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Screw American Idol!

Posted by Friday, April 8, 2011 0 comments


Totally off topic here but I feel the need to vent.


I am a fan of American Idol and I get that the driving force behind the winners and losers is the massive amount of teenage girls who text in their votes. That explains in part why guys are winning more regularly and why of the eight remaining contestants, six stand up at the urinal.


But voting off Pia Toscano last night for me was the final nail in the coffin. American Idol is now dead to me! Toscano is so much more talented than any of the nine whose fate last night would be determined by Mrs. Justin Bieber hopefuls.


I suppose in retrospect the beautiful 22 year old make up artist never really had a chance to win given the questionable “jury” but her exodus at this stage of the competition is criminal.


Maybe Jacob Lusk should have done Smooth Criminal instead of Man in the Mirror. He in my opinion deserved last night’s whack.


Mad Magazine’s cover boy Scott McCreery clearly has some southern swagger going on beyond his years but that said, he’s not as worthy as Toscano. Then there’s the dude who inhales helium balloons before he goes on stage – Paul McDonald. I guess the girls think McDonald Duck sounds cute.


And let’s not forget the little dude who should be in the Mickey Mouse club – Stefano Langone. Puh-leeeese!


The two remaining girls, while talented and bubbly, they clearly can’t hold a candle to the talents of Toscano. They are still standing because they are closer to the profile of all those actually voting.


Maybe the producers of Idol should hire a panel of musicians to cast votes; maybe they need some judges with bite instead of cheerleaders. The bottom line is Idol needs to mend its ways and wrestle control away from the Hannah Montanas.


If not they are done.


Watching it now is like watching a fixed Super Bowl when both starting quarterbacks are injured.


What’s the point?

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O-R-I-O-L-E-S!!!

Posted by Tuesday, April 5, 2011 0 comments


I am trying to curb my enthusiasm over the Orioles a bit because I don’t want to set myself up for a fall. But 4-0 is tough not to get excited about.


The slew of drunken 20 year olds notwithstanding, yesterday’s home opener was a red letter day for me. And talk about great timing! While the NFL is caught in the cross hairs of a big weenie contest to see who gets more bzillions, the Orioles have given us a pleasant distraction that I for one hope lasts the entire summer.


Speaking of which, I loved, loved, loved feeling the warmth of that April sun on the back of my neck out there at The Yard. I mean, enough already with the cold weather. Back in November it dropped into the 30’s and except for a few momentary lapses of reasoning by Mother Nature, it has stayed cold since. Did I move to New England and someone forgot to tell me?


Oh yes it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood and yes something magic feels like it’s happening. I can’t believe I’m saying this but happy that I am, I can’t wait to watch the game on Wednesday night.


Oh and in case you are wondering why I'm posting at this un-Godly hour, I tried to take in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game last night but fell asleep only to wake up about an hour ago. I hear I didn’t miss much because Butler couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat.


Who cares?


Hey, here’s to 5-0!


How ‘bout dem O’s hon?

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