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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Big Brother 12: Hooray for Howie!
Howie Gordon's Pre-Season BBDish Blog

Happy Premiere Day, BB Lovers! The BBDish Premiere Party starts at 7:45pm Eastern, and that will be the next post you see here on BBDish. Between now & then, I'll be taking care of a whole lot of behind the scenes stuff!

I hope you've all got your live feeds set up & ready to go for tonight when we finally get to spark em up, around 9pm BBT! :0)

If you're having some issues right now, you are not alone, and the folks at Superpass are working very hard to iron out the kinks right this minute! I have complete faith that they'll be successful in their efforts. Don't fret. As a matter of fact, I just reloaded and lookie!!

If you missed the morning post, there's a lot of answers to questions you may have, as well as the new Big Brother 12 clip from today's CBS Early Show. Please check it out! :0)

Don't forget! Chelsia & Missy will be hosting a Premiere Night Happy Hour at 6pm Eastern TODAY for all the Live Feed Subscribers!

Now... on to the real reason for this post! :0)

Please join me in welcoming Big Brother Alum, Howie Gordon, from BB6 and AllStars, to BBDish! We're so lucky!! We've got 2 amazing alums this season! Howie & BB11 Lydia Tavera! I'm so excited & honored to have them both here!! You've already seen Lydia's fantastic first blog, and now it's time for Howie!

Here's Hurricane Howie's Pre-Season blog on the show & the new crew of Big Brother Houseguests! Enjoy & Please give Howie a HUGE BBDish welcome in the comment section!

by Howie Gordon aka Hurricane Howie aka Jedi Howie aka DishDudeHowie! ;)

This is the season of the Superfans.

Well... they are not any different than the HG’s of past BB seasons. They still have to win HOH comps, VETO Comps and acceptance from their peers.

So, Mole, America’s Player or whatever it is, these are just obstacles in the way of lies, deceit and backstabbing for $500,000 bucks.

No one is more hated than FLOATERS. Stolen from BBDish.
But, that is the easiest strategy to a long summer stay in the BB House. Floaters may be boring for viewers and disliked by HG’s, but a lot of FLOATERS find themselves in the BB Final Four or Two!!

1] Kristen Bitting is a hottie. She says she put her whole life on hold, so she might grasp at anything to win. But, she also believes in Karma. So her beliefs may help her focus and prevent her from playing too hard too fast!

2] Lane Elenburg knows his role. He is going to latch on to someone that has the Master Plan!Stolen from BBDish.

3] Ragan Fox may go a long way in this game. The girls will love him for his advice, and the men will not be threatened by him.

4] Andrew Gordon on paper maybe the toughest competitor this summer. He’s a doctor, and everyone know’s that Dr. Will was the greatest BB Player ever. Also, Andrew is physically fit with his Triathlete training. But the best don’t always last as they become quick targets.

5] Britney Haynes is in my Demographic skew (18-23) so I gotta love her. But in BB Past seasons the young cute girl has been quickly targeted.

6] Kathy Hillis looks like tough competition. But she may intimidate people with her Police credentials. Stolen from BBDish.

7] Matt Hoffman is going to be good. I have to root for him, as he is from Chicago!

8] Hayden Moss will fit right in socially. Everyone will want to talk and hangout with the California surfer dude type, but his lack of BB knowledge might hurt him in the end.

9] Enzo Palumbo is the Howie of the House. So... he might go a long way, or he might just RUB people the WRONG way!!!

10] Rachel Reilly may be the new Jedi Janie! She is going to be tough! A hot chic with brains is a deadly combination!

11] Monet Stunson is 1 year out of my demo (18-23) lol! But I still love her. Once again, I have to root for an Illinois ennn! Stolen from BBDish.

12] Brendon Villegas is from near my old home (Rancho Cucamonga), so I will pull for him as well. He is well aware that he is playing a game. And if he keeps that in perspective then he will go a long way.

13] Annie Whittington is from another one of my homes (Tampa). I got around! LOL! She admits she wears her emotions on her sleeve, but if she can keep that to the DR, she might be ok. She reminds me of Lisa from BB3, and Lisa turned out alright!!!

Random thoughts... If you're reading this anywhere but BBDish, someone's been very naughty! ;)

If Britney Haynes can survive the 1st 2 weeks, then she could very easily go the distance.

I love Enzo Palumbo!! But... his antics might be a big gamble. He could go the distance, or he could be GONE in week 1! Stolen from BBDish.

This is my opinion on the little we have to go on. After I learn everyone’s name (by the 3rd show), then I will be able to better evaluate the game and the turns.

Enjoy Opening night, everybody!

I can’t wait!!!

If you're reading this anywhere but BBDish, someone's been very naughty! ;)

Hurricane Howie

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Blogger Autumn said...

Hurricane Howie!!! WELCOME and I can't wait to hear more!!!

This is going to be a GREAT SEASON with the BBDISH!!!

Good Morning Carolyn and everyone!!


July 8, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger MizJones said...

Welcome Dish Dude Howie!!!

Thanks for your pre-season perspective of our new batch of house guests. It's gonna be a blast reading your blogs...really looking forward to it!!

July 8, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger tonitoni said...

Hello Howie!

Being as you are a former house guest, I'm looking forward to your
astute observations. You can tell it like no other!

Let the games begin!


July 8, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Welcome to The Dish Howie!

So excited to hear your thoughts on the show this season.

Hope you stop by the comments section too!

July 8, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Lucky13 said...

Welcome Howie!!! It's a pleasure to have a BB Alum hanging out with us here on BBDish!! The folks here are awesome and I'm sure you'll make this season of blogging a laugh riot! Looking forward to your posts. Enjoy the show tonight!!

July 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger JustBeechy said...

Welcome to the dish!! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Perfect Name too..Hurricane Howie ;) The song 5 o'clock somewhere comes to mind... "Pour me somethin' tall and strong..Make it a hurricane before I go insane"


July 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Thanks Howie...I don't agree about Monet, but think you nailed it with the others..

Maybe Monet is the mole....the way she acts and not to many people like her..although AG seemed to like her alot..

July 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger RedRhonda said...

Welcome to the Dish Family Howie! You have joined the BEST family ever for BB! Talk about fun, updates and the best parties ever! But, be warned, keep your Jedi attention at all times....the pies come a-flying!! LOL And, what comes out of the mouths, well.......anyhooo, just welcome to the best place ever with the 'Godess of the Dish'!!! {hugs}

July 8, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger KantroSAK said...

Hey Howie... Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts so far on this season.

I never watched your seasons and will definitely check out at least S6 after this season is over..

I agree with you about Dr. Andrew.. I also love the religious Jewish aspect of it and am looking forward to how it's handled in the house and if the other house-guests throw any anti-semitism his way -- it's gonna make me HATE them real fast..

July 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Amanda in Ohio said...

Great first blog, Howie, but please, Rachel is NOT the new Jedi Janie. That's an insult to your friend, Janie, not because there's anything wrong with Rachel but because, as MOST people know, there will never be a new Jedi Janie. There's only one Janelle!!! Why don't you know that?

July 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger KantroSAK said...

@Pamela... Good comment about Monet.. I've been scratching my head about her..

Carolyn, do we know what happens after the Sabateur's reign is over? Seems like they get a bunch of $$$ if they can pull it off the whole 5 weeks without getting booted -- however will they be given the opportunity to stay and play for the $500k?

July 8, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger bluex1969 said...

I can't believe tonight is the nigh!!

I've got so much catching up to do.

Welcome, Howie!!!

Great post!

Hello everyone!!!

July 8, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Welcome to the Dish your Howieliciousness! :)

How much more fun can this possibly get? We all know, in BB Land anything is possible... :)

My blind guess for mole is Kathy Hillis... She seems unconcerned about telling them she is a sheriff. So they can trust her?

July 8, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...


There he is!!!! As I live and breathe! :0) Happy Premiere Day!!!

July 8, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

And Genie too!!! :0) Yayyy!!!!

Could I be more excited?!?!

July 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger KittyGina said...

Hi Howieeee :) .. so happy to see you here :) WELCOME!!! Loved your blog. Enzo also reminded me of you but no one could ever take your place .. much love being sent to you from me and my boys who are all your fans to, 4 have Light Savers just like yours .. may the force always be with you Howie .. looking forward to all your blogging here this season <3 <3 xoxoxo

Thanks Caro for all you do for all of us, can't wait for tonight WooHoo :) <3 <3 xoxox

July 8, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger bluex1969 said...

Carolyn wrote:

"I hope you've all got your live feeds set up & ready to go for tonight"

Sure do!!! It's working great!

Weird how it isn't on Real this season! That threw me for a loop.

July 8, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Toni said...


So glad I decided I couldn't go all day and not check in.

6 hours and 15 minutes, WOOHOO!!!!!

July 8, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger RedRhonda said...

{{hugs}} Genie How ya been??

July 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger RedRhonda said...

Welcome to the Dish Family Howie! You have joined the BEST family ever for BB! Talk about fun, updates and the best parties ever! But, be warned, keep your Jedi attention at all times....the pies come a-flying!! LOL And, what comes out of the mouths, well.......anyhooo, just welcome to the best place ever with the 'Godess of the Dish'!!! {hugs}

July 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Everyone -

Thank you for being here!!! I'm workin' on some behind the scenes stuff! I'll be back in a couple hours to publish more comments. :0)

July 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger LoonySteph said...

Welcome Hurricane Howie!!!! I am so excited to be reading your blogs this season!!!

Yay We are almost there!!!

July 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger bluex1969 said...

Whatcha doin' behind the scenes, Carolyn?

You're doing shots with Howie and Lydia, arent't ya???? hehehehehe

You can tell us. :)

July 8, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger bluex1969 said...

Okay, someone has to ask.

Is Howie going to give us a pic of himself with his light saber this summer?????

Inquiring minds want to know!

July 8, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger bluex1969 said...


And is there an address for Howie so we can all send him a "pepperoni" pizza? LOL

(viewers of BB6 will know what I mean :o)

Okay, I'm done for now.

Catch ya all later!

Kisses and Rug Burns, Everyone!!!


July 8, 2010 at 11:35 AM  
Anonymous i 4 git said...

Thanks Dish Dude Howie for the opinions!

I am so excited for tonight. I have been going over all the rules in our home as BB12 kicks off. #1 rule...no speaking during showtime! #2. Everyone has been told not to call me during BB12 hour! #3. For goodness sakes do NOT stop by unannounced during BB12 because you will be ignored and shushed until you cry. Everyone knows the rules from seasons past, but it doesn't hurt to remind them...does it?
So now all that is left is to say a warm hello and hugs and kisses to my BB Family...so glad we could all make it!!!!

July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

Welcome Howie!

I have a very strong feeling that this first blog post is just the calm before the storm. We are in the eye of the hurricane waiting for that eye wall to come at us like a mack truck. I can't wait until we get to see your take on them once they are in the house and real.

And I can see through your jedi mind tricks Howie! The Force is with me. No amount of comparing yourself to Enzo will make me like him! Same goes for the JediJanie and Rachel comparison. I'm on to you Mister!

Seriously though, thanks so much for taking the time to share your valuable insight on the new Houseguests. I'm really looking forward to your uncensored view in the days and weeks to come. Wonder who your new "Busto" will be this season?

May the force be with ya JediHowie!

July 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger ǝuoʎuɐzǝɥʇ said...

Alas, after promising myself last summer that I would get the feeds this summer, I now have to use that money for diapers. And wipes. Or more likely those really cute little outfits I seem to see everywhere I go. So, instead of chipping into the fund like everyone else, I will have to donate some chocolate goods or somesuch again.

It's only 2PM here in Kansas City. I have waaaayyyyy too much caffiene in my system right now. I'm to the point of standing on my desk and shouting "START BIG BROTHER!!"

Not appropriate in a funeral home, mind you.

What time is it? Are we there yet? How much longer??

July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

Here’s a Q&A from @BigBroLiveFeeds via Twitter. This should answer some of the questions you are having about the new Live Feeds interface on Superpass.

Q: Why is it loading, loading, loading?
A: Our release yesterday was not a full production release. You won’t see this behavior once we are in full production later today.

Q: Why did you wait so long to test? Isn't this poor planning?
A: We have been testing for the past month, but the final 24 hour ramp up to going live requires that we move a beta experience that will be a bit buggy. This is necessary for us to optimize the video delivery. We are focused on successfully going live this evening.

Q: Why can't we use Real Player anymore? Why did you change it?
A: Our new platform will deliver higher resolution, higher quality video more reliably with better performance. It also enables more social interaction and sharing.

The Rest of these are about the Chat feature, but why would you use that when you could be here on the Dish with the Bestest BB Fans EVER! lol, but here they are nonetheless.

Q: I hate the chat balloons / bubbles!
A: We will improve the balloon presentation to make them less intrusive, and we’ll put in a switch to turn off the balloons altogether. This is a HIGH priority fix.

Q: I can’t chat in full screen
A: Going in and out of full screen mode when you enter text is a limitation of Flash, designed as a security precaution to prevent applications from spoofing your desktop. We’re working on a pop out player solution that could be used side by side with chat Stay tuned

Q: Other users can take my user name!
A: This is a bug and will be fixed.

Q: I can’t find my room! I can’t find my friends!
A: We’re pushing out enhancements soon that will make this easier. Stay tuned

Q: Why only 22 users per room!
A: We’re working through solutions that would enable more people to join a room, but these may take longer than some of our other fixes

July 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Welcome to The Dish Howie!!

July 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger bigwigg said...

HOWIE, welcome to the best BBDISH on the net!!!!

Thanks for your pre-season thoughts.

Really looking forward to reading your perspective after the show goes live!

July 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i was wondering maybe it is just me but i miss real player i use to get a ful screen now i only get half a page am i missin somthin

July 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger KantroSAK said...

Just checking in to say an afternoon hello... It turns out that I WILL be able to see the show @ 5 PT.. Wifey will wait for thr 8PM PT show on CBS since it's pre-taped and the feeds don't start till afterwards..

Also got the DVR set to grab BBAD at Midnight tonight and every night moving forward!! Woo Hoo!!
(can you tell I'm excited)

July 8, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger bluex1969 said...

Okay, it's been two hours!!! hehehe

(I'm excited for the premiere, so shoot me!!!! LOL)

I've had a really lousy couple of months lately, and today is a HUGE bright spot for me!!!! LOL

(I feel like I"m "home" with friends!!! ♥♥♥ to you all!!!!!)

Can I get a w00t w00t?!?!?!?

July 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
OpenID Ron Mexico said...

Great to have you here Howie!

I can understand the appeal of Enzo. He hasn't come off great in preshow interviews but he does seem interesting. His points of view seem very one-sided but definitive. So even if he lasts a long time or is the first booted out he's pretty much a lock for entertaining us while he has the chance.

Even people like Evel Dick and our buddy Howie might not have given off the best first impressions but they quickly won us over. So while I might not agree with what Enzo has to say I'm always willing to give every housemate a chance.

July 8, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Leigh Ann said...

Happy premiere day! I'm so excited. Just wondering if yesterday's chat With Chelsia is available to watch. I can't find it on superpass and wasn't home when it was on. Thanks! :)

Enjoy the show (and the feeds)!

July 8, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I just went through all the interviews. It seems I can't find Chelsea's interview with Kristen.

Does anyone know where to find it?

I'm thinking Brendon is the saboteur.

July 8, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

Oh oh oh ~ Welcome Hurricane Howie!!!

July 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

Well, of course you are working behind the scenes Carolyn!!! Hi!

Hiya Genie!!

And I am no Carolyn, so Hi everyone else!!! LOL

July 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger JacobsMom said...

Just had to come on here and say Hi for the season Carolyn! I live for BB in the summer time. I don't comment much, I'm mainly a lurker but I'm on here about 5000 times a day because I don't get the live feeds.
I appreciate what you do and think you rock!
Here's to a great BB summer!

July 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Levintry said...

Just a quick heads up to everyone that has the superpass there are 10 free songs you can get that are BEYOND the normal free songs you get with the superpass each month. There is a 15 second ad you have to watch, but its worth it. Go to this link: http://rhapsodyextras.com/sharethelove/ and near the bottom you will see a blue button that says "download all free songs" just click it and enjoy the free music!

July 8, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger ♥♥MLady♥♥ said...

Howdeeeeeeeee Hurricane(Jedi) Howie!! Welcome to the Dish! And everyone here!! :) Waves to all!
I am so excited. I actually am off work today! Weeee!
Great post Howie Cutie Pie lol

(Off topic.had to share!!
And........I just got tickets to James Taylor and Carole King last night for next Thurs!!! )
Soooooo, with BB and now this to look forward to, Let the games begin!!

July 8, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Welcome Howie!!! I look forward to reading your insights as the season progresses.

Glad you'll be joining us here at BBDish.

July 8, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Marie-Andree said...

I was so worried that the feeds would not be working in time and am so relieved to see that all is in place.
Welcome Howie

July 8, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

Jedi Howie! Welcome to the Dish.

I'm super excited to read your take on the hamsters each week.

I bow to your wisdom oh Jedi master.

Oh and I'm calling Matt as the Mole.

July 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger MrsH78 said...

Does anyone remember the movie Stuart Little? Where at the beginning of the movie, the little boy is so excited and he just yells and yells, "It's today! It's today!!"?? -- Yeah... that's how I feel today!

July 8, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

wOOt w00t!!

Hi everybody!!

July 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger RedRhonda said...

w00t w00t !!!! Great to see everyone drifting in! Soooooo excited!!!

Behind what scenes?? I didn't make any scenes. Gaytor misbehaving again? LOL Must be something special cause Caro rules!!

July 8, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger RhondaM said...

Hi Howie! Welcome to the BBDish!

Blue - wOOt wOOt!!!

Hi everyone! The wait is almost over. Is it ok that I'm hoping Monet won't get a bed? hehe.

July 8, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

Test for my broswer.........just testing

July 8, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger RhondaM said...

Michigan Man - That's a good guess.

July 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger SimplySam said...

Ohhh!!! Howielicious is right! *wipes drool off of keyboard*

Carolyn? Have I mentioned lately how much I love you? ♥

This blog was such a fun read!

(I am totally with Syn though... *grins*) This is gonna be a GREAT season! I love all our newest lil rats in the cage. They are all SOOO extreme & different!

I can't wait to see all the wtf?! looks they give each other during their "getting to know you" phase too. This is what I look for in the beginning... especially poker faces.

Non verbal communication speaks so much louder than vocal chords are capable of, ya know? Ha.

Thanks for joining us Howie! And I previously thought BBDISH couldn't possibly get any better. HA! You are among the best - around these here parts.

**And a special thank you to Syn (again!) for providing us with the feed/chat intel. You rock! ♥

July 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger ♥♥MLady♥♥ said...

W000000000T!! WOOOOOOOT!! for Blue!!

July 8, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Levintry said...

Just a quick heads up to everyone that has the superpass there are 10 free songs you can get that are BEYOND the normal free songs you get with the superpass each month. There is a 15 second ad you have to watch, but its worth it. Go to this link: http://rhapsodyextras.com/sharethelove/ and near the bottom you will see a blue button that says "download all free songs" just click it and enjoy the free music!

July 8, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Welcome Howie!!! I am looking forward to your future blogs!!!

July 8, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Welcome to BB Dish, Howie! Looking forward to your blogs and your thoughts and impressions as the game progresses! :D

July 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Sunny said...

*Waves to Howie*... Welcome aboard!! Now you will see what we peepers were doing behind your scenes. Hope you enjoy the dark side of the cameras.

Blessings... Sunny

July 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

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