April: “on behalf of ‘The Friendship’ I need to apologize to America”

Engaging in some serious damage control, The Friendship has apologized to America. Yes, they’re kissing our asses in anticipation of their return to the real world. After all, who will visit their web sites and ask them for autographs at the after-party if they don’t endear themselves to us?

On the Head of Household “blog,” April sends a message from her alliance to viewers. She writes,

“Oh yeah, on behalf of “The Friendship” I need to apologize to America for a return on their present (Kaysar), we could tell this week when Janelle won America’s Choice (phone call from Michael) that America wasn’t happy with us. The only reason for Kaysar going home was for strategy, we loved him.”

Alas, her apology contains not one but two run-on sentences, so it must be rejected.

Also in her blog entry, April, who along with most of the other members of The Friendship didn’t bother to play the game for a number of weeks, admits as much in her entry, writing, “My strategy coming in was to lay low, have a great time, meet new friends and take a vacation.” Now, she writes, her “strategy is to WIN, WIN and WIN!!”

By the way, as someone pointed out to me via e.mail, not everyone hates The Friendship. Yes, I know that there are some people in America and Canada–most likely those who, in high school, loved torturing geeky kids and small animals–who love and respect the Good Ship Friendship. Seriously, though, check out CBS’ slick Love ‘em or Leave ‘em poll, which shows viewer support for each houseguest broken down by week. Start at week two, and just hover the mouse pointer over each subsequent week. As the weeks go by, The Friendship sinks, and Kaysar’s alliance rises. Kaysar’s popularity now stands at 91 percent, while Jennifer is at 22.

The numbers speak for themselves.

HOH Blog: Week 9: April [CBS]
Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Results [CBS]

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