1 YOU KNEW THIS WAS COMING What’s the difference between Lady Gaga and a Wild Rose Party of Alberta candidate? Lady Gaga is the one who has the courage of her convictions. And probably knows more about science, too. And if Lady Gaga were Alberta’s premier, the mayors of the province’s two largest cities would probably be a lot prouder of being Albertans than they would if the Wild Rose Alliance wins.

2 SOME FATHER’S DAY If you’re a guy wearing a red mohawk, black pentagram gauges, and viper piercings, who attended a Motorhead concert in Chicago recently, and you had incredible sex in the bathroom with a woman wearing blue hair, silver tube top, fishnets, and knee-high black biker boots … congratulations, you’re a daddy.

3 CAT SCRATCH FEVER? Mitt Romney wanted this guy’s endorsement that badly? Buzzfeed has 10 reasons why everybody should just stay away from the man whose most intelligent song was titled ‘Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.”

4 BUT THE RATINGS … Someday we should have a quiz: was this done in the Hunger Games arena or during a game in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

5 THE THINGS PEOPLE IN VEGAS WOULD HAVE DONE TO GET WHITWORTH TO VISIT How close did Las Vegas get to having a full-scale replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise starship built on the Strip? Closer than you think.

6 SAD TIME AT THE TORONTO STAR One of Canada’s finest sports journalists, Randy Starkman, has passed away.

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN Levon Helm’s cancer has reached a point where all they can do is keep him comfortable. (By the time this posted, I fully expect to hear that he has passed away at the age of 71.) I don’t know when this was recorded, but here’s Helm and a group of musicians, including Steve Earle, at a live performance at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. There’s more people on stage than live in some Saskatchewan RMs…