I am tired of people asking me if I watch American Idol. I don't. I don't watch American Idol because I believe it simply encourages the production of crap pop songs across America. Don't the American people deserve better than another rendition of "I Believe the Children Are Our Future"? Don't American people want better than that?
Some people, when faced with the possibility that the songs performed on American Idol are terrible covers of crap pop songs state that they watch it to see what "Simon says". How they can sit through hours of Ryan Seacrest, that horrible music they constantly play in the background, and the hours of commercials to hear a witty comment by Simon, I'll never know.
So, America, here are some alternatives to watching American Idol. I promise you'll be better off:
1. Go buy the new Belle and Sebastian cd, The Life Pursuit, if you're looking for some pretty pop songs. Or the new Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood.
2. Listen to some Bill Hicks comedy, if you're looking for just the right blend of offensive humor and sarcasm.
3. Rent the first season of Freaks and Geeks.
4. Watch Scrubs instead.
If anyone else has any more suggestions, feel free to let me know.