"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Don't judge a book...

I love how the judges and the audience just assumed that since Ms. Boyle is not a 20 year old with movie star looks that she couldn't sing! *rolls eyes* I hope Ms. Boyle wins and I will look for news online about how she is doing on the show.

Now some of you are freaking out right now as you I am most definitely not a fan of reality TV. Yep, aside from the PBS-y type reality shows where people go back in time I usually don't like the genre. This is one of those "Can we please let the underdogs have a day in the sun?" situations. So being a misfit/underdog type myself, I'm rooting for her.

Back when I used to watch CSI: Original Recipe, I turned over too soon one night and caught the last few minutes of Survivor. Someone was whining about how another contestant had *gasp* lied as part of their strategy. *rolls eyes* Dude, I don't even watch the show but, I understand the concept of using strategy to win a game.

I've joked for years that some moron will decide to make a reality show version of Russian Roulette and other morons will leap at the chance to go on the Tee-Vee and confirm their stupidity to the world. On the other hand, maybe all the people from Dancing with the Has-beens in Rehab, Swapping Wives and Bratty Kids Racing Around the World, Losing Weight while Looking for Love on an Island Eating Bugs with Donald Trump will go on there and we can get some good shows back on.

By the way, I'm still mad at ABC for canceling Homefront so don't think I can't hold a grudge!


Dr. Julie-Ann said...

How can I be snarky after watching THAT??

Thank you, Hairball. I *needed* to see that today.*

(I've been having to deal with the underbelly of higher education the past few days and this video reminded me of the fact that there IS more good in the world than bad)

Hairball said...

Ms. Boyle's got some serious pipes on her!!

underbelly of higher education*snerk*
Sorry to hear you've been busy with boatloads of crap, Dr. J!

Amy said...

I don't normally watch this sort of stuff but when I saw it on tangle I was mightily impressed and yes I was one of the ones sitting in my seat here at home scoffing at her ability just by judging her looks. She was awesome.

Judy said...

Thanks, hairball, for that replay. I missed it on TV, and my hubby told me about it. I am rooting for her also. I do watch some reality tv -- love Top
Chef, Chopped, American Idol and (gaspt) the Apprentice. I think the Apprentice appeals to me because I was director of a non-profit agency for 10 years, and I can relate to the challenges. The mindless reality tv shows leave me cold, but then so do mindless sitcoms and most other shows on tv. I like food, history, animals, and science.