Entries from May 2007 ↓

[Comment] Re: American Idol : This Is My Now Lyrics

actually blake was the true american idol
but everyone was just blind and deaf

the end….

[Comment] Re: American Idol : Lyrics to Home, by Chris Daughtry

peice of work

[Comment] Re: American Idol : This Is My Now Lyrics

The name is Jordin and not Jordan..

[BlogEntry] Video : Buddhist Mandala Destroyed by Small Child

Update: Hooray, I'm famous – BoingBoing.net used my link :). Well, acknowledged that I pointed out the video link. Close enough :).

When I first heard about this in passing I didn't think much of it. I didn't realize that there is video. This is the incident you may have heard of where a small boy climbed under the ropes in a Kansas train station and danced all over a Buddhist sand mandala that they had been working on for days. The video shows the entire event, and I have to admit that I did look at the progress bar to see when it would mercifully be over.

Perhaps the most annoying part is not the child – I mean, come on, he's maybe 2 years old? — it's the mother. Not only does she leave the child completely out of her site for close to 2 minutes (in a train station?!), but when she finally comes to collect him, she never even stops to look at the damage he's caused, and makes no effort to make amends or even to acknowledge fault. She just walks away. Not sure whether to call her a bad mother or just a bad person in general.

Wherever you are, lady, I hope you get reincarnated as a centipede. And I stole that joke from NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me.

The best part of the story, of course, is the quote from the monks who simply said, "No problem" and started over.

[Comment] Re: American Idol : Lyrics to Home, by Chris Daughtry

this song was definitely one of the greatest songs ive ever heard in my etire life…this just makes me cry whenever it is played…so touching

[BlogEntry] On The Lot : I lasted about 30 seconds

I wouldn't even have tried this show if not for the fact that nothing else was on. This is the one that's about a bunch of amateur film makers (wasn't there something called Project Greenlight or something that was the exact same thing)?

Let me save you the trouble. It is an exact, and I'm talking word for word, clone of American Idol. Right down to the host saying things like "Random guy, your film was Replicate Me. The judges said this good thing, that, and the other thing. But did America agree? America voted, and….awkward pause….way too long pause…..they replicated what the judges said, you are safe. We'll see you next week."

I'm not joking. That is a transcription. The horribly long pauses for no reason, the recap of what the judges said, the punny reference to something personalized about each contestant. At one point she even did the "You'll find out….after the break" thing.

With something like 15 contestants to go through, it was just too painful to handle. I gave up.

[Comment] Re: American Idol : This Is My Now Lyrics

she deserve to win because she is THE AMERICAN IDOL

[BlogEntry] Buddha : The Movie

I just read a movie about the life of Buddha will be coming out in 2008. Apparently the Dalai Lama is some sort of adviser to the project which does not have any mention of Keanu Reeves or Richard Gere.

The movie will be based on the book Old Path White Clouds"" by Thich Nhat Hanh. Check out the reviews — 36 reviews, all but 2 of them 5 stars (even the other 2 are 3 and 4 stars, respectively). I've not yet read the book, but it seems that people like it.

In the "the universe has a sense of humor" department, I notice that the guy who wrote the screen play for this movie is David S. Ward. IMDB tells me that the last movie this guy wrote was called "Lucifer". Nice.

[Comment] Re: American Idol : This Is My Now Lyrics

It's breathing. If you listen closely you can hear a "r" sound. As for the "missing" verse that everyone was talking about American Idol seems to cut a lot of songs short because of time restraints, but the recorded version does have it, so everyone is right.

[Comment] Re: American Idol : This Is My Now Lyrics

a gr8 song…………love the meaning ……………….n JORDIN is THE BEST TEENAGE IDOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n the song was just for Her ………..SHE MADE THE MOST OF IT …n proved to simon that SHES AMAZING………..A job WELLDONE JORDIN!!!!