Thursday, April 16, 2009

Best I Will Put a Stop to This

People! Americans! Control yourselves!


Now I'm definitely not against Susan and I'm not against Britain's Got Talent operating as a place where everyone's got a shot and where the downtrodden-seeming have a chance to prove themselves. What I'm against is the way everyone is behaving. Quit posting on Facebook that this performance changed your life! Quit making it clear to us about all the crying you've been doing! What your posts need to say is "Again?!" Have you forgotten that this happened before? Less than two years ago? When that dopey guy came out on Britain's Got Talent that everyone thought was too dopey to be good but then he killed it on that song and everyone started posting it and mailing it around and telling each other that it made them cry?! Well I haven't forgotten about that, because I was one of those people . . . -ish! Hey, the world is full of dopey and frumpy people and some of them have talents and some work hard just like beautiful people sometimes have talents and sometimes work hard. Control yourselves! Don't go into complete hysterics every time one of them shows up on TV or the internet!

How are you going to be acting when this exact same thing happens next season?

I blame the judges for this mania, they were the first three people in the world who could have at least mentioned that this exact same sort of jaw-dropping Ugly Ducking performance totally happened before.

(If you haven't seen this spectacular youtube, check it out here, the embedding has been disabled so that's why you have to click through.)

(And this is the dopey guy you've all forced out of your memory.)

8 comments:

Cindy said...

She just needs a better hairdo and to tweeze those eyebrows for a few hours.

Scrumpestuous D said...

Amen to your comments, brig.

Cindy said...

You know, paint the barn a little bit.

Bek said...

i think subconsciously you're moved by this amazingly talented woman and have cloaked your admiration in sarcasm and humor. but you still shared the glad message, still passed the youtube around.

Brig said...

Read my words. I'm not not impressed with her, I'm just disappointed in the universe for not acknowledging that this exact same thing already happened on the exact same show.

Personally, I'm excited to see just how unattractive an amazing talent they find for next season.

Cindy said...

The more pictures I see, the more paint I'm realizing that the barn needs.

Natalie said...

I am on the same page Brigham! I thought this was a little de ja vu when I first heard about it!

Side of Jeffrey said...

ready for the new de ja vu? Now she's got the little kid (single mom raised him, typical sad story) up against her. Man two unlikelies in one season??? Sounds like they are cooking up some ratings.