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Girl goes on hungerstrike over American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar
Posted: 21 March 2007 06:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi, my name is J. I have always been a big fan of American Idol, so like many people I was excited for the 6th season to start this year.

Aside from the initial debacle with contestant Antonella Barba, season 6 was starting to look like it may be actually very good. The big voices of Melinda Doolittle and LaKisha Jones, the innovative styling’s of Blake Lewis, and the smooth R&B of Phil Stacey are just a few of the hopefuls with immense potential.

However, there is one hinge in this broad spectrum of talent this year ... Sanjaya Malakar.

We have no problems with Sanjaya personally, he seems like a very personable and charming young man. However, he does NOT belong on American Idol. The judges faltered with their decision to place him in the 24, and American Idol voters have done even worse by keeping him on.

So until the day that Sanjya is no longer American Idol, I will be going on a hunger strike. This means I will refuse to eat anything until American Idol voters wise up, and stop voting Sanjya through each week.

Here you can read more and watch a video of her

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Posted: 21 March 2007 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Am I just experiencing deja vu, or did something like this happen last year?  Maybe not with Idol, but with another reality TV show.

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Posted: 21 March 2007 07:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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And if she would rather die, she had better do it, and decrease the surplus population of idiots. . .

Bah, humbug!  cheese

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Posted: 21 March 2007 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Maybe I should go on hungerstrike until American Idol itself is cancelled. I can’t stand that show.

Plus I need to lose weight, might as well do it for a cause.

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Posted: 21 March 2007 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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How can anyone actually care that much about a ‘reality’ show?

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Posted: 21 March 2007 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I go on hungerstrike until both Boo-babe and Carlotta have surrendered themselves to me…. cheese

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Posted: 21 March 2007 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The human capacity for stupidity is boundless.  This is a perfect demonstration.

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Posted: 21 March 2007 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Eh, bump her off now - save us the hassle of having to read about it in the ‘news’.

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Posted: 21 March 2007 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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That has got to be a joke.  I refuse to believe that she is actually doing the hunger strike.  Especially because there is a week in between idols getting booted.  Even if he’s the 2nd person off from this point, it’ll take 2 weeks. 

Saying that, I’m going to admit publicly that I do watch american idol.  I use to make fun of it all the time until I actually attempted to watch it a bit last year.  I realized that a lot of the contestants are actually incredibly talented.  Most of all though, I love thinking about the economics of the whole thing.  I find it interesting that contestants like sanjaya, who is not a particularly good singer and doesn’t have any stage presence, hangs on week after week because he’s considered cute to 12 year olds (who apparently haven’t noticed that he’s almost certainly gay) and have a sweet personality, when other much more talented contestants are voted off.  I also tend to wonder about elements that would change the show: for example, people voting for who they dislike the most, rather than voting for their favorites, or if everyone watching actually voted one time, rather than the 12-16 year olds that probably dominate the votes.  Also, I’ve wondered how the show would change if there were no judges to alter opinions.  I’ve also wondered about how things like looks and race play into the voting outcomes. 

Anyways, so I do watch American Idol, but with the brain of a huge nerd who is interested in the economic implications behind who the voters choose to keep around or boot off.

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Posted: 21 March 2007 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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*makes fun of Razela*

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Posted: 21 March 2007 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I hear enough about it from the women at work, I don’t need to watch it.  I’m just waiting for my semi-automatic rubber band gun to arrive.

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Posted: 21 March 2007 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Simon is going to say that this chick is absolutely crazy when he hears about it and the news will have a feild day saying that he’s a heartless pile of ... sludge? Eh, not sure of their exact words, but I’ll be forced to listen to people talking about it. -_-’ “Oh, Simon’s so mean! He’d rather let a person die than admit he was wrong!” *sigh* People should not care about this stuff!

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