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. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    I'll buy you one, Bob! :p
  2. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor


    I would normally agree with you 100% but I don't think you're taking my job into context. I've seen so many Christian house parents fail their kids miserably by insisting the kids meet their Christian standards, no questions asked. If you sit and subject yourself to what they like and try to teach them why it's wrong it works so much better. Do Christian missionaries to foreign lands get off the plane and instantly tell the natives everything that's wrong with their customs and life styles?
  3. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor


    LOL, yes, it's for Cover Girl Make-up, Tyra Banks hosts the show..and about the only thing I can say good about her is that she doesn't only pick 108 lb 5'10 women to be on the show (though many of them are), she has had some 140-150 lb women (they call them plus size women) which she she's 160 lbs..she's been known to tell these young ladies it's not just about the outward appearance in being a model, it's also whats inside because if you don't have the personality where it comes through in the photos you'll never make it as a model (at least for cover girl, which she represents) because people there won't want to work with them.
  4. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    What? Are you telling me that natives in foreign jungles are watching American Idol?

    Actually Adam, I thought I over reacted and used marginally naughty words. {As a moderator I must do the uncomfortable and ban myself from further participation in this thread.}

    Pastor Ivan, I'll take you up on that drink. I promise I won't tell your congregation..... baptist boy.

    Seriously, it's time we meet at Chile's again, or somewhere near Beloit.
  5. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Well, I guess I just want to see us all hold to such high standards in every walk of life and in every discussion here on the PB. Since I know that won't and can't happen I don't find it fair for certain things to be judged more harshly than other "sacred cows".
  6. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    I'll join you. Adam, I have nothing but respect for what you do for a living. God bless you and your wife as you seek to lead these young ladies to Christ and an abundant life.

    Shhh...speak quietly....:lol: I had one beer (Spotted Cow) on Christmas. First one in over a year. Most, if not all, of my congregation don't really have a problem with a drink or two, at least that's the expression I get. Drunkenness is another matter and that subject has been thoroughly discussed on PB.

    As to meeting, if you are able, a good time for me to meet would be a Wednesday after I get off work at 5pm. I've got a two hour window before evening services and don't care to drive back home.
  7. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I appreciate the kind words Pastor but know I wasn't begging for them. I simply found some comments a bit harsh or over the top in regard to a talent search show.
  8. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    And I do believe they were perhaps words "spoken" tongue-in-cheek, but what I said about your work was not. They are heart-felt. Frankly, I could not do what you do.
  9. tdowns

    tdowns Puritan Board Junior

    What's good about it.....

    * Fun to see people chasing their dreams, of using their talents.

    *Fun to watch people having fun.

    *Makes so much money, that the tiny percentage they give to charity, feeds the hungry, houses the homeless.

    *Allows my fried brain a chance to rest......:)
  10. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    Just came from a company meeting and caught up on what I missed in the thread. Interesting.

    I can only speak for myself, but for me, I don't NOT watch American Idol because of it being a sinful show or anything, I see it as entertainment...which, for me, isn't entertaining any more. Its (for me) boring and monotonous. Its like watching the same rerun of a Leave it To Beaver show too many times.

    I commend you, Adam, for making good use of your time with the girls you work with. I also admire you for having the intestinal fortitude to be able to sit through such a boring, monotonous show and appear to your girls to be enjoying it (jk).
  11. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    ADAM! I am home today because in my line of work bad weather means no work sooooo I have the FOX news on with the Shep and what do you supposed he just announced?

    He is about to have the obscene gesture girl on his show. Ain't that America?
  12. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    lol-I enjoy parts of it, and roll my eyes at some it. Our girls clearly enjoy it more than I do, but I am not saying I don't enjoy it. I can understand the point of it being monotonous, I really can and not liking it is certainly fine with me too. Maybe some of the comments were "tongue in cheek" and if so I apologize for getting annoyed with them.

    I feel for my girls way, way more than anyone that tries out for American Idol and sadly (not talking about the PB mind you) I don't see the concern for them by others like I do for the simple minded goofs that think they can sing and have to be told that they cannot.
  13. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    That's silly, no doubt about it, but besides that girl (if it's the same one I'm thinking it is) seeming to be disturbed in some way, I thought she could sing! She did indeed sound similar to Grace Slick. The judges told her that she wasn't right for AI and while I agree with the points they made I think she should have made the first round. Her "craziness" might even be marketable in a way.

    Thing about Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. when you have to find news to broadcast 24/7 you are bound to have some foolishness quite often.
  14. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    In case anyone cares, my predictions are-

    The winner will be-

    Kristy Lee Cook

    A favorite that will go far is

    Brooke White
  15. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Also, while the ratings were slightly down from last year, it's still killing everything else.

  16. puritan lad

    puritan lad Puritan Board Freshman

    The only reason that American Idol is still on the air is that, in order to take it off, you'll have to replace it with something. What could we actually replace it with. Seen any decent shows lately?

    On a related note, does anyone really care about the writer's strike?
  17. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I care about the writers strike ending because of my Battle Star Galactica! There's an awesome show I'd take over Idol any day, as well as Prison Break, LOST, and a few others.
  18. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor

    The writers strike really doesn't bother me very much, although I think it would be a great time for them to bring in NEW writers..

    It was actually kind of funny, I don't typically like Jay Leno, but was flipping through the channels the other night and he was on..(and he crossed the picket line by doing his own writing) and I liked the show with him writing his own material better than previously..

    He even chose to do improv during one segment of the show where he had audience participation where they could ask him questions because one of the scheduled guests backed out at the last minute.
  19. Ravens

    Ravens Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hopefully the whole phenomenon of television comes crashing down like Barad-Dur, leaving only a few pinnacles behind, namely, a network for college sports, the Discovery channel (with AiG produced science shows), and the History channel (shows would have to pass Christian peer review).

    For Frodo!

  20. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    I wonder who voted "at the rapture"? :detective: :think:
  21. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I did, to be funny!
  22. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    btw-I laughed when I got a call from our Idol try out girl (Arielle) who told me she was stopping by to see us before she goes back to school on Monday. She just left our house a moment ago.

  23. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    posted in the wrong thread...sorry
  24. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Adam, please forgive my sarcasm. It was meant, tongue-in-cheek since my five kids all make fun of me for not "getting into" any of the reality shows. I was being flip and should not have used a pseudo-Christian tone to express my reaction to watching a show with that obnoxious guy (Simon something or other) on it. It has nothing to do with thinking myself superior. My taste in humor runs to the slapstick comedy side that is utterly lowbrow. However, for some reason, I have never enjoyed variety shows that involved dancing or singing (or opera either for that matter).

    I meant no disrespect to you and obviously misunderstood your purpose for asking the question. Your final option seemed to invite (or at least permit) a flip response which I gave. Mea culpa!

    BTW, I only watch Fox News and very little network television (other than Law & Order and House).
  25. Ravens

    Ravens Puritan Board Sophomore

    I was just joking also, Adam. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have, given the tone of the thread and what not.

  26. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Sorry I got worked up all-I just felt "guilty" for watching the show then started thinking "now wait just a minute here!"

    On a side note-a grad from the school I work for (class of 2002) made it to Hollywood!
  27. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    You know I was thinking about something that did happen last night and frankly it was sort of sad but an interesting look at Simon and maybe Brits. (I hope it is unique to him)

    If you remember he said the strange thing that he didn't understand about Americans was that they get all happy when someone else does well. He said he didn't understand getting happy over someone else's success. Couldn't grasp it.

    Isn't that sad? But I guess it is something Americans can feel good about.
  28. D. Paul

    D. Paul Puritan Board Sophomore

    They:sing:, I eat:popcorn:, sometimes:scratch:, frequently:rofl: usually:doh: or :p:rolleyes:, rarely consider:(:wwbd: and end up saying :wow:.

    Now, obviously, I've seen it a few times in order to have all those reactions. Now, after all these comments, rebukes etc I'm seriously wishing there was a shamed-face smilie. The one that comes closest sums up those wasted hours spent :lol: and that would be :oops:

    Need I repent?

    BTW, I voted "Rapture"
  29. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    Tonight I listened to part of a country music concert of the top 100 duets. Carrie Underwood did a duet with another lady -> :up:

    The rest of the family is upstairs watching you-know-what now. I was helping out my wife by bringing the laundry upstairs, and I stopped by to listen to one the contestants. I didn't catch her name, but she had blond hair and sang beautifully. Wow. Simon even like her!
  30. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    The rest of the family is upstairs watching you-know-what now. I was helping out my wife by bringing the laundry upstairs, and I stopped by to listen to one the contestants. I didn't catch her name, but she had blond hair and sang beautifully. Wow. Simon even like her![/QUOTE]

    She was an anomaly.
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