One day soon, when I start posting at least 3 or 4 times a week, I might get as timely as my fellow skating bloggers with news such as Scott Hamilton signing on to the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice. (“According to this article in the New York Post.”)
But for now, I can only provide my delayed reaction, which is… meh. Sorry, Scotty, but—meh.
Translation: he’s a great ambassador of the sport in any forum; that’s a given. And it’s all for charity, so for that reason alone I hope he turns in yet another fine performance. But as for the company he’ll allegedly be keeping (Joan Rivers, Dennis Rodman, the creepy dude behind the Girls Gone Wild phenomenon)… not to mention the blustery Trumpster himself… it’s just weird. And I hope it doesn’t keep him away from his family for too long. After all, the guy IS a pretty strong competitor.
If you watched Apprentice in its “early” days, you’ll recall that its premiere episode had contestants pounding the New York City pavement, trying to shill lemonade like so many suburban schoolkids. That little exercise in character-building lured me in—I kind of dug the show back then, Omarosa and all. I’ll try to dig it again come January, at least until Scott hears Trump’s infamous sendoff.
But forget about all that—did you realize Scotty just turned 50??
For the Clip of the Day I went the professional route, and located a performance of Hamilton’s routine to “Hair” from 1995, if only because the way he looks at the end of the number is so gosh darn Apprentice-like.
(P.S. Quick trivia: Hamilton is just a single day older than an even bigger superstar born in the U.S. Midwest. Leave a comment and name that superstar!)