Tuesday, January 24, 2006

American Idol, Canadian Hero? I think not.

I don't know what came over me, but this evening, I watched about 15 minutes of American Idol. But I forgive myself. I'm cured. I honestly don't understand why people watch the show, especially these early audition rounds. But what I don't understand even more is how the judges (what are their names again?) sit through days and days of idiots trying to sing bad pop songs. I think I would turn suicidal after a few days of it. And they're into what, year four? You couldn't pay me enough.

I'm dead serious.

Last night, I watched for several hours as my fellow Canadians elected a Conservative minority government. New minority government, different party. The only thing that has really changed is the name of the leader. How long will this parliament will last? Two years, tops. Just in time for another Quebec referendum.

Maybe I'll go back to watching American Idol after all.


H. W. Alexy said...

I don't watch tv very much at all, but what I have watched of the idol shows (both sides of the border), it's all presentation, the most presentable fantasy.

What an election, I couldn't vote for any of the major leaders. I ended up asking myself what is it that I believe and and which party best expresses those beliefs.

Then I voted.


Peter Garner said...

Marxist-Leninist? ;-)))

It certainly was a tough choice if one usually voted Liberal. Myself, rabid socialist that I am, I usually vote NPD, though I have voted Green a couple of times, just because I think it's a good party to have around.

H. W. Alexy said...

I voted green, because, in essence, that's what I believe in. And there, you can go right back to Anglo-Saxon Ontario and England and the concept of the green world in British literature :).