Wednesday, April 19, 2006

American Idol - aurevoir cute petootie

Yes, we do watch American Idol and we're just sayin, who doesn't. So we thought Kelly was curtains but, as has happened infrequently, we were wrong. What exactly is the appeal of the Idol? We have a kid who we have always thought should be the Idol but says it's not her genre. She clearly doesn't understand how wonderful it would be for us to be in the audience with the camera close up on "Jordan's Family" and her parents shedding one perfect tear on each cheek-- but I digress. The appeal of Idol is that by dialing 1-866-whatever, every American has the power to participate in the most popular, the most advertising expensive broadcast phenonmenom. And the Idol is a safe place to be. We don't have to worry about nudity, foul language, religious crap or distasteful behavior. Just plain good clean fun. In fact, contestants have been eliminated for trying to make a personal statement about their beliefs-- Mandisa sang about her Christianity-- We're just sayin. America loves safe. Despite the networks and cables attempt to take us elsewhere we love reality TV because although it may show the worst in all of us, it is safe. But I digressed again, and I'll do that alot and you'll come to love it. So what about Ace. I was right there with him until he touched his scar a few weeks ago. To be perfectly honest, it grossed me out. Adorable as he is, he never recovered -- for me. I won't tell you who I think should win because I don't want it to impact on your vote but I'm pretty much with Brenda Sykes, Paris should be doing things 17 year olds do and Kathryn makes me shed one perfect tear-- right along with her parents.
Iris

6 comments:

Charles Rex said...

I guess I placed my comments about this topic in the wrong blog area.

Charles Rex said...

So here it is....Wow this is great David, but Iris I disagree, I think Idol is such a waist, another TV show telling us what is good or not...."you are a winner and you are not" clean maybe, Just another media outlet touting self instead of service to mankind. As far as voting...Iris I can trust you to make a good vote, you are informed woman, or at least David has always said that. What I am more interested in is how can American's be educated in not caring about the lives of celebrities. Who they are sleeping with, how much money they are making, and last but not least their political views without any "educational credentials." I can only imagine the uninformed voters, those that David and I have seen on campaigns in the city and rural setting, listening to celebrities just because they have a hit show, look handsome or pretty. Well enough from me now, my FIRST ever blog entry. By the way, I love The Amazing Race, West Wing, ER, and Inside the Actors Studio. Cheers

Iris and David said...

Chas: there is no WRONG area.. this is just... well... how to say it: the BLOBBBBB... it s all good. even when you spend actual quality time in what could be an educational moment, writing for this Blob. But you wait, this will take off, and you were first. Im just Sayin. It s possible to do the impossible.

ev said...

"American Idol" entered my life when the countdown began between Reuben and the other guy. It was summer; I'd played golf all day, had eaten a big dinner, turned on TV and there it was.

The next year I was not a faithful fan as it was often on opposite "America's Next Top Model" but I did manage to catch the run off between the country folk. I was never a Bo Bice fan, so was happy with the outcome.

"America's Next Top Model" changed times so I could watch this season from the get go. The graphics for the show are excellent and the back up musicians damn good.

You're cutie petootie had me with his first song "I will be Your Daddy." Then he lost me because he was sooooo nervous each week his hand shook and his song selection sucked.

I'm so middle American that I like Taylor Hicks, Chris (amazing makeover) and, get this, Kelly.

My husband watches only when a new "House" is on after. I call it the most racist, anti feminist, pro drug show I've ever seen. The hubby likes his competition in the form of athletics which I find boring.

By the way, I have a blog called Ev's Day@blog spot.com Every now and then I make and entry.

evelyn horowitz

ev said...

"American Idol" entered my life when the countdown began between Reuben and the other guy. It was summer; I'd played golf all day, had eaten a big dinner, turned on TV and there it was.

The next year I was not a faithful fan as it was often on opposite "America's Next Top Model" but I did manage to catch the run off between the country folk. I was never a Bo Bice fan, so was happy with the outcome.

"America's Next Top Model" changed times so I could watch this season from the get go. The graphics for the show are excellent and the back up musicians damn good.

You're cutie petootie had me with his first song "I will be Your Daddy." Then he lost me because he was sooooo nervous each week his hand shook and his song selection sucked.

I'm so middle American that I like Taylor Hicks, Chris (amazing makeover) and, get this, Kelly.

My husband watches only when a new "House" is on after. I call it the most racist, anti feminist, pro drug show I've ever seen. The hubby likes his competition in the form of athletics which I find boring.

By the way, I have a blog called Ev's Day@blog spot.com Every now and then I make and entry.

evelyn horowitz

Anonymous said...

"American Idol" entered my life when the countdown began between Reuben and the other guy. It was summer; I'd played golf all day, had eaten a big dinner, turned on TV and there it was.

The next year I was not a faithful fan as it was often on opposite "America's Next Top Model" but I did manage to catch the run off between the country folk. I was never a Bo Bice fan, so was happy with the outcome.

"America's Next Top Model" changed times so I could watch this season from the get go. The graphics for the show are excellent and the back up musicians damn good.

You're cutie petootie had me