Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"Thou shalt worship no false idols..."

Oh, for the love of Pete!

Am I the only person on this continent who doesn't give a rat's ass about who is left on American Idol?

It's bad enough that I hear about it on the entertainment shows (ET, Insider, etc), and the late-night talk shows. And every morning radio show seems to have some schmuck who is an A.I. "expert" that does me the favor of giving a 4-minute wrap-up of last night's show, as well as their well-informed opinion of who should win vs. who will win. And of course, the DJs have to chime in, too.

But for this to be the 2nd story on the Today show?!? Seriously! Are there really no more globally important things to discuss than how tragic it was that Chris got sent packing? Genocide in Darfur, perhaps? Yanno, the UK Prime Minister's on the verge of leaving office. Hey, I hear that some mountain in the South Pacific......

Surely, reporting on these types of topics -- however skimmingly -- would do more to better my outlook on the world than knowing that Katie Couric's daughter was crushed by America's decision on who should replace Kelly Clarkson to fill the radio waves, at least 4 times per hour.

Are we almost done? I can't help but be aware of the fact that we're down to 3 people. Thank God. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to hearing more substantial news.

And so help me, if Britney Spears' latest baby gaffe is the 2nd story on Today, I may put a heavy book through the screen.