Archive for October, 2006

Why Not 11? - Episode 6 - Wing Girls!

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Well, it's episode 6. I can't believe that we've reached the sixth episode of the podcast and I haven't gotten though to Forte, (our favourite "Art of Seduction" Exec) yet. I mean, I've gotten through to him, but he keeps giving me the runaround. I think I hate him.

The campaign, on the other hand, is going really well - keep emailing me your photos! Plus, I actually saw someone on the street yesterday wearing a "Why Not 11?" t-shirt! Someone I don't even know! I nearly ran up and hugged him. But I kept my cool... don't worry...

Back to the 'cast. In this episode I:

-"seduce" Forte (in a manner of speaking)
-get advice from my buddy Shaun Majumder (since Joshua Karpati seems to have gone off on one of his "missions")
-Interview Marni Kinrys, the founder of the totally innovative Icebreaker Dating on the concept of "Wing Girls". She had a thing or two to say about seduction, let me tell you.
-Get votes of confidence from Norman Jewison, among others.

Oh yeah... don't forget to use the "vote" form on the left to vote for "Why Not 11?" at Podcast Alley!

See you next week!

 Episode 6 - Wing Girls! [20:08m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Why Not 11? - Episode 5 - A House Matchmaker

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

It's Episode 5 of the podcast! And I still haven't been able to start shooting yet!


Retail failed to convince Forte, so this week I up the ante and talk to a Debra Gould, aka THE STAGING DIVA. Her company is called "Six Elements", and she's a professional Home Stager. We have a great chat about making houses more seductive to prospective buyers when they're put on the market. And you know what? It really is like matchmaking.


- I get some valuable advice (as usual) from Josh Karpati
- turn up the heat on Forte
- get an audio postcard from Trooper (Check out the "Why Not 11?" Flickr account for the pic they sent)
- and receive a really sweet voicemail from Gordon Pinsent! I love Gordon...

 Episode 5 - A House Matchmaker [14:05m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Why Not 11? - Episode 4 - Sales is Seduction

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

We are now into episode FOUR of the "Why Not 11?" podcast! As you can see, there have been a few changes around here in "Why not 11?" land. I've taken Peter MacKay's advice to heart and mounted a serious campaign. You can now check out pictures of the growing "Why Not 11?" army (send me more!), browse the online shop for fun stuff (doggy t-shirts, anyone?), and, very soon, sign a digital petition that I'm going to confront Forte with. Plus, I've tarted up the podcast itself a bit.

I'm serious, people! I'm going to make one of these films... Mr Frederick Forte has no idea who he's dealing with here. And I've got to get on the ball - the fourth ART OF SEDUCTION film has already launched (MOOD by Ann Marie Fleming).

Oh, and I was fooling around on the Art of Seduction site, and *apparently*, this is my "seduction style":

The Midas Touch
Everything you touch turns to gold, and it kind of creeps us out. You're completely calculating, but then, you also have a good heart, and are a really nice person. We'd judge, but you keep using your powers for good, not evil, and that's totally charming and sweet. Aww, look at you. You're so bloody nice. It's like, we could curl up on your lap and feel safe, and drink cocoa and solve the world's problems through cuddling. That's your superpower: cuddles.

Hmmm. I'm not so sure about that result. I don't think I'm that sweet... Whatever. Try it for yourself!

Anyway, back to the podcast. This week:

-Jennifer Tilly sends me shopping!
-I meet a totally cute, totally helpful guy
-Joshua Karpati thinks I'VE been seduced! Micky Brooklyn, the Mistress of Seduction...seduced?! Ha! be the judge.

 Episode 4 - Sales is Seduction [22:35m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

Why Not 11? - Episode 3 - Politics and Seduction

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Part three of my continuing effort to get the "Shorts in Motion" people to let me make one of the ART OF SEDUCTION films. It's turning out to be a teeny bit more difficult than I anticipated - I'm not having any luck getting through to Frederick Forte (the executive producer of The Art of Seduction). The man is fast becoming my nemesis. I've decided to take things in a new direction. Yep. As the title indicates, I'm going to explore politics and seduction. So, in this episode, I will:

-Discuss politics with the all-knowing Joshua Karpati
-conduct a poll on charismatic (read: seductive) leaders
-get some insight on politicians from a couple of pros: journalists Seamus O'Regan and Mark Kelly
-begin to create my own "campaign" with some valuable advice on the art of diplomacy from Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter MacKay

Expect big things ahead on - starting this week!

 Episode 3 - Politics and Seduction [21:59m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download