Every year the CBC holds an annual televised event called “Test the Nation” where Canadians (in-studio and in their homes) participate in a LIVE two-hour interactive IQ test.
There are half a dozen in-studio teams, and this year I was called upon to join arms with the NERDS heh heh. Quite frankly, it was a team of Nerds AND Geeks, but the difference between the two (whether there really IS one) will be left for another blog post.
There were a total of 180 participants divided into six teams, including Twins, Politicians, Believers, Atheists and Contact Sports Athletes. It was a “star-studded” event with the likes of Justin Trudeau, Marc Garneau, Little Mosque on the Prarie’s Brandon Firla and Dragons’ Den’s Brett Wilson. And the TV special exceeded a million viewers across the nation. Pretty rad.
Naturally Team Nerds won. Could it be any other way?:)
Here are some pics of our hijinx:
Check out the episode and cheer along with the Nerds in all their glory:)
Held in San Francisco, it describes itself as the Oscars of the food, fashion, drink and style industries and awards people for outstanding food and fashion programs on television, film and online.
Luckily, the Naked Wine Show made the cut as a nominee in the “Best Critic/Review Show” category. And then beat out unbelievable competition like Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk’s Wine Library TV. For those who don’t know, GaryV’s held the stranglehold on anything having to do with WINE on the Internet for years. So…this really does feel like a double whammy of an achievement for the show.
The second place in the world I’ve been intrigued by and am dying to visit is Dubai. Ever since realizing its existence around seven years ago, I’ve had an intense, lingering yearning to go and experience it all for myself. The architecture, the excess, the culture, the innovation. I’ve even considered finding a job and living there for a year or so. Certainly still a possibility in my future.
And today’s announcement of the opening of the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), makes me want to cross the pond even more.Here are some of the records it’s broken (from the Burj Dubai website):
• Tallest building in the world
• Tallest free-standing structure in the world
• Highest number of stories in the world
• Highest occupied floor in the world
• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
• Tallest service elevator in the world
Yes, it’s sad Toronto no longer holds the record for the tallest tower, but if anyone could beat us, I’m glad it was those insanely imaginative rich guys in the UAE:)