what’s up with “the sky”?

what’s up with “the sky”?
The house guests have been referring to “the sky” as a living entity. Wondering what’s up? They’re talking about the many banners being flown over the house by Big Brother watchers–fans and detractors alike. A group at Salon’s Table Talk, Media Jammers, flew the first banner (and a few others). Since that first banner, other groups and individuals have been flying banners regularly. Most groups or individuals call a Calif. aviation company, pay a few hundred bucks, and within hours, their message is being seen by the house guests. One of the groups paying to have banners flown, Banner Bunch, has compiled this list of all the banners flown over the house, from the first (“Big Brother is worse than you think. Get out now”) to the most recent (“Trust the sky…”).

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.