January 17, 2007

American Idol Recap!

I really don't think that there is going to be a single contestant from anywhere near Alabama after the first big cull when they get to Hollywood. I just think everyone will do whatever they can to vote against, rather than for, just to keep us from getting too uppity. BUT, despite that, it's nice that they did decide to conduct auditions here in Birmingham, and as for that, I have but one hope.

That being that it doesn't turn out to be like Minneapolis or Seattle, which apparently have the highest per capita amount of people who are both tone deaf AND delusional. Please, Birmingham--I hope you weren't this terrible.

Limey Boy seemed particularly peeved last evening about the abysmal quality of the folks trying out, and I have to say that for once, I was sorta peeved as well. I like the horrible folks in measured doses, but I think it's depressing when so very many of the people are so very bad, and you try to fill up a two-hour show with them. That's just too much bad. And worse is that the good ones weren't that good.

Why, it's enough to make me want to wash down a fistful of OxyContin with a liter of vodka and clap like a seal!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 17, 2007 10:16 AM

Just so you know, all my information concerning "American Idol" and "24", I get from Possumblog since I don't recall ever watching either show. I was wondering if you could start a rundown on "Boston Legal" since I keep hearing that it is a good show?

Posted by: Larry Anderson at January 17, 2007 11:10 AM

Boston Legal is pure crap.

1) It's in Boston, which is in Massachusetts, which is where the Kennedys are from. QED.

2) It's about lawyers.

3) It has William Shatner starring as a lawyer.

4) It has Candice Bergen starring as a lawyer.

5) It's on ABC.

6) It's popular with critics.

My suggestions for improving the show were never acted upon by the producers, so I could be overly sensitive about it. However, I think my changes would be worthwhile.

First, it should be set in Las Vegas, where that dreamy Senator Harry Reid is from, along with many Las Vegas showgirls. Second, Candice Bergen is a lawyer but an okay one because she's actually an aging showgirl. Since she deals with Las Vegasians all day long, her hook is to dress William Shatner up in a monocle, top hat and tails, sit him on her knee, and make him do the cross-examinations as she drinks a glass of water. And put the show on Fox so there'll be more than two shows on there to watch.

But did they listen?


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 17, 2007 11:38 AM

That was helpful. Somehow I had gotten the idea that it was the story of midget transvestites.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at January 17, 2007 12:02 PM

I found it hard to believe that out of 10,000 they could only find 17 "worthy ones". If this was a true audition, and not amusement, then the goofballs who can't carry a tune would never make it in front of the celebrity judges.

Like they told the chunky blond who claimed to be an American Idol expert and had 10 years of vocal lessons: "Hey, at least you got to be on your favorite TV show and had a try-out." She didn't seem too happy with not making it.

You have to wonder how these "kids" were raised, as they don't seem to take rejection too well. If I can teach my youngster(s) anything (besides the love of God) it's that life is going to knock you down, so accept setbacks gracefully, learn from them and move on. Part of the problem may be they're brought up to think they're the center of the universe.

Posted by: Marc V at January 17, 2007 12:05 PM

Amen to that--why is it such a shock when these people are told they can't carry a tune in a bucket? And why do they get so upset?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 17, 2007 12:55 PM