Six Characters in Search of a Blogger

5.7 The Seventh Day: Six more fascinating characters

So here are some of the folks who didn’t make the cut this week, but certainly deserve a little attention:

The Irish Voter.  This year, the voters of one small country (Ireland) decided the fate of Europe’s critical Lisbon Treaty, which represented some key policy changes in voting standards, defense, and representation for the European Union.  The Treaty went down to defeat by a margin of 53.4% to 46.6%; and with the defeat came questions about the strength of the European Union’s future.  That remains to be seen;  but the Irish voter has certainly earned him/herself a place in history as a result.

Sarah Silverman.  From the woman who created the brilliant “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” video (“on the bed, on the floor, on the towel by the door…”) earlier this year came “The Great Schlep,” an attempt to get college kids to visit their Jewish grandparents in Florida and convince them to vote for Barack Obama.  Hilarious.  My grandparents are no longer alive, and they weren’t Jewish, and didn’t live in Florida, but she still made me want to go.  Heck, I still do.

The fascinating Richard Armitage

The fascinating Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage.  This guy is HOT.  If you’ve never seen the BBC production Spooks (renamed MI-5 here in the U.S.), do yourself a favor and watch.  You probably won’t see his character surface on the show for a few years–broadcast schedules here are lagging behind the U.K. by several seasons–but believe me, the wait will be worth it.  And if you’re impatient, you can catch Mr. Armitage in BBC America’s Robin Hood.  The show itself is fluff, but seeing him clad in black leather is…fascinating.

A-Rod.  Schtupping Madonna?  The Kabbalah?  What?  I’m so confused.  Since when are baseball players spiritual gurus?

Amy Winehouse.  She doesn’t want to go to rehab.  Yup, I think we got it.

Those guys who made the prank call to Sarah Palin.  I don’t know if there is some Canadian national award for merit or something, but these guys (“Masked Avengers” Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel) certainly deserve it.  Holy crap, I still can’t believe she was stupid enough to think that Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to go on a helicopter hunting trip with her.  Or that they had a lot in common because he could see Belgium from his house.  Or that he would tell her that his wife, former model turned singer Carla Bruni, was hot in bed.  

And to think, this woman is still considered a serious contender for 2012.


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Oh, you made me smile with your inclusion of Richard Armitage! Massively crushworthy, I find. Spooks has been fabulous this season: simpler plots so I can follow the action while STILL gazing in delight at RA. I can’t wait for Robin Hood to begin: when, do we know? I like your blog. Let me know if you’d like to read mine which is invitation-only for very annoying reasons. It’s about living in London as New Yorker, and cooking and eating and raising a daughter. Might be too domesticated for you, but I do value telling a story.

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I can’t believe you’ve not mentioned RA in North & South from the BBC. Probably the best period drama the BBC have ever done. He is simply gorgeous in it. Watch it as soon as you can.

Laura Essendine
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