Philosophically speaking, Members, neither gongs nor curling are necessary. There is nothing a priori in either that leads naturally to fame from escaping hammered metal judgement or Canadian pride. In fact, we live a universe that indeed has a Gong Show and manic ice-slicking as olympic sport. The upshot? This week, remember: existential impact need not rest on anything so banal as requisites and, that which makes syndicated talent shows and ballast-sliding focus beloved does quite well without dressing indispensability in the faux finery of sine qua non.