I’ve never wondered before why the lights are blue on Radio City Music Hall.
Tonight they could have served as a signal –
Craig Ferguson is in the house…and things are gonna get dirty.
They actually went blue before Craig made it on stage. His warm-up act, Josh Robert Thompson — the voice of Geoff Peterson, the gay robot skeleton on The Late Late Show — did 20 minutes of impressions. His take on Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Regis Philban and Liam Neeson had a common theme…
They were all talking while having sex.
(Josh did apologize to his mother, who was in the audience.)
But of course, Craig never says he’s sorry. He made fun of Nazis, Canadians and his beloved Shark Week. He spent a lot of time visiting and revisiting his favorite parts of the female anatomy. His set had energy and profanity and, as always, at least one joke.
So glad I was in on it.
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Before the Vancouver Winter Olympics began — has it really only been four days? — I had an ‘acquaintance’ relationship with Canada.
I traveled to Nova Scotia on vacation more than a decade ago and loved it. I have been to Montreal and Toronto on business and have found both cities beautiful. But I’ve never spent any real time learning about the different provinces of Canada or their culture.
Well, NBC’s Olympic coverage has taken care of that.
And I have to say, I’m really starting to bond with Canada. When they won their first Olympic gold medal in their history as a host country, I cried along side all the natives of the Great White North.
Plus, they have these charming little identifiers that tell the world they’re Canadians no matter where they are — “aye” and “about” (pronounced “aboot”), to name two.
Which made me wonder: what tells the world that I’m an American when I travel abroad? Or any American, for that matter? Do we say or do anything that says to the world “American”?
(And if so, is it something positive?)
‘Cause I’m loving the Canadians!
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