American Idol: This Country is Stupid Edition


The voters are stupid. They elected George W. Bush (sort of) and now they've dissed the Best American Idol Perfomer Ever, wno also happens to be the only Korean to make it anywhere near this point in the show and (I think) the only Asian male.

Heejun Han is funny, has a sense of perspective, and as we saw when he made a last-ditch attempt to save his spot, can really, really sing.

But he's not a  nice white boy who talks about God and sings about small white towns in the midwest, and he's not a nice white girl who sings pop songs, and he's not deferential to Bill Fucking Joel, so  he gets voted off.

Viv and I are boycotting. Actually, I'm boycotting and she's girl-cotting. We're never watching again, at least until next week. Heejun was, I think, the only boy she ever liked on AI, and now a bunch of lame-ass losers who sound like everyone else are heading for the final.

Okay, not Joshua, who is the best true singer in the lot, and not Elise, who kicked ass with "Whole Lotta Love" (NOBODY can sing Led Zeppelin, and somehow she did). Oh, and Jessica. Viv likes Jessica.

But the rest of them? Blech.

Let's have Heejun Han day in San Francisco; he sings better than most of the folks who croon at the Board of Supervisors. And he's a lot more funny.





Stop joking about not watching till next week.. Stop watching this crap and get a life.

Posted by Guest on Apr. 03, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

Perhaps, but still not as stupid as a publication that would waste space on covering American Idol and not nearly as stupid as a writer who would waste time and ability to cover such a trivial show. Given the consistently lukewarm results of this karaoke contest, it's actually a surprise to see that it's still on the air. It's nothing more than a race to see who can make the next underwhelming Christmas album. Oh gee, I can't wait!

Posted by Dr. Bill Adjective on Apr. 01, 2012 @ 11:14 am

"Waste space." Internet = damn near infinite space, pops. clicked the link, so obviously there's some deep down obsession with needing to know.

Posted by emily on Apr. 03, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

I gave up on American Idol as i think the last decent contestant was Adam lambert but anyone who makes it into the top ten will have a decent shot at a recording career if he or she wants. So Mr. Han might be as likely to record a top selling album as the actual winner.

What you really need to worry about are the folks on the Supreme Court. If Antonin Scalia can't distinguish the difference between the government regulating commerce via insurance mandates and the government forcing people to buy broccoli then we've really got trouble. Dude, forcing you to buy health insurance is the least malevolent thing the government can do. If the feds can draft you to be killed or maimed in a foreign war then they can force to not only buy broccoli but eat it too. If Archie Bunker in a black robe can't recognize that he should be impeached.

Posted by Traderkitten on Mar. 31, 2012 @ 11:03 am
Posted by tim on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

I Tim Redmond pas everything through me racialist filter thus making everything about race, I also add class and religion to everything I post, so lighten up as I call everyone who doesn't agree with me a racist and bigot.

All candidates should sing the Internationale, and based on that one perfected song should win or lose.

Posted by Steven Haaland Daly on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

I'm black, poor and from the inner city and i have never and would NEVER watch something as contrived as American Idol and expect to be entertained or expect any fairness and honesty from a big, Hollywood production. A friend of mine was on America's Got Talent and he said he could not believe how totally staged and scripted it was behind the scenes.

Posted by Guest on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

i rarely watch idol, but i did catch about 30 seconds of this guy's performance the other night, and i personally felt like he was sounding good but not great. i actually felt an urge to change the channel due to the disappointing quality of his singing. but that is the only 30 sec i ever saw of him, so idon't know.

Posted by Guest on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

American Idol, which I have never watched, seems to need a values readjustment, it should no longer be mindless entertainment for a nation of stupid voters, they should be educated to be smart like Tim Redmond. Interesting how the smart people always associate themselves with being smart.

Tim might just want to check out.

but anyhow...

Mindless entertainment no longer, all contestants of a show that no one is making Tim Redmond watch need to proclaim the majesty of progressive self appointed smart personism.

Some suggestions...

Contestants Talk about their white guilt and how everything they process goes through the prism of race, these red guard self debasement hearings will be graded by a panel made up of, CPUSA huckster Angela Davis, fake Indian Ward Churchill, and the cadaver of Howard Zinn.

The contestants should bemoan how they are never happy because somewhere someone is parking for free, they will modestly suggest that when finding a free space the driver should send a few bucks to the local transit agency.

They should all mention the injustice done to glorious leader KIm Il Mirkarimi, and the loss of board seats by the provincial progressives in San Francisco. Every contestant should stand against this outrage, the world should show its fury on this subject.

All the contestants should advocate for an American 100 flowers campaign to root out the rightists amongst us.

Contestants who burn bibles and call for turning churches into museums of atheism will automatically win.

Posted by Matlock on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 8:59 am

Girl-cotting means patronizing good businesses.

Posted by marcos on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 8:26 am

Tim is obsessed with skin color and ethnicity, as such traits confer additional rights and privileges that only he and his fellow useful idiots can enumerate.

Posted by Chromefields on Mar. 30, 2012 @ 8:00 am

It even makes its way into your American Idol watching?

Dude, I bet you are seriously annoying to be around. If you can't enjoy something as mindless and dumb as American Idol without jumping into a rant about racism, then you probably need a fucking break.

You're a white male. Whining about it all the time doesn't make you any more down.

Posted by Sambo on Mar. 29, 2012 @ 11:11 pm