With no activities left on the schedule until the conclusion of the season three and a half days from now, it’s getting rather dull in the house, which hasn’t gone lost on production.
When things get boring and aren’t improving anytime soon, production gives them things to amuse themselves as if they were elementary school kids. One such item was playing cards, with Vanessa successfully guessing the card Liz was holding at one point like she was both Penn and Teller combined. She then taught Liz and Steve gin rummy, which is another game that poker pros (like the late Stu Ungar) have in common with their enterprises at the poker tables.
A lot of people are already proclaiming Vanessa is the best female BB player of all time, and she very well may be. I just have this wild idea that the great players close the deals, and that is what separates the greats from the “very close to being great” among those who have played Big Brother in the US. In Survivor, they talk about how great Richard Hatch was, but you don’t hear the same argument made for Kelly Wiglesworth and her second place finish back in 2000, who is playing again in this most recent Survivor that begins the night BB17 concludes.
It can be a cruel thing at times, but everybody remembers winners, but fewer player remember who doesn’t win, fairly or not. If Vanessa doesn’t win in a few days, she always has poker to go back to if she wants.
I’ll be back right after the finale to wrap things up, as there’s a lack of activity in the house at present. If that should somehow change, I’ll return sooner.