BB8 Did Dick Donato cheat to win the final HOH over Zach Swerdzewski?
Looks like Zach is wondering the same thing.. link to his Myspace Blog (9-27-07)
Courtesy of daatsus from Jokersupdates.com (link to thread) (Link to photo and analysis)
Screenshot Recap of How Dick Could See Zach's Answers,:
Comcast program almost 5 hours before the competition Zach's name is not on the credits This album is a screenshot recap & extra's as backup material to the post on the CBS boards titled: How Dick Could See Zach's Answers: http://boards.cbs.
A composite of Dick's eye positionings & glances
The Beginning of the show, listening to Julie. Dick will only answer the 1st question differently from Zach. After that he appears to take quick glances and doesn't start answering until Zach does. Q's 2-6 are the same as Zach's whether correct or not. Notice that the 1st correct answer is stacked for Dick, but Zach's cards are stacked side by side.
This is where Daniele sat
Notice the tiny flash reflected in the mirror behind Dick. It's slightly above his left eyebrow (our right)
And now it's gone, the time stamp is the same.
Question #1 Amber said the moment in the house that irritated her the most was A) when Jen cried about her picture B. Being handcuffed to Kail.
A very quick glance by Dick. The correct answer was A, but he did wait until Zach put his card into position.
Question #2 Jen said the strongest competitor in the house was A. Daniele B. myself. Most notable is that Dick answers this incorrect since this was his biggest peeve that Jen was me, me, me
Dick took quite awhile to answer this, almost as if he were debating whether to answer it correctly or not.
Upon hearing that the answer was incorrect, he did a silent giggle to himself. Zach remained at 0 pts correct
Question #3 Jameka said the fatal error she made was A. Saving Jen with the veto B. Not looking out for myself earlier. Camera is mainly on Zach, so we don't see them both at the same time until this. Dick is recovering from a blink in the direction his eyes were however and his card is once again behind Zach's. Both were correct.
Question #4. Dustin: The most shocking moment in the house was when A. when I was evicted B. when Amber went off on Eric. Dick is holding his gaze longer this time.
Dick starts lifting the card for the correct answer until Zach places his card (the wrong answer)
Dick is changing up his cards from B to A
Question #5 on next pic. Dick asked Julie to repeat the second part, part B, which caused Zach to rethink his answer and change his cards.
Question #5 Eric said the funniest moment in the house was when A. When Jameka told Dick his Momma was a bitch or B. when Jen said "I will now perform eating"
Dick has asked Julie to repeat part B, which makes Zach rethink giving the wrong answer B and he starts to change it to A
Dick now begins to lift his card. Both have the answer correct
Question #6. Jessica said the person whose gameplay I respected the most was A. My own B. Eric's. Correct answer is B. My own. <ed>I didn't know Beer Pong & sleeping was good strategic gameplay ;-)
Dick has the correct answer A all the way up & vada voom, Zach gives the wrong answer, and Dick immediately reshuffles to B
This is the set up of BB6 house floor plan, but it is correct as far as the Living Room for Doors & the Julie TV area
A more complete look of the Living Room. Notice the table with the Topiary. Could those be mirrored squares? The mirror to our right also shows the top of Zach's head. Also notice the topiary reflecting in the mirror to the left of the TV
A better look at the topiary table and the two mirrors. Notice also how the mirror artwork opposite the front door somehow reflects in the mirror where you see Eric & Jessica
Better look at the mirror artwork. Dick has won & all pictures of the Living Room forward are from that night
While you look at these pictures, you will also notice that Dick keeps Daniele and the camera away from the point of view that he would have been looking at. In the video he returns to it twice, leaving Daniele towards our right side.
See the shiny reflection the topiary table makes at our bottom left corner
Zach is close and in front of his table. You can see his arm reflecting at the approximate height one of the cards would be at in the mirror below the TV
Dick kicked in the divider and on our right side we can see a small portion of the topiary and table
Using Picasa's picture tool I took one of the glancing pictures and lined up the angle of the dividers from both pictures. The red line is line of sight.
Just a combo shot, primarily showing the topiary from both pictures & the same montage
A closer view of the angle shot I used to line up the dividers
Example of a type of chart for Criminal, Psychological & Gamblers on eye position. http://www.
Camera angle behind before the competition
Explanation for this diagram in the original CBS post sited on first page (copied below)
courtesy of jerseymcse from CBS Message boards
Big Brother covered the bottom half of the two way mirror directly behind Dick and Zach but neglected to cover the one behind only Zach.
There was no way for Zach to take advantage of this same reflection because there was no mirror behind Dick off to his right. In order for Zach to have seen the same thing he would have had to turn around and look over his left shoulder to see Dick's answers.
For those of you that still have your DVR recording, the time stamp is 38 min, 30 sec.
Now we can all see how this was possible and we have seen Dick looking off to that mirror in front of him to the right AND we saw him place every one of his answers AFTER Zach.
Now it is up to CBS to step up and correct this injustice.
I know what really happened and if you use your heads you can all see it too.