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70. Yeah, no entertainment allowed! We're supposed to be constantly angry!
No play, we must work!

No fun allowed! Life should be hell!


You know, I really hate posts like this. I for one see absolutely no reason to live in constant misery.

BTW: I'm not into "American Idol", but I do respect it because it is fairly decent, non-lowbrow family entertainment. Not to sound like a prude (far from it), but I see nothing wrong with TV shows that whole families can watch together that aren't overtly stupid or trashy.
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  -Why the f*ck is there an "American Idol"? Dangerman  Dec-10-06 04:06 PM   #0 
  - Uh, okay  KingFlorez   Dec-10-06 04:07 PM   #1 
  - I've never seen it, but it's very popular.  Buzz Clik   Dec-10-06 04:09 PM   #2 
  - It's not my cup of tea  terrya   Dec-10-06 04:12 PM   #3 
  - I get Philippines satelite, and they have "Filipino idol" too.  oblivious   Dec-10-06 04:16 PM   #6 
  - Relax, it's just a silly TV show  Gatchaman   Dec-10-06 04:13 PM   #4 
  - I like it. What, no one is supposed to enjoy being entertained  babylonsister   Dec-10-06 04:14 PM   #5 
  - American Idol goes beyond CSI  hfojvt   Dec-10-06 04:27 PM   #10 
  - but Star Search (in the same vein as Ted Mack's Amateur Hour  Sydnie   Dec-10-06 09:04 PM   #26 
     - Yes, I do remember "Make Me Laugh"  Fighting Irish   Dec-11-06 07:11 PM   #71 
        - I don't remember who the host was  Sydnie   Dec-11-06 07:51 PM   #74 
  - TV news doesn't have that much to do with news anyway. n/t  elperromagico   Dec-11-06 03:34 PM   #56 
  - You wanted more wrestling, maybe? Don't expect anything real  valerief   Dec-10-06 04:16 PM   #7 
  - I agree it sucks, but if it weren't there  nam78_two   Dec-10-06 04:23 PM   #8 
  - Maybe, because some people like gameshows.  ContraBass Black   Dec-10-06 04:26 PM   #9 
  - Bread and circuses  kedrys   Dec-10-06 04:30 PM   #11 
  - Shitty sitcoms have been doing that for the last several decades  Fighting Irish   Dec-11-06 07:13 PM   #72 
  - Actually, American Idle makes pretty good...  blueDachi   Dec-10-06 04:33 PM   #12 
  - Yep....I like the Auditions better than the actual show.  BlueJazz   Dec-10-06 04:47 PM   #16 
  - Unfortunately there are a lot of people who fake their way  spoony   Dec-11-06 02:57 AM   #39 
  - Hi blueDachi!!  newyawker99   Dec-11-06 02:50 PM   #47 
  - People like it. A lot of people. That's how democracy works.  mondo joe   Dec-10-06 04:34 PM   #13 
  - What about "American Dreamz"?  Treclo   Dec-10-06 04:40 PM   #14 
  - American Idol does really, really suck.  MrSlayer   Dec-10-06 04:41 PM   #15 
  - Because republicans have all but done away with socio-economic upward mobility....  BlooInBloo   Dec-10-06 04:53 PM   #17 
  - You know,  edhopper   Dec-10-06 05:05 PM   #18 
  - Panem et Circenses!  Golden Raisin   Dec-10-06 05:18 PM   #19 
  - Well, you could apply this to history.....  Bakunin   Dec-10-06 05:20 PM   #20 
  - Don't forget how "Solid Gold" paved the way for the Grenada invasion.  Telly Savalas   Dec-10-06 10:50 PM   #28 
  - Watergate would never have happened if "The Chicago Teddy Bears"  bullwinkle428   Dec-12-06 10:16 AM   #81 
  - Hi Bakunin!!  newyawker99   Dec-11-06 02:52 PM   #48 
  - And why do their albums (CD's) sell??  Loge23   Dec-10-06 06:29 PM   #21 
  - I must have terrible taste then, some of the winners have been great  Bluebear   Dec-10-06 06:32 PM   #23 
  - And Diana is making it big on Broadway too  Sydnie   Dec-10-06 08:57 PM   #25 
  - Jennifer Hudson  cmkramer   Dec-10-06 09:59 PM   #27 
  - The movie did terribly though  Fighting Irish   Dec-11-06 07:18 PM   #73 
  - Heaven forbid human beings are actually entertained!  Bluebear   Dec-10-06 06:31 PM   #22 
  - Someone's off their meds.  seriousstan   Dec-10-06 07:59 PM   #24 
  - I agree, but for different reasons  kgfnally   Dec-11-06 12:37 AM   #29 
  - not all of us enjoy crap like Idol  Skittles   Dec-11-06 03:23 AM   #40 
  - Your school band had uniforms? Wow, man...  jmowreader   Dec-11-06 03:30 AM   #41 
  - Don't be daft. Like Rupert Murdoch invented television.  WinkyDink   Dec-11-06 12:39 AM   #30 
  - Because he doesn't like American Idol.  girl gone mad   Dec-11-06 04:42 PM   #62 
  - It's mindless and silly  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-11-06 01:02 AM   #31 
  - ITA  shanti   Dec-11-06 01:11 AM   #32 
  - Most people prefer not to discuss politics or social issues in general at work....  Mike Daniels   Dec-12-06 10:12 AM   #80 
     - most people??  shanti   Dec-12-06 09:49 PM   #85 
  - You could say this about any TV show that draws a good rating  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-11-06 02:14 AM   #33 
  - Why not use this popular format for elections?  leftstreet   Dec-11-06 02:23 AM   #34 
  - No, they would vote exactly as they do now,  elperromagico   Dec-11-06 03:30 PM   #54 
  - The only thing that bugs me about AI is that more people vote  SeattleGirl   Dec-11-06 02:29 AM   #35 
  - That's not really true.  elperromagico   Dec-11-06 03:33 PM   #55 
  - Because it's easy to distract mammals with bright, shiny, glittery things.  impeachdubya   Dec-11-06 02:32 AM   #36 
  - Because Label and Media consolidation killed Rock n Roll  threadkillaz   Dec-11-06 02:39 AM   #37 
  - Because Americans are stupid  Reterr   Dec-11-06 02:52 AM   #38 
  - People watch it  Raine   Dec-11-06 04:13 AM   #42 
  - Hey, I liked this guy.  AtomicKitten   Dec-11-06 04:55 AM   #43 
  - For people tp Worship...  Hubert Flottz   Dec-11-06 05:07 AM   #44 
  - Same reasons there's NASCAR, football, Boston Legal, or any other television show.  MadHound   Dec-11-06 05:39 AM   #45 
  - It speaks more about the American music consumer than it does their politics  izzybeans   Dec-11-06 07:38 AM   #46 
  - We are the American Idle.  Dora   Dec-11-06 02:53 PM   #49 
  - Circus, we only need some bread  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-11-06 02:57 PM   #50 
  - Why the fuck is there anything on TV but news?  Goblinmonger   Dec-11-06 02:59 PM   #51 
  - Politics and the war are just a fucking distraction from American Idol.  mondo joe   Dec-11-06 04:48 PM   #65 
  - A person can watch 'Idol' and still keep abreast of politics and world affairs.  MacGregor   Dec-11-06 03:25 PM   #52 
  - Elliott . . .  Bluebear   Dec-11-06 03:27 PM   #53 
  - I've never understood how mortals can worship fellow mortals...  KansDem   Dec-11-06 03:36 PM   # 
  - I enjoy it.  tinfoilinfor2005   Dec-11-06 03:36 PM   #57 
  - You know one way I believe that would end war with the exception  Cleita   Dec-11-06 03:40 PM   #58 
  - Its been a whole day before someone got sanctimonious about the trivial!  rinsd   Dec-11-06 03:40 PM   #59 
  - Gotta admit  itsjustme   Dec-11-06 03:54 PM   #60 
  - All reality shows are crap. At least AI doesn't mascarade as "News" and  The Count   Dec-11-06 03:57 PM   #61 
  - But Idol is only on for five months--what about "House" or "Desperate Housewives"?  WI_DEM   Dec-11-06 04:43 PM   #63 
  - so I have to think about Chimp 24-7?  npincus   Dec-11-06 04:48 PM   #64 
  - its entertainment??? why dont you attack baseball, football, music too  LSK   Dec-11-06 04:49 PM   #66 
  - I love American Idol.  Miss Chybil   Dec-11-06 05:04 PM   #67 
  - Because people like singers. The human voice is the most  Turn CO Blue   Dec-11-06 07:00 PM   #68 
  - Because enough people enjoy it and watch it  slackmaster   Dec-11-06 07:02 PM   #69 
  - Yeah, no entertainment allowed! We're supposed to be constantly angry!  Fighting Irish   Dec-11-06 07:06 PM   #70 
  - It does include a lowbrow element.  ContraBass Black   Dec-11-06 07:53 PM   #75 
     - I thought about that  Fighting Irish   Dec-11-06 08:30 PM   #76 
  - I'm just surprised it's still running...  DarkTirade   Dec-12-06 04:31 AM   #77 
  - It's actually gotten more popular each season  cmkramer   Dec-12-06 11:53 AM   #83 
     - Really? I don't know a single person who has watched it since the third  DarkTirade   Dec-12-06 06:22 PM   #84 
  - "American Idol" is not the problem, it's the news that covers it  Ian_rd   Dec-12-06 09:52 AM   #78 
  - Might as well ask why is there an equivalent of "Idol" in every major country?  Mike Daniels   Dec-12-06 10:07 AM   #79 
  - i don't think idol...  fhqwhgads   Dec-12-06 11:17 AM   #82 
  - I personally hate the show...  NaturalHigh   Dec-12-06 11:57 PM   #86 
  - It's a crap show and mindless drivel, I hate it, BUT  ThsMchneKilsFascists   Dec-13-06 12:10 AM   #87 
  - Hate to break it to you, but television is the diversion.  Atman   Dec-13-06 12:13 AM   #88 
  - Blame the UK for American Idol...  and-justice-for-all   Dec-13-06 12:20 AM   #89 

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