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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Things I Don't Get : David Archuleta


What? He’s like Rick Astley, but without all the charm.


David lip-licking-deacon-shuffling bores me.

40 comments:

Sherry said...

I think he's adorable, and I think he has a great voice.

The thing that bothers me, though, is that American Idol is not, has never been, and never will be about talent. If David Archuleta never again has a good performance, he can still win because approximately 4.5 gazillion girls aged 12-16 who adore him and will vote for them as often as possible every week from here on it.

Hopefully the die-hard country fans will not do the same for Kristy Lee Cook, who makes me frown.

Fig said...

I don't know what it is for the gazillion girls, but for me it's the sparkly eyes and the sweet smile. Wait, maybe that's what it is for them too.

He's not the best performer, or my favorite, by a long shot . . . but he looks innocent and sweet and I can't help liking him.

b. said...

Have you heard the Jonas Brothers????

They suck!!

It's all about demographics.

David Archie's cute, but I don't think he'll win.

ps. He did NOT lick his lips once last night!

~j. said...

Somebody get that kid an inhaler.

sue-donym said...

Blasphemy! I think he is adorable. Although I do agree with Sherry, it will be a shame if he wins just cuz 10 milion screaming girls vote for him.


~j, you make me laugh!

Azúcar said...

Oh, the kid can sing, I just don't get him. Did anyone nearly drop dead from shock when he didn’t sing Richard Marx's Right Here Waiting for You last night?

Azúcar said...

p.s. did anyone else think that Kristy's manipulative performance was a calculated, but desperate attempt at staying in the competition?

TOWR said...

Ahhhh I used to love Rick Astley.

Together foreeever and eeeever to paaaaasss together foreeever we twooooo... And don't you know IIIIII would moooove heaaaven and earth to be togeeether foreever wiiith youuuuuu.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Kalli Ko said...

I personally am loving the theme posts.

the only part of American Idol I like watching is the beginning auditions when the social misfits come out to play. Now that's entertainment.

kristenlibrarian said...

I don't like David OR Kristy Lee. Kristy Lee has the personality of a paperclip. And not the Microsoft that tries to help you write a letter...

Fig said...

To Azucar's P.S. question:

Yes. Appears to have worked.

Pedaling said...

i love archuleta- he has a great voice- though i do get your point about his lip licking deacon shuffling-
your blog is very funny and i am loving your posts.
i found you through google reader recommendations!
i will add you to my reader list, for sure.

wendysue said...

Come on Azu, he has that sweet special something, that light in his eyes, that something "peculiar" that you don't see in kids these days, that "we have been born as Nephi of old" thing. .

and I'm totally over it.

However, I will take some more of that David Cook, LOVED his Billy Jean last night.

b. said...

I just realized that by comparing the Jonas Bros. and David Arch, I'm implying he can't sing. That's not what I meant. He CAN sing. I just don't think he's the next AI.

April said...

Once my mom discovers someone's nervous habit, she will point it out over and over and over again. So yes, we've noticed the lip-licking.

And Kristy Lee *totally* was manipulating the lower IQ'd and patriots.

Oh, David Cook, the things you do to my lady bits when you sing.

kiki said...

BUT HE'S SO CUTE! I want to hug him to death!

Hells, yeah, KLC's song was calculated! Simon said it right: it was the smartest song choice ever made!

P.S. I HATE Ramiele!!! HATE! DIE! And by "die", I mean "go home" and also "you are dead to me".

kiki said...

Yeah...David Cook makes my lady bits leave my body to go throw up.

Lois said...

I'm so lost. I don't watch "American Idol." I have no idea, but I do enjoy the comments!!!

Queen Scarlett said...

He's so cute I want to squeeze his head off and hang it around my neck.

Oh...and maybe it's total sentimentality...but I loved We are the Champions and... Total Eclipse of the Heart... now you may start throwing rocks at me.

citymama1 said...

I have no comment. I usually watch "The Biggest Loser" instead. But I went to Israel with Brook something-or-the-other's husband.

But that picture of David did make me think of my younger brother. Short, cute, corny, with a good voice.

Chief Momma said...

Azucar....that Rick Astley video just made my day. I think I'll watch it again.

compulsive writer said...

Dislcaimer: I don't watch AI. Except for the highlights on youtube.

That said, I think you have to hand to any nice high school kid from the west who can actually make Simon fall all over himself.

I'm just sayin.'

compulsive writer said...

Dislcaimer: I don't watch AI. Except for the highlights on youtube.

That said, I think you have to hand to any nice high school kid from the west who can actually make Simon fall all over himself.

I'm just sayin.'

compulsive writer said...

Wait. Didn't I already say that?

Azúcar said...

It bears repeating.

b. said...

I felt like a damn ol' lady watching last night.


I like when you post about AI. Three comments? Huh...

Azúcar said...

B, "ps. He did NOT lick his lips once last night!"

HE DID SO, HE DID SO, I saw it on the clip.

b. said...

I know.....apparently, I missed it.


comment count: 4

Justine said...

That little kid is cute, but I'm really hoping he gets booted soon. He's only 17 years old, for pete's sake! Hollywood would eat him whole and spit him out a shell of the cute lil' thing he is now.

Ah Britty said...

Wow, am I the only one who agrees with you Azucar? Amen! Brandon and I especially love how he says, "Thank you...thank you so much" like every two seconds. Sure, he's cute, and he can sing, but it's definitely not my style and I do not think he'll sell that many records if he does win. Then again, most of the past winners had that same fate.

Anonymous said...

I think you don't like him because he is optimistic, humble, and sweet (or maybe it's the Mormon thing--who knows.)

Not liking someone just because of their religion is just as dumb as ONLY liking someone because of their religion.

And even worse, it is just as dumb as discriminating (or choosing to back someone) based on race or religion...or even (GASP!) sex.

Oh, and by the way your "sisterhood of women" who should only vote for Hilary is ridiculous.

Your blog reminds me of a quote "I'm different just like everyone else."

Keep trying Azucar, keep trying.

Azúcar said...

I AM Mormon. Hard to discriminate on someone based on their religion if, you know, it's your religion too.

I think he's a boring performer, that's all.

Boring performances transcend religion, space, and time.

Also, my Hillary post was written two years ago, far before she entered the race. I didn't call on women to vote for her based on a sisterhood, but I did think, and do think, that women in general should stop tearing each other down--that's the "sisterhood" to which I refer.

I never said I was voting for Hillary.

Guess what? I'm not making up my mind based on either religion or gender, and I'd hope that others do the same.

Maybe you should try again?

Laura said...

First of all...AMEN to the last comment you left on here.

Secondly, Kristy Lee Cook's patriotism was all about how low her blouse was...no one cared about what song she sang. I'll bet she pulls the boobie card again this week as well.

And lastly, David is just plain cute...the kind of boy I'd most likely let my daughters go out with.

Likely said...

I love brooke white, and not because she's mormon. I love folksy 70's stuff and i feel like she's the first one to ever hit that style. I'd love her to do some carpenters, joni mitchell, or fleetwood.

David has a great voice but is a bit too predictable??? simon's theme park comment
was pretty dead on this last week.

I'd probably buy his c-mas cd.

Anonymous said...

Quoting YOUR own words:

'but I did think, and do think, that women in general should stop tearing each other down--that's the "sisterhood" to which I refer.'

Re-read 1/3 of your posts and maybe you'll see how hypocritical that sounds. You've built a blog around being condescending to other women.

We all have our own "History Degrees" to slap in each others' faces. You're just only one of the few who relishes in it.

So, I say to you: 'Do your thing Azucar.' Because I guess I don't "get" the people who read this and actually think that it is interesting. I know that I won't be back to see if it gets any better.

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Azúcar said...

Dude, Anon, you take me way, way, way too seriously.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous,

Reading your posts is painful. The volume of contradictions in your posts is staggering. I teach high school kids math, and those hormone-filled children make more sense than you.

Let's begin:

"I think you don't like him because he is optimistic, humble, and sweet (or maybe it's the Mormon thing--who knows.)"

You're deciding a person doesn't enjoy the musical performance of a performer based on properties that you perceive in the performer. Welcome to subjectivity. You think he's optimistic, humble, and sweet. I think he's a youngster with no talent that is going to die in an alley the first time he's in a city with more than 50 people. We both don't know anything about him; however, I don't run my mouth about things that I don't know.


"Not liking someone just because of their religion is just as dumb as ONLY liking someone because of their religion."

Shot in the dark that explodes in your face. Make sure you turn on the bathroom light at 3am because this kind of statement makes me believe you'd miss the seat and take a dump on the floor. Why make a blind statement? It just makes you seem less creditable, which is kind of astounding as posting anonymously already has debased you.


"Oh, and by the way your "sisterhood of women" who should only vote for Hilary is ridiculous."

This is a rather boring statement on your part. Compare Azucar's post with your own post on voting. Contrast and make a point instead of just making a blank statement. Again, your message makes you look uninformed and inarticulate.


"Your blog reminds me of a quote "I'm different just like everyone else.""

And your post reminds me of a quote "my head is filled with feces just like every other internet troll".


"'but I did think, and do think, that women in general should stop tearing each other down--that's the "sisterhood" to which I refer.'"

I'm male. If you think the insane people on this planet called women are ever going to stop competing with one another, you must be insane .. or a woman. Either way, just stick to the possible. Or at least pick something impossible that would be cool, like you making a friend or dating.


"Re-read 1/3 of your posts and maybe you'll see how hypocritical that sounds. You've built a blog around being condescending to other women."

1/3 of the posts? Which ones? What parts? Was that number just pulled out of your ass or did you have a legitimate point to prove? Wait, I know the answer to that one; instead I query: did you cause any harm to your face while pulling the number out of your ass when it scraped by your head? (Psst, I'm saying your head is in your ass. I wouldn't point this out but your reading comprehension skills are low and I'd like to help you understand. I'll post a link to a picture if this is still too confusing).


"We all have our own "History Degrees" to slap in each others' faces. You're just only one of the few who relishes in it."

What person in their right mind would toss around a history degree? "Hi, I totally know what to do if Rome builds a new empire and like, there's no technology anymore...?" Azucar has a cute little piece of paper that says she went to college for a while and wrote some papers. No one can be intimidated by a history degree except a fool.


"So, I say to you: 'Do your thing Azucar.' Because I guess I don't "get" the people who read this and actually think that it is interesting. I know that I won't be back to see if it gets any better."

Now this is just bad trolling. I so don't care that I post that I don't care. Shit almighty, come to a high school and learn how to be emo properly. The whole "I'm not listening, I can't hear you" thing is just so 9th grade.


That's how you troll someone. You personally attack their failures and contradictions. Stop giving anonymous trolls a bad name.

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