Friday, May 09, 2008

Game's still on, but....

....I just gotta say, this Mormons-on-reality-shows thing is getting stale. It all boils down to:

"Dude, get the camera! I just spotted a babyfaced virgin who sings/dances/cooks/survives/eatscockroaches like a heathen!"


It's Britney, circa 1998. And we all know how that ended.

[Shudder.]

5 comments:

Carvel said...

Your mother & I aren't shuddering! To the contrary, we really enjoyed watching "American Idol" last night, & criticizing Simon, Paula, & what's-his-name, & I criticized the singers for some of the types of songs they selected, & their weaknesses otherwise. Your niece enjoyed it also.
Is David Archuleta LDS?

Carvel said...

I predict that the young woman will be eliminated tonight. But whether Mr. Cook or Mr. Archuleta will be #1, I won't speculate.
I don't really enjoy Archuleta's singing style, however.
Now, aren't you sorry you brought up this whole subject?

Marie said...

Yes, David Arhculeta is LDS.

I'm not saying these people are shudderous early on -- it's only *after* the cherub falls into the gutter with all the other celebrity guttersnipes (often ending up worse than the rest: bald in a seedy bar, forbidden to see his/her own children).

But at the beginning they are adorable! David is really cute, I have to admit, though I've only seen one episode's worth of his singing. I hope he doesn't turn into Britney, but he's got all the makings of a Britney disaster, including a pushy stage parent....

wynne said...

But he's so...shiny. And he still has a mission to go on, after all. Right? RIGHT? A MISSION WILL SAVE HIM! Two years' absence from the musical industry is career death.

Marie said...

Wynne -- He IS shiny and adorable and sweet and I just don't want to ever open the paper and see his black-eyed DUI mugshot. All America skips joyfully into the latest Disney movie, ready for pink, pink happiness but then unexpected fame wrings the heart of little Dumbo and I want my #%@!!?* money back.

I wonder if he will go on a mission? Talk about swooning droves of missionary-crush converts!