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The Captain Is Embarrassed That He Watches Reality TV On FOX

With that being said, this week looks to be painfully wonderful on FOX.  Tonite was something that I have been dreading for a while:  The Beatles on American Idol.  While I’m not exactly an Idol fan, my lovely wife has been a fan of the Idol since the first season.  And as anyone in a long-term relationship know, you end up watching what your significant other enjoys.1

Until now I’ve had no problem watching the contestants on Idol butcher Gwen Stefani or Bon Jovi .  These artists already suck, so no damage done.  But I take offense when they take the hatchet to Paul and John.  Chickeasy’s was the only performance that didn’t make me want to punch Michael Jackson in the face for leasing Idol the broadcast rights.  The Mormon kid actually did a cover of Stevie Wonder’s cover of “We Can Work It Out.”  Ridiculous!

The only saving grace for me was that FOX continually broadcast a preview of tomorrow nite’s Moment Of Truth .  Normally this would make me less inclined to watch said show.  However, I actually know the guy on the hotseat tomorrow nite.  His name is Mike Greenland and he graduated from my high school two years before me.  Mike was B.M.O.C. at Hazelwood West back in the early 1990’s.

I’m gonna try as hard as I can not to take any personal satisfaction while watching Moment of Truth tomorrow nite.  But watching Mr. High School Cool admit to cheating on his wife on television might actually make me feel slightly better about myself.  Petty?  Yes.  Highly Entertaining?  Hell Yes!  I guess reality television on FOX brings out the worst in everyone.


The Captain

1  To be fair, Megan has sat through many a Cardinals game with a smile on her face.  I guess there are far worse things in life than American Idol.

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