Thursday, January 24, 2008
If you watched the Charleston auditions of American Idol Wednesday night, well - that's sixty minutes of your life you'll never get back. Don't feel bad though, it cost me a several days! The Holy City was wicked hot back in September when Shannon Smith and I joined the nutbag nation for yet another round of Humiliation Theater. Okay, so there were a few good singers, but they kinda get lost among that cross dressing Elvis lady and the operatic lumberjack. Still, the American Idol audition circus isn't totally without merit; one day sociologists will examine the footage of these mass delusions and decide just who to blame for the downfall of Western Civilization. I got a few theories of my own, but I spend most of my time trying to forget the halitosis, the hubris, the horror of what I saw. That's pretty easy until it's time to edit, at which point I have to lock myself in a small box and pick apart the offending footage. Now that it's done, I'm only waiting for these weird facial ticks to subside. While they do, check out what you DIDN'T see on FOX, including Chris and Corey Lane, two arbiters of what can only be described as "Frat Rap". KICK IT!