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November 10, 2006
That's why they call them "Talent"

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One of my favorite parts of the fabulous Web site for channels 13 and 31 - aside from their blogs, which those slackers are woefully tardy in updating, by the way - is called "Rough Cuts," which is basically a bloopers reel for "Good Day Sacramento."

The latest entry is titled "Blindfolded Nick Breaks a Plate." In it, we see anchors Marianne McClary, Nick Toma and Mark S. Allen (all a.k.a. the Talent) taping a promo, with McClary feeding Toma a cinnamon roll in the station kitchen when disaster and hilarity ensue.

Here's my question: So Nick breaks the plate. It shatters at his and McClary's feet. Shards are everywhere, not to mention sweet-roll droppings. But Toma, McClary and Allen do not bend down and clean any of it up. Noooo, we see two behind-the-camera guys rushing in to remove their mess.

Oh, I know what you're thinking: I'm just jealous because I don't get the diva treatment here at The Bee. When I spilled a cup of iced tea in the company cafeteria, I had to go on my hands and knees to mop it up, when I really wanted to snap my fingers and have my behind-the-scenes editor grab the sponge. Alas, all she does is clean up my writing.

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