You know how it is when you find something you love and instantly want everyone you know to love it, too? Here is a list of things the Beehive is into at this very moment. We invite you to share your obsession in the comments.
Heather: “Clash of the Gods” on the History Channel is my newest obsession. Ancient myths are brought to life on this hour-long show which features plenty of blood, drama, insane costumes and makeup, and, oh yeah, a little bit of history. Newsflash to anyone named Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton or “Hills” star [name]: your tired and ridiculous antics pale in comparison to the sexual exploits, murder, incest and child-swallowing of the Olympians. I want to see Zeus on the cover of US Weekly next week.
Donald: I am obsessed with how the red shirts worn by the employees at Target don’t match. There are dozens of hues represented, from maroon to near-pink, which for some reason makes me think of rag-tag Confederate troops in mismatched uniforms trudging through a war with meager resources. It physically pains me to see two employees standing next to each other with wildly clashing shades. I want my employee Target shirts to all be the same, exact fire-engine red. Please. For my own sanity.
Joan: My obsession — the Food Network show “Chopped” — isn’t something that I love. It’s the unusual food and gross-out factor that keep bringing me back. The show forces chefs to cook with odd combinations, such as this dessert of blackberries, kiwi, wonton wrappers and gummy bears. Then there are the sanitation issues. Some chefs double-dip their spoons, cut their hands and bleed into the food, or almost sweat into their dishes. One chef double-dipped twice and bled into the food — and he kept on bleeding until one of the producers told him to start over. Nasty!
Mike Oz: Right now I’m all about “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II,” the new album by Raekwon. In my high-school years, I was a Wu-Tang obsessee and the original “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx,” was one of my favorite Wu CDs.
Fourteen years later, the original is one of my favorite albums of all time and the sequel has managed to bring back the raw rhymes and dusty beats of its predecessor. While the new Jay-Z album is undoubtedly going to get more attention and sell better, OB4CL2 is by far the better hip-hop album.
Your turn. What’s got you obsessed right now?