Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Popped Culture

So the internet is abuzz with "American Idol" strife. America's posterboy, Chris Daughtry, got voted off tonight. Hurrah. The kids on the official message board are yelling "Hoax!" and demanding that Idol be, as one poster claimed, "taken over by the government." That's right, it's time to put the feds in charge of deciding who our next Idol is. Lord knows, they sure did a bang-up job on the last couple of Presidential elections...

Me? I'm happy that Chris got the boot. He sucked. Well, in a strict Top 40-ian sense, I suppose he was God-like genius -- if you like bands like Nickelback. Me, I can't stand dull, uninspired rock music like that, and I'm happy he's gone.

I'm happier still that Taylor Hicks is still in the running. Not because I like him; I don't. I just want to see the Idol juggernaut try to market that guy's CD's to the teenage masses -- best of luck.

End of story is this: If you were watching "Idol" tonight in the first place, you missed out... because tonight's episode of "Lost" was nothing shy of pure genius.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

I haven't seen an episode of Idol yet. I did catch a few minutes of Lost and someday I may actually have to watch it. That is if I can find time around everything else I watch...

Maybe I'll just get the DVDs of the seasons as they come out. What little I saw was interesting...

Anonymous said...

I don't think they're trying to actually market Taylor to the teenagers. I think they want their moms on board. Seriously. I think they're trying to get an older contingency involved. To what end, other than making money, i have no idea. It's just funny because usually these sort of music endeavors are aimed at people out of our age bracket (below us, of course).

I need to come over sometime and get caught up on lost. It's been too long!

Toni

Anonymous said...

See, I *knew* there was a reason I refuse to watch anything labelled "reality television".
Listen? That's my sigh of derision. I'll stick to Dr. Who and re-runs of Due South. Ayup.