Thomas Jefferson Would Be Severely Disappointed (If He Weren't A Half-Cyborg Zombie Commando)

I'm going to go ahead and say it: American Idol is proof that American's don't deserve democracy. It is also proof that America loves it some crappy music. Moment of truth: have you ever purchased an album recorded by an Idol participant? If so, go sit in the corner and think about what you've done. You made George Washington cry little wooden tears. You ruined America for everyone.

I hope you're proud of yourself.

But seriously though, I've watched about 5 minutes here and there tonight and I can't help but think of Paul Weitz's 2006 farce, American Dreamz. Did anybody else see it and, more importantly, like it? Because I did and I did. But I think maybe I'm the only one. In the galaxy. Who did. Liked it, that is.


rose said...

i admit it.
i have downloaded 2 singles performed by american idol contestants:
kelly clarkston's "since you've been gone"
"movin' on" by elliot yamin.
(it took me forever, but i had to look up that one because i couldn't remember his name or the song).
and i haven't downloaded or really listened to any of his new music yet, but i do like blake lewis. not just because he's from my neighborhood, but because i really liked a lot of what he did on the show last year.
so there it is. i'm not ashamed!

Patti said...

"think about what you've done"


jason quinones said...

too many americans bought william hung's cd (which should've been titled "hung low" but wasn't!!)for the kitch value.

thereby sending kitch values to an all time low! even by kitch standards!

p.s.- i think i spelled kitch wrong.

Dave L said...

This was a great post. I laughed. A lot.

I don't remember hearing anything about that movie but I think we might rent it some day, we watched the trailer.

chanel said...

and this is why you love me- i don't listen to music, thereby being innocent of all democracy thrown in the garbage.

or maybe you love me for other reasons- this is just awkward now.

chrishaley said...

Let me go add that to the ol' Netflix queue.

Also, "little wooden tears" is beautiful.

b3n said...

I've never seen an episode of American Idle <---(heh)

That being said, This girl is in my ward.

I get stuck somewhere between vomiting in my mouth and LoL'ing when I think about it.

Mean? Maybe. But dang is it the truth!

Dylan said...

Wow. This post got a lot more comments than I thought it would. I'll adress your comments below.

Rose, shame on you.

Patti, right back atcha.

Jason, I fear we are on the verge of a kitsch recession. Which is sad.

Dave & Chris, keep in mind, I had no expectations for Dreamz and that may have had something to do with how much I enjoyed it. I found it intentionally ridiculous (it's a total overblown farce) and poignant (especially when Dubya showed up on Idol last year).

It's worth it for Willem Dafoe's cackling, Burgess-Meredith's-Penguin-esque Dick Cheney clone. I mean, the tagline for the film is: "Imagine a country where the President never reads the newspaper, where the government goes to war for all the wrong reasons, and more people vote for a pop idol than their next President." So, if you're totally pro-Bush, this may not be the film for you.

Chanel, you're weird. That's why I love you.

Ben, I don't get it?