WTF? I just heard this on the forum at Syfy:
From Nosfer Rotaredom "Let there be rejoicing. Hopefully her replacement is not prone to seal-clapping and exaggerated "wwhhhaaaats!?!?!" That's right, in the next Half-season (2.5) of FoF, Chi-Lan will not be joining us. The part of the "skeptic" will be played by Lanisha Cole. In keeping with FoF's tradition of only hiring highly-trained investigators, Lanisha is best known for her contribution to daytime gameshows. Her qualifications include being a model on the Price is Right and Deal or No Deal. Are they @$*&ing serious?
Hey, if I had known that empty-headed non-experts would be on the show, I'd have given my credentials, but then I might not fit the 38-24-36 requirements for the position. Syfy is at it again like an insecure teenager when it comes to their shows and casting...(shaking my head)
Hey, it's Friday night and I'm once again...alone. Join me if you dare.
Hey, I'm in for the evening. I'm available to chat.ReplyDelete
Maybe she'll be spectacular!ReplyDelete
That's right, at least we know that she will look good when she opens her mouth and bats fly out.ReplyDelete
I see the helmet and all i can picture is FLA-VOR FLAAAAVEEEReplyDelete
Hey, Autumn! What's up?ReplyDelete
Hey, I'm a Thorvaldsen. I wear the hat proudly. :-)ReplyDelete
Hey HN; I am doing well. How are you? You getting Halloween-itis yet? Only a month until Spirit Halloween opens up!
That would be spectacular, for sure, but I am skeptical anything as outstanding as that will happen.ReplyDelete
I've got it, alright! I'm longing for cold nights, mini candies, and a good excuse to start decorating! How are your All Hallow's plans, Autumn? Any progress on the costume?ReplyDelete
Yes. I'm just trying to wrap my head around the concept of making a show that was already way tooooo Mayberry and fluffy even more light. It'll be like a 3 Musketeers bar and float way, I fear. I see they replaced Larry with Devin--a smart guy, but hardly a game show showgirl quality in looks. Funny how they got a smarter man and a prettier woman...ReplyDelete
Hey HN; I got the bling, the hose, the shoes, the hat, the gloves. I just need a white victorian blouse, white corset and white fluffy short skirt or at least one I can pin up the front of because I like to have long legs. I really hope I find somewhere to wear it on Halloween or I'm going to be very bummed.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I'm still designing my costume, but am going to start very soon. Looks like the swamp theme is off, though. This time, it wasn't due to lack of interest, so much as lack of money and time to build over the summer. So I'm basically just saying "To Hell with a theme!" and am just gonna reuse a lot of stuff, and focus on having fun with my Dad and his new wife this Halloween (location has to be at my Dad's this year).ReplyDelete
I hope they're receptive to the Halloween fun. That wicked awesome over-the-top Halloween party I had--I just used a bunch of junk I found in abandoned places and on the desert floor and old wood from the woodpile and things I had lying around and a wheelbarrow and such for the drinks. It was all post-apocalyptic which made it basically free to decorate. Don't forget too that in Trick R Treat she had a yard filled with white sheets (can get those for like $2 at Goodwill) to make ghosts from bushes and little trees...ReplyDelete
Yeah, I was surprised at how they're actually looking forward to the haunt. They said they'll find a way for me earn some money for a couple new props. Still can't get my dad to wear a costume, though. Oh well.ReplyDelete
Baby steps. It's all about baby steps. That's cool that they get the spirit of giving candy and the artistry of Halloween haunts. What kind of props do you think you'd like to get? I still want to get a mannequin, but I'm looking for the right one. I saw a beautiful 1950s vintage lady mannequin with peeling cracking surface a few years ago. It was $90 but it was sooooooo creepy and vintage and that eerie painted on 1950s smile like those mannequins from bomb testing in New Mexico. I really wanted her, but my ex was going to have kittens if I brought her home. I wish I had just rebelled. I wonder where she is now.... I'll never find one like that again, no doubt.
Well, let's see: I'm gonna get some furring strips to make pauper's grave markers, get some new lights, create a costume, and buy a scent for the fog machine. Yep, the whole yard will be filled with candy corn-scented fog!ReplyDelete
Oh, and you should definetly have rebelled and gotten the mannequin - sounds like it was creepy!ReplyDelete
Seriously? I didn't know you could do that, that's ridiculously fantastic!!! I like the pauper's graves idea. When I had the party, I took apart a lattice I had and made crosses, painted them with fluorescent paint and then hide a long black light that lit them up eerie. Had fog been billowing amongst the graves, that would have made for an awesome way to enter the party!ReplyDelete
Yeah, it's easy: just add a fragrance oil of your choice to the fog juice, shake well, and watch the fun begin! Just make sure it's not essential oil - that'll screw with your fogger big time!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I could picture that. I used to make my own perfumes. I kind of miss that, but it's a very expensive hobby. Now you have me in the mood to put Trick R Treat on tonight. I think I will when it gets dark here.ReplyDelete
Well, I best be off, have a nice night!ReplyDelete
And enjoy Trick 'r Treat!ReplyDelete
I will. Thanks for inspiring me. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Hi! Are you all recovered from the hunt and the heat, yet?ReplyDelete
Yup. I just live like a vampire in the desert. Hell, I don't even go out at night. The low is like 90-something. So, what's up in your neck of the woods?
It's Saturday morning here. Actually I feel like crap at the moment because I've got a cousin visiting from another state and we had friends over last night for my husband's birthday. Too much wine and indulging the last few days and not enough sleep!!ReplyDelete
Well, except for feeling the effects of it, at least the birthday sounds like fun. I get the distinct feeling I'm going to be alone this next birthday. Is that pathetic, or what? I really should plan something so I don't realize I'm celebrating it by myself. Perhaps I'll just hijack myself and hit the road and go somewhere I haven't been before.ReplyDelete
Yeah, the birthday was nice but it was only just a few of us. We just got pizzas, and actually you were a big topic of conversation. I was telling them about your ghost hunting and writing!ReplyDelete
When is your birthday? You HAVE to plan something!
Haha. That sounds like a blast, actually. I'm kind of hoping a crush and I can go out. It is a monumental birthday, so I think it deserves a special memory, even if it's parking in the desert, eating a picnic and looking for UFOs. I'm very easy to make happy. We'll see. I should make a fall-back plan. I'd hate to be disappointed.ReplyDelete
That sounds like a great plan! I'm easy to make happy, too! I'm not a party girl at all. But you have to do something fun... and have a plan B up your sleeve definitely.ReplyDelete
I'm just trying to guess your star sign (I know, terribly unscientific!). I've got a few theories but perfectly understand if you want to keep the mystery.
I'm a very classic Virgo--my mind is way too quick, multitasker, and highly organized. I also tend to keep my belongings to the minimum so everything has a place and I know where everything is. I am not an object-oriented person, but an experience-oriented one. September 17, 1962.ReplyDelete
That was one of my 3 guesses! I thought possibly a Leo because you're a natural leader and, of course, you have that mane of red hair! Possibly a Sagittarius because you're adventurous. Then virgo, because you're clearly organized, what with the prolific output on your blogs and all the goal setting (and goal achieving) you do!ReplyDelete
Jeez, I never thought of myself like that. I think people see me as being a multitasker and I am, but it's really because I think everything is soooooo fun. I'm like a person with a near-death experience who is thrilled to just LIVE! I see myself as just a spark of energy. Now, without my "keeper," I get to be me 24/7. I'm like a kid going away to college. I'm thrilled that I can keep the dishes in the sink for the night and I can be me 24/7 without disapproval (he never read a book in his life and hated horror and was embarrassed I did ghost hunting). I have a post going up tomorrow that pretty much shows my attitude about life. I like to be an infection or a firestarter--whichever way you see it, because I like think people are these precious amazing beings just waiting to use their pilot light to blaze.ReplyDelete
Hey, don't sell Cole short. She's also appeared in enough music videos to earn her a place in the "Music Videos: Superstars!" documentary.ReplyDelete
(Perhaps she will also be the subject of an investigation to determine how much of her is fake... [sorry, can't come up with any decent punch-lines tonight.....)
I think there'll be a cat fight when they ask her to do the next bikini shot instead of Jael. (Meeeeow!)
I totally get the logic. Replace a guy for a smarter guy who is not particularly prettier, get rid of a fairly intelligent woman who is attractive for a dumber attractive woman. I totally get it. Perfect logic if you're a Syfy exec. Jeez, they are so clueless. I think they're nerd posers.
The marketing campaign will probably go like this....ReplyDelete
Perfectly fitting for the operation that ditched "Stargate" to make room for such brilliant programming as "Atomic Kitchen" (whatever ever that vile tripe was called).
But, seriously, their women aren't really boobies. The new gal isn't really boobie and Jael is not really that boobie. I'm not sure I get what the hell they're doing. It's like they're making assumptions--nerds like bad CGI and women barely dressed. I once kidded around with a friend and we worked on a script for a most excellent Syfy original. It had to include:ReplyDelete
A woman of high intelligence who hated the main guy.
A man guy who was a rebel fringe scientist
A military guy
Some super rich Trump-like guy who finances bad things.
A teen couple with a girl who will wear a bikini and be in water at some point in the storyline.
Well, the genie's out of the bottle now, and starting her Autumnforest fires!! Look forward to the post tomorrow.ReplyDelete
You're too adorable! You can pretty much count on weirdness around here, especially as we get closer to Halloween. That's a month I just relish. I have a video going up on Monday--a zombie short I made. Don't miss it. I suspect you'll really enjoy it.
Does that helmet make you horny, baby???ReplyDelete
(said in my best Austin Powers voice)
Haha! I already KNOW I'll enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Naw, I'm naturally horny, Shoes. Don't need any devices. :-)ReplyDelete
LGH; I'll give you a sneaky tip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zt5wFa4jbsReplyDelete
Oh, that movie is going to be swell!ReplyDelete
Haha. You think so?ReplyDelete
I was talking about your awesome movie with the teen in a bikini and the woman of high intelligence that hates the main guy.ReplyDelete
The story is very gripping so far :)
It took me 2 minutes to make it. It's a promo for a cool zombie site www.zombieseverywhere.org
We came up with it during the oil spill in the Gulf. Scientists came up with an algae that would eat oil, but it also ate all man-made products including hulls of ships and swimsuits. Haha
Hey! Nice helmet! Are you singing opera now? I wanna hear you sing some Wagner, you'd make a lovely Rhine Maiden or a really fun Brunhilde.ReplyDelete
You seriously don't want to hear that. There's only one time I hit those notes and some lucky tone deaf man gets to hear that. Otherwise, I do a horrible imitation of Carly Simon.
I have a similar helmet that I wore when I played the Goat Man in Reefer Madness: The Musical. I'll post a pic on FB. :-)ReplyDelete
On a different note, Chi-Lan was one the people on Fact of Faked that I really liked. Why replace her?
I seriously have no freaking clue what makes them do what they do. I pretty much figure this--take a great concept (questioning the validity of viral videos of the paranormal) and totally fuck it up (a pack of newbie young folks who are cute but incredibly self conscious). I really wish they'd just get it over with and hire me to review their shows before they make asses of themselves. In the mean time, they need to clean out their own programmers and not the casts. I liked Chi-Lan a lot. She didn't have a lot of personality, but she at least had a purpose. Look at the cast of GH and GHI--ick! You can't mess with things that work. If they ever got rid of Ryder again on DT, I might just quit watching it and it's my very favorite show on TV. Sad, huh?
Don't you know Ben Hansen? I really wanna know how you got the video of him. He's the other person on that show I really like and not just because he's intelligent.
Yes, I was surprised by that. He actually contacted me before the show began. I thought it was kidding he was going to be on the show. I was like "okay, whatever." But, then he was on the show! He came on and when I made posts about the show, he'd comment back and forth with the readers. He was in town and he came to my apartment for like a 3-hour interview. Jeez! He's 6'7" tall. You'd never know that on the show. I was shocked as hell. He was sweet. I even got a picture of me kissing his cheek because I knew my readers would expect me to get a kiss from him and then he was nice enough to do that little promo vid. I gotta say that I was impressed like hell out of him. He's really highly intelligent, extremely knowledgeable in the field, has a big heart, and is just a nice human being with a lot of ethics. I was very pleased. I had hoped they'd pair the show down to him and one or two others. If they would let him produce the show like Josh on Destination Truth, he could seriously shape it up. He has great ideas. Super impressed. The only reason I'd be sad if the show tanked was that I'd miss him. We need more like him on Syfy.
Does he investigate the paranormal outside of the show?ReplyDelete
Oh yeah. He was a ghost hunter before the show but his real passion is UFOs. Serious passion.ReplyDelete
Good for him! I'm glad to see more people like him in the field.ReplyDelete
Yeah. My standards are pretty tough as far as who I admire in the field. It's why it took me 8 years to put a team together that I trust to investigate the paranormal. I don't like people who have agendas going in--already have a belief system they want to prove. I want them to be open-minded and intelligent, inquisitive and not ego-driven.ReplyDelete
Awww shucks, I am glad to be part of the team. Hey, no new Zakie baby and his pumped up chest this week. BTW, I love the picture my Viking sis.ReplyDelete
Haha. I'm a dork, sis, what can I say? You're going to so love tomorrow's post. It's going to ignite everyone!ReplyDelete
Awesome, I can't wait. We closed on our house and it is done and over with. It feels great to have that behind us.ReplyDelete
Hey, I'm all for new chapters, sis! We have earned a new path. Hopefully a dark one filled with Bigfoot and ghosts and shadow people. Hee heeReplyDelete
Oh yeah! I am hoping to see Harry Henderson next month and not Yogi and BooBoo.ReplyDelete
Haha. I seriously don't want to see the Charmin bears with toilet paper on their asses. Oh, the indignities!ReplyDelete
I think the rough toilet paper makes them more angry. I am bringing the spray.ReplyDelete
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Definitely bear repellent. I'm depending on you to get some good autumn forest shots of me, sis. This is my time to dance amongst the colored leaves. Ah.... sounds soooooo good about now.ReplyDelete
Well, if it lured him out, that'd make for some helluva story, huh? Yeah, we were just posing Autumnforest in the autumn forest for some sexy shots when BF stumbled over a fallen tree. He didn't see it there. He was kind of, well, distracted... He konked his head, knocked himself out, and voila! BF was captured having a moment of manly weakness. "So, Ms Forest, you're the woman who brought down the big fella. A regular Fay Wray, to his King Kong, huh?"ReplyDelete
So that is your devious plan to capturing BF. I think it will work... muhahaha!ReplyDelete
If not, the hemp brownies might just make him mellow enough to fold up and take home in my Corolla. We already know how to bend a 6-foot 3-inch man into it.ReplyDelete
Hahaha, we need to do a video on the correct way to bend a 6'3" man to fit in a Corolla. Yeah, BF will fit in your car and can sit in the back seat with me but he better keep them harry hands to himself.ReplyDelete
Haha. I love the circus music-- "doo doo doo dah doo doo doo dah doo doo..." It just makes the folding of the man into the little car even more fun. Oh, jeez!ReplyDelete
That will make the perfect background music for your circus act. It is time for me to disappear and take my tired ass to bed. Talk to you tomorrow.... nite!ReplyDelete