Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Laid Back Thursday !

As if you didn't know, David Cook was last night's winner of American Idol besting young David Archuleta by 12 million votes. More than 97 million people voted in this year's contest and both singers were worthy of being finalists.

I don't watch any of the preliminary rounds of the contest mainly because Randy is anal, Paula is always in la-la land and, of course, Simon Cowell is an asshole. But once they're done milking the show of every drop of hype they can extract, I usually watch the finals.

I do, however, find it unfortunate that the nation is more dedicated to this type of soap opera mentality than to electing a president to run our country. Perhaps it's just a way for the people to escape the drudgery of today's horrible economy and everyday life.

My Wednesday trip to Socialville and AREA 51 was subdued and laid back by normal standards. In actuality, I never made it to Lakes Cafe. I stopped by my pal, Emilio's house on my way and I had forgotten the fact that the American Idol finals was on. We ended up watching the show and listening to the excellent array of performers.

Of course, by that time, our friend and spiritual advisor, Johnny Walker Black had arrived and suggested a game of dominoes. As I was still recovering from my Tuesday night escapades with the lovely Nicole, I actually welcomed a slower paced evening.

The Pictures: The pictures today are from Antarctica where a huge surge and subsequent wave broke through the ice and literally froze in midair. The temperature is so cold there that the water freezes the moment it come into contact with the air. Take a look.

This Date In History: 1455; England's 30-year War of the Roses begin with King Henry VI's Lancastrian forces defeated by the Yorkists in the Battle of St. Albans. 1939; German dictator Adolf Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini sign the "Pact of Steel" establishing a military alliance between their countries. 1972; Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. president to visit the USSR. 1992; Johnny Carson ends his thirty year reign as the popular host of television's "The Tonight Show." 2003; Golfer Annika Sorenstam tees up for the Colonial tournament, becoming the first woman to compete in a PGA Tour event since Babe Didrikson in 1945.

Birthdays: Richard Wagner, composer and conductor (1813), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, physician, novelist and detective-story writer, best known as the creator of the master sleuth, Sherlock Holmes (1859), Laurence Olivier, actor, producer and director (1907).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The

During mealtime on a flight on a British Airways plane, the flight attendant asked the man seated in the front row, "Would you like dinner?" The man asked, "What are my choices?" The flight attendant replied, "Yes or no."

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at a grocery store, but she couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a passing assistant, "Do these turkeys get any better?". The attendant replied, "I'm afraid not ma'am. they're dead."

A college teacher, reminding her pupils of tomorrow's exam, said, "Listen to me. I won't tolerate any excuses for missing this exam. I might consider a serious personal injury or a death in the family, but that's it! No other excuses whatsoever."

A smart-ass guy at the back of the room raised his hand and asked, "What would happen if I came in tomorrow suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?"

The entire class was reduced to laughter and sniggering. When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, "Well, I suppose you'd have to write the exam with the other hand."

                                 

That's it for today my little tootsie rolls. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

11 comments:

ksquester said...

Still laughing at the cartoon.   I didn't vote for American Idol, but was glad Cook won. I think Archuleta will have a great career too.  I was in shock that many people voted.  Anne

badge9408 said...

Now those were some nice "Jokes", I am still laughing!!

thanks;

Gary

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you updated on American Idol. I've been so busy I forgot to watch it! YEP....FORGOT! How absolutely UN-American of me!

Loved the jokes. Made me laugh! Have a good night.
Love, Pam xoxox

luvrte66 said...

I've often wondered about the "American Idol" gets more votes than the election thing, and I checked tonight: in the 2004 election, 122,267,553 votes were cast, surpassing the AI vote by several million. This year promises to have an even higher turnout!

Beth

garnett109 said...

I'd rather be fishing then watching AI

shrbrisc said...

lol I loved the jokes and I hope you enjoy your weekend
hugs
Sherry

lsfp1960 said...

I knew David Cook would win...especially when I heard the about the number of times people were voting for him. Some spent hours on the phone & on their cell phones casting votes.  David Arculeta was good but he's still young and I'm sure he'll have a career singing.  All of the final 12 will no doubt do well, whether it will be on cruise ships, as back up singers or whatever.  I was touched by David Cooks emotion after the announcement...he actully was in tears.  I'm sure he's a great kid.   Linda in WA  

ma24179 said...

American Idol, I know nothing about. I am one of the rare Americans who don't watch it and really don't care to. As far as voting in the next election, my card is in my wallet.... The jokes are to cute. My mom would like the one about the remote control for my daddy. HEHE. Have a great day. -Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF

rdautumnsage said...

I haven't had much interest in AI for a few seasons now. It seems to have lost something in the long running...Sounds like you have a delighful easy going evening. (Hugs) Indigo

bamawmn46 said...

Hi Jimmy!
Yes I'm behind, but not like the guy in your cartoon!! <grin>

I have only watched AI a couple times this season, but I have heard Paula endorsing him at times and am not surprised Cook won. Fixed? perhaps... who really knows?

Nicole must have really worn you out on your Tuesday night outting! I know you two must have had a lot of fun!

Jackie

mpnaz58 said...

You and Emilio always get into trouble, and don't forget that other guy...Mr. Walker...get the 3 of you together, and watch out!
xoxo ~Myra