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But First: An Oral History Of 'Big Brother'
It's hard to imagine, but in the summer of 2000, there was no such thing as "The Bachelor." There was no "Amazing Race," no "American Idol," no "Fear Factor" and no "Project Runway." CBS took a lofty gamble

Highlighting the shows evolution, fifteen former Houseguests from throughout BB history share their perspective and experiences from the Big Brother house.

Topics include:

  • Casting
  • Moving in & Alliances
  • Twists
  • Daily Life in the BB House
  • Showmances
  • Producers and Diary Room Sessions (including their opinions on DR influence)
  • Jury House
  • Misc topics (Final 3 boredom, Money, Finale, Post BB etc)

Probably the best, most comprehensive article I’ve read about Big Brother. Def worth the read, especially if you’re a long-time fan of the show.

*sighs dramatically* *takes deep breath* MICKEY MILKOVICH DESERVED BETTER. IAN WANTED MICKEY TO KISS HIM, SO MICKEY KISSED HIM. WHEN MICKEYS FATHER WALKED IN ON THEM, HE STOPPED HIS FATHER FROM HITTING IAN AND TOOK A BRUTAL BEATING FROM HIM INSTEAD. HE WAS RAPED WHILE HIS FATHER WATCHED. IAN TOLD MICKEY HE WASNT FREE, MICKEY TOLD HIM WHAT THEY HAVE MAKES HIM FREE, THEN CAME OUT IN FRONT OF HIS HOMOPHOBIC FATHER AND TOOK ANOTHER BRUTAL BEATING. WHEN MICKEY FOUND OUT ABOUT IANS ILLNESS, HE WANTED TO LOOK AFTER HIM BY HIMSELF, THEN HE WAS WORRIED SICK AND TRIED TO GET HIM SOME HELP. IAN STOLE MICKEYS CHILD AND MICKEY STILL WANTED TO HELP IAN AND MAKE HIM BETTER. IAN WANTED MICKEY TO LOVE HIM AND HE DID, HE LOVED HIM SO FUCKING MUCH AND HE CARED ABOUT HIM AND IT STILL WASNT ENOUGH. Mickey. Fucking. Milkovich. Deserved. So. Much. Better. FUCK.

*drowns in my own tears*

Rincewind stared at the glass sphere that was the current above of Hex.
“Hex, is the world ready for the William Shakespeare of whom we spoke?”
“It is.”
“And he exists?”
“No. Two of his grandparents did not meet. His mother was never born.”
“In his hollow voice, Hex recounted the sad history, in detail. The wizards took notes.
“Right,” said Ridcully, rubbing his hands together when Hex finished. “This at least is a simple problem. We shall need a length of string, a leather ball of some kind, and a large bunch of flowers…”

Later, Rincewind stared at the glass sphere that was the current abode of Hex.
“Hex, now is this wold ready for the William Shakespeare of whom we spoke?”
“It is.”
“And he exists?”
“Violet Shakespeare exists. She married Josiah Slink at the age of sixteen. No plays have been written, but there have been eight children of which five have survived. Her time is fully occupied.”
The wizards exchanged glances.
“Perhaps if we offered to babysit?” said Rincewind.
“Too many problems,” said Ridcully firmly. “Still it’s a change to have an easy one for once. We will need the probable date of conception, a stepladder and a gallon of black paint.” 

Rincewind stared at the glass sphere that was the current abode of Hex.
“Hex, is this world ready for the William Shakespeare of whom we spoke?”
“It is.”
“And he exists?”
“He was born, but died at the age of 18 months. Details follow…”
The wizards listened. Ridcully looked thoughtful for a moment.
“This will require some strong disinfectant,” he said. “And a lot of carbolic soap.”

Rincewind stared at the glass sphere that was the current abode of Hex.
“Hex, is this world ready for the William Shakespeare of whom we spoke?”
“It is.”
“And he exists?”
“No. He was born, successfully survived several childhood illnesses, but was shot dead one night while poaching game at the age of thirteen. Details follow…”
“Another easy one,” said Ridcully, standing up. “We shall need… let me see… some drab clothing, a dark lantern and a very large cosh.”

Rincewind stared at the glass sphere that was the current abode of Hex.
“Hex, is this world ready for the William Shakespeare of whom we spoke? Please?”
“It is.”
“And he exists?”
“Yes.”
The wizards tried not to look hopeful. There had been too many false dawns in the last week.
“Alive?” said Rincewind. “Male? Sane? Not in the Americas? Not struck by a meteorite? Not left incapacitated by a hake during an unusual fall of fish? Or killed in a duel?”
“No. At this moment he is in the tavern that you gentlemen frequent.”
“Does he have all his arms and legs?”
“Yes,” said Hex. “And… Rincewind?”
“Yes?”
“As one of two unexpected collateral events to this latest interference, the potato has been brought to these shores.”
“Hot damn!”
“And Arthur J. Nightingale is a ploughman and never learned to write.”
“Near miss there,” said Ridcully.

– shenanigans | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen, The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

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DAN, STOP THAT

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Boogie Learns the Truth About Ian

one of the best moments of big brother. 

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Can we just take a moment to admire and worship the GREATEST MOMENT IN BIG BROTHER HISTORY. 

There are creatures which have evolved to live in coral reefs and simply could not survive in the rough, tooth-filled wastes of the open sea. They continue to exist by lurking among the dangerous tentacles of the sea anemone or around the lips of the giant clam and other perilous crevices shunned by all sensible fish.
A university is very much like a coral reef. It provides calm waters and food particles for delicate yet marvellously constructed organisms that could not possibly survive in the pounding surf of reality, where people ask questions like ‘Is what you do of any use?’ and other nonsense. 

– on universities | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen, The Science of Discworld