January 30, 2007

Oh boy!

American Idol tonight, and it'll be comin' atcha from da 'HAM!

I am torn. Birmingham is home to the world's largest inferiority complex, so on one hand I would like to beg everyone not to believe just how bad our lunatics are. Then again, maybe it's time for us to move on and embrace our alternate-reality citizens and revel in the attention we'll get.

I will, however, again make the prediction that no one from Alabama and no one from the Birmingham auditions will make it past the final twelve or so. I will also predict, though, that the local Fox station will find SOME connection between whoever the finalists turn out to be and someone in the viewing area in order to keep everyone tuning in and voting.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 30, 2007 09:51 AM

I saw the previews for B-ham at the end of last week's show, and it ain't lookin' pretty. One overweight female contestant seemed to hog a good bit of airtime. She was wearing some kind of stretch pants that highlighted the fat-roll under her belly button.

I'm sure we'll hear at least a dozen snarky put-downs of Taylor Hicks by Simon. He didn't want Hicks to go to Hollywood, let alone win the whole thing. In the end it's a popularity contest.

Posted by: Marc V at January 30, 2007 11:15 AM

Yep, I've seen that woman. The local Fox station had her on a LOT when they were in town filming.

Oh well. Once I get PossumblogTV on the air, everyone will have a MUCH better image in their minds of Birmingham.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 30, 2007 11:20 AM

Can some of us commenters be judges on PossumblogTV? I bet we could do better than Simon and Co...

Posted by: Stan at January 30, 2007 11:32 AM

I wouldn't do better. Mainly because I'd probably cancel the show and replace it with something more useful and morally uplifting.

"Sewer Line Cleaning for Dummies - Live" strikes me as a choice replacement.

Posted by: skinnydan at January 30, 2007 11:39 AM

Well, Mr. Smartydan, it just so happens that PossumblogTV is a variety show, and one of the weekly features will be something JUST LIKE YOU DESCRIBE, with various local septic tank companies competing for prizes. So there.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 30, 2007 11:42 AM

I hereby nominate Skinnydan to play the role of "Simon."

Posted by: Stan at January 30, 2007 12:06 PM

I hereby nominate PossumPapa to play the role of "Randy".
Instead of a "dog pound" he can have the "cat box". Yo yo cat, what up? He would also need training for all of the hand signals/gestures popular with the "yutes". Overalls would be optional (but please wear some type of pants).

Now who can be the next "Paula"? Hmmm, could it be Wendy Garner?

Posted by: Marc V at January 30, 2007 01:25 PM

Hey, you never see Randy's legs under the table--we don't know he has pants on!

As for the Paula role, I don't think Wendy drinks or slurs enough.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 30, 2007 02:07 PM

Well, I was just trying to give you an opportunity to trade witty banter and rub elbows with Ms. Garner. I suppose Miss Reba would not care too much for that, though she may like to see how you look in TV makeup.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Sand in the Gears Tony Woodlief has some things to say about architecture and politics you may find interesting.

Posted by: Marc V at January 30, 2007 02:17 PM

What an excellent article!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 30, 2007 02:26 PM

Well, Studdard and Hicks are from that area, so maybe they'll dig up another star from the 205.

Posted by: Shawn at January 30, 2007 06:16 PM