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Big Brother 10 Begins

First fifteen minute impressions? Thank heavens there’s no stunt this year. Thirteen actual strangers, period. Love making them choose the first Head of Household based solely on appearance and gut instinct before even walking through the front door.

Initial highlights? The teacher at a Catholic school exposing the ludicrousness of his faith by explaining to us that it doesn’t matter what he does in the house because he just has to go to confession when he gets out and “fix” it. And, of course, Jerry, in his seventies, participating in the checking of April’s breasts to confirm that they are real.

Yes, the long summer of Big Brother has started in earnest already.

Houseguests In One Sentence

Just because I can, I’m going to pull a single sentence from each houseguests’s bio. It will be the sentence that most grabs me from each one.

Angie: “She is proud that she was the Guinness-chugging champion for women at Irish Kevin’s bar in Key West.”

April: “She admits to being OCD and can’t sleep at night if the bottles in the refrigerator aren’t lined up properly.”

Brian: “The political office that would interest him is that of Vice President.”

Dan: “He doesn’t think that America would have been ready for a female president and if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency, he would have moved out of the country.”

Jerry: “Jerry is a diehard Big Brother fan and hasn’t missed one episode in all nine seasons.”

Jessie: “His favorite foods are pancakes, oatmeal, fish and bananas and he also eats Hamburger Helper.”

Keesha: “Keesha considers Hooters an important part of her life.”

Libra: “She has been married for seven years and has three children: a 4-year old girl and recently gave birth to a medical rarity… 4-month old twins, one black and one white.”

Memphis: “He currently works as a ‘Mixologist,’ which he insists should not be confused with a bartender.”

Michelle: “Michelle has always spoken her mind and was the only person to jump up at her brother’s wedding when the priest asked if there were any objections.”

Ollie: “The things he would like to accomplish are financially oriented, i.e. earning enough money to be set for life by making a smart investment, creating the next best invention and/or winning the lottery.”

Renny: “She claims to have outfits, as well as wigs, for any and all social occasions.”

Steven: “He is a champion bull rider in the gay rodeo circuit.”

Five Days Until Big Brother

“CBS announced today the identities of the 13 houseguests who will compete in Big Brother 10,” reads the press release someone forwarded to me. “This season will feature a back-to-basics approach, kicking off with no casting twists and a return to the original format that has made Big Brother one of the most popular summer series on television.”

And sure enough, the Big Brother section of the CBS website is up and running. Enough with all the well-crafted narrative programming I keep talking about here — it’s almost Big Brother season.

One more bit from the press release: “This season, Houseguests will move into a brand new, all-American home with a traditional look, with a rocking chair on the front porch, Victorian stenciled windows and a lush flower garden.”