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  1. #51
    FORT Fogey
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    I probably would have shot the TV if we had to listen to any more of her singing.

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    everyone's a critic... holly71's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkieparrot
    I probably would have shot the TV if we had to listen to any more of her singing.

    I would have shot myself.

  3. #53
    Good riddance! I don't think I would've been able to put up with her insufferable singing. I know she meant well, but her singing was Gilbert-Godfried-annoying.

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    Horror of Horrors emjoi's Avatar
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    Would have made the Lil and Twiler haters very happy.
    Not a very practical survivor, especially not this year.

    I reckon she was deliberately put on to show "This year, muscles are whats needed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by emjoi
    She certainly likes her nuts.
    No wonder....
    I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.

  6. #56
    I have to admit, based on what I've seen of her post-show, I like Wanda. Unlike Jonathan, she seems like she just really wanted to the play the game. She may be naive and oblivious, but I believe she had good intentions. o_o

    I believe a fellow FORT poster and I summed it up quite well in the following discussion about Wanda:

    Me: Seriously, I hope she didn't have parties for her sons when they were teenagers. The girls on one side, the boys on the other. Various party games like musical chairs and pin-the-tail set up. o_O Enter Wanda. "Boy, what a wicked party! It's, uh... groovy. And radical! I know what this party needs -- Yahtzee! I hope nobody calls the police!" Can't you picture it? o.o
    Her: I can. o__o "Aw, our entertainment cancelled. Well, you kids are lucky! Boy do I have a treat for all of you..." >_>
    Me: And the entertainment would be like... a magician. >_> And a clown.
    Her: <_<

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    Former Exile :o) ToothDoc's Avatar
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    I was soooooo happy to see her go. When she stood up in that boat and starting singing I was hoping she'd be the 1st to go. Overall I found her personality very annoying. There is no way I could have watched her all season. My 1st thought was thank God I have a DVR and watched the taped show so that I would be able to fast forward when she was on my screen. The mute button was going to come in very handy also.


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    Ok, Wanda was different, but that's what I liked about her. She dared to be whacky, and after watching her interview on the Survivor Insider, I thought she was very articulate in describing her experience as having one lick at the ice cream cone, before it was tantalizingly taken away from her. She was totally into this entire experience, regardless of it's outcome, and I think she may have won over alot of people had she stuck around , regardless of her age and her penchant for Gilbert and Sullivan. One of the most daring casting experiments of Mark Burnett. What a great sport she was too.

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    Interview with Wanda from TV Guide

    Survivor's Wanda Sings the Blues
    by Angel Cohn

    Music may soothe the savage beast, but Wanda Shirk's vocal stylings didn't please her fellow castaways on Survivor: Palau. Though the 55-year-old English teacher tried to charm everyone with her very own Survivor ditties, they decided she was out of line not to mention out of tune. In an unhappy twist reminiscent of junior-high gym class, host Jeff Probst made the contestants split into two teams of nine; Wanda and pretty-boy Jonathan Libby didn't get picked. Here, Wanda tells TVGuide.com why she thinks she got cut so early.

    TVGuide.com: Think you deserve a second shot on Survivor?
    Wanda Shirk: I would do it again in a blink. In Vanuatu, Brook and Brady were a couple of awesome people who were eliminated unfairly because the older guys decided to get rid of them. Maybe sometime, instead of going through all this casting, Mark Burnett could go back and pick out the good people who didn't have a chance to play. I want very badly to be one of those people.

    TVG: What would you do differently?
    Wanda: Play the game! I didn't get to play. Getting picked by one individual is a whole different thing than a whole tribe writing down your name [at tribal council]. I don't think people would have voted against me. But [I was at a disadvantage] since guys had to pick girls and the [guys] that were picking were between 21 and 40. The oldest guy, [Tom,] was 15 years younger than I and he had the first pick; it was very logical for him to take Janu. She could shimmy herself up a coconut tree. But then the next person [James] was 33, and [men his age] are just not going to pick someone 20 years older. It doesn't make sense.

    TVG: How did you prepare for the show?
    Wanda: I trained so hard, like I was going into a marathon. I ran and swam. One of the casting people had told me that this was going to be a swimming Survivor. On a scale of one to ten in terms of swimming, where ten is lifeguard, you need to be at least a six. So I made sure I got myself well beyond the six. I could swim for miles. When I started, I could barely swim 25 yards.

    TVG: Darn! We never got to see that.
    Wanda: It was just hugely disappointing. It was good for me physically to find out that I could do things I never thought I could do. Scout in Vanuatu had [the idea] that older people can't do it; that is not necessarily true. Cathy in All-Stars was 50 and outswam Amber in a really tough swimming challenge. I wanted to be like Cathy. Before that, there was Lil and she was just stupid. I wanted to be both intelligent and strong.

    TVG: Did your singing do you in?
    Wanda: [Whispering] No. I know that they tried to portray that, but that is because they didn't want it to come out that they stocked the show with young models. They did. Out of the 20 people that were originally cast, they cut seven and put pretty people from modeling agencies in instead, so that they would have the eye candy. We found that out while we were there [in Palau]. When we asked [each other], "What did you do for your audition tape?" some of the people would say, "Oh, well, I didn't really do an audition tape."
    TVG: Finally, could you sing me one of your songs?
    Wanda: [To the tune of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidoc ious"] S-U-R-V-I-V-O-R, I am a Survivor/I can deal with any fate and be my own reviver/When the adventure's over, I'll be stronger, braver, wiser/S-U-R-V-I-V-O-R, I am a Survivor!

    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
    - Albert Einstein

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    Huh, well that's interesting. The whole model casting thing. Anyone have anymore info on that?

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