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Cow Appreciation Day 2013

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The Big Brother Racists

I haven’t really talked about “Big Brother” this year, mostly because I’ve been bored by it. There was no one I liked, no one I wanted to root for. They even included Rachel’s sister in the cast this season. One would think, as a Rachel fan, I’d be excited, but no. Please take this the wrong way, but her sister, Elissa, is just Rachel with all the charisma and sexiness removed. And her personality consists of just her being Rachel’s sister. Yawn.

There is even a new twist with the eviction process, an added candidate, but none of it was really enough to catch my attention. It really comes down to cast. Cast someone I’ll want to like, not a bunch of bland rejects from “90120” auditions. No one here clicked for me.

Then something happened, something both exciting, and fully explaining why I didn’t like anyone. There wasn’t anyone to like, except for a couple racists, whom are just built for the audience to hate. Trouble is, we haven’t been privy to their hate until just recently. Now CBS has opened the doors to reveal these imbeciles to the world.

Houseguests Aaryn, and to a lesser extent, Ginamarie, have been showing their ‘true colors’ as they have made serious anti-Asian, anti-black, and anti-gay remarks about their fellow houseguests. Really? A twenty-two year old with views like this? I am shocked in this day and age. Are there really monsters like this still walking around in America? Thank the gods she has lost her job while in the house. At least someone is clear thinking.

Now I have a reason to watch “Big Brother” this season, and someone very specific to root against, boo, hiss, and wish misfortunes upon. Don’t cry, Aaryn, maybe the neo-Nazis are looking for a new cover girl…

I cannot wait for Aaryn’s exit interview …with Julie…

Paula Deen – Put a Fork in Her

The New American Idol

There’s a whole new game going on at Fox’s “American Idol” this season, specifically in the way of three new judges. Randy Jackson stays on as the only remaining original judge, but he is joined by country singer Keith Urban, hip hop media superstar Nicki Minaj, and the legendary Mariah Carey. The problem is, as I and others have talked about here and there, indications are that the newbies get along like gasoline and fire.

“American Idol” premiered with its twelfth season last week with two two-hour episodes featuring contestant auditions. Audition week is the best part of the show, it’s also the most watched and talked about, mostly because its s freak show. Not as much as it used to be sadly. Like hockey and lacrosse have been neutered by having the fighting taken away, we now have less freaks on “Idol.” I suspect the ratings have suffered as well.

But of course that’s not the freak show most of America has tuned in for this season.

Before the premiere, the powers that be have been wisely playing up the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey feud. Controversy breeds popularity. We all knew Nicki was crazy, I mean it’s a fact. Bitch cra-zay. But I think we, America as a whole, had forgotten the lunacy level of Mariah because that is a whole different planet of crazy. I think when we get to the live shows, Fox should just douse them both in gasoline as a preemptive strike because this is going to be bad, very bad.

The funny part is that Mariah comes off as a real bitch, to my mind at least. She acts superior and too good for the show more often than not. Nicki is actually pretty entertaining in a crazy way. In the four hours I watched last week, she won me over. I was disappointed to see Steven Tyler go, even more so to see Simon Cowell go a few seasons before, but I am digging Nicki, and I wasn’t that big a fan before this. I love it when she does the fake British accent and Mariah winces. And hey, Nicki namedropped Kate Bush on prime time American network television, so I’m on her side.

Keith Urban is interesting. I was surprised to find out he was a New Zealander. I don’t really think he adds all that much however. The poor guy has to sit between Mariah and Nicki, and quite honestly, as far as his judging skills go, he’s the male equivalent of Paula Abdul. I keep waiting for him to say “Nice shirt.” to a contestant.

I also feel bad for Randy holding this all together. I wonder if he might snap before Nicki and Mariah kill each other. I have noticed that he seems to have turned his filter off. If somebody is awful, he tells them right away a la Simon Cowell.

Well, I’ve been here with “American Idol” for eleven seasons, and I think, because of Nicki Minaj, believe it or not, I will hang on a bit for season twelve. Let’s see what happens.

French Fry Diary 395: Chick-fil-A and Choice