*disclaimer: this is just my opinion and nothing personal...
first... allow me to list the pros of the popular TV show, American Idol. #1. it's slightly entertaining to a point where you can make fun of other people and make you feel better about yourself. #2. uh.. well.... i guess that's about it. everything else is just depressing.
The cons... now, i could go on forever in this list so I'll point out 3 key issues. #1. it's pop music culture at its most disgusting state of existence. i have never seen the music industry and the television network simultaneously sink so low to make a buck or two off of public interest and a "talent show". i use "talent show" in quotes, because it references something i could've seen in high school.. no, no.. wait.. grade school. #2. the weakest link for wannabe singers with Paula Abdul and an equal opportunity third party in order to maintain PCness. nuff said. #3. what a way to ruin some good songs... poor al green. this show has just turned me off for the last time to the whole pursuit of my dream that started when I was 12, 10 years ago, when I saw Nirvana play for the first time.
you know... i have to add something else that kinda hits harder towards the mva's on MTV-- there's a saying [which I am going to bastardize right now] that goes: in lue of creativity, there is sexuality. meaning- as far as entertainment goes, with a lack of creativity, sexuality is exploited in order to divert the attention away from the extreme lack of creative effort- so we basically are "fooled" into taking interest in something that actually has no real valid weight in society nor credibility except for some person to fantasize about. it�s not real and it�s not healthy for you and the other human being. for example: i like britney spears. why? not cause she's a great singer - heh, ask ANY guy if they like her... you won't find them saying, "She's a great singer and has an amazing voice." Fuck that. they're full of shit if they say that and should be deported.
so i leave you with this thought:
your brain does not get uglier over the years, does not need plastic surgery, and never goes out of style.
use it... it does work. = )
with that and all of this said - visit my community and write with your mind = D