American Idol - how much longer?

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Humor' started by blhowes, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. <1 year (it'll be cancelled mid season)

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  2. 2 years

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  3. 3 years

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  4. 4 years

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  5. 5 years

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  6. 6-10 years

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  7. 11-15 years

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  8. At the rapture

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  9. American Idol? What's American Idol?

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  1. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    As I'm sure you all know, being rivoted to your TVs last night to watch the start of yet another season, last night was the first night of American Idol. Whooppee!! :banana:

    NOT! There are a few things in life that truly amaze me. One of those is that American Idol has started yet another season. I just can't see the appeal of this show. It was ok for one, maybe two seasons, but its like a boomerang, it just keeps coming back.

    If you had to predict, how many more years do you think the show will run?
  2. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    We have this sort of thing over here on shows like the X-Factor. I can't stand them. :mad:
  3. Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Puritan Board Professor

    it definitely bombed last night.
  4. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    The show itself is a study in human depravity as well as the need most all people have in wanting to be "somebody." It is scary, funny the amount of deluded personalities that are out there, what they will subject themselves to for their 45 seconds of "fame."
  5. jfschultz

    jfschultz Puritan Board Junior

    "Tōō" as in too long
  6. Megaloo

    Megaloo Puritan Board Freshman

    The only thing funny about the show are the try outs!!!!!!!!
    It is so funny that you started this thread for I just read that the next season just began, and I was thinking, ALREADY!!! Don't they ever get a break!?!? They're not even in the military. NOT that I watch the show, I don't even have cable....seriously.
  7. raekwon

    raekwon Puritan Board Junior

    I'm going to say ~3 years or so.
  8. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    As long as America is guilty of national sins (p0rnography, abortion, etc.) then we will suffer the wrath of God in the form of American Idol, Hillary and Barack, Paris, Brittany, other 'reality' shows and Faux News. Turn on the TV and choose your punishment.
  9. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

  10. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor

    I can't even stand to watch the previews of the show..and this isn't the only one..most all the reality TV shows make my skin crawl.

    I was flipping through channels the other day and came across "Real Housewives" or something like made me sad for them and the kids. They were asking the son, who is in his 20's, what he looks for in a woman, and he was like, "short term, I'm looking for that blonde, big busted, stripper looking girl" and they asked, "you wouldn't want that long term?" He said "No, I don't think I'd like it long term." then they put the camera on his mom..and that is exactly what she looked she was dancing around the bar, and within a few minutes the camera shows her husband heading out to the dance floor with another woman, and goes back to the wife watching this other woman dancing on her husband the way she was dancing on other men..and she comments, "Oh, I'm not jealous of these other women" then heads over towards her husband and her words speak to her heart..that it really does bother her to see her husband dancing w/ other women and having other women dancing on him. "What do you think your doing dancing with these other women like this?" and she started dancing up on him and laid a lip lock on him as if to to 'show' this other woman he's taken.

    And it's like the son knew deep down in his heart, that his mom's actions were sinful, and wouldn't want that in a wife fro himself, as her need for attention and love was so great that he could never fully meet that need.

    All of it really showed that deep hole in their hearts that only Christ can fill..
  11. Stephen

    Stephen Puritan Board Junior

    Don't forget Rudy Guiliani, Mitt Romney, and McCain. :mad:
  12. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritanboard Commissioner

    By the grace of God I have NEVER seen a single episode of the show!
  13. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    American Idol? Isn't that the pop tripe machine that spewed out the ilk of Kelly Clarkson and other completely irrellevant "artists" (so called)?
  14. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    -I like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks.

    -90% of those trying out know they aren't any good and are just being silly

    -The 10% that aren't any good and don't know it need to be told

    -Watching this show with our girls leads to some great conversation about life, people, and sometimes God

    I even like Fox News! What others news media is better than Fox, I mean seriously? No other TV, or new papers news is better, not even close.

    Maybe I'm not as Holy as some of you?
  15. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Ouch, ouch, ouch Adam! You pulled out the 'not as Holy as you' stone and tossed it. I haven't had that thrown at me in years. Yipes! I'm sorry man, I should have warmed up my hands before I milked your sacred cow. Stand down big fella!

    Watch if you must American Idol, I'm fine with that (though I suggest you go to your doctor for regular Supplemental Intelligence injections to replace what you've lost.) It's entertainment.... I guess (100 years ago we used to run retiring steam engines into each other for amazing crashes, that was called entertainment. Some people even spoke about God when they saw it.) but don't tell me Faux News is better than the Enquirer or the Star, no sir! (Who do you think is stealing from whom?)

    I pray you ARE holier than me but put those big guns away. I'll try not to pick on American Idolatry again. Oooops, I'm hopeless Adam, I'm a victim of my own discernment. Hugs and kisses.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  16. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Me too.
  17. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    Well I wasted 2 hrs of my life last night watching. I think a wise person might wait till they get down to about 10 or fewer people if they want to watch it at all. I think my problem with it is I can almost quote every thing that the three judges are about to say before they say it. They have become cliche.

    And I DO watch Fox but I am over thinking they are unbiased.

    I always try to see what the enemy is thinking so I watch some CNN and some MSNBC too.

    All of that is making me very unholy I am afraid.
  18. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    True the try outs are funny, I mean, watching their dreams get destroyed:)......ooops! Did I type that "aloud!":eek:
  19. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Bob, this thread was just going on and on about how obvious it was that AI is terrible seemingly suggesting that those who watch it are in the very least "missing the boat" or at worst "poor Christians". You can't deny that it's at least "snobby" in it's rhetoric.

    So I sort of posted back in like manner with the "Holy" comment. What I'm saying/asking is a flat out question, "do you (or whom ever) believe that it's un-Christian to watch AI?" It certainly seems like it reading this thread.

    Even though that comment sort of annoys me, are you saying crashing trains into each other is also sinful in some way? This all reads to me like the secular "pop music snob" message forums out there that spend countless hours slamming AI because the music isn't "cool enough" except here we can throw sinful into the mix of the discussion as well.

    What about the Christians who try out or (GASP) get on the show? What about the Christian girl who won the whole thing last year? Are her parents evil doers who contributed to her backsliding?

    Not liking the show is fine, pointing out it's faults is acceptable, but the attitude that this show is "teh evilll" is hard to swallow when we can praise fine drink and tobacco (in moderation of course) or other TV shows and movies (mature or "R" rated) and heavy metal music and hair bands.

    If all I did was make a few others here who may watch the show feel a little better, then that's good enough for me. You aren't a lesser Christian if you watch this show and if that isn't what everyone was implying in this thread you're going to need to trust me that it is exactly how it was all coming across.
  20. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I've had many a dream destroyed and I've survived. I've had them destroyed by people that I thought supported me before hand! They weren't destroyed by people that I saw do the exact same thing to others on live TV six years running. :duh:
  21. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I wouldn't say that brother. Frankly, you're probably a much better man than I am. :handshake:
  22. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    I think maybe it is legal but not profitable at times.

    What you said about getting in discussions with young ladies about things you see is absolutely a great point and an excellent use of such time. There were a lot of life lessons that could have been gleaned last night.

    I am just tired of finding myself watching a man in drag sing or a man getting his chest hairs removed, or some sadly unaware person who has been talked into trying out so his friends could laugh at him etc.
    Really unholiness isn't what I was ranting against.

    I think Daughtry and Carrie Underwood and others have really impressive talent. I thought that brunette that sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow could really sing and it was sad the way she was marketed as a tart.
    That is why I am thinking of just watching the end.
    Skip the Sanjayas is all I am sayin'.
  23. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    I voted 'at the rapture' because this show will bring on the Great Tribulation! In fact, I believe Paula is the Harlot, Randy is the false prophet and Simon is the beast himself! But thankfully Ryan will ride out on his white horse and save all those who received the mark of the beast in their eyeballs by watching the tryouts.

    I just can't figure out how Sanjaya fits in to the scheme.

    God help us all...
  24. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Thanks! Working with teens I've learned (over 15 years) that it's much easier to watch some pop culture stuff with them and then discuss it than it is to ban it and insist unsaved people bow to my standards.

    Great points and just some of the ones my wife and I point out and discuss with our girls.Daughtry is very good as well, as is Katherine Mcphee (somewhere over the rainbow girl) who I had forgotten to say I also like.
  25. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor


    for me, there are many such shows on TV, this being only one, that show the depth of depravity of mankind in general. I personally don't think the show is evil in and of itself, it's just like most things today on tv when I watch them, the light shining on it shows it all that much more..

    And in that it brings about discussions between you and your kids on various topics is great. many of the shows I watch with my kids do the same kids don't like AI, but they do like "America's Next Top Model" where we can sit and discuss the various attributes of each of the girls beyond their looks..and even their looks and how most of them discuss feeling as if their looks define who they are as a person..

    but none of that mean's I am more "holy" than anyone else, it's just what I see when I watch could be I look for I can discuss these various topics with my kids..from a Biblical world view.
  26. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Thanks, but I know I have a long, long way to go. I was just being sarcastic because this thread had me rolling my eyes pretty hard.
  27. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Adam, nobody in this entire thread called anyone's sanctification into question. No one drew any conclusions about it effecting our regenerate understanding or cognitive commitment to the faith. You tossed out the word 'holy' thereby implying that others like me were questioning the sanctification of another based on their Idol habit.

    Adam, you and I are Baptists turning Presbyterian, we are preterists, reformed, love the Word and have strong burdens for children at risk. I love you, respect you and would challenge anyone who would question your sanctification .
    Having said that, you like American Idol and I, in the words of Homer Simpson, think it's the 'suckiest suck that ever sucked'. I am grateful that I have a forum where I can voice my biased, passionate and somewhat rude opinion. The show has had a low rated start and I hope it gets canceled before supper. I love you, I hate the show. :handshake:

    (Isn't it cool when moderators fight over such silly things. I'm having fun.)
  28. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Yes, I have to watch "Top Model" as well! Now there's a show I can't stand (lol) and could make "sinful" arguments about (the girls get naked way too often) but working with young girls who enjoy it I suffer through it (or my wife does when I walk out) in order to shine some light of truth here and there.

    This whole discussion plays into my thread about wanting to be a monk sometimes!:lol: I can handle kids and their needs so much more than adults and their pronouncements and judgments.
  29. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    TOP MODEL????????????? :banghead:

    I give up. I'll be in the pub.
  30. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor


    I don't and didn't want to "fight" about it. I simply was insulted at the tone of the thread (not just by you) and felt a need to stand up for those who may watch the show.

    You certainly did not question anyone's sanctification, and my "holy" comment was overly strong and I am sorry for that as I posted it in frustration in attempt to slap back boldly (which unfortunately still is my nature).

    Apologizing right now to those who said this, but the "by the grace of god" comments may have gotten to me more than any other because they seem to imply that God unmercifully allows me (and others) to watch the show. Also, one of the best kids I've ever worked with in my entire life, a Christian girl I am so proud of, tried out for this season!

    I get highly annoyed at the alcohol threads around here but never say anything (any more) so I suppose that's another reason I took it personal. I enjoy your fellowship and all we have in common as well and if AI gets canceled it won't bother me in the least.
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