Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-How 2 versions of Chain Reaction are compared to original versions.
-Our reactions to Catherwood CR...
-And why Lie Detectors should've been fixed.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Steampunk Rockers

(Your body is achy and tired from the con. However, you're still in bed and is itching to wear you're a girl, of course. Go there now for more.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hey there. Let's shake our rumps to the GSN funk. Don't stand up or change it to something else, just stay with the network and you'll be okay. Let's get up and get down, roll with the hardcore sounds of GSN as I tell you what went down that week, starting with....

The Starting Line.

It's okay to post a sneak preview of a certain show to give you a taste of what to expect from viewers before going on the air. Ohno Minute used to do it and now Chain Reaction will do the same. They decide to give viewers a taste of what's to come by putting it at....2:30 CDT. TO be honest, that's 5 hours away from the actual season premiere. According to sources at, They will show ep. 39 of the 40 shown before the series revival begins. Now come to think of it, it was a dumb move by GSN to place it there. Most afternoon viewers get hooked on Lane's version as a favorite around here, but seeing Catherwood's version may be a different story. We'll see if it was a good thing or a bad thing tomorrow.

After the break, why is Harvey Feud racial? The answer when this GSN block party resumes.

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The party continues. Steampunk'd is almost here and next month will be the time in which these steampunk lovers will vie for the cash prize according to its press release. The players will be that of:

Ave Rose (Culver City, CA) – Known for her mechanical art pieces, she has been described as the “Frankenstein of steampunk” for her ability to bring new life to dead insects like butterflies and bees. Combining fantasy and nature in her sculptures and wearable art, Ave says she wants to show that women can create amazing art too.
Charles Mason (Hillsboro, OR) – A pastry chef by day, Mason’s steady hand and passion for detail also play into his steampunk designs. Utilizing materials of all kinds including scrap metals and leather, he enjoys repurposing masks, props and armor.
Edward Thayer (Jackson, MI) – A single father of six kids, as well as a builder and automotive customization specialist, he earned the nickname “Steampunk Eddie” while being commissioned to do work for a new steampunk-themed brewery. Especially fond of clocks and gears, he uses old clock parts, copper, and other people's junk to design his pieces. a self-described 'Gear Head'. He loves everything about working with gears and is well-versed in the history of where they come from and what they represent. He is also extremely fond of clocks and loves working them into his pieces
James Neatherly (Nashville) – An X-ray technician, father and husband, designing custom watches is his steampunk forte. He enjoys making everything by hand (no machines) and his leatherwork pieces are constructed using traditional tools such as mallets, bevelers, and Exacto blades.
Josh “JW” Kinsey (Portland, OR) – Drawing inspiration from the vintage industrial motif long before it was even referred to as steampunk, JW aspired to be a professional artist from an early age. His work has been displayed across the country in various restaurants, commercial buildings, galleries, and in New York City’s new Freedom Tower.
Karianne Gottschalk (Detroit) – A former tattoo artist and costume designer, Karianne played competitive hockey for more than 20 years. This tough STEAMPUNK’D Maker specializes in fabricating weapons, bracers, guitars and intricate leather masks.
Morgan Olsen (Los Angeles) – Recognized for her rocker look and ensembles, Morgan has worked as a professional costume and fashion designer for 13 years. This outspoken designer is just as comfortable with a needle and thread as she is with drills and metal and is experienced in creating last-minute custom clothing pieces, props and large-scale art installations.
Niki Phillips (Tallahassee, FL) – A single mom and adult novelty shop purveyor, Niki is known for the dark and gothic tone of her Steampunk designs. Using mostly found materials from thrift shops and garage sales, Niki particularly enjoys constructing goggles, jewelry, and modified NERF© guns.
Tayliss Forge (Irvine, CA) – Cosplay model and artisan crafter Tayliss Forge spends most of her time making Victorian and Steampunk costumes and accessories for her online business, Nonconformity Accessories. Through the application of an unusual water technique with tooling leather, this time sorceress creates corsets, bracers and purses that contour to the shapes of the body.
Tobias McCurry (Seattle) – A self-described “super geek” and theater trained performance artist, Tobias is well-known in the Steampunk community for his fire-breathing and stiltwalking. Drawn to rivet work and armor pieces, he often uses materials like copper, brass and metals in his costuming.
So to add it all up, you got 10 steampunk lovers looking for the big cash prize. Let's hope it'll be like Skin Wars or it won't.
And to keep the topic of Skin Wars going, I want to tell you a story.
With the remaining 9 in tow, summer was already here even though it is right now, and the first challenge alone had them to decorate into exotic swimsuits. Instances were: Avi doing Phuket, which is in Thailand, Arun doing MIA which I have no idea, and especially DawnMarie who went with outer space. It was out of this world, but Avi got the W here and took home $5000 worth of glitter and body art accesories. That's $5K worth of glitter to cover the entire art classes of every grade in elementary school......oh, where was I...oh yes, The main challenge had RuPaul feeling giddy as they design drag her/him. Everyone went from Shakira to Lady Gaga, but Aryn got the W with Cyndi Lauper as does Avi and Dawn Marie with Beyonce. Sadly, Fernello was the slowest in this drag race but barely escaping was Rio, Lana and Cheryl Ann. ANd they all lived.....until the next show.
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The Chase will return after a very long hiatus tomorrow. Why so long? Let's let the stats from GSNN Blogspot speak for itself.
Hiatus 1 start: September 3, 2013 (end of Season 1); Hiatus 1 end: November 5, 2013 (start of season 2). 2 months
Hiatus 2 start: December 17, 2013 (Season 2 break); Hiatus 2 end: January 7, 2014. 3 weeks
Hiatus 3 start: February 4, 2014 (end of Season 2); Hiatus 3 end: July 8, 2014 (Season 3 start). 5 months
Hiatus 4 start: September 2, 2014 (Season 3 break); Hiatus 4 end: November 11, 2014. 2 months
Hiatus 5 start: December 16, 2014 (end of Season 3); Hiatus 5 end: January 26, 2015 (Season 4 start). 6 weeks
Hiatus 6 start: March 10, 2015 (Season 4 break); Hiatus 6 end: July 16, 2015. 4 months.
The last one had 4 months. What took them so long? I don't know, but either way hiatuses for Chase brought in something good and that's a good thing. Let's hope the 4-month hiatus was well worth the wait. Finally....

Carni-Poll.  Where It's a Small World after all. And I was going to torture you with that "It's A Small World" song in your head, but I didn't want you to. Let's begin with.....
Which GSN revival should have had a second season?
56% say it's Pyramid 2012. No wonder it should've lasted longer had it played well and had the Tuturros act nice.
What is more likely to get a second season?
Well, 86% thought it was CR over STeampunk'd.
It is (blank) for GSN to air a new episode of 'Chain Reaction' at 3:30pm 7/16 before the premiere?
56% said it was dumb to do it. So why can't they just premiere it?
Would you welcome 'Let's Ask America' back to the GSN schedule?
61% sadi....nope. Not even the Bellamy version couldn't come back to it.
Who was the best 2000's 'Family Feud' host?
SOrry Harvey, but in a close race, O' Hurley was tops over Karn.
Which upcoming series will be the most successful for GSN?
63% believe Hellevator would be a success. And finally....
Will horror-themed game show 'Hellevator' be a success for GSN?
56% think so, but we'll see.
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Now the 2nd intermission presented by Now before Holly Bowling, a piano teacher from San Francisco pounds the ivories for you, This song she's about to transcribed was based on a Phish jam back at the end of July in 2013. And now, based on her experience at that concert, she's about to share the same jam with you. BTW, you can pre-order her album at, but for right now, buckle your seatbelts, put all tray tables at an upright position, and don't take a potty break until the end. You are about to witness in what would be the longest performance in GTK history, all 35 minutes and 27 seconds of pure, unfiltered madness. And here..........we..............START!
Everybody okay? Good, but unfasten your seatbelts, the 3rd period is starting.
The great Richard Dawson once said in his Family Feud finale: "Let ANYBODY come on this show, anyone that can play this game, no matter what color or creed, no matter if they're in a wheelchair or they have no sight."
Well, what he said was true. Before O' Hurley left, Family Feud was a melting pot of people who left the game unchanged and the legacy unchanged, but when Harvey came to town, over 75% of Harvey hosts has a white family playing against a black family. Would you be surprised as to why this is? Well, first of all, please don't ask why Harvey act nicer to white families and how he acts crazier to black families, How the questions in his version play out and how the humor of the show is turned up a bit. Even though it was all by either blood, marriage, adoption or whatever when it got started in Florida, the next season and going forward went to Atlanta where the Braves and Falcons play. To put it another way: 32% is black or African American while 55% is white. If you have looked at the audience at a Family Feud episode taped in Atlanta, almost all of the audience is non White. This was all since 2011, a season after leaving Florida. Also, another stat shows that half of the families are from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky. But prior to Harvey, most families hailed from California. Some were from Texas or New York, but the gameplay didn't matter. Now according to the research in Wikipedia based on the 2010 census, Most of the top 10 including Maryland have a rate of no more than 37% african american. They're all southern states for the 9 on the list. also shows that Detriot, Jackson, Mississippi and Miami Gardens, FL., all hold the top 3 highest percentage of african-americans in 2010. Today, Harvey Feud is still a success on the network with TV Land and BET making appearances recently and also, taking the top spot away from Wheel in syndication. So next time when the new season arrives, will an Asian, Vietnamese, Hispanic or Chinese family play in Atlanta? You be the judge.
Party's over, homeslices. Today's blog is presented by donut wallpaper. It's Ariana Grande-licking.....ick!
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