowed to meet up when he gets out. Nush reckons there
are similarities between herself and Scott and BB2's Helen and Paul.
She said: "Like us, they didn't get together in the house but there
was this big will-they-won't-they debate. Helen's boyfriend also
dumped her while she was inside.
"In the end, of course, Paul and Helen got together and are still
But Nush is adamant she doesn't want to go straight into another
relationship. "I've been in two long relationships since I was 18,"
"The other was with another plank who sold his story and said I'd
threatened him with a knife and was a bunny boiler.
"As if I'd do that! I'm the ...