Tuesday, August 01, 2006

How Many Idols Can We Have, Anyway?

I'm not a religious guy, but I seem to vaguely remember a Commandment about false idols (ok, so I googled "Ten Commandments"). But what about real idols? Let's see, we have American Idol, RockStar: SuperNova, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent (or not), and a couple of shows that ABC already cancelled. I thought American Idol was painful to watch; the others are worse, with their manufactured anguish and tension.

Some wit said that in the future, we will all have our 15 megabytes of fame. That's at least 14 megabytes too many.

Someone else had worried that our economy would devolve into us flipping burgers for each other. That will also not happen - instead, we will each be starring on a reality "talent" show while watching everyone else on other talent shows.

I love televison; I just can't stand what's on it.