Friday, January 18, 2008

American Idol

From the American Idol that aired Wednesday night, this gentlemen has received the most attention. But did you see the teenage boy from Mississippi that got to go Hollywood? Man, he was country! And the good producers at American Idol spared no expense in the "expose" they did on his family before they showed his audition (if I can find it, I'll post a link). They worked hard to confirm every Mississippi stereotype: redneck, gun totin', farmer, horse ridin', mason jar drinkin', country music lovin', dirt road drivin', out house usin', gun rack in the back of the truck, and slow speakin'.

I've always had a soft spot for American Idol because of the invaluable public service the show provides. There's no better forum to help people who are detached from reality and think they can sing to understand that they don't have what it takes to make it in the American music industry. On that front, a tip of the fedora to Simon, Paula, and Randy.

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