SLop Du Jour Meets Big Brother 16!!!

 

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Another season of Big Brother is underway, and for the 16th season contestants for the summers biggest reality game show/social experiment have entered the house in a two show premiere.  Without delay the house-guests are facing their first week on slop.

What is slop, you ask?   Slop is somewhat of an oatmeal like powdered protein product that house-guests have described as “metal protein powder”.

In Big Brother tradition, slop is a food substitute given to the house-guests who are declared the weeks suffers in the Have/Have Not competition each week (this may change this season! Stay tuned for updates).

America’s vote has in past seasons offered two food items that have not’s are allowed to eat along with the slop however, we have not seen any America’s Choice as of today.  Along with this slop mixture and the two voter items the have not’s may also consume condiments from a list provided by big brother.

Here is the list:

balsamic vinegar, olive oil, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, hot sauce, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, relish, salsa, soy sauce, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, black pepper, garlic salt, crushed red pepper, salt, vanilla, basil, bay leaves, cinnamon, leaf oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, brown sugar, artificial sweetener, powdered creamers, white sugar, tea and protein powder.

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The 16 House guests that will attempt to win $500,000 on Big Brother 16

Here at Slop Du Jour, I will attempt to bring you news and happenings about “What’s cooking in the BB House”, bring you some of the recipes of the HG’s attempts to make things with slop, along with news of all the regular things happening in the house and in the game.  We’ll do some fun photos and some mash-up’s and screen-caps where I can!

 

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What’s Cooking – Racism, Stereotypes and Nastiness

I love Big Brother.  I have for a long time and have been a live feed watcher for a long time.   15 seasons in fact… However, I have had more than I can stand this week, and I’m not bringing you my normal SlopDuNews.  I am taking the time to bring you clips of the atrocities that are happening in the BB house this season.

I have tried to chalk it up to the usual, house-guests you love to hate, but it’s more than that this year.  It’s becoming more and more acceptable and the norm of what happens in this game.  Julie Chen has expressed her dissatisfaction in the comments of some of the houseguest, and ignored others.  It seems CBS has used this disgusting behavior to boost ratings, and only address with the TV show viewers a very small amount of the comments that have actually been said.

These are two video’s of clips (of which I am not the creator, I am linking to them) which as a live feed watcher I know are not taken out of context, they disgust me and should disgust you.

I am not naming names, I will let the clips speak for themselves.  Please watch them, and decide for yourself if you will choose to sit and watch silently, ignore it or simply bear witness to these things.

I do not think any “game” is worth this happening or being allowed  and I will not sit by and watch it happen without commentary. .

All views stated are my own, and I make no reference to any employers of mine, past or present and my true hope is that this behavior will have consequences for those who have perpetrated it.

Please click the link for each video, they will open in a separate window.

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Have Not Hell, but Its a Dandy!

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As we say goodbye to the latest evicted house-guest Jeremy, we here at SlopDuJour are happy to say goodbye to the only holder of the never-not pass.

It is a big week in the Big Brother 15 house, and with this weeks “twist” (America’s MVP nomination) the house has been full of accusations, speculations, a bit of deep thought and the really wild idea that Elissa nominated herself for eviction.  Most of all,  paranoia galore!  There is something about being in that house that seems to make a logical person throw away all centered thought and think everyone is coming after you.  The house guests have been taking guesses about what the twist could be, and really Andy and Spencer have both described exactly what it is, however everyone else poo-poo’s it as if it were the furthest from possibility.  Ah the Big Brother house, finally feeling a bit more like previous seasons.

The have nots this week were picked in a “All you can eat” Fro-Yo competition shown on Sunday’s show, and a sigh of disbelief came over Jessie, Andy, Spencer and Candice who lost the competition and are now all being subjected once again to the have not beds, cold showers, America’s choice foods and the dreaded Big Brother Slop!

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America is being pretty kind in their voting, and Big Brother gave the have-not’s macaroni and mangoes to add to the list of things they have to fill there empty bellies.  Many types of Mango including, fresh, dried and even fruit roll ups were given to break up the hardship of being a have not.

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Amanda and Elissa have really been the only people attempting to get creative with their fare and they are not even have nots this week!  But kindness to others can be key in this game of strategy, so they have continued to make the Have Not Muffins from the chocolate protein powder they are allowed, and Slop Balls ( a concoction of slop bound with BBQ sauce, Guacamole or Salsa) which Helen made back in week one.

Amanda attempted to make fettuccine alfredo in a have and have not version for the house last night.  Cheese being a key ingredient in alfredo sauce, the have not batch was more of a thickened milk sauce, which did not get very thick, but Jesse did say was tasty.  The Have variety also brought some yum to the house, but if she had followed some cooking tips from SlopDuJour she would have been much happier with the result.  Here is a recipe for a simple alfredo sauce that you can try at home!

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Alfredo Sauce (For the Have’s)

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 2 Tsp Salt (add more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Melt butter in pan, add flour and whisk until butter has a bit of the smell of fresh bread

Add milk about 1/2 cup at a time while whisking

Whisk until smooth after each addition

When all milk is added, slowly add cheese and spices and melt completely (DO NOT LET BOIL!)  Remove from heat, the sauce will thicken as it cools.

Cook your pasta as directed on box, and drain.  Mix pasta with sauce and Voila!  You have a great little meal, that is if your a have!

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For the have not’s today, We’re going to make  something that for sure has all of the allowed ingredients.

Mango Pasta Salad

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt (This is the only salt you should add!)

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  • 4 Cups Macaroni (measure uncooked)
  • 1 Diced  Fresh Mango
  • 1 Cup Salsa Rinsed and Drained (just run water over it to take out the red sauce and leave solids in bowl)
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives (black or green)

Instructions

Mix all ingredients for Sauce and set aside.  Cook pasta and drain.  Cool by running cold water over it.  When cool, add mango, rinsed salsa and sliced olives and pre-prepared sauce.  Chill for at least an hour! Enjoy!

So stay tuned..and keep voting in the america’s choice vote which usually opens after the Live eviction shows, and keep coming back to see what’s cooking in the Big Brother 15 house!

BB15 America’s VOTE is a GO!

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On Sunday Nights show, the first vote of a whole season of America’s Vote was announced!  Yes, America you too can now vote on what two foods (in addition to the approved list of Have not condiments) will be allowed to be eaten by the losers of the Have/Have not competition held each week.

In case you missed it, the approved list straight from the BB house is in earlier posts.. please check the archives to see what is available to those who are have not’s for the week.  Chocolate Milk is a new item this year.  People in the house are talking (and it’s not all nice!) about how the people who are have’s this week, have drunk the sweet and chocolate treat all up,  leaving none for the have not’s even when it is known they are so limited in things they can cook and eat with.

Aaryn shows David her Southern Hospitality, but not so much to other contestants!

Aaryn shows David her Southern Hospitality, but not so much to other contestants!

So click that link and VOTE AMERICA!!!  Let’s show The BB House-guests how much we do (or don’t) like them.  We here at SlopDuJour will be bringing you ideas, and recipes for you of what the HG’s attempt to create with slop, and we will come up with a few of our own!

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Nick shows off his Balance! Just wait until you have a week as a have not Nick!!!

Big Brother Summer of Slop

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A first look at the Big Brother 15 Have / Have Not room

Another exciting season of Big Brother has begun, and without delay the house-guests are facing their first week on slop.  What is slop, you ask?  Slop is a food substitute given to the house-guests who do not win the Have/Have Not competition each week.  It is somewhat of an oatmeal like powdered protein product that house-guests have described as “metal protein powder”.

America’s vote has in past seasons offered two food items that have not’s are allowed to eat along with the slop however, we have not seen any America’s Choice as of today.  Along with this slop mixture and the two voter items the have not’s may also consume condiments from a list provided by big brother.

Here is the list:

balsamic vinegar, olive oil, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, hot sauce, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, relish, salsa, soy sauce, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, black pepper, garlic salt, crushed red pepper, salt, vanilla, basil, bay leaves, cinnamon, leaf oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, brown sugar, artificial sweetener, powdered creamers, white sugar, tea and protein powder.

I will attempt to bring you news and happenings about “What’s cooking in the BB House”, bring you some of the recipes of the HG’s attempts to make things with slop, along with news of all the regular things happening in the house and in the game.  We’ll do some fun photos and some mash-up’s and screen-caps where I can!

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Last Chance for Discounted Feeds – Tomorrow is the Big Day!

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The big day is tomorrow and we begin the 100 days of Sizzling Summer and Big Brother 15!  As you can see the house-guests have already entered the house, and the 1st show and live feeds begin tomorrow night!!!  The feeds are being hosted by CBS.com this season and will no longer be using the long time host Superpass for the service.  A discounted season subscription rate (23.99) was offered this year for early birds (rush to Cbs.com to sign up, today is your last chance!!!) Big Brother After Dark will be hosted this year on TVGN (TV Guide Network) if you are lucky enough to have that service on your cable provider.

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SlopDuJour will be here covering everything that is cooking (in the kitchen and everywhere) in the Big Brother house.  We’ll be bringing you creative ideas for Slop along with juicy gossip, Screen Captures, Photo Graphics and amazing commentary!  Please feel free to make suggestions on what you want to hear about Big Brother season 15!  Be sure to check the archives for last years show stopping recipes and photo montages!

Be Sure to follow us on Twitter @SlopDuJour and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SlopdujourBB15

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Let Big Brother 15 Pre-Season Begin!!!

Big Brother 15 is RIGHT around the corner!!!  The Hollywood Reporter released photos today of the new house (some of it!) leaving some rooms for a surprise for the anticipated first show of the season!   Clues to the season are being dissected now by BB’s biggest fans and supporters!   Rumor has it, 15 or maybe even 16 brand new house guests will enter the house and that always makes for a great season!  CBS is hosting the Live Feeds this year!  Check out CBS.com for details.

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Photos are from the Hollywood Reporter.. click the link to see more!

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Stay tuned to SlopDuJour to get the story on what’s cooking in the Big Brother 15 house this summer!  I will be bringing you all sorts of news and incites and maybe even some insider information on the house guests!

Double Eviction and the Carrot and the chef have left the building!

A look at the Final 7

An explosive show on Thursday began with the gathering of the house-guests, and the announcement of the show’s surprise double eviction ( the second of the season!)  as it stood with Ian as reigning  Head of Household his nominations were made and Joe and Frank sat on the block waiting for their fate.

Frank and Joe sit on the block for the first of two eviction in the second double eviction week on Big Brother 14.

When Julie Chen announced to the house guests that this week would also be a double eviction I was surprised not to see more scrambling for last second votes.  I think it was really because Frank was under the impression that he was safe this week, due to Dan’s very effective plan of ruthless lying.  There is some great controversy growing over this and Dan’s choice of “swears” on his Bible.  Dan has made it quite clear in his publicly aired Diary Room sessions that he is willing to tell lies in order to support his family and would continue to do so for the win.  As in all seasons of Big Brother, each player makes choices based on their own belief systems, but really should consider how each “move” or “lie” could affect them after the game.  I always hope that viewers will understand the spirit of the game, and when it’s over, will remember that each and every house-guest is a player in a game and half the fun is the drama.

When all was said and all votes were cast, Frank was evicted from the house, by a vote of 3-1 and left only hugging his ally Jenn who had cast the one vote for him to remain.  Frank will join, Britney and Ashley in the Jury house in sequester for the finale show.  I personally was not sad to see Frank go.  His 9 lives were well used up and his live feed personality was quite different from the one edited for the CBS shows.

After the eviction, the house-guests immediately sprang into action for the double eviction.  For the HOH competition, everyone moved into the back yard and took their positions for a quiz type competition.  The contest is a “quiz” type and Julie reads quotes from evicted HGs and the players need to identify who said it.  Whoever gets the most right in seven questions wins the contest and the coveted HOH.  After a series of questions, there is a three-way tie with Jenn, Dan and Danielle, so it goes to a tie-breaker question and DAN is declared the winner!

Its time for the nominations and before Dan even has a chance to name the HG’, Joe takes a seat in the nomination chair.  This somewhat breaks the tension then in a somewhat shocking maneuver, Dan officially nominates Joe and Ian for eviction, marking the first time Ian has been nominated all season.  This also marked the fifth time Joe has been nominated.

The POV is one of the most powerful weapons in the big brother house

Next is the power of veto competition, and to guarantee safety, the HG’s must work a plastic type shark fin through a massive maze, remove it and run back to the button hit it to win.  It’s a close race, except for Shane who never seems to get out of the starting gate with his fin.  Ian quickly moves his fin through the maze and while the others are still struggling Ian smacks his button for the win!

IAN WINS THE POWER OF VETO!

Ian uses the power of veto and saves himself, of course. Dan nominates Danielle which is a shock to her, but she takes Dan at his word (which is not golden, as we know) and only over-reacts slightly.   Obviously Dan wants Joe out, and he was worried that if he nominated Jenn, everyone would’ve voted her out. Dan is playing with fire right now, but this is probably the smartest move to get his way because there’s NO WAY Shane and Jenn will vote out Danielle. But still, Dan literally just nominated two people he has Final 2 deals with. The gasp from the audience when he did it was priceless.

JOE IS EVICTED 3-0 and its the first unanimous vote of the season.  Joe is a very good sport, as he’s the most excited person walking out the door all season.  Joe talks with Julie and  blames the “showmance” for him getting evicted, making jokes about how he couldn’t offer Shane the same things Danielle did.  He also claims his “strategy” was to lose competitions on purpose.  We say goodbye to Joe with a hearty THANK YOU for all the cooking and recipe sharing he did with the live feed watchers and Slop Du Jour this year!

Goodbye Chef Joe!!! Good Luck with MadLoveCooking and you will always have a friend at Slop Du Jour!

Pretty In Pink….Princess Britney is heading for the Jury House

Britney warmly greets the crowd, pretty in pink.

Its true, Britney has left the Big Brother house.  By a vote of 5-1 the house guests chose to send the 3rd coach packing, however this time the bag was packed for the second member of the Jury.  Britney was a tough player this year, and even having Willie (who was expelled by BB for breaking violence rules, back week 2) as a team member managed to survive until all but one of her players was gone.  She will be missed, as the last 7 members of the house lack the normal “spirit” that people like Britney bring to the house.  As America’s favorite house guest in the past, she has a chance to again take home the $25,000 cash prize!  Stay tuned and vote for your favorites!

The Big Brother Sun, with all its little satellites!

After the eviction, the House guests went straight to an endurance competition called “Around the Sun” in which the players had to stand feet on a round (very small) disc hanging from long ropes, and be swung around while hanging on and staying on for the longest.  The  sun of course sprayed them with “tanning” spray and later a “comet”  that looked more like a caveman club to me,  would  pummel and twist the competing house guests.   America tweeted out to CBS during the live show, and the first house guest to be eliminated from the competition would be given (based on the viewer vote) either a punishment or a reward.  America decided to levy punishment on Joe, who fell from the ropes after only two minutes (on a personal note, this was before the live broadcast had even ended, Jenn was soon to follow. Joe was punished with 24 hours of hula hoop boot camp (he had to get up and hula hoop whenever a song comes on for the next 24 hours). The contest came down to Shane and Ian, ( it was pretty obvious that Ian had the right stuff to win) and Shane’s muscles could not hold out  and he made a deal with Ian for safety for the week and dropped.  

Jessie in the house turns everyone into the GRINCH!

Pandora’s Box was offered to Ian, and after seeing a Christmas tree with presents under it, he accepted and opened the door to find many fun cute toy type gifts ( which are perfect for Ian, and he loved them all) and $1000 in cash ( of which he did not mention to the other house guests).  As with all Pandora’s box’s, there is something unleashed ( good or bad) on the house.  Jessie Claus ( Jessie is a notoriously disliked past house guest) and his return to the house was definitely a negative.  Jessie took all the “unhealthy” food out of the house, and replaced it with his idea of healthy food.  The house guests were not happy with the visitor nor with his presents, but played along like good sports.   It seems this week instead of have-nots, we have a house full of health nuts!  

At the nomination ceremony Ian gave easily the best nomination speech of the season. He was frank (pun intended) and honest, and he spoke with the most confidence I have seen from him all season. He even looked both Frank and Jenn in the eyes when he was taking to them, which hasn’t been done a lot at the nomination ceremonies this year. Here’s what he told Frank and Jenn when their keys were not pulled from the box, “Frank, you are a phenomenal competitor in this game. And I downright respect you for it, but you’re a huge threat and that is definitely an issue I have to look at going down the line. Jenn, you have played a remarkable social game so far and you’re also a threat. And I just have to keep these types of considerations in mind when moving forward and nothing personal, just strategy.

Because  Julie Chen announced it to the viewers, we are expecting a double Eviction this Thursday.   The house guests are not expecting it, but have an idea another double eviction or a fast forward might be coming and have been running around making final 3 and 2 deals with each other.  Everyone seems to have more than one deal, and this weeks nominations are no exception.  Tune in for tonight’s show to see who will win power of Veto, and possibly save Jenn or Frank from eviction.  See who will be put up on the block if the power of Veto is used tonight at  9:00/8:00 Central on CBS!