Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In Which I Take Exception To One Of Obama's Positions

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Okay, so I posted last night before the show, which is why there was nothing about the contestant that the Post's Lisa DeMoraes aptly named "Nasal Bikini Babe". There's nothing to say. She stunk and Simon put her through as a lark (as the Brits say).
    • Overall though, it looks like tonight there was some fantastic talent. Any number of people, from the last contest with the tornado story to the widower music teacher (who is already the fan favorite in this household, and probably many others), were better than anyone from last night. I can peg at least four or five people that could be finalists. One of the best audition episodes I can remember.
    • That being said, there's been a lot of discussion about the show toning down on the freaks and on Simon being needlessly mean. I think there's going to be a bit of an outcry over Idol exploiting the kid who was wearing his elementary school medal, who seemed to be challenged in some way.
    • If you get a chance, find Neil Patrick Harris' monologue on this past week's SNL. His impeccable timing and a gay joke to boot. He's awesome.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • Ready? I'm already disagreeing with something that Obama is doing and he's not even president yet. This digital TV thing -- they've been warning us (well, not us, those people without cable) for a freaking year about it. I remember thinking last February that they were starting way too early. So, no, people don't need more time. If they waited this long, why would any more time help them at all? You need to feed them a helping of static and then they'll finally get of their asses.
  • Your List Sucks!: This list would suck.
    • I'd been pondering about whether or not to do some sort of list around Bush's presidency, like the five (or more) worst things in the last eight years. I thought a bit about it today while taking a poll. Iraq? Torture? Upon seeing the options, it's not a choice. The single worst thing that happened under Bush was the mishandling of Katrina. Period. He probably couldn't have done anything to prevent 9/11, but Katrina was worse than 9/11 anyway. It was. He stood/flew by as an American city was destroyed and then he took it lightly. It's one of the worst things to happen under any president. No list necessary.


l said...

You are totally spot on Josh, every other problem of the Bush presidency, every misstep, every destruction of life and liberty is explified in the Katrina disaster. The picture of him on the plane is the perfect image of his presidency. It says EVERYTHING.

l said...

yikes, sorry my spelling is so bad!

angie said...

Since you know I try not to comment on anything approaching political, I'll just simply say that you yet again picked the one item on a likely list with which I have to most vehemently disagree. Amazing how you manage to do that quite frequently! :-)