Guest post written by my buddy Royce Heath
One of my absolutely favorite travel shows on TV is The Naked Archaeologist. Simcha Jacobovici is a photojournalist from Canada and he has a show in which he poses a Biblical question and then toes in search of the answer. I’ve only seen him fail to find a satisfactory answer perhaps twice. The man is hysterically funny, has an attitude problem I can appreciate, plus the resources to travel all over the Holy Land to find answers to questions everyone wants to know. It’s been two thousand years since that bit of history happened and many would love to know what it looked like, how life was lived and maybe what they ate or wore.
I can’t wait to watch his show on DirectTV HD Channels because he speaks to not only archaeologists but scientists, college professors, Biblical experts and researchers. Together, these people travel all over the Holy Land showing the viewing public what it felt like back then, whom the main characters were, what they did for a living and a hundred other fascinating facets. What has earned Mr. Jacobovici my undying respect is that the man isn’t a dry academic but an interested observer with a sense of humor and a twisted mind, in some respects. He isn’t partial to any one religion, but fairly and as completely as he is able to represents the truth as he digs it up. My favorite part is seeing where he travels and what the people are like or not like.entertainment, history | Comment (0)
Yet another link the chain of “series that were really popular that starred Dirk Benedict that are even more popular now without a Dirk Benedict in sight” was forged in the fire with the world wide premiere (aka Open Beta) of the new Battlestar Galactica Online game (Whew, now that was a run on!). Surely, it is not an actual a series but a spin off of a spin off, but it still counts. That being said, I promise not to say a thing about the worsted wool cape and the side-sling gun holster you are wearing over your pajamas when you play. That is, at least until it catches on, falls out of favor, and later becomes “ironic.” Up until then, I guess you are a trendsetting hipster or just weird. Although, if someone catches you in a cape, you can just say “it’s steampunk.” Hopefully, the folks at Syfy network won’t sniff you out.entertainment | Comment (0)