American Idol Begins in a matter of minutes

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Humor' started by blhowes, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Yes, I wouldn't miss it

    11 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I'll watch it once in a while

    10 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I'll just watch it at the very end

    2 vote(s)
  4. No, I wouldn't waste my time!!!

    18 vote(s)
  5. No, I don't own a TV (but wish I could watch it)

    1 vote(s)
  6. No, I don't own a TV (wouldn't watch it if it did)

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin Puritan Board Doctor


    I watch because I have a 12 year old daughter!
  2. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    We DON'T watch because I have a 12 year old daughter. ;) ;)

    Did I mention that I don't care for the show?
  3. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Come on Bob...your holding back

    Tell us how you really feel ! :D

  4. AV1611

    AV1611 Puritan Board Senior

  5. Kevin

    Kevin Puritan Board Doctor

    C'mon guys, settle down its a talent show fer pete's sake.

    Of course it is mindless and dumb---what else could it be. With as little TV as we watch I think this probably has more value then most anything else on the tube.:2cents:
  6. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Call me a sensationalist Kevin but anyone can see this:

    A M E R I C A N I D O L
    S A T A N S T A L E N T
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    Each has twelve letters and the numbers don't lie.
    Coincidence? I DON'T THINK SO!

    (Hal Lindsey has to see this.)
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Puritan Board Doctor

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Bob, you slay me (in the spirit)!
  8. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    I'm just getting started!

    If you spell American Idol backwards it spells - Lod In A Cirema.

    LOD is of course the abbreviation for Legion Of Doom.

    Cirema as everyone knows refers to Gunnung Cirema, a volcano in Central Java. This is a clear allusion to an agent of mass destruction.

    Put these together and you have The Legion of Doom in an agent of Destruction , also called American Idol.

    I'm searching for 'American Idol' in my bible code software and I am already shocked at what I'm sure I will find.
  9. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor


    Bob, what do you make of the name Simon....hmmmmmm?????
  10. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    What he said - with sugar on top! :D :handshake:
  11. gwine

    gwine Puritan Board Sophomore

    Somehow the words 'talent show' and 'mindless and dumb' don't go together in my book. But if you want to call that talent . . .

    And I don't care how much Pete likes it - I'm still going to stay away from it and the rest of the vast wasteland call tv.
  12. Larry Hughes

    Larry Hughes Puritan Board Sophomore

    I've found the best refreshers for burning out hard intellectually day to day in my job are such simple things. Plus, it adds to my list of things I'm not sure I can say or talk about around my pietistic extended family members.

    And it's kind of nice to see some folks do well in that genre.

    Plus its revealing: Paula and Randy and the audience exude Americanism, never say anthing bad and sugar quote it all. Simon is pure English, blunt and to the point. They need a good brazen German critique who would make Simon look like Paula and a sassy Frenchman. THEN you'd have a real hair pulling fight!
  13. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Commenting on American Idol:

    "If you keep serving people **** and telling them its a meal, eventually they're going to think it's a meal," said O'Donnell.

    "It's like the new freak show really," said Joy Behar. "There's an appetite for it out there in the public. People want to watch it."

    Just because she's Rosie and she and Joy are on The View doesn't mean they can't get something right. You go girls!
  14. govols

    govols Puritan Board Junior

    Of course Rosie has never seen a meal she hasn't eaten. She must have eaten that meal ****, b/c that is what gets burped out of her mouth.
  15. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor


    No offense guys, but that comment sounds like music snobs. I can't stand it when people act like they are "above" something and this often happens with anything that's popular. It becomes all the rage to insult what the masses like. It happens with ipods, and other popular gadgets as well.

    1) It's a simple TV show

    2) 99% of the terrible singers know they are terrible and go on anyway.

    3) Before you appear before the Paula, Randy, and Simon you are screened. You're told that the judges may rip you to shreds and to be prepared for that. It's called ratings. It's a show not just a talent search. Anyone who doesn't get that, especially contestants need to wake up. Even as a Christian I can't feel very sorry for them. Take the big red headed guy at the end of the last episode. If you think he seriously believed he was a good singer I have ocean front property to sell you in Iraq.

    American Idol is not the Roman Colosseum, the name means American (POP MUSIC) idol, not a false god to pray to, and the show eventually gains some value as it turns into a real search for a talented winner. Last years show contained one of the best "Christian witness" moments I've ever seen on main stream television.

    While I could live without it let's not get on our high horses and proclaim those who enjoy the show as **** eaters.

    I have a brother in law who is proud of his "Christian only" radio stance. While that's a good thing, he thumps his chest with a gleam in his eye anytime something pop-culture comes up in conversation saying "Well, I only listen to Christian radio!" I'm hearing his voice all through this thread.

  16. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator


    I love you like a brother and that was a very heart felt and impassioned rebuke, well said.

    However, sitting smugly on my high horse I am completely immune to your plea and hold firmly to my reasons for criticizing the show. It's junk, irrelevant, trivial, drivel, slick, pop and a disingenuous time waster with no redeeming social value. I'm hanging tight with Rosie on this one. (Eew, involuntary shudder)

    (Please be assured my dear friend, I'm just having fun with this.)
  17. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    I wonder how many more seasons there will be of American Idol.
  18. Blue Tick

    Blue Tick Puritan Board Graduate

    I once had someone tell me they only listen to worship music! Boy, I thought they were spiritual!:banghead:
  19. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor


    Rest assured I was not directing my comment just to you. Fact is, many of you (you included Bob) have such great things to say and your call to us all to be more Holy is why I come here (ask my mother, I tell her that all the time)! We just have to be careful how we do it. Too often some rebukes, warnings, etc. come across as smug and snotty. I just felt this thread was going that way so I wanted to say something.

    John, that's exactly what I mean. In an attempt to be edifying often a person can damage that which they are seeking to prop up.
  20. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Many I would assume. Thirty nine million watched this seasons premier episode...39 million!

  21. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    Wow, so I guess its not losing steam.
  22. gwine

    gwine Puritan Board Sophomore

    Rebuke noted and mostly ignored, Adam. :D

    I am not a music snob and I couldn't carry a tune with a 5 gallon bucket, but their singing hurts my ears. And while I realize they are only in it for the ratings, I have to wonder at all the hype for such a simple show.

    I don't waste my time listening to religious music stations, either.

    But you are right about calling them names. This should not be so with the children of Christ, and I hope that my writing has not degenerated to that level.
  23. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    The hype over the show is because it's "simple". It's brilliant in a way. It's the "American Dream" being filled right before your eyes. They rally make it seem like anyone can make it if they keep trying.

    Witht he judges they have a good guy (Paula), and bad guy (Simon) and an every man of the people (Randy) who go out looking for someone to make into a "star".

    Truth is, when the show is over most winners don't do that great. There have only been a few (2-3) that have really garnered and kept big popularity and success. It's all about the TV show, it's methods, style, and presentation. As a guy who used to work in Pro Wrestling I can tell you that the producers of American Idol have it all figured out and unless they complicate things this show will succeed for a long, long time.
  24. gwine

    gwine Puritan Board Sophomore

    Well, as my co-worker would say, "Whatever."

    You all enjoy your show. I have no malice towards you or your choice, even though I can't understand it.

    I'm going back to The Brothers Karamazov. Slow reading, but interesting.
  25. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    I'm trying to get my CARE motor to turn over on this one. Here, let my try jumping it with a 12 volt. (Gronk, gronk) Nope, ain't gonna happen. I can't work up any care at all over this.

    Tell you what, I'll watch a whole episode of American Idol(atry)...

    ........ When Pope Benedict joins the Puritan Board.

    "You think you're funny Bob but I think that last joke booked your plane ticket home, sweetheart."

  26. Theoretical

    Theoretical Puritan Board Professor

    Don't tempt me to create an alternate username... ;)

    For the record, I too have no desire to ever see American Idol.
  27. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    I've stumbled across it by accident and moved on to ESPN. I have no interest in the program.
  28. Calvibaptist

    Calvibaptist Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan

    I liked AI long before Jesus took the wheel a couple of seasons ago. BTW, did you hear the album put out by one who didn't win - Chris Daughtry? He was a rocker from a few seasons ago. If you like rock, this is a great album.

    I, having been a music major, do wonder who tells these people that they can sing, though. Is everyone in America this tone deaf?
  29. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    No, it's just that most American's have been trained to never hurt anyone's feelings.
  30. Swampguy

    Swampguy Puritan Board Freshman

    I agree with Bob. And add that it takes people with very little talent (usually just another pretty voice) and raisess them to the level of a star without them paying the price of getting there. I would rather die with Bob of papercuts:lol:
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