Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BB11 Last Minute Open Casting Dates.

You must be in/near Kansas, Virginia or Washington state to make these open calls. Two on Friday and one on Saturday.

Friday, May 1st:

4:00pm to 8:00pm
7300 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS 66213

LOCATION:Tiki Bob's Cantina
5pm to 9pm
110 N 18th St. Richmond, VA 23223

Saturday, May 2nd:

Fuel Sports Eats & Beats
4pm to 8pm
164 S. Washington St., Seattle, WA 98104

Casting ends Monday, May 4th so these are most likely the last 'open' calls. Good luck!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Get Your Free Music And Games From Real Superpass.

In order to watch the Big Brother live feeds you need to have a subscription to Real's Superpass. Now Real promises some other things along with the Live Feed including "$10 worth of MP3 songs every month."

A recent added bonus is you can now download actual MP3's to use any way you see fit. Drag them to your player, burn them to CD - whatever you like - no more need to use Real's media management tool if you don't want to - you just download them in a ZIP file and off you go.

However, as wonderful as that sounds - actually getting those MP3's can be a bit confusing.

Every couple of months this 'feature' crosses my mind so I head over to and try to remember what I need to do. This time I decided to take notes and screen caps and share them. Hopefully they won't change the process again too soon. Now these instructions are for PC users. I can't say if it works quite the same for Mac folks.

First of all you should have the latest version of Real Player (as of this writing it is 11). Open up your Real player software and click on "Help" and then "About Real Player" to make sure you have version 11. You can then click the "check for update" button while you are at it to make sure you have the latest and 'greatest' version. If you have Real Player 10 the screens will look different, might as well get the newest version.

As you read this tutorial - click any image to enlarge.

So I'll assume you all now have version 11. The next step is to actually sign in to your account. Remember you MUST have a paid superpass subscription to get the ten dollars of free music each month. If you don't have one yet and want one - by all means PLEASE sign up via one of the links on this site or via this one.

Back to the instructions, once Real Player is open click on the link to 'SuperPass" button at the top if it isn't already highlighted. Then click on one of two places to sign in (if you aren't already logged in).

This pop up should be pretty self explanatory. Log in to your Real account.

Now the part that gets confusing. You should now see two places that say 'Music' - You want to click on the LOWER one - the one associated with SuperPass. The other one is for Rhapsody - and if you have that you won't be reading this because you already get lots of music to download.

Once you have highlighted the lower music tab you should see a button to "Get Your Mp3 Downloads" - Click on it and the rest should be fairly straight forward.

A couple of additional notes.

Real used to let you download your $10 any time during a month. Now it is a rolling 30 day calendar. So before you could download $10 in MP3's on the 30th of one month and another $10 on the 1st of the next month. Now of you download on the 30th - you can't download the free stuff until the 30th of the next month.

You also get a free game a month - getting that is similar to the music except you need to click the Games tab and then choose to download your free game.

I hope that helps, I don't really want to offer support but this was something I wanted to put together to help people out!

Click to get a three day free trial of the Big Brother 11 Live Feeds! And your free music once you are a subscriber!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

BB11 May Have Only 10 Houseguests?

In my effort to find out as much as possible about season 11 I came across this video from early April. Mike 'Boogie' (BB2 & 7) and Brian Hart (BB10) visit with Julie and talk about casting, which ends May 4th btw, the interesting thing I heard Julie toss out was talking about ten people going into the house this season.

Actually I am guessing this was a random number but if it isn't this could be a different season with either people being added or a shorter season? Razzle Dazzle! Ok seriously it was probably just Julie tossing out a random number.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Audio Blog

I am using a new site to record my audio stuff. Gcast is what I used to use but they are wanting me to pay $99 to call in my podcasts - sorry I am cheap! So the plan this season is to try Snapvine. Listen in below. There is a permanent link on the right hand colum assuming I like it and decide to keep using it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Julie Chen Expecting. Baby Due In October.

Julie announced she was expecting this morning - but also says this will not affect her hosting Big Brother this summer.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Big Brother Flashback. Season 1 - Episode 1

Quirkydude has compiled every episode of the USA version of Big Brother - I have some of season one but not all - here is the very first episode in five parts... wow...

Here is links to everything - Quirkydude gets all the props!

Big Brother USA - All Seasons - All Episodes

Click a Season and Enjoy!!
Watch Big Brother 1 Watch Big Brother 2 Watch Big Brother 3 Watch Big Brother 4
Watch Big Brother 5 Watch Big Brother 6
Watch Big Brother All Stars Watch Big Brother 8 Watch Big Brother 9 Watch Big Brother 10

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bunny Tales aka Bit o'Bunny

Of all the weird coincidences, last night I was working on updating the links area for this site and when I came across my links to Bunny's site which is no more :(

No point in linking to it because the site is not there. However I had archived the site for Bunny at her request and while it is far from perfect it does give you almost all of her comments from the previous seasons of Big Brother.

You can find the archives here:

All Bunny's thoughts for Season's Two through 10 are there. You can also find some old pages here:

Here is a portion from one of those pages Bunny wrote before Big Brother 8. Still cracks me up today!


So you've been chosen for the cast of BB8, eh? Well, there are rules (the ones from CBS) and then there are RULES (the ones from Bunny). I'll leave it up to you to decide which ones are more important to follow. (Hint: Mine.) Anyway, here they are, so start taking notes.

Rule No. 1: Wow us. If you're boring, Bunny will call attention to your total lack of entertainment value. Show us "wild." Show us "crazy." Show us private parts coated in peanut butter.

Rule No. 2: Wear something metallic or frothy, or make sure we never see you without your antenna or magic cape. We don't care if you're comfortable. We want clothing that we're willing to bid on when it hits Ebay.

Rule No. 3: No more nose-pickers. It's been done. Twice. My booger joke collection has been exhausted. If you insist on picking something, make it your butt.

Rule No. 4: Dance for us. Any kind of dancing will do (I'm partial to the Bunny Hop) but you need to look funny when you do it.

Rule No. 5: Get drunk. This is even better than dancing. The all time best entertainment is dancing WHILE drunk.

Rule No. 6: Don't talk to the camera. You can moon it, but don't talk to it.

Rule No. 7: Tell Bunny how much you love her. Leave her a carrot on the bed, or fashion her likeness out of a wash rag like they do on cruise ships. Better yet, write her a song. "Bunny, yesterday my life was filled with rain...."

Rule No. 8 : When you start to get homesick or lose a challenge or get put on a solid peanut butter diet, be a cry baby about it. We love that. The more snot, the better.

Rule No. 9: Get rid of any animals provided by BB. We don't like watching them, and we don't like watching you WITH them. It makes you compassionate, and that's not good TV. We want you to be the guy who tosses them over the fence.

Rule No. 10: If you are the resident handsome hunk, leave your shirts at home. Also, please schedule your showers for, say, noonish, when Bunny is sitting in front of her computer having lunch.

Rule No. 11: Tell your family to send fan mail to Bunny. Maybe it won't help you escape criticism entirely, but she's less inclined to tell the world about your bed-wetting problem if your mama is a pen pal. At the least, she may be able to get some insight as to which one of your family members is benefiting the most from having you locked up for three months.

Rule No. 12: Whatever you do, don't forget that Bunny is watching. Keep her entertained and happy. She's paying for 24-hour Live Feeds, you know, and that means you're going to have a lot of reimbursing to do if she doesn't get her money's worth.

Rule No. 13: Share your winnings with Bunny. It's in your contract. I promise.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Three Upcoming Open Casting Calls For BB11

I see an Auto Theme Here................

Chapman Dodge

Saturday, April 18th from 1pm to 4pm
3175 East Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Chapman Chrysler Jeep

Saturday, April 18th from 1pm to 4pm
930 Auto Show Dr., Henderson, NV 89104

Cauley Chevrolet

Monday, April 20, 2009 3 - 7pm
7020 Orchard Lake Road., West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Friday, April 3, 2009

Big Brother Open Auditions...

CBS Press Release:


BIG BROTHER 11, to air this summer on the CBS Television Network, announces a series of open casting in various cities across America. BIG BROTHER 11 will follow a group of people who will be living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones as their every move is recorded 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguests will win the grand prize of $500,000.

Interested applicants must be at least 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found at

The following are the list of cities participating in BIG BROTHER 11 open casting calls:

THURSDAY, APRIL 2: 7:00 - 10:00 PM ET Republic 828 South Peters Street New Orleans, La. 70130

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET Bealls Department Store (Oakleaf Crossing) 8396 Merchants Way Jacksonville, Fla. 32222

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 12:00 - 6:00 PM ET Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 3242 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Ga. 30305

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET Carolina Kia Hyundai 2445 N. Main Street High Point, N.C. 27262

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 1 W Grand Avenue Chicago, Ill. 60654

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 1:00 - 4:00 PM CT Antonelli College 2323 Lakeland Drive Flowood, Miss. 39232

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MT The W Sports and Wellness Center Wartburg College 100 Wartburg Blvd. Waverly, Iowa 50677

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 4:00 to 8:00 PM CT McFadden's 134 Second Avenue, North. Nashville, Tenn. 37201

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET The Paradise Rock Club 967 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Mass. 02215

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots 1751 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, La. 70119

SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 12:00 - 6:00 PM ET Rock Bottom Brewery 3242 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, Ga. 30305

SUNDAY, APRIL 5: BEGINNING AT 12:00 NOON ET Roy Arias Studios 300 W. 43rd St. 3rd Fl. Suite 301/A New York, N.Y. 10036

SUNDAY, APRIL 5: 1:00 - 4:00 PM CT Primetime Lounge 104 W. Main Street Louisville, Ky. 40202

TUESDAY, APRIL 7: 4:00 - 7:00 PM CT LifeStyles Furniture 3735 Avenue of the Cities Moline, Ill. 61265

THURSDAY, APRIL 9: 6:30 - 8:30 PM CT Shooters North 7742 Forest Hills Rd. Loves Park, Ill.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9: 2:00 - 8:00 PM CT (Registration ends at 6pm) Mall of Abilene 4310 Buffalo Gap Road Abilene, Texas 79606

FRIDAY, APRIL 10: 12:00 - 3:00 PM ET CBS-3 Studios 1555 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, Penn. 19130

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: 5:00 - 9:00 PM CT Aces Lounge 222 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78701

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: 5:00 - 9:00 PM ET Cans Bar & Canteen 500 W 5th St Charlotte, N.C. 28202

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: 12:00 - 6:00 PM ET Beef 'O' Brady's 10029 W. Hillsborough Avenue Tampa, Fla. 33615

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET Buckeye Hall of Fame Caf 1421 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43212

SATURDAY, APRIL 11: 2:00 - 6:00 PM PT Dos Gringos Chandler Mexigrill 1361 N Alma School Rd. Chandler, Ariz. 85224

TUESDAY, APRIL 14: 2:00 - 7:00 PM ET Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub 1610 Pavilion Place Wilmington, N.C. 28403

SATURDAY, APRIL 18: 1:00 - 4:00 PM MT Chapman Dodge 3175 East Sahara Las Vegas, Nev. 89104

SATURDAY, APRIL 18: 1:00 - 4:00 PM MT Chapman Chrysler Jeep 930 Auto Show Dr. Henderson, Nev. 89104