Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Voice Crying Out

They're required to have American Idol on the big TV in the dining room during dinner, I suppose. It's probably a Federal regulation of some kind. Or perhaps they're losing their skivvies by offering complimentary dinner to their hotel guests and this is the best way they can think of to encourage people to find a meal elsewhere.

Does anyone really seriously watch this??

They have a "Hall of Shame" sort of deal where they show the worst of the worst contestants, those who were weeded out in the initial rounds (or whatever they do; God only knows I don't normally watch this tripe) and show how pathetic and inept they are. Then someone - the audience, the judge/stars, I don't know - picks the "winner" and the announcer says, "Unfortunately, [insert name here] isn't crazy enough to accept in person tonight..."

Okay, two points here. One is that the "terrible" contestants very likely don't sound any worse than the winners do without heavy mixing by sound engineers, but possess significantly less physical beauty; the second is that the winner of the "male worst vocalist" award was "Crazy Joe Somethingorother" and hey! Who'd a thunk?! He was crazy enough to accept in person! Hilarity ensues.

The hotel's most serious mistake is offering free wine and beer in the evening, which means I can drink as heavily as I need to in order to get through my dinner. Let's just say their wine-in-a-box bill is probably pretty high this week, and leave it at that.

Good night y'all. I'll be home tomorrow and back in the office Friday. Please be gentle, because I might be a little hung over.

1 Comments:

At May 25, 2006 4:38 PM, Blogger Bill D said...

HEY, BETH! JUST POPPING IN ON YA, HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME!

Oh, what's that you say? A hangover?

 

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