After almost four decades in the employment of the world’s most well known firefighter—one Smokey T. Bear—my idea of Burning Questions are directly related to the most critical and important issues related to the well being of the forest environment and all living things wherein.
Questions that firefighters have held dear since the invention of the match.
Questions like, “Will there be pie with dinner in the chow line tonight” and “Do we get to stay in that local motel with the nice swimming pool and the really hot, visiting college female volleyball team?”
So, when I found out that the upcoming No Reservations show, featuring that loveable semi-alcoholic, cigarette-smoking, wild creature-eating host, Anthony Bourdain, would be about some Burning Questions, I assumed that it might be about how not to burn a good steak or over-torch my crème brûlée.
But no. Tony will answer questions submitted by Viewers Like You (as they say on Public Television) in response to a call for questions on the Travel Channel website for the show.
Not surprising, given the human nature trait of our attraction to watch a disaster that is befalling someone else, many questions are about things that did not go well.
Speaking of which, one of my favorite posts by my fav travel writer, Master Blogest, at Killing Batteries, is about one of the episodes that was actually almost painful to watch, which like a good car wreck, is almost impossible to look away from.
As usual, I will leave you with the YouTube trailer that the producers provide and that my virtual BFF asks me to post.
(Ingrid, if anyone else asked, I would just have to go tell them to go, ah, somewhere. Unless her name was maybe Sonia.)