1. Sexy CBC Newsworld Personalities
She's on every so often... but all too briefly. Her name is Sarika Sehgal. I know you've seen her.
Oga Nwobosi, you have been usurped as my Basic Cable Crush.*
2. The Bones of Jesus
A Canadian filmmaker made a documentary about people finding some people named "Jesus, son of Joseph," what translates/transliterates to "Mary Magdalene" and "Judas, son of Jesus" in a tomb together somewhere in the Middle East. DNA evidence suggests Jesus and Mary Magdalene weren't related but were probably spouses, based on how they were buried. Apparently a "Matthew" was in there, too.
You can see where this is going.
While flipping around the dial this evening, I came across Wolf Blitzer in his "Situation Room." He had on as a guest — surprise, surprise — some Catholic priest to talk about this issue.
And you can see where this is going:
Blitzer: "So, what if the DNA evidence proves that these are actually the bones of Jesus?"
(Seriously? Blitzer's expecting an answer like, "Gee, Wolf, I guess if science proves those were actually the bones of my Man the Saviour, I guess we're gonna have to close up shop"?! Puh-leeze.)
Predictable answer from priest: "Well, there's no way that's possible."
...thus proving that, even though you have a "Room," you may not be terribly good at creating "Situations" which help to solve any "Debates."
3. My Memory is Awful
I can't remember what I was going to write as my #3, but I remember thinking, "Oh, I know what my #4 will be." So, here it is.
4. Ron Sexsmith
I wish I enjoyed his music more, I really do. I realize he's a talented songwriter and an accomplished musician, and is a critical darling. But, try as I might, I just can't get into his music. Does this make me a bad Canadian? C'mon, man, I friggin' love Rush with all my heart! Doesn't that make up for it?!
* Sure, she's foxy... but she's actually a darn good anchor as well. I've never seen her flub a line. Rock-solid. Move over, Mansbridge.