They all sing the same though, with that Mariah Carey warble and a facial expression like they're having a particularly painful bowel movement.
Can't someone get it through their thick skulls that the *words* should mean something and if you're doing the Mariah Carey/Beyonce/let me hit *every* single note on the octave within a millisecond thing, no one is going to know what the hell you're singing about. You're just making *noise* and I need you to go away.
And how glad was I that that creepy little smiley suckup kid in the brown got the boot at the last cut? Answer: very. "I know some of us went out late last night... well, not me..." ::big, suck-up smile:: "but I want you to know we're all doing our best". Creep
"I know I was better than 90 per cent of the people in there so why didn't they pick meeee?" Because you're a whiney little suckup who couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.
Oh and those two hard-as-nails, blonde bootfaces who had the hissyfit over rehearsals, Kimberly and Julia? They're going to be trouble.
I love Simon Cowell though. He is funny -- and he's honest, which they need. Horrible, but funny and I wonder how many of them get his dry humour when he isn't being outright bad-tempered.
Can Paula Abdul actually move the top half of her face? Beyond blinking, I mean? I think we need to be told.
I can tell you now, if this was on British TV, Frenchie thingywhatsit would win hands down, because Simon couldn't restrain himself from making a comment about her weight, there would be vast numbers of thinkpieces in the Daily Mail and the like about "Must all pop stars be thin these days?" and "Is her talent larger than her arse?" and all the grannies would get indignant on her behalf and vote for her because she can *really* sing.
Also the fact that people raised money to send her there would sit well with the public.
So anyway, I need to hear American Idol gossip when it's on, pretty please, so that I don't actually have to watch all of the bloody thing.
Though I want to hear Frenchie sing more. And I want that big dandelion-haired streak of runny egg who sang "Kiss From A Rose" to Paula get his arse kicked. That's not too much to ask, is it?
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The all-new credit-card style Euro licence came through today. It is every bit as horrific as anticipated.
They also spelled my damned *name* wrong again.
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The Friday Five
1. As a child, who was your favorite superhero/heroine? Why?
The doctor, from Doctor Who. [<--- Note fannishness of not referring to him as Dr Who]
He was unpredictable and he could always get away, to another time, another place; he had a robotic dog that could shoot laser beams, and he liked truth, justice, righting galactic wrongs and jellybabies.
Also, he never sprained his frigging ankle or screamed. Romana and Sarah Jane were okay, but there was a modicum of screaming there that never sat well with me
2. What was one thing you always wanted as a child but never got?
Siblings. Someone to look after.
3. What's the furthest from home you've been?
Either Tokyo, Panama or British Columbia
4. What's one thing you've always wanted to learn but haven't yet?
To play the guitar really well. Although in my fantasies about being in a world-conquering band, I was always the bass player. That probably says... stuff.
5. What are your plans for the weekend?
I had planned to go up and see my parents but the roads are really terrible (a Certain Person on a Certain List should feel absolutely at liberty to *bite me*) so I guess I'm going to go to the V&A to see the propaganda exhibit and maybe I'll get a theatre ticket if something is dead cheap. Possibly The Play What I Wrote, since I've been dying to see it forever.
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1. How often do you read your friends page?
Way too often. I need to stop with the compulsive looking thing while at work
2. Does it annoy you when people post too often?
Only if it's boring.
3. How often is "too often"?
More than five times a day for almost everyone.
4. Do you worry when particular friends don't post often enough?
Sometimes, if they've not shown up anywhere else
5. Do you read every word of every post on your friends page?
Sometimes. The quizzes bore me but the memes seldom do. It's like doing a jigsaw but it's people.
6. Do you religiously check what's behind any lj-cuts?
If it aint quizzes
7. Do you use a reading filter?
8. What type of entry do you most like to read?
Fun memes. People talking about how their lives work and what they believe
9. What type of entry makes you grind your teeth?
Hissyfits. Axe-grinding. Whingeing if you're not funny. If you're funny, you may whinge as much as you like.
10. What type of entry sends you to sleep?
11. What type of entry would prompt you to defriend someone?
You know, it would have to be something pretty bad. Insulting friends, espousing a view that I really couldn't deal with, persistent stroppiness on hot-button issues. I mostly like people, really.
I think I've only ever defriended two people and that was because they weren't posting anything. Oh wait, once I had an immature strop and defriended someone because they'd done it to me first. Honestly, what a tosser I was being. I suspect I got defriended for saying something political though, so perhaps it was best all-round. I don't always think before I post. And then sometimes I think too much.
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"I aint scared of lightning,
Come on and do your worst
If they gave degrees for cheating destiny,
Then man, I've got a first
No I aint scared of lightning
it's the same old empty threat
I've been standing proud beneath the gathering cloud
And man, I aint dead yet
No I aint scared of lightning,
The thunder never killed
I was born in a summer storm
I live there still. "
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Politics to inane but fun trivia in 0.75 days. Not bad.