The W
Views: 129166700
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
19.11.10 2025
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Okay, if THIS doesn't piss you off... Register and log in to post!
(2350 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (19 total)
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 107

Posts: 377/3063
EXP: 12781020
For next: 310333

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 188 days
Last activity: 164 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 5.9.02 1649.01
Reposted on: 5.9.09 1659.01
I wasn't sure if I should put this here or over in music, but I picked this one because I'm, um, better known over here.
From the Washington Post (although I got it from thismodernworld.com):

Because everything is about television and "American Idol" is the hottest thing on TV this summer, tonight's winner of Fox's create-a-pop-star competition has been invited to sing the national anthem at the Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 11 -- a day of mourning for the more than 3,000 victims of last year's terrorist attacks.

At the place where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech, where Marian Anderson was invited by the FDR administration to sing "America" after the Daughters of the American Revolution snubbed her for being black, the "American Idol" winner will make his or her appearance during the day-long ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the attacks -- six days before the first single by the newly minted superstar is released.

---

Is it just me, or are they treating this like sweeps week? I have class all day Wednesday, and I'll be very glad to be far away from a television.
Promote this thread!
Jaguar
Knackwurst
Level: 110

Posts: 751/3282
EXP: 14293587
For next: 115345

Since: 23.1.02
From: In a Blue State finally

Since last post: 291 days
Last activity: 93 days
#2 Posted on 5.9.02 1656.00
Reposted on: 5.9.09 1659.02
My response to this off the top of my head:

"Kudos to Bob from marketing. He did a bang-up job on this cross-promotion and lets all give him a hand. Now let's get to work on this 9/11 holiday thing. If we can make this into another holiday, I think we can all see a very nice cash cow in our future. Hell, we've already got 20 million "Have a happy 9/11!" cards ready to roll, so lets go buy us a few congressmen!"

Then I realize that sometimes I can be too cynical, and not everyone is in it just for the money.

-Jag

For some, it's about the sex too.
Tom Dean
Bockwurst
Level: 52

Posts: 437/573
EXP: 1022829
For next: 61019

Since: 30.8.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 4429 days
Last activity: 3799 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 5.9.02 1730.14
Reposted on: 5.9.09 1732.32
I heard that other musicians that do tribute and benefit concerts are ALSO in the business of selling records!!!

I also suspect that some politicians who appear at the ceremonies may be doing so in the hope that their constituents will think they're nice people and vote for them as a result!!!
Bizzle Izzle
Bockwurst
Level: 51

Posts: 118/564
EXP: 1004605
For next: 9340

Since: 26.6.02
From: New Jersey, USA

Since last post: 607 days
Last activity: 607 days
#4 Posted on 5.9.02 1730.23
Reposted on: 5.9.09 1754.46
I just really, really, REALLY hope that girl remembers the words and does not butcher one of my absolute favorite songs. I think it's very cheesy and in poor taste, but I am not surprised by anything Fox does anymore. For weeks now I've been reading all these articles about how the networks are going without commercials, and the broadcasts will be toned down and more somber for 11 Sep. Oh well, I guess not.

I won't be watching it anyway, so I'll have to read the recaps and see how she did. I'll be skipping most, if not all, of the broadcast ceremonies. 11 Sep 01 is not a day I want to re-live, especially with garbage productions like "American Idol"
Tom Dean
Bockwurst
Level: 52

Posts: 438/573
EXP: 1022829
For next: 61019

Since: 30.8.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 4429 days
Last activity: 3799 days
AIM:  
#5 Posted on 5.9.02 1931.55
Reposted on: 5.9.09 1939.43
Just to make you look even more stupid than you already do for complaining about such a ridiculous thing...

Fire up your WinMX or Kazaa, and search for "Kelly Clarkson Star-Spangled Banner".
eviljonhunt81
Pepperoni
Level: 68

Posts: 491/1084
EXP: 2717127
For next: 11687

Since: 6.1.02
From: not Japan

Since last post: 4111 days
Last activity: 4108 days
#6 Posted on 5.9.02 2002.51
Reposted on: 5.9.09 2003.55
so, he looks stupid because somebody has sang the Star Spangled Banner before?
Jubuki
Kolbasz
Level: 48

Posts: 271/482
EXP: 792269
For next: 31279

Since: 16.7.02

Since last post: 5516 days
Last activity: 5499 days
#7 Posted on 5.9.02 2250.29
Reposted on: 5.9.09 2259.03
Could it really be as bad as the girl who sang it at the All-Star Game? "Came true through the night..."
ges7184
Lap cheong
Level: 79

Posts: 355/1496
EXP: 4404831
For next: 174656

Since: 7.1.02
From: Birmingham, AL

Since last post: 232 days
Last activity: 204 days
#8 Posted on 5.9.02 2317.52
Reposted on: 5.9.09 2329.01
I'm not sure why I'm suppose to care who sings the national anthem at this 9/11 thing. From what I understand, she has talent, so it shouldn't be a problem.

What is pissing me off is everyone looking for a reason to be offended about something over 9/11. (in fact, I'm pretty much tired of 9/11 all together, enough all ready!) I'm probably going to avoid the TV's 9/11, as I've seen the buildings fall way too many times all ready, and I think just about everything that can be said has been said. And quite frankly, we've had more than enough ceremonies about this (though if that's what the victim's families want to do, fine by me, but I don't have to watch). I keep hearing about moving on, when are we going to do it?
Jaguar
Knackwurst
Level: 110

Posts: 761/3282
EXP: 14293587
For next: 115345

Since: 23.1.02
From: In a Blue State finally

Since last post: 291 days
Last activity: 93 days
#9 Posted on 5.9.02 2325.08
Reposted on: 5.9.09 2329.03
Yeah, I hear the rest of you guys, and that first post was just off the top of my head. But it really does kind of piss me off that it seems like they're going to commercialize the whole thing. If they don't, and she just sings, then it's cool, I guess. Then I'll be able to say, "It could've been worse. It could've been Britney."

-Jag
Tom Dean
Bockwurst
Level: 52

Posts: 441/573
EXP: 1022829
For next: 61019

Since: 30.8.02
From: New York, NY

Since last post: 4429 days
Last activity: 3799 days
AIM:  
#10 Posted on 5.9.02 2343.53
Reposted on: 5.9.09 2352.09

    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    so, he looks stupid because somebody has sang the Star Spangled Banner before?


Insofar as someone speculated that she wouldn't know the words, yes. Also, she does one hell of a job.
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 128

Posts: 284/4700
EXP: 24135077
For next: 246689

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 2393 days
Last activity: 847 days
#11 Posted on 6.9.02 0611.01
Reposted on: 6.9.09 0612.59
For the record, I do beleive that the organization sponsoring the event at the Lincoln Memorial invited Fox to send the American Idol, not Fox going out in search of more opportunities. That doesn't necessarily make it better, but let's not throw Fox under the bus this time.
MoeGates
Boudin blanc
Level: 94

Posts: 601/2262
EXP: 8190386
For next: 166302

Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 4 days
#12 Posted on 6.9.02 0839.45
Reposted on: 6.9.09 0841.19
I guess this means Rosanne is out...
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 128

Posts: 285/4700
EXP: 24135077
For next: 246689

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 2393 days
Last activity: 847 days
#13 Posted on 6.9.02 0931.56
Reposted on: 6.9.09 0942.44

    Originally posted by MoeGates
    I guess this means Rosanne is out...


No, it's all about Carl Lewis.
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 225

Posts: 1257/17192
EXP: 172030288
For next: 1501966

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#14 Posted on 7.9.02 1427.10
Reposted on: 7.9.09 1427.47
And I'm really tired of that singing cop! He's a cop and he sings! Well I'm tired of it! Who is with me?
eviljonhunt81
Pepperoni
Level: 68

Posts: 498/1084
EXP: 2717127
For next: 11687

Since: 6.1.02
From: not Japan

Since last post: 4111 days
Last activity: 4108 days
#15 Posted on 7.9.02 1440.39
Reposted on: 7.9.09 1442.11
Was he the one that sang at the World Series last year? I thought that was a fireman. Regardless, we already had a singing cop in this country, but I think he's dead now.
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 116

Posts: 608/3719
EXP: 17305490
For next: 18655

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 19 days
Last activity: 3 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#16 Posted on 8.9.02 2039.45
Reposted on: 8.9.09 2050.41

    Originally posted by CRZ
    And I'm really tired of that singing cop! He's a cop and he sings! Well I'm tired of it! Who is with me?


I am with you.

Anytime there is a patriotic song to be sung, he is singing it. Does he actually do any police work anymore?
Freeway
Scrapple
Level: 113

Posts: 657/3504
EXP: 15795056
For next: 23553

Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 1428 days
Last activity: 1116 days
#17 Posted on 8.9.02 2137.58
Reposted on: 8.9.09 2148.03

    Originally posted by pieman

      Originally posted by CRZ
      And I'm really tired of that singing cop! He's a cop and he sings! Well I'm tired of it! Who is with me?


    I am with you.

    Anytime there is a patriotic song to be sung, he is singing it. Does he actually do any police work anymore?



"Hey, Singing Cop! Somebody's stealing the Sears Tower!"
"Not now, dammit, I'm singing!"
DJ FrostyFreeze
Scrapple
Level: 113

Posts: 609/3463
EXP: 15520594
For next: 298015

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 18 days
Last activity: 2 days
#18 Posted on 9.9.02 1038.33
Reposted on: 9.9.09 1050.39
Boooo.
Socks
Landjager
Level: 63

Posts: 201/889
EXP: 1988177
For next: 108986

Since: 25.6.02
From: Ottawa

Since last post: 662 days
Last activity: 538 days
#19 Posted on 9.9.02 1800.48
Reposted on: 9.9.09 1805.45

    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by MoeGates
      I guess this means Rosanne is out...


    No, it's all about Carl Lewis.



ARGH.....
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Nationalism
Next thread: If this doesn't piss you off, you're beyond hope.
Previous thread: A Test...
(2350 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Okay, if THIS doesn't piss you off...Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.362 seconds.