Thursday, January 17, 2008

american idle

Me and a couple of friends met up last weekend and really got our act together for the new season of American Idol. I mean we don't even care if the whole purpose of the show is to let couch potatoes feel superior. We played Guitar Hero all night long and we're ready to rock out. The neighbours moaned and banged on the ceiling but, hey, this is our chance to shine and we'll all be (ahem) 26 next year and too old to compete. We're goin for it!

After all, with Hillary and Barack starring in Fight Club Redux and nobody else allowed in the Democratic ring, why not just party down? Every four years they stage a huge bash where they pretend we'll decide who will be the next quasi-dictator. Romney, Huckabee, Giuliani? Save me. I'm going to focus on the important stuff - like getting my nails done and seeing if we can find a trendy designer who'll give us that really hot Hollywood look so we can be stars and be happy forever.

btw: They do allow trios, don't they?

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  1. Here's an idea: Don't sing. Just stare at the judges and smile, eyes wide open. After three or four minutes, start humming. Not a melody, just a faint, continuous drone. Then without a word, turn and leave the stage.

    It's the kind of unscripted moment that I think reality TV might have trouble handling.

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  2. lol....we also have the new season of Indian Idol also coming up sans the elections....hope you are having a nice time there!

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  3. I thought idols were forbidden by the Ten Commandments.

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  4. Ben - I like it ;-) hmmmm (practicing)

    Kalyan - Now Indian Idol I might just watch. 'Monica' is a favorite.

    fairlane - No it's idylls that are forbidden - neither can we worship the idyllic per the Constitution.

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  5. Bring it, Guitar Hero. If they don't allow trios, I'm not going.

    I watched about ten minutes of Idol. I like it until they bring on that first truly obnoxious idiot who is supposed to be funny, but it's too contrived to be even slightly amusing. Out of all those auditioners, they couldn't find six truly interesting people to audition on American Idol? Cahhmmm-ahhnnnn.

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  6. Hi Sera - That's kind of like asking why Dennis Kucinich isn't allowed to participate in a debate when the debate in question is sponsored by an insurance company. He keeps on dancing and so do I :-)

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  7. I would love to see the American idol judges armed with tazers :-)

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  8. PS this water color is fabulous!

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  9. Hi Kathie - Cattle prods would work just as well. I'm so glad you liked the picture since it's one of the very few examples of my cartooning ability. I was in a chronically bad temper for a few years and did a number of them that I gave away. This is an original scanned from one found in the back of a portfolio that seemed to suit the AI post.

    btw: I love your new ID photo.

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  10. Susan, can I send my sons out to you? They love Guitar hero. Me? I prefer the real thing. Nothing like the sound of a power "E" coming from a Marshall stack.

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  11. spartacus - How did you find your way this far back? Anything older than last week is ancient history in bloggoland.
    I'm not sure I could handle your boys (although I'm sure they're terrific) but my husband would also be more likely to demonstrate some real power chords. He's the musician and if I tell you Frank Zappa and Jeff Beck were two of our favorites, would that help?

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