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Posted on 01/12/2009 5:57:19 AM PST by silent_jonny

American Idol 2009

For Ladyinred


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To: silent_jonny; conservativebabe

I like M. Night Shyamadouche.


3,701 posted on 02/03/2009 7:22:53 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten; silent_jonny

look at Millennium douche

he’s a rainbow!!!


3,702 posted on 02/03/2009 7:25:24 PM PST by conservativebabe (awaiting inspiration for a new tagline)
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To: silent_jonny; conservativebabe

Obviously, I’m a woman, but that website would make me so mad if I were a man. Because so many of the women are off the charts gorgeous and the guys are sooooo loser-y!

Everything about the guys radiates, “I AM GOING TO HIT ON YOUR FRIEND WHEN YOU GET UP AND GO TO THE BATHROOM! I WILL LOVE YOU UNTIL SOMETHING SHINY COMES BY AND DISTRACTS ME OR I SEE MY REFLECTION!!! I’M GOING TO ACT LIKE A DRUNKEN FRAT IDIOT UNTIL I AM LEGAL BARRED FROM DOING SO!!!”


3,703 posted on 02/03/2009 7:28:54 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten
{Sigh} I knew it. Always the little sister.

If it makes you feel better, if you were wearing heels you would be taller than me :)

3,704 posted on 02/03/2009 7:29:41 PM PST by silent_jonny ("All I want is to enter my house justified" - Joel McCrea, Ride The High Country)
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To: conservativebabe

He looks like he fell asleep with his head in the toaster oven.


3,705 posted on 02/03/2009 7:29:58 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: silent_jonny

It really doesn’t. LOLOLOL


3,706 posted on 02/03/2009 7:30:45 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: silent_jonny
in Willy Wonka text,LOL...in honor of A I Golden Ticket! :)

3,707 posted on 02/03/2009 7:30:58 PM PST by Majie Purple ( Testing...1,2,3,testing...)
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To: silent_jonny

Oops! Sorry so guargantisized.


3,708 posted on 02/03/2009 7:33:22 PM PST by Majie Purple ( Testing...1,2,3,testing...)
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To: retrokitten

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!


3,709 posted on 02/03/2009 7:35:01 PM PST by conservativebabe (awaiting inspiration for a new tagline)
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To: conservativebabe

Wheat Stalks is one of my personal favs. He’s beyond descriptions.

http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com/2009/01/wheatstalks-and-snow-capped-mountain.html


3,710 posted on 02/03/2009 7:37:01 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: conservativebabe

This is a better one, plus it has links to other Wheat Stalks pictures, so you know the hair isn’t a fluke.

http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com/2008/12/douchiest-hair-wheatstalks.html


3,711 posted on 02/03/2009 7:38:41 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten

the names he calls these guys is almost funnier than the pics.

haha


3,712 posted on 02/03/2009 7:39:45 PM PST by conservativebabe (awaiting inspiration for a new tagline)
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To: conservativebabe

I know! I don’t know how he keeps coming up with this stuff.


3,713 posted on 02/03/2009 7:42:32 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: conservativebabe

alternate name for the website was...

collection of worlds smallest penises


3,714 posted on 02/03/2009 7:47:30 PM PST by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr

ROTFL!!


3,715 posted on 02/03/2009 7:49:50 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: wallcrawlr

ROTFL!!


3,716 posted on 02/03/2009 7:49:51 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten; silent_jonny

good night

see ya tomorrow!


3,717 posted on 02/03/2009 8:01:22 PM PST by conservativebabe (awaiting inspiration for a new tagline)
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To: conservativebabe; silent_jonny

I’m out, too. I think we lost Jonny a while ago. LOL


3,718 posted on 02/03/2009 8:01:59 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: silent_jonny

Somegayewwww! aka sanjaya.


3,719 posted on 02/03/2009 8:15:31 PM PST by Majie Purple ( Testing...1,2,3,testing...)
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To: silent_jonny; maggief; All

Did the blind guy make it through?

And I’m ready to shoot Von The Yeller and Nick/No’man (borrowed from maggief)

As far as favorites, I really haven’t been able to get much of a feeling this season, but Downey Jr. is good early pick.


3,720 posted on 02/03/2009 10:33:04 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: silent_jonny

LOL! LOVE the kitten pic! And those little furbits are waaaaay cuter than Skank Girl (though not as cute as she *thinks* she is).

Love your little synopses, SJ. They are always great. “Bring your pole tomorrow....”

*snort!*


3,721 posted on 02/03/2009 11:19:44 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Q: How many Obamas does it take to change a light bulb? A: THAT'S NOT FUNNY!)
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To: conservativebabe
I loathe bikini chick with a great white passion.
I hate her for all the girls out there whose boyfriends she has stolen.
I hate her for all those yet to be stolen

Don't hate her because she's a slut,
or just because she has a fantastic butt.
Yeah, with your boyfriend she might have a short fling,
but that doesn't mean she can't sing!

3,722 posted on 02/04/2009 3:36:25 AM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: retrokitten
That’s cause he’s a male skank. A mank?

LOL! Or maybe, a Smank!

3,723 posted on 02/04/2009 3:47:09 AM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: retrokitten
Yeah, but every 12 year old boy will be texting for her like mad.

Wait a minute! Can I just say something in bikini girl's defense...?

It's the BOTTOM end of her notes that matter, BUTT also have a timbering quality, which really surpASS none.

Thank you. I hope she does bring a pole next week.

3,724 posted on 02/04/2009 3:57:51 AM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
As far as favorites, I really haven’t been able to get much of a feeling this season, but Downey Jr. is good early pick.

I'm gald it wasn't just me, that others think he looks like Downey jr, too. :)

They still aren't showing us a lot of these people. Just the same ones they showed us during auditions. We will have sleepers again, plus the plants, minus a few plants that developed root rot and are discarded.

3,725 posted on 02/04/2009 4:04:40 AM PST by Netizen
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To: silent_jonny

Sorry I missed the fun last night, I was working at the church on the festival this weekend. I may not be here tonight either but hope to be back on track next week.


3,726 posted on 02/04/2009 5:49:05 AM PST by twin2
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To: Majie Purple
Oops! Sorry so guargantisized.

:)

3,727 posted on 02/04/2009 5:52:05 AM PST by silent_jonny ("All I want is to enter my house justified" - Joel McCrea, Ride The High Country)
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To: silent_jonny
They liked that singing? It sounded like an air-raid siren.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought so -- what was with the "standing 'O'"? She completely went over the top on that song, and showed no "connection" to the music whatsoever.

In the auditions phase, that would have made one of the "worst" montages.

3,728 posted on 02/04/2009 5:56:49 AM PST by kevkrom ("The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.")
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To: twin2

You missed glitter night :(

LOL ;)

3,729 posted on 02/04/2009 5:57:30 AM PST by silent_jonny ("All I want is to enter my house justified" - Joel McCrea, Ride The High Country)
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To: retrokitten; conservativebabe
I’m out, too. I think we lost Jonny a while ago. LOL

I was so traumatized by Wheatstalks, I had to leave

LMAO!

Does that site seriously have a book out??'

Makes a great Christmas gift :)

3,730 posted on 02/04/2009 6:00:46 AM PST by silent_jonny ("All I want is to enter my house justified" - Joel McCrea, Ride The High Country)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

3,731 posted on 02/04/2009 6:03:34 AM PST by silent_jonny ("All I want is to enter my house justified" - Joel McCrea, Ride The High Country)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I believe blind guy did make it through. They spent about 1/0000059 of a second on it.


3,732 posted on 02/04/2009 6:07:36 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: sirchtruth

Smank is good too


3,733 posted on 02/04/2009 6:08:00 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: silent_jonny

awwwww...I will try to catch up on the thread while the tivo runs:)


3,734 posted on 02/04/2009 6:11:28 AM PST by twin2
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To: silent_jonny
Yes, he does really have a book! They will give anyone a book deal....anyone except me. He was sued by 3 of the girls who were in it. The Smoking Gun has the whole complaint.

OCTOBER 23--Angered that their photos appear in "Hot Chicks with Douchebags," three New Jersey women have sued the book's author and publisher, claiming that the "vulgar" title has unfairly tarred them as "females who date dubious men."

Um...no, the photos did that.

3,735 posted on 02/04/2009 6:13:52 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten
Awww...feel better, big’ol_freeper!

I called the White House and Obama says he will get right on it and I will feel better today.

3,736 posted on 02/04/2009 6:20:02 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (You tell me that you've got everything you want, And your bird can sing, But you don't get me)
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To: silent_jonny

LOL!
Cool beans!
Happy Warm & Sparklee Wednesday!
:)
See Ya later!
:)


3,737 posted on 02/04/2009 8:32:15 AM PST by Majie Purple ( Testing...1,2,3,testing...)
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To: retrokitten
Show was, well..strange.. last night..did we actually get to see/learn anything..other than about 25 minutes of commercials and promos?

BTW..do you have a quick..like 2 or 3 line..synopsis of this season's format...how many in the next round..when they're cut..etc?

3,738 posted on 02/04/2009 8:45:46 AM PST by ken5050 (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin!!)
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*


3,739 posted on 02/04/2009 8:53:52 AM PST by girlscout
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To: big'ol_freeper

LOL!


3,740 posted on 02/04/2009 9:26:36 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: ken5050
did we actually get to see/learn anything..other than about 25 minutes of commercials and promos?

No. I thought it was horrible.

As for the changes, there is going to be an extra Hollywood week. Also, from USA Today:

Thirty-six hopefuls, up from 24, will be chosen for February's semifinals, and wild-card picks — back for the first time since Season 3 — will let the judges put three singers into the top 12.

Starting Feb. 17, six male and six female semifinalists perform each week for three weeks, with the top man and woman in viewer votes moving to the finals, along with the next highest vote-getter.

3,741 posted on 02/04/2009 9:34:01 AM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten

Aha..that explains it..show us LESS now, in order to have MORE to show us later..as usual..they find a way to screw with success


3,742 posted on 02/04/2009 11:19:35 AM PST by ken5050 (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin!!)
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To: retrokitten
Starting Feb. 17, six male and six female semifinalists perform each week for three weeks, with the top man and woman in viewer votes moving to the finals, along with the next highest vote-getter.

I can see where this could be a recipe for disaster. They could put the top 6 into one group and 5 of them wouldn't make it, while those with lesser talent could be in other groups and make it. The could also put the 6 worst on one group and 1 of the worst would actually beat out someone that is better from a different group.

3,743 posted on 02/04/2009 11:28:17 AM PST by Netizen
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To: retrokitten

“Thirty-six hopefuls, up from 24, will be chosen for February’s semifinals, and wild-card picks — back for the first time since Season 3 — will let the judges put three singers into the top 12.”

Thanks for that info. I was confused about the number going into the semi-finals. So it’s 12 more than usual.

They seemed to be letting a lot of not-so-good people through last night. Everthing seemed speeded up and as someone above said—more commercials than content.

I had a few favorites (based on vey brief glimpses of them). I like the curly-haired Puerto Rican boy; the waif Rose Flack; the heavy black kid who sang the Stevie Wonder song absolutely pitch-perfect; bikini girl; blind guy, and Osmond kid. I hated rocker Emily, ghastly Norman (No-Man); pug-nosed screamer Von (didn’t his Mommy ever teach him how to use his inside voice?); and the Gay Weeper.

Also liked pipeline guy; Robert Downey, and Downey’s best friend.


3,744 posted on 02/04/2009 11:31:47 AM PST by Palladin (Congrats to Michael Steele!)
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To: silent_jonny
American Idol David Cook’s Debut CD Certified Platinum

David Cook’s Self Titled Debut CD is Certified Platinum by the RIAA for Sales Exceeding 1 Million Units

Last Season’s American Idol Winner Kicks off his first Headline tour “The Declaration Tour - 2009″ in Tallahassee, FL on February 13th.

Released on November 18th, 2008, David Cook (19 Recordings / RCA Records ) entered the Billboard charts at #3 and the digital album charts at #1, marking the best debut from an American Idol winner since 2006. Collectively the songs from David Cook have sold over 2 million tracks and ringtones combined. The first single, “Light On,” dominated the AOL Top 40 radio chart with 8 (non consecutive) weeks at #1 and is currently Top 10 at Hot AC radio and still growing. In late September “Light On” premiered on AOL Music’s pop culture news site, PopEater.com, receiving over 1 million plays in less than a week.

Cook’s coronation single, “The Time of My Life” recently went platinum, with over one million tracks sold. “The Time of My Life” is not only the biggest single debut but the highest selling coronation single in the show’s history. “The Time of My Life” also held the #1 position at mainstream AC radio for nearly 4 months straight. Cook is the 34th “American Idol” contestant to appear on a Billboard chart.

Cook kicked off 2009 by performing for troops during a USO tour. He visited seven different bases, singing songs off his self-titled album. SOURCE RCA Music Group

3,745 posted on 02/04/2009 3:04:52 PM PST by Netizen
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To: retrokitten

http://www.foxesonidol.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article2540.art&page=1

BACK TO SCHOOL

You might remember that David Cook was represented as quite the brain on American Idol. Cook is going to have a chance to recharge those intellectual batteries, in a way. Your reigning American Idol is going back to school. Several schools in fact – to rock them!

“There’s something inherently nostalgic about playing college shows. So many amazing acts used to do it, so it’s nice to be able to bring that ideal back, in some small way,” Cook told Reuters.

The college tour begins at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, on February 13, 2009. Then he’ll be making another 37 stops before the final show at University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK on April 25.

It’s an aggressive schedule, but Cook is optimistic. “Touring on a bus beats what we used to do, which was cram five guys into a seven passenger van for one show, 13 hours away,” he added.

Kelly Clarkson was hoping All I Ever Wanted would shake off the ennui left by My December. She wants to show the world that she can have another platinum selling album. It looks like she’s well on her way, as “My Life Would Suck Without You” is already number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and on iTunes in downloads (not to mention doing well on Amazon.com.

Not surprised is songwriter Dr. Luke, who admits Kelly is a bit of a muse for him. “After ‘Since U Been Gone,’ we wrote all these songs for Kelly,” Dr. Luke explained to EW.com. “This one, which I think is the first single – we had the chorus a while ago and added the verse more recently.” “It’s sick,” he added. “She sings a song in two hours and kills it. You’re just like, ‘Holy sh—.’ She has powerful lungs. She’s like the Lance Armstrong of vocal cords.”

THE THRILL OF VICTORY

Everyone, and I mean everyone, is buzzing about Jennifer Hudson’s amazing rendition of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. At first it was because the soul-stirring rendition left viewers and attendees alike slack-jawed and teary-eyed at the same time.

Since then some reports have surfaced that she lip-synched. Ricky Minor, American Idol’s music director and the producer of the track, says this is not unusual. “That’s the right way to do it. There are too many variables to go live. I would never recommend any artist go live because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance.”

Despite the fact that this is a common practice in huge stadiums like Raymond James, where the acoustics are horrendous and the sound bounces off the cavernous walls in distracting ways for a singer, some people are crying foul. Artists who perform in such stadiums (like U2 and Madonna) make heavy use of backing tracks, and Faith Hill, whose “America the Beautiful” preceded Hudson, also used a backing track.

What many people don’t know is that the National Football League has required Super Bowl performers to pre-record their songs since 1993, when Garth Brooks threatened to walk off the stage mere minutes before he was set to perform if NBC did not play his new video. The NFL would have been left with nothing if Brooks had followed through. (Ultimately, NBC agreed to play a part of the video, and the game itself was rolled back three minutes.) Since then, the NFL has made a practice of having a backup. So Hudson, Hill, and Minor were simply following orders.

Those in attendance say they definitely heard Jennifer singing live. Viewers say they could tell by her breathing that she was projecting something. Could she have been singing above the pre-recorded track? Neither JHud nor the NFL has responded to date.

THE FABULOUS CASTRO BROTHERS

Well, we all know the story of Jason, the dreadlocked wonder whose mewling of “Mr. Tambourine Man” and stoner vibe has inserted him into the annals of Idol history. We are learning the story of Michael, the seemingly wilder, less “girly” Castro as he has begun his Idol journey.

One person who was blissfully unaware of either Castro was the producer and co-writer of Amar a Morir, Harrison Reiner. Reiner says he became familiar with Jason Castro and his stirring rendition of “Hallelujah” (while he still wanted to win) only by surfing the net! Reiner told the SB Independent, “I entered the word ‘Hallelujah’ – I didn’t know what would come up. And suddenly I see the face of this guy with dreads and I listened to him singing the song and thought, ‘Oh my god, this is amazing.’”

Reiner commissioned Jason to record the song for the Mexican/Colombian film’s soundtrack and Jason is getting critical raves, as he did when he performed the song on Idol. Meanwhile, Jason Castro’s MySpace page is getting nailed with traffic from viewers curious to know more about the enigmatic younger Castro.


3,746 posted on 02/04/2009 3:16:18 PM PST by Netizen
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To: retrokitten
Yeah, too skanky for Playboy. Maybe a “Girls Gone Wild” video. Or Juggs.

How in the world do YOU know about Juggs? It ain't because you were browsin' the perfume ads! LOL!

3,747 posted on 02/04/2009 3:36:50 PM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: retrokitten

You are something!! Where, or rather how did you find, “Hot Chicks With Douchebags?” I want lurid details!


3,748 posted on 02/04/2009 3:44:22 PM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: sirchtruth; silent_jonny
How in the world do YOU know about Juggs? It ain't because you were browsin' the perfume ads! LOL!

Actually, it's totally innocent. LOLOLOLOL

It's because of a scene in "Raising Arizona" and Jonny can back me up.

3,749 posted on 02/04/2009 4:20:45 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: sirchtruth
I want lurid details!

Again, I'm totally innocent! I followed a link on Dlisted.com. The guy's commentary had me laughing so hard!

3,750 posted on 02/04/2009 4:23:39 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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