American Fail-dol

America FAILS!Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time of year that so many people look forward to.  The time of year that causes so much grief and pain and excitement and happiness for so many people around the world.  No, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl or the Olympics – two things which are WORTH waiting for.  I am talking about American Idol.

Now I don’t want to say horrible things about the people who watch this show.  Mainly because my wife and my daughter love watching it.  But… WHY do people want to watch this show?  Do people watch it because of the possibility of hearing someone great (I’ll admit I liked Daughtry)?  Do they watch it because they want to see how horrible some of the people can be and watch idiots make fools of themselves?  Do they watch it to see Simon or Paula (you’ll be missed) or “Sup Dawg” Randy?

This is another thing that I am sadly forced into watching.  If not watching, than I am still in the house where I can hear it or see it.  And it amazes me more and more the type of things I see on this show.  I’ve not yet decided if everything is legitimately “real”, if everything is scripted, or if it is a combination of both.

I understand how some people actually are so delusional  that even though they are the worst singer in the world, they believe that they are amazing.  It happens to the best of us in many parts of our lives.  I can’t understand, however, how they can have parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives and friends who actually support them by telling them that they are great singers and great performers when they actually suck.

I talked to my wife tonight when I saw some deranged kid crying in his mommy’s arms because the judges told him he sucks.  I asked her if she would be honest with our kids if they tried to sing or act or play music and they were bad at it.  She said she would tell her the truth.  THANK YOU!

I really wish that people would stop supporting these reality shows.  When I was in the gym today the Fox Reality Network or something was on and there were a bunch of people sitting in little rooms drinking cow intestine and sniffing road kill.

And people wonder why America is looked down upon.

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