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Notre Dame’s Survival Builds by the Day

Notre Dame Update: 

Engulfed by a massive fire just days ago, Notre Dame Cathedral’s structural survival for rebuilding efforts appear evident and the survival of its priceless relics are being accounted for with dramatic precision. Thanks to Paris Fire Brigade Chaplain Jean-Marc Fournier, arguably the most sacred relic was saved from the inferno.

Whether in the burst of bravery for Jean-Marc Fournier or just the fortunate, salvageable location for rescue — or a combination of the two — saving the Crown of Thorns prompts an immeasurable sigh of relief and thankfulness in equal measure for millions of people around the world.

For a more in-depth look into the history of the Crown (or Helmet) of Thorns, watch Morgan Freeman speak with a curator of the crown in Notre Dame from earlier this year.

Notre Dame Cathedral will rise again and it will do so with its irreplaceable, spiritually inspiring crown for-the-ages.

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Jim, Jimmy, James

Could Carnac the Magnificent have predicted this kind of Monday-through-Friday late night culture?

Johnny Carson is the standard-bearer and the decades that have followed his retirement from The Tonight Show have revealed an incredible public demand for stand-up comics who have the artful skill of conversing with celebrities, athletes and wild animal wranglers in ways that makes for entertaining television. We watch in delight at how today’s leading comics interpret the day’s news, get the exclusive Hollywood scoop, as well as humorously engage in trending activities. After Craig Ferguson’s departure from CBS’s The Late Late Show, the network had some work to do. Competition is fierce from NBC and ABC. This choice was critically important. At least you know they’d never leave something like this up to chance…

Actually, the real Golden Ticket in late night television is being named Jimmy or James (Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and James “Jay” Leno).

I better start working on my jokes and interviewing skills…

Dating’s Blind Detour

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Why isn’t she here yet? What do I say next? Do I kiss her goodnight on the first date?

These timeless conundrums are being thrown out the window and into airplanes and rickshaws with backpacks and (just guessing) a Ford hybrid vehicle of some sort nearby for the craziest blind-date imaginable. The Amazing Race returns tonight for a blind date-themed competition. Half the teams consist of people who are currently dating and half of them volunteered to compete on the Amazing Race not only with someone they’ve never met before, but with someone who they will also be looking to impress under the most stressful situations whilst navigating around the world.

Seems completely crazy, doesn’t it?

Actually, it’s not as insane as one might initially think. First, The Amazing Race is a ridiculously cool show. An incredible time will be had regardless. And second, one of the most awkward aspects of going on a blind-date is figuring out the best way to introduce yourself and determining what to talk about. How about, “Hi! I’m Jimmy. Ready to go on the best adventure of your life?”

On second thought, who needs Phil and a passport for that?

The Amazing Race starts tonight at 9:30 p.m. on CBS for a 90-minute special.

Happy Monday!

Snow is falling. Cheer is in the air. The spirit of Christmas and the holiday season is being captured and celebrated in cities and towns across the country and the world.

This time of year calls for impromptu ski/snowboarding trips or venturing off to a cabin nestled within the majesty of nature.

However, today is Monday. Sorry, it’s the truth. The likelihood of escaping the grind of the work week is slim to none. But wait, today is Monday

Monday + 8:00 p.m. + CBS = “How I Met Your Mother” = A high probability of something happening that is Legen-wait for it…

dary!

Happy Monday and Make This Week Legendary!