I have written before about how much I love the UK version of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother. Maybe it's the island or the weather or the inbreeding or the tabloids, but the UK has the lock on bat-shit crazy celebrities. To stand out in a colorful stormy land you must be more of a force of nature than anyone else just to be noticed.
Where the US version of this show is safe and tame, the British BB is awash in tension, passion, stupidity and humanity - everything real life is only compressed and trapped within a sealed house where cameras watch people 24 hours a day. You watch it waiting for the time when one of the contestants 'wigs out' over the stupidest things. You can count on it.
They even air an analysis show where the general public and others get to give their opinions about what is happening in the house. That show can be the funniest thing. Host Devina is very funny and snarky and a bitch when she wants to be. (Oh Britannia, Britannia rules the world)
All votes for removal are totally secret. In the US version the contestants spend most of their time making deals and negotiating to stay alive in the game (how American is that?). Take that away in the British BB and you have something entirely more interesting - the real personalities come out because you can only rely on your charm and charisma to convince the public not to vote you out after their name has been put up for nomination. You can be friends with a person and still stab them in the back without repercussions since your vote to remove them is not known. You also catch hell from BB if you are caught TRYING to make allies and deals with others. Frustrating for the contestants - red meat for us.
So tonight starts the last Celebrity BB. A house full of egomaniacs all vying for the public's love. Should be better than a train wreck. I am so there!
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
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.