Thursday, March 05, 2009

One More Chance

Tatiana Del Toro was picked as a wildcard on American Idol last night. She gets one more chance to get the votes that will advance her to the Final 12.

I hope she makes it because, so far, her histrionics have been the most interesting parts of an otherwise dreary Idol season, but personally, I think they brought her back just to torment her with a second loss.

I hope I'm wrong.


At March 05, 2009 4:46 PM, Blogger jan said...

I always wondering how much I am being manipulated by contrived scripting on so-called reality shows.

At March 05, 2009 5:53 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

That's my girl!

At March 05, 2009 6:07 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

shucks..I missed it!

At March 05, 2009 6:20 PM, Blogger dmarks said...

Thanks to posts like this, and turmoil in the Fox schedule as "24" and "House" get shoved around, I know that we are in the middle of a season of "American Idol".

At March 05, 2009 6:31 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

The only time I watch Idol is when it's on The Soup.

At March 05, 2009 8:49 PM, Blogger Ananda girl said...

Oops. Missed it.

At March 05, 2009 8:54 PM, Blogger Ananda girl said...

Off subject, but saw this and thought of you and Kinky. It was written by a monk who was doing translations on the back of a manuscript.


I and Pangur Ban my cat

'Tis like a task we are at
Hunting mice is his delight
Hunting words I sit all night

Better far than praise of men
'Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill will
He too plies his simple skill.

When a mouse darts from its den
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.
---9th Century Monastic Poem

At March 06, 2009 9:19 AM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: Probably more than we think.

BeckEye: No *hee hees* for us then.
I suspected that they were just using her to boost the wildcard show ratings. It's the last straw for me. I'm through watching
this season.

Woman: We would've missed it too if we hadn't set the DVR. Believe me, you didn't miss much.

dmarks: I'm not watching the rest of this season. I'm through.

Brooke: It that the condensed version ;-)

Ananda girl: You didn't miss much.

Oh, thank you. That's such a sweet poem. To think that something so old still captures a sentiment relevant today.

Sure, nowadays we use keyboards, but writing is still the act of 'turning darkness into light.'

Thanks for sharing that.

At March 06, 2009 9:30 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i can honestly say i'm not an idolater...get it? idolater...BWAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA!

never seen an episode, but then if it's up against the beverly hillbillies or the andy griffith show, well....

At March 06, 2009 9:38 AM, Blogger cube said...

nanc: You crack me up.

At March 06, 2009 11:12 AM, Blogger BeckEye said...

By the way, I converted my Spanglish into proper Spanish, since you shamed me into it. You're such a bruja for pointing that out. :)

I still stand by putting adjectives before the noun. It's the American way.

At March 06, 2009 1:43 PM, Blogger dmarks said...

Cube: I've never watched "Idol", but I almost considered watching it when that Sangria guy with the haircrest that everyone hated was suddenly the most talked about man in the world. But I never watched it, and Sangria was voted off the island or whatever they do on that show.

At March 06, 2009 2:47 PM, Blogger cube said...

BeckEye: lol! I'm just keeping you honest. Do you really want to piss off your hispanic readership... you know, the ones that call you BeckOjo.

At March 06, 2009 2:52 PM, Blogger cube said...

dmarks: I remember. I had a fondness for Sanjaya not because he was much of a singer, but because his name was a word that rhymed with papaya. That came in a handy on several occasions ;-)

At March 07, 2009 10:13 AM, OpenID mksviews said...

Idol, is that thing still going. Ah well, hope you'all enjoy it.


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