As some of you may know, Shawn Johnson, of Iowa, (toot toot) won the “Dancing with the Stars” competition night before last. I predicted the win when she tied Gilles Marini in the final dance. It just was obvious that Shawn would get huge votes from every little girl gymnast in America as well as half the state, which Gilles couldn’t count on as much from his acting in the “Sex and the City” movie.
He was the better dancer, hands down, and had been throughout the competition. I take nothing away from Shawn, she was very good, but Gilles was the professional looking one. Coupled with the early demise of “lil Kim” (apparently rap enthusiasts just don’t watch “Dancing,”), it wrapped up another show where the better performer lost.
It appears, though I didn’t watch, that the same thing has happened on “American Idol,” which finished off last night with a win by Kris Allen over the favorite Adam Lambert. You can read a piece at the Huff Po, which will explain how this was a total travesty.
Word is that Adam was just “too gay” to win. I hope that is not true. But I trust that he was the better singer since I heard that pretty much everywhere.
Huff Po writer, Jim Davis, suggests that the American public is just too stupid to be given a hand in these things. He points to the election of G. W. Bush twice as an example. Yet, he focuses mainly on the homophobia that he believes was the root cause of Adam losing.
I dunno really. It’s hard to say. We bailed on “Survivor” after a very few episodes figuring if the contestants were so stupid they couldn’t make the obviously correct call, why should we waste our time. So it seems that audience or not, these shows thrive on stupid behavior whether from the contestants or the voting public.
Maybe we are seeing the demise of this genre, and that might be a good thing. They continue to devolve, and the new one’s being added are getting sillier and sillier. We are rethinking our watching that’s for sure.
Meanwhile, my heart breaks and my anger builds at the woman in Minnesota who has taken her son and run, to avoid court ordered chemotherapy for the boy’s Hodgkin’s disease.
The family belongs to some strange religious cult that eschews medical treatment in favor of herbs and other “natural” stuff. There is a 95%+ cure rate if 13 year old Daniel Hauser, receives traditional treatment.
This make me reassess the efficacy of requiring “qualifications” for parenthood. I don’t care about the religious cult, be my guest, but no parent can be allowed to endanger their child’s very life like this. I agree that just as great harm can be done to children psychologically by abusive parents and we have no real way of policing that. And I agree, where to draw the line, is problematical. But this just is wrong. I hope they find them before it is too late.
This just tickled me, and gave me an opportunity to drop another Johnny Depp photo on the blog.
It seems as a joke, some blogger type entertainment post, suggested that Jamie Foxx was being tagged to play the lead in the new Scorsese pic, “Sinatra.”
It was picked up by a UK tabloid and published as accurate. Word is that Depp is the one Scorsese actually wants. Oh be still my fluttering heart!
Meanwhile, back in Washington, Rethugs continue to try to make mountains out of molehills. I guess when you are down that low, they look pretty darn tall. GOP’ers are busy trying to create a ruckus about Nancy Pelosi and what she did or did not learn about the “enhanced interrogation techniques” or torture as we know it.
As if this matters a good deal. Are the Rethugs going to be “shocked” and “dismayed” if Pelosi knew and didn’t do anything? I mean it was their team that was doin’ it right? And this kinda all falls flat when Bob Graham publicly states that the CIA informed him incorrectlythat they had briefed him four times, and it turns out only once, and Graham is not sure so far from his notes that he was ever briefed on water boarding and all those nasty things.
Newt and Boehner are so busy screaming that that “woman can’t be Speaker when she calls the CIA a liar” that they have lost what remaining brain cells they have. I mean, ask the average person. “Do you think the CIA lies?” The reply might well be, “how many times in a day?” They are a spy company for goodness sakes. Duh.
There was a rumble last night. The battle of the “who is keeping America safe” was fought by the ever elegant, every brilliant, ever sane President of the US of A, against the dark force, ever lying, ever whining, ever not letting go shadow of a human, Dick “The Dick” Cheney. Read it round by round, point by point at the Daily Beast.
The winner would be obvious, but you can score your card and see what you think.
That’s all folks!