When you’re stuck in the house for the better part of a week due to the wrath of an historical snow storm it comes in handy to have a
unhealthy relationship with technology.
Because then you have the Internet to take your mind off of the fact that you have a splitting, record breaking headache to go along with being trapped inside for a record number of days with three noisy boys and one
snow shoveling obsessed husband thanks to the record-breaking snowfall of the century.
You’ll have to forgive me if I’ve been less than my sunny, cheerful self.
I’m having a record-breaking week. And it’s exhausting (and messy, and cold, and wet, and annoying).
But, it’s good to know that I’m not the only person who is starting to show signs of an impending psychological event*…
I’m thinking that Mr. Kosek’s pre-record-breaking-snownomenon personality was a little bit sketchy, but still, good example of what happens When Mother Nature Attacks (could totally be one of those Fox shows).
In an effort to get my snowsessed mind on something else though, I also spent countless hours this week watching TV, something I used to do on a semiprofessional basis (watching TV for hours per week was definitely one of my most important pre-#3 hobbies).
Sadly**, pretty much everyone on American Idol can sing at this point so I don’t have any funny so-you-think-you-can-sing-leave-it-to-Simon-to-tell-you-you-can’t videos to share with you this week.
Thanks to the Idol hopefuls and their inability to pick a song that won’t make them look like a bunch of blubbering idiots, you can laugh along while they
mumble sing Gwen Stephanie’s Escape…
The funniest thing about this whole deal is that each of them actually thought they’d be able to sing this without screwing it up.
Why would you assume that a song most of us have trouble with in the privacy of our own bathrooms would be the perfect showcase of your singing abilities in the most important (and stressful, and nerve wrecking, and publicized) audition of your life?
Because they who began as are over confident fools have grown egos that have been grossly inflated by being selected to participate in the most influential singing show of all time, you say?
The most surprising thing is that so many of them lead the same delusion-filled life (like 3 groups picked the same impossible song).
I’m not privy to any obscure Idol statistics or anything, but I’d venture to say this song is up there close to breaking the record for song-most-likely-to-be-picked-that-you-have-little-chance-of-being-able-to-sing-correctly.***
Probably somewhere right behind The Star Spangled Banner, ‘cause for whatever reason, people just can’t seem to EVER get the words to that song right either.
Tip to all of the RanDumb American Idol hopefuls of the future: pick a song a toddler can sing.
Like Halo (don’t watch unless you agree to ignore any elements of my voice you may hear in the background of the video, it’s about the 2 year old baby-boy-Beyonce, not me)…
Please forgive the poor recording, he freaks out if he detects that he is actually being filmed so I have to get all Candid Camera on him.
And finally, from a show I enjoyed watching over the
unsolicited, unappreciated, totally uncalled for “break”, a man who has something to share with fathers/husbands everywhere that could help save them from making a RanDumb mistake that could quickly and easily lead to their death…
Jim Breur’s Comedy Central Special in which he speaks on Why Mother’s Need Their Sleep.
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*Nice way to say you are losing your effing mind!
**I say sadly because I fully enjoy watching the deluded, tone deaf citizens of America as they are ripped to shreds by my most all time favorite British person. It makes me smile inside.
***I love RanDumb, obscure statistics like the ones they always come up with at sporting events: “Hey, Charles, did you know that this player is the first to ever score a three point shot while wearing white shoes with black stripes and being a left handed shooter with 3 seconds left on the hot clock?”