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Posts Tagged ‘American Idol’

2010 Vancouver Olympics: Not Boring! (Part One)

February 18, 2010

Let’s be real for a second: the Winter Olympics have always represented something of an un-sexy, boring halfway point to their summer cousin. That’s just the way it is. Too many layers of clothing (not sexy!), too much equipment (who’s running this show?), and too many unusual sports (the winter biathlon is comprised of running and SHOOTING) have made it difficult for the February games to ever capture the imagination. Particularly the collective American one, which demands entertainment and gratification at every turn. It’s just the way we’re wired.

Most of us, I’d imagine, were fully expecting more of the same last Friday when the 2010 Vancouver Games kicked off with three hours of angry tap-dancing and a never-ending tribute to the indigenous peoples of Canada. “These Games are sure to be a waste of our time, honey,” you said to your significant other on the couch. “When is American Idol on again? THAT is a show I enjoy watching.” Yup — another boring Winter Olympics.

EXCEPT NOT.

How not? Find out after the jump!

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Possible Scenarios In Which American Idol Can Gain Even More Ratings

January 28, 2009

With another season of America’s favorite past time already under way (laughing at people that have less talent than us and then spitefully voting against people who have more talent than us), Fox will inevitably hit an out of the park ratings home run… again. The question stands: what could the producers of Idol put on our televisions that would garner MORE ratings? My guess is absolutely nothing (almost).

And believe me, they’ve already tried to throw us under the bus. A new “emmy nominated” host AND less audition footage? How dare you, Fox. But like Farrah Fawcett in the Burning Bed, we just can’t say no to a bad, bad thing. Here are some possible scenarios in which the ratings may actually go up for Idol this season.

Seacrest becomes Harry Potter

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