March 24, 2011

Is it entertaining to watch 2 young men almost have nervous breakdowns on television?

Casey made the gargantuan effort not to throw up, which they would not have been able to bleep as they did his "Oh my fucking God." And James — who has 2 syndromes, Asperger's and Tourette's — got down on his knees and worshiped Hulk Hogan, then looked like he was going to soar into some unknown dimension of manic.

27 comments:

Drew said...

I'll bet that gross Hulk Hogan shirt souvenir becomes his trademark "tail" next week.

Drew said...

Hey, you linked to my TWOP post!

David53 said...

Yes, that is funny as hell. Good job Drew!

Synova said...

I don't find reality television, any of it, entertaining, so I think I can say that in my opinion the answer is, "NO."

traditionalguy said...

No.

SteveR said...

So Synova, I guess you don't care to watch the State Legislature in Santa Fe either, :)

EDH said...

Have you ever seen "Tourettes Karaoke" weave his Touretts into a version of R.E.M.'s Losing My Religion?

In a strange way, I actually find it quite inspired. Seriously.

SteveR said...

EDH: Wow that was a lot more inspiring than I'd have thought

Synova said...

Steve, I think that there is an element of public theater to politics and particularly legislative sessions that is nearly as important as anything else they do.

Amy Jenista said...

Keep this up and I'll start watching "America's Next Top Model", again.

WV: Ganses: A river having menopause.

Synova said...

That said... I can't even watch the video of Obama and the locked door.

MadisonMan said...

Good Television is not necessarily entertaining, just riveting.

PatCA said...

They get these poor kids so hyped up I'm surprised they all don't break down.

Drew said...

Going into this season, I felt like all these contestants seemed far more polished than their counterparts from previous seasons. There was hardly any nervousness on display this year. The early "stage fright" sort of stuff you always saw before wasn't present. They got up there and sang like they'd been in front of crowds all their lives. (And in some cases, that was probably true.)

For Casey, his near-cardiac reaction probably stemmed from steeling himself to do his sing-out, then being suddenly cut-off in the first 20 seconds. I'm sure he didn't have a clue what was going on.

John Lynch said...

Spergsploitation. No, sir, I don't like it.

Trooper York said...

One post about American Idol? Without any commentary?

I expected more of you and NewMedia Meade.

Trooper York said...

The vibe is a lot different this year. But I don't think it is that it is more professional as you still see jitters. And some of the kids are sixteen years old. You what is different?

The judges are nice this year.

Trooper York said...

Both J-Lo and Steven Tyler are Mega-stars who are not in competition with the contestants. Unlike last year where skanky Kara DioGuardi competed with the much younger contestants in everyway. Even sexually which was ludicrus but lead to her stripping to a bikini on the finale. Who needs to see that?

J-Lo knows how sexy she is and is not sweating the fact that she is a star. Even Grandpa Tyler gets the girls which can get creepy when Lolita...I mean sixteen year old Lauren flirts with him.

And most of all Sour Simon is not there to be dismissive of all the trappings that is American Idol. He had to prove that he was the be all and end all and was generally dismissive of all and sundry. He was just bored. And he dragged everybody down with him.

Trooper York said...

Last night it was just fun. The video about wrestling in the mansion with most of the kids fooling around was fun but when they brought Hulk Hogan out it was over the top All American non-pretentious fun.

Stevie Wonder came out and sang with the kids and then they did a big cake for Steven Tyler's birthday and everyone had some fun.

People having fun is fun to watch.

Trooper York said...

It not Masterpiece Theatre or NPR's All Boring Things Considered Ad Nauseum.

It's normal semi-talented kids singing Mo-town in front of their friends and families and American. With winners and losers. Fun and tears.

That's why it is the most popular show on Television.

Don't worry. There is plenty of boring fucking shit on PBS that we have to pay for with our hard earned tax dollars.

Trooper York said...

Oh and Drew, one more thing.

Congratulations on kowtowing to those control freak scumbags at TWOP to the point that they let you hang around.

They bounced me after four comments.

A bigger bunch of facist douchenozzles are hard to find.

Trooper York said...

I intend to do all in my power to bring them down.

I am looking at you Kay Parker you nasty twat. Keep looking over your shoulder because I am coming for you bitch.

Trooper York said...

I have been consulting with a bunch of vodoo priests over here on Flatbush Avenue. That pain you have in twat there Kay? Ignore it. It's nothing. It is going to go away real soon.

Drew said...

Congratulations on kowtowing to those control freak scumbags at TWOP to the point that they let you hang around.

They bounced me after four comments.

A bigger bunch of facist douchenozzles are hard to find.


You are correct about the douchenozzleness. I've had at least two warnings for posts in which I had the temerity to ask vague, indirect questions about broad societal issues. Apparently "society" must be protected from criticism.

Drew said...

Also, according to their rules, you can get warned for starting a post with "ummm . . ." because this is supposedly dismissive.

Trooper York said...

The douchenozzles at TWOP are exactly what shiloh is calling for in a thread up the blog here. These so called "moderators" are little dictators who send out "warnings" and tell people how to talk and what to say and what they can talk about. In a blog devoted to snark about TV shows it is just laughable.

I pity those fools.

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