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    Angry American Idol...

    I'm thinking about buying Ruben's CD next week. Not because of
    the music, because the music blows. But because that 20 years
    from now it'll be worth something on ebay. I hope Ruben and Kelly
    understand that the CDs they put out will never be be anything
    more than TV memorabilia; you know, kind of like an I Love Lucy
    lunch box or something.

    Am I the only person that's bothered by how pop-stars get credit
    for songs that they don't write? Saying that Clarkson is responsible
    for A Moment Like This because she sings it, is like saying I'm
    responsible for Lord of the Flies because I read it. Personally,
    I don't think that pop-stars should receive any royalties (or awards)
    that come from the albums they sing on.

    Okay, so technically I didn't read LotF. I checked it out on tape
    from the library. But I listened to it! Well, the first tape anyway.


    I'm pretentious. I write the same things over and over again
    because I'm not witty or clever enough to come up with anything
    original. I'm an un-american, self-centered troll that writes "retardedly
    long" posts...

    All that being acknowledged (if anybody has anything else they'd
    like to contribute, go ahead. I suggest also calling me narcissistic),
    I'm going to quote myself anyway. I will continue to reuse this
    quote at every American Idol finale until the show is cancelled. I
    don't care, either. It's a very insightful comment made by a very
    insightful person (ethic).


    These people aren't going to become "American Idols." When
    Kelly Clarkson's single sold 300,000 copies in its first week --
    people considered that a success. But when you consider that
    20,000,000 people saw her win the competition, and 19,700,000
    people obviously didn't like her enough to spend the $1.99 for
    her single -- I think that's more a sign of failure than success.

    Staying away from General.

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    i think american idol is crap thats wasting tv time.

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    I haven't watched TV in months because there is nothing with any redeeming value left on the thing. I can learn more by staring at the wall, and probably be more entertained.
    Away.

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    What the hell is American Idol? (Sorry, I only go to the theatre or rent DVD's... why buy cable/sat when you can actually PICK the shows you want to watch from a rental store?)
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    Originally posted by Xei
    why buy cable/sat when you can actually PICK the shows you want to watch from a rental store?)
    Couldn;t agree more. But i haven't watched shows on TV in a while either except 4 the simpsons, can't miss that ...

    PS. i hate AI as well, sadly they r in the process of making a canadian idol, but i've decided to hate it b4 it even airs.
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    AI-Artificial Intelligence-American Idol-oxymoron

    Hows for this. I never watch TV. We just recently got an antenna for the tv because my sister wanted to watch something or other. But even with that, we only get the 3 or so local channels. Oh, wait, I watched it when we were on the verge of declaring war on sodamninsane(saddamhousain).
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    TV? what's that?

    yeah, i dont' watch tv either... i'm either playing games, watching the halo2 trailer again, programming, sleeping, eating, or talking to my gf... yep... that's my life... oh yeah, and school.
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    I think, that American Idol sucks.

    In Germany we have "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" -> Germany searchs the superstar

    It's boring and the most singers bring out a cd or two and after it you don't hear anything.

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    major-small, I dont even play games with any frequency. They are all getting to similar.
    The only good thing about freezing beyond feeling in the final Nordic ski race was that I couldn't feel that tumble I did going about 30 mph, maybe more.
    On the other hand, not feeling any part of my body for 30 minutes was scary, especialy for my manhood.

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    i usually don't either, but this halo 2 stuff has gotten me back into halo 1...
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    Originally posted by blackrat364
    I haven't watched TV in months because there is nothing with any redeeming value left on the thing. I can learn more by staring at the wall, and probably be more entertained.
    i second that. parents offered me the old 36 inch tv when they upgraded. i passed it up and we sold it and i bought a 19 inch moniter instead

    Theres couple shows i watch, mainly Family Guy and The Simpson, for the pure comedy of em. "Reality TV" my ass, if i want reality i'll go out my door and live real life... as long as my wireless network extend within the range of my walk No but seriously most TV blows


    My life consist of School , Programing, and Part Time job at Mc D ( :S )

    Canadian idol is a joke. As a canuck i am offend by the way we are americanizing our selves, OH LOOK America had a popular TV idiocy that made mega money.... I will comply, all inteligence shall be assimilated and deemed unworthy of the colective.
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    Originally posted by Iamien
    ..........as a cannuck i am ......
    A what?
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    Canuck = slang for Canadian.
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    Originally posted by XSquared
    Canuck = slang for Canadian.
    Canuck == slang for Canadian.

    Fixed.

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    the cable company decided to cut off all of our channels above 25 for some reason. i only watched the xfiles occasionally, and "comedy central presents...", "premium blend", and the daily show. oh and sometimes some shows on the history/discovery/learning channel. they often had some good stuff. oh well.

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