Josh Groban parents are both only children, so he doesn’t know too much about his family tree. Tonight at 10p on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, he learns a lot about his ancestors going back to the late 1600’s. The singer’s search focuses on his 8X great grandfather, Johann Jacob Zimmerman, who lived in Germany, and the two family members have a lot in common.
Even though Zimmerman’s father was a craftsman, Johann did not follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he want to University and became a music teacher. Besides teaching music and singing, he was a Deacon at his Lutheran Church. If that is not enough, he also studied astronomy and mathematics, and wrote 12 books on the topic.
In 1680, Johann saw something great in the sky from his Church that changed his whole life and his family’s lives. Something so astronomical that Isaac Newton wrote about him in his book, Book 3 of Isaac Newton’s Principia.
What is it? How did it change everything for Groban’s lineage? You just have to watch this extremely compelling episode of Who Do You Think You Are? to find out.
Groban will discover the answers to these questions when he travels to Germany. When arrives there, he visits the archives. From there he goes to the University that his 8X great grandfather was a student. His next stop is to the church that Johann worked a Deacon and made the discovery that changed everything. A discovery that revolutionized his way of thinking so much so that he had to beg the local Duke to keep his job at the Church. This revelation leads Groban to his final stop, the archives of the Lutheran Church. There he learns about all the sacrifices Zimmerman made for his new beliefs. With the book almost closed on Groban’s research, there is one more astonishing fact that he finds out about Zimmerman that will blow him and you away.
When Groban’s search is concluded, he gets to reflect on his 8X Great Grandfather and how much they have in common. In some ways. It is almost like they are connected even though they lived almost three and a half centuries apart.
Maybe it is because I was a Religious Studies major, but I was completely enthralled with this episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Although I really think that I was so captivated by the show because his history is so unbelievable and interesting that you just want to know more and more. In fact, after the episode I concluded, I had to research Johann Jacob Zimmerman and I learned some more incredible facts about the impact he had on his time and ours.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and people will spend roughly $5 million buying the precious metal for their loved ones. We know what it looks it and where to buy it, but do you know where it comes from?
Discovery’s Gold Rush follows the men who find it and there is reason why it is so expensive. It is a lot of hard grueling work to find the metal and tonight at 9p you can see arduous task it is to unearth it.
The show follows two crews in north-western Canada as they use different types of machinery to dig up the gold. Working in freezing temperatures, long days and in the elements leads to things going wrong. Things you can anticipate. Just because you get the machinery working, doesn’t mean you have found gold. They think they literally have struck gold, but they come up with payless dirt.
On tonight’s episodes, they are weeks away from concluding their season. The pressure is on the crews to reach their goals. The Hoffmans are hoping to find 1,000 ounces (which is worth $1.2 million dollars) of it before it’s over, but they haven’t even discovered 800 ounces yet. Then there is 20-year-old Parker who wants to double what the Hoffman’s goal is. So far he has found over 1,500 ounces worth $1.8 million, and with 25% of goal left he has his work cut out for him.
The Hoffmans depend on Big Red to sort the gold out from the elements, but when a boulder accidentally gets stuck in the machine, their work comes to a grinding halt. They need to figure out a way to get the jammed rock out before everything is a complete wash. Will they be able to get it out in time so they can get closer to their goal? Or will their goal be stuck inside the monster machine with that huge rock?
Parker keeps coming up empty with his searches, and he is more determined than ever to find the gold. There’s only one problem, his bulldozer needs serious repair and it will be out of commission. One of his employees thinks he found a place that has a lot of gold, only problem it is under a river. Will they be up the creek? Or will they find a way to move the water to get to the gold? Then if they do move the water, will they be fools because there is no gold there?
At the end of the day, one crew will find $40,000 worth of gold, while the other one will find almost 6X that. Want to see $250,000 worth of beautiful gold looks like, then you will have to tune in tonight at 9p to find out.
While us women love wearing gold, men love watching this show that is in its fifth season. It has been the #1 show on television among all men for the last five weeks. In fact, it is also Discovery’s #1 show. When you check it out, you will see why. Even though it is called Gold Rush, it is a true adrenaline rush. These men are up against the clock. They don’t know if they are going to find any gold in the dirt. If they do find it, will the machinery work so they can separate it? If the machinery does work, does that mean they found a lot? There is so much that can go wrong and so much that can go right at the end of the day. It is all of those things that leads to a very thrilling ride in a bulldozer. A ride you want to be on every Friday at 9p.
Tonight at 10p on TLC’s Sex Sent Me to the ER, a couple get jungle fever between their legs when they get bitten by a centipede as they were having sex. No one wants to get that STI, Sexually Transmitted Insect. Ouch.
Another couple’s wedding night takes the cake and that sends them to the ER.
Finally the last couple party too hard on a party bus on the way to Mardi Gras and they spend their night in a hospital.
I can’t wait to see what tonight’s lessons are because I always learn something new and interesting I shouldn’t do in the bedroom.
My Strange Addiction is back on TLC tonight at 10p and it is strangely fascinating.
Tonight’s season premiere is all about Masking. Several men around the world dress up as living female dolls via Latex and Silicone masks and body suits. Most of them keep their persona a secret. They are afraid to go out in public dressed like that because they don’t know how or if strangers will accept them. Thankfully, there is a convention in Minnesota they can go to, to be themselves. Not only are they free to be who they are, they get to meet other people like them. This helps them to get the courage to tell others about their secret identity.
Not only do we get to go into their private lives and their convention, we also get to see one of the manufacturers of their female outerselves. They explain why they do it and what their customers are looking for.
At first when you see these people as Maskers, you think they are strange. But by the end of the hour, you understand why they do it. They aren’t hurting anyone, so I say let them do it.
If you are like me, then you probably never heard of Masking before My Strange Addiction. So tonight tune in to learn something new and to be interested in something you never thought would interest you. Who doesn’t need that every now and again, and you can get that every Wednesday night at 10p on TLC!
My Strange Addiction is coming back to TLC next Wednesday at 10p and the addictions are still strange. Coming up this season they have a woman who drinks air freshener up to 50 times a day. Then there is a 31 year old man who likes to play bedroom Bingo (o-o-o) with much older women. A woman who has been eating brick since she was 17, and I have to wonder what her poop is like. Be prepared to take a ride with a woman who is married to a Carnie. What’s so weird about that? Bruce in a carnival ride. Finally, there is 70 year old Robert, who dresses up in latex from head to as a female doll.
You got to give it to TLC, they always find the most interesting people to be part of their educational shows. I have learned so much from this show and Sex Sent Me to the ER, and no other network has taught me as many important lessons as they have.
Sex is all fun and games until someone gets hurt down there. Then it is time for Sex Sent Me to the ER on TLC at 10p.
A body builder and his girlfriend haven’t had sex for a week because he is preparing for a competition. After he wins the title, they decide to have hot steamy sex right then and there! Part of looking good for the competition is oiling up; and they are so horny, he doesn’t stop to shower. As we all know oil is slippery. While going at it, she slips and hurts herself down there. Now instead of celebrating with their friends, they are all taking a trip to the hospital. So what is causing the pain down there?
A man returns home from being stationed overseas and his girlfriend and him can’t wait to do it. After 8 hours of vigorous sex, nothing is coming out of him. Thinking it is just exhaustion, they decide to go to sleep. The next morning it happens again and the pain is unbearable. So what is causing him not to release? Yes, it can happen boys!
Finally, a couple comes into the ER and the wife can’t even walk because she is in so much pain down there. Not only is she is pain, she feels like she is literally on fire. As the nurse tries to find out what is going on, her conservative sister and her brother in law come in. Now the original couple won’t talk. What doesn’t she want her sister to know? What is causing her burning love?
Tonight’s lesson from Sex Sent Me to the ER, is don’t be embarrassed to tell the nurses and doctors that you were having sex because it only delays the help you desperately need. And no one wants to be in pain in their privates more than they have to be.
Discovery announced today that the Naked & Afraid episode with James Franco and Seth Rogen is going to air on the same night a man is Eaten Alive by a snake. So on December 7th at 8p, we will look out for Franco and Rogen’s trouser snakes and then at 9p we will watch a man poop in his trousers as he gets eaten by an anaconda! Sounds like excellent programming to me.
If I were all the other networks, I would cancel any original programming that they have planned for that night because all anyone will be watching is these two shows. I know, I will be glued to my TV watching Discovery that Sunday night! Who wants to live Tweet with me and the rest of the World Wide Web when it happens?
BTW if those two shows are not enough for you, then at 11:15p Discovery will air “an even raunchier, uncensored cut” of the show. How mega is all of that? Mega enough to start of the channel’s Mega Week!!! Mega wow!
Tonight’s Sex Sent Me to the ER on TLC at 10p leaves a guy sex feet under.
It’s Halloween and a woman wants to have sex with her boyfriend at a cemetery. At first, he is doesn’t want to because he doesn’t want to upset the spirits, but eventually he gives in. Things start off great; but when she decides to switch positions, she accidentally pushes her lover into an open grave. He landed on a coffin and badly hurt his arm. So bad, he can’t get himself out of there. How will he eventually get out of this predicament?
A young healthy well-endowed male model comes into the hospital with cardiac problems after having sex with another model. All his tests come out normal, until he sleeps with his co-star again in the hospital bed and he is left near death. So what causes him to pass out when he is having sex?
Finally, a rocker has the best sex of his life with his bandmate. It was so mind blowing, that the two of them fall deep asleep on the couch. He accidentally rolls off and hits his chin against the table. They think that is his worst injury until he stands up. It is then that they notice, one of his testicle is the size of an orange. Will the doctors be able to save his testicle?
So the morale of tonight’s show, don’t have sex in a cemetery by an open grave unless you want to stay there permanently.
Seriously, I can’t get enough of this show. It gets better and better every week. I think, in ways, I am more excited for this show than I am for the first word in the title of the show.
Last week people were shocked, horrified, curious and excited when they heard that Discovery is airing a show called Eaten Alive during Mega Week. The special that airs on December 7th features Paul Rosolie being eaten by a snake. The explorer explained why he is doing it, “I’ve seen first-hand how the Amazon Rainforest is being destroyed. It is so rampant that we may be the last generation with the opportunity to save it. People need to wake up to what is going on. What better way is there to shock people than to put my life on the line with the largest snake on the planet, the Green Anaconda?” It will be interesting to see if that is what people are going to take away from the show. I know, I will be taking away the fact that a guy was actually eaten by a snake.
The other thing people are wondering about the show, is does the anaconda survive? Discovery concluded their press release today by saying, “Both Paul Rosolie and the Giant Green Anaconda are healthy and alive.” Is it wrong for me to say as a woman I am kind of bummed? Imagine all the belts, purses and shoes that reptile could’ve made. Joking, I have never been into snake skin or snakes to be honest.
Finally, I wonder if when the snake was done eating Rosolie, he said, “Tastes like chicken!”
It takes balls to have your story told on TLC’s Sex Sent Me to the ER and tonight at 10p the guy with the biggest balls the show has ever seen will have his story told.
It’s a quiet night in the ER until a man comes in asking only to a see a male doctor. When the doctor walks into the room, the injured guy pulls down his pants and reveals that his scrotum is black and the size of a softball. The guy and his wife won’t say what happened even after his mistress walks into the room. At this point, his scrotum is now the size of a cantaloupe, then a volleyball and it won’t stop growing. The only solution is surgery or he will his lose his cajones, but he doesn’t want it. So what caused him to have the biggest balls on the show yet, you just have to see it to believe it.
Then there is the husband, who sucks at buying his wife birthday presents, until now. She is taking an exercise class that uses a stripper’s pole, so he decides to buy her one. He thinks he can set up on his own, but he was mistaken. When the two of them are having sex on it, it falls over taking his wife with it. Her head is killing her and so is her lower abdominal region, so they agree she needs to go to the ER. How badly did she injure herself? And you will be shocked when a doctor confuses the situation for something else.
Then there is the magician who uses his tricks to land the perfect woman, but she pulls a rabbit out of her hat that leaves him speechless. You see, she throws Tantra sex parties and promises to give him an all-day orgasm. What man won’t jump at that offer? He did and he couldn’t handle it. See what happened that sent him to ER!
Even though Sex Sent Me to the ER teaches us Tantra sex is bad, you have to think of it as it is teaching us what not to do so that we won’t land in the hospital like the people on the show. See the show is educational, and who doesn’t want to be schooled in sex?