Monday, 8 August 2016

Arab Idols

I  finished the usual tedious chores, I don't watch TV often, if anything it's documentaries on my tablet or maybe the news if there is a burning issue, but since there is always a burning issue in the Arab world, so I make it a point to watch the news over and above, my Twitter feed, which at times looks apocalyptic.

But this evening, I wanted to watch Arab Idol. You know Arab Idol ? A copy paste of American Idol, except it's in Arabic.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (barf) and Pepsi Cola were sponsoring at some point.

Anyways, I like watching Arab Idol because I love music, good voices and talent...I think unconsciously I try to gulp down as much music as I can because there is a fear lurking at the back of my mind that one day maybe that too is going to be forbidden.

And while watching, I can't quietly watch, I must make remarks, comments, usually snide ones, sarcastic ones, not very nice I know, but hey they are on center stage not me plus who gives a shit they don't hear me, it's nothing personal...or is it ?

I am particularly hard on the "jury", not so much the contestants because that's their chance in life, they are beginners, with high hopes, but the Jury I can't stand.

Two Lebanese, one very moronic, more moronic than the from the Gulf, who believes she is the reincarnation of Queen of Sheba, and another Egyptian who can't tell his ass from a hole in the ground.

Anyways for me it's entertaining bashing these Jury idols ; the way they look, the way they speak, their pretense, their nonsensical sentences, their plastic surgery, their horror makeup, their crocodile tears, their egomania and their stardom based on pure garbage.

In that sense these Idols, are no different from other Idols in other countries's all the same statues...copy paste...erected and crowned by Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pepsi Cola.