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No debate

I love a Craig Ferguson show, and his new series on History Channel, Join or Die, is no exception.

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Craig along with three celebrities from various walks of life debate different topics and, with the studio audience’s assistance, crown a champion. Recent topics have included greatest unexplained phenomena, greatest gangster, history’s dumbest mistake, you get the idea.

This week they tackled history’s best founding father. The panelists were actor Fred Willard, comedian Jo Koy, and journalist Joel Stein. The founding father choices? George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.

Now, I don’t expect the panelists to do excessive research in preparation for the show, but the dismissive comments they made about John Adams’ contribution to the founding of this country made me realize…

They hadn’t even watched the movie or stage version of 1776.

Take away their citizenship. Right. Now.

George Washington won, by the way. Shocker.

Who me?

I wanna be a celebrity.

And not for my usual fame-seeking reasons, either.

I need to be considered just famous enough to read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Grinchmas celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood that begins this weekend.

Bob Newhart, Florence Henderson, Wayne Brady, Donna Mills, Fred Willard, Tiffani Thiessen, Brandy and Nolan Gould — who plays Luke on “Modern Family” — have all been tapped to read the story.

So, as you can see, you don’t have to be A-list…but you gotta be on the list (which I’m not).

The whole Grinchmas event sounds like fun.  In addition to the twice-daily readings through January 2nd, there’s a play, singers, photo opps with the Grinch and his dog Max, and a tram ride that takes you to the Grinch’s lair.

What a wonderful, awful idea.

I think the Christmas episode of “GLEE” has me in an especially Grinchy mood this year.  Their take on the Dr. Seuss tale was so creative and so fully realized, the idea of experiencing the Grinch first-hand is particularly attractive.

And reading the story aloud to the park visitors would be the cherry on top of my Jing Tingler.

“Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”