Over the weekend we had a belated birthday cookout for my Parents. Yes, I meant both parents. They were born on the same day, month and year; my Mom is a few hours older than my Dad. Soul mates for sure.
While enjoying our dinner the topic turned to American Idol. I have admitted on this site that the show has lost my interest but I do still DVR it and fast forward through most of it. I am familiar with the contestants and do not really have an allegiance to any one in particular.
Both my B-I-Ls made a rather odd statement about the show this year that I thought I’d share here. B-I-L 2 stated that he was glad Carly was gone because she wasn’t American. B-I-L 1 stated that he felt the exact same way when the Australian contestant was eliminated. I was a little shocked by both their statements as every one of us around the table have an ethnic heritage.
Wicked: (question to B-I-L 1) Just where exactly are you from?
BIL 1: Millersville!
Wicked: Try again.
BIL 1: Oh, okay...PA.
Wicked: Your roots are?
BIL 1: Italian.
BIL 2: I know what you mean, every single contestant is from some where else. Couldn’t they find Americans?
Wicked: Um guys, unless Simon Cowell goes up to the Native American Reservations and searches for contestants from there, the show is representative of America. The melting pot. The reason your ancestors and my parents came to this country. Land of opportunity, etc.
I have never cleared a room so fast in my life. I will have to use this tool again, soon.