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Mike Boogie won Big Brother All Stars, the seventh season of the show in America.

The last seven people to get kicked out of the house choose which of the final two win. I thought Erika would win, that Janelle, Marcellas, Howie and Chicken George would vote for her. As it turns out only Marcellas voted for her!

What was far more troubling than Mike Boogie winning was how the other players praised him – yes, praised him!! – for lying to them, using them and getting them kicked off!!! Can you believe it?

They said things like “he played a good game” and “it is only a game”. Yet it is hard to believe that Mike Boogie and Dr Will are not like that in their private lives.

God help them.

On the other hand, the five players who were kicked out earlier (Kaysar, Jason, Diane, Nakomis, Allison) and got to see what we saw on television seem to have a better sense of proportion. Allison put it best: that maybe Mike Boogie can use the money he won to get some dignity.

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Big Brother All Stars, the seventh season of the show in America, will end on Tuesday. Only two of the houseguests remain. The last seven to get kicked out have been living together in a house somewhere in Mexico, cut off from the world. They will vote which of the two will win.

The two that are left: Erika and Mike Boogie.

Those who will choose the winner: Howie, Marcellas, Chicken George, James, Dr Will, Danielle and Janelle.

I think that Erika will win.

The vote will go like this:

For Erika: Marcellas, Howie, Chicken George, Janelle.

For Mike Boogie: Dr Will, Danielle, James.

Six of the seven were kicked off by Chill Town (Mike Boogie and Dr Will). But most of it was done behind the scenes, so that may not be clear to all six of them.

How each will think and vote:

  • Danielle: She was kicked off by Erika, who was her friend. She thought. She may not know that Dr Will was behind it. But even if she does, she may still blame Erika more. So she votes for Mike Boogie.
  • Howie: Knows he was screwed by Chill Town. Mike Boogie lied to his face. He votes for Erika.
  • Marcellas: Also knows he was screwed by Chill Town. He votes for Erika.
  • James: Knows Chill Town screwed him, but knows he would have done the same in their position and will only respect them for it. He votes for Mike Boogie.
  • Chicken George: On the show he played the fool, to protect himself. But being the oldest he should see through Chill Town better than anyone. He will vote for Erika.
  • Dr Will: He is a true friend of Mike Boogie and, as the other half of Chill Town, his loyalty to Mike Boogie has been absolute. He will vote for Mike Boogie.

This gives Erika three votes, Mike Boogie three. So it comes down to Janelle:

  • Janelle: She has been led by the nose by Dr Will and now she knows it and sees the damage she has caused, especially to Marcellas and Howie. So, left on her own, she would vote for Erika. But Dr Will, after he makes sure of James, will see her as the most persuadable of the four natural Erika votes and work on her. It may work, one more time. Here is hoping that it does not: She votes for Erika.

What I hope is that being in the house in Mexico away from Dr Will (he was only kicked off last week), they will compare notes and see through Chill Town and all vote for Erika! That would be so great!

I saw what Erika did to Danielle and know she is faithless, but Chill Town is far worse. So I would want Erika to win as the lesser of two evils. In life it often comes down to that, and so it does here.

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Big Brother All Stars

For Big Brother All Stars, the seventh season of American
“Big Brother”, the game show,
they have brought back the best players from the past six
years. Kaysar is there, so is Dr Will and Mike Boogie.

Among the remaning houseguests are (the numbers after their names are their rank in their first season):

  • Chill Town:
    • Dr Will Kirby (1): Dr Will won season two and is up to
      his old tricks again this year. He is the only one who
      truly understands the game. He is such a charmer that he
      can say he is a liar and still have the others believe
      what he says! He could win.
    • Mike “Boogie” Malin (8): He is Dr Will’s true friend
      and partner in crime, his right-hand man. They laugh at
      how witless all the other players are. He could win.
  • Season Sixers:
    • Janelle Pierzina (3): She is very good at winning
      games and gaining power. She is closest to Kaysar, who
      understands the game better than anyone except for
      Will. She cannot read people and know when she is being
      played, so Dr Will has her eating out of his hand.
    • Howie Gordon (5): He will do whatever Janelle tells
      him even if he thinks it is a bad idea. His loyalty to
      her and Season Six is absolute. He does not seem very
      bright, but unlike most other players he understands
      loyalty and that it is not just about the good times, but
      especially about the bad. He could win.
    • Kaysar Ridha (10): He has thought through everything
      and understands the game better than anyone except for
      Will. Where Will takes the low road, Kaysar takes the
      moral high road: it is not worth it to him to win if it
      means becoming a snake. He does not lie or go back on his
      word. He can be tricked into a dare. He could win.
  • Floaters:
    • Danielle Reyes (2): She came in second in season
      three. She is very good at working behind the scenes to
      get those on her blacklist turned out. She is a fighter,
      but does not think long-term enough. She lost season two
      because she created so much hatred against herself.
    • Erika Landin (4): beautiful but faithless. She has
      turned Mike Boogie’s head. Will warns him that she will
      “throw him under the bus” in a second. True. She is only
      out for herself.
    • Marcellas Reynolds (5): Janelle’s faithless friend. He
      kisses up to Season Six for his own protection, but would
      double cross any of them in a heartbeat. He is only out
      for himself.
    • “Chicken” George Boswell (5): no one sees him as a
      threat. A big mistake. He could win.
    • James Rhine (7): a liar and a snake, but without the
      brains required to carry it off. A poor man’s Dr Will. He
      was once a Season Sixer but thinks loyalty is for fools.
      He is the bigger fool. No one else will trust him — just
      use him.

The game is becoming a fight between Kaysar and Danielle with
Chill Town laughing at their being such fools.

The rank these players got in their first season:

  1. Will
  2. Danielle
  3. Janelle
  4. Erika
  5. George, Marcellas, Howie
  6. James
  7. Mike
  8. Kaysar

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The Evil Dr Will

Dr Will Kirby (1973- ) is a skin doctor in Miami. He is better known in America as the Evil Dr Will who won the second season of “Big Brother”. He is back for the current, seventh season of the show.

Big Brother is a game show on television where a dozen or so people are brought together to live together in a big house cut off from the outside world. Each week two are put up for possible eviction and the rest vote for which one they want to leave the house. The last houseguest to remain wins the game and a mountain of money ($500,000).

As a player Dr Will seems very much like a fox in a children’s story.

Most players seek power and do all they can to gain it to protect their friends and hurt their enemies. They do everything they can to avoid eviction. When they are put up for possible eviction they often become desperate and make a false move that does them in.

Dr Will does the opposite: He never seeks power, he does not mind being put up eviction, he does not seem to have a blacklist of enemies, nor does he have many friends. No matter how bad things get he remains calm and keeps a cool head. Even in his darkest hour he smiles and makes people laugh.

  • He never wins any of the games to become Head of Household so he never puts anyone up for eviction.
  • He never wins any of the games to get Power of Veto so he never has to choose sides and make enemies.
  • He is often up for eviction so he votes only a few players off.

In short, he always makes sure he is never a direct, immediate threat to anyone. He is always someone to get rid of next week, but never this week. This week there is always someone more threatening. He makes sure of it.

He has been put up for eviction five times so far, yet only one person has ever voted against him!

He smiles, he turns on his charm and he tells everyone that he is a liar, that he hates them, that he will waste the prize money, that he is good-looking. But he says it all like he does not mean it.

He hides in plain sight.

His rules of play (as best as I can work them out):

  • Smile, turn on the charm, make people laugh.
  • Never win power, never be a direct threat to anyone.
  • Never lose your cool, never get angry.
  • Never seem to take anything dead seriously.
  • Lie.
  • If you get caught in a lie, tell another one.
  • Turn the other players on each other by planting doubts in their heads and then stand back.

His mother and brother say he is nothing like this in his private life.

The sayings of Dr Will:

Do you think it’s easy being this good looking? It is easy.

I consider lying a sport … If you got burned in this House, it’s your fault

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