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…”).

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.