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2009-09-17 03:46:08 AM
Is this like Britains Got Talent where the finals consist of (at least) one 'cute' entry, one opera singer who people vote for to make themselves feel cultured and one genuine talent (who was planted in the show by the producer's talent scouts)?
 
2009-09-17 04:03:46 AM
That's nothing - a chicken company sold for $800 million yesterday.
 
2009-09-17 04:05:31 AM
So that's why I'm sore today.
 
2009-09-17 04:36:52 AM
Keep plucking that chicken!
 
2009-09-17 04:59:30 AM
I will pay attention to this so long as it pisses PETA off
 
2009-09-17 05:06:52 AM
Good for him. I guarantee he has a deeper appreciation and knowledge of music than Kanye.
 
2009-09-17 05:27:34 AM
I just listened to his performance, and it was terrible. How did he make the finals?
 
2009-09-17 05:32:21 AM
Use of the "stupid" tag shows that subby's pissed that his/her favorite didn't win
 
2009-09-17 05:44:09 AM
Link (new window)
 
2009-09-17 06:43:57 AM
kwirlkarphys: Link (new window)

I like the way he talks. It sounds like a racecar motor idlin'
 
2009-09-17 07:16:38 AM
Iplaybass: I just listened to his performance, and it was terrible. How did he make the finals?

I agree. There were others more deserving, but I think his simpleton charm won him the contest. It was judged by call in votes.
 
2009-09-17 07:20:04 AM
Ebert: Iplaybass: I just listened to his performance, and it was terrible. How did he make the finals?

I agree. There were others more deserving, but I think his simpleton charm won him the contest. It was judged by call in votes.


As someone who watched the show for the first time this season, I have to ask ... Did either of you see ALL of his performances, or just that last one?

Because I assure you, every other performance by him was amazing. That last one ... Well, I will agree with you both, he sucked horribly. And I was very upset by that. But, taking every performance into account, I would say that he (or Recycled Percussion, they were equally amazing) deserved to win.
 
2009-09-17 07:37:04 AM
Teufel232: Ebert: Iplaybass: I just listened to his performance, and it was terrible. How did he make the finals?

I agree. There were others more deserving, but I think his simpleton charm won him the contest. It was judged by call in votes.

As someone who watched the show for the first time this season, I have to ask ... Did either of you see ALL of his performances, or just that last one?

Because I assure you, every other performance by him was amazing. That last one ... Well, I will agree with you both, he sucked horribly. And I was very upset by that. But, taking every performance into account, I would say that he (or Recycled Percussion, they were equally amazing) deserved to win.


Yes, and I thought his initial performance was the best he had. I thought he went downhill from there.
 
2009-09-17 08:02:34 AM
Gots me tickets to see these crazy farkers this October.



Saw 'em earlier this year with my 7-year old son (who is a drummer himself). We met them outside before the show and talked to them for a while. Very cool guys...they took some time out to really encourage my kid.

During the show (we were front row, center), bandleader Justin did a kickass solo, jumped on and over his junk kit, ran up to my son and gave him the sticks he was using.

My kid will never be the same...
 
2009-09-17 08:03:58 AM
stoopid image filter...

These guys:
www.adrian.edu
 
2009-09-17 08:07:43 AM
Yawn.. a singer wins this competition every year and honestly most of them arent even good enough to be on american idol. Can we get some real talent on that stupid show and stop voting for any shmuck that can hold a note.

/http://www.nuttinbutstringz.com/
 
2009-09-17 08:13:42 AM
TheOriginalEd: Yawn.. a singer wins this competition every year and honestly most of them arent even good enough to be on american idol. Can we get some real talent on that stupid show and stop voting for any shmuck that can hold a note.

/http://www.nuttinbutstringz.com/


The the guy from 2 years ago with the puppets was amazing. The guy last year was a great classically trained singer. Both of them are more talented then most everything in idol. The guy this year... well outside his last performance was just so different than everything else on that show. I swear he won because he did not split votes with anyone. If there was a top 5 week I am not sure he would have won.
 
2009-09-17 08:15:17 AM
TheOriginalEd: Yawn.. a singer wins this competition every year and honestly most of them arent even good enough to be on american idol. Can we get some real talent on that stupid show and stop voting for any shmuck that can hold a note.

/http://www.nuttinbutstringz.com/


Lets see:

1: Singer
2: Ventriloquist
3: Singer
4: Singer

Yep. A singer wins *EVERY* year.
 
2009-09-17 08:45:12 AM
dittybopper: TheOriginalEd: Yawn.. a singer wins this competition every year and honestly most of them arent even good enough to be on american idol. Can we get some real talent on that stupid show and stop voting for any shmuck that can hold a note.

/http://www.nuttinbutstringz.com/

Lets see:

1: Singer
2: Ventriloquist
3: Singer
4: Singer

Yep. A singer wins *EVERY* year.


The suckass ventriloquist sang during his act.
 
2009-09-17 09:03:30 AM
Goonie_Goo_Goo:

The suckass ventriloquist sang during his act.


I'd be impressed with a ventriloquist that could suck ass and sing at the same time. Closest thing I've seen to that is in a John Waters movie, with some guy ass-synching to "Surfin' Bird".
 
2009-09-17 09:20:28 AM
Ebert: Iplaybass: I just listened to his performance, and it was terrible. How did he make the finals?

I agree. There were others more deserving, but I think his simpleton charm won him the contest. It was judged by call in votes.


It's hard to beat people that can raise their numbers exponentially...

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2009-09-17 09:26:21 AM
We're all thinking it...
www.chillnite.com
 
2009-09-17 10:29:33 AM
symonsez.files.wordpress.com
Well, doggies!
 
2009-09-17 11:46:13 AM
Stupid tag? Really, subby? You can't just be happy for this guy?
 
2009-09-17 12:06:02 PM
-1 for using the "STUPID" tag.
 
2009-09-17 12:39:17 PM
dittybopper: Goonie_Goo_Goo:

The suckass ventriloquist sang during his act.

I'd be impressed with a ventriloquist that could suck ass and sing at the same time. Closest thing I've seen to that is in a John Waters movie, with some guy ass-synching to "Surfin' Bird".


I could have said "shiat eatin'" but then that wouldn't give you any John Waters reference. Oh wait...nevermind.
 
2009-09-17 12:39:46 PM
Now he can do two chickens at the same time.
 
2009-09-17 12:40:50 PM
H. W. Plainview: kwirlkarphys: Link (new window)

I like the way he talks. It sounds like a racecar motor idlin'


Well, he likes the way you talk.

/Mmm-hmm
 
2009-09-17 01:15:24 PM
GrizzlyAdamsRox: H. W. Plainview: kwirlkarphys: Link (new window)

I like the way he talks. It sounds like a racecar motor idlin'

Well, he likes the way you talk.

/Mmm-hmm


And he likes your perty mouth
 
2009-09-17 01:57:22 PM
America's Got Talent annoys me. Not the contestants, because they actually entertain me. It's the format of the show, especially the results show. Tuesday night (or Monday night this week) let all preform, then the following night, the results show, it's padded out to 1 hour, or last night, 2 hours (and last night, the results weren't until the bloody end of the show, after the first hour with the tv on mute, I watched something else). The results show should be 30 minutes, tell us who is moving on and who's dreams got crushed.

Though, if I ever got to run that show the first thing I'd do is get rid of Nick Cannon. He was worse than Springer. Next I'd say "If you're less than 15 years old, go home." and I'd do the same for groups like school cheerleaders, school dance teams, etc...

What really irked me about this season is that they are looking for a Vegas act and it turns into another 'American Idol' with the winning acts being singers and not Vegas style acts. That chicken farmer who won is not worthy of being a Vegas act with Penn and Teller and The Blue Man Group. And that could have been said for most of the acts in the final (Recycled Precussion may have been the only act in the final round worthy of doing Vegas).

And that Grandmother? WTF??? She was the most unfunny woman I have ever seen. I don't understand how she made it past the auditions. A comedian who doesn't make a person laugh isn't a comedian, they're just on stage talking.

Also, about the Opera Singer. I really don't think she got the votes because she can sing Opera. Look at the people who watch that show. I honestly think she did that bit about being a cancer survivor so she'd get the votes. Without that sob story, I think she wouldn't have made it past the first round of voting.
 
2009-09-17 02:01:22 PM
FYI - the $1 million dollars is paid out over 40 years! lol
 
2009-09-17 03:26:18 PM
Additional cliched rural stereotype.
 
2009-09-17 07:01:29 PM
Only saw one show, the finals, and I don't know which was worse -- him or the grandma. Let me guess, she finished second?
 
2009-09-17 08:45:08 PM
Excuse me, Excuse me. Kev, I'll let you have your moment here in just a sec, I just wanted to say, "Grandma Lee had a better stand up! Grandma Lee is the best of all time!" Thank you....
 
2009-09-17 09:52:01 PM
Great Janitor: Also, about the Opera Singer. I really don't think she got the votes because she can sing Opera. Look at the people who watch that show. I honestly think she did that bit about being a cancer survivor so she'd get the votes. Without that sob story, I think she wouldn't have made it past the first round of voting.

This. Her sob story got really old really fast. I thought for sure she was going to win it when it was down to her and the chicken catcher. And I'm sure she felt the same. She had that "Oh, look how humble I can be" look on her face the entire time. Well, she certainly got humbled.

Now she's probably all pissed about losing to a chicken catcher. Good. Go sob somewhere else.
 
2009-09-17 11:35:10 PM
Sob story or not, at least the opera singer could sing something close to resembling being in tune.
 
2009-09-18 02:03:35 AM
All in all, I'd have to say that the best part of the season is when that one kid (can't remember his name now ... the dancer) came right out at the end of his performance and basically stated on live TV that the entire show is a fraud. Something along the lines of the judges telling him that he picked a horrible song, and his reply being that he didn't want to do that song but the producers made him do it. You could see the looks of panic on all of the judges faces, with Sharon even flailing her hands a bit in a bid to tell him to stop. Then Nick Cannon made sure to note before the commercial break that "All contestants DO have a final say in what they perform."

It was brilliant. Of course, the kid was out in the next episode. One must wonder if he actually lost by votes.
 
2009-09-18 02:46:16 AM
Teufel232: All in all, I'd have to say that the best part of the season is when that one kid (can't remember his name now ... the dancer) came right out at the end of his performance and basically stated on live TV that the entire show is a fraud. Something along the lines of the judges telling him that he picked a horrible song, and his reply being that he didn't want to do that song but the producers made him do it. You could see the looks of panic on all of the judges faces, with Sharon even flailing her hands a bit in a bid to tell him to stop. Then Nick Cannon made sure to note before the commercial break that "All contestants DO have a final say in what they perform."

It was brilliant. Of course, the kid was out in the next episode. One must wonder if he actually lost by votes.


Here is the link to that video, and yea, it's hilarious. He says it around the 1:15 for anyone who wants to skip through that drivel.
 
2009-09-18 03:48:24 AM
Hairo Torres wuz robbed! That mofo can dance. He mixed breakdancing with contorsion, and made it look easy.

I think Barbara the opera singer could have won if she hadn't kept bringing up the whole "I had cancer" schtick. It started to look like a ploy for pity votes, and it backfired badly.
 
2009-09-18 04:09:50 AM
FuryOfFirestorm: Hairo Torres wuz robbed! That mofo can dance. He mixed breakdancing with contorsion, and made it look easy.

I think Barbara the opera singer could have won if she hadn't kept bringing up the whole "I had cancer" schtick. It started to look like a ploy for pity votes, and it backfired badly.


Would you mind pointing me towards the moments where she kept bringing up the whole "I had cancer" sctick?

Either I'm blind or you're (your) a fucxing Moron)
 
2009-09-18 04:13:50 AM
For the record, I think the dudes bangin' on shiat was the clear winner for headlining a Vegas act.
 
2009-09-18 04:18:36 AM
Teufel232: All in all, I'd have to say that the best part of the season is when that one kid (can't remember his name now ... the dancer) came right out at the end of his performance and basically stated on live TV that the entire show is a fraud. Something along the lines of the judges telling him that he picked a horrible song, and his reply being that he didn't want to do that song but the producers made him do it. You could see the looks of panic on all of the judges faces, with Sharon even flailing her hands a bit in a bid to tell him to stop. Then Nick Cannon made sure to note before the commercial break that "All contestants DO have a final say in what they perform."

It was brilliant. Of course, the kid was out in the next episode. One must wonder if he actually lost by votes.


Yeah, his name was Arcadian Broad (which I had to look up to see if that was his real name, or if he simply danced his way out of a Dickens novel); I really liked him during the audition process, but I loved him for having the guts to say that on live TV. That kid's unwillingness for behind-the-scenes bullshiat is either going to propel him to stardom or be the death of his dancing career.
 
2009-09-18 04:29:16 AM
GalleyWench: Would you mind pointing me towards the moments where she kept bringing up the whole "I had cancer" sctick? Either I'm blind or you're (your) a fucxing Moron)

Every time Barbara was on stage, she would start crying and mention having cancer, being in remission, or something along those lines. I'm sorry she had cancer, I'm glad she's ok and she is a great singer...but, Babs was milking it for all it was worth.
 
2009-09-18 04:33:55 AM
PDXBishop: Teufel232: All in all, I'd have to say that the best part of the season is when that one kid (can't remember his name now ... the dancer) came right out at the end of his performance and basically stated on live TV that the entire show is a fraud. Something along the lines of the judges telling him that he picked a horrible song, and his reply being that he didn't want to do that song but the producers made him do it. You could see the looks of panic on all of the judges faces, with Sharon even flailing her hands a bit in a bid to tell him to stop. Then Nick Cannon made sure to note before the commercial break that "All contestants DO have a final say in what they perform."

It was brilliant. Of course, the kid was out in the next episode. One must wonder if he actually lost by votes.

Yeah, his name was Arcadian Broad (which I had to look up to see if that was his real name, or if he simply danced his way out of a Dickens novel); I really liked him during the audition process, but I loved him for having the guts to say that on live TV. That kid's unwillingness for behind-the-scenes bullshiat is either going to propel him to stardom or be the death of his dancing career.


I vote: propel.
 
2009-09-18 04:41:00 AM
FuryOfFirestorm: GalleyWench: Would you mind pointing me towards the moments where she kept bringing up the whole "I had cancer" sctick? Either I'm blind or you're (your) a fucxing Moron)

Every time Barbara was on stage, she would start crying and mention having cancer, being in remission, or something along those lines. I'm sorry she had cancer, I'm glad she's ok and she is a great singer...but, Babs was milking it for all it was worth.


*sigh* I think you're either projecting or I'm missing something because that isn't the way I saw it at all. I DO RECALL the fact that she had had cancer being mentioned, but the idea that she was a whiney little biatch doesn't add up at all.
 
2009-09-18 05:41:33 AM
PDXBishop: Teufel232: All in all, I'd have to say that the best part of the season is when that one kid (can't remember his name now ... the dancer) came right out at the end of his performance and basically stated on live TV that the entire show is a fraud. Something along the lines of the judges telling him that he picked a horrible song, and his reply being that he didn't want to do that song but the producers made him do it. You could see the looks of panic on all of the judges faces, with Sharon even flailing her hands a bit in a bid to tell him to stop. Then Nick Cannon made sure to note before the commercial break that "All contestants DO have a final say in what they perform."

It was brilliant. Of course, the kid was out in the next episode. One must wonder if he actually lost by votes.

Yeah, his name was Arcadian Broad (which I had to look up to see if that was his real name, or if he simply danced his way out of a Dickens novel); I really liked him during the audition process, but I loved him for having the guts to say that on live TV. That kid's unwillingness for behind-the-scenes bullshiat is either going to propel him to stardom or be the death of his dancing career.


That's it. Absolutely fantastic, what he did.

GalleyWench: FuryOfFirestorm: GalleyWench: Would you mind pointing me towards the moments where she kept bringing up the whole "I had cancer" sctick? Either I'm blind or you're (your) a fucxing Moron)

Every time Barbara was on stage, she would start crying and mention having cancer, being in remission, or something along those lines. I'm sorry she had cancer, I'm glad she's ok and she is a great singer...but, Babs was milking it for all it was worth.

*sigh* I think you're either projecting or I'm missing something because that isn't the way I saw it at all. I DO RECALL the fact that she had had cancer being mentioned, but the idea that she was a whiney little biatch doesn't add up at all.


The way that I saw it was that either David, Sharon or Pierce kept bringing it up. Sure, she would get emotional about it, but who wouldn't?
 
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